My love of food covers all the bases. I love growing it. Talking about it. Shopping for it. Preparing it. And of course, eating it. I think part of the intensity of my experience as an adult stems from a childhood of eating mostly processed and fast foods. I clearly recall asking my mother if we could have a ‘real meal’ with a vegetable.
I have always been passionate about health and have tried numerous ways of eating, including low-fat, low-carb and vegetarian. Even though I may have looked healthy to others, I didn’t have much energy, had ten pounds to lose, and suffered from various ailments. I was diagnosed with food sensitivities and went on a strict elimination diet, specifically avoiding gluten. After one year on this plan, it was incredibly frustrating to have a theoretically healthy diet and still not feel well. I realized something bigger had to change.
Through further investigation, I decided to try the Paleolithic approach which means eating lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. In a few short weeks, I found that my body composition improved, as well as my general wellness. All of the physical symptoms that held me back before had disappeared.
My goal is to help educate and support clients through the process of healing their bodies so that they can look and feel their best. Choosing to eat well doesn’t have to be austere, drab and confining— it can be fun, exciting and fulfilling.
You can also find my Paleo-oriented writing on Dr. Cordain’s The Paleo Diet where I am a member of The Paleo Diet Team. I have also contributed to Discovery Communications Parenting blog, TLC Parentables.