Mitzi is a 54-year-old mother and grandmother who has been following the low carb/keto lifestyle more than two-and-a-half years. She is also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and experienced health and wellness coach. After achieving such amazing results following a ketogenic lifestyle, her passion for spreading the word and specializing in Ketogenic coaching was born.
Nearly six years ago, Mitzi was obese with a long list of diagnosed medical conditions: fatty liver, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, sleep apnea, acid reflux, joint pain, planter’s fasciitis, brain fog, gas and bloating, acne, and dry eye syndrome. She was also diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and Depression, and had a suspected transient ischemic attack (mini stroke) that led to the prescription of anti-seizure medication on top of an antidepressant and amphetamines to manage her other conditions.
In short, she was a mess.
In January of 2012, Mitzi began a journey to take back her health and it started with just eating real food, getting rid of grains, as well as all processed foods. Those initial changes eventually morphed into Paleo, which then led to some weight loss, increased energy, improvement of all those medical conditions, and eventually getting off all medications.
Mitzi found her way to low carb in 2015 and, in May of 2016, she attended her first Low Carb Cruise. While there she was inspired to go Keto and since then, it has been truly transformational; leading to additional weight loss, increased strength and energy, and even greater mental clarity. During summer of 2017, she finally joined the gym and now works out three days a week. She’s lost at least 50 pounds, and has shrunk from a size 16-18 to a size 4-6, which is the smallest she’s ever been in her adult life.
After experiencing such a remarkable recovery, Mitzi decided to take nutritional therapy classes, initially for her own education. She then decided that the life-changing, foundational, holistic, nutritional approach was just too important not to share with others and became a coach. She has successfully coached individuals who, under the supervision of their medical treatment providers, have reversed type 2 diabetes, eliminated multiple prescription medications, lost weight, and improved their auto-immune conditions.
This is a journey and lifestyle, not a temporary quick fix! Mitzi meets people where they are, and provides firm, yet realistic advice and guidance on making a Ketogenic lifestyle work. She has proven success working in group and one-on-one settings, and she’d be happy to provide you with email coaching as well.
Shout out to Kimmi for telling me what I already knew...but just didn't want to admit to; To Mary for being so relatable and the first person I thought understood my struggle (also for being a fashion diva--love your shoes although I'm sure I'd fall on my face); To Elaina for her sense of humor; To Jessyca for stressing the importance of family; To Katrina for proving that being better doesn't mean that you are going to end up perfect; To Michelyn for her cheery disposition and beautiful smile; To Linda who helps me focus on the journey; To Sabrina who reminds us to love life; To Mitzi who lives life to the fullest and has followed a journey so similar to mine (and to embrace the aging process as it can be beautiful-you own it!). To Lauren who has taken time to help me understand some of the weird stuff...Every coach has been inspirational, motivational, and educational to me. And it has been quite the experience to have had the opportunity to follow several of the coaches progress--because we are all a work in progress. I'm a tab bit jealous of people just starting out to have access to such great keto coaches--I wish I would have had the opportunity; it would have saved me a lot of trial and error. But, I am so happy to have found this family and I look forward to meeting many of you in Austin.