I have known Yvette for about 4 years and have seen how first hand her approach to food and wellness has had a positive effect on her and her family.
Having been overweight my whole adult life and tried numerous fad diets to lose the weight and lost large amounts, then stop the diet to only put it all back on plus interest was frustrating and depressing.
I approached Yvette for help, as I knew that I had to change my thinking towards the food I ate and get my life back on track as I could feel myself spiralling out of control.
Before I started the program Yvette had the approach of seeing exactly what my week of food and exercise looked like. This gave her insight to what a typical week was for me. Let me tell you the week I started was chaos! Three evening meetings, plus running a house.
Yvette didn’t judge me or make me feel inadequate. She saw what I ate, gave honest observations and outlined a course of action to start living a healthy life. She also made suggestions of planning my food preparation for the week, and let me make choices of what whole foods I wanted to eat.
I was given options on how to do this, a slower approach of cutting out one negative food, or go hardcore and get back to my bodies true baseline.
For me, I’m the type of personality that is all in or nothing, so doing the Back to Baseline was the only option for me.
Most people ask me isn’t that too hard to do? Honestly. The answer is no. I had so much choice in food to eat that I never ate boring; I didn’t count calories and always felt full. Cravings were minimal as I always had a whole food option to combat it, and was satisfied with food choices I could make. I never felt like I was missing out on anything.
After the 30 days, I have started to introduce food back into my life. Yvette has been there for me the whole way, and has explained to me how foods can make my body react. She also tells me of how others have reacted to certain foods, so that I am fully aware of what to expect. This has been so helpful, as I now know what the real normal feels like.
My decision to change to a diet of whole foods has completely changed the way I look at food. I didn’t make any announcements of what I was doing, but I have had so many people ask me if I am doing something different. My body is ever changing, and I am feeling more energised and getting happier every day. And people are noticing.
I am very grateful to Yvette for her help, as I know that I am well supported, and changes I have made are a lifelong change and not a fad.