Laura struggled with weight gain, insomnia, and anxiety for many years. Her long hours as a nurse made it hard to take care of herself properly. She often ended up eating junk food and microwaveable dinners in between shifts or when she got home after an exhausting day. When she came to see me, she told me she felt as if her health was completely out of control. Even though she knew she wanted to eat healthier and take charge of her life, she just didn’t know how to do it. She was tired and the thought of making those changes — and being conscious about it on a daily basis — felt overwhelming. I came up with a plan to help Laura achieve her health goals (lose weight, sleep better, feel better overall) slowly, so it felt natural and comfortable for her. To start, I suggested she make a healthy, fruit-filled smoothie every morning for breakfast. Just this simple change to her eating habits helped Laura feel lighter and more energetic. And in just three months, she lost 15 pounds! Laura was so pleased with the results that she wanted to do even more to improve her health. I eventually helped her transition to a raw food diet. Even though this was a big adjustment for her, allowing me to guide her along the way helped her stay focused and committed to her health goals. After two months of putting the raw food diet into practice, Laura lost another 10 pounds. Now, she not only feels good about her weight, but she also wakes up feeling rested and energetic. She told me she was also surprised at how much happier — and less anxious — she feels. Making these changes to her diet has led to a positive mindset and attitude — in fact, people often tell her that she’s glowing! Check out Christine’s free one-day raw food meal plan, Glow Raw For A Day. Improve your health with Chef Amber’s delicious raw dishes in Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make. BE HEALTHY EVERY DAY with Further Food Collagen Peptides! Collagen heals your body from the inside out. Learn more here! Want more? You might also like: Can’t Sleep? These 4 Habits Will Change That Fast How My Anxiety Disorder Transformed My Relationship with Food This Doctor Prescribes 8 Steps to Heal Your Gut to Lose Weight and Reverse Chronic Illness Can a Raw Food Diet Help You Heal? 8 Tips for Making the Transition Note: PLEASE consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or medications. The material on this site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.