About me, Brooke Simonson
I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible since the path to where I am today is a windy one!
I was born and raised in Arizona by a teacher mom and business-owner dad, so those were two career paths I was very familiar with. Deciding to pursue the “teacher track,” I majored in Education and, after college, embarked on a 12-year career teaching English.
After college, a lot of *stuff* happened to me, physically. I’d never gained the “Freshman 15,” but I did gain ~20 pounds after I graduated.
I also felt bloated, tired, hungry (more like hangry!), and just overall gross a lot of the time.
Like a lot of people, I tried eeeeeverything under the sun to look & feel better: working out a ton, juice “cleansing,” counting calories, “detoxing” from sugar…
but NOTHING helped me lose weight, keep it off long-term, or have the high energy and confidence I craved.
Feeling defeated, I chalked up my symptoms to things out of my control—like genetics, a slowing metabolism, and a stressful job—and settled for my subpar status quo…
until I didn’t!
In my late 20’s, I decided to try again.
I was determined to figure out a way to drop those pesky pounds, keep the weight off, and feel amazing without being miserable throughout the process.
In my quest to learn everything I could about weight loss/maintenance + nutrition, I spiraled down a rabbit hole of podcasts, scholarly articles, books, and coursework through the Institute of Transformational Nutrition, and…
after yeeeeears of research…
I. Finally. Cracked. The. Code!
I finally figured out how to look & feel my BEST without cutting out wine, nachos, or ice cream!! (Learn more in this FREE guide, “Lose Weight For The LAST Time!)
As my passion for health grew, my desire to teach high school English waned.
When my husband and I moved from NYC to Oakland, CA, that fresh start was the impetus I needed to leave my teaching career and try my hand at the other profession I’d watched growing up: owning a business!
The Health Investment was born in 2019; since then, I’ve helped dozens of clients lose weight (and keep it off long-term!) without giving up carbs, counting every calorie, drinking meal replacement shakes, or other unsustainable extremes.
Ultimately, my goal through everything I do is to get the word out that it’s not helpful to focus on things you can’t control, like aging. There’s SO much you can control to look & feel better now than you did 10 years ago—and you don’t have to follow the strict rules of any diet!
It’s absolutely possible to show up as your trimmest, healthiest, most energized, most confident self while enjoying ALL foods…and life!!
If you’re interested in learning more about how I can support you along your weight loss + nutrition journey, click through the links below 🙂