My name is Charmaine Canida (@_coachceecee), and I am 28 years old. I’m from Houston, Texas, and I’m a case manager and wellness coach. After seeing a loved one deal with health issues as a result of poor nutrition, I changed my lifestyle by eating a low-carb, intermittent fasting 18:6 diet and doing Camp Gladiator boot camp workouts.
I was always overweight, and obesity runs in my family. Growing up, I was bullied for being overweight, but it only made me want to eat more. I used food in order to cope with stress, depression, sadness, and anger. Sodas and sweets were like my cigarettes or drug of choice. Anytime I had a bad day, that is what I wanted.
Fast-forward to July 19, 2016: I sat on my bed crying uncontrollably over the loss of my grandmother seven months prior. I had been sad and depressed for