Hey out there… my name is Nicole Tanzillo, and I’m a foodie. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved cooking, baking, and most importantly, eating. My tastes varied from the simple pleasure of (gasp!) Kraft Deluxe macaroni and cheese to the more sophisticated experience of truly amazing sushi to the caffeinated joy of a crisp, cold Diet Coke. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking, and I even had my own successful cake design business for a few years (Wicked Cakes). I regularly cooked five course meals filled with pasta, cheese, and carbs, and I loved hosting a good dinner party.
What did all this get me?
30 extra pounds of fat on my frame, constant heartburn, sleeping problems, and chronic allergies. Despite the fact that I was a pretty regular runner, I just wasn’t able to keep up with the excessive consumption, and my health was suffering. While I was content to live this lifestyle in my 20’s, I could see that this was not a sustainable lifestyle. I recognized that this was not the kind of mother I wanted to be, and that I was limiting my own potential and happiness across all facets of my life.