My journey began four years ago. Between tubal pregnancies and miscarriages, I struggled with infertility. It was one heartbreak after another. Which ultimately sent me into a chronic depressive state, bouts of anxiety, excessive weight gain, and a substantial hormonal shift lead by infertility treatments.
After our first round of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), our wishes had finally been answered – with a confirmed pregnancy test.
Coming into my first pregnancy already overweight and having the constant fear of losing my child with even the slightest movement, I fell into a very unhealthy sedentary lifestyle.
Due to my lack of activity and eating habits (of sugar-filled chocolate treats), I developed gestational diabetes. With a fasting blood sugar of 293, I was thrown on medications and was told to watch what I ate.
Well, I didn’t, and I was induced weeks earlier than anticipated due to complications. I delivered my first son via c-section on December 6th, 2013. A healthy 7-pound 10-ounce beautiful blue-eyed baby boy.
Oops, I Did it Again…
You’d think I was crazy because a year and a half later we did the second round of IVF and after a quick pee on a stick – I was pregnant. As ecstatic as I was, I was now more overweight than my first pregnancy, and the fear of losing my child still overwhelmed me.
I fell back into my sedentary lifestyle and developed gestational diabetes again. Luckily for me, I had a new doctor this time around, who helped me control my sugar levels with food – instead of medications.
I delivered my second son via scheduled c-section on January 12th, 2016. A healthy 6 pound 8-ounce beautiful blue-eyed baby boy.
As I successfully breastfed my first son two years prior, I felt pretty confident in achieving the perfect latch and the ability to produce enough milk to sustain his hunger.
As our latch improved, my son’s health started to decline – development of weird rashes, mucousy bowel movements, cradle cap, acid reflux, gas, allergy-like symptoms, and non-stop crying and arching of the back.
The Tipping Point
After numerous trips to the pediatrician, I was advised to stop breastfeeding and switch to a soy formula. I felt defeated and angry, yet I was determined to breastfeed my son just as I did my first.
I started to change my diet by eliminating triggers foods; grains, gluten, dairy, legumes, sugar, and chemicals. Already feeling defeated (and angry) I headed to the internet for recipes free of all foods listed above.
What I had discovered was…the Primal lifestyle.
In combining my findings, trials and errors and the Primal lifestyle principles, I created a nutrition and lifestyle program that WORKS. I lost 53-pounds that first year just by implementing small practical changes in my diet and lifestyle.
Before (2016) & After (Now)
I can’t change the past, but I can reverse the negative lifestyle choices I made and continue to improve and maintain my health and wellness for years to come.
For the first time in my life, I can honestly tell you, I AM HAPPY. I AM HOPEFUL. AND, I AM HEALTHY. Are you ready to take your first step?
To get started, schedule your FREE NO OBLIGATION call with me today!