Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Maura Vega has always had a strong passion for dance. She was classically trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. Maura has competed in numerous competitions with her school dance teams and dance studio throughout the years winning multiple awards. She has had the great privilege of taking master classes at the world renown Millennium Complex in Los Angeles, California with the likes of Wade Robson and other popular choreographers. A natural born leader, Maura was the President of her dance team in both middle school and high school.
Maura’s journey with food has been a long one. The world of ballet can be ruthless and unforgiving. Maura spent most of her high school years trying to eat as little as possible to avoid gaining weight. Not knowing much about nutrition, calories-in-calories-out was how she gauged food intake. Most days were spent starving and then eating an apple at night. Her eating disorder hit an all time low at around 19-20 years old when she became extremely restrictive, consuming only about 500 calories a day and doing 2 hours of cardio. By the time she was 21, other addictions took over, putting the eating disorder on the back burner. Nevertheless, the cycle of starving and binging continued.
After having her first child, Maura found the Paleo diet. This sparked her interest in nutrition and the learning process began. Maura and her family spent 3 years enjoying the benefits of a Paleo diet. After a short, 2-year span of giving in to the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) craze and feeling miserable, Maura was extremely happy when her husband, Danny, mentioned the Ketogenic diet. Like most people, her focus was on weight loss. Not only has keto finally freed Maura from her disordered eating and sugar addictions, it has also drastically improved her symptoms of depression and anxiety, something medications were never able to achieve. She now follows a mainly carnivorous ketogenic diet.
Maura’s main focus is to continue to learn about the benefits of the Ketogenic diet while implementing it within her own family. She has a passion for helping other women find the freedom she has found by combining diet and exercise so that they can feel confident and healthy.
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