“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
We’ve all heard it, “you are what you eat”. I use to ignore the phrase and chalk it up as nothing more than a cute quote on the school’s cafeteria poster. It wasn’t until I found myself weighing over 200 pounds that I finally took a closer look at the food I was putting into my body. Why did I feel so sluggish and had a stomach that made me look pregnant? Could the pizza, chocolate, and soda be making that much of an impact on my body?
My transition was a slow one. I first started with “healthier” food options such as low fat foods, reduced calorie, etc. This coupled with light exercise began making big changes in my body. I quickly started noticing changes in my energy, body, and confidence. After losing 35 pounds, I even completed my first sprint triathlon. I was feeling great, but I wanted more! Continue reading