In the summer of June 2007, I had slowly started to gain weight. I felt tired and depressed all the time. I wanted some answers as to “why”. I was exercising a lot and thought I was eating right but could not lose the weight. Even though I was fairly active my eating habits consisted of a lot of sweet stuff and carbohydrates and larger food portions. I decided to try a nutritionist so I could learn to eat more healthy. After meeting with Marti, we did body fat and talked about doing hormone evaluation to help figure out if I was missing anything. She had me start with a detoxification program for 9 days to jump-start my metabolism and reduce my cravings for sugar. It was the hardest thing I have ever done and I cursed her for two days and wondered what she was trying to do to me. Soon after, I was just thankful to eat again and it seemed to get much,,easier with time. I started feeling more energetic and did not crave the sweets like I was. Best of all, I was losing weight, body fat and inches. After seeing my Dr. about changing my dosage on Prozac (Marti’s suggestion) my anxiety and depression seemed to disappear. I was low on Progesterone and Marti recommended that I start using bio-identical natural progesterone cream. All along the way, I was learning the methods to her madnessJ She taught me so much about food, about metabolism, toxins and hormones. Everything had a reason and an education behind it. I had homework through assignments and tapes and learned what my personal nutrition needs were so that I can maintain my results. Best of all, I had my own private coach and a program to fit my personal needs. To this date, I have dropped one size and lost 14 pounds. I went from being in the average range for body fat and now into the excellent range. I have lost a total of 12 inches mostly in my hips and abs. I am feeling good. I am going into my 50s feeling fabulous! I think seeking out a nutritionist was the best investments of time and money I could make to improve my health. Not only did I get results but I got an education to go with it and “knowledge is power” to make positive change. I would highly recommend Marti to anyone trying to make life long changes in their health.