Creating a healthy relationship with food
When I first started working towards my circus goals I thought I knew a lot about food. I could tell you exactly how many calories were in a Banana (89/ 100 grams), I had tried every type of cleans (lemon juice and cayenne pepper anyone?) and I tried to shop organic as much as I could (if the cookie is organic it’s good for you right?), but the truth was I was terrified of eating. Eating makes you FAT. The weak eat, and the strong do without. Add into the mix an intolerance to gluten and dairy and finding “the right” food was stressful. Thing is, years of body shaming wasn’t getting me any results. My body weight kept Yo-Yoing, and I was having a hard time maintain my workout programs.
“[…] years of body shaming wasn’t getting me any results”
I began working with a Coach in Calgary called Sean Guevremont (locals check him out, he also offers remote coaching), and he literally rebuilt my relationship with food. I remember coming into the gym and he would give me little encouragements to get in an extra meal a day. He was PN certified and taught me about nutrient timing, and how eating certain foods after a workout can be beneficial for recovery, and taking in less calories doesn’t always mean better results.
” […] certain foods after a workout can be beneficial for recovery, and taking in less calories doesn’t always mean better results.”
His coaching dramatically shifted my relationship with food. I stopped calorie counting, binging, and yo-yo dieting and I saw huge results.
3-years ago I decided to complete the PN- Level 1 program. By completing the training I gained a strong understanding of energy systems, macro and micro nutrients and supplements from a trusted and reliable source. I also leant key coaching techniques based on different body types, and how to tailor a program based on levels of nutrition education and a client’s level of commitment.
If you are interested in taking your training to the next level, or even just need some support in achieving your health and fitness goals I really encourage you to contact me.
Otherwise, feel free to explore my recipes list for some quick, nutrient dense food inspiration.