I haven’t always been passionate about health. In fact, most of my teenage and early adulthood was spent obsessing about calories with little care for nutrients. I had a toxic and disordered relationship with food that was damaging my health and crushing my soul. I was preoccupied with what I ate and didn’t know the first thing about nutrition. I ate copious amounts of refined processed sugar and lived primarily ‘low fat’. I was sick, tired and undernourished, with thinning hair and and a dark, unhealthy voice constantly in my head.
I made a choice to talk to my then-boyfriend (now husband) about my struggles with disordered eating and it was the best choice I have ever made. Those feelings aren’t meant to be dealt with alone. Having someone I trusted and who was non-judgemental and supportive was life changing. Literally. I still didn’t know much about nutrition or wellness, but I did know that I needed to make some MEGA changes to my life and mindset. I now look back and know exactly how secretive, soul-stealing and debilitating disordered eating is, yet I also know how truly magical food and our bodies can be. Overcoming disordered eating isn’t as simple as ‘just eating more food’. Like many mental battles it goes far deeper. But it is possible to overcome disordered eating and develop a health and positive relationship with yourself and food.
That was only the start of my journey.
Just when I thought I was on top of my disordered eating I would be diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, hypothyroidism and struggle to fall pregnant. I am proud to say I didn’t fall back into old habits, but I did realise it was time for a change. A major change to the way I ate and thought about wellness. Enter the second part of my wellness journey, the part that sees me here today as a nutrition and health coach, a mum of two and a modern-day-meditator.
I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all model when it comes to health and wellness. We are all so intricately different.
What I do believe is that we all have the power and drive within us to take control of our health, heal our relationship with food, master our wellness, and quit dieting forever. All without giving up the things in life we love. We simply have to find that drive and never look back.
I’m passionate about finding your drive, your reason to feel the best YOU ever.
Her Nourished is YOUR space. It’s a space to inspire you and your relationship with food and for you to learn how to create healthy, sustainable lifestyle habits. I want you to feel proud of yourself, of your shape and appearance, of your health and your lifestyle choices. I want you to LOVE YOU.
I’m here, every step of the way, to help you!