Hi, I'm Adri!
I'm a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. I help women heal their metabolism and their relationship with food so that they can burn more fat, slim down, and prevent chronic disease (without restriction!).
How did I get here?
I'm a born-and-raised Colombian girl who moved to the United States at 17 years old to go to university. I went from eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy homemade meals to eating the processed food that is often served in college cafeterias in the US.
Even though I played varsity tennis (exercised for 3 hours every day), I gained the common “freshman 15” pounds.
Here I was struggling to lose weight, starting a new diet every Monday & feeling frustrated, ashamed, and unmotivated.
Desperate to lose weight, I became obsessed with dieting...
So I tried a lot of different diets, but I could never stick to anything for more than a few days. I didn't have the "willpower". I'd often end up telling myself: “I already ruined my diet today so I might as well indulge for the rest of the week and start a new diet on Monday”.
When I realized I couldn’t really stick to a diet, I started eating only non-fat, low-fat foods, and diet frozen meals...and I started forcing myself to do extra workouts each week - which I didn’t enjoy!
I took advice from nutritionists and personal trainers but still wasn’t getting the results I wanted. The more I tried to lose weight, the harder it seemed to be. I wasn't making any progress!
FINALLY, SOMETHING CLICKED!
Restrictive dieting and punishing exercise had damaged my metabolism. My body was in "survival weight gain mode".
It was time to make a change. I started focusing on healing my metabolism, rather than trying to follow restrictive diets. And then the weight started coming off...
I LOST OVER 12 KGS!
I lost over 12 kgs & have kept them off for over 10 years.
And I'm going to help you do the same!
Seeing my own transformation, motivated me to join the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and become a certified Holistic Nutrition Health Coach.
I NO LONGER BELIEVE IN DIETING!
Diets don't work! If they did, you wouldn't be here.
95% of diets fail - the majority of people who lose weight on a diet gain it back (and then some!).
Sustainable weight loss comes from healing your metabolism.
I'm now passionate about helping women improve their metabolism and their relationship with food so that they can burn more fat, slim down, and prevent chronic disease (without restriction!).