Debbie Kumpf R.H.N.
Real Food Nutrition
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Certified Habit Coach, Certified Consistency Coach
I struggled my whole life to lose weight and keep it off. I went on my first diet when I was 9 years old. My goal was to lose 10 pounds, and I did. Over the next few years, I developed a keen interest in nutrition and started to read books like Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition by David Reuben, MD. Unfortunately, I didn’t maintain that weight loss and over the next 4 decades (yikes!) I yo-yo dieted my way up to a size 22, weighing in at 232 pounds. I’d heard about low-carb diets over the years, but I never tried it because I thought they were unhealthy, and honestly, it was scary thinking about giving up carbs. During the summer of 2011, I was desperate, so I decided to give the Atkins diet a try. Over the next few months, I went from a size 22 to a size 12. In late January of 2012, I was laid off from my job in publishing and given a generous severance package. I used this as an opportunity to follow my passion and went back to school to become a nutritionist. Along the way, I also became a personal trainer. What I learned was that the low carb/healthy fat (LCHF) way of eating works so well because when you don’t spike your blood glucose level by eliminating sugar and starches, your insulin level stays low, which transforms you from a sugar burner into a fat burner. Pretty cool, huh? And as a bonus, you can go for hours and hours without eating because you’re getting energy from your stored fat. I created The Real Food Formula to harness the power of LCHF into a 12-week comprehensive program that works. This is the secret to weight loss that I want to teach women like me, so they don’t have to go through what I did and spend decades on diets that don’t work. If you’re struggling like I was, contact me, I can help.