Before I started working with Beth, I felt like I had done everything I knew how to do to get my health, weight, and fitness where I wanted it to be. I'd waded through all of the conflicting information out there and done my best with it. I had counted my calories, exercised, avoided processed foods when I could, and while I made some decent progress I could never seem to get past a certain point before I'd get completely derailed and have to start over again. It seemed like everything I tried was unpleasant and unsustainable. I was clearly missing something and that's when I considered seeing a nutritionist. I heard about Beth's workshop "Cravings Decoded" from a friend, and from that presentation I was able to see that Beth didn't have a "program" she was selling, or a template system. What she had to offer was foundational nutrition knowledge that was grounded in facts, fad-free, and made a lot more sense than the factoids and tips I'd read in articles or gimicky diet publications. After a consultation I decided to sign up for her three month program, and it has been one of the best things I've done for myself.
When I sum up what I learned with Beth, it was like starting over and being re-taught how to eat. I gained a true understanding of what you are doing to yourself, good and bad, when deciding what foods to eat. I can read food like a language, understanding the varied contexts, and can see through deceptive marketing with ease. I have new and better tools for dealing with temptation, I have the power of forgiveness for lapses so they do not become derailments, and what's more I have gained a true liking and appreciation for food that I once would have considered a chore to eat. Beth's process is a gradual one that both respects and challenges what you like and don't like. One small change at a time, many which seem easy but for the harder ones you have a great coach who really puts herself forward to get you through those hurdles. She also set me right on what amount and types of exercise I needed to incorporate into my routine to reach my fitness goals. The results from everything have been wonderful- I hit my weight goal, am on a straight tangent to my ultimate fitness goals, and all of the changes I worked for now feel normal and natural. In the past when I'd fall off of a routine I was trying, it would take a monumental effort to get back to it. I don't have that problem any more, because if for some reason (like the holidays) I eat unhealthy or if challenges with my schedule throw off my fitness routines, I revert back to it quickly because it's what's normal, and what feels right.
I feel great in every aspect, I have changed the things I wanted to but didn't know how. I just needed someone to show me how, and that person was Beth.