After dealing with stubborn weight, persistent acne, frustrating bloating, and chronic muscle pain, I was desperate for answers. I was eating a very clean, plant-based diet and exercising regularly, but I had chronic inflammation, poor gut health, and never felt well.
Chronic and persistent symptoms prevent you from living your best life. I want you to live with vitality and excitement every day. Nutrition Therapy involves gathering objective & subjective data from you to define your personal journey to optimal health.
Let’s dive in to your personal situation and get to the root of it. Schedule your complementary consultation call now.
From Fed Up, Overweight, and Unhappy…
In 2007, I hit the ready-to-make-changes point with my body and health. I was 30 lbs. overweight, tired, had terrible skin, and absolutely no self-confidence. I was also facing a family history of heart disease leading to very early death and the reality of impending future health risks was starting to sink in. So I knew I had to make some serious changes, and I wasn’t getting any younger.
I started intense workouts and paying more attention to what I was eating. And it worked … I lost 30 pounds, changed the physical shape of my body, and gained confidence and strength. Over several years, this became a daily habit of intense exercise and a nearly 100% clean vegetarian diet. I had it all figured out.
But…it didn’t last.
Even with a regular fitness routine and an incredibly clean plant-based diet, the weight came back on. I also found myself bloated, suffering from frequent headaches, and chronic muscle soreness even without strenuous workouts. These were all signs and symptoms of a systemic issue in my body.
I completed a nutritional therapy protocol of my own which eliminated all the bloating and pain, as well as the stubborn weight. What was the secret? Variation. While everything I had been eating was healthy, it was VERY limited. I was primarily eating the same handful of foods every day – and though they were all plants, they were nearly all carbohydrates! I was eating very little fat and only moderate amounts of plant-based proteins. This caused nutrient deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and some amino acids. I had gut health imbalances and sluggish detoxification pathways as well.
While my journey involved a plant-based diet going wrong, I’m here to tell you that ANY diet will eventually stop working and make you feel worse. We need variation in our lives. I will give you steps to strategically add variety to your life to maximize your health and longevity.
Why Healthy Life with Andrea?
After over 10 years of experience and certifications in Gut Health Science, Sports & Exercise Nutrition, and personal training, I have coached others to boost their immune systems, heal their gut, lose stubborn weight, and remain healthy for life.
Today I focus on letting data drive the direction to optimal health – and this data is unique to each person. By taking time to truly understand your past, present, and personal goals – together, we can create the perfect journey for you.
Ready to find your optimal health?
If you’re fed up with constantly looking for a new plan, obsessing over the calorie counts, macro ratios and weighing every bite…you need a new way. A lifelong way to sustainable habits. Knowing exactly when and how to refine your path to continually maintain optimal health and wellness.
Values to Live By
No physical or mental restrictions
Avoiding unnecessary medications, illnesses, injuries, symptoms, extra weight and other limitations and distractions.
Most of our health is controlled by our decisions and our mindset – not our circumstances.
Physically and mentally strong and capable
Truly live every day – finding happiness, purpose and joy in each day. Being capable to actively participate in all of life’s experiences.
These are the things that make life beautiful.
Always seeking excitement, new experiences & fun
Helping others, finding the fun in everyday life and spending time with the people who make you better – that is the purpose of life.
You can’t do any of that without health and vitality. You need freedom from medications, and limitations to truly live the life of your dreams.
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