* Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan® with support is 20 lbs.
Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

I'm an independent OPTAVIA Coach™

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As a Registered Dietitian with my own company, Lighthouse Nutrition and Wellness, my primary job is helping clients reach health, wellness and weight management goals with Real Food. I help motivated individuals bust through difficult obstacles to their best health for the long haul. Some of my clients might ask: But I thought you helped people succeed at health and weight management with real food! There are times when other healthful tools, especially Medifast medical foods, can be extremely useful. For example, for those contemplating bariatric surgery and are at wit's end, I would recommend a supervised TSFL/Medifast program for these clients any day, over such a drastic surgery that holds high risk for numerous health complications of its own. There are also others who feel like they've been on the roller coaster of weight loss forever, and now just want to give up. They'd like to learn the ropes, but just want to see a few pounds lost in a healthy way first for much needed motivation. These are the types of clients I think would benefit greatly from a medically sound plan like TSFL and Medifast. I've had some clients who had crazy work schedules, or where travel was in their jobs was almost daily. Do any of these situations sound like YOU? As for me, I am a native of Fort Worth, Texas who now resides in the beautiful Northwest, specificaly Gig Harbor, WA. I have a double-past: Journalism and Nutrition. I graduated from TX Christian University in 1989 with a B.S. in Journalism, and then finally delved into my lifelong obsession with health by acquiring a M.S. in Nutrition Science from Eastern Michigan University in 2010. I have a wonderful health conscious husband Brad - and three wonderful kids. I'm glad to be a part of Take Shape For Life as another great weapon to fight the Obesity Epidemic. My favorite part of the program will be the Maintenance Phase, which real food becomes the main focus again, permanently!

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