I was always passionate about health and nutrition.
In my younger years, two major things happened that drove me to specialize in weight management and IBS.
I was eating terribly and not exercising. Suddenly the scale was 30 pounds higher than it is now.
Feeling desperate to get the pounds off, I tried pills, fad diets, you name it.
I ended up following a very restrictive vegan, fat free diet, combined with exercising 3 hours a day.
I lost 20 pounds and maintained it eating this way.
Following an intervention while I was studying nutrition and dietetics in college, I started eating everything that I wanted to again. This time it was a balanced approach,
incorporating fats, and additional protein and calories. I also reduced the exercise to a max of an hour a day,
Once I started to trust my body everything changed.
To my surprise, eating the right foods, eating more food, and exercising less caused me to lose weight!
I suddenly started feeling great. I had a ton of energy, focus, better sleep and I felt so much happier.
Unfortunately, many years of a strict fat free diet destroyed my gut microbiome.
In time it seemed like everything I ate bothered my stomach.
Doctors said, “Everything looks normal. It’s IBS. You’re just going to have to live with it.“
Sometimes I was afraid to eat because of possible pain. I’d have to make evening plans in advance and eat pretzels instead of dinner. If I ate a healthy dinner I’d look pregnant. I lived with the fear that I’d be battling my gut for the rest of my life.
I know what it’s like to try so hard to lose weight that it backfires, and I know the most effective and healthiest way to lose weight long term.
I’ve studied IBS and SIBO to the point that I’m more knowledgeable than MOST doctors.
I cured myself and I can do the same for you!