Welcome to my blog. I’m Rebecca. I’m a wife to my handsome husband Tom and mama bear to two wild boys, Jayce (7) and Mason (3). I love to cook, learn new foods, experience new places and heal my body through food. Food is something that was always a struggle for me. It wasn’t until I was at my highest weight of 240lbs that I decided to start making changes. Not only was I overweight, I was depressed, felt ill 24/7, I was constantly visiting the doctors, couldn’t get pregnant and developed serious digestive issues. At that time I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), CC (Chronic Constipation) and was on several medications to ease my digestive discomfort, regulate my hormones and insulin levels. The medication worked………..but then it stopped and I was left with the same issues. The biggest issue was that while I was on medication, there were no changes in my lifestyle. I was never told that my choices in food, beverages and lack of fitness were the biggest factors contributing to everything going on with my body. These factors had my body going crazy, from inside… and out. Not only did I gain weight and develop medical conditions, my acne was out of control! I never had acne before in my life! It was then that I began to take responsibility for myself and what I put into my body. It was my body and no one was going to heal it but me. After research, I began to turn down medications including birth control. Birth control was pushed heavily on me for my PCOS but time after time I would refuse. I didn’t want to treat a hormone disorder with more hormones. I began to read on the importance of gut health, clean eating and much more. Today, while I’m still learning and growing, I eat for my health. I eat to fuel and to heal my body. Like I said, I have a family, I work full time and have hobbies that I pursue. It isn’t always easy but when you feel great from the inside, you’ll give the world the best version of yourself and that makes life a whole lot easier. This blog is a place for me to share the things I like to eat, what works for me, my challenges and growth, recipes, meal ideas, motherhood and everything I love. I’d love you to join me on my journey!