Health coach Liga Krumina on her long journey to be at peace with food
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The relationship between food and Liga Krumina was a messed up one, filled with tension and desire: "the typical type of abusive love/hate kind of thing," Liga, who is now launching her own wellness website, tells us. Originally from Latvia, Liga is now a London-based health coach who focuses on improving her clients' relationship with food. As she launches LK Health and Wellness, she is keen to share her experience and struggle with young people who might be facing the challenges that she has previously overcome. "Food is so important," she says, "and such a big part of our lives." Growing up on a farm in Latvia, her childhood environment couldn't be healthier. "No one has ever heard of “diet” before," says Liga, reminiscing her childhood. "We grow our own salads, potatoes, pumpkins; pick cranberries, blueberries and raspberries in the forest." Waking up at six o’clock in the morning, Liga would milk the cows, guide them to the field and feed them with grass. Maybe unsurprisingly, “I prefer winter," she says, "because I can stay in bed a bit longer." Life would have swung along, but then one horrendous night crept in - and it is from here that Ligfa believes her problems with control began. “I do remember, but I try not to remember," she says. "I guess it’s was from then everything started to go wrong.” A visit to the neighbors on Liga’s Name Day saw Liga’s father stabbed with a garden fork by the angry neighbor, who had discovered Liga’s father’s affair with his wife. Living a small village, where people stick together in marriages - happy or miserable - a divorce would have been scandalous. Nevertheless, Liga’s parents’ divorce came through when she was ten, and, blaming herself, she cried at night. “I couldn’t believe my dad had done such a thing. I was daddy’s girl, I loved my dad; I still do now,” she says.
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