There was a time before I became a Registered Dietitian when I felt extremely frustrated with how I looked, and I felt so confused about how to eat to manage my weight and hormones.
My passion for keto stems from my own health journey – from being diagnosed with a heart murmur at birth as well as Shone’s Complex, a very rare congenital heart defect consisting of multiple left heart obstructive defects. At age 12, I was 30 pounds overweight and my “well-meaning” heart doctor told me “you can never get fat or you’ll die.”
I was left struggling with my self-confidence and insecure in my body. Although I was only 12, I felt so uncomfortable in my skin and motivated to make a change. Determined to lose the weight, I began cutting down on my portions and following low calorie diets. This led me to cutting out fat, starving all the time and developing unhealthy eating behaviors.
It wasn’t until I began studying nutrition when I realized my entire approach to “dieting” was ALL WRONG!