One major difference between Ideal Healthy Weight Loss™, and other clinics is that ALL of our coaches have gone through the program themselves. This not only ensures that they really KNOW the program, but also that they can relate to the new clients' struggles and frustrations – they have been there themselves. Mary is one of our most beloved coaches, and has been with Ideal Healthy Weight Loss for many years. No one understands the program (or the struggle) better than Mary. Below is her personal testimonial about her experience with Ideal Healthy Weight Loss™.
My interaction with Ideal Healthy Weight Loss began in 2010 as a dieter with Dr. Tortland and April Thomas in what was previously called "Ideal Fitness of CT". I attended a workshop in the Glastonbury office in October 2010. Being a nurse with extensive experience working with those with eating disorders as well as having participated in many diets myself, I thought that the results of my almost 40-minute drive to the meeting would leave me with little more than permission to begin the program. (Attending an initial seminar is required for all to participate.)
I sat back smugly in my seat, thinking, "tell me something I don't know!" And then Dr. Tortland surprised me when he did just that. I learned about why everything I had tried to date did not work, or if it had, why it was only temporary. I was motivated despite it being October, with many celebrations in front of me: Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday, New Year's to name a few. I realized that there would ALWAYS be some kind of holiday or occasion, so why not just dive in.
Five months into the program, I had lost 40 pounds, and 48 inches, which took me from a size 14/16 to a size 6/8. In may of 2011, I began coaching. It has been over five years and I have not gained the weight back. Due to practicing the lifestyle changes and nutrition I learned from this program, I now know not only how to live healthfully, but easily.
Even if you're still skeptical, I would encourage you to come to one of our meetings and give us a chance to prove to you that this really works, and can change your life!