Most of my life I have had a focus on health. That's why many of the people I know consider me to be a "health nut." Although that term often comes across as a negative, it's really a positive.
Since I am a highly sensitive person, food has affected me deeply my whole life. So if I ate that sugary cookie, I would have heart skips and a jittery feeling. When I drank that cup of coffee, my heart would be pounding and I couldn't sit still - for hours.
Besides all the immediate feedback that my body gives me, I have also had insidious weight gain. It has creeped on over the years - besides the years when I had children where it came on rather quickly and was not so easy to lose afterwards.
With all my work on health, I have not been able to figure out how to be my right-sized body and feel satiated. The Standard American Diet, or SAD as it is referred to in many health circles, does not work for me. I put on weight. Even when I found elimination diets to achieve a good weight where I felt strong and sexy, I still craved - something. So I would invariably go back to the SAD again, experiencing that insidious weight gain.
Since I'm a life-long learner, the Universe introduced me to a Hay House health coach, the 21st Century Medicine Woman, in 2014, and I went along a journey to discover things I never knew about my health. I got my genetic testing done through 23andme, ran the reports through livewello, and worked with my coach on supporting my body with that information, as well as taking a positive approach. I also worked with Morley Robbins to get a Hair Test Mineral Assay (HTMA) and define my personal protocol to balance my system.
In 2017, I discovered the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, a healthy lifestyle based on some different principles. Actually I had purchased the book in 2009 after Brad Kearns came to talk about it to our local cycling team. I dusted it off the bookshelf and read it in 2017.
So I gave this lifestyle a whirl. And then I certified as a coach using these principles. I have served as a Mentor on the 21-day Challenge for over a year. And it has been an amazing journey towards a renewed health for me. So I've gone from a "health nut," to a "health advocate."
These are the principles I now apply to my life that have me feeling the best.
When you are eating the right foods for your body, moving in ways to keep you feeling your best, and supporting yourself emotionally and spiritually, you will be at a good weight for yourself.
I'll be talking about these principles in the next series of blogs so keep an eye out for them. Enjoy the journey!
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