“For me, the habit-based approach has worked better than anything I’ve tried. The program gives adequate time to work on each habit. For instance, I had a bad few weeks, so I’ve gone back to the habit of food journaling. It’s easy to underestimate your consumption and keeping a journal helps.
“Perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned is to love myself and stop comparing myself to other women. Or to myself from 25 years ago. I’ve learned that I had a complicated relationship with food and nutrition. I did a lot of deprivation/binge, but now I’m kinder to myself. The mean voice in my head isn’t in control!”
– Lori F.
“This program really taught me to be more in tune with my body. By learning new habits and eating the correct foods, slowly, to 80% full, my energy increased, I wasn’t always hungry, and the indigestion and bloating went away. I blamed my age for not feeling great, when really it was due to what I was putting into my body.”
“The program is great if you want lasting, permanent change not only in your physical body but in the way you think about food. What I love most about it is the easily digestible daily bits of information that build on each other, and the positive way in which that information is delivered. It digs deep into the psychology of food, exercise, and eating habits, and I always feel like [the coaches] have a window into my brain because they so accurately describe the challenges around all those things.
“The program spends the first few weeks helping you figure out why you eat before they ever tell you what to eat. It addresses the process of changing and building new habits instead of just saying ‘do this’ or ‘don’t do that.’ I’m even cooking now!
“It’s the only thing I’ve ever tried (and believe me, I’ve tried it all!) that has actually rewired my brain around food. I can’t say enough good things about it (and Dragonfly, of course).”
Holly lost 13 pounds and 7 inches in 3 months with our program, but what she gained was even better: confidence, a different mindset, and more energy! Holly had to change her thinking for success, too.
She says, “I have to say, my expectations for myself have greatly changed since starting this program. When I originally signed up, I kept telling myself it is 3 months and I can do anything for 3 months. I think that is where I failed in the past with other programs. I always had a goal in mind, and when I got there I quit, or if I hit a plateau and change didn’t happen for a while — I would quit. Now I know this goes well beyond 3 months: It’s a lifestyle. Train like there’s no finish line.”
Amy signed up for individual nutrition coaching for two months and had great results, losing 15 pounds and 8 inches!
She says, “Renah’s support was amazing! I never toot my own horn (just ask Renah), but I think you can see the results even better in person. 🙂 If anyone is considering the nutrition coaching, I strongly recommend it.”
What did she do? She started cooking more and being more aware of what/why she was eating. She’s definitely added more protein and veggies, too. She’s also planning more for social outings, but without deprivation. In addition, Amy is very consistent in getting in here to train 4 to 5 times per week!
Best comment ever: “I’m not miserable.” Followed by: “Am I doing it right?”
LOL! What Amy is learning is that she can enjoy life and reach her goals. You don’t have to be super restrictive or detox or cut out entire food groups (only foods that make you feel bad). You don’t have to do crazy diets to see results!
Vicky started nutrition coaching to enhance her workouts.
After two months, she said, “I’ve really enjoyed this process and totally am happy with my numbers. My recovery is SO much better, which was a large part of my goal. Seeing in print where I was sabotaging myself was good for me, and I’m going to keep that going.
“I can’t thank you enough for all you do towards my health and fitness. The way you’re willing to listen, give good feedback and hold me accountable for MY choices is awesome. You and Dragonfly are such light in the life of ALL these women at your studio.
“What’s the saying?? Everyone has the power to change their world, to be a hero, to turn on a lamp in a dark room. I think you do that for many women.”