Hi! I'm Kim.
I’ve struggled with food and weight since I was 8 years old.
I was raised in the low fat diet culture of the 1980’s and 90’s, a time when we were constantly told, “Eat less and exercise more!” was the solution to all our woes. (Yeah, ok we are still told that). My guilt and shame about my inability to follow this “simple” advice was ever present.
A member of Weight Watchers from the time I was 13, I dieted. I worked out. I was miserable, hungry and tired. And, I was overweight.
College brought some short term success, but I gained the weight back plus some, which ushered me into the over 200 lbs club… where I remained a member for the next 2 decades.
No matter how much I “wanted it” or beat myself up, I simply could never “get a hold of myself” and follow that simple, simple advice of “eat less, exercise more”
(I don’t know how to communicate the degree of self-loathing that simple phrase can trigger in a young girl. I want to punch that phrase in the face.)
I’d read Gary Taubes, and the only real success I’d had with losing weight was doing low carb… but it seemed such a joyless way to eat that I found it depressing to face a life that did not include pastry.
And then I found Keto.
There were false starts. There were misunderstandings about how Keto could work for me. But ultimately it has become the path that has brought me the relationship with food that I’ve always dreamed of.
Food has become joyful; indulgent but not obsessive. I stopped feeling like an addict constantly on the hunt for another hit.
The weight is coming off and I no longer fear regain because there is nothing unsustainable about my eating. This is not a “diet” I can’t wait to be over. This is a life I am happy to live forever.
After spending close to a decade coaching people on living their best lives, I knew I had to include Keto in my toolbox to help people. I want to shout it from the rooftops that this exists! Keto has turned my health around in so many ways. I feel so moved to help others on their journey to living the life of their dreams: body, mind and spirit.
And at a point in my 30’s I’d had enough of not being enough. And I went on a journey to learn to love myself. And… it mostly worked. I learned to love myself… but honestly there was an “in spite of” attached to it. This newfound confidence enabled me to give weight loss another try. I threw myself into a restrictive diet and for the first time in a very long time, managed to lose weight. And I was miserable.
How could I be dedicated to pleasure… but my eating was about deprivation? The diet did not stick, and sadly neither did the weight loss.
As I headed into my 40’s, and I realized I was well on my way to developing diabetes, my knees always hurt, I was exhausted, I was uncomfortable in little chairs and … I can not deny that my heart was a little broken to think that I’d spend the rest of my life shopping in the plus size section.
And I just knew I had to find another way.