Fatigue, Mood Swings, and Joint Pain
Prior to meeting with Sandra Meyerowitz and completing the Leap program, I slept all the time, but felt it wasn’t enough. I just didn’t feel right. I ate healthy and thought I was doing everything right. My sister recommended I see a nutritionist.
Sandra honestly has changed my life. She introduced me to the Leap program and explained that it would be the best program for me. Within the first 2 weeks I noticed a change. After 3 months I feel like a completely different person. I’m not fatigued all the time (stopped drinking coffee). I wasn’t swollen anymore. I’m so much more relaxed. It’s crazy how much food plays a role in every aspect of your life (not just physical).
I highly recommend seeing a Sandra as your nutritionist. Again, she has changed my life.
Fatigue & Bloating
When I came into Sandra's office I was suffering from severe fatigue, bloating, and other symptoms. During and after the LEAP program I became more conscious of the food and chemicals I was consuming. Before the program I never read labels and now reading labels is the first thing I do when I pick up something at the grocery store. Being aware of your food sensitivities is very empowering for anyone suffering with a digestive ailment.
Headaches & Joint Pain
I investigated the LEAP diet because I was having recurring vascular headaches and trouble staying alert and awake during mid-day and afternoons at work. I was not happy to just continue treating the symptoms. I thought I was eating a very healthy diet at that time. I discovered I have food sensitivities to some of the healthy foods I was eating.
I have been following the LEAP diet for 3 months and worked with Sandra at Nutrition Works through the first phases of the program. This program has offered me healthy and delicious food alternatives. The headaches and afternoon tiredness has gone almost completely. I also have less muscular and joint pain, even after vigorous exercise and activity. Even though losing weight was not a goal, I’ve lost about 6 pounds and I’m feeling good at my new weight. My food choices and tastes have changed and I eat differently now; know of more appropriate food options for me and I feel so much better. There is freedom in knowing what I can eat and what I need to avoid eating to feel good.
I am better than ever, and I cannot express in words how much I appreciate everything you have done for me! This is how I summarized my experience to a friend who is experiencing fibromyalgia and other similar symptoms to mine…
“Oh my goodness, where do I begin...
There is not one symptom that comes to mind that I have not seen improve. To give you an idea of how much this program improved my symptoms, I will tell you my symptom survey results. (The higher the number, the more symptoms and severity... Also, my scores are listed at the end of the previous week, and beginning of the current phase).
Phase I: score = 147 This was my score before I started the program... That is almost as bad as it can get.
Phase II: 53 I dropped almost 2/3 of my first score! You can see how far I came, just after the first week.
Phase III: 44 This week I thought my score would have been higher than the phase 2 score, based on all the variables present in my life. I was going through a really hard time, but I still improved. I'm telling you, this program works!
Phase IV: 23 It is crazy how much my symptoms disappeared!
Phase V: 39 Now, it is hard to judge the real significance of this score because I had some reactions to foods, which obviously blew up my symptoms... The symptom survey asks you to rate each symptom based on the entire phase. So although I felt great the day I filled out the survey, I had to take into account everything I felt that week. You don't fill out the survey based on what you feel at that moment.
I am going to be completely honest... This will be one of the hardest things you will go through in your entire life. It is going to be a real challenge. It is going to challenge your will-power, strength, and determination. You just have to focus on the end results. The first several days, I felt like I had the flu, but that's what your body does when it removes all those toxins. But as you saw above, I still improved so much. This is not just a nutrition program. This is a lifestyle. I promise you that all the hard work will pay off! Which leads me to #3...
HOW DO I FEEL NOW?
I have never felt this amazing in my entire life! This program has saved my life! I will never be the same person, and it is absolutely amazing to see how far I have come! A few months before this program, I really started taking care of my body. I lost 30 pounds and became dedicated to exercising and eating a healthy diet. I felt like a different person, and I was skeptical about doing this program because I couldn't imagine it helping me much more. BOY WAS I WRONG! After about the first 2.5 weeks, I was a whole new woman! I had so much energy! I could sleep 6 hours every night and have energy all day long! I no longer had headaches or migraines. I was pretty much pain-free! I was so happy, always smiling and laughing! ...I am all of that and so much more today! Not only did this change how I felt physically, it has changed my mental health just as much! This program has motivated me to try new things and push my limits. I have so much confidence, and my self-esteem has improved so much! I could go on for days! You will really see how much this program does for you when you decide to cheat and eat something you know you shouldn't. I have done it a couple times, and I pretty much felt like I had the worst hangover imaginable!
If you are thinking about trying the LEAP program, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!
Extreme Fatigue and Mood Swings
I used to experience extreme fatigue, mood swings, and high levels of hunger before I started the LEAP program. Now, a few months later, these symptoms have greatly decreased. I feel much more energized and calm, and because I know what foods work for my body, I consume fewer calories in a day as well. Although it wasn't easy changing my eating habits and the ways I think about food, I am beyond happy that I went through the process. And since I have learned to strictly monitor what goes in my mouth, I have also lost 11 pounds in the last 2 months. I can't imagine going back to my old eating habits.
Fatigue, Indigestion, and Joint Paint
I was tired of the indigestion, joint pain and fatigue that I endured for so long. After doing some research, I came across the LEAP Program and Sandra's website. I am so happy I did! By following the advice and direction I received from Sandra, I no longer have any issues and I feel 90% better. I also learned that what I thought was good for me was not always the case. I can't tell you it's easy but I can tell you it's worth it! Sandra was great and always gave me options and ideas on how to live a healthier life. Thank-you Sandra!