Before I knew it, I was 250 lbs. For the past 30 + years, I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds. I know ALL the diets out there and unfortunately; I lose weight but then I gain it back plus more. My life has been hell.
The last time I was thin was at my wedding where I literally starved myself and took laxatives. Over the years, the emotional stress of my life kept me a frequent visitor to the vending machines at work and I was addicted to Taco Bell food. My knees went out and my doctor wanted to do a double knee replacement but told me I needed to lose weight. I was in tears. I felt like such a loser.
I found Joan of Health and boy oh boy did she change my life. OMG>>>> just from the start, I knew I found the right mentor. She wasn’t like all of the other diets out there. What she did differently was she taught me what the wrong foods were doing to my brain chemistry and my gut flora.
In addition to that, she worked on my mindset because I deep down did not believe I could ever be thin and skinny and let alone sexy again. Right I away, the weight started to drop off.
But this time, I was a different person as Joan really helped to reprogram all of the bad habits and unintelligent thinking that was keeping me stuck in a rotten and overweight body and lifestyle. She completely changes my life and also my whole family. Gone are the cravings and the confusion about what to eat. I am so grateful and I now wake up with energy and confidence and I ended up not having the knee surgery… Thank you Joan of Health for helping me get my Sexy back on and also for helping to save my marriage and family. I truly love you!!
– Mandy G.
Highest weight 225
Current weight 125
I grew up poor, or as they said back then, at poverty level…my parents were full blown alcoholics and there was always so much drama and fighting and dysfunction.
We grew up on biscuits and gravy and rice soaked with soy sauce packets my dad used to bring home. I was fat in grade school and everyone made fun of me. By the time I was in junior high school, I discovered diet pills t try to manage my weight. I spent decades gaining and losing weight. I worked out almost every day and even taught aerobics. I did weight watchers, paleo, vegan lo or no carb, starvation, the Ocean Diet, the Atkins and everyone that came out….
When I first found Joan of Health, I tried her 7 day detox and I saw some results. But Joan was nice and caring so invited me into her private Facebook group where I learned so much about how my childhood and my mindset my beliefs form childhood were keeping me fat and miserable.
In less than 1 month, I lost almost 10 lbs… I couldn’t believe it. Joan helped me lose wright and taught me what I should eat and how much and when and how to cook. The biggest gift I got from her was how she worked on my mindset and helped me turn around all of the crap I learned over the years. I now life a fin and healthy lifestyle and I feel confident and sexy and of course healthy!!
If you are reading this and ready for sustainable weight loss, sign up fpr one of her programs. I promise you will love it! Thank you, Joan,!!
– Tara J.
Highest weight 195
Current weight 135
When my husband I started working with Joan of Health, we had a digestive and guy issues. I always gained and lost 25 pounds and my husband was 35 lbs overweight and was on high blood pressure and high cholesterol meds. I had severe gut issues. I had gas and bloating and constipation. I drank a lot of wine and loved my martinis and nachos… we both were gym rats as well. Eat and work out and lived this way for years.
One of my friends told us bout Joan of Health and she took on both myself and my husband and completely transformed our lives. I am so blessed and grateful to her. I lost 20 lbs in the first 3 months and never gained it back. My stomach is flat and hasn’t been since college. My gut and digestive issues are gone. The gas and bloating and all of the meds I used to try to control it. I eat now the right foods for my body chemistry.
My husband lost all of his weight. Is off his blood pressure and cholesterol meds and loves to cook for me and the family. It was great to work with her as she used her super coaching skills to change our inner conflicts that were keeping us stuck.
If you get a chance to work with her and her tram, you will not be disappointed.
– Terri and Stu M.
Terri: Highest weight 145 lbs
Ideal weight 120 lbs
Stu: Highest weight 225 lbs
Ideal weight 175 lbs
Highest weight: 180 lbs
Lowest weight: 120 lbs
Height: 5’ 2”
I grew up on the East Coast outside Boston, Mass and was from a typical Italian family. We always had pasta, bread, pizza and lots of wine. My mother was quite the entertainer and we always had dinner parties, almost every weekend.
By the time I was in 17 years old, I was almost 180 pounds. When I was a senior in high school, I was not asked to the prom because if my weight. I mean, who would want to go with me. This was a turning point for me. All of my friends were going but me. I had no idea how fat I was and really never cared about myself. My whole family was overweight and my mother told me that I was just big boned and not to worry about it.
My best friend’s mom who also struggled with her weight recommended I try weight watchers. After 6 months, I lost over 25 pounds, I couldn’t believe it. But then, I stopped going to meetings and missed my moms cooking and it was too hard for me to resist her cooking.
I started college in the fall and by the time I came home for Christmas break, I had gained all of it back and another 10 pounds… my mom kept all of my old clothes from when I was heavier. I was so ashamed and disappointed in myself and felt like such a loser. This kept up for another 10 years.
Luckily, someone recommended that I talk to a health coach and I am so happy that I did. I learned straight on what to eat and what not to eat how to eat when I am partying with my crazy Italian family that I love so much. I know what to eat for all of my meals, what kind of exercises to do and I really live a healthy lifestyle that I am proud of. I love to shop and take selfies of myself and have fun.
Thank you Joan of Health! You are the my Angel!!
Highest weight: 170 lbs
Lowest weight: 135 lbs
Height: 5’ 6”
When I first met Joan, I saw her at my local gym. She was always so happy and smiled a lot. I didn’t know her but secretly envied her little waist and wished I had my small stomach again.
I figured she never ate and was at the gym all the time. You know, one of those kind of women…born with perfect genetics and could eat anything she wanted… one day we were next to each other on the treadmill and started to talk. She told me that she was a health coach and I had no idea what that was. I booked a complementary weight loss coaching call to see what her secret was.
It was one of the best things I had ever done. I put on over 35 pounds after my mother passed away and I was taking care of my ailing father. I would watch TV every night with my dad and eat desserts and drink wine as well. I was dealing with depression over the unexpected loss of my mother and watching my father age. This was an awful way for me to live and food was life line. I really mean that. I loved to eat with my dad and I loved eating all of the treats with him. The only problem is that it was making me sick and over weight.
When I started coaching with Joan, she really showed me how 80% of what we eat is all about mindset and 20% is mechanics and she was spot on. Until we resolved what was keeping me addicted to sweets and pizza, I was never going to lose weight. After a few weeks, she showed me what to eat and not eat. I couldn’t believe it, my cravings started to go away and my depression started to lift.
I felt alive again. Most of my weight has come off and I look forward to preparing meals for my father and myself. I don’t ever crave sweets anymore.
It has been wonderful working with Joan of Health. Thank you!!
Highest weight: 175 lbs
Lowest weight: 125 lbs
Height: 5’ 5”
I grew up in a divorced family in the 80’s. By the time I was 8 years old, both of my parents remarried and I was living primarily with my mother and step father. I would see my dad on holidays and summer vacations. Even though my parents were divorced, they still fought non stop about me and by the time I was 10 years old, I was living full time with my dad and my step mother and step siblings. I was heartbroken to have to make that choice and the only way I felt better was to eat. I didn’t know it at the time but I was eating addictively.
I was 40 pounds over weight by the time I was 12 years old and felt embarrassed and ashamed about my weight. Kids always made fun of me and called me names and worst of all, my stepmother always told me how fat I was and that I would never be slim. I loved food. We didn’t eat a lot of fast foods or have lots of snacks at the house but I remember that I always wanted large portions and always wanted seconds and helped everyone else finish their meals. My step mother was very controlling and I know that deep down inside she didn't want me there and I always felt like it was a competition for her to show me that she was more loved by my father than I was. Something I now know that was at the core of my over eating. I was using food to feel loved because I wasn’t getting it from my own parents… when I was 17, I put on another 25 pounds during summer break . Once again, I was ashamed and embarrassed of my weight but I could not stop eating. For years, I continued to gain weight and topped off at 175 lbs.
Now, keep in mind, I had been on many diets and have read and applied almost every diet out there. I would lose 10 or twenty pounds and get all excited and them a few months later, I would gain it back and an extra 10 more. This was my life for many years. My weight consumed my 24/7.
Finally, I met Joan and she was one of the most authentic and genuine person I have ever met. She made me feel so much better about myself and taught me how it wasn't my fault that I have been on a diet roller-coaster my whole life. She showed me how eating foods with sugar and flour in them and also dairy products were creating imbalances in my brain that was actually making me eat more of the foods that were making me sick and overweight and why I could not control my cravings and insatiable hunger. She taught exactly what and how to eat so that my body and most importantly, my brain chemistry could heal so I could lose the fat and not gain it back. Her coaching helped me get my life back and I am living at my perfect weight and I am healthy and happy and full of energy. I can now eat and have fun and not worry. Thank you Joan of Health!