“I have always struggled with my weight.  Up until a year ago, I thought it only possible for me to gain weight. I finally had the willpower and strength to do something about it. I worked out every day for 6 months, ate “healthier” and was able to lose 50 pounds.  Then I hit a wall like you wouldn’t believe.  I gained and lost the same 5 pounds for 4 months. I tried everything I could think of. Pills. Crazy diets. Nothing worked. I started seeing Marit, thinking only about the personal trainer side. That aspect of it was great, but the nutrition aspect is what has really changed my life. At the time, I was consuming between 1200 and 1500 calories of low fat foods and lots of fruit. Marit told me I wasn’t eating enough. She wanted me at 1800 (she said 2000 but saw the look on my face and brought it down to 1800) calories a day and to not exercise every day anymore: take 2 days off a week. She scared me. Not only was I to eat more, but also exercise less!?!?  I did what she said and I lost 4 pounds that week. I have found that food has been THE hardest part of this journey. One thing Marit has instilled in me is that weight loss is 80% food, and 20% exercise and she is on point. In the past 3.5 months, I have lost 20 pounds, exercising far less than before. I am less tired and sleep better. I can tell throughout the day how my body is doing based on what I put in my mouth.  There are no surprises when I weigh myself at the end of the week. I wish I had started seeing Marit when I first made the decision to change my life.”