I was studying clinical nutrition yet feeling tired, foggy and slumpy.
Even the correct knowledge wasn't enough, I had to do something different than what I had been doing..
But it wasn't always that way... I was young, super thin and very 'free' (but not the least bit healthy), I could keep that teenage figure with Butterfingers and pizza bagels (and I smoked cigarette).
But, in 2009, the death of my sister left me rocked, depressed and gaining weight. "One day" I woke up 40lbs heavier than I last checked. Yes, a full 40lbs. My body was achy and feeling sore all the time, my body didn't recognize itself anymore and it was begging me for the chance to feel better. I couldn't believe it. I had already stopped smoking cigarettes- now it was time to change my eating and exercise habits.
But you see, since I had just gone thru a world wrecking tradgedy, I couldn't be motivated by fear. (I do believe it's very important to do a very real self assessment and recongnnize where you are and decide if you want to spend one more day in that direction.)
And that's what I decided one day. It was one day, one decision that changed the direction of my life. So, I learned how to navigate the waters of food and health. There wasn't a program out there that fit the what I needed.
So I developed one for myself, studied clinical nutrition, became a certified (power) yoga instructor, went to grad school for nutrition, became a dietitian and became a member of Institute of Functional Medicine.