From an early age (12 or so) I was interested in health. I used to tear articles from magazines and file them in food and fitness categories. This doesn’t mean that I have always been healthy.
As with many girls… I was impressionable. I felt that I should look like the slim and “perfect” women the magazines. And as my food intake fluctuated, so did my weight and my confidence. What I didn’t foresee was the impact that these fluctuations were having on my digestion, hormones, and the vicious cycle of stress; hormone imbalance; weight gain and illness that I was perpetuating. I felt like I was doing everything “right” but getting bad results.
After years of working in the fitness industry I went back to study nutrition. I realized that no matter how hard or how well you were training, if you weren’t fueling your body properly you just didn’t get the performance you wanted.
I have worked with athletes from the novice to the elite. In Sydney and for the Tour de France. But what gets me really fired up? Working with mums.
Let’s be totally honest.
Women have heard multiple “rules” about how to eat for fat loss. Calories down, protein up, less carbs, more whole foods. But when it gets to the critical moment of putting something in your mouth, most mums can’t figure out what to put on their fork.
The problem is….. when you are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted you don’t look at a plate as its macro nutrient breakdown. You look at food. And you want to make it FAST.
What’s wrong with that?
9 times out of 10 I can guarantee you are sabotaging your energy and fat loss goals…and perpetuating the exhausted, frumpy, ‘feeling like crap’ that you want to get away from.
As a mum you want to provide the best for your baby and to look after your family. I get this. I also know you don’t have to do it at the expense of feeling good. At the expense of having energy to do the things you USED to love. That you still love…
If you are not looking after yourself, you cannot look after anyone else properly. Simple as that. So let’s get started.