My name is Andrea Tore and I am a happy wife and mother of two. I was 34 when my first child was born and the weight just fell off of me. I didn’t understand how people struggled so much to lose weight after childbirth. I breastfed my daughter and was down to pre-baby weight in no time. Then… my son came along. Oh, my… rude awakening! I had gained 60 pounds which was quite a lot for my 5ft 2″ body that had never seen more than 110 pounds. It’s okay I told myself. I will begin breastfeeding and the pounds will drop like they did with my daughter. Ut oh…rude awakening again! The weight didn’t budge. Here I am now 37 years old. Could my metabolism have changed that much in 3 years? I COULD NOT lose the weight. I tried several different diets and would lose 10 pounds here, 15 pounds there, but as soon as I stopped the diet, the weight would creep back up again.
Finally, for the first time in my life, I understood what it was like to have a weight problem. I became depressed and irritable. I continued wearing maternity clothes because nothing fit. My skin was dry and I had dark circles that lived under my eyes from crying and sleep deprivation. My patience level was zero. I knew I needed to make some changes but wasn’t sure how to get started.
Previously, I had worked with a health counselor to help my daughter get off of laxatives that she was on for almost 1 year due to chronic constipation. What we learned from the health counselor, was that almost everything we were eating was considered a “processed food” and came out of a bag, box or can. We began implementing many more “whole foods” into my daughter’s diet and within a few months of doing this, we were able to wean her off of these laxatives that she had been taking for almost 1 year.
That experience was what catapulted me into becoming a health counselor myself. I became fascinated with the correlation between diet and health. I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. I opened a practice and began coaching busy moms.
I was proud of my work and pleased to be helping moms feed their kids better. But at the same time I was embarrassed that I could not seem to drop this weight. Finally, after battling depression and months of soul searching, I decided to take everything I had learned and make some changes in my own life.
I began with affirmations to help bring my confidence level up. From there I made a commitment to exercise. I decided NOT to diet but instead to add as many vegetables to each meal as possible. I ate early in the day and worked on stressful areas in my life that were causing me to have the desire to snack at night. Doing all of these things began removing my weight slowly but surely. It was working!! With each pound that dropped I gained a new sense of optimism and excitement about getting my pre-baby bod back. I am now 40something… and feel the happiest and healthiest that I have ever felt in my entire life. My husband is happy (happy wife, happy life!) and my kids are happy!!
My mission is to empower YOU to get your fabulous back! I support MOMS and dads to find their ideal weight by DITCHING THE DIET. No more DEPRIVING YOURSELF UNTIL YOU BINGE. Together, we will discover the foods that are best for YOUR UNIQUE BODY because no person’s body is the same. You will learn new delicious and nutritious recipes that you actually start to CRAVE. Beautiful lady, I look forward to supporting YOU to reach your health and wellness goals!! Contact me today and let’s get started!!!
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Having spent 22 years in the wellness industry, Andrea learned a great deal about overall health and nutrition. She began her journey working with an international wellness company. This allowed her to help thousands of individuals and families nationwide achieve different levels of wellness including — weight management, cardiovascular health, increased vitality, nutrition education, as well as gaining an understanding of toxic products used in many homes and the negative effects they have.
Through this experience, Andrea developed a passion for helping others. This passion along with healing her daughter’s health issues naturally, led her to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Andrea was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Andrea also became a member of the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners.
Andrea studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:
- Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
- Deepak Chopra, MD, leader in the field of mind-body medicine
- Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
- Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
- Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
- Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
- Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
- Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
- David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
- Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
- Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times and bestselling author
- Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
- and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities
Drawing on this knowledge, Andrea will help you create a completely personalized “road map to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Together, you will take baby steps to get you to where you want to be. Instead of focusing on what you cannot have, we will concentrate on delicious and nutritious foods as well as lifestyle choices that will empower you to glow inside and out!