I spent the first 20 years of my life eating all kinds of junk without any negative effects… until I had my kids.
I struggled with a rare condition while I was pregnant and the weight just packed on really quickly. Because I had never had to concern myself with my diet, I found myself weighing 215 pounds (I'm 5' 2") with no real idea of how to get that weight off! I had been raised with Top Ramen and Mac & Cheese and a whole host of other cheap and easy foods because I was a child of a single parent. I thought that eating those things was totally normal.
I was determined to figure out what had gone wrong, and how to get back to a healthy weight. I started reading books about diet, metabolism, nutrition and personal growth. I realized early on that I not only needed to change what I ate, but I needed to change how I thought. My relationship with food was all wrong. I had to adjust portion sizes, my habit of eating for reasons other than hunger, and the way food fit into my social life.
With self-education and a lot of hard work, I lost 70 pounds! It was a long journey (especially with kids!), but I’ve kept it off for 6 years.
Fast Forward to 2015 when I started working for Ideal Northwest. I was initially hired in an administrative capacity but that quickly evolved. I loved the idea of working for a health-focused weight loss clinic because I have a natural affinity for people on this journey. If I had known about Ideal Protein all those years ago, I think my weight-loss journey would’ve gone so much quicker! In the years that I’ve been working here, I’ve met so many happy clients and heard so many stories of changed lives that I look forward to coming in to work EVERY day!
Ideal Protein wasn't around back when I had my big weight loss success, but the fundamentals of healthy weight loss are still the same. Ideal Protein has just made it easier and safer. I've learned so much about the protocol (through osmosis and study) that I've been able to informally coach several of my family members through the diet. Each of them lost substantial weight, and my mom no longer needed diabetes medication after she completed Phase 1! By now, I feel as if I've done the protocol myself. I'd love to share my enthusiasm and support to help you reach your goals!