Towards the end of August I had a casual conversation with Kelsey about what a Holistic Nutritionist does and what type of services she would be offering. I left that conversation intrigued and mulling over whether it was time to get someone to tell me what to do dietarily to reach my goals. I was at a point where I wanted change but was so confused with all the information available and how to put together a plan myself.
Soon after that I messaged Kelsey and made the decision to enlist her services. Kelsey was great about assessing my goals and my current health concerns and setting my plan accordingly. Weight loss was my number one goal and I had an idea of the number I hoped to reach in 12 weeks and she agreed it was doable but that my plan needed to be aggressive. So together we agreed to set it as aggressive and I agreed I could commit to that for 12 weeks.
What I appreciated most about Kelsey is that she explains the “why” of everything and didn’t prescribe an excessive amount of supplements for my needs. It wasn’t a case of “take these 16 vitamins and supplements because I say you need to”, it was a “here are the three you need and here is why you need to take them”. My meal plan was very straightforward and she was able to accommodate some dietary preferences I have. It was a big change for me from my typical diet and that was probably the biggest challenge for me, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing as I have seen better results with this than with anything I’ve done in the past. At the beginning, I was just focused on getting through the first day, then the second day, then I got through the first week and the second. And then at some point I realized that it was becoming routine and I was finding it easier to make substitutions and still hit my macros and gained more confidence in my own ability to make this sustainable long term.
Kelsey has been fabulous to work with and incredibly supportive. She’s been a great sounding board for questions, concerns and problems. I am incredibly thrilled with the results I have seen in the last 12 weeks and am looking forward to continuing to work with Kelsey and working towards my next set of goals. I am learning that good nutrition can really heal the body and loving how much better I am feeling.
Thank you so much Kels for everything! The meal plan you made was so easy to follow and I appreciate how willing you were to make alterations based on my lifestyle. Most importantly the accountability that you provides was the most impactful, as I knew you were always checking in and made me always think of "what would Kelsey do (or say)". I can't wait to see what the next 8 months bring!