I found these two amazing women in FIT CHICKS and I found them through doing a retreat. . There was all the physical activity that you were expecting, and then we sat down for the nutrition portion, and I was blown away, because here were women who were talking to me, and they shared the same food philosophy that I had finally adopted.
It was about eating real whole foods, the fat, the proper carbs, the protein and how they all work together. It just really solidified my food philosophy, and that’s why I fell in love with this company. I decided, because I do love to share my knowledge and it’s an outlet for me, I decided that I really wanted to take this Holistic Nutrition Weight Loss Expert certficiation, especially tied it with all the struggles I’ve had since I’ve been a teenager, a girl growing up in this diet world and everything was fat free and low fat.
I was also addicted to sugar at the same time. This was this multi-year transition for me. I thought this is exactly what I want and what I want to learn more of. I think the biggest standout for me about this certification was yes, they talked about the same food philosophies I had, they talked about how to combine real foods. But they went so far beyond the weight loss piece of it, and the diet piece of it.
The program goes into how to heal your body and from diabetics to high blood pressure, how to work with these foods to keep your body in the best running condition for health. Because ultimately, that is the most important part, is how healthy our insides are is what’s going to keep us going and keep us moving and doing all of the things that we want to do.
I still have my day job, but what it’s allowed me to do is share this knowledge, which I love to do. I love to teach. I started doing Lunch and Learns through work, and we’re gearing up for eight weeks into summer as well. Giving me that platform because now I have this certification that backs me, and we have a joint health and safety at my work. Having this certification and reaching out to them and them reaching out me asking me, saying, “I know you’re certified and you have this piece of paper that really means something, especially from a course that really goes into the in-depth knowledge.”
Because sitting there at that table and then asking me, what is it that you can bring to these Lunch and Learns, and they had their own thoughts, and they asked me. I think my favorite question was, what do you think of the Canadian Food Guide? For all of you new to the program, I’m going to let you answer that question on your own. It was a really standout moment for me, and I want to thank these amazing women who’ve put together this program.
If anybody’s considering the program, the one thing I would say is, is make sure it fits your food philosophy. If you’re looking for something where you can eat real food, if you’re looking for something that is going to teach you how to heal your body by eating, and learning how things contribute and support all through the foods you eat, to give yourself and others maximum health, this is the absolute program for you.