"A year from now you will wish you had started today."
- Karen Lamb
What are your goals?
Identify potential food sensitivities and/or improve digestion?
Eliminate chronic joint soreness, reduce pain from past sports injuries, and/or minimize other unexplained or "age-related" aches and pains?
Improve skin conditions and slow down the ageing process?
Minimize symptoms of your autoimmune disorder or chronic illness?
Naturally manage depression and find more joy in life?
Lose fat, gain muscle, and maintain fitness long-term?
Improve fitness level?
Transform body shape?
Control unmanageable food cravings?
Maximize energy levels?
Improve your sleep habits?
Or many of the above?
I have helped countless clients achieve their goals by teaching them them how to eat, cook, move their body, and most importantly, retrain their mind; empowering them to take responsibility for their own health; and supporting key lifestyle and behavior changes that contribute to the achievement of their personal wellness goals. Below are just a few of their stories.
Goals: Lose weight, stop impulse eating, define “healthy” and start living a healthy lifestyle
“Victoria has given me detailed answers to all of my questions, encouragement when I needed it and a good kick in the ass when I needed it too.
The program has given me a lot of autonomy. I have very young children and a very busy home life. This program has taken me off autopilot and increased my happiness tenfold.
I kicked the sugar habit and no longer crave processed sugar. The changes in my body have been dramatic. My skin looks absolutely fantastic, I haven’t had a breakout since cleaning up my diet. I am at goal weight and building a more muscle. I am inching closer and closer to my “dream body.” But most importantly, I am more confident now than I have been in years. In the last three months I’ve posted more photos of myself to social media than I have in the last three years. I’m no longer hiding behind the camera.
Simply put, this program has my life. I feel so empowered. I went into this program hoping just to lose weight. I met my weight loss goal within the first two months but this program is so much more than weight loss. I look great but most importantly I feel great. I’m the best version of myself and I couldn’t be more pleased. Victoria has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made.
I would recommend this program without hesitation. I wish everyone had a Victoria.”
- Kasey, 29, stay-at-home mom, Nashville, TN
Goals: Reverse the symptoms of Lyme Disease
"I came to Victoria because I was feeling terrible. I had broken my back three years ago. Then I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and treated with antibiotics for the better part of two years. This left my health in shambles. I gained 25lbs, was tired, and sick all the time. I could barely work or even play with my grandchildren.
Victoria took the time to evaluate my condition and designed a program that complimented the medical treatments that I was receiving (and yes, I checked with my physician at her suggestion to confirm that she was comfortable with her course of action). Victoria worked with me every week for six months to educate me about my condition and the life-or-death role nutrition played in my ability to heal myself. She put me on the GAPS diet and gave me back my health.
The GAPS diet was very intimidating for me. Not only is it very technical, but it eliminated most foods I was used to eating, especially during its first stages. However, Victoria made it easy and relatively painless, taking me through every stage by providing me with a new weekly menu and easy recipes that took me into each subsequent stage without me having to plan or worry about what I was going to eat. In addition to keeping me motivated to stick to a difficult program and see the light at the end of the tunnel, she also monitored my symptoms every week and adjusted the diet accordingly. I could have never done that on my own.
Within only three months of working with Victoria, I started feeling much better. I dropped 20 lbs, had more energy, and didn't feel sick and tired all the time. Even my cholesterol went down.
I can't thank Victoria enough for giving me my health back. I haven't felt this good since my 40s and never thought that I would feel this good again."
- Victor, 64, Landscaping Company Owner, Northern New Jersey
Goals: Quit smoking, moderate drinking, learn to manage stress, and lose weight.
Victoria is dedicated, analytical, responsive, compassionate, and focused on providing executable solutions to one's challenges. She has taught me how to make better food choices, create better habits and routines so that I am less stressed and more focused on sleep, and being calm, and mindful. I have quit smoking, make my bed every day, and make breakfast for myself every morning. Most importantly, I'm waking up with more purpose and self-love.
Before I started working with Victoria, I had no idea how stress takes a toll on someone and how it causes cravings. She started me on and made me commit to a meditation program (something I'd have never thought to help quit smoking and make better food choices), and starting and ending the day in a calmer state made me more aware of what I was doing. I've completely changed my approach on how I react to things.
This has been (and continues to be) an incredible journey. Despite my 45 lb weight loss, the most significant overall change I noticed in myself is my attitude toward life and being able to find joy in everyday things. I'm so thankful I found Victoria and reached out for the consultation. I only wish I had the mindset to do this 10 years ago. There are things (foods, behaviors) that I'll never go back to. I'm incredibly proud of the changes I've made.
- Shawna, 42, Finance Professional, New York, NY
Goals: Lose weight, learn how to eat and cook healthier, reduce stress, & increase energy
"I reached out to Victoria because I had gained 25 pounds while Consulting out of a home office (living on PB&Js and kids food) and a few too many Chardonnays added up to a lot of weight particularly in my mid section.
I consider myself someone who knows a good bit about diet and exercise... however I couldn't find the solution for the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Do I go low carb? Paleo? Organic? (Is organic chocolate OK?) Low calorie? And what's the best exercise to help me lose weight? Pilates? Yoga? Walking? High Intensity? CrossFit? Spin?
I was all over the place, eating very few calories for a few days, and then eating too many at a meeting when tired and bored. My work involves long hours and have a family, and I
was not consistent with any eating or exercise approach. I was definitely not seeing the results I wanted.
Victoria is incredibly well read, knowledgeable and helped me put a plan in place. She is tough, and gives you the guidelines, but teaches you the concepts and makes you do the work yourself.
She put an exercise plan in place that was hard, and eventually became second nature.
She taught me about bone broth and turmeric. About shopping and prepping so the right foods for me were ready. She had sound insight into what types of pots and pans to use, what types of storage containers, and answered my many many questions.
Most of all, I was impressed that when I finally knew "what" to do, but was still struggling with compliance, then she helped me with the psychological issues that were holding me back.
Once I was able to consistently stay on the eating plan, and exercise plan, I was able to achieve my goals.
Victoria is tough and talented. I am THANKFUL for what I learned from her, and how she was able to help me achieve the health habits. I respect (and like) Victoria, and highly recommend her if you are looking to enhance your health, lose weight and increase your overall fitness."
- Chris, 50, Executive Management Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Goals: Lose weight, build muscle, reduce stress, and increase energy
"Victoria has been instrumental in helping me to achieve my goals of building muscle, feeling young and staying thin. She designed a workout plan that is easy to follow on a weekly basis and is not too time consuming (as that is my great excuse). The key, as it turns out, is not just the exercise, but the combination of exercise and eating. At first it all felt counter-intuitive, as Victoria had me cut down drastically on my cardio, focus more on weights, and EAT MORE AND MORE OFTEN! I thought that I would gain weight, but I didn’t. I put on muscle while staying lean and defined (there is actually a 50 year old six-pack starting to emerge). Most importantly, I feel great. She tailored the exercises to address old injuries so as not to aggravate them and allow them to heal (my knees and shoulders, although not perfect, feel like they have a lot less miles on them). I also have more energy than before.
As she taught me, it’s more about how and what you eat than the exercise - she has me consuming more nutritious foods more often, without the chemicals and junk. What clinched it for me was seeing the difference in how I feel between preparing my own meals and eating out. There is nothing wrong with eating out, but I travel a lot for work and will often eat out every day for a week. When I do that, I notice a difference in how I feel. Victoria tells me that I can treat myself better on the road, and we are talking about it, but I’m still a work in progress."
- Brian, 49, Investment Banker, New York, NY
Goals: Lose weight, get more toned, resolve emotional eating issues
"I decided to reach out to Victoria because I was turning 40, had gained some extra weight over the last few years, and was starting to feel terrible about myself because I couldn't seem to take it off. Living in California, where everyone is super fit and thin all year around didn't help my self-esteem. I generally eat healthy and work out, but losing weight seems so much harder than it was in my 20s. I had followed Victoria on Facebook for about two years, but kept putting off contacting her because I thought I could do it myself. Well, two years later, I realized that I could not. It's not that I don't eat healthy or work out. I do. Religiously! However, I seem to start the day off well and completely lose control in the evening.
So I finally broke down and decided to give myself a 40th birthday gift... and I have to admit that with Victoria's help, it has been the best gift I've ever received. In just a few short months, she has taught me that 1) not everything I was eating was nearly as healthy as I thought, 2) I didn't have to starve myself or be in the gym doing hours of cardio to lose weight, and 3) the scale is a worthless liar. In all honesty, I never thought it would be so easy. I am eating way more calories than I ever have, going to the gym less than I ever did, and doing barely any cardio... and yet, still losing weight. It's completely counter-intuitive! Even my co-workers had trouble believing it when I told them. Now two of them are also Victoria's clients and finding out for themselves.
However, the thing that I am most grateful (and the thing I least expected when I started working with Victoria) is that she helped me identify and explore some deeply personal and highly sensitive areas of my life that I didn't even realize were leading me to seek out sugary or salty foods and to binge on them uncontrollably. I am so proud to say that I have not had any sugar in two months (something I never thought was possible for me) and have had complete control over my eating thanks to Victoria's guidelines, support and detailed plan. I am so thankful I found you, Victoria. I have never felt better or looked more in shape than I do at the age of 40!"
- Monique, 40, Architect, San Francisco, CA
The testimonials on this page are reported results, but are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar levels of success.
Results may vary and will be dependent on the individual and his/her level of commitment and adherence to the program.
Testimonials without photos were completed by clients who have requested privacy. Some of the names have also been changed.
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Goals: Regulate sleep patterns understand hormonal changes, and understand and rebalance food intake
“I’ve lost a lot of weight and I really wasn’t expecting to, or even had it as my ‘goals’ if you will, but I am incredibly happy and proud of the work I’ve done.
After a few short weeks, Victoria introduced me to supplements that had me sleeping regularly, no more hot flashes (NO MORE HOT FLASHES!) and I started to lose weight. I’m very happy, and feel like I have so much more energy.
There were no ‘real’ surprises in working with Victoria. Many of us know what needs to be done to get the results where desire. But what there is, in working with Victoria is accountability, and customization. I was not seeing some things I was doing as I had become blind to it. I needed help, and I asked for it, and we are getting more results than I would have ever imagined. She will fight for you as long as you are willing to fight for yourself, and then you are doing it together!
I continue to be learning new things about myself at a deeper level. Why the eating, why the drinking, both in excess. I’m grateful for the tools I’m garnering and feel ready to get out there and know how to manage life, while enjoying it to the fullest!
Victoria was the push I needed, the coach I wanted and the voice of reality. In being honest with her about how I feel and where my head is at, it helps us to work on what I need and thus, helps me get what I need out of the program.”
- Karyn, 47, Veterinarian, castle pines, co
Goals: Lose weight and learn how to eat and cook healthier.
"I turned to Victoria for help with my diet, after years of yo-yo weight gain and loss and more "diets" than I can count. I realized that I needed to change my mindset and find a method of healthy eating; what I didn't expect was that Victoria is helping me figure out healthier living. From the food I put into my body, the activity that I give it and the positive thinking to fuel my mind, I have lost pounds and pains while gaining so much more."
- Joellen, 42, Veterinarian, Jefferson , MD
Goals: Lose weight, feel healthier
"Victoria put together a program based on what she knew she could accomplish with a client like myself. She went at a pace she knew I would accept because I’m a tough nut to crack and had she started in immediately insisting on joining a gym or juicing for more vegetables, I would have freaked out. So her pace was excellent. She instinctually knew this about me and steered me in a totally different direction than I initially signed up to be steered towards.
I have now developed some very powerful and positive habits that are incredibly life changing and so so good for me. And I definitely did not sign up for that. I signed up to lose 15 pounds and have a rail thin body. But what happened is a fell in love with the body I got after about 6 weeks of working with Victoria and it only was about a 10 pound difference. It became not about how much I weighed but how good I felt and how good I looked in the mirror. Huge change for me.
[The single most significant overall change I noticed was that] I stopped idealizing anorexia as a beautiful and desirable body type. That’s about a 30 to 40 year obsession that has been put to rest. If this was all I got out of the program, it would have been enough. This obsession ruled my life for a very long time.
Overall, it was an incredible experience. Thank you.
- Michelle, 52, Fashion Industry Executive, New York, NY
Goals: Lose weight, learn how to eat and cook healthier, overcome emotional eating issues
"As long as I can remember I have had to struggle with my weight. I was a fat kid, fat teenager and fat most of my adult life. I tried every fad diet there was, exercised daily, tried every supplement under the sun and still remained Fat!!! Being fat all my life was not easy, it got to the point that I would not leave my house because I was embarrassed to see anyone I knew and did not want to meet anybody either. I was an emotional eater and found comfort in eating the most fattening foods out there.
Before I began working with Victoria, I was in a toxic relationship and ended up gaining even more weight. I actually put on over 100 lbs from 2008-2010. Well, meeting Victoria changed my life. Not only did she work with me, but I felt that she truly cared and talking to her felt like I was talking to one of my best friends!
Victoria's coaching and constant support and encouragement helped me to lose all the weight I had gained plus more!! To date, I have lost over 100 lbs, which would have been impossible without her guidance. I will be forever grateful for all the time she has with me above and beyond just our sessions to make sure I didn't fall off the wagon. More importantly, her program taught me the necessary skills I needed to help me keep the weight off for over a year now, and that I owe to Victoria as well.....thank you so much, love you girl!!!"
- Jessica, 38, Entrepreneur, Los Angeles, CA
Goals: Lose weight, get more toned, feel healthier, and more energetic
"If there was one thing I hated my entire life, that was exercise. I had no idea what a proper diet even consisted of and no clue where to even begin. I had grown content with just being overweight. That is- until Victoria changed my entire life. Not only did she overhaul the way I looked at food and exercise, but she did it in such a way that it became a seamless lifestyle transition. I don't know what I would do without her!!! She gave me back my confidence and my life! Anyone who wants to make positive changes in their health, appearance and well-being need look no further than Victoria!! A true blessing!!"
- Jacqueline, 33, attorney, New York, NY
Goals: Lose weight and learn how to work out with weights
"Working with Victoria has revolutionized my work out routine and eating habits! After years of running for hours on the treadmill and eating fat-free foods, I wanted a change in my routine, but still wanted to maintain my lean body. Victoria's nutrition guidance has opened my taste buds to delicious foods I never thought I could eat before; delicious "whole" foods like unpasteurized milk and delicious grains I had never even heard of before. My exercise routine had also been completely transformed. I was no longer spending hours bored on the treadmill and instead was doing routines which included weight lifting that got me definition in my muscles I had never seen had before."