Featured Member Cyndee: Pure Austin Nutrition and Coaching

Haley Hall, Pure Austin Nutritionist, writes,”

Fitness Coach Thomas Tanner and I have been working with Cyndee for about 10 months now. She started out training with Thomas and they quickly invited me onto the team to optimize her nutrition to promote realistic and sustainable weight loss.

 Cyndee tried several diets in the past but was only able to see results with extreme measures. She was ready to find a plan that would suit her busy lifestyle. She travels a lot for work and is regularly eating with clients. She didn’t want to feel like she was always on a diet or like her food choices were a burden to others. She also complained of regular headaches and reflux.

 In the first session, I noticed opportunities for tweaks in her eating pattern. Busyness at work led to skipping lunch and grazing throughout the day. We discussed the importance of eating regularly to fuel the body and implemented a strategy to prioritize lunch and a balanced afternoon snack. She immediately lost 4 pounds and her energy improved. We continued adding specific and realistic goals at each meeting to address challenges and prioritize nutrition while traveling and through the holidays. Then one week her weight jumped 8 pounds in 3 days. Between the sudden weight gain, headaches and reflux, it became obvious her body was responding poorly to something. I recommend she completely eliminate potential allergens and inflammatory foods for 30 days. I laid out a plan and Cyndee was all in. She knocked it out of the park and made it look easy. Her body loved it too – she lost 17 pounds, started sleeping solidly and waking up rested, had stable energy & mood throughout the day, her acid reflux resolved and her headaches are essentially gone. Not only that but she wasn’t experiencing any food cravings! Since then, we’ve taken time to determine what she does and does not tolerate. Turns out, gluten, sugar and some dairy induce headaches, reflux and poor energy. Cyndee now prefers to avoid them because she loves how she feels without them.

I’m most proud of Cyndee because she’s learned how to listen to her body and choose foods and portions that make her body feel great.

Meanwhile, Thomas has been coaching Cyndee twice a week. Her busy work schedule makes 30-minute fast paced sessions a great fit. Thomas programs total body circuit style workouts that focus on multi-joint, major muscle group exercises. Cyndee is able to accomplish in 30 minutes what might take most people 45-60 minutes! Since starting, she has more than doubled all of her lifts and made tremendous gains in stability, muscle control, coordination and range of motion.

Congratulations Cyndee! Thomas and I have no doubt you will continue to see such great results due to your ongoing commitment to your health and results.

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