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Client Spotlight on Linda – How to Reduce Arthritic Pain with Diet

Linda came to me in December wanting to get ready to start the New Year off with some goals.  She was struggling to lose weight, had arthritic pain and was not exercising at all.  She really set her “why” on wanting to move again without pain and lose weight in the new year.

When I looked at her diet I found several reasons she was feeling inflamed.  She was drinking diet soda’s with harmful ingredients, eating processed foods that were high in sugar and low in nutrition as well as eating out for fast food for lunch each day.  Meals were high calorie and inflammatory while snacks were full of sugar.  At the time she was not doing any exercise but was willing and able to start walking with a goal of 10,000 steps per day.

True to her word, January 1st she weighed in and began a two week reset with BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan.  During this time she lost 10 lbs., her pain decreased so much she no longer needed water aerobics for exercise and her skin improved.  She told me she felt great as she began her Lifestyle Diet Plan where she faithfully was consistent with logging and accountability.  She prepared several of my recipes each week, choose all organic, healthy foods, met her daily protein and fiber requirements and loved how she was eating and feeling.  Linda has now lost a total of 20 lbs. and is just 10 lbs. from her final goal.  The weight after the Detox has come off steadily as she stayed the course, feeling so great that she was not concerned with the pace of the weight loss.  In addition, her added exercise was helping her build and maintain muscle mass.

When I asked Linda what motivated her to keep going as many people give up after a few weeks of clean eating she told me:

“I love how I felt eating clean and Mary’s plan and guidance makes it easy. I was a sugar, diet soda, processed food, artificial sweetener addict. I’ve tried every “diet” out there and for the first time, I found something that truly worked! I never felt hungry or deprived. Everything I craved before went away within days of Mary’s Detox Plan. The one thing that empowered me the most was realizing, this is not a diet but a new, healthy lifestyle, and I can do this! Not only do I feel like my arthritis has digressed to what it was approximately 18 years ago but, the weight just keeps falling off. I’m walking faster and I’m back to my previous step goal of 15,000 steps a day which, I’ve been achieving of exceeding that goal more and more. I love Mary’s recipes and her food recommendations, and the tips are priceless. I’m a different person from the achy, overweight, unhealthy girl who sat across from Mary’s desk in December. Everything on me feels and looks healthier, even my hair, skin and nails! Thank you, thank you, thank you Mary! I am beyond grateful I found you!!”

Linda is giving me a lot of credit here but the truth is that she took the ownership of this from the beginning.  I can teach you what to do but you need to embrace change and really be consistent and disciplined with your actions and Linda was all of that and more.  She consistently planned meals using real food, healthy recipes and was disciplined logging and being accountable.  At the same time though she was patient and trusted the process – real fat loss is slow and enjoying how you feel and knowing you are changing from the inside out is important for you to be successful.  Congratulations Linda on not just losing 20 lbs. but on really embracing the fact that food is your medicine.  Your previous diet was adding to your pain due to its’ highly inflammatory nature and putting your mind to make these changes has brought you to optimal health and wellness.  I wish you the best of health always as you continue on your lifestyle plan.

Are you ready to embrace a change?  My ideal client  is someone who really wants to be healthy and not just lose weight quickly regardless of what that may do to their health.  I’m currently taking people into my practice who meet this criteria and would love to hear from you if you’re ready to make diet and exercise your keys to weight loss and longevity.

Are you looking to transform your health? Mary works with clients all over the country developing personalized nutrition and exercise plans for weight loss and health. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to health and wellness contact her today!

Visit BodyDesigns Two Week Detox Plan or BodyDesignsbyMary for more information.

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