Throughout my life I struggled with my weight, tried every diet, shake, and pill on the market. Always to gain the weight back and then some.
In 2009 I weighed 305 pounds. My breaking point was the day my knees gave out on me from the extra weight of a full laundry basket. As I crawled up the stairs, knowing I hit my rock bottom, in that same moment, it was the beginning of my journey into a new life.
Over the next 6 years, I lost 175 pounds and built a lifestyle that consisted of food knowledge, mindfulness, and movement. As I embraced my love of cooking, food and most of all, love for myself, I created a healthy lifestyle and lost the never ending dieting cycle.
As I connected that a lifestyle is built by unlearning what you were taught and reteaching yourself the importance of how you fuel your body and mind to fit your life, that was when I knew I needed to share my discovery…and The Enlightened Culinist was born.
We are all unique and so is our health journey. My mission is to help people find their personal lifestyle of health and have fun while doing it.