Teacher, 49, Addicted to Sugar and Want to Lose 70 lbs

I met Sam at People’s Co-Op in OB where she was doing a presentation. I joined her Healthy Living group, and we dealt with everything and anything you can imagine regarding our relationships with food, stress, exercise and our outlooks on life in general. We went shopping together where Sam pointed out healthy food choices and just about every time we met, Sam had some kind of special treat for us. With Sam’s guidance, I personally learned that it’s OK to be human, and it’s also OK to put myself first, for the first time in years. I have made some major lifestyle changes which were kick-started by Sam’s version of a healthy food cleanse, which I lovingly refer to as “The Full Monty.” I have now lost more than 35 lbs and I still stick to Sam’s Full Monty eating plan about 80% of the time. I don’t think I could have or would have made the choice to change things for the better without her help, and I strongly recommend her program to anyone who is struggling with health issues.