I began working with Coach Stephanie in January 2017 with the goal of losing about 20 pounds and getting back to better eating habits. I am not always disciplined about getting consistent exercise and eating healthy. Over many years, I have done various different programs or “diets” to lose the weight I gained, and I really needed something that would help me make a permanent lifestyle change.
With the flexible dieting program, I learned to pay more attention to what I was eating and how much I was eating. At the beginning I was surprised to find out that things I thought were “healthy” really weren’t. And I learned that even if I wasn’t overeating, I was not eating the appropriate balance of foods.
Starting this program, I was surprised to see how much more fat, calories and carbohydrates the food I was eating contained. I also learned that I did not eat enough protein. This program teaches you to eat the appropriate balance of food while still enable you to eat ALL of your favorite foods.
After eight months, I have lost 25 pounds and 11 inches! I haven’t deprived myself of anything that I love; I just fit it into my daily macros. I now continually focus on eating a better combination of foods and not as much.
During these past eight months, I don’t feel like I have starved myself either. With the revised combination of food, you still feel full as you eat more balanced foods. I like the fact that it has taken a little more time than I have been used to with “diets” I’ve done in the past because I feel that this program teaches you to change your habits over time and not just for a “diet.”
I like the fact that this way of eating is sustainable after I reach my goals since I am not dramatically cutting calories, taking pills, or completely eliminating certain food groups from my diet.
Stephanie has been a great inspiration and resource and is always right by your side as you work through this journey giving you tips, helping you focus, and being a great source of support if you have any challenges. I am so happy with my results!