I had spent a year coming back from an injury and surgery, and was working out almost every day, but just couldn’t take any weight off. I was tired of not being able to keep up, always on the tail of the people I aspired to be like in my group circuit classes. When I met with Deb, I was immediately impressed with her honesty about my eating habits, and she continued to be a step ahead of me at every turn. When I plateaued, she examined what might be going on and supported me in making the changes I needed. Deb was constantly creative about how to get over my hunger by sending recipes and giving me new ideas. The one absolute best thing was that she did not expect me to change me…she helped me work better decisions into MY life. As for results, I have built my strength and become a better athlete. Bonus: I lost 30 lbs and have maintained that weight for months now. I am 3 dress sizes smaller! I know it made so much difference to get advice from someone who has lived it, walked it, done it, struggled with it and knows it from the inside out — Deb understands. If you wonder why you can’t lose weight, have tried without success, and are ready to make a change with support, you should contact Deb. She will help you create the solutions you need for *your* nourished life.
I was looking for a specific kind of help in my weight loss journey that took me years to find. I knew that feeling jammed into another set of unsustainable rules and regimens was NOT going to help me. I made a real connection with Deb’s approach on her Your Nourished Life website because she is a trained and experienced professional AND has been through struggles with weight herself AND believes in customization. I really resonated with her writing and knew she was the right fit for my missing link – the psychological aspect of weight loss. When we met in person, it was confirmed for me that Deb is so compassionate and understanding — she knows what it is like to be on this weight loss journey. She walks the talk! She has great tips and advice. Since working with her, I have succeeded in changing my mindsets and habits after years of struggling… I have lost pounds and inches off my waist and gotten my blood glucose down to levels that have me and my nurse very happy! For the first time, I know that I will be able to continue to lose weight and keep it off because the ways of eating and moving Deb has helped me figure out actually suit me and my life… and I am learning doable alternatives to emotional and mindless eating. If like me, you believe that the psychological side is crucial, I highly recommend that you work with Deb too!
My weight and relationship to food had been a lifelong source of frustration, shame, and disappointment. I came to Deb with the hope that she could whip me back into shape with discipline-focused rules about how to take care of my body with food and exercise. Deb helped me realize that instead, I needed help to soften my self-condemnation and develop self-care tools and skills to lessen emotional eating. I now have more self-compassion, am reacquainted with nourishing and joyful food options, and more fun getting some exercise. She also helped me move through some underlying grief and seek a new job that is less depleting. My journey isn’t over, and it probably won’t ever be. But Deb helped me transform my approach and I now have a solid set of life skills I can continue practicing. Overall, I can’t recommend Deb enough as a partner on your journey towards a nourished life — her combination of humor, understanding, flexibility, and seriously powerful language is the best!