A cooker. A baker. A keto lifestyle-maker! Naturally Living Keto was created for women who are tired of losing and gaining the same 30+ pounds , but feel confused and overwhelmed as to where to start, what to eat, and who to trust for the proper guidance. If you are too busy to navigate through thousands of internet articles, figure out what and how much you should be eating, and lack healthy lifestyle support from the mac-and-cheese-lovers inside your home, then you have come to the right spot!
I totally get where you’re coming from. You’ve tried everything to get that extra weight off and get your energy levels back up – paid weight loss programs, portion-control, deprivation diets, shakes, pills, wraps, and everything in between. Those pounds come off at first, but the lifestyle simply is not sustainable. As a busy woman caring for her family, you probably don’t make it to the gym often – if at all – yet you’re still paying for that monthly membership. Other’s needs come before your own, and before you know it, it’s the end of the day, you’re exhausted, and the only thing left to eat is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Oh, how I understand!
Growing up as the oldest of six children in Ohio, I was always responsible for catering to the needs of others. We didn’t eat the most nutritious foods, and those eating habits carried well over into my adult life. In my teens and 20’s, I was a “skinny-fat” girl – very thin, no muscle, and unhealthy-looking. And this was in spite of working in a fitness center (raise your hand if you remember Elaine Powers!)
Perhaps it was the years of eating mostly mac and cheese, popcorn and cereal… or the years spent damaging my body with cycles of extreme dieting… my hormones tanked and I hit menopause when I was just 39. At 44, I had a full hysterectomy, and that 20-30 pounds I had yo-yo’d with were suddenly glued to my body.
One day I woke up, weighing more than ever and discovering my visceral body fat was at 1.99 lbs (2.0 is considered dangerous visceral fat on vital organs). It was in that moment where I decided to become the strong, healthy, fit woman I am today, who guides other women to become their best selves.
Like you, I had heard about the ketogenic diet. I looked at the many success stories of post-menopausal women losing weight, balancing their hormones, gaining endless energy, healing their bodies and their relationships with both food and themselves. To be honest, I was terrified. Terrified of giving up my carboholic eating patterns, figuring out what and how much to eat, and most of all, of failing again.
Through prayer, determination, and the most delicious foods to have ever touched my taste buds, I did it! It took me two full months to get the hang of things; I was doing this completely on my own, after all. But once I got there I never looked back! Six months later my husband joined me on the journey. We began taking day trips on the weekends searching for keto foods and pastries. It was an amazing bonding experience, but what came out of that, too, was the birth of our third child: the keto bakery box!
Providing our local area with delicious keto bakery items has helped us form deep connections with other individuals starting out just as we did. Most of the people who walk through our door are feeling completely confused and overwhelmed with how to find success with a ketogenic diet. I knew I had to take my business a step further to serve this need, so becoming a Ketogenic Living Certified Coach was the obvious next step.
As Naturally Living Keto, we now provide individual and group ketogenic nutrition coaching (both online and in-person), as well as kitchen makeovers, grocery store shopping, and even meal prep assistance. Our keto bakery box customers love the community aspect of our group coaching and find that their own success is much attributed to the support they receive from me, from one another, and from the delicious foods they enjoy daily.
I have stood in your shoes. I know what it is like to feel hopeless. But I can promise you that there IS hope, that life CAN change, and that I will be here to motivate and support you every single step of the way. Learn more about working with me here.