Working with Lauren was the best thing I've done for myself in a few years. After years and years of struggling with my weight (but also being fully aware I was doing very little for it, other than complaining and assuming I'd deal with it later), I finally went to Lauren at Nutritional Wisdom.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the process: I knew there would be a fair amount of watching what you eat, with a healthy dose of doing so mindfully, but I was pretty certain that self-awareness / my lack of self-control would mean that neither of those things would really work for me. (After all, hadn't I been doing that anyways on my own?) Lauren really helped me rethink how I thought about food, mainly by being super patient and also adapting how she coaches based on how I was approaching food at the time. After about a month and a half of food tracking + trying to make better choices (and crying to Lauren weekly that "I'm sorry but I love In n Out, there's no bigger thought past that...I just go on autopilot" and therefore would never be able to stick with this), it finallllyyyyy started to click: I stopped craving junk food less, started making better choices, and feel less on auto-pilot.
Before you write this off with a "Well, duh, anyone can develop a habit if they pay someone for a month to stay on top of them," for me, the magic really happened after the better eating habits clicked. Only THEN was Lauren really able to ingrain things in me in a way that stuck, like the fact that one burger isn't going to derail me. And only then was she able to break me of my belief that if my whole meal wasn't healthy (say...a grilled cheese with my veggies, instead of a chicken breast), I was basically fucked, and then went into a shame spiral. And somehow, in all of this gentleness around how I eat...I started to think the same way too. I stopped feeling so fatalistic about everything. I lost five pounds of fat in just a few months.
More than anything, Lauren got me out of a funk I'd been in for a year and a half. Once I started taking agency in food, but not overfocusing on it either, I noticed myself doing the same in life: I was no longer missing work deadlines, or lazing around most of the day as my own boss. I was going out more (not less!) and the days stopped passing as kind of an amorphous blob, that can happen when you work from home and work for yourself. I honestly didn't expect anything to come of the mindful eating training, especially since I already go to therapy that uses a lot of mindfulness training (and feel a little performative there too), but cannot deny that after months and months of drastically low energy and an inability to want to do more than the bare minimum, my life started firing on all fronts.
Lauren is the best, and I really love working with her. I never felt like supplements were pushed on me (I did get a bunch in the first meeting, though Lauren CLEARLY stated that any that didn't work for me I could bring back and return for a full refund, which I was able to do with zero fuss), nor were other products: in our second meeting, Lauren told me about tests I could take, and the prices, and then explained why she didn't even think we needed to start there. Never seen someone tell me the cost of something in the same breath that they tell me to save my money. I could not recommend her more to anyone, especially people who are sure that a nutritionist isn't for them, or think that there's not much more they can gain from one than a paid babysitter.