Throughout my teenage and young adult years, I struggled with my weight. I was never happy with the number on the scale and was constantly trying to lose 10 to 15 pounds. I was sure that if I did, I would feel better about myself. In high school, I became obsessed with dieting. I counted every calorie and tracked what I ate in a food journal. This obsession led to many years of binging, purging, chronic dieting, and a very unhealthy relationship with food. It affected every aspect of my life and relations. And none of it made me like myself any more.
When I became a mother, I was determined to model a healthy relationship with food for my daughter and do whatever I could to prevent her from struggling with the same issues I had with food for so many years. I want my daughter to look in the mirror and always love the person she sees because she is strong, smart, and capable of anything. I do not want her to look back on her teen years and early adulthood only to realize they were shaped by food, weight, and body image. I knew I had to make big changes.
I knew there must be a solution to this cycle of chronic, compulsive dieting and food obsession. I spent countless hours reading, researching, listening, and educating myself about health and wellness. I instantly felt a peace of mind and spirit when I found the Primal approach. I finally found the freedom I had been so desperately searching for. I was able to nourish my body, enjoy exercise, and get restorative rest when I adopted the principles I learned.
Confident that other women experience these same struggles and hold the same desires for their families, I chose to use my experience as a motivator for finding a greater purpose. I decided to help women create lasting, healthy change in their lives. Coupled with my desire to educate and support, plus more than 10 years of experience working as a registered nurse, I found the purpose behind my experiences during my formative years: helping women achieve their goals for optimum health.
After experimenting with countless diets, the primal approach to wellness truly resonated with me on a personal level. I was able to see beyond weight and body composition and understand health on a far deeper level. Knowing the way food nourishes the body and controls gene expression highlighted the significance of our choices in a way I had never grasped before. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion with others eager to elevate their wellness.
Carrie Baker lives with her husband, daughter, and dog, Chief, in Wendell, North Carolina. She grew up on her family’s farm and is a small-town girl at heart.
Carrie graduated from East Carolina University – Go Pirates! – with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When she isn’t working as a health coach, she works as a hospice nurse.
In her free time, Carrie enjoys being outdoors on the water, strolling local markets to support small businesses, and spending time with family.