It’s hard to find pictures of me throughout the years. I’ve always struggled with my weight, yo-yoing up and down 20-45 pounds every couple years since high school. I tried reducing calories and increasing exercise, too many times, but I was always tired, grumpy, and couldn’t wait until I could get back to eating “normally”. Being obese wasn’t exactly fun either, trying to find clothes that fit, feeling tired, watching my blood sugars rise, generally being the slow, out of shape person in a group. With a family history of Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, and heart disease, I was looking for answers.
So what’s changed?
Today I am no longer obese, I’ve maintained a 30+ pound weight loss for nearly 2 years, and I’m getting healthier every day. My blood sugars are great (HbA1c 5.2) and I have steady, high energy levels. I exercise regularly because I like how good it makes me feel, not because I feel like I “really should”. I can easily run up stairs, pop out some pushups, and briskly walk for miles.
I feel healthier, happier, and more in control of my health at 48 than I did at 20.
I’ve known for years that the hormone insulin is a big player in weight gain. The carbohydrates (sugars and starches) we eat raise insulin and cause our bodies to store fat. I had tried with some success low carbohydrate diets, but always gained the weight back. I had changed HOW MUCH and WHAT I ate, at least temporarily.
Then I read Dr. Jason Fung’s book The Obesity Code, and it was life-changing!
I learned that it’s not HOW MUCH we eat, it’s WHAT and WHEN we eat that determines whether we store or burn fat.
Take control of your health, gain energy, and lose weight!
I trained at the Mayo Clinic as a wellness coach because I understand that there’s a big gap between knowing what needs to be done, and consistently doing it!
There is no “one size fits all” magic formula for losing weight and keeping it off. Changes need to be personalized, consistent, and sustainable.
If you’re ready to change, I can help!
I’m IN YOUR CORNER, encouraging, guiding, and providing accountability as you take control of your health, lose weight, and gain steady energy by changing WHAT and WHEN you eat.