You know that feeling of dread when you wake up in the morning and think to yourself, "Oh my God! I can't do this anymore." Well that was me, commuting to and from work every day, getting home , making dinner, cleaning up and falling into bed each night exhausted and the biggest thing to suffer was my health - both emotional and physical. Sitting in a car and in an office every day, eating terrible food on the go, I got to the point where all I felt was depressed, stressed, tired and burnt out.
This is why I'm so passionate about helping people eat healthy and be well. My approach is holistic. It's not only about what you eat, but your thoughts around food, and your lifestyle choices that negatively affect your overall well being.
Change isn't easy. It requires facing the naysayers and doubters and quieting your inner voice of doubt and fear. I KNOW what it takes to transform bad habits to wellness. If you pay attention, you'll know that your body is trying to tell you something just as mine did for me. It took a while before I finally listened. Thankfully, it was just in time before total burnout!
Now I know the signs when heading for a crash and what to do. I want to help you so that you can take the easy road to health instead of the hard road of coming back from illness. That's why I created Ditch That Diet. The program focuses on overall health with simple, easy dinner menus and recipes, 10 minute daily exercises you can do at home, 5-minute relaxation you can do anytime to lower stress levels and some fun brain reset tasks.
Through the years, as a Nutritional Therapist, I realized that there's more to gain weight than just what you eat. A major factor is what your brain TELLS you to eat. This is why I absolutely had to write "The Devil's Food Cake Made me Do It". It's a fun and informative book to help you conquer your food demons.
I'm a graduate from a culinary program, have worked as a professional cook and chef and have decades of cooking experience. I love food. I'm alarmed that food has become "the enemy" when that couldn't be further from the truth. I combine my experience and knowledge to create menus that are delicious AND good for you body and soul. It doesn't mean deprivation. It doesn't mean eating raw carrots and celery or only salads. It DOES mean eating for nutritional balance. You'd be amazed at all that you can eat guilt-free.
My greatest wish is to make sure that you don't hit rock bottom before you decide to make the changes that will lead to a happier, healthier life.