How did y’all find out about AO & more specifically, their nutrition coaching?
Amir – “I took classes at lots of gyms, but after taking a class or two at AO I realized the programming and training clicked with me. I quit ClassPass and signed up for an AO membership.”
Chelsea – “The classes and coaching at AO were consistently better than anything else I found offered, and ended up quitting ClassPass and then signed up with AO too. We saw on the website that nutrition coaching was offered, so we decided to talk to Britt about options.
How long have you been working with Brittaney on nutrition?
Amir - We started in Aug 2016 (~10 months now)”
What about the Nutrition Coaching appealed to you in the first place? What was your food/fitness regime like before this?
Amir – “My regime was non-existent. I spend a lot of time traveling for work, which made it easy to forget about nutrition and fitness. It made sense to me to work with a nutrition coach because they are an expert in the field. When I need glasses, I go to an eye doctor and let them tell me what prescription lenses I need. Why not adopt the same mentality with regard to food?
Chelsea – “I was admittedly reluctant at the beginning to work with a nutritionist.”
What were your expectations starting out? What have you learned or gained from the experience?
Amir – “I set an initial goal of losing 35 pounds over the course of one year. Now it’s 10 months later and I am down over 60 lbs.”
Chelsea – “The lessons and information Brittaney provided, ran in opposition to what I thought I knew about weight loss (calories in vs. calories out), but figured that I would go along with it for at least a month. Well, almost a year later and we are still working with Britt and I have seen (and feel) tremendous results. I have learned so much about nutrition and food as fuel for your body, and been able to transition from a dieting-to-lose-weight mindset to a mindful eating mindset, which allows me to give my body the appropriate fuel for what I am asking it to do. The weight came off on its own as more of a side effect from eating appropriately, and my workouts are now way more effective.”
How has Nutrition Coaching by Brittaney impacted your lives? Energy, weight, mood, etc?
Amir – Energy is up, weight is down.
Chelsea – “I am in the best shape of my life because my nutrition and workouts actually complement each other. My energy and general life motivation levels are also higher, and I no longer get crazy ‘hangry’ mood swings on a regular basis.
What are 3 tips/pieces of advice you’d give someone who is hesitant to use the service?
- Take everything in small chunks. The learning process is designed to be progressive.
- Don’t compare yourself to other people. There isn’t a one-size fits all approach to nutrition, and Brittaney will work with you to tailor a program that meets your needs/lifestyle.
- Speak up and keep Brittaney informed. The more [detailed], the better, as adjustments can be made to address diet related issues. [Chelsea and Amir] both had times where [they] were surprised at how small changes made big differences.
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If you’re still curious (or hesitant) about Nutrition Coaching with Dr. Brittaney, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org! For additional information on AO's Nutrition Coaching, CLICK HERE.