how to heal hormone imbalance

Nutrient Dense Diets for Healthy Hormones

🚬On July 5 2015, I smoked my last cigarette. I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 19 years.

🌱All of the weird shit I eat? lentils...bok choy...curry...beets...chia...I didn't know what any of it was or what it tasted like for most of my adult life.

🍫I used binge eat chocolate every afternoon at work. Like 1/2 bag of Hershey's kisses kind of binge, on the regular.

🏃🏻‍♀️It took me years of practicing 3 mile running intervals in my neighborhood, and several 5Ks before ever completing my first 3 miles without stopping to walk.

🤰🏻 We had 4 pregnancies. 2 resulted beautiful babies, and all continue to teach us such valuable lessons.

📲 This week, I had the opportunity to share more about my journey to healing my relationship with food, holistically balancing my hormones, our pregnancies, and more on my dear friend and colleagues podcast, Well Women Radio.

Check out the episode during your commute or upcoming road trip, and then dive into all of the amazing content and interviews Ellie Thomas - Holistic Nutrition Consultant has to offer!!

 

Tune in by clicking the image below!

 

🌟PS. Your story? It’s important. Share it!

 

🌟 PPS. You've got to try this recipe for chocolate chia pudding.  It's on the meal plans this week, and too good not to share! 

 
Let’s stay connected!  Contact me any time, HERE

Let’s stay connected! Contact me any time, HERE

 
Nutrient Dense Diets for Healthy Hormones
Chocolate Chia Pudding

Healing Your Relationship Food

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I remember so clearly laying in bed at night feeling low and come up with grand plans about how I was going to "get skinny." 😆

Diet pills....Low carb....Grapefruit....Cabbage soup....I counted points, calories, portions....Over exercised....Drank my calories....Saved up and then binged… 😣

It was the consistent struggle between “getting back on track” or just saying eff it and drinking wine and binge eating SnackWells cookies for dinner, even though I just had restocked my fridge with loads of fresh produce.  🥦

I was always looking for the next big thing that was going to give me the body I really wanted, but was really stuck on the start-again-stop-again train.  And I wondered why I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning, struggled with irritable bowels and why I couldn’t “just get skinny”😆

 
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Then, in my early 30s, about a year and a half after my son was born, I was the thinnest I have ever been -- and also the real beginning of what I now recognize was a completely warped body image. I loved my body -- but I didn’t fully enjoy my life--  I was too busy obsessing about food, did 3 day starvation cleanses regularly to "reboot" or "get back on track" and was super judgmental every time I ate "too many" carbs, "too much" fat, or enjoyed an ice cream cone with my family. 🤣





 

These years of chronically dieting ultimately triggered a hormone imbalance, that caused an ugly string of symptoms to rear their heads..

🤷🏻‍♀️Missing and irregular cycles

🚽Constipation

😭Crazy moods

👄Chronic mouth sores

🤚🏼 Dryness and loss of skin pigmentation

💁🏻‍♀️ Brittle hair & nails

🤯 Constant state of brain fog.

I began seeing doctor, after doctor, after doctor, and chased my own tail with no answers until I couldn’t take it anymore. Something needed to change...

Fast forward 3 years and I have a healthy relationship with food, a healthy relationship with my body, and I've RECLAIMED MY LIFE!

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🚫 No more diets.

🚫 No more judgement.

🚫 No more irregular cycles.

🚫 No more crazy moods.

🚫 No more constipation.

🚫 No more brain fog.

And the list goes on!

 

After years of navigating my own journey, studying nutrition, habit change, and becoming a Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach, I have created a FREE 30 minute workshop to help you take the first step toward feeling like an empowered and healthy woman again.  💃🏻

Are you ready to heal your relationship with food, your body, and reclaim your life?

See you there

❤👇🏼








Enjoy Pizza and Wine without Deprivation!

I have an amazing recipe to share with you, but wanted to share a quick story with you first..

 

I spent my entire adult life yo-yo dieting, Googling "How to Lose 5 Pounds," and obsessing about what I did or did't eat,

I was never happy with the scale, and I was constantly checking my reflection to make sure clothes weren’t pinching to “make me look bigger than I already was”.

Years of "fad diet" eating patterns ultimately led to hormone imbalance, fertility struggles and irritable bowels.

 

Over the last 3 years, I have studied how to BREAK FREE from dieting and FINALLY, for the first time in my adult life, feel comfortable and confident in my skin. I am finally, truly, honoring my body, setting a healthy example for my son, and being engaged in a healthy relationship with myself. 

Other perks along the way?  I have healed my body from hormone imbalance, fertility struggles, irritable bowel, and brittle hair & nails and chronic skin issues with FOOD and LIFESTYLE.  Yup, it's possible.

My business has evolved quite a bit— I've worked with people from all different backgrounds with all different needs.

Much of what I do now is inspired by what I’ve overcome...

I empower women to stop dieting so they can be present, honor their bodies, and feel confident in the skin they're in. ✨

 

So, maybe..

🙅 Have recently done a starvation cleanse or deprivation diet only to see unsatisfying results

🙈 Are tired of spending an hour Googling the next big diet breakthrough EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

🤷🏻‍♀️ Feel too busy to even begin wrapping your head around consistently planning high quality meals for you and your family

💃🏻 Are so ready to finally get this diet and food thing on lock down, so you can be present and feel JOY in your life

 

I hear you, sister I hear you! I’ve worn these shoes.

 

Now Imagine …

🍕 Being tuned into the foods that are right for YOUR unique body, and even eating pizza….or ice cream….or tacos, WITHOUT guilt.

💰 Confidently heading into every week with a meal plan, saving money, time and your waistline

🎊 Ditching diets forever!  Find a way of eating that is sustainable for the long term.

📸 Putting yourself back in front of the camera,  and feeling good enough about yourself again so you can be PRESENT in your life!

WITHOUT quick fixes, pills, starvation cleanses, negative self talk or bullshit.✌🏼

 

I've done this.  I've helped other women to do this.  You can do this, too.

 

If you’re like, “ummmmm she’s talking about me,” say YESSSSS to yourself! 

With school officially kicked off, it's time to take care of YOU.  We have a group program kicking off THIS MONTH, and you should join us. There are just a few spaces left—and one has YOUR name on it.  

We’ll be operating from a place of self love & positive self talk. So be prepared for some major breakthroughs. ❤️

Trust me, I know it's not easy to ask for support.  But I PROMISE we’re #bettertogether

If you are ready to say HELL YES to yourself, contact me HERE and I will get back to you ASAP with everything you need to get started! 

 

PS you NEED to try this recipe for fruit crisp.  It DOES NOT disappoint.  <3