I grew up in Mexico. I was a very ambitious young girl. First woman in my family ever to go to college, first to work for a Fortune 500 company and first to be a business owner. Ultimately, I emigrated to the United States to pursue my education at Harvard.
Starting in my teens and throughout my adult life, I had struggles with my weight, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating) and a variety of physical and emotional health issues that no doctor could help me and made me feel stuck, overweight and depressed. Finally, I made the decision that if I was ever going to get control of my health, my weight and my life, that it was going to be up to me to come up with the solutions to my problems.
I looked back at my life, back to when I was a young girl growing up in Mexico when I never had any of these issues and that is where I found my solution in foods that I ate when I was growing up in Mexico in the Mexican Food Diet. I went and talked to my mother and my grandmother and I got family recipes because women in my family have been very healthy and never been obese.
I also became a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and began an intense program where I have studied and trained with some of the world's best health, weight and wellness experts.