The first 34 years of my life were quite difficult. I was born in Israel to a very loving family: a wonderful younger sister, a Belgian father with a great sense of humor and a Canadian mother who made us healthy snacks of cut cucumbers and carrots and is my inspiration to eating in a healthy way. But despite all this, things just always seemed to be hard for me.
As a child I was very shy, clinging to my mother’s skirt, and I had no confidence.
When I left public school, one of the teachers remarked that I wasn’t smart, so in high school, I became obsessed with my marks. I was driven to succeed and spent all my days (and nights) studying. I also went on my first diet.
Though I was always slim, I became obsessed with my weight, strictly controlling what and how much I ate: drinking Diet Coke, chewing sugar-free gum (waking up in the morning with it stuck to my hair), counting calories, constantly dieting and weighing myself, eating low-fat foods and very little in general and exercising. I became very skinny, extremely low in energy and was often constipated.
After graduating from high school, I went swinging to the other extreme, finding fulfillment in eating two sandwiches in a row, white bread with chocolate spread, chocolate bars, and still chewing lots of gum (eventually my jaw started to click from so much chewing).
Looking back I can see that it was as if I was on a pendulum swinging back and forth, from dieting, to having bad sugar cravings, to binge eating and then to dieting again. This cycle went on for years. Going from being very skinny to overweight.
I had serious emotional eating disorders and wasn’t a happy person. Honestly, I really was a mess!
One day, after eating a bit too much sugar and feeling really sick I realized I had to make a big change in my life.
I embarked on the path to slowly heal myself.
Life really changed for me when I went to my first yoga class at the age of 34. I left the class feeling like a grey cloud had lifted from above my head. I felt very light, full of trust in life and happy for no reason whatsoever. Fourteen years have gone by, and the cloud has never come back. Over the years my yoga practice has grown and become an innate part of my life.
Then at the age of 37 I found the courage to close my 12 year old cake business, and though I graduated in film, leave my work in film too. I started studying holistic nutrition in NYC, where I totally connected to my passion: nutrition, healthy eating, healthy sweets and helping women. Those studies totally changed my life and made me who I am today.
My diet gradually changed, and I really got interested in superfoods that sorted out my sugar cravings.
I balanced other aspects in my life which slowly stopped the binge eating.
At the age of 39, I met my wonderful Irish husband, Diarmuid, and we opened “have a superl!fe”, our Irish based superfood company for Superfood Blends. Our vision is to make healthy eating easy while inspiring people to live their superl!fe.
SuperMums is a part of “have a superl!fe” but it focuses on the super mums – the mums of our modern world, who are juggling so much at the expense of their health and happiness. My mission is to help mothers connect back to themselves, overcome their sugar cravings in a healthy and natural way so they can lose the extra weight, keep it off for good and regain their love of their body, control over their food and love of life.
The Overcome Your Sugar Cravings Program is based on everything I learned in the last 15 years and used on myself, my husband and dozens of my clients to beat their sugar cravings.
If I did it, anyone can. Today I am free of sugar cravings with absolutely no binge eating or obsession around food, I’m no longer constipated, my moods are balanced, I have loads of energy and I am really happy.
This path isn’t an easy path, but it is a simple path. All it requires from you is to commit and to take consistent action (through baby steps) every day. I can guarantee that if you go through my system, I can help you be sugar craving free so you lose that extra weight!
Are you ready to take action and to live your superl!fe?