Before starting on my journey with Andrea, I was in copious amounts of pain, an emotional wreck, hormonally imbalanced, and I had little control over my own life. My pain was controlling me, not the other way around.
The moment I agreed to work with Andrea on changing my diet and lifestyle is the exact moment that I took my own life back. That is how life altering her program has been for me. After just two weeks, I had quit drinking caffeine and had cut sugar completely from my diet. About three weeks into the program, I felt myself having more energy and I began to do the things I used to be able to do before my pain — walk the dogs with my wife, do my share of the chores around the house, cook, etc. And best of all, I was doing all of these things with a smile on my face.
After two months, I had transformed my diet, cut down on my pain medications, improved my performance at work, incorporated exercise back into my routine, and had begun to participate in my marriage as an equal half again.
It has now been over 7 months and I’m proud to say I’ve stuck to my lifestyle change (with a few slips here and there, of course), and I’ve never felt better. I’ve lost over 35 lbs, an unintentional benefit of eating clean and incorporating exercise into my daily routine. I have more energy than I’ve ever had in my adult life. My mood has improved to such a degree that I didn’t hit my usual “seasonal slump” this Fall.
Andrea is a truly amazing dietitian. She tailored the program to fit into my hectic schedule. She takes a holistic approach to what she does — taking into account not only the physical, but also the emotional and psychosocial barriers to getting healthy. And everything she suggests is evidence-based and anchored in science. As a nurse, I have worked beside many dietitians and nutritionists. All of them pale in comparison to Andrea. She is so down to earth (which can be hard to find in a dietitian), and she practices what she preaches! She will be alongside you giving you great tips and recipes that she uses herself.
I could never speak highly enough nor give enough credit to Andrea for how she has helped me change my life. She has a unique gift for connecting with and motivating people to action, and she is using that gift to inspire change in those she works with. It’s been remarkable to be a part of everything she offers. Thank you, Andrea!