Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here.
I’m Lexi. I’m a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and also have a BS in Sociology from Boston College. I grew up in New Jersey, but I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my wonderful fiancé and our two dogs, Maya and Leo. I’m so excited to share my story with you!
The holistic lifestyle I now lead stems from my past physical and emotional health struggles. Growing up, I was a competitive tennis player and loved to push my body to its limits, day after day. As a child, I spent the majority of my time on the tennis court, and off the court I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. However, abruptly in my freshman year of high school, I started to obsess about my appearance. I desperately wanted to lose weight in order achieve the “perfect” body. I tried everything from calorie restriction, cleanses, detoxes and everything in between. I did my 60 minutes of cardio everyday in addition to my intense tennis practices. When I wasn’t on the tennis court, I was trying to find ways to limit my food intake and burn more calories throughout the day. My desire to achieve thinness began to consume me.
Regardless of my unhealthy habits and developing disordered relationship with food and my body, I was at a healthy weight, doing fine in school, had a thriving social life and was a top ranked national tennis player. On the outside, I was thriving. Even though I carried around this emotional burden, I had very few physical symptoms and because of that- I thought I was perfectly fine. My successful junior tennis career led me to earn a full scholarship to Boston College.
Throughout my time at Boston College I started to experience the effects of the years of physical and emotional stress I put my body through. My under-eating and over-exercise took an incredible toll. I believe that these signs were my body’s way of communicating to me that it had enough. My body broke down. I was left with hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, anxiety, inflammation, adrenal fatigue and an extremely unhealthy relationship with food and exercise. Years of dieting only left me feeling hopeless and miserable in my body.
Once I graduated college, I was really ready to heal. I let go of the belief that dieting harder was going to fix me and make me more worthy. So I stopped tracking, counting and obsessing about rules. I began to value quality over quantity. I taught myself to cook and started having fun in the kitchen. I went back to school for nutritional therapy and learned the science behind bio-individuality – the idea that every person has unique nutritional needs. I realized that most diets fail because they take a 1-size fits all approach. So I stopped paying attention to what others were eating and connected with my own body and what it thrives off of.
Over time, I created a new lifestyle for myself. Today, I eat in a way I can maintain all year round because it is nourishing and enjoyable. My symptoms began to disappear and my body started to come back into balance.
My healing journey taught me how to listen to my body and truly tune into my intuition. Today, i’m passionate about all things holistic wellness, hormones, digestion, and healing the body from the inside out. What started as my personal health journey has evolved into so much more. I’ve transitioned from focusing on my own health to helping guide others through theirs. In addition to my personal experience, I went back to school through the Nutritional Therapy Association and became an Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, so I could guide women to nourish themselves in the best way possible.