I have struggled with my body image since childhood. I was never obese but a cute, chubby, curvy, proportionally overweight... all words used by others to define my body. I hate to admit they all got to me as well. I have tried dieting and exercise on and off for many years. However I had never shaken off using food as a safe haven for dismissing whatever was bothering me at the time. In 2015, I decided to make a change and take back control of this situation. I knew that I not only owed it to myself to make permanent change but also had to set an example for my 5-year old daughter. That's when I booked my first appointment with Carly. From the first time I met her, she won my heart and mind as a no-nonsense, compassionate and funny guide for me in this journey. This is no easy task as I have a very low threshold for bullshit and being an engineer I question everything. I liked her approach of supporting me scientifically as well as psychologically. The latter piece has been missing in my previous endeavors in losing weight. Within the detox period, I lost 9 pounds. That was not the only thing that kept me motivated though. Within a couple days of starting the detox, I noticed that my energy level increased dramatically. I am happy to report that I lost close to 50 pounds since starting to see Carly. More importantly, I am happier, healthier and more confident. I hope I am also being a good role model for my kid so she does not have to struggle with the same issues I did. Is the struggle over? Hardly... that's one thing I gained a better perspective on. You have to constantly work on your relationship with yourself. Good news is that Carly is there to help you, guide you and make you laugh during the process. I would not be exaggerating (see low threshold for bullshit) when I say Carly helped me win my life back. Thank you Carly and Nutritional Wisdom Family!
- - ZEHRA F.