Transformations

 My journey from no energy, hating how I looked in clothes and poor digestion and sleep to....

My journey from no energy, hating how I looked in clothes and poor digestion and sleep to....

 feeling amazing in a bikini, waking up energized, and feeling and looking my best at age 37! 

feeling amazing in a bikini, waking up energized, and feeling and looking my best at age 37! 

 "When I first spoke with Heather about joining her program, I shared my hesitation: I had done a macro-focused plan before, and I I did lose a good amount of weight with it. But it was so restrictive that I ended up slowly re-gaining the weight... because SOME DAYS you just want a slice of pizza and a beer. I had never been empowered to understand how I could incorporate those occasional treats (mind you, I didn't eat these during my 12 weeks except maybe once). She assured me that this would be a different program and process, and she wasn't lying!  So we set my goals: lose 15 lbs and fit back into my skinny black jeans. In 12 weeks, I have LOST 16 lbs (22 lbs if you consider my weight when I first contacted Heather!), 4 inches on my waist, 2 inches on my chest, 3 inches on my hips, 2.5 inches between my two biceps, 5.5 inches between my two thighs. I've lost 17 INCHES! I have more than surpassed my 12-week goals. I still have a few more lbs and inches to work on, but now I know exactly how to do it because... I have also had significant GAINS.  I have gained confidence and self-esteem, both of which had dwindled as I packed on those lbs over the last few years. I have gained the knowledge and skills to work WITH my macros, instead of feeling restricted by them. I finally feel empowered and know that I can do this LONG TERM! Rather than coming home after a hard day at work and eating my emotions (or drowning them in a glass or two of wine), I had to sit and feel the feels. Which made me evaluate a few things in my life, and I have had some major changes, coming up in the near future.  I feel so much better in my clothes (and naked, too!) But more importantly, I have achieved a better life balance and feeling of empowerment in moving forward! I am SO THANKFUL for Heather's amazing support and constant encouragement in this process. And as for those skinny black jeans... I fit into those 9 weeks into the journey :)" - Michelle M. 

"When I first spoke with Heather about joining her program, I shared my hesitation: I had done a macro-focused plan before, and I I did lose a good amount of weight with it. But it was so restrictive that I ended up slowly re-gaining the weight... because SOME DAYS you just want a slice of pizza and a beer. I had never been empowered to understand how I could incorporate those occasional treats (mind you, I didn't eat these during my 12 weeks except maybe once). She assured me that this would be a different program and process, and she wasn't lying!

So we set my goals: lose 15 lbs and fit back into my skinny black jeans. In 12 weeks, I have LOST 16 lbs (22 lbs if you consider my weight when I first contacted Heather!), 4 inches on my waist, 2 inches on my chest, 3 inches on my hips, 2.5 inches between my two biceps, 5.5 inches between my two thighs. I've lost 17 INCHES! I have more than surpassed my 12-week goals. I still have a few more lbs and inches to work on, but now I know exactly how to do it because... I have also had significant GAINS.

I have gained confidence and self-esteem, both of which had dwindled as I packed on those lbs over the last few years. I have gained the knowledge and skills to work WITH my macros, instead of feeling restricted by them. I finally feel empowered and know that I can do this LONG TERM! Rather than coming home after a hard day at work and eating my emotions (or drowning them in a glass or two of wine), I had to sit and feel the feels. Which made me evaluate a few things in my life, and I have had some major changes, coming up in the near future.

I feel so much better in my clothes (and naked, too!) But more importantly, I have achieved a better life balance and feeling of empowerment in moving forward! I am SO THANKFUL for Heather's amazing support and constant encouragement in this process. And as for those skinny black jeans... I fit into those 9 weeks into the journey :)" - Michelle M. 

 "What a journey this past year has been! I cannot thank The Positive Thread enough for all of her guidance and support these last few months as I worked to hit my wedding bod goals. She transformed my body and my mind. My biggest hurdle was negativity and through this process I've learned to think positively, not be so tough on myself and the importance of relaxing so my body can recover. What a difference it has made!" - Nina A.

"What a journey this past year has been! I cannot thank The Positive Thread enough for all of her guidance and support these last few months as I worked to hit my wedding bod goals. She transformed my body and my mind. My biggest hurdle was negativity and through this process I've learned to think positively, not be so tough on myself and the importance of relaxing so my body can recover. What a difference it has made!" - Nina A.

As a Registered Dietitian, I highly recommend The Positive Thread to my clients who are looking to transform their health. Heather’s nutrition program is easy to follow, effective and fun! It truly can work for everyone.
— Karin G., Registered Dietitian, CrossFit Level 1 Coach
 "Working with Heather has been a fun and empowering experience for me. Before I started focusing on diet, I thought activity at the gym would be enough to keep my weight where I wanted it to be. Sadly, I learned that wasn't true and as I entered my late 20s the weight started to creep on, despite working out hard at crossfit several days a week. Slowly, year by year, the pounds accumulated, and one day I looked in the mirror and realized I wasn't happy with how I looked. ⠀  Heather helped me focus on quality foods, enough sleep, and stress management. The first thing I noticed was I started to feel fantastic. Energetic, positive, motivated and relaxed. Then about two weeks in, the weight started to drop off. Some days it felt like I woke up a pound lighter. ⠀  I have a very positive attitude about food now, thanks to Heather. I have a formula I know works now and will serve me for years to come. I no longer think about weight gain with desperation and despair. I used to think "I have no idea how to get rid of this" and it stopped me from enjoying vacations and holidays without regret. It also made me worry about having a baby some day, if I would ever be able to drop that weight. Now I know if I ever find myself carrying more weight than I'd like, I can drop it like THAT. And that frees me to enjoy life with zero guilt. That's so empowering."  - Isabel A.  

"Working with Heather has been a fun and empowering experience for me. Before I started focusing on diet, I thought activity at the gym would be enough to keep my weight where I wanted it to be. Sadly, I learned that wasn't true and as I entered my late 20s the weight started to creep on, despite working out hard at crossfit several days a week. Slowly, year by year, the pounds accumulated, and one day I looked in the mirror and realized I wasn't happy with how I looked. ⠀

Heather helped me focus on quality foods, enough sleep, and stress management. The first thing I noticed was I started to feel fantastic. Energetic, positive, motivated and relaxed. Then about two weeks in, the weight started to drop off. Some days it felt like I woke up a pound lighter. ⠀

I have a very positive attitude about food now, thanks to Heather. I have a formula I know works now and will serve me for years to come. I no longer think about weight gain with desperation and despair. I used to think "I have no idea how to get rid of this" and it stopped me from enjoying vacations and holidays without regret. It also made me worry about having a baby some day, if I would ever be able to drop that weight. Now I know if I ever find myself carrying more weight than I'd like, I can drop it like THAT. And that frees me to enjoy life with zero guilt. That's so empowering."

- Isabel A.
 

Testimonials

"When I started working with Heather my primary goal was to shed body fat. I have lost close to 20lbs without feeling starved. Mentally this experience has been so transformative. Seeing so much forward progress in such a relatively short amount of time has been so uplifting. I feel so much better in my own skin. Plus I get to go shopping for new clothes as half my closet is now too large! 

After years of struggling with overly complicated templates and formulas it was refreshing to work with a nutritionist that offered clear insights into my personal habits. Heather practices healthy mental relationships with food that are often overlooked but also incredibly important! Often playing therapist and life coach as much as nutrition coach, Heather celebrated all the highs and lows of my journey with me and really showed a personal investment in my outcome.

The Positive Thread is the perfect balance of a holistic approach coupled with science-based nutrition." - Rachael C.

 

"The Positive Thread has the dietary cheat codes for your fitness and wellness. 

Sweets, fried, and boxed foods were not part of my routine. For me, I was eating well enough (so I thought). With Heather's specific programming and consistency I now properly fuel my workouts.  Performance benefits occurred within a few days, and I went on to lose 20 lbs in 2 months.  I'm on the "Shred" programming, eating *more* in an average day than before I started.

For anything in the program that might at first seem daunting, Heather will assist with amazing tips, and in good humor. And your results will follow. Enjoy your journey!" - Mike O.

 

"In September, a previous client of Heather's from my CrossFit box posted her own transformation pics and glowing comments after working with Heather.  The post resonated with me and I reached out and contacted Heather.  We met for a consultation, and she is fantastic, to say the least.  I'm a type 2, non-insulin dependent, diabetic and I was very impressed with Heather's knowledge of nutrition and biochemistry from the beginning, which was HUGE for me in trusting her with my metabolic condition and goals in this program.  Heather has a great positive, funny demeanor, she listens well, and she gets to know your quirks and about your life.  I have periods of heavy nationwide travel in my job and Heather taught me how to successfully manage my nutrition with the constant travel and eating out.  The knowledge and strategies that Heather transmitted to me in this program was transformative and filled a gap while changing how I think about nutrition, the food industry, cooking, and behavioral psychology.  Through her wonderful coaching and the amazing "Positive Shred Tribe" community, I lost ten pounds and have kept it off to this day.  The best news is that after three months in Heather's program, I dropped an ENTIRE percentage point in my hemoglobin A1C (Ha1c) numbers where my doctor was overwhelmingly excited and proud of my progress.  After working with Heather, I have more energy, I perform much better in CrossFit, I sleep better, I have a healthier relationship with food, I am more kind towards myself, and I have learned to integrate mindfulness as another healthy tool to help me stay balanced.  She has my highest recommendation as a nutritionist and coach." - Mario V.