My name is Dr. Maggie Peterson and I would like to share my health journey and how I was led to Metabolic Balance.
When I was born, I weighed nine pounds and I was deemed a solid baby. My weight was fine until I was five years old and I sustained my first head injury learning to ride a bike. In the second grade, I suffered another head injury. By the time I was in third grade, I was on an organized weight loss program. Although I learned a little and had lost some weight, I was still considered overweight. When I graduated high school, I was 230 pounds.
In college, my weight fluctuated. During my junior year of under grad, I decided to change by strictly counting my calories and walking, jogging, and running each day. I have always enjoyed exercising and doing aerobics; this helped me lose some more weight. However, when I started chiropractic school, my stress increased and my free time decreased, causing my weight to go up again.
The stress of school, clinicals, national boards, and starting my own practice in 2002 influenced my weight once again. I saw my health decline. I searched for an answer to help, which led me to the Chiropractic Wellness Certification program. In 2006, I completed that certification. This changed things for me! I dropped below 200 pounds for the first time since high school! This program required me to exercise daily to ensure I did not gain weight again. As a new business owner, I struggled to find the time. In 2016, I talked to a nutritionist at the Amen Clinics. I had just sustained my fifth head injury and was struggling with it. I went to the clinics for testing and found out my brain was working better when I was working, than when I was at rest, which caused issues with sleep and stress management. The nutritionist suggested Metabolic Balance to help with both my wellness and my business. I was not in a place where I felt comfortable taking on such a challenge, but took the information and locked it away until I was in a better place.
I continued to see my health decline and struggled to find a wellness plan that worked for my individual needs. I remembered the information about Metabolic Balance and decided to do some research.
Fast forward to September 1, 2018: I made the decision to start Metabolic Balance. I found the closest coach who was located in Minnesota, near the Twin Cities. We worked via phone and zoom. Within six months, I had moved through 3 phases of the program and I was feeling very successful.
The most exciting moment for me was when I sustained an injury and could not exercise, my weight did not increase for the first time in my entire life! These results encouraged me to become a Metabolic Balance coach to continue to help others on their wellness journeys.
In 2019, I became the first coach in North Dakota.