I spent my entire life believing that ‘dieting’ was just how women were supposed to eat. I believed that food was just calories and it was meant to be controlled.
A few years back, when I was working as an analyst in corporate finance, that it finally caught up with me. I was trying to be the successful career woman who had it all together, but inside I felt like a total mess. The restrictive cycles had started to exhaust me and I found myself starting all over again each Monday. I didn’t look and feel my best, it was taking energy out of all the other areas of my life and was totally consuming my thoughts.
All I wanted to do was be in control, but the more I controlled the more out of control I felt.
But in my effort to learn about food (to control it even more) I actually started to discover how amazing the right foods made me feel. As a woman who has struggled her whole life with anxiety, poor sleep, and a total inability to stay sane if I went more than 3 hours without eating, getting my nutrition game on track was a total light-bulb moment. Feeling like I was in the driver’s seat of my health for the first time, I began studying and learning as much as I could. Armed with all this new-found knowledge, I assumed healthy eating would just come effortlessly now, and I could navigate a health-filled life with ease, no matter what life threw at me.
But fast-forward to another corporate gig and a culinary nutrition certification later, even though I was armed with all the information I needed, I was still wasting so much energy stressing over food.
It's not until I started relaxing around the rules and playing around in the kitchen, just having fun experimenting with “health-ified” versions of my favourite meals, that I had my big a-ha moment: I could start working with my body instead of against it. I realized that it wasn’t as much about finding the right plan -- it was about changing my mindset around my relationship with food and my body.
I discovered that eating could be EFFORTLESS.
Now I help other driven women ditch the diet mentality and food stress through nutrition and mindset coaching so they can look and feel their best -- without the struggle.
ARE YOU READY TO DITCH THE DIET MENTALITY AND MAKE EATING EFFORTLESS ONCE AND FOR ALL?
The Nitty Gritty
Culinary Nutrition Expert (CNE) - Academy of Culinary Nutrition, 2013
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm, Fin) - University of Alberta, 2012
5 years experience mentoring nutrition clients one-on-one
Contributed original recipes to several online and print publications
Given workshops and nutrition seminars for everything from groups of 5 to over 130 people
Created dozens of custom menus for private chef clients, tailored to unique dietary restrictions
Provided menus, workshops, and nutrition consultations to yoga retreats in Canada and Europe
3 years experience as a corporate trainer, developing coaching programs and facilitating training for hundreds of staff members
Most importantly? I know what you're going through - And I'm here to help.