Lisa is a 52 year old who hails originally from Bournemouth, in the south of England. She is a qualified Personal Trainer, with special certifications in Kettlebell training, HIIT training and Cardio Kickboxing, plus she is also a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist and Primal Health Coach.
Years of various illnesses relating to gut health led Lisa to investigate her dietary patterns and, after qualifying as a nutritionist, more research took her on a journey from vegetarian to carnivore with the result of alleviation of all her symptoms.
After suffering an injury to her back many years ago, she turned to strength training to heal her own body, and believes that exercise is an important part of the overall lifestyle and achieving optimal health.
Lisa got into low carb/keto for health reasons. She had been a vegetarian for 27 years, fortunately she ate eggs. She thought she was doing it for health reasons and environmental reasons. Lisa suffered with IBS symptoms. After training as a personal trainer and nutritionist, she read a lot, which led her to paleo, thinking she had an issue with gluten. She ate paleo as a vegetarian and was constantly tired.
With more research she felt she had to add some meat and fish back into her diet. This wasn’t an easy decision having been a vegetarian for 27 years. Within 3 weeks her smell and taste came back.
Lisa eats nose to tail and her health has never been better. Lisa believes if you are going to kill an animal then you should make use of the whole animal, plus different parts of the animal have different nutrients.
Lisa’s Top Tips
- Be patient and give it time
- Avoid substituting unhealthy foods with healthier versions – step away from substituting
- Embrace that it is a lifestyle change
Quotes by Lisa Bailey
“The more I researched, the more I thought I am going to have to put some meat and fish back into my diet. It wasn’t an easy decision because 27 years as a vegetarian is a long time.“
“It was like day and night I felt so much better”
“I lost my smell and taste”
“Being pregnant and vegetarian these things built up to be a nutrient deficient diet”
“It is more ethical, if you are going to eat animal foods, if you are going to kill an animal then make use of the whole of it.“
“I don’t want to waste any part of that animal that died for me to eat it.“
“I have a very low carbon footprint from my eating”
“If weight loss is your goal, then dairy can hinder that.“
“I don’t crash and burn – about having energy.“
“People starting weight training in the 80s can improve muscle density (not quite exact wording as Lisa said it)“
“Exercise is not a weight loss tool”
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