In nutrition I found my passion…
Nutrition has been my passion, since I had been a teenager, when I invested my pocket-money to buy health magazines instead of what was usual for teenagers at that time. Nourishing my body, staying fit and active has always been important to me and further below in the story I will explain why that was too.
It is only after my first pregnancy in 2003, when I was 30 years old, that I put on just over 1 Stone in weight (8kg) when I, for the first time in my life, really stopped feeling and looking my usual self with full vibrancy and energy. While that is not a lot of weight, despite the fact that nothing fit me any more, it was my energy that bothered me the most – my energy was so low that I dreamt of going back to bed the moment I woke up each morning!
Despite not feeling great, I genuinely thought I was healthy and could not understand why I could not shift excess weight. I have never dieted before and did not know where to start or how to lose the weight I gained. I am glad I was open to seek help and it was not until I was introduced to our nutritional program that was personalised for me and until I started getting consistently good nutrition that I started losing my pregnancy weight. I learnt how to balance my blood sugar levels, what to eat and when, what foods to avoid, how much protein to have and when and how to balance plant with animal sources, how important body composition is versus just weight itself, how to get all my vitamins & minerals, etc.
Immediately, in the first few days, my energy went through the roof, I stopped having naps in the afternoon and gained so much extra time in a day. Happy days indeed!
Over a decade on and even after having my second child, weight is no longer an issue and, now in my mid 40s, I am fit & strong and happier with my body than when I was in my 20s. More importantly, I have all the energy I need to keep up with the demands of my family life and business. I am well-known for my energy and enthusiasm and I know it is linked with body getting the right fuel as well as having a positive outlook at life. Those two go together and one can hardly exist without the other. Healthy mind in a healthy body.
17 lbs is not a lot of weight to lose, but it has always been more about how I felt and that was a true change for me. Making the right food choices that nourish my body, in return, gave me the feeling of vitality and energy. Weight loss and shape were secondary, but also very welcome outcomes, at the same time. Nutrition has always been my passion as I understood from early on, as a teenager, that we are what we eat; now with healthy, balanced nutrition, quality supplementation, exercise, good hydration and healthy levels of sleep – I am totally in control of not only my weight, but also my health. I have more energy than ever before.
With this knowledge and our solutions I am able to help anyone whether they want to lose weight or improve their energy levels and add more nutrition and balance into their diet! I have helped many achieve it.Here are some success stories from a few of my clients…
My Mum & Dad – My Inspiration
My parents have been my inspiration throughout my life, each of them for different reasons…
My father died when I was 19 from lung cancer and I grew up feeling that he is destroying his life with cigarettes and an unhealthy life in general. My mother, on the other hand, whilst having gone through breast cancer treatment herself, has always been very aware of the power of nutrition, has always taken care of her health… She made nutritious concoctions using plants and herbs, sought after ancient health recipes, even drank raw quail eggs daily to recover after her breast cancer treatment (I only discovered as an adult that they are full of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fats), amongst other things. I am talking Bosnia & Herzegovina, in 1970s… Not modern Britain… 🙂
My mother was a woman well ahead of her time, she has never finished school further than high school, but knew the relationship between our health and how well we feed our bodies. As of 2018, she is 78 years old and is looking amazing for her age. She remains my inspiration and a validation that nutrition and health matter and she is and has always been my biggest supporter in the message of health I wish to bring to the world.
My wish is to inspire as many as I can to live healthier lifestyles!
My gift to you is this Online Wellness Evaluation that can help you see how healthy you are, how balanced your current diet is and what you need to do to improve your health and reach your wellness goals. If you are prepared to work with a health coach, it would be my honour to work with you and contribute to your wellness journey.
Thank you for reading about my wellness journey and I look forward to hearing from you.