Thank you Elizabeth, for making this available - and for supporting us with your knowledge and passion....and 'realism'! I have been on many short term 'diets' in my life to attempt to control my weight, but have never gone into a 'program' with feeling better as my goal...apparently long overdue! I've been on the road, and eating out, for most of this program and have accomplished an enormous change in my habits. Sure, I've lost around 10 pounds (and my clothes fit much better) but the real results came in how I've FELT. I've dabbled in adding some foods back (in moderation) but have pretty much stuck to the program since day 1. I'm sure at some point that I will eat something that will have my wife wincing, but the morning elixir, shakes (when I'm home), addition of fruits and veggies, eating 3x a day and better choices in general (which isn't so bad after all!) will surely stay with me.More energy, no heartburn, better sleep and a sense of accomplishment pride are just a few of the benefits I've experienced.Thank you so much.
I chose the Healthy Eating Challenge because I suspected I had some undiscovered food allergies. What I got from the program was so much more. It seemed a bit intimidating at first to start making everything from scratch but thanks to the shopping list, menus, program materials and the group support, I found it was much easier than I expected. I also realized that I was eating a lot of junk in my everyday diet! Changing my diet to simple, whole foods (and not beating myself up when I faltered!) has left me feeling thin, full of energy, and healthy. I notice my skin is smoother. Ironically, some of the foods that I never thought I could leave behind just taste bad to me at this point. Most of all, I believe this is a way of eating and a lifestyle I can continue. I may have to repeat the program again so I can get my hands on your other seasonal menu plans! I love the recipes!
Overall, this challenge has been very eye opening! Not only has it opened my eyes on what I am putting in my body but also what is going on my body and around my body. I think it is crucial that we, as people, take the time to really discover what "works" for our bodies and what doesn't work. I feel amazing -- I wouldn't go back to eating highly processed foods, no way! I love the way I feel - I have ample amounts of energy and get so much accomplished. I drink lots of water and make sure I'm eating "around the rainbow". Thank you Elizabeth for taking me on this journey - you have taught me so much! I hope others will take this challenge & learn to let your body heal itself instead of covering it up with medications. Listen to your body it's the smartest thing you'll ever meet.
I have constant energy, I am focusing better and losing weight my body doesn’t need. I was struggling to lose the last five pounds and they fell right off plus more!
Elizabeth, thanks for an amazing program! You have really opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about food. It has made me so much more aware of what I am eating and how it makes me feel. I intend to continue incorporating these guidelines into my daily life. I would highly recommend working with Elizabeth!
Elizabeth is the maven of healthy, gluten-free and low sugar living! She is a wealth of knowledge in helping to identify and deal with food issues and sensitivities. Each and every time we talk 1-on-1 she inspires me, keeps me motivated and keeps me accountable. One of my greatest challenges has been trying to improve my entire family's eating habits. Elizabeth has tons of personal experience in this area that she openly shares, along with recipes and practical tips that have helped me make gradual changes that last. I now make smoothies for my kids -- with spinach and chia seeds! She also has helped me eat healthier for my body -- I never would've thought that pumpkin seeds weren't good for my GI tract! Because she's a wife, mother and professional-- she "gets" the challenges life throws at us and offers easy solutions that work. We're on the road to pure simple wellness and you can be too. Just contact Elizabeth. You won't regret it!
The best part of this program was sharing the experience with my husband – food prep, eating healthy, even going to a restaurant and not having the bread! It makes it so much easier to be disciplined when we are both on the same page! Plus I have been sleeping great every night!
I had the best sleep in a while last night, and have great energy all day. Also I’m far less bloated!
I wanted to thank you so much for this program. I was just going to do this to help my husband, but I have really embraced the changes and feel confident that I'm going to continue them. I have a physical in March and I'm curious how my cholesterol levels will be. I don't have those crazy sugar cravings and don't miss the processed foods.
After a few days on Elizabeth's program my energy is noticeably higher. My snoring is gone. I've lost weight. The persistent tickle in my throat and cough are all cleared up. I’m looking forward to the next chapter. Elizabeth, thank you for a great program. There was plenty of support along the way. I feel like I've changed some habits for the long-term.
The best thing was being reminded of what I really should be eating all year long and discovering new recipes to help me. As I posted a few days ago, I’m not stopping the challenge!
Is it really over? I would love to do more! Elizabeth Girouard, I really liked this program a lot and will keep doing it!
Elizabeth was great to work with! I got so much more out of her program than I ever expected! Changing my diet to simple, whole foods has left me feeling thin, full of energy, and healthy. Even when I felt like I had faltered, Elizabeth was really encouraging, making it possible for me to stick with the program. Knowledgeable, responsive, well-prepared and always on time, I truly appreciate her dedication to her work and my success! A true professional.
Before this healthy eating challenge I had never: -made a smoothie with kale or spinach -made and eaten chia pudding -used coconut oil -eaten so many veggies on a daily basis -drank almond milk -ate so many sunflower seeds. Love them in salads now! -cut out processed foods from my diet I'm so glad I took the "challenge" and learned so much from Elizabeth Girouard and each of you (in the group)! Thank you!!!
After doing a program with Elizabeth, I have more energy throughout the day, I’m sleeping so much better and I have lost weight. A patient even told me yesterday that my skin looked brighter and clearer. It really is making a difference!
My cholesterol went down by 130 points! My doctor was amazed. I love the recipes I've tried so far. I take a picture of your shopping list with my phone, so I always have it with me and it helps me to make good food choices. The program is going great so far – and my digestion is so much improved. Thank you again for this gift of health!