We are so excited to have our amazing friend Dominique Tipper share her journey to healthy living as our first guest blogger on Lee-Loy. Dominique is British actress, singer songwriter and dancer from East London. She is currently starring on SyFy’s series “The Expanse” as the captivating and empowering Naomi Nagata.
Over the course of the past 6 to 7 years I have been slowly but surely finding ways to improve my well being. I’d worked out that yoga and meditation really sat well with me, and I had stopped taking the pill because I found the one size fits all approach made me, and most of the women I know psychos. So late last year I felt the next logical step was to focus specifically on what I was putting inside of my body. I didn’t really think there was anything wrong with me, but I did wonder if I could feel and be better. My curiosity was ignited.
I’ve always been slim built and I’ve always abused that in the sense that I would eat fatty and non nutritional foods on most occasions and know that it would never show on my waistline. As we are all so obsessed with certain aesthetics in our society, if you’re slim you must be at your healthiest right? Lols, not necessarily the case. I’d like to add that I did eat what I thought was healthy most of the time.
I started to wonder if the information that I had about the food I was eating; the “healthy stuff” was right. I used to roll my eyes at people that were gluten free or dairy free, Vegetarian or paleo but I started to wonder if maybe I was missing something. I came across Kelly Brogan’s book “A Mind Of Your Own“. I can’t say I was completely unaware of the things I read in her book, but she really blows the lid off it all and the science is there to back it up. The knowledge she imparted about food was super eye opening and made a lot of sense to me. So I changed my eating habits and found most of the things she suggested worked for me.
My whole body changed. When I look back at pictures of myself from early last year I look swollen. My weight has only changed by a couple pounds but the “puff” has gone. More importantly I noticed my moods are so stable. Even around the time of my period I was rational. I WAS RATIONAL. Eating the right food has created a kind of baseline state of being, mentally, emotionally and physically that just feels so normal, and because I know it’s all so well informed I feel wonderful about it. I’m still researching and changing things everyday and things that work for me may not work for you. I’m not here to tell you what to eat. I’m here to encourage you to become aware of what you are putting into your bodies and hopefully give you a little nudge to start reading up on these things and figuring out what works for you. Please, just start looking and then share it with all the people around you so they can start looking too 🙂