A little about moi ~ Françoise Prandi
My number one value is health and values are something we often explore in coaching as they drive your actions and behaviours. I believe that being unwell impacts all areas of our lives, professionally and personally. It is my own difficult journey which has mapped out my future and passions with wellbeing and coaching. This is why now I help empower others and reach their full potential.
My story may even resonate with some of you.
I am incredibly passionate about nutrition. In fact, I became so fascinated by the sensational engineering of our minds and bodies that this led me to study biomedicine and nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine a few years back.
My studies really enlightened me to how uneducated I was and has consequently helped me make better choices, educated decisions to pass onto my children and ultimately lead a healthy lifestyle.
However this has not always been the case. This was mainly due to the lifestyle I was leading at the time. I had landed this incredible job as cabin crew for Japan Airlines when I moved to England at the age of 19. With repetitive long haul flights and with it being incredibly physically demanding whilst being on my feet for at least 18 hours at a time, I did not quite adjust accordingly with my diet.
I was spending so much time in hotels, so little time at home and living on my own home, I consequently ate very little and on the go.
At the age of 23, I suffered the devastating consequences of my poor diet. My reproductive system shut down, a scan revealed that my bone density was extremely low and that I was at risk of osteoporosis. This is normally a condition which can develop post menopause when your bones become porous and brittle. This essentially means that they can break at any given time anywhere in your body whilst walking or going up a set of stairs. This of course could eventually lead to spending the rest of my life in a wheelchair.
I also suffered from severe insomnia and acute depression.
Worst of all, at the age of 23, I received the devastating news that I would never be able to have any children.
There is however a very happy ending to this story as, a few years later, I gave birth to these two incredible crazy creatures!
It was a long journey back to health but I knew that I needed to focus on where it all started and that was with food focusing on putting the right fuel in my body. This nutritious approach created a ripple effect of positive benefits. More energy, better sleep and feeling more balanced mentally! Small changes led to transformation.
I therefore believe that all of us can lead healthier lifestyles by making small but powerful changes with what and how we eat.
Whether you are wanting to lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle, wellbeing coaching can really support you along the way. It really helps you establish clear realistic achievable goals and define the action steps you need to take with some guidance on nutrition.
This will ultimately help you achieve a more balanced lifestyle with new habits which can last you a lifetime.