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Registered Nurse    

Precision Nutrition Level 1

 

I love to eat! Always have and always will! I remember my first meal with my husband. We were eating tacos and he said, “Some people eat to live. I live to eat”. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the reason we are married. The reason I live, is to EAT.

So how does someone who lives to eat become a nutrition coach?  I have always considered myself to be healthy and fit. I have also always felt that I needed to lose weight…sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. I have tried low fat, low calorie, Atkins, Paleo and every diet in between. They all ended with me face first into a slice of vanilla bean cheesecake and a can of coke.

My biggest struggle with weight came after the birth of my second child. After having my daughter instead of losing weight, I began to gain weight! I decided that maybe it was time to try something different, so I reached out to a nutrition coach! It was life changing. Not only did I lose the weight I gained with my pregnancy, but I am also leaner and more confident in my own skin than I have ever been. Turns out I did not know as much about healthy eating as I thought. 

So what is SustainableSelf Nutrition? First and foremost this is not a quick fix because I have found that quick fixes tend to backfire. I am about making healthy habits lifelong.  This means it must fit your life. Good living should include things such as vegetables, fruits and lean meats, but it should also include a night out with your friends and dessert. By changing habits slowly they become second nature.

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It does take hard work, preparation, challenging yourself and changing the way you think but it should also be enjoyable. And should still taste good! That is my goal.