Rafael D.


"I gained over 60 lbs in a period of less than two years.  I kept checking in with my doctor, explaining that I did plenty of exercise and I thought my diet was clean enough, yet we could not figure out what was wrong. Then in the fall of 2012, I found a lump in my chest. Fortunately, the lump was benign, but the weight gain was real. The scare with the lump triggered a series of tests so we could pinpoint what was going on. In the end, the two biggest cuplrits were a severely low testosterone count and my thyroids were not functioning correctly. With the guidance of a specialist, I started my journey to getting back to where I once was.


At first, the weight loss was quick, 20 lbs in 45 days. Soon after, I found myself on a long plateu. Even though I thought I was eating cleanly, my doctor told me I needed to shake up my diet. I don't remember exactly how Susan and I connected on the subject of weight loss, but in the end, it was meant to be.


With Susan guiding me, I have shaved off an extra 30 lbs. Not only does Susan take the time to listen, she has educated me on how the pressures of my daily routine can negatively influence my food choices. And that can ultimately have a negative effect on my body. Along the way I had a series of hiccups and had I not been working with Susan, I probably would not have caught the subtle changes my body made in reaction to how I was feeding it.


In the end, we all have our own needs and challenges when it comes to getting/staying on track. Having Susan guide me on this journey has been esssential. I could not have come this far without her."