When I think back through my 20’s and early 30’s, I can’t ever remember feeling good. At 22, I was diagnosed with a depression and anxiety disorder. Then, at 33, after going through a period of high stress and big life changes, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure.I needed a pill to wake up, a pill to keep me calm, a pill to maintain my heart and a pill to go to sleep. Coffee became a food group and I was a raging sugar addict. My stomach hurt, I was bloated after every meal and I knew there was something off with how I was digesting my food. I felt awful every single day. I had put on about 30 pounds from all the medication and unhealthy food choices I was making. My body was heavy and my joints hurt. I was sleeping no more than 3-4 hours consecutively a night. Tired had become an automatic response to how I was doing.
It still took me until I was 36 to get serious about my health. However, my blood pressure remained high despite medication, eliminating birth control, adding exercise and trying to make better food choices. At 38, I started slipping back into old habits and that familiar tired, moody, depressed, anxious feeling had come back.
It was around the same time that I came across Ivana’s social media posts and discovered that she was certified in Holistic Nutrition. I became more curious about her services and about how she can help me. When we got together to discuss my health concerns, I decided to commit to the Metabolic Balance® nutrition program.
Today, I’m beyond excited about all the changes and improvements I’ve gone through. To date, my sleep has improved significantly; I no longer need blood pressure medication and my anxiety has decreased to a place where it almost no longer exists. I’m not sure that I was ever depressed; I just wasn’t fuelling my body with the right food choices. My focus and concentration has improved and my stomach pain, bloating and digestive issues have disappeared. The added bonus of this new lifestyle plan was that I lost 12 pounds.
My favourite part about the Metabolic Balance® program is that it is simple, sustainable and supported. It’s a detailed and personalized plan that has helped me form better lifestyle and eating habits that I will utilize for the rest of my life.