Nikki Scott-Smith – Nutrition Client | NuStrength

Nikki Scott-Smith – Nutrition Client

Popping the Food Bubble Nutrition Program Feedback

1. Did you have identified problems upon entering the Program?
I sure did. The first few things that come to mind are that I was irritable all the time, I didn’t sleep through the night and woke up tired, I suffered from terrible cramps and heavy periods each month and I was partial to a binge or two on chocolates, crisps, biscuits etc

2. Have these problems being resolved since starting the program?
Definitely – the difference is amazing. Not only has the food made a real difference but Progest-e works wonders! My period comes and goes without me really noticing, my mood swings have gone and I’m actually a nice person to be around (I no longer shout at the kids all the time), I’m enjoying food and don’t feel the need to binge as I’m listening to my body and eating what my body needs. I also sleep through the night which is a real bonus!

3. What were you eating prior to starting the program?
It was the usual story – about 1,200-1,400 calories a day and it was bland! A typical day consisted of brown rice, chicken, steamed veg, omelette with very little dairy, sugar or fat – then I’d get home from work and be starving and would crave chocolate or biscuits. Sometimes my weekend cheat meal would turn into a 3 hour feast on anything and everything that I could get my hands on – it was unhealthy.

4. What are you eating now?
Lots and loving it – I sit around 2,200 – 2,400 calories a day. Meat, fish, white rice, fruit, eggs, sourdough, liver, cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, honey etc My favourite meal has to be liver, bacon, onions and mashed potato although I do like my sourdough pizzas too! The biggest change for me has been the milk as I’ve never drunk it before – even the thought of it and just the smell was enough to make me sick. Kitty told me to start on a shot glass full and the first time I tried to drink it it was like the food challenge from “I’m a celebrity get me out of here”. Now I’m drinking about 1.5L a day – I must say the chocolate syrup helps and I make it very chocolaty but it’s my ‘go to’ staple now. I make sure I have one before bed and I sleep right through!

5. How long did you spend in calendar time on the Program?
On and off around 6 months and now I eat without weighing my food or having to really think about it. I’ve learnt what my body needs to eat and I no longer fear things like cheese, white rice, sugar, bread etc

6. Was the information presented understandable and credible?

7. Was your coach for the Program helpful? What grade would you give him/her? (A – F)
Kitty was excellent – so passionate, enthusiastic and understanding. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t always easy but she taught me that when things slip because of daily life it’s ok – just keep going. This way of eating was a huge adjustment and having to forget everything I thought I knew before and start on a different food path was tough but I trusted her and could see that so many others did too. I can’t forget Craig either – he was always incredibly supportive both about the food and the training!

8. Is it easy to procure the foods you need and prepare them for the Program you are now using?
Definitely – the added bonus is that I eat what I consider a normal person eats. My kids and husband eat what I eat which is great as it makes meal times so much easier.

9. Have you seen an increase in resting temperature and pulse while on the program?
I have but I’m still probably not where I should be – all those years of extreme yoyo dieting and figure competitions has played havoc with my metabolism but I’m on the road to recovery!

10. Summarise your experience with the program.
It’s been great – I no longer fear food I enjoy eating it instead without feeling guilty. I’m feeling healthier and more positive about things and I’m enjoying life and can see and feel the benefits this program has had and will continue to have on me. One of the real bonuses was that I wasn’t given a meal plan that I had to follow – I had to read and learn for myself which has been great. No one can stick to a meal plan for the rest of the lives but I’m now equipped to make decisions for myself (and my family) and for that I’ll always be grateful!

11. Would you recommend the Program to others?
Definitely – it’s not a quick fix but it’s worth it. It’s a lifestyle change and for most it will probably require you to forget everything you thought you knew about food and trust in the program. Stick with it because one day hopefully you’ll be writing a review like this and feeling the way I do. THANK YOU!!!!

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