Testimonials: The Balanced Approach and Stop Your Cravings
I've lost 51 pounds since we last met 10 months ago, and am still on the program. However, I don't consider it a "program" so much as a lifestyle change. My cholesterol has gone down 150 points and my blood pressure is normal for the first time in a long time, resulting in my not having to take medication any longer. The entire process has really been quite a no-brainer, so I think I've finally found the perfect way for me to eat. I also walk two miles a day and have started doing weight training, which I'm sure has also contributed to the success."
I really felt like I had a 'personal food & living coach'. The fact that she took me shopping, and showed me directly, what foods/supplements I could choose from, was incredible to me - it has made following the food program I was given easy to follow - and so I have! Jennifer also gave me simple morning breathing and stretching exercises that have helped with digestive problems that I have experienced for most my life
Christy, Boulder , CO
I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU!!! for a totally inspiring lecture on The Balanced Approach at the ECA conference in Miami last weekend! As a registered dietitian I am SO EXCITED to hear more fully balanced approaches (that consider so many more lifestyle and personal traits/habits and truly healthier food options) to helping people with their eating. I was tingling all over when I left your lecture--I was that excited!!
For years I have searched for a nutritional diet plan that would give me more energy, stop my cravings, and reduce my body fat along with my stress. The Balanced Approach does just that. I no longer crave caffeine, sugar, carbs, processed foods, or saturated fat. I have dropped 15 lbs and 7.5% body fat and have rekindled a healthy relationship with food.
Fred, Denver, CO
"I have lost 14 lbs already and the changes are so cool in my energy and clarity of mind. Thank you so so so much (again!).
Within two weeks of sticking to Jennifer's suggestions, I stopped taking my pain and anti-inflammatory medication for rheumatoid arthritis, which I could not live without for the last 5 years. For the first time since I have been diagnosed with RA 6 years ago, I have a feeling of hope that I can handle my disease. Thank you for your guidance.
Thank you so much. I feel wonderfully empowered. It all makes sense now.
Years of confusion are gone forever.
You have helped me find a new relationship with food! I have a different attitude about what I eat and it's great! I just had some vegetable soup and salmon with soy Wasabi sauce, much better than the plain piece of chicken and wheat tortilla which I used to eat. Thank you! Rachel
Thank you so much, your book is the best, especially when it comes to understanding our bodies and what we should put in them. Keep doing what ya do!
I want you to know that this is one of the best books I have ever read. Thanks Jennifer,
Donna Jenkins Douglas, Washington DC
Forgot to mention that I have been recommending your cleansing program, along with your book. Finally got a client to try it and he had wonderful success!! Thanks!
I think what you are doing is amazing because it is 100% positive and enables people to improve their lives. It doesn't get any better than that.
I just finished "Stop Your Cravings" and can't believe how it has finally
been able to connect so many pieces in my quest for the "right" lifestyle.
As a 35-year-old stay at home mother of a 4-year-old son and 2-year-old
daughter, I often myself losing the battle to keep up. My new understanding
of myself as a Kapha physical type and Pitta emotional type certainly gives
me hope that I have found a path that will bring about the energy, strength
and balance that I so crave
The principals of Ayurveda are constantly in my consciousness now, and it feels so right. I made the CCF tea and drastically cut back on my salads. I've also had no wheat. No gas or bloating!!
I am a vegetarian and have been a competitive bicycle racer since 1995 doing rides
and races like the Leadville 100, the Triple By-Pass, the Elephant rock century or the 200 mile Denver to Aspen ride. I can say have been able to train harder, and recover faster. I am stronger earlier than in any previous season, and I can see my progress visually, for the first time I have noticed both muscle weight gain and definition, as well as achieving my goals in my ride times. Chris T., Denver
I love the cheddar goat cheese and had it scrambled with and eggs and Ghee. And I had the Chai with the almond milk when I got home. That was good too. Natural foods have gotten much better in 20 years, at least there's more variety and flavor than what I remember from my college days. Thank you for laying it all out for me. It's a lot more food and variety than I've had for years!
Mary Joy, Denver, CO
I bought your book and cannot begin to tell you how impressed I am with it!
Donna Pohlman, RD, LD
Your book has already helped me. I went to a Bikram yoga class with my Vata sister-in-law (who lives for it) and I had to walk out in the middle of the class because I was "on fire." Normally, I would beat myself up for not being able to tough through the class, but now I'm listening to my body and realizing that not all things work for all people. So, I'm back to Hatha and happy. So, thank you! Christine, Simon & Schuster
What a refreshing view on nutrition and how food affects us physiologically AND emotionally. Traci McCullough, MS, RD
Thank you so much for putting together the seminar this weekend. We all took away an enormous amount of new information that will help us, and our clients, tremendously. Thanks again for your time and sharing your knowledge and your approach to total nutrition and fitness!
Jay Graham, Personal Trainer - NSCA CPT
I've been told recently that I look wonderful, vibrant, and healthy. I do feel much better and healthier. Thank you for your help.
Finally, a book that talks correctly about exercise, diet, health, and well-being. Jennifer has done her homework and put together a user-friendly guide for the novice, and professional. Programs that might be beneficial for one person may be detrimental to another. Yoga and Ayurveda help us be specific to the individual. This book truly puts forth a personalized and "balanced approach".
Patricia Hansen, M.A., RYT.
Thanks for a breath of fresh air! Peggy Norton
Thank you for enthralling my students with your class on Diets and Ayurveda. Many students commented that this was the best lecture of the semester because it helped to make many food and diet issues come clear.
Carol Jensen, M.Ed., RN. Metro State College
Thank you for a fabulous weekend. I have been on an Ayurveda "high" since taking your course. Thank you for helping dietitians to open their eyes to something that is old, yet very new. It all makes so much sense!
Joy Richardson, RD, CDE.
After doing the cleanse, I have never felt so good! Just feels fabulous. I'm using green tea instead of coffee and faithfully taking my essential fatty acids! For the first time in years I feel I am in control of what I am eating. I thought eliminating wheat and gluten would be a terrible struggle, but it is a lot easier than I first thought.
By the third day of the cleanse, my mood and energy were incredible! Since then, I have been able to make positive changes in my life. I have also noticed that after 3 days off wheat and dairy, my allergies are almost non-existent.
I continue to be very pleased with my new-found ways of eating. I am not having cravings, and I am enjoying every morsel. I feel really encouraged and understood.
A couple of days ago I started to read your book "Stop Your Cravings" and
here I am already writing to you a thank you note. Your book opened my eyes
towards a new way of approaching my profession. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and experiences through your beautiful book.
Sabina G., MS, RD
Am in the process of reading Stop Your Cravings, and am totally committed to making changes. I love this approach. Thank you!
Thanks! I loved your book! I did the three day fast and to my shock, I ended up "kicking" my coffee habit. After the fast, coffee repulsed me and I was a huge Starbucks fan. Needless to say, I am sleeping better.
First allow me to say how extremely impressed I was after just reading 20 pages of your book. I already had a knowledgebase of much of the scientific evidence you provide, however, greatly appreciate filling in the gaps of my knowledge and providing such a nicely organized "education".
Dr. Rockey Poeta IV
I believe Stop Your Cravings is an impressive and beautiful integration of Ayurveda and
western nutrition and fitness concepts, thus creating a new paradigm for wholeness.
Tara Grodjesk, Spa Consultant
I recently bought your book and it has made a profound effect on my lifestyle and my health in just a few days. Thank you!
I am emailing you because I think that Stop the Cravings is a jem of a book.
I have wanted to take up the practice of Ayurveda for almost 2 years now.
When I picked up the Stop the Cravings book I knew that this was my ticket.
The ideas are interesting and unique but simple to follow and I just felt
that I needed to send a sincere thank you for actually following through the
whole process of writing such a marvelous book.
Thanks again for the great interview you gave on 'Stop Your Cravings'. It was filled with lots of good information. Personally, I have really enjoyed your book. For the first time, I truly feel like I'm beginning to find the 'balanced approach' I need for my own health. Just from reading your book and taking it's quiz, I feel as though I'm a Kapha/Pitta living in a Vata imbalance Thanks for that insight! I look forward to any further guidance you may be gracious enough to provide for me ...on my path to a balanced life!
I am spreading the gospel of your book to everyone! Think of me as a unsolicited living testimonial. Since going on your "Balanced Approach" as outlined in Stop Your Cravings, I have felt better than I have in years. It has released a level of energy I have not had for a long time, I sleep better than ever, and I feel great. Thanks for writing such a wonderful book.
Harlan S., NYC, NY