20 Jul Eunice Dockrell
Cambridgeshire PE29 1SF
Certified Banting Coach
Certification Date: 20 October 2016
I struggled with my weight for some time, actually for several years. I thought that as I was in menopause this was the way it was going to be. My whole life I have always been eating a healthy lifestyle, never overdid things but since in menopause my weight kept climbing. I then had some regular blood tests done and was told that I was pre-diabetic and advised to cut all potato, rice, bread and pasta.
George Bernard Shaw said that progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. I knew that I had to change myself to enable change in my life.
This is when my low carb journey started, I went cold turkey and removed all high carb items from my kitchen. At the same time I told my daughter Gina-Leigh about low carb and as she reached a low point in her life I suggested that she starts low carb to see if that would improve her situation. She was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases, taking 16 prescribed tablets in a day. These debilitating diseases affected her quality of life and every aspect of her life. Low carb made such a difference to both of us. Together we have been on this fabulous journey, cutting out all the high carb foods but enjoying great meals every day. I lost 10kg and 2 dress sizes in 8 months and Gina lost 16kg in 9 months and overall lost 20kg.
People started asking me what have I done as I looked great and had so much energy. I had my blood tests repeated 6 months after I started and was no longer pre-diabetic, low carb became my lifeand that was how it would continue. This inspired us to become low carb coaches to increase our knowledge as we both had a desire to help and motivate others. We are so passionate about low carb that we just wanted to help every person around us to improve their health too. We started BantingGirls, learning more and more and with our knowledge we would be able to support, teach and help you reclaim your vitality, living a low carb lifestyle.
We can help you with meal planning, how to identify high carb foods and all the necessary tools to empower you so that you too can excel with a low carb lifestyle.
I want to encourage you with a quote that I read: NO MATTER who you are, what you did, where you’ve come from. You can ALWAYS change, you can become a better version of YOURSELF.
They say: You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight! I choose every day to change the changeable, accept the unchangeable and remove myself from the unacceptable. I apply it to the food I eat too. Change is a gradual thing and we might sometimes loose our way. Keeping motivated when we fall down can be hard at times, so I want to help you stay motivated, not only guiding you on your Banting journey, but also helping you stay strong and focused on the long term picture of living healthy for life.
If you’re a mother, juggling family, work and home can be a daunting task sometimes. Add to that trying to change old habits of eating high carb sugary food and you might feel a bit overwhelmed. I know I surely did when I started! But I am here to tell you that habits can be broken. You have taken the first step towards a healthy lifestyle by clicking on my profile today. And I will do my best to help you stay focused on why you started this journey in Banting in the first place. I can assure you, I know the struggles of trying to balance it all and I also remember how amazing it felt when I got my groove. Eating low carb healthy fats is a positive change in your life and a journey that you should enjoy. Savor every healthy bite you take and remind yourself that you are healing your own body. You can change your life. You can gain good health. You can be part of the change initiative towards better health.
Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. This is your time. That’s why you are here.