About: Loves spinning and half marathons, cooking, and the violin!
Goals: Lose weight, build healthy habits, increase energy
I wanted a program that was not a “fad” but instead focused on good healthy balanced eating that I could sustain for the long term, while giving me the structure and accountability I needed.
What prompted you to make a change?
How has your life and health changed since working with OnPoint Nutrition?
The first thing – Energy!!! – so much more of it. The improved nutrition alone had an impact right away – I found I had more ability to do things, and more endurance because I was more nourished. This only increased as the weight came off and I had less to carry around.
Having that increased energy has allowed me to start doing more things. Besides making it easier to exercise regularly, I have also been able to add a new hobby – I started playing violin again after 26 years after several months on this program. While it's not directly related, feeling more capable and energetic gave me the confidence to reach out to the local music school and restart my lessons. It's been great!!!
Forming the habits that helped my nutrition have also had positive financial impacts as well. Since I do lot more meal prep and planning, I save money by not eating out and waste much less food. Previously I would often end up stopping off for take out because it was convenient and easy when I was hungry. Not only was that not the best for me nutritionally, it added up in terms of cost. Having my food planned has cut way down on that. The program has more than paid for itself.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about working with OnPoint Nutrition?
What do you feel was unique about your situation that other people may relate to?
I'm single and live alone, so it was easy to fall into the pattern of picking up food on my way home. Doing this program got me into planning and preparing meals and making my own convenience food in a way that really worked for me. But I can still use it when I do go out to eat to figure out how to have a meal that will meet my needs.
The great thing about this program is I was able to “take it everywhere”, and working through this in two years, I had to. I took it on several special occasions/holidays as well as vacations. Being able to talk to my dietitian over Skype from film festivals and cottage vacations was definitely a plus.