I had a poor relationship with food and was overweight most of my life. Beginning when I was around nine years old, I was on the diet merry-go-round: Weight Watchers, low-carb, diet pills and starvation, you-name-it and I tried it. All of those "diets" worked, but none of them were sustainable: I always gained back the weight I lost, plus more. In 2015, I bought an Instant Pot and joined a couple FaceBook groups to learn how to use it and to find healthy recipes. After a short while, I realized my favorite group was dedicated to Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritatian way of eating. Nutritarians, do not eat animal products, refined carbohydrates, added oils or sugars, among other things. Before I knew it, I was reading Dr. Fuhrman's books and following a Nutritarian diet. I quickly lost 25 pounds and started reading books by other doctors and nutritionists who endorse a whole food plant based diet (WFPB). Over the course of the next year, I lost an additional 25 pounds.
My friends and family saw the new me and many asked for help adopting a WFPB diet. Seeing my friends' and family members' successes and transformations made me realize that I wanted to help as many people as possible change their lives. In addition to reading everything I could find relating to WFPB eating, I enrolled in a course of study in the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and earned a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell. I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program, and Rouxbe Cooking School's Forks Over Knives certification program. I am also a licensed instructor for PCRM's Food For Life program.
I provide a comprehensive set of services to help boost your confidence and offer support as you navigate your health and wellness challenges. I work with clients closely in order to achieve measurable results. I'd love to help you adopt a WFPB diet, but if you're looking for help with another type of diet, or other wellness areas, I can help with those too.