Chelsea HannI recently worked with Maryann to improve my diet and that of my family's. I was feeling a bit sad about how big I was after having my 5th kid. After having my daughter, and the initial weight loss, I started gaining again. I was sad to be the biggest I'd ever been. I was eating crap food and I knew it. I was feeding my kids crap food. I became increasingly preoccupied with wanting to be the little super old lady that still hiked and did yoga and felt great. I was not on the right path to her.I made a choice to do a complete turn around instead of trying to take baby steps. I wanted results fast. With Maryann's guidance I got started on the whole 30 challenge. That diet was all my choice because its an all or nothing program. You eliminate the bad things, no cheating. I needed that. Maryann's constant presence was key to me sticking to it. Having someone who could hand out the tough love if I needed was key. She helped me work through some difficult detox and withdrawal crud on day 3. She was there when I started to feel fewer cravings. She taught me many things about metabolism, and sugar, and carbs that really helped me see why "healthy" really wasn't healthy. I still had to do all the work, like meal planning, and shopping and cooking, which I really dislike. However, Maryann's counsel was invaluable though because I not only learned what to do and why, but I had a friend I could bother any second of the day with any random diet related thought.In the "end" (which isn't ever really the end is it?), I'm happy. I'm happy I don't feed the kids crap boxed meals while I scrounge for anything easy. I'm happy I fit into the pants in my closet. I'm happy I can see progress. I'm happy I don't crave my biggest weaknesses anymore. I need to get into yoga now so I can be the old lady that does yoga haha! Having Maryann at the other end of the phone as I made important changes is what made me successful.
Pregnancy Weight Loss February 3, 2017