Idea Crib’s Well-thy Pinoy Profiles blog series is now underway!! With this blog series, I plan to regularly feature healthy and happy Pinoys and glean insights about why and how they keep healthy and happy. The ultimate aim is to inspire more individuals to take care of themselves by taking care of their health and their bodies.
The fifth featured personality in this blog series is marketing director, single mom, and fellow Enrich Magazine contributor Michaella Recto. Check out her answers in the blog’s latest post.
Well-thy Pinoy Profiles: Get to Know Michaella Recto
Occupation Mother of a 7 year-old, Marketing Director of GoBounce motorcycle booking application, and Founder and Owner of Health and Body by Michaella
Hobbies Working out, finding anti-aging methods, writing articles on health and fitness, shopping with my daughter, playing Playstation, dinners with friends, movies at home with Luke and Zoie
Social media profiles IG: @healthandbodybymichaella; LI: Michaella Recto; Facebook: Health and Body by Michaella
How do you stay healthy?
I really do my best to live a ketogenic lifestyle – high fat, zero grain, low carb, no sugar, and high protein. I also work out 5 to 6 times a week. I do believe that abs are made in the kitchen and we are what we eat!
Why do you keep healthy?
Because I like feeling good. I like feeling fit and toned. I also believe that when you live life at your best level of health you get so much more out of it. It’s better than struggling through life because of living unhealthily.
When did you decide to live healthy?
When I understood what it can actually do for you. I used to take it for granted! What I thought was healthy was actually bad. What I thought would be good for my skin was actually not helping me. After giving birth to my daughter via C-section, I noticed a quick deterioration of my health; my hormones were also totally out of whack. I just assumed my body would fix itself. I was wrong. Being 29 years old and feeling old, overweight, and out of shape made me lack confidence and uncomfortable wearing clothes. It was NOT a good feeling.
That was when I decided to do something about it and better myself in the process. That involved me, and investing time in re-educating myself on our bodies.
What are your favorite indulgences/ cheat day treats?
I have 1 cheat meal a week. Yes, JUST 1. 🙂 80-90% of the time I eat clean and stay away from sugar, grain, and processed food. My indulgences include gummy candy, desserts like frozen yogurt and dark chocolate, a really good cheesecake, chocolate with nuts and salted caramel, and a great cocktail or 2!
In your opinion, what’s the one thing people can do to kick-start their journey to wellness?
Cut the sugar intake, grain intake, and soft drinks (even those labeled as “diet sodas”). Read up on the Paleo diet, ketogenic lifestyles, the obesity epidemic, and global diseases. A few good reading resources include Paleo by Mark Sisson and the Wheat Belly books by Dr. William Davis.
WOW. Sooo many nuggets of wisdoms here. I love that Ms. Recto said that “when you live life at your best level of health you get so much more out of it rather than struggling through life because of living unhealthily.” Aiming to live well enriches your life and helps you enjoy life more. I’m also super curious about the benefits of imbibing a ketogenic lifestyle. Maybe I can feature Ms. Recto here again in a future blog to help explain the concept more. What do you think? Who else can I feature in this series? I’d love to hear your comments below.
The previous Well-thy Pinoy Profiles featured marathoner Arthane Carlo Sicat, running blogger Noelle De Guzman, engagement manager Markanthony Sy, and entrepreneur Rima Castillo. Can you guess who I’ll feature next? 🙂 Stay tuned!
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