Weight Loss The French Way
For many of us, losing weight is often required to get to a healthier body, whether we are worried about PreDiabetes or not. Before we talk about my proven approach to weight loss, let’s talk about you. You found this page and are reading it for a reason; I assume you want to make a change. If you want immediate, short-term results from a diet you can “power through” until you hit your goal, my program isn’t for you. If you want lasting results and a pleasurable life while reaching your goals and well beyond, then you’re in the right place.
When I say, “lasting results”, I’m not talking a few months or a few years. I mean the rest of your life.
We Only Have One Life. Why Suffer Through It?
According to recent research, the obesity rate in France is half that of the United States. But, if you’ve ever been to France or have eaten French food, you know we love our baguettes, rich cheeses, and chocolate pastries. The secret to healthy eating, losing weight, and keeping it off isn’t in the French food itself. It’s in the way the French view food, and also in all the other elements of the French lifestyle that naturally lead to a healthy life.
It's not a diet • It's not a meal plan • It's a lifestyle!
Every client and every path will be different—but among the things we’ll explore during our time together:
- Building awareness around what nourishes your body and your mind;
- Planning your meals and preparing healthy foods that you take time to enjoy;
- Working more whole foods into your diet and optimizing your choices for health AND pleasure;
- Optimizing your sleep for fat burning and appetite regulation;
- Building physical activity into your daily life to help you control your blood sugar and keep the weight off;
- Managing your stress in a way that speeds up your metabolism.
The most common push-back I get up front is: “This all sounds nice, but I have no time for this!” That’s why I deliver these particular solutions as a coach and not as an author. Most cookbooks are gorgeous and look fantastic on your coffee table or bookshelf, but unless you invest quite some time and actually use them to cook, they’re just collecting dust. Same goes with self-help books — we love to BUY them, sometimes read them, but rarely take action on them.
I provide personalized support that fits perfectly into your busy schedule. As your guide, coach, accountability partner — and most importantly, friend — I guide you step-by-step through the whole process. My clients love talking to me in person, by phone, and email. Maybe it’s my accent. Maybe it’s my zest for life. Maybe it’s because I truly listen and never judge. I believe it's because they see the results! Every minute we spend together, no matter how near or far apart we are, will be an experience worth savoring and will help you move along your health journey.
I started working with Stella at a time when I had been successfully counting calories for years, but knew that I was on the brink of stopping. Her idea of being able to be free of those confines (no matter how much comfort it gave me) was intriguing and refreshing. Working together, she helped me establish a framework for myself that I could use to make the healthiest decisions regarding food while still allowing me the indulgences that I craved. It took me a little while to put “everything in moderation” into practice effectively, but with her help, it finally sunk in.
I had a great time working with Stella. She used a very personalized approach and focused on areas that I could realistically improve, but most importantly, that I was ready and motivated enough to work on. I had only a few pounds to lose to reach my weight goal, and exercising more and more just wouldn’t do it. She provided me with advises and tips about the way I eat and exercise that helped me reach my goal. She came up with ideas I had not thought about before. I liked that she was not trying to impose me a specific calendar or routine, but went with a one-at-a-time, small goal approach, which she understood I could sustain longer than one involving drastic changes to my daily routine. It was really a collaboration process, which I felt I was in control of. I would work with her again, without hesitation.
I went from size 16 to size 12! I cleaned up my wardrobe and gave away all the pants that were too big, it felt so good! I know I won’t need them anymore, because it’s natural to keep the weight off now, I don’t have to work hard for it!