It’s the Weekend.
Time to grab a cuppa or a glass of something or other, to kick back relax and find out about another Empowered Woman.
Rebecca Boulton – Empowers other women – Women of a “certain age” balance their hormones naturally. I am passionate about well being (as you know) and I really do think that there are many other alternatives out there rather than being best friends with the pharmacist and possessing a medicine cabinet that is bursting at the seems. I feel that a more natural approach can be very effective either on its own or when combined with prescribed medicines.
My personal preference is to look into natural product and services and Rebecca certainly fits the bill. So I will hand over to Rebecca who has a wonderful story to tell of how she got to where she is today working with women, and raising her family.
Retrained as a Nutritional Therapist 5 years ago after having spent the previous 12 years working as an It consultant for a large corporate firm. Long hours, working away from home and trying to juggle a young family led to burnout and a reassessment of her priorities and a new lease of life! She has 2 children, age 6 and 8, and 2 stepchildren, age 13 and 15, and lives in South Yorkshire with her partner. She works online helping pre-menopausal women to balance their hormones naturally.
5 years ago I was exhausted, stressed, grumpy and fat! I had a 1 and a 3 year old and was just getting by day to day.
Existing not living.
I was falling asleep on the sofa every night. Arguing with my partner and irritable with the kids. Binge eating when no-one was around and gaining weight so none of my clothes fit me. I couldn’t concentrate or focus at work and I just felt totally overwhelmed and fed up with my life.
No-one seemed to be able to give me an answer as to what was wrong. I had all the blood tests done at the doctors but they all came back clear and I was just told it was normal to feel like that because I was a mum of 2 young kids and had a stressful job. But I knew there was more to it than that. And now I know that it may be common but it isn’t normal to feel like that.
Reading an article in a magazine was the turning point for me.
It talked about alternative solutions to balancing your hormones and what the symptoms of imbalanced ones were. Low energy levels, poor sleep, mood swings, PMS, weight gain, lack of concentration, sugar cravings and I could tick every one of them off.
So I made some changes. Started to take better care of myself, eating better, not skipping meals, exercising and slowly I started to feel better. And I was hooked…I wanted to be able to share my experience with other women so they could feel better too.
This led to me spending the next 3 years juggling a part-time consultancy job with a post-graduate diploma and 2 young children. At times it was hard but I loved what I was studying and it was so worth all the extra hours on evenings and weekends.
I now run my own business as a qualified Nutritionist and show other busy women how to balance their hormones naturally through diet and lifestyle changes so they can get their lives back. I use a unique mix of nutrition advice, guidance and tips which fit it into their lifestyle. No fad diets or quick fixes as I don’t believe they work, just simple, practical changes.