I am a pharmacist by profession and a pharmacy owner. I graduated in 2008 from the University of Malta. For 6 years, I owned a small village pharmacy in Zebbug, Malta which I loved. However, I have decided to move on to another passion of mine and that is helping people overcome issues with body image and weight and health and get their PCOS under control. Since leaving community pharmacy I obtained a Masters degree in Eating Disorders and Clinical nutrition from UCL. I am also an accredited breathwork facilitator and NLP Practitioner.
Ever since I was young I loved explaining and teaching - and I used to do this every day in my job with my patients. Now I try to use this website and Social media to educate about health. I was also always very artistic - I used to play music when I was younger and now I have also delved into Photography and writing. In 2018 I won photographer of the year with the Malta Institute of professional photography.
My journey is a long time coming. I have always been a high achiever academically but always struggled with my body image and relationship with food. As a teenager, I was bullied quite severely and food was always my comfort. Food made me happy for a short while. As I grew up food kept always being my refuge but that led to weight gain. At 19 years oge I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on birth control and told to come back when I wanted kids. Honestly back then I didn't think much about it. Never figured all of this was related.
I tried every diet program on the market, I would lose some weight and then gain weight again. Why was I successful academically and professionally and not in this one area of my life? I graduated in 2008 as a pharmacist from the Univeristy of Malta and moved to the Netherlands for a few years. In 2013 I was back in Malta where I bought my first pharmacy.
In 2017 I realised I needed to take control of my health so I sold my pharmacy, Started masters in eating disorders. Started a coaching course with Hungry for Happiness and got certified in breathwork. Following to that I studied intuitive eating as well as nutrition and dietetics. Finally everything fell into place. My PCOS, my dysfunctional relationship with food, hormonal imbalance.
I have lost 55kg (110 lbs) to date in 4 years and im in the process of getting all my PCOS Symptoms under control- and I am still a work in progress. In the meantime I have learnt so much about myself, my relationship with food and how my body responds and have helped over 400 women in their relationship with food and body.
More to come
Keep following. 2021 will see me release a lot of new surprises including ebooks, webinars and online events. I also have a book in the pipeline