Thankfully, I dug deep and I chose to start being kind of myself. That meant cutting out inflammatory ingredients like sugar and bad fats, as well as anything processed, and replacing them with fresh food, good fats and intermittent fasting. I also made some amazing, game-changing discoveries in the shape of supplements and nootropics.
Once my energy levels improved, I was able to start exercising properly (and I discovered all those people who told me I would have more energy if I started working out were right, dammit). Without wanting to sound like I’m preaching, as a result of doing those things I was able to transform my life from being terrible and toxic into one that is positive and fulfilling.
It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination because we all have those everyday stressors we can’t avoid, but now I’m able to navigate my way through them, instead of lying in bed for days panicking.
These days I’m a better mum, a better wife and a better friend - even to myself (I realise that’s a bit Hallmark, but I’m going with it). By treating my body with respect and putting really great stuff in, I have found a way to stay in shape and feel great while still eating the foods I love (hello, cheese).
You can read much more about my journey in my Number 1 bestselling books, It’s Not a Diet and Hack Your Hormones. You will read the story of how I went from being overweight, feeling utterly rubbish and having no energy to feeling amazing and finding that energy that evaded me for most of my life.
When I look back now, I can see that I put my body through hell at times. I feel so grateful that it’s been able to heal as a result of the protocols I’ve followed, so it’s still able to support me in the incredible way it does. Now I want to help you to do the same.