HEY, I'M ANDREA
The diagnosis, surgery and months of chemotherapy unleashed a mad frenzy of unhealthy behaviors surrounding my nutrition. I spent hours upon hours on Google searching for all the reasons I got cancer - sugar, dairy, meat, wine, wine, wine… You get my drift.
This obsession took over my life...
I became a strict vegan, no sugar, no carbs, no alcohol… NO LIFE. I thought I was being a dutiful breast cancer “thriver” by making all of the right healthy choices.
This eventually took a huge toll on my mind and body. I was doing everything EXCEPT living life. I now call it “food prison.” The food police dictated my life - I craved everything that I had forbidden myself to eat. All I wanted was a nice juicy steak and a glass of wine to enjoy with my husband. I was drunk with envy watching all of my friends and family eat the foods that I could not.
Over the course of a year, I decided to live in strength rather than to live in fear. I didn’t want food to control me; I wanted to be in control of my choices, my body, my health.
I realized that I needed to heal my relationship with food and adopt a “mostly healthy” lifestyle that allowed me to be more flexible with my choices. I started re-introducing LIVING back into my life. It was the most liberating experience of my life. I took it even further and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and got my health coach certification.
I now live a balanced lifestyle, FREE of strict diet rules and the results have been amazing.
I feel better than ever.
I have endless energy.
I have maintained a healthy weight.
I don’t feel deprived.
I have food freedom!
And now i'm going to help you GET THERE TOO!
can't live without
MY DOG, LOL
helping you live your best life
the word "diet",
the sound of chewing