Check out the story of one of my Type 1 Diabetic clients, Sean, that was featured over on Robb Wolf's website. Sean's blood glucose readings are now pretty phenomenal and he's using A THIRD of the insulin that he was before working together. Awesome results!
“I consider myself a second-generation Balanced Bites convert. Now there are some third generation Paleo honks popping up in the Milwaukee area as I continue to promote your work. Your blog was my first introduction to Paleo, and I never looked back. I have immersed myself in the study of the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and I am convinced this is the key to optimal health.
Three years ago my total cholesterol was 210. I was a chronic cardio addict, and ate a very low-fat diet consisting of “heart-healthy” grains, lots of fruit, fat-free dairy, egg whites, and the leanest cuts of meat I could find. Fat was the enemy! I was severely addicted to sugar/carbs. Since discovering your blog and participating in your 21-Day Sugar Detox, I started eating clean forms of bacon, sausage, red meat, lots of coconut oil, the WHOLE egg, bone broth, cut back on my fruit consumption and cut out all dairy except raw milk cheese or organic kefir, and believe it or not, this Italian is grain-free. I just got my latest blood work results and my total cholesterol dropped 39 points! I am also significantly leaner than I was before. All this despite cutting way back on my cardio training (I do intervals a few times/week), and increasing the intensity and decreasing the duration of my workouts. I am convinced I am a much better trainer/health coach now that I have an understanding of what it takes to function optimally!
I also believe I am a better mother and wife. My kids are lean, healthy, little balls of muscle, and my husband has lost a ton of body fat despite working out even less than he has in years past. I can't believe the transformation! I now spread the word to family and friends about his amazing lifestyle that has transformed my immediate family's health. One of my clients is now completely on board with this lifestyle and is a big follower of you as well. I'm sure there will be many more to follow. There will be some fourth-generation Balanced Bites followers before we know it!
I hope this gives you a bit of encouragement to keep doing what you are doing. You are transforming lives, and giving people you've never even met their health back. I know how much time goes into social media, and your followers appreciate it more than you know. Have a great start to the week. Thanks again for everything.”
– Karina in Milwaukee
“Hi Diane, I read your blog post today about Gratitude… and I thought I would send you a message to let you know how thankful I am that you have given me so much guidance, support and encouragement. It has been so helpful and has really made a huge impact on my eating habits… and in turn my life. It has definitely been a struggle during this pregnancy with the food aversions and roller coaster hormones. Admittedly I have taken a huge step back during the holiday ‘sweets' season…but today is a new day and looking forward to getting back on track. Also as you know my sister has been following the Paleo way of eating and has lost 40+ pounds and is still going strong. She follows it to a ‘T,' even through the holidays (so proud of her). She even got Robb Wolf's new book from Santa. Now my family is starting to think that there may be something to this ‘Paleo-thing' and are interested in trying it out. Thank you so much for spending the time with me and sharing your knowledge – it is so greatly appreciated. Happy New Year!!!”
– Jen in NJ
“Diane gave me exactly the nutrition advice I needed to dial in my Paleo diet. She did a thorough review of what I was eating, taking for supplements, my test results and my plans to modify my diet to be strict Paleo and answered my many questions in detail. Some of the answers and recommendations were real eye-openers with new information, while others were helpful in dialing in some of the approaches that I was already doing. What was best is that I got concrete recommendations for exactly what I am working to achieve, and this customized approach takes what I knew about Paleo nutrition to a new, more practical level.”
– Rich L., Mill Valley, CA
“Diane is VERY knowledgeable about eating whole foods, and is great at explaining the science of why these foods are good for your body versus sugar and processed foods. She gave great ideas on changes I could make to my daily routine as well and great ideas for meals and how to prepare for my busy lifestyle. I feel great and finally understand food a little more. The changes I have incorporated in my daily diet will be something I can live with for a long time!
– Kelly O., Delaware
“I had been a vegetarian for 6 years and I came to realize that to live a life of health and well being I needed to make changes to my diet. I found this a very confronting and difficult task to do and really didn’t know how to start being a non-vegetarian. Lucky for me I came across Balanced Bites and I had no hesitation to contact Diane and ask for guidance. I felt totally at ease talking with Diane and with her patient, caring approach I found myself on an exciting journey of eating non-vegetarian foods. Diane gave me support, encouragement and shared her amazing knowledge with me. This is a life changing journey I am on and I thank Diane for all her coaching and support.”
– Mary W. Australia
“Diane has really opened my eyes with authentic and honest truth and facts about eating well to live right. After 6 years of a vegan/vegetarian diet, I found myself experiencing many different health issues related to nutritional deficiencies. Just in talking to Diane for one session, I was inspired to do a little research as well as make some serious changes to my diet. By making a few small changes (eliminating soy, processed foods, sugar and increasing animal proteins and whole foods) to my diet, I have lost almost 10 pounds over the course of 4 weeks! I feel so much better – I have energy and do not feel hungry. These changes to my diet has made a positive impact on my physical body as well as my emotional and spiritual health. I have a new zest for life at the age of 41! Thank you, Diane!”
– Jennifer E., age 41 in Charlotte, NC
“Participating in Diane's sugar detox was an education (did you know there's sugar in canned beans? BEANS). I had become too used to my mid-day sugary coffee, my after-dinner dessert, and my nightly glass (or two) of wine. The sugar detox was like hitting the reset button. It was difficult at first – anything worthwhile is – but Diane was there to help me through it. I'm much more mindful now about what I eat, and consuming fresh, real food has definitely made a positive difference in my energy and outlook. I'm really looking forward to continuing my work with Diane to make even more healthy changes.”
– Keri M, San Francisco, CA
“I am so thankful that I stumbled upon Diane and Balanced Bites. It has made all the difference for me! Diane has helped to take the mystery out of eating for me, and has brought the joy back in. I have always considered myself a “healthy eater”…but also felt like I was missing something. I never felt “great”…and I WANTED to feel great:) What I appreciated most about working with Diane is that she definitely took the “whole picture” approach. She left no rock unturned-she took the time to really understand me and all aspects of my life. During our phone consultations, I never felt rushed for time, and I felt very comfortable sharing about my lifestyle-she made me feel unique, and she made me feel like she genuinely cared for my well-being.
I loved that, in addition to a daily meal plan guide, she also gave lifestyle ideas as well. I think that is what made all the difference to me. Also, Diane took the time to explain the WHY behind all the suggestions she made. I loved that…she made nutrition finally make sense to me!
I am so excited to say that now I don't have to focus on what to eat…I KNOW how to fuel my body to be at my best. Now I am able to put my energy towards other things that are important to me in life…instead of obsessing over what to grab next to eat. What a gift that is! I am more satisfied after meals, don't need to bring snacks with me everywhere I go, I feel internally balanced, my grocery bills are down, I am less anxious,…and on and on!
Diane is a serious wealth of knowledge, and for me, I really feel the journey has just gotten started now. The best part is, I feel like I now have someone to turn to when I have my next nutritional question or hit that next health bump in the road. She is an amazing resource and source of support. Thank you Diane!!!”
– Mary S., Chicago, IL area
“I first contacted Diane to help me with my diet because I wanted to lose weight and generally eat more healthfully. Over the last 4 weeks I've learned that eliminating soy, dairy, and wheat clears my mind, body and spirit. I feel like my body is cleaner and functioning better. This change in my diet has also given me more energy and less of an appetite for unhealthy food, and, I have lost 4lbs! I am enjoying working with Diane. She has been and continues to be an excellent nutrition coach and offers invaluable guidance through this process.”
– Sarah M., age 34, new mom in Madison, WI
“I have always loved the idea of being healthy, but in this world today that is not easy to manage on your own. I had a few questions about my eating habits and asked Diane for some advice. She gave me a quick response. Now I can make some changes and be sure they will only help my longevity.”
– Mary A., age 16, Seattle, WA