"I thought I ate healthy because I didn't eat much processed foods"
Larona Barnes, January 2015
"I thought I ate healthy because I didn't eat much processed foods; but I knew I didn't eat right because I was so lethargic by 2 or 3p on a daily basis. With the help of Clean Kitchen I have totally revamped the way I eat. Over a month, I learned the correct meal ratio of protein/carbs/fat for my body type, good choices and bad choices, easy portion size tips, and how to adapt old recipes to make them healthier. Clean Kitchen was a totally rewarding experience! I have a notable change in energy level and very easy to manage approach to eating - that can be applied to any dining situation.
I am very thankful for this process. Thought I was just signing up to lose some lb and shape up, but the change was def more psychological. I feel like life is full of struggles where at the core people feel like they're not enough - whatever it is for each person, but body image and happiness is central for most people. I think the most valuable take home message through all of this was starting to rewrite this message in my head. I haven't necessarily lost notable lbs - realizing that I maybe didn't need to! :) My clothes are fitting better, energy - mentally too, confident and HAPPY with myself. Most imprtant gain out off all this is self happiness. Thank you very much for all your help! I have never experienced a gym like this, it's was great!"
"Trust me if I can do this anyone can. I AM BUSY - (like we all are) - with 3 kids, a husband that leaves for work for a month at a time, two business that I own and several charitable and social organizations that I serve on boards for I always thought there was no way I had the time to eat clean."
-Jennifer Smith January - February 2015, (10 weeks in CK)
I have known for years that I would have to eventually change my eating habits if I ever wanted to see the results that matched all my efforts in the gym. I kept telling myself it wasn’t t like I had lots of weight to lose. BUT…as I got older maintaining my current weight was also getting harder. So with a new year starting I decided I wanted to let this be the year that I finally made some changes and I signed up for Clean Kitchen. I knew that I wasn’t a horrible eater because I rarely ate out and never ate fast food or fried food but I didn’t know what exactly I needed to change to get better results. I have always heard that it is 80% diet and 20% exercise but I never believed that and was always a nay sayer about food making that much of an impact vs working out hard. Clean Kitchen changed all of that! Clean kitchen and the coaches showed me what whole foods really were and how to eat the right mix at each meal to stay full and get somewhere towards achieving my goals. With the help of the coaches and their encouragement they helped me realize that I wasn’t eating enough. I would eat a decent breakfast, a small snack a couple of times day maybe and then a HUGE dinner (with no regards to how much veggies, fruits, carbs, fats or proteins). During clean kitchen I learned to eat smaller meals more often throughout the day as well as to incorporate more veggies and proteins to get lean. AND these changes weren’t as hard as I was expecting. A plan and meal prep days are really as important as they say. Later in the week when you are busy and running out the door you will be so glad that you did all that food prep! Trust me if I can do this anyone can. I AM BUSY - (like we all are) - with 3 kids, a husband that leaves for work for a month at a time, two business that I own and several charitable and social organizations that I serve on boards for I always thought there was no way I had the time to eat clean. I WAS WRONG and Clean Kitchen taught me how to manage, prep and plan to fit this busy life. I started to see the results quickly and have toned up and gotten leaner as a result. I highly recommend Clean Kitchen for anyone that wants to learn more about eating clean and for those that haven’t been getting the results they’ve expected in the gym. It changed my life and I will always use the skills that I learned to plan and prep my meals for the rest of my life. Thank you Versus and Clean Kitchen!