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My top 3 mistakes that hurt my career and my metabolism

Do you ever wonder how you got here??

First of all, let me ask you…

Are you happy with where you are at right now? 😃  


Are you a bit disappointed? 😔

You know there’s more to life.  

You didn’t think it would be so difficult.  

You want to find more happiness or fun or peace in your life.

Every day in our lives, we make hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices and decisions.
It could be as simple as deciding to take 3 breaths before yelling at our kids or raiding the pantry.
I just want you to know that you are right here/right now because of ALL these choices (big and small) every day.

Personally, I can say that I am proud of where I am at right now BUT WOW, I made a ton of mistakes!

I struggled for a long time to find my true calling and during those years, I also struggled with my health, anxiety, gut, cravings, and motivation too.

I’d like to share the main mistakes I made along the way because there are some beautiful learning lessons that I know can help YOU.

➡️ In college, my education was strictly clinical (treating disease). Graduating from University of Pittsburgh, I became a Registered Dietitian and I worked in hospitals and nursing homes.

Even though I am proud to be a Registered Dietitian, I hated the clinical scene. With all the regulations, it was hard to make real connections with patients and truly help them.  And all the clinical formulas (calculating your caloric needs and metabolic rate) was not adding up in real life.  To this day, there is a HUGE discrepancy between the clinical definition of metabolism (calories in = calories out) and what’s really happening in the body.

➡️ Next, I became a Certified Personal Trainer and worked in the gym setting.  I was getting closer to finding my purpose but I still couldn’t figure out how nutrition fit in.

In the gym world, you are supposed to eat tons of protein to build muscle and shred fat.  A trainer’s diet consists of chicken, chicken, eggs, egg whites, protein powder, and maybe some broccoli and rice.  When working out hard and eating this way, everyone struggles with cravings and ends up gaining weight in the end (while feeling defeated and exhausted).

➡️ When Brian and I moved to California, I started to see the light.  I worked with holistic doctors and was taught a whole new way to HEAL the body from the inside out.  I worked for a famous endocrinologist, Dr Schwarzbein, for a long time.  She helped me understand how hormones and blood sugar can make or break your metabolism.

At this point, I was a mom with 2 little ones.  Since I was a Type-A go-getter and trying to prove something to myself, I started a healthy meal delivery service in Santa Barbara along with my other consulting gigs.  I had more knowledge and confidence as a nutritionist but I was overextended with a FULL schedule of work and family.  

With too many obligations, too much stress, and not enough time, my health started to go downhill.  I knew I needed to find more life balance.

When my family moved back to the east coast, I made a decision to create the life I wanted.  Yes, I enjoyed teaching nutrition and exercise, but I also craved more quality family time, simplicity, and peace in the mind.  This is when I started to teach yoga and meditation.  This is when I stopped all the rushing and I set boundaries around my schedule.  This is when I blended my passions with my career (nutrition, exercise, stress management, mindfulness, and balanced family home).

And right now… All of this led me to YOU.

As a health coach, my mission is to help motivated women lose weight effortlessly, overcome cravings and revive their energy so that they can confidently create a balanced lifestyle forever. 

If you want more out of life and find yourself again…
If you want to feel confident about your health…
If you need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

What you should do next …

Register for my Nutrition Class: 3 Realistic Solutions to Rev Your Metabolism so you can Drop Weight Naturally Without Deprivation. And after class, you will receive a gift (My Favorite Balanced Breakfast Recipe Book). I recommend you register early; spaces are limited! 

Sign-up for my 3-Day Eating Reset: Tame your sugar cravings without feeling deprived. You will receive my step-by-step guide to stabilize your blood sugar with a done-for-you menu plan, simple recipes, and shopping list.

Schedule a FREE Metabolism Mastery Call: This is a no pressure phone conversation with our health coaches.  Let’s dive into your specific challenges and goals to figure out what next steps are best for you.


About the Author

Hello, I’m Betsy Markle.  I’m a Registered Dietitian and Holistic Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience. Living a busy life with 3 kids and a passionate career, I understand the importance of realistic nutrition, exercise, and balanced living.

Women tend to put the needs of everyone else before their own. My passion is to empower women to create a healthy lifestyle that they love and can stick with forever.

Here at Sunshine Wellness, we are proud to help women lose weight effortlessly, overcome cravings, and revive energy so they can heal their metabolism, ditch the diet mentality, and love their bodies.

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