As someone who grew up eating healthy food, it’s very shocking to see the negative hormonal change in my own body. For the first 20 years of my life, I ate nothing but home cooked meals, which is why I thought it would be easier for me to take control of my life changes.Being an elder child in the family I took charge of household responsibilities early, at age 12. The core of my home meals was not only making it delicious, but healthy as well. Up until I was exposed to outside food, somewhere life was not so unhealthy after all.
Problem started when I started my professional life, the initiation of having dine in restaurant meals, fast food, etc. at odd hours. The realization of the consequences didn’t quite hit in those early days, but when it did hit – it hit hard. The hormonal change was at its worst when I started gaining weight, due to the reason I stated above – off hour meals and mostly unhealthy food. Like any other professional working woman, I too had a desk job. Normally, the significances of having a desk job aren’t so openly understood – sitting in the chair for 8 hours does leave unadorned impact. The mid-section or what we normally call as core starts to build and store fat. Coming to this realization, I did start walking every day. Despite walking, I neither lost the weight nor the fat I gathered.
Like any aspiring woman I too shifted countries to grow professionally, I migrated to the United States. After shifting to this new country, my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and High Cholesterol. By this time, I too acquired PCOS and hypothyroidism – that was my realization of making a change. Thus, I inclined towards trying various fad diets and workout plans, unfortunately none of them worked for me. That’s when I realized that everyone’s body reacts differently to altering food. Most of the time these general diets do more harm than good, even if it shows the results at the beginning.
Soon after the realization I knew I had to do something to attain permanent changes. That’s when I started researching and decided to get certified myself. Circling back on my husband getting diagnosed as Type II Diabetic, the doctor suggested that we start medication for him. That is when I intervened and requested his doctor to hold off the medication for 3 months and if there is no change in the blood work, we can start the required medications. Following that day, we enrolled for fitness center and I the preparation for my exam. I also focused a lot on making dietary changes of our daily intake. My husband trusted my gut and followed the diet, workout, lifestyle change, all that I designed for him and blindly followed it. His next blood work came out phenomenal – his Cholesterol was low and sugar level was mind blowing. Many of us out there do not know what to do with their own health and of course follows random diets, workout Programss, etc. I did start this path to help my family but soon I came to realize that I want to help others get their health back – take charge.