My journey has been quiet like yours...just a few things added or missing..but I've traveled it all on foot.
I've always been a happy child, eating most of the time to feed my formative illnesses more than my appetite. The transformation from a plump overeating child to a healthy, fit, adult is my story and through my experiences I have been able to mould my story of a nutritious and disease free life for all of you..
My earliest memories of me are almost always related to food binging, junk rich foods calling out to me, loving snack time and attracting the most easily available ready to eat dishes on the menu.
By natural progression, came the teens & adulthood, welcoming some serious and not so pleasant changes that started to manifest into a series of lifestyle disturbances that would have a lasting impact on my life. Menstrual cycles disturbance, painful acne, severe pigmentation, gradual & constant exhaustion impacting various regular activities, hair fall, bald patches: everything that could impact my confidence and a large part of my happiness quotient.I tried literally everything I could (just like you) & failed every time !
I was at an age where I was fighting disappointment & depression and couldn't change much of my genetic makeup. The one thing that it couldn't change was my resilience to resolve and get better. Through various tests, findings and resolution, I fought PCOS and other conditions attached to it.
Fortunately, for me, having already majored in this field, changed my world. I pursued further degrees in Nutrition, & I learnt to listen, follow and respect my body with what exactly it needed. I was my first client!! I fell in love and met a new version of myself not just because I looked better, but also because I felt better. I experienced regular and painless periods just by filling up the deficiencies with food & lifestyle changes. My skin started glowing !! The right kind of exercise according to my body type accelerated my transformation.