Like so many others...
I have been waging a war against myself for years. Binge eating, obsessing over my workouts, dieting every other week, and constantly feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally ill. I would always tell myself that ‘next Monday’ I would make a change, but Monday would never come for me.
It wasn't until I found out I was pregnant with my daughter that I realized I needed to make some major changes to my lifestyle and well-being. I started by cleaning up my diet. This meant incorporating real, whole foods into my diet, which naturally crowded out the unhealthier processed foods. I also, for the first time in my life, started using exercise as a tool for stress relief and mental clarity, rather than to just look good in a bikini.
Eventually I started noticing myself changing, not just physically, but also mentally. I was becoming more in-tune with my body, and more invested in my health, wellness, and self-care practices. When I took a step back and realized how much I enjoyed this new journey of wellness, I started looking into different career paths and came across the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
It's now my goal to help women discover what's holding them back from their own food freedom, as well as teaching them how to heal themselves with real food, exercise, and self-care.
Jordan Grissom is a certified holistic health coach, nutritional consultant, and wellness influencer. She loves to share her favorite recipes, all-natural beauty secrets, and so much more on her website (www.guthappymama.com) and social media (@guthappymama). While Jordan blogs about all things health and wellness on her site, her main focus is integrative and plant-based nutrition. Jordan has studied and received certifications from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and California State University, Long Beach (Gerontology Certificate). She received her Masters and Bachelor of Science from California State University, Long Beach. Jordan is married and is the mother of one little girl. In addition to her site, she speaks to groups about health and wellness and works with private clients. For more information, please email her at GutHappyMama@gmail.com