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I am a registered dietitian, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and a Life/Weight Coach. I first learned about plant based medicine 19 years ago during my practicum at the Pritikin Longevity Center and have been passionate about the role food has in our health ever since, though I haven’t always been as spot on with my nutrition as I am today.
I can remember as a mom of young kids feeling mom-like and not in a good way. I was bursting out of my jeans. But worse than that, I felt too big for my skin. One day I noticed that my seatbelt was cutting into my stomach. That was a first. I remember thinking I’m a dietitian, I know better. I felt ashamed because I was preaching healthy eating, but I wasn’t always eating healthy. I was on the “one is never enough” plan and it showed on my body. I remember the phone call from my doctor’s office–bad labs. I thought, what am I doing? I know better. Then the shame fell away and I had a new feeling, conviction. I decided I was going to take care of myself and I started following my E.A.S.E. plan (which now I share with my clients).
E: eat greens
A: add fiber and color
S: subtract processed foods
E: exercise your mind and body
I felt healthier. No longer exhausted. I didn’t shove my words down with food anymore. I said what I was thinking instead of snacking. Now I weigh 102 lbs. My weight has stayed the same for over 10 years. Jeans slide on with no effort (except those double zeros!). I no longer fear the seatbelt. Now I help others do the same.