As you may have read in my first testimonial (click here to read), I have not been “health food” conscious my whole life (not even most of my adult life). I have been a typical “I love food...no I mean I REALLLY love food” kind of gal. But knowledge and experience have changed me in some ways. I still love and enjoy food; but feel more control over my diet and its effects than ever before. This became most obvious to me after my second pregnancy (my son is now 10 months old). I feared that it would be harder to lose the baby weight this second time around. In fact I kept hearing that with each baby it got harder. Despite my complete faith in the Natty program, I was still surprised when it was EASIER and faster to drop the weight. I actually started at the same “scale” weight after both pregnancies; yet I had SIGNIFICANTLY less fat at the 6 week mark this time. I know the reason was that my nutrition and workouts (after my first son was born) helped my body restructure and burn calories more efficiently all day long. My body was so different when I got pregnant the second time, I was able to rebound so much faster and be in better shape than I’ve been in my entire life. I feel other differences this time around. I am stronger (from the weight training and fat shedding) than after the first, which has come in handy when trying to wrangle with TWO rambunctious boys instead of one. I find myself being able to do subtle (yet time saving) things I couldn’t do before (like hold a baby in one hand and lift my giant stroller into my trunk with the other). This sounds frivolous but if you are a mom/caregiver you understand! With 2 boys and 2 jobs I was forced to come up with ways to workout and resistance train at home; but found this to be totally doable. I want all of my clients to reach a place where they have both freedom and control. Control over their diets and nutrient intake (the structure and knowledge of what works for THEIR body) while having the freedom to still enjoy life and relax at social events and gatherings, partaking in the foods that they wish. It requires a few months of real discipline (as any positive and life lasting change does) but the pay off is completely worth it. A few months turns out to be a blip in one’s life, but a lifetime of having a “healthy” relationship with food is ongoing. I am as ardent a believer as ever in what the Natty program can do for everyone, but also for people like me, the average, every day, just trying to survive, working or stay at home Mom!