I’ve been struggling with low self-esteem for two or three years now and I’ve also been trying to shift a stone or so of weight as my BMI is too high. So I have taken up a number of activities to help me feel better about myself, such as hiking, and more recently, Parkrun. The opportunity to join the 28-day low sugar challenge came along and it seemed to fit in well with my aims.
I can’t say I religiously followed the programme, but even so it has been a great help. I share the house with my two kids who were not doing the challenge, and so there is sometimes “other food” that needs using up or it goes to waste. And work and domestic commitments have meant I have not been able to use the app logging as much as I’d have liked. Nonetheless I found the menu and diet suggestions really helpful and it took me to corners of Asda I’d not previously visited. I’ve replaced several items in my diet with healthier alternatives, and have reduced my coffee and alcohol intake. I also found Andrea’s Zoom meetings useful, finding out how others on the programme were getting on, and listening to Andrea’s advice on how to understand food labels.
Over all, it’s helped to supplement the steady weight loss I’d already seen from my running, and kept the weight graph heading firmly in the downward direction. My weight is now the lowest it has been for many years and I feel I’m a better person, although there is still lots to do on the self-esteem front. Meantime if you want help in reducing sugar in your diet I can definitely recommend trying this challenge.
Went to Andrea’s talk at the library today, really informative, learned lots, and she really knows her stuff when it comes to the microbiome and insulin resistance. If you are looking for help to improve your health she’s definitely your go-to person.
It’s all in the mind! The answers and solutions to all deep seated problems are in your own mind – you just need help in finding them. Andrea has provided that help.
I just wanted to thank you so very much for all your help and encouragement with my flying phobia. It was most generous of you to give up extra time at the last minute to see me and I enjoyed meeting you. The flights were most successful and I will go again!
Your help is dear to my heart. Thank you always for the progress we have made together through your kindness and support. We will continue to go forward in all those perfect days of mind, body and spirit.
Just to say thank you for all your help over the last 4/5 months. I can now honestly say that I have a much more positive outlook and am now able to cope with everyday life and be happy.
Thank you very much! I had to write and tell you how well I’m doing. It’s now 2 months since I’be given up smoking and it’s been so easy! Honestly I haven’t played my tapes, not once!
The smell of smoke doesn’t bother me, people around me smoking doesn’t bother me, after meals and with my tea, I don’t even think about it. Some days, in fact now, probably most of them, I don’t even think about smoking at all.
I really can’t believe it’s been this easy. I know that I will never smoke again. The thought of giving up smoking used to be enough to have me reaching for my cigarettes. I have no will power myself. I know it’s down to you that I’ve stopped. Thank you.
I appreciate that I have not benefited as much as I could have done because I didn’t do my homework! However the sessions have given me the opportunity to talk about myself and analyse my feelings without interruption. This has confirmed that the solution lies with myself and that I do have the strength to improve my life… I look forward to increasing in self confidence as I know that this is now in my power. Thank you Andrea.
- Increase in self confidence
- Greater ambition and more positive outlook on life
- Improved, clearer foresight brought about by better perception.
Thanks to Andrea’s guidance in the art of relaxation, I have now conquered my sleeping difficulties and am now returning to her for help with a fear of spiders.
Thanks to Andrea’s help and patience, I am hopefully on the road to a full recovery from a problem that started when I was roughly 12 years old (now 36 years old). I feel the relaxation tapes help so I will endeavour to keep them going. I will keep Andrea’s name to mind if I meet anybody who needs help with a particular problem.