People Online

My Story

Read even more about my health gain story in the People Online article. (Sure I lost some weight…but regaining my health is the true star of this story!)

Scroll down to check out some more behind the scenes photos from our 3 day photo shoot in Miami. Click on any of the pictures to view the complete article.

All of the amazing women in the issue. (L-R: Merial, me, Lauren, Brianna and Rachel)

All of the wonderful people we were blessed to work with on the photo shoot. The photographers, the videographers, makeup & hair, the writer….ALL SUCH AMAZING PEOPLE!

Getting all prettied up for day two of the photo shoot.

The swimsuits, ready and waiting for our big day. That’s mine…the second one in line. Can you believe it is a sample size small??? Yeah, me neither!

Stolen bathroom selfie after day one. I’m not sure if this is considered contraband.

Beautiful makeup still there after a full day of shooting.

More contraband. Stolen bathroom selfie before day two’s big shoot! The picture even looks dark & mysterious.

People Online screen grab. Never did I ever think I would share a screen with Richard Simmons. (One diet I’ll admit I never tried)

Alissa K.

Twenty Years of Yo-Yo Diets

I’m a 42 year old mom of four. My weight has been up and down for the past 20 years. I have tried every diet on the planet. I would lose weight for a while, but then gain it back, plus a few more pounds. At my heaviest weight I was 208 pounds, which is very heavy for my short 5’2” body.

Continue reading “Alissa K.”

Christine D.

Meet Christine D., also my mom!

Christine’s low carb, high fat success story came about somewhat by accident.  She came to visit us in  Arizona for a few weeks last year. When she was visiting, she ate pretty much whatever I cooked – lots of yummy meats, veggies covered in butter and tasty fat bombs. She noticed at the end of her few week stay that her clothes were looser and she was down a few pounds.

This experience, combined with a recently discovered gluten sensitivity, led her down a path of eating less processed carbs and more healthy fats. While she has never been keto, just a few small changes led to BIG results!

While making small changes to the way she ate daily, she also found herself spontaneously intermittent fasting without even trying. This really helped heal her body and allowed her to release weight effortlessly. She also found more energy to play with her grandkids!

When the first photo below was taken in 2015 she was wearing a maternity shirt she found on sale and a size 14 pants. After making easy changes to her diet, she now wears medium shirts and size 5/6 pants!

This is an excellent example of how your new lifestyle does not have to be all or nothing. My mom never set her sights on losing a specific amount of weight, nor did she make drastic changes to her diet. With a few key changes, and a little bit of guidance, she effortlessly lost weight and gained tons of energy!

Now she loves the Peanut Butter Bombs and the Marinated Steak Strips. Big congrats to  Christine D. on all the energy she now has to spend with her grandkids and of course, her new size 5/6 shorts. (Pictured left is my son Charlie and right is my beautiful niece Ryann)

***I want to feature you! If you have a low carb, high fat or improved digestion success story, please send it to me to be featured on a future Motivation Monday thread. Send your story here.