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Client Success Story: Mission for balance

Working with women ages 40 and over has been extremely gratifying.  Most have come from a childhood of strong influence of a “dieting” culture.  They’ve been exposed to super skinny supermodels on TV, low-fat diet trends and have found themselves dieting their entire life.

When it comes to food, they believe “less is more.”

The most rewarding part for me is that I can show them that the body is meant to be fueled and not starved.  Together, we work to overcome the dieting mindset and by increasing their food intake, help them lose weight.

This week’s client is one of those amazing women. When we began our work together she was barely consuming 1,000 calories in an entire day.

Together, we helped her understand the power of fueling her body to both lose weight and feel better in her fifties than she ever did in her twenties.

Here is her story:

“I’ve had quite the journey in the last 12 months with Amanda. I was at a point in my life that I knew I had to make some changes in my food choices, but I just didn’t have the balance. No matter how much I worked out, my weight stayed on. In fact, I continued to gain weight.

I didn’t gain in my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, but then I came into my 50’s (rather reluctantly I might say), and wow the metabolism put on the breaks. I was not happy and I was really frustrated! My clothes fit poorly, I didn’t feel confident, and although I told myself it was ok and my friends and family all said the same (that’s what they’re supposed to say right?), I secretly knew that I needed to get a handle on things and I needed a guide.

While I’m a natural leader in the workplace, when it comes to my eating habits and my workouts, I needed someone else to be the leader and teach me. I knew I had to find balance in the things I liked and loved. I love and enjoy my wine, a cocktail on the weekends, and good food, so I needed to find a way to balance it all and achieve my goals.

I contacted Amanda, and bless her heart, she accepted me as a client. I shared with her what my habits were, and she listened to them. Then she challenged me.

I knew this was something I desperately wanted and needed. When I began with Amanda, I was eating less than 1,00 calories per day. The first week was HARD. “What do you mean I need to eat 1300 calories each day?”. But I stuck to it, and I lost weight that first week from eating more food. I was hooked!

Months later, I was down 20 pounds and I feel great! On top of that, I’m down 4 pant sizes. Twelve months ago at my Orange Theory Fitness classes, the fastest I could run was 5.5 – 6.0 MPH and it took me up to 12 minutes to get to a mile.

I thought that I was dying. I seriously thought my lungs were going to collapse and I’d have a heart attack. Plus, I hate running. But on 5/17/18, I ran 1 mile at 7.0-7.4 MPH and did it in 8 minutes 33 seconds. I felt great. I have to say I was pretty proud.

How was this done?

All through Amanda’s guidance, weekly reviews, feedback, her posts on her site around example(s) of food options, recipes, shopping lists (although I’m not a lover of those baby beets ☺), and product reviews. ALL of this helped me get to where I am today.

As I journey out on my own, I know the value of tracking my food, and I will always balance out the wants with the results I want to sustain. I know I have the tools in my food “tool belt” to make the choices that will last me a lifetime.”

If this story sounds familiar, I’d love to help you create your own success story too!

Click here to schedule a FREE Nutrient Awareness Breakthrough session now.

 

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