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Thanks to Lisa and the program for changing my life!
Not only did the DPP give real life instruction, but
Even after a year, I am still losing weight, have increased my activity and feel better than I have in years. This program was a life changer for me. Make your healthy living choice and contact her.
-Sarah Burch, SC
Lisa was a supportive and caring coach who knew when to get my attention and remind me of my “WHY”. In the process, I got fantastic results. She wanted me to succeed as much as I did. I would highly recommend this program to anyone. It is not a diet but a lifestyle change!
- Jackie, SC
“I cannot begin to tell you how blessed and emotional I am to finally have all this weight off. I haven’t been this thin for years and I haven’t felt this empowered. As I am writing this, I am on the verge of tears because I am so thankful to have taken this course. Thank you for allowing me to see so much.”
– Kathleen, Charleston, S.C
I have never been one to jump on board with fad diets but I like the idea of making healthier food choices. Without knowledge and guidelines, I was happily stumbling around in the dark and gaining a few more pounds every year. Lisa offered me food and exercise facts, basic daily guidelines, and structure that I didn’t know I needed.
The truth is that I never thought enough about food to make good decisions so I constantly made bad choices. I’ve never tracked my weight, exercise minutes, or calories. Lisa changed that for me. A few modifications to my intake and adding movement to my day has made a significant impact on my life.
I set small goals for myself. Like, I wanted a shorter recovery time after walking up a flight of stairs; I wanted to fasten my seatbelt on the airplane without struggle; I wanted to do more than 10 minutes of yoga before collapsing!
Lisa helped me accomplish those goals and much more. She introduced me to a food diary. Tracking calories and measuring portion sizes were game changers for me. She made me accountable to myself, my team, and to her.
I didn’t want to let anyone down so I stuck with it.
It seems oversimplified to say my habits are completely different now than they were six months ago, but it’s true. Lisa opened my eyes to the basic fact that food is fuel and it is no longer my resource for fun, happiness, joy, or any other feeling. It is all controllable, and Lisa showed me how to take control. Thank you Lisa!
- Rhonda O. Publisher of the Aiken Standard newspaper
“Ecotherapy movements” are sprouting across the United States that call for a renewed focus on natural forms of medicine long popular in Eastern cultures. One of the more interesting groups are practitioners of what’s known as “forest bathing,” which is based on a Japanese health philosophy known as “Shirin Yoku” — or “taking in the forest atmosphere.”
For years yoga was considered a practice embraced by eastern monks and “new agers.” But today many people are practicing yoga, even children and seniors, because this mind-body exercise has the power to help your health in many ways.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more fiction. I’ve enjoyed plenty of non-fiction in the past because I love keeping up with new research the field of health and wellness. But reading fiction is a way to expand understanding of others and build empathy. It also inspires creativity and improves ability and understanding of how to tell stories. Indeed, most of us can remember a good story.
I was a presenter at the SC Bar convention last month. One of the other speakers said, “Many people would rather be right than free.” It got me thinking about why some people have success with weight loss and others don’t.
Happy 2019 everyone! It is a great time of year to realign ourselves, to
set goals, and to refocus our attention to healthy living. Our metabolism creates energy from the food and drinks that we consume so it is
important to focus our attention on what we are putting in for fuel. These tips will help you start your journey to health and wellness and our hope is that you will continue on this wellness journey with us.
Last week on my vlog—or video blog— we learned about the importance of a cue when it comes to having good and bad habits. Most of us are looking to break bad habits. So, in our example, we focused on eating left-over birthday cake in the refrigerator after a long stressful day at work. We learned the three parts of what makes a habit: the cue, the routine and then the reward. The cue is something that happens— an event, an action, a person or persons or an emotional state.
Find out what causes bad habits to form in Lisa’s latest blog!
With Thanksgiving a few days away, all thoughts are turning to food, good times with family and friends and extra calories. Did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal can easily total 3,000 calories? Add additional calories for appetizers and drinks and before you know it you could be up to a whooping total of 4500 calories in one day.
Fall is a time of cooler temperatures, changing leaves and football games. However, it is also a time where there is an abundance of fall fruits and vegetables. Not only are these fall foods full of nutrients, but they’ll keep your immune system strong so you’re prepared when the temperatures turn chilly.
In my last blog I talked about the importance of eating whole grains. I can’t leave this subject without talking about another reason you should eat more whole grains. Whole grains are high in fiber. Other high fiber foods are vegetables, fruits and beans.
“I am not supposed to eat carbs when I am trying to lose weight.”… I hear this often. But nothing is further from the truth when you are trying to lose weight, live longer and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood glucose and cholesterol.
I saw my doctor the other day for my annual physical. As always, we talked “health” and compared notes. One thing I was surprised to hear her say was some patients don’t see a correlation between being overweight, getting sick and quality of life — “sick” meaning taking multiple medications, getting a chronic disease or simply not feeling their best overall. She said too many people don’t see the connection between their weight and their health. They think that allowing themselves to become overweight means they aren’t vain; that losing pounds has little or nothing to do with health, only appearance.
I have a hard time staying organized even though I know the advantages, especially the one on how good I feel when coming home after a long day and it is clutter-free and clean. But it’s a struggle for me to be clutter-free consistently. So, in an ongoing effort to take my own advice, I’ve started with small steps.
I have never been one to garden, much less farm. My idea of gardening in recent years is to buy flowers and vegetables from the store but certainly not grow them. But as I have watched my husband plant, grow and take such pride in his finished product I am having a change of heart. I have watched from the sidelines the joy he experiences and gives others as they receive the bounty of his labor from Burbage Farm in Hampton County, S.C.
Everyone wants to lose weight, some a little, some a lot. Thus, it’s no surprise my clients often ask what’s the No. 1 thing they can do to lose pounds quickly and keep them off?