Growing up I was overweight and ate a diet made up of convenient, processed foods. Then, when I was 16 years old, I had a tonsillectomy that resulted in weight loss. Seeing that I actually had muscle beneath my fat was enough to inspire me to abandon the unhealthy habits I had learned — I started exercising regularly, preparing nutritious meals and moving toward a holistic way of living.
As happy as I was about my new way of life, I was even more ecstatic when I learned I could make a career out of helping others do the same.
Growing up, I frequently found myself eating convenient junk food, and rarely thought twice about it. I thought my stomach pains and digestive issues were normal. It wasn’t until I found myself in a healthy environment, surrounded by people making healthy decisions, that I began questioning the lifestyle choices I was making. I quickly became very interested in how I was treating my body, and most of all, how the food I was eating made me feel. In fact, I became so passionate about it, I changed my career path.