Here’s something about me. I am a Latina, animal and nature lover. I’m a wife, daughter, sister and an Intuitive Eater. I am a teacher, an Integrative Nutrition Coach, Psychologist, Mind Body Eating Coach, Plant-Based cook, Holistic lifestyle advocate, a forever curious and learner.
I struggled with Anxiety, Depression, Poor Body image and an Eating Disorder. I am here to tell you that, no matter what you’re going through, things can get better.
I was born and raised in Guatemala City. I grew up watching how some family members were criticized for their weight and looks. This planted a seed of fear that made me very conscientious of getting “fat” and in the end maybe not being loves or accepted.
In my teenage years, I never felt comfortable in my body; I was the girl who always wore a shirt over the bathing suit at the beach, because “I didn't want to get sunburnt”, but I just really didn’t want anyone to see me. It was in my early-20’s when I started dieting, working out excessively and restricting all kind of foods. I was tired all the time that I needed to take naps to get through the day.
When I met the man, who is now my husband, I thought all this was behind me. Little did I know that we would be moving to the US, this is when my life took a turn. Moving to a new country, away from everything I knew -family, friends and language- caused an amount of emotional stress I couldn't bear. During the transition of moving, I felt extreme depression, isolation and disconnect.
This triggered the unhealthy relationship with food I already carry with me, but chose to ignore. Food became my comfort and my punishment. I started overeating, binge eating, purging and doing long fasting periods. I felt sad, hopeless and my actions started affecting my health and personal relationships.
Slowly, I started investing in myself to create a safe space for healing. I started making an effort to change how I perceived my current state of mind. I’d healed myself from harboring the negative energy and self-medicating with food. I was able to mend my relationship with food and body, and I’ve grown into the person I am now.
Today I can say I feel comfortable in my body and I have never felt better. I cleaned up my past and now I help create the conditions for healing and transformation. I guide women like you on how to rid yourself of food judgement and unrealistic expectations of being “perfect”, allowing the joy of eating back into your life and mend the relationships around you and with you.
My purpose is to help and support women on how to heal food addiction, compulsive eating, negative body image, emotional connection with their eating habits to embrace FOOD FREEDOM and BODY CONFIDENCE.
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