Archive for Inspiration

Meet MG: A SWH Success Story

MG Lost 40 lbs in 12 weeks at SWH.  Read on and Learn How He did it !

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I’m a business owner, I work nights, I’ve got 2 children, I’m married and I coach youth sports so I have a lot of things on my plate.

 HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

One of my friends had mentioned that one of my neighbors had come see Stephanie at Solaris Whole Health.  I also saw another client at a football game that I had known in the past, not very well, but I knew that he was large and I was stunned at how much weight he had lost and he had looked like a completely different person so it got me interested in coming to see Stephanie.

WHAT WERE YOUR MAIN CONCERNS?

I was feeling miserable, I was overweight, I wasn’t happy with myself and I came as a broken man.  I was fatigued, sluggish and I knew my digestive track was a mess.  I was looking for pain relief and overall health benefits.

WHEN DID YOU START TO SEE RESULTS?

Jan 3rd  I started, so it’s been 2 and a half, almost 3 months since I started the program.  I first saw results within 10 days, about a week into it and I believe I lost 9lbs.

WAS IT EASY? 

The first few days I was a little irritable, short tempered, but that subsided quickly.  Within the week (symptoms subsided) and I started seeing results quickly – and to be honest it was a minor irritability.  I was stunned at how easy this was, I tried to stay true to myself and disciplined and do what Stephanie told me to do and she was right, I came into it saying I was going to trust her and it worked out.

WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE PROGRAM? 

I have to eat a lot of food and it’s a challenge to eat 2100 calories a day and to drink all the water you need to drink.  But I understand the benefits of it – the goals Stephanie set – and I understand why I needed to do things, so that makes it easier.  It’s been a great education the past 2 and half months.  I eat a lot more than I used to.

WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT THE PROGRAM? 

It was easier than I thought it was going to be.  A month before I started I went to my doctor who is great, however the results of my physical were terrible.  I really didn’t think I’d ever fix it.  And I’m kicking myself now, it’s such a cliché, but I’m kicking myself for not going to SWH sooner.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL TIPS FOR OTHERS?

I had a couple of songs on the radio that I drew inspiration from, they reminded me of trying to better myself.  That kind of gave me inspiration and Stephanie gives you a log book which I think is pretty important. Sometimes I stray from it now but it really helped me identify where my deficiencies were and that gave me structure.  I do pretty well in structured situations like this and it’s a lot easier.  The way Stephanie handles it really helps.

ANY FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE OR THOUGHTS?

I’ve done other weight loss programs before and I’ve always struggled to get to that goal.  Right after that, I kind of just gave up, but this is like a whole encompassing lifestyle reevaluation.  I feel like I have better insight and background of what makes me tick and my unique lifestyle needs to make quality choices and understand the cause and effect of the foods that I am putting in my body.  For the first time I feel like I’m in control and that over time, I have made peace with my health.  There’s no pressure to think about the weight goal, because after working with Stephanie, I know why I am doing what I am doing and how to adjust my food for my body’s needs.  So I know that I have my road map to being healthy, and that’s reassuring.  That would be the best way to describe it.

Congratulations, MG!

DEC 2010

FEB 2011

Scale Weight

246

206

Hbaic

6.2

5.9

Fasting glucose

99

84

Cholesterol

344

205

LDL

249

146

HDL

37

41

Triglycerides

290

91

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Lookin’ Lean and Feelin’ Clean

Our inaugural 10 Day Spring Detox was a hit!  Congratulations to those who survived – we hope you enjoyed doing it as much as we enjoyed planning it.

Read what our Detoxers had to say about their experiences.

Marc M. – profession, age

Results: Lost 7.8lbs in 7 days

In his words: “The first 3 days were the most difficult.  I was hungry, I did not feel good about myself, I imagined this is what it felt like to be in rehab for an addiction.  I felt depressed and just did not feel very good about myself.  I was in a bad mood and could not shake it.  Almost like a light switch all of the feelings left me on day four.  The “skimpy” portion size of meals no longer seemed skimpy and I felt full and somewhat satisfied after eating.  My energy level increased significantly and simply felt GREAT.  I still wished I could eat something as simple as a sandwich or a slice of pizza, but know what I am doing is better.”

Cindy M. –

Results: Lost 4lbs in 7 days

In her words:

1.) How did you feel the first few days on the detox?

Actually, I felt pretty good.  I ate enough so hunger wasn’t a problem and I feared that the most.

2.) What symptoms were you experiencing?  Did you have headaches?  Were you fatigued?  Irritable? 

More than anything it was the cravings for the things I couldn’t have.  Cutting out my bread and pasta killed me!  No headaches.   No fatigue, I actually had a gradual increase in energy over the 10 days.  I have to say I was a little irritable due to the fact that I was cutting out the things I liked the most, i.e. candy, ice cream, and chocolate.

3.) What was the most difficult part of the detox?

Fitting the eating schedule to my lifestyle.  Eating every 3 hours while being on-the-go was difficult, but manageable with Stephanie’s help.

4.) Was it difficult learning to eat differently?

No, the sample menus and shopping list really helped. There is so much food to pick from that once I got in the “groove”, it was easy.

5.) When did you begin to notice your symptoms going down?

Looking back, it was a slow and gradual decrease over the 10 days.

6.) How did you feel by the end of the detox?  What positive differences did you see?

Lighter, leaner, more energetic.  Feeling better physically improved me mentally, which lifted me spiritually.

7.) How did we support you through this process?

Knowing that Stephanie was an e-mail or phone call away was obviously helpful, but also the positive reenforcement of the staff.

Wish you had done it??  You’re in luck because you still can!  We will be hosting 10 Day detoxes seasonally.  Our next detox dates are:

2011
July 10-23
Oct. 16-29
2012
Jan. 1-14, 15-28

Sign up by calling the office at (732) 667-3209 or e-mailing us at va@solariswholehealth.com!

Not sure if a detox is right for you?  Learn more about our program by clicking here and selecting “Seasonal Detox Programs”.

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GFFM: Inspirational Monday

“Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition.  The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” -Herbert Kaufman

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Good Food For the Mind: Inspirational Tuesday

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

-Helen Keller

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Good Food For the Mind: Inspirational Monday

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.

– Charles Noble

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Good Food For the Mind: Inspirational Monday

“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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GFFM: Inspirational Monday

“This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”

– D.M. Dellinger

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