It’s time for #featurefriday here on the blog!
I’m so happy to share with you the story of Renata, a beautiful young woman who has an amazing story. She shares how she survived from battling a food disorder to finding the Beauty Detox Solution lifestyle.
I am a 31 year old Lithuanian stewardess living in Dubai and married to a wonderful man. I lost my both parents when I was little and have suffered from anxiety and low self esteem throughout my life. I’ve always thought people would leave me without saying goodbye and that I would be all by myself.
Unexpectedly, I started to have a lot of anger and sadness and eventually developed bulimia. For many years I thought if I were skinny then people would like me and wouldn’t leave me.
Although I kicked the habit of bulimia I found another hobby to escape my insecurities. I started to drink heavily and consumed too much alcohol, on more than one occasion.
I used to be so unhappy and didn’t know what to do with my life. I always had the potential to grow and develop but inflicted constant abuse on myself, which never opened the doors for new opportunities to me.
When I went for a regular checkup my doctor said that I had an early stage of cancer. Boy did I cry! Until one day I had to stop.
I stood up strong and promised to take initiative into my own hands and stop blaming others. I started to change things without waiting for mercy from everyone around me.
I came across Kimberly Snyder’s name while I was browsing on the internet and I liked what I saw. She radiated with such energy and wisdom when it came to health, lifestyle, meditation, yoga and an overall fulfilling lifestyle: that it kept me going.
I purchased her Beauty Detox Solution book and my life changed drastically. I am healthy now and there is no more disease left in my body.
Because of my job I always had to put on happy face and pretend like nothing happened. In the first year I added 10 kilograms, my skin started to get lots of breakouts and I just looked like a hot mess…until I started Kimberly’s Beauty Detox principles.
How long have you been following the Beauty detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate into your lifestyle?
I’ve been following this lifestyle for over a year now. Was it easy? Yes, definitely, because its a Lifestyle not a diet.
What is your daily regimen?
I always start with warm water and lemon and then eat lots of mono meals throughout the day. Because of my intense schedule I don’t always have lots of time to prepare my food.
I always make a huge Glowing Green Smoothie® container and then carry it with me everywhere I go. It’s amazing because I take my green smoothie in my big suitcase and have it as a food replacement when I find it difficult to eat something healthy, while on my trips.
I stopped eating animal products and became vegan. In the evenings I have a simple cooked meal like a sweet potato and a large salad, like the Dharma’s Kale salad. During the day I eat a simple mono meal like fruits or salads.
How do you feel after adopting the Beauty Detox Lifestyle?
I can’t describe how lucky I am to find Kimberly Snyder’s book. Its been life changing. I couldn’t have asked for a better life changing experience. My skin completely cleared, I started meditating, and my anxiety and self esteem issues vanished away.
I might have one glass of wine once in a while but as a compliment to my food, not my brain. I feel like the external world doesn’t need to make me happy but that it’s my inner world that matters and is so much more beautiful.
I started my own YouTube channel and start blogging regarding healthy lifestyle, natural beauty and over all my lifestyle choices.
How has this impacted your outlook on life?
Every morning I wake up knowing that everything in life I can achieve if I put my mind in to it.
I used to blame people around me for everything. I blamed the chefs for my expanding waist line, water for my problematic skin, society for my insecurities, bad TV for my anxiety, and alcohol for the loneliness I felt.
But now, I know that I can change if I really want to. Its been a blessing for me to experience all these things because in the end, I came out a stronger and better person.
What is your favorite recipe and why?
All the way, I have to say, it’s the Glowing Green Smoothie®. It’s like an anti-aging, power, energy, and nourishment drink, all in one glass. It fills me up like no other smoothie.
I used to think about what to eat and when to cook, but now there is no excuse for not eating healthy. It takes few minutes to do and if you make enough then it lasts up to 2 days. You can freeze as well; it cant get any better then that!
What words of encouragement do you have for others in the Beauty Detox community?
Remember that you have every right to live a fulfilling and ambitious life. There is no one who can make you feel or look happy, only yourself. Take initiative into your own hands and stop complaining.
Read Kimberly Snyder’s book and watch how much your life changes while you’re in the process.
I stopped comparing myself to others and realized that we are all beautiful and unique in our own way. That beauty comes from within, and you can only change it with what type of food and thoughts you fill your body with.
Visualize yourself in detail and follow your dream, because if you don’t know where you’re going then you will never get there.
Thank you Renata…
I hope everyone is feeling inspired after reading this! Renata you are a True Beauty in every way and I am so proud of you!! You are such an inspiration to the community and to those who have, or are, suffering from their own personal battles. There are many Beauties out there suffering from low self esteem and eating disorders in particular, and it is so inspiring to see how you were able to move forward in your life with lifestyle changes.
It has been amazing to read about your transformation applying The Beauty Detox principles in your life. We all support you, and are honored to have your beautiful spirit in our community. Keep up the great work, Beauty!!
I encourage you to take a moment to pause (breathe!) and be grateful for the abundance you have in your life.
If you too want to share your story, please contact Katelyn our community manager at Katelyn@kimberlysnyder.com — we’d love to feature you!
See you back here soon.
Sending you lots of love,