TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS OF JULIE'S 6-MONTH PROGRAM:
"After decades of working out and 'eating right', I had resigned myself to the fact that I was too old to lose weight anymore. When we met, I was 65 lbs. above what is deemed a healthy weight for my height and frame. My personal trainer suggested I meet with you before giving up completely.
At our first meeting, my approach was to meet a few times and obtain the list of foods I would be allowed/not allowed to eat. I never heard of a Health Coach and my expectations were very low that anything different would happen. However, I also committed to be open to any and all suggestions with the exception of giving up half-n-half in my coffee! You said you would not tell me what to eat or not eat, but would provide me with information about what I was currently eating, and not eating, and leave me to decide what to do.
Together we have accomplished more than I thought possible. After working together for 8 months I am halfway to my goal weight having lost 33 lbs. As the weight started to come off, I learned to enjoy, not dread, exercise. I spend more time working out and challenging myself in ways I would have rejected in the past. Through our goal setting, I started having new and fun experiences with my husband, travelling more, reconnecting with old friends and even found a new job this year! I shop in different stores and discovered new foods and aisles in stores I have shopped in for years. I learned how to enjoy planning and preparing my meals, loving the new foods and ingredients I discovered and trying new recipes. My refrigerator looks like a Tupperware party after my Sunday afternoon meal prep! And, if that is not enough, I love how just about every time I see you I receive special surprise gifts – just like Christmas!
You gave me new perspective, knowledge and tools I can live with the rest of my life. I am healthier, happier and more hopeful because of this experience. I can't wait to see what is in store for us in the new year!" - Carolyn L.
"Julie is a rare find. She is an empathic spirit and an exceptional listener who knows how to reframe what you say to bring it into a more positive light. Julie intuitively knew what to focus on during each session during our six months together. She helped me across many areas of my life including developing a healthier approach to cooking, fostering more conscious eating, becoming a more astute shopper, offering insights and creating strategies to improve family relationships, suggesting tools and strategies to cope with anxiety, and she me helped me develop bedtime routines to induce more restful sleep. She is an intelligent, insightful soul who exemplifies the integrative approach and who cares deeply about her clients." - Linda S.
"I went into my journey with Julie thinking I was going to learn about nutrition specific for my needs and ended my 6 months with so much more! I of course learned about nutrition, but also learned so much about myself. I have gained control back of my life! My stomach issues (IBS) have controlled me for most of my life. Learning what foods work for me and what foods will cause stress on my body have changed everything. We discussed foods, stress, exercise, PMS and hormonal imbalances. Julie really listens, a skill that makes her exceptional at what she does. I am so grateful to Julie for all she has done for me!" - Linda P.
"Your program is amazing. I would be happy to talk to anyone about it who is considering it and of course I'll spread the word. The education that you supplied in the first couple of weeks was so life-changing. You are very supportive in your sessions and so easy to talk to/with. It has been a great experience and you have made me a healthier person. Thank you!" - Trista N.
"Julie has been such an incredible life-changing influence. I definitely eat more nutritious food, less sugar & think before I eat anything "Is this good for me? Do I need to eat it?". I think I can commit to my swimming again because I really enjoy it when I'm doing it. I also want to take a yoga class and will try to find one that fits into my life. I am more accepting of my limitations and more assertive. My listening is better. I think before I respond. I'm not as defensive. When clients drop in at lunch, I talk to them for a few minutes and then tell them I have to eat lunch. I never did that in the past. I would put my lunch off to take care of them. So in summary, I have made many changes. I look forward to continued progress and our next meeting." - Noelle B.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS OF JULIE'S 21-DAY SUGAR DETOX:
"I have continued to eat with the plan since the March detox group ended on Easter Sunday. I managed not put sugar back into my lifestyle, even though I still miss having it in my coffee. I have lost 27 lbs. and 2 sizes in clothes. I feel better, have more energy, can walk faster and can climb stairs without my heart racing and being out of breath. Yes, I have had many challenges along the way and have given in to temptation once or twice, but all in all it's been working for me! I am on my way to a healthier lifestyle and hoping I can reach all the little goals that I have set for myself. Thank you for giving me a beginning, I really needed it!!" - Shari S.
"I've shed many pounds, I sleep soundly every night, and have so much more energy. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself and my health!" - Jennifer T.
"Julie is a natural leader and she guides the group in a down-to-earth, approachable way. She is a powerhouse of knowledge around all things nutrition and healthy lifestyle, especially as related to autoimmune conditions and the Paleo approach. She is a wonderful role model and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone." - Stefanie B.
"Julie, I just want to say as big as possible, THANK YOU!
It's Day 23 and it's very easy to WANT to continue because your advice and teaching was/is so logical and thoughtful and compelling. The best thing is that Day 22 wasn't some finish line I was dying to cross. So many, many thanks." - Michael G.
"During the 21-Day Sugar Detox, I noticed that when I've eaten proper detox meals three times daily, plus a snack, I don't feel the need or want to pick at foods (snack) throughout the day. The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been the elimination of headaches. I didn't have one for the three weeks during the detox". - Jennifer P.
"Julie is a wonderfully nurturing and generous coach who got to know each participant so well it was almost like working one on one. She was always available for us and answered questions almost immediately, even when they required research. Group sessions were both fun and informative, and Julie did a great job encouraging the participants to bond and support each other." - Lisa S.
"The biggest changes I have noticed since beginning the program have been the way I think about food, reading labels more intelligently, and the way I prepare my food. I have not been struggling to not eat chocolate every night! My coach was able to help me by providing good advice, support, and information." - Brooke B.
"My coach was able to help me work towards my goals by being 100% supportive and always available. Julie is knowledgeable and definitely knows her stuff!" - Christine M.
"The [21-Day Sugar Detox] has been exactly the kick-start I needed to get my nutrition and wellness on a better path. I have taken advantage of the dietary improvements to start an exercise regime also, and feel the benefits every day. My knees have been painful for years, but not anymore! I am so grateful to Julie for offering this program. I really could not have done it by myself. Having the support (and accountability!) of the group environment made a huge difference. THANK YOU!!" - Louise P.
"During the 21-Day Sugar Detox, eating snacks that are high in protein and fat gave me so much more energy throughout the day." - Sarah S.
"[The 21-Day Sugar Detox] was really good. My sleep improved and my skin improved greatly. I had a lot more energy too. I would definitely do the program again!" - Bronacha T.
"Julie is a wonderful Health Coach. She recently guided me through the 21-Day Sugar Detox. She is a great resource as well as being very accessible. I now feel I can make healthier food choices and learned many new healthy recipes." - Rachel G.