A Few Things About Me:
- Native Texan now living in Austin
- Lover of (almost) all food — can’t seem to get on board with olives or squid just yet.
- Enjoyer of the outdoors, running, cycling and photography.
- Hostess of way too many fun get-togethers to count at our house!
- Married to the love of my life, Cohl Brazil, who I met and married while in dental school.
- And proud dog-mom of our adorable pup, Tevah.
My Evolving Table…
Oftentimes I enjoyed a bowl of sugary cereal for breakfast and a PB&J sandwich for my lunch as a kid.
My parents both worked full-time so dinner mostly consisted of easy-to-prepare meals or fast food on our way to dance, volleyball, or piano practice. Even through my college years, I ate the same way… because that was what I knew about eating.
At age 24 I was suffering from stomach cramps, gassiness, constant headaches/migraines, and just overall not feeling so hot. I decided to give gluten-free eating a try.
After a few days, I was convinced that gluten was enemy #1. For over 4 ½ years I was strictly gluten-free and encouraged others that it was THE way.
I was so passionate about gluten being the “root of all evil” that I started a site some of you may know called “Gluten Free with L.B.” It worked for me for a few months, until it didn’t.
The stomach issues returned, the migraines remained, and I would still get crashing blood sugars on random mornings. I soon had to face the reality that I had avoided all along… eliminating gluten was not my quick-fix.
It was more than swapping out my gluten-filled pretzels for gluten-free pretzels. I began to realize that when I consumed too much sugar, dairy, or processed foods in one day I would feel pretty crummy.
For a long time I did not give the food, the fuel, I was putting into my body the credit (or the fault!) it deserved. Food plays a MASSIVE role in how we think, move and feel.
That old saying “You put junk in, you get junk out” couldn’t be closer to the truth.
But… you must also find a healthy balance. A level of nutritious eating you can maintain throughout eternity. A way of eating that doesn’t consume your life but is seamlessly integrated into your crazy-busy-hectic-but-oh-so-amazing way of living.
And slowly, ever-so-slowly, begin to evolve… and adopt new and better eating habits along the way.
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A PART OF YOUR EVOLUTION!