When I came to Vanessa I had no idea what the ensuing months would bring. What a gift!
I feel better, am eating much healthier, and have a healthier and more energetic lifestyle. I have an amazing variety of reference materials and recipes, and have introduced many new and healthy foods into my diet. I have learned about different body types, and into which category I fall; as well as how to make the best accompanying food choices. I have also learned valuable coping mechanisms to help keep me in a healthy frame of mind, and with a positive outlook on life (most of the time, anyway).
I am extremely thankful for Vanessa, her pleasant and nonjudgmental attitude and her invaluable advice.
- Karen D., Pittsburgh, PA
I loved coming to terms with what makes me happy and not feeling guilty for it. I used to feel guilty about wanting to make time for exercise and eating healthy. I now understand that I really should listen to that voice inside my head telling me that always putting work first is not sustainable for my productivity and overall well-being.
- Sharon V.
I have learned so much from Vanessa. She really knows how to dig deep and find out what is really going on in our heads and behind what stops us from doing what we need to do. I feel so much better since starting the program. I have more energy, I look forward to trying new things (food and activities) and my husband even says my skin feels softer. The way I eat and think about food has completely changed. It has been well worth the money and time that I have spent. She encourages you to do your best but doesn’t make you feel bad if you “mess up.”
- Carla F., Total Transformation, 2015
The resources I have used in working with Vanessa have been truly invaluable in helping to get my life more balanced in physical and emotional realms. I have seen the improvements in myself as I have progressed throughout the program, and now I feel like I can confidently fall back on some of the strategies that Vanessa has taught me to help find more balance in a high-stress lifestyle.
I almost never eat junk food anymore. I eat a very healthy and wholesome diet, and drink primarily water and tea. It feels so much better to eat this way, and I rarely crave junk food at all! Vanessa has helped me to see via multiple means that I have made some significant progress since starting the program, and we continue to work on my stress management and self-care.
I had basically lost hope for myself in the physical and emotional realms of my life prior to beginning this program, and in working with Vanessa, I have realized that positive change and a more hopeful life is within my reach. I am so, so glad that I have been working with her, she really has changed my life!
- Kendra S.
It was nice to know I am not the only one who struggles with some of the issues we discussed regarding attitudes towards food.
I really liked being given a challenge each week. They were easy, small changes to make in my diet and I have found that by incorporating one small change each week, I was able to stick with it and have really noticed some positive changes.
I’ve noticed increased energy! I've also noticed a decrease in cravings for "junk" - after adding leafy greens, whole grains, and healthy fats to my meals, I've really crowded out a lot of the junk I used to consume.
- Kristen B.