I grew up in Lansing, Michigan and for those of you who know anything about the Midwest, I'm sure you can vouch for Pillsbury, ranch and Chef Boyardee serving as dietary staples.
Honestly though, there's much to be said for geographic and regional differences in diet.
Michigan is cold nearly half the year, there's a legitimate reason Michiganders are BIG on comfort food. It wasn't until I moved out of Michigan that I realized all the comfort food I was accustomed to eating was actually doing me really dirty. It was time for a serious dietary makeover!
How I went from housing Little Debbie Zebra Cakes to helping 100's battle their sugar addiction...
One that began with LOTS of questions...
Are carbs making me fat?
Is fat truly the culprit?
What about sugar?
Is organic produce safer than conventionally grown?
Why should I support local farmers?
What are GMO's?
What's with trans fat?
What's the deal with gluten?
When did the simple act of feeding ourselves become SO complicated?
It was a rough start.
Frustrated and confused by all the contradictory dietary information out there, I took matters into my own hands and began investigating my individual dietary needs.
I experimented with paleo, ventured into veganism and dabbled in aryurvedic. It seemed, no matter which dietary agenda I subscribed to, I still battled ferocious sugar cravings prompted by serious binge-sessions. That is, until I discovered the ketogenic diet. To me, keto is much more than a diet— it's a way of life. Keto provides me with the framework necessary to fuel my body effectively and efficiently. And I've found, when my body is fueled appropriately cravings become 100% more manageable. "Going keto" has reconditioned my palate to enjoy the taste of unadulterated, wholesome food— essentially allowing me to shift my focus from denial and depravation to breaking habitual cycles, supplementing with healthy alternatives and allowing occasional indulgences.
Essentially, I've spent years
weeding through dietary theory and nutritional understanding so that you don't have to.
I've since helped 100's just like you, break their addiction to sugar and help free themselves from dietary purgatory.
Armed with a degree in Nutritional Anthropology and a Holistic Health Coach certification from the Integrative Institute of Nutrition, I'm on a mission to spread the good word of eating with awareness and living life empowered.