What was it like before you came to see us?
I first came to Whole Health Nutrition center in March 2012. I was feeling lousy and tired all the time. I couldn’t get through the day without taking a two to three hour nap; something was obviously wrong. I am a full-time mom, college student, and worked 30 hours a week, and my health was severely limiting my ability to do what needed to be done every day. While I have been fairly committed to a healthy lifestyle throughout my life, I’ve always been a sugar addict and wasn’t able to break free of the habit. I desperately wanted to feel better, and a friend suggested that I try the Whole Health Nutrition program. At first, I felt overwhelmed. As I started to keep my food journal, I saw that I was consuming 35-45 sugars a week. How was I going to eliminate all of that sugar? There was so much going on in my life that I felt I didn’t have the energy to commit to the lifestyle changes Aaron proposed. I stopped seeing Aaron and changing my diet. Aaron seemed to genuinely want to help; he suggested that I not give up entirely, saying that he would be willing to begin working with me again as soon as I was ready.
How is it now?
I resumed my sugar consumption in earnest and began to feel out of control. After about three months, I was having trouble functioning. I discovered that my father had been diagnosed with diabetes, and I was concerned that I was headed towards the same health issues. I felt that I had to do something, so I returned to Whole Health Nutrition with a new commitment to health. After six months I have eliminated sugar from my diet entirely, and am down to only two grains a week! I have lots of energy and a clear mind, enabling me to maintain my hectic schedule and do well in school. If I take a nap during the day now, I am unable to sleep well at night – the way it should be for a 44-year old! I have also lost ten pounds, which is an added bonus! Changing any part of a life-long lifestyle is undoubtedly challenging, but Whole Health Nutrition has been a lifesaver!
This tremendous success story was shared with us by Jen C. on 12/13/2012.