Courtney's History With Food and Weight Loss
"Growing up, I was heavy, and in high school I tried diet pills as well as not eating," Courtney shared. Her relationship with food has always been her hardest battle. "I didn't know how to eat for fuel. I ate because it was what tasted good," and she thought healthy foods couldn't also be delicious.
"I was always looking for the quick fix, the magical 'lose-30-pounds-in-five-days' fairy," Courtney said. Throughout her entire life, she's lost and gained weight, and until 2016, she didn't know she could lose weight and keep it off without surgery.
She just had to retrain her mind from everything she had been raised to know about healthy eating. "I've had to learn that my relationship with food is a direct connection to how I feel and how I perform in life and in my workouts," Courtney explained.