I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have started working with Kate Callaghan from The Holistic Nutritionist, Kate is a real sweetheart full of knowledge and has opened me up to a few home truths about many choices I have made in the past which has lead me down the path to poor sleep, energy fluctuations, migraines and digestive issues just to name a few. I have been very low carb for many years and this has unfortunately taken it’s toll on my body. My cortisol is all over the place, I wake up dragging my feet and crawling through the day only to find myself ready to clean the entire house at 6pm when I should be winding down for the night.
This has really thrown me for a loop both physically and mentally. Kate is focusing on increasing the nutrients in my diet and increasing the plant based carbohydrates both vegetables and starchy vegetables that have been missing for many years in order to help my hormones and heal my gut health. While I have only begun working with her and I don’t have any “shout it from the rooftops” moments I feel like I am on the right track.
Because of my history with strict ketogenic dieting and Intermittent Fasting I have done a lot of damage as I used it for too long because I lost sight of long term health for short term weight loss. I tell you this not to scare you but because I hope it might help you to do your own research. I thought I was doing the best thing for my body at the time but it turns out it’s just given me even more health issues.
My blog will be taking more of a direction away from weight loss and more of a focus on health, nutrient dense foods, recipes that I will be creating and a focus on healthy body image and fashion! I understand as a result of this I may lose some followers that are purely following me for weight loss advice and that is ok. My direction these days has evolved into focusing on health and I hope most of you will stick along for my continuing journey as it evolves.
Many people in this world of weight loss blogging are experiencing a ‘honeymoon’ period and for the first couple of years everything is wonderful, very rarely do you see weight loss bloggers in it for the long haul that are authentic. From the beginning I have been candid about this entire process for over five years and the future of my blog is no exception.
My blog is also undergoing a bit of a makeover so it will be much easier to navigate! Thank you all for continuing to follow me and I hope you will enjoy what is still to come.