Growing up, I was always comforted and rewarded with food. “Eat your entire plate of food, and you’ll get dessert.” “Go to church, and we will go get donuts.” Then came time for young adulthood, metabolism slowed down, and I continued this habit by using food as my reward, comfort, and punishment. When I was sad, I overate. When I was happy, I celebrated with food. When I ate terribly at night, I would skip breakfast the following day. I watched my family members join different diet programs, drink weight loss shakes and even diet pills.
The media and diet culture didn’t help and made my thoughts, behaviors, and actions worse. I was obsessed and terrified of food at the same time. What we experience, hear, and see sticks with us. Because of this, When I first started in the nutrition industry, I was NOT practicing what I NOW preach. In fact, I was doing quite the opposite.
I finished my 5+ years of school and training, learning everything under the sun about the science behind nutritional biochemistry, anatomy, clinical nutrition, and food science. I had all the knowledge someone could possibly imagine behind nutrition. But let me tell you a secret, that isn’t enough.
With the wealth of knowledge behind me, I was STILL trying every diet to lose weight (even though science told me that WON’T work), gaining weight, binge eating at night, taking my emotions out on food, and hating my body and relationship with food. I was SO out of tune with my body. I was suppressing hunger, feelings, emotions, everything. I was so far from living my happiest, healthiest, most authentic life. Constantly “starting and stopping,” disappointed with myself and frustrated.
Can you relate to that?
I would think to myself, “How in the world am I going to open a nutrition coaching business one day if all I know how to do is educate people on what to do to but not HOW TO DO IT, love it and stick with it for good?”
Fast forward years into my career when I decided it was time to do something about my own relationship with food and my body, heal myself from the root and create real, sustainable change. I was sick of not living my happiest, purest life. I was OPEN and WILLING to do what it took. This is where my healing journey began.
I read SO many books about behavior change, emotional eating, holistic psychology, building a healthy relationship with food and your body, habit building, manifesting, gut health, and so on.
I had to dig deep, get uncomfortable, sit with myself, get to REALLY know myself. My thoughts, patterns, behaviors, limiting self beliefs. Better understand my potential, my WHY, my GOALS. I had to UNLEARN so many learned behaviors and thought patterns I adapted over the years. I had to learn how to build actionable solutions into my own lifestyle, step out of my comfort zone, find movement that brought me joy, create new routines and habits to embody.
I combined all of this behavior-based work with with my years of science-backed education/training regarding personalized nutrition, human metabolism, hormones, gut health, and functional medicine.
I took everything I learned over this 6 year journey of personal experience, education, trainings, self development and created the Wellpower Method. A constantly evolving, tried and true, proven method to transform your mental, emotional and physical health.
It has completely changed my own life and now I’m here coaching you through it.
I’ve actually “walked the walk” of what I am going to be walking through with you.
I don’t teach anything I have not personally done or believe in, myself.
It is YOUR turn to release the inner you so you can live the life you have always dreamed of.