WELCOME TO RAW IS SEXY!
My name is Lauren DeYenno and I’ll be your coach on this amazing journey to a vibrant, healthier YOU!
Some official stats about me…
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR CHANGE SPECIALIST – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
CERTIFIED PLANT BASED NUTRITIONIST – T. Colin Campbell Program – eCornell
I founded Raw Is Sexy® in 2009 to help others easily incorporate more natural, whole plant based foods into their daily lives. What I learned on my journey has transformed my health, my life and the lives of those around me and I’m thrilled to be able to share that with you…
THE ROAD WASN’T EASY
I didn’t always feel or look raw, sexy and confident in my own skin.
I struggled with disordered eating and eating issues for years. I kept it hidden from everyone. In my teenage years I was encouraged to go into modeling because I had the tall slender build, but I was also athletic. I didn’t have the thickest of skin and negative comments, rejection, and not knowing my own worth and value led me to struggle constantly with the reflection looking back at me in the mirror. I was young and impressionable and the experience took a dark toll on my psyche.
I was also an emotional eater. I ate to feel better. I ate to feel comfort. I ate to feel love. Then I just felt awful. I was trying to fill a void with food. It was such a destructive cycle. I was hurting myself on the inside to achieve a certain image on the outside. My weight continually went up and down. I tried everything from shakes to fad diets to fat burner pills. I’d get some results and lose some weight, but the moment I stopped taking the pills or drinking the shakes, the weight came back on. So much for a “quick fix”! The only thing quick about it is how quickly it stops working. It was the opposite of healthy. I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, fruitarian – you name it, I tried it. But those labels didn’t make me healthy…there’s plenty of processed veggie junk food out there and that wasn’t getting me to my goal either. I was eating fat-free this and that, and eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) diet. I thought I was eating healthy. I assumed that my metabolism was slowing down…but I knew there had to be another answer. Something inside me told me that this couldn’t be it. There had to be a solution…
I DISCOVERED RAW FOODS AND A PLANT BASED LIFESTYLE
I slowly transitioned to a high raw, whole foods, plant based lifestyle. I was eating as much as I wanted, and the weight was disappearing. My energy levels skyrocketed. My seasonal sinus infections disappeared. I stopped getting sick. One of the best parts about living a whole foods, plant based lifestyle is there is zero guilt. I didn’t have to feel “bad” about eating raw foods because they are all natural, full of amazing vitamins and minerals which made me feel good about my choices. Zero guilt is important for me, especially coming from a background of disordered eating. I need to mentally feel great about what I am eating and with fruits and vegetables, feeling great is the only option. When I saw the weight coming off naturally, I knew I had found the solution.
A nutrient packed whole food, plant based diet gives me such a wide variety of options and the flexibility I needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle long term – for life!
I found myself loving fitness and physical activity after I changed my diet. Eating vibrant food gives me so much energy that I just naturally find myself moving every day. I always want to do something, whether it’s a run, hike, weight training, yoga, rock climbing or shoveling snow – I now always have abundant energy to move my body and do the things I was put on this earth to do. That’s what is most important. Working out helps me feel stress-free and relaxed. It helps me feel confident and sassy! It helps me have more energy and increased mental clarity. Being physically fit enough to climb a mountain is amazing. How we look as a result of our physical activity is a bonus! With the proper combination of whole plant based foods and fitness, you can achieve both! I’m living proof.
READY TO BEGIN YOUR PLANT POWERED JOURNEY?
I’ll help you embrace your health and fitness journey from any location, with the support you need to make healthy changes and achieve your goals! Take my years of experience and put them to work for YOU! My plant based nutrition plan will help you achieve your goals and never look back! You’ll have support, motivation, accountability and encouragement – in a private online space – when you join the Raw Is Sexy Tribe. I’ll give you my tips, tricks, methods, workouts, meals, with inspiration, motivation, and the support and accountability you need to help you create your ideal healthy fit LIFE.
Living a healthy lifestyle is what helps me to feel sexy and confident in my own skin. There is something about being natural and eating as close to the earth as possible that just feels amazing! My goal is to help everyone quit the crazy fad diets and yo-yo diets and find peace within them. Find that balance where you just eat real food that’s good for you. Get away from the processed foods, fast foods and junk foods. Eat more veggies. Find your balance. Be kind to yourself. There is zero judgment here. Only the desire to see you become the best version of you.
SEND ME AN EMAIL: LAUREN@RAWISSEXY.COM
I would love to be your coach! If I was able to do it, ANYONE CAN DO IT!
Let today be the first day of the rest of your life.