When today's guest Dr. Kelly Morrow-Baez was in her 20's, she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. She was a size 16 and weighed close to 200 pounds.
She was miserable all around. She didn't enjoy living in a big city and was making horrible choices when it came to her health. She would go home, stressed out from studying for graduate school. and stand in her kitchen with bread and a tub of butter, crying as she ate.
One day Kelly started feeling short of breath. It was the first sign that she was having more serious health issues. She asked the doctor that was treating her PCO doctor for Metformin because it could help women wither her condition lose weight, but he wouldn't give it to her. He told her she had to lose weight on her own. That was a big wake-up call.
Kelly began to eat better in 2001, when she was 30, and loved her body. Then she had two children back to back and put all the weight back on.
She finally reached a breaking point four years ago, got her eating under control with the app My Fitness Pal,and started running. Now she is at the weight she wants to be.
Dr. Kelly Morrow-Baez, aka The FitShrink, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in psychology and over 10 years in practice. As a health motivation expert, writer, speaker and coach, she is on a mission to change the way you think about getting healthy. Dr. Baez has been featured in Dr. Oz Good Life Magazine and has added her expertise to articles in Forbes, Teen Vogue, Spark People, and more.