Caitlin Weeks blogs at her site, grassfedgirl.com, and is the author of several cooking books, including the paperback cookbook, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, she co-authored with her husband, Nabil Boumrar and Diane San Filippo.
Caitlin become a comfort food eater and a sugar and carb addict at a young age. She lost 80 pounds with Weight Watchers, but was eating processed foods and doing tons of cardio.
She later became a personal trainer, effectively making weight control a career choice, and got really into strength training. She continued to experiment with dieting, trying low-fat, then vegetarian.
With her busy schedule and low-fat, low-protein diet, she wasn't feeling great. That is when she discovered the Weston A. Price type diet through a nutritionist, and it is also when she found out she had Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
There is a happy ending to this story, but you'll have to listen to find out! Caitlin and I have a great conversation about her journey, plus about how she and her chef husband concocted the ideas and recipes for Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.
I think there is a lot of value in sharing our health stories as women. It is easy to feel alone in your health challenges, and easy to give up for lack of results. But with persistence and open-mindedness, as Caitlin demonstrates, you can truly find your sweet spot.
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