Proper nutrition is key to reaching your goals. Even if you are working hard in the gym, if you aren’t feeding your body what it needs, your progress will be slow or even non-existent. When you know the correct number of calories, and the amount of protein, carbs, and fat that you should be getting each day, you will reach your goal and look and feel your best! Online Nutrition Coaching is for you if you answer “yes” to any of these:
- Do you want the benefits of a working with a registered dietician but can’t afford to meet with one on an ongoing basis?
- Do you want to have control over the foods you are eating?
- Do you have food allergies or food intolerances?
- Do you prefer or need to follow dietary restrictions such as intermittent fasting, paleo, low glycemic, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, or others?
- Do you have health concerns like high cholesterol, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke prevention, or glycemic management?
- Do you want to build muscle and lose fat?
- Do you want to have 5000+ recipes at your fingertips?
- Do you want to know the best foods to eat when dining out?
- Do you want to make healthier meals for your family?
- Do you want to cut back on food waste?
- Do you want to start or continue to use high quality Supplements while improving on your current eating habits?
- Do you want to start or continue using Fresh Food Delivery because of its great taste, high nutritional value, and convenience but want to bring your meal planning to the next level?
- Do you want to have your weekly grocery lists printed automatically?
- Do you want to order groceries online?
- Do you want to manage all of this through your desktop or mobile app?
If you said “yes” to at least one of these questions, Online Nutrition Coaching is for you!
What is included?
- onboarding call
- custom nutrition plan created by registered dietician
- meal planning strategies
- meal prepping tips
- instant food substitutions
- custom recipe database
- progress reports toward reaching your goals
- automated weekly meal plans
- automated grocery shopping lists
- email support
- weekly fitness and motivational texts
- bi-weekly support calls
- mobile app
- technical support
I’m 40 years old, and an account manager that sits at a desk all day, but in my younger years I was a four-year, varsity high school volleyball and basketball athlete, and played college volleyball. After graduation, I played in several higher level women’s volleyball leagues around Cincinnati for 10 years, then had to stop due to knee problems. That was when I reached out to Sharon and started Boot Camp. I started with a session or two of Boot Camp and then changed to MET class when Sharon opened her studio. At first I was only going to one MET class a week, but as Sharon added classes I was able to change my schedule around to take three classes a week. Even with a few knee/hamstring problems, I have been able to attend class as Sharon has helped me modify the workouts. This is one of the main reasons I like working with Sharon. She really knows her clients and helps them meet their goals by working through small setbacks like injuries. I decided that I also needed help with my diet. I started following her Meal Plans and have had great success. Working with Sharon is one of the best things I have ever done. I’ve lost 40 lbs., dropped 7.3% bodyfat, and lowered my BMI by 5.6 points. On a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being “really hard”, this process was a 3. There were ups and downs but when I began ordering from her Fresh Food Delivery service, it helped me stay on track. It provided meals to take to work without the worry of preparing food at home. It’s exciting when my family and friends compliment me. They love the new me and they can’t believe I lost 40 lbs. People have made skinny comments and that if I keep losing weight there will be nothing left to hug. Also they cannot believe how dedicated I have been to working out and I just tell them it’s FUN! If I could give advice to others, I would tell you that the first step is always the hardest, but when you take this first step it is well worth it. Why is it worth it? Well, for me, having more energy, having people tell me I look “awesome”, and finally just feeling good about myself and what I have accomplished. If you never start working on your fitness you will never know what you may be missing out on. Not only how you feel but the things you may miss out in life because you don’t have the energy to do all the activities that you want to. Having trouble committing or being accountable to your fitness program, it always helps to find someone that helps motivate you to get on and stay on the program. Sharon is a great overall motivator. She is knowledgeable about fitness and is willing to pass that knowledge on to others. The MET Class workouts are always different, which makes them fun and challenging since you never know what you are going to walk into. The other great thing about MET is that everyone can be on different fitness levels, as Sharon modifies the program to fit your individual abilities. Start your fitness and nutrition plans today. All you have to do is take that first step which is the hardest. Talk to Sharon – she will listen and find the best plans for you.
— Tamara R.
Before working with Sharon, I was in a rut of eating too much as well as eating unhealthy foods on a daily basis. This was ingrained in my lifestyle and I didn't know how to begin to change. I've tried different things such as Weight Watchers and the Atkins diet which would give me very short term results but then I would go back to the old way of eating. This left me having trouble being energized, clothes would feel tight unless I upped the sizes with new ones, I had lower self esteem, and was always self-conscious of my weight.
With Sharon's program, in just 5+ weeks, I have lost 20 pounds and 10-1/2"! I feel great, have all but stopped drinking alcohol as well. I have reached a weight of under 200 pounds for the 1st time in at least 20 years and have energy and feel great about myself. I’m not self conscious about how I look, not afraid to wear tighter fitting clothes, and I also feel great all day long with energy to burn!
I would tell others who are facing the same struggles and frustrations that I was that I basically flipped the switch and made the change within a weekend. Eating and exercising change was made instantly. I was concerned with the meals, mainly the portion sizes but was surprised that I really didn't miss anything about what I am eating. Also, when you start to see results, it snowballs into wanting to lose more weight and more inches.
My biggest win so far is getting under 200 pounds and seeing the before and after pictures, I look at them now all the time, that is a great motivator.
— Jack M.
After following Sharon's Meal Plan for a little while, I went out shopping yesterday for some things for Spring Break. I knew my shorts probably wouldn't fit from last summer (size 10) so when I went into the dressing room, I took in a 6 and an 8. To my surprise they were too big...I went out with a 4 and a BIG smile on my face. I had lost 10"! In the past I’ve done Jazzercise and walking. These just did a little for me – no major changes. I had lost some weight but wasn’t seeing the results I wanted to see. After a summer trip, I saw a picture of me with my family and was mad at myself for letting my body/weight be as it was. So I signed up for Boot Camp with Sharon. I still attend Boot Camp twice a week and Metabolic Explosion Training class twice a week! I am also doing Meal Plans with Sharon. I didn’t realize how much I needed to eat to lose the weight! So far I have lost about 22 pounds from when I started. I’ve gone from a size 10 to 4. I can see a difference in my arms, legs, booty, and stomach. I have more energy, strength, and I feel good about how I look. I have also met a lot of really nice people in the classes. Thinking back, when I joined Boot Camp, I thought this is going to kill me. I could hardly move the next day! BUT I did go back. I did start to see the changes…my energy level went up, I felt stronger, I had compliments from my husband on how fit I looked, and I was losing weight! When I run into people who haven’t seen me in a while and they ask me if I’m still walking my 5 miles. I tell them that I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted and moved on to Boot Camp and MET and that I’ve started eating healthier on the Meal Plan. I wish I had done it earlier! If someone is having trouble committing or in need of accountability, I would tell you to just do it. You aren’t going to know if it’s for you unless you try. Yes, it may be hard in the beginning, but it gets better. Not because it gets easier…your body will get stronger and you will have more energy. AND after you see the results…you’ll be hooked! Sharon is committed to help her clients succeed. She gives me the support I need when I need it, and she works with me on my crazy schedules to make it work for me. She always challenges me to do more to make my body stronger and better. Thank you, Sharon, for all the support you’ve given me to help me to continue to reach my goal.
— Angie M.
During the Transformation Challenge, I learned more about planning meals. It makes a big difference, as I lost 21 lbs. and 8.75"!
— Ed S.
I think your online nutrition program is great, especially for someone that doesn't live in Cincinnati. The app is great for knowing what is on my meal plan and letting me track my weight. The bi-weekly check in works great. It allows enough time to see progress but isn't so frequent that I obsess over measurements and the scale. And you are always very responsive to email questions when I have them. I can't believe I'm almost a year in and I'm keeping the weight off. I'm not even getting on the scale much anymore because I can tell by how my clothes are fitting that I'm doing okay. It keeps me from focusing too much on a number that might fluctuate from week to week. I even bought this year's swim suits already - in a size 6! Last year I was a 10/12. I say thumbs up! You're doing a great job reaching clients that you might never (or rarely) see in person.
— Korie C.
I learned that portion control is so important during the Transformation Challenge. Meal planning made it much easier to stick with the plan during the week. 6 weeks was a perfect time frame. I lost 8.6 lbs. and 8.8"!
— Rosi S.
In just 6 weeks, Jim B. lost 23 lbs. and 16.5", winning the Transformation Challenge he and his co-workers undertook.
— Jim B.
In just 8 weeks, Adam V. lost 9 lbs. and 7 1/2" while still going out and spending time with friends. The meal plan he chose had the foods he liked and kept him feeling satisfied, never deprived.
— Adam V.
Teresa lost 24 lbs. and 21 1/2" following an easy-to-use meal plan that has become her new lifestyle.
— Teresa B.
Prior to working with Sharon, I tried Weight Watchers and counting points was annoying. I did different trendy workout videos at home but it’s different than someone standing in front of you, correcting your form and motivating you. It also helps that in her classes you have other participants there doing the same things you are, struggling and succeeding right along with you. And they cheer you on too. That atmosphere is so motivating to me. Not long after trying Boot Camp with Sharon, I started on one of her Meal Plans. I had lost some weight on my own and had hit a plateau. I needed something new to get me over that hump. Food had always been such a big part of my life, a source of comfort. I was afraid to give that up. I didn't want to be bored with my meals and I didn't want to have to make separate meals for my family. The Meal Plan was more than enough food to keep me satisfied and there's quite a bit of variety included. I do end up having to cook two different meals some nights but I've learned how to plan ahead and meal prep in advance. And I now even enjoy foods I never did before like salmon, oatmeal, and wheat germ. A little over a year ago, I was prediabetic and it was hard to control my asthma. My A1C number is now in the normal range and my asthma is much more manageable. I also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which can cause a lot of health issues and since losing weight, most of my symptoms have disappeared. Now I can lift more than I ever thought I could, and carrying around a 30 lb. 2 year old is much less of a struggle these days. I can run faster and longer than I used to. Running at all is an accomplishment! And I completed my second ever 5k and shaved 10 minutes off of my time. I have so much more energy and I can keep up with my busy boys. I went from a size 20 to an 8/10. Now I can fit my entire body in one leg of my old jeans.
— Katie J.
I am 46 years old and I have played sports and figured that was a good workout but still never lost the weight. I was very hesitant to join Boot Camp. I figured with how heavy I was, I couldn’t do it. I was wrong. Don’t get me wrong, it was extremely hard. I thought I was having a heart attack on my first day. It did get better but with a lot of work. I feel so good about myself after each Boot Camp class. Every workout I feel is an accomplishment for me. I have lost 30 lbs. on Meal Plans and went from a size 22 to 18 but I would like to lose 30 more. My next goal is to lose the belly fat. My other goal is to be able to join Sharon’s Metabolic Explosion Training class. I am even thinking of trying to run in a small marathon at some point. The way I feel now compared to how I felt a year ago is what motivates me. I used to lose my breath playing my sports and even doing everyday work like cutting the grass but not anymore. It makes it all worthwhile when I haven’t seen someone in a year and they tell me I look great. That is a great motivator!! My friends have told me that I seem much happier since I have lost the weight. Sharon has been a great motivator to me and has always given me support. When I have struggled she has always talked to me and has sent me motivational emails. She doesn’t put up with my crap. I owe a lot to her. In the past, I had tried Diet Center, Nutri-system, Jenny Craig, Richard Simmons Deal a Meal, Weight Watchers, I tried Sensa, a couple of products I ordered off of the internet, I joined Golds Gym, Victory Fitness, many other diet centers that have gone out of business. I am not sure why they didn’t work. Maybe because I really wasn’t ready to make the commitment to lose the weight. I think the reason Boot Camp has been successful is because I saw results right away which made me more motivated to keep going. I didn’t see results with the other weight loss programs I tried and that is why I quit them. I started the Meal Plan in February and having a plan telling me what I need to eat each day made it much easier for me to lose the weight. The plan was very easy to follow and has helped me understand portion size. Before starting it, I always felt guilty for what I had eaten. I enjoyed eating it at the time but afterwards made me feel guilty. Portion size meant nothing to me. This Plan has shown me that food that is good for you can also taste good. It has helped me tremendously. I am in a routine now and I make everything ahead of time so it is ready the next day. No excuses. I feel good. I am learning that I don't need all that junk food to make me happy. I'm not as tired as I used to be. I feel a difference in my clothes and I don't have to take my heartburn medicine every day. I would recommend a Meal Plan to others because IT WORKS!!! I would and have recommended Sharon’s Boot Camp class to anyone. I can’t thank Sharon enough for sticking with me and helping me out when I needed it and even if I didn’t think I needed it. I still have a long road ahead of me and it isn’t going to be easy. Every day is a struggle but with Sharon’s support I know I will be able to accomplish my goals. I am glad she has stuck with me.
— Elsa B.
I love the new meal planner. Recipes so far are delicious and very easy to use. Very good for those weigh dietary restrictions also! And love the grocery list, and also how you can add other people into the meal planning.
— Melissa M.
I am really enjoying this meal planning software. The recipes are good and I love the "swap" and "meal for one" features.
— Karen L.
I need to tell you I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new nutrition system. The recipes are great! So far Adam has made us a sheet pan dinner that both kids cleaned their plates of. My younger daughter and I are making one of the muffin recipes tomorrow. :)
— Carrie N.
We are really enjoying the meal suggestions. So far everything has been great and the system is very user-friendly. Thanks Sharon for finding this great software for us!
— Amy H.
Before working with Sharon, my self-confidence was declining because I was beginning to gain weight. I had no REAL idea of how to pay attention to my body. I didn’t feel like myself anymore, and didn’t like how I looked. I no longer recognized who that person in the mirror was and avoided her. Since working with Sharon, I walk with my shoulders tall. I feel good about myself and feel stronger than I ever have before, mentally, physically and spiritually. I have lost 14 lbs. and 14.75"! I get LOTS of compliments on my smile which means I am happy from the inside out. My biggest win so far is learning how to fight cravings with good nutrition, and being proud of ME! Thank you Sharon! ️ I want others to know that we all have it in us to make changes. Believe in yourself and stick with it. Sharon has taught me that any small win is never small. Weight will go up and down during the process, and that IS the progress.
— Chrissy H
After my daughter was born in 2009 I did Weight Watchers. I was successful meeting my weight loss goal but it didn’t stick. The only reason I lost the weight was the hours of calculating and planning I did to figure out points. Not so realistic for the long term for me. I threw in the towel when they changed their point system. I also didn’t care for their substitutions – lots of processed snacks that weren’t very appealing. I’d rather have a smaller amount of the real thing. Sharon’s Meal Plan seemed limiting at first, but as I got more comfortable and knowledgeable it got easier and easier and has a lot of flexibility for preferences and hectic schedules. My whole family eats on my plan and I haven’t had complaints! I'm halfway to my goal, as I've already lost 20 pounds! I would tell others who are hesitant to start: What are you waiting for!?!?! Especially for working moms, don’t feel guilty for taking care of you!!!!! Stop the self-doubt and trust yourself! You can do it – and you are worth it. You’ll be glad you did it.
— Beth M.
Before working with Sharon, my biggest struggle and frustration was finding somewhere I fit in and finding someone who actually cared and delivered their promise. Someone to guide me in the right direction. I already know her program works because of my results…plain and simple. If you are looking for help, give Sharon a try, you won’t regret it, I promise. Sharon not only guides you in the right direction, she is there to throw you right smack dab in the middle of the correct road.
— Angie S.
Before finding you, my biggest challenge was getting the right amount of macros each day. With your program I was able to correct that. It affected my life because I could not keep my weight steady. The program helped me to understand how to eat the right way. Life is easier now - eating better and learning to count my macros for my meals. I would like to tell people that with effort and a great coach, things can change and get easy for planning meals and maintaining weight. My biggest win from the program is learning how to eat better and maintain where I want to be. Thank you again for all your help. It was an amazing journey.
— Jason M.
Time has always been my struggle. Working a full time job, being a mom to three active kids, and being a wife always presents time issues. There is never enough time to food prep or plan healthy meal options, especially when you are living so much of your life on the go. Previously, I had participated in other weight loss plans but they never felt sustainable to me. However this process is something I can continue to implement into my life, long term. The program not only provides me with structure but also accountability, something I need!
Before I started working with Sharon, I felt frustrated knowing that I deserved more and with the right guidance could find an option that could work for me. I was sad because of how much I weighed, ashamed that I couldn’t keep myself accountable and felt helpless in not knowing how to best help myself.
Sharon’s online program takes the guess work out and holds me accountable. Additionally, it is easy and doesn’t require much additional time. Most importantly, I am losing weight, in a health way! I am not hungry, I don’t have cravings and all of the guess work is gone. This structure allows me options but comparable options that will help keep me on track to successfully achieve my goals.
Since following Sharon’s plan, I am never hungry and no longer crave “bad” foods - caffeine, sugar or carbs. I like water again, something I haven’t liked in years and always find myself needing more of it. My skin feels better, my knees and ankles hurt less and I am sleeping better.
If I were asked what I would tell others who are facing the same struggles and frustrations that I was, I would tell them: You can do it! Life is busy but when schedules die down and your kids are grown, you will still be here. Taking care of yourself and putting yourself first is the most important thing you can do for you AND your family. My kids see the difference and are proud of me, in addition, my husband is supporting this lifestyle change and has joined in this effort, in his own way. You don’t realize how unhealthy you are until you make a change and begin to see results, I feel better now than I have in years and I can’t wait to lose more.
Take baby steps. Before fully committing to Sharon’s meal plan, I took my own steps to help ease into it. I cut out caffeine, sugar and carbs. Introducing the nutrition plan was the next easy step.
I’m most surprised at how much I have lost so far – 7 lbs. and 7” in just 4 weeks, how easy the meal plans are to follow and how much I look forward to eating them.
— Bethany W.
The 14 Day Challenge is a great jump start. I was falling off the meal plan and this was a good kick in the butt for me to get back on task to lose the weight and help me get closer to my goal weight. It’s an easy plan I would recommend it to everyone. If I can do it anyone can. Two weeks is a good jump start and gets you motivated to do more. Good food - definitely don’t go hungry and you can see the weight come off. I would tell everyone to just jump on board and do it. It’s easy and only two weeks!
— Rosi S.
I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to start my journey to a new and better me! In June of 2018, I accepted the 14 Day Diet Re-Boot Challenge and lost 10 lbs. and 10"! I learned how to eat better and was always satisfied. I look and feel so much better. My clothes fit again! Very happy with my results!!
— Debbie S.
I've just finished about 30 days following Sharon's program. I have lost 10.5 lbs. and 3.5" but more importantly I feel better and have more energy and my stomach is flatter! I was surprised that this plan is so easy to follow and I like that it allows you to exchange foods easily. I was nervous before starting it but it wasn’t difficult at all to figure out and make the meals fit my life.
— Sara S.
During the Transformation Challenge, I lost 10 lbs. I know it's meant to be a kick start and not a lifestyle change. The accountability is what I needed to motivate myself to get back on track and it delivered that much. All in all it was good. If you are thinking about participating in the next Transformation Challenge, I will tell you that it works if you are ready to lose a quick 10-20 lbs. but be ready to commit. It's not easy.
— Jessi O.
I’ve lost 11 lbs. and I feel better overall. I give this Transformation Challenge a 5 out of 5! I have a better grasp on the amount of protein I should be eating, and portion sizes too.
— Melanie A.
I’ve lost 14 lbs. and I feel pretty positive about the results. This is definitely just the beginning. I really want to get to a healthy weight, so I still have another 50 to lose. I would rate this Transformation Challenge a 5 out of 5! If you are considering signing up for the next one, I would say to do it! It’s only 6 weeks which flew by. It’s worth it!
— Gillian A.
I like the 14 Day Challenge because of its length. Knowing that the plan was only 2 weeks motivated me to follow it properly. Plus, I saw results in a relatively quick fashion. I lost 5 lbs. and 8"! Now I feel that I can tackle a more long-term goal.
— Melinda D.
I am 54 years old and have two grown sons. I have been married for 31 years. I like to be active in what I do. Whether it be gardening, purposeful festivals, bike riding, walking, reading. Fitness has always been a part of my life with the exception of 4 years when parental death, extreme stress, depression and menopause took front billing and stole my health. I work 50+ hours a week. I want to be defined by what I do for others, the positive attitude I have, and what I contribute. I was already seeing the results from Metabolic Explosion Training class and decided to ask for help with nutrition. Once I set my mind to something I generally do not give up. Especially when the results have a positive effective on my total health. It does not hurt that others notice and actually say something. On a scale of 1 – 10 with 10 being “really hard”, this has been a 3. I thought the most difficult would be giving up pop. Once I got over the initial withdraw, I have not missed it at all. I thought the preparation would be difficult, but while I am preparing my evening meal and I am getting breakfast, lunch and snack fixed for the next day. It all works together. Prior to working with Sharon, I did not realize that I was not eating enough. I had tried Atkins…..that got the weight off quick but it did not stay off because who does not like bread. I tried online Weight Watchers but you can eat anything as long as you do not exceed the points. I may have lost weight but I was not eating enough of the right foods. I went to calorie counting with Fitness Pal but again it left decision-making to me without guidelines. I knew what the rights choices were but I gave into temptations that used up the points or the calories. This Meal Plan works because there are guidelines that make sense. It takes into consideration your activity level along with reasonable goals. Filling your meal with the right foods reduces the temptations greatly! If I could give advice to others, I would tell you that I was very hesitant myself but the results are proven. It works! It’s not just another ridiculous diet but a way of eating and living. Eating healthy daily does have a positive impact. I was eating healthy 60% of the time before I began. Now I am 95%…..I still have some temptations but they are fewer and further apart because I am satisfied each day. Those who are having trouble committing? Take it one day at a time and follow the Meal Plan because it works. Talk with Sharon about where you are having difficulty because she will provide guidance and suggestions. Those who need accountability? Following the Meal Plan brings accountability. It is perfectly laid out and there are opportunities for healthy substitutes if you need them. What is the best part about working with Sharon? She is very supportive through MET and the Meal Plan. Even when you are having difficulty, she is a cheerleader. What is the worst part about working with Sharon? She is invested in your success so if you are looking for flexibility/leniency, she will not make it easy for you. It is still your choice but no absolution here! I wish I started the Meal Plan sooner. I like the way I feel and look. The best I have felt in years!
— Linda C.
The 14 Day Challenge is a great opportunity to help with refocusing. Lots of options in a short, easy to use menu.
— Martha L.
I opted for Online Nutrition Coaching to jump start my weight loss and start a healthier lifestyle. I wanted precise recipes and instructions on what to eat and when, and this is what I received. I found the software was very easy to use, and liked how you could choose substitutions (like for when I ran out of an item at home!). I also liked how it automatically generated a grocery list - it was a lifesaver, saving a lot of time and confusion!! I want to tell my friends and others who are looking for help with their nutrition – to lose weight, build muscle, or to learn how to eat better - that this is easy to follow and use.
— Angela P.
I signed up for Online Nutrition Coaching after participating in the New Year’s Transformation Challenge. I wanted to maintain my weight loss. I used the online system (mostly the app) to track my food intake which helped me figure out what foods and meals worked for me. I have kept the weight and inches off since completing the Challenge.
— Eileen H.
I am pleased and shocked by my loss of inches during the Transformation Challenge! Who knew losing 5 pounds could result in losing 6.75 inches! I also can't believe how different my before and after pictures look.
— Eileen H.
I decided to sign up for the Transformation Challenge because over the past year I had some personal challenges. As a result I had gained unwanted weight. At my last visit to the doctor it was recommended that I lose a few pounds. I also was feeling the stress of the extra pounds in my workouts. I needed to do something! I needed control back in my eating! I needed to get back to smart eating. At first, after seeing the plan, I thought “No way!” It was such a drastic change but at that point I needed a drastic change. I found that this was a very simple and easy to follow change. I actually adjusted quickly to the meal plan. I enjoyed the simplicity of the preparation. I have incorporated items from this Challenge into my meal planning going forward. I lost the weight I needed and wanted to lose in just 6 weeks - 11 lbs., 6.5", and 1.5% bodyfat. What's not to like?!! I feel great in my workouts. I am looking forward to seeing the doctor and getting improved lab results. And it’s nice that others are noticing the change too.
— Linda C.
I decided to take part in the Transformation Challenge because I gained some extra weight due to a medication I was taking. After stopping the medication some of the weight came off easily, but some stuck around. My exercise routine was not enough to get rid of the extra pounds without changing my diet so I thought this was a great opportunity to lose the weight more quickly than trying to make nutritional changes on my own. The Challenge was very structured which I think helped me stick with it. I reached my goal - losing 7 lbs. and 9.5" - in 5 weeks and am thrilled with the results.
— Kim D.
I decided to participate in the Blast the Fat Transformation Challenge because I needed to make a change regarding what and how I ate and the attempts I had been making on my own continued to fail. My biggest motivator was going to the doctor and finding out that my weight was only about 5 pounds shy of what I weighed at the end of my pregnancy with the twins in 2009. That was a major wake up call. Not to mention how miserable I felt when none of my clothes were fitting anymore. Because our schedules are so busy, I had stopped cooking good foods and instead made whatever was easiest and fastest, which often times included stops at McDonald’s on the way to baseball games. It wasn’t good for me and I wasn’t setting a good example for my family. I had a really good experience with the Challenge. It really helped that the plan got back to some very basic, healthy meals that repeated throughout the weeks. I could prep ahead of time and it was easy to put together lunches and dinners. I found that I wasn’t as hungry as I thought I would be and after just a week, I felt a lot better. I’m so happy with my results. I can’t believe that I’m 11 pounds lighter. My clothes fit so much better and I have a lot more energy. The pants that I am wearing in this photo were actually put away 2 years ago because they didn’t fit anymore. I got them out and put them on this morning and not only do they fit, but they’re almost too big! I still have some more weight that I want to lose but knowing that I’ve done this much already makes it so much easier to keep going. I would definitely recommend the Challenge to anyone that wants to kick start their weight loss. Because the plan used a lot of the same meals, the prep was easy and it gets you used to following a meal plan. And because I was already in the habit of it, the transition to a new meal plan after the Challenge has been super easy. A few other pluses that I would like to add – before the Challenge I was getting migraines about once a week. Often they would keep me from work, or participating in activities with my family. Since the Challenge, I haven’t had a single headache! I can’t tell you the last time I’ve been pain-free for so long. Getting those lost hours and days back is such a blessing and all thanks to simply changing my eating habits and feeding my body the right way. Also, I’ve noticed my kids making healthier choices for themselves because they are following my example. They’re replacing cold cereal with oatmeal and protein shakes for breakfast. They are huge fans of warm Quest bars (especially chocolate chip cookie dough!). And they’ve put away the chips and instead eat more fruits and veggies for snacks. One of their new favorites is the spinach salads that I’ve started adding to our dinners. So not only am I doing better for myself, but my kids are fueling their bodies in the right way too, which is great because they are so active.
— Korie C.
The Transformation Challenge was very effective for me. I lost 13.5 lbs. and 12.25"! I really didn't expect to lose this much weight but am very happy with my results.
— Brian C.
I'm glad I participated in this Transformation Challenge. It has given me the jumpstart that I needed. I lost 5 lbs. and 6.5"! My pants are not as tight and that makes me happy. I've also learned I can live without sweets and chocolate.
— Kristi S.
The Transformation Challenge gave me great guidance, balanced meals and snacks, and good focus towards my goals. I encourage others to participate in the next one.
— Karen H.
The Transformation Challenge definitely helped me start my weight loss and my clothes fit much better now. I've lost 7 lbs. and 15.25"! I would tell others its a great way to start reaching your weight loss goals.
— Teresa D.
I began Online Nutrition Coaching because all of the other things I had tried doing on my own were not working...I have figured out that by staying on track I could potentially reach my goal by the end of December. That would be a great way to start the New Year! I haven't gotten there yet, but I am working on it, having lost around 15 to 17 lbs. in about 2 1/2 months has been a good rate I think. I have gotten pretty many compliments already on my weight loss which doesn't hurt either. ;)
— Susan B.
The basic online nutrition package has helped me balance out my eating, is giving me ideas for healthy snacks and meals, and is simple to use. I like the different meal plan options and the ability to swap out foods. This app is user friendly and super helpful!
— Michelle M.
I asked for a Meal Plan because I wanted to build more muscle and I didn't know how to feed my body correctly. In the first two weeks, I began feeling stronger and more energized, and my arms seemed more cut. I also found that the food prep was easier than expected. Now, after 6 weeks, I feel great! I can definitely tell my torso is slimming down while my arms and chest have become more defined. My workout partner says he can now see my back muscles when doing cables. I feel stronger and continue to lift heavier weights. Everything's going great!
— Sam S.
I initially asked for a Meal Plan because I am obese and my health was starting to worsen. I was also diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Since following this plan, I feel healthy, I have more energy, I am losing weight, and I am proud of myself. I've lost 19 lbs. and 9" in the first two weeks. I would recommend this Meal Plan to others because it tells you what to eat and the food is good and "normal".
— Terry T.
I asked for a Meal Plan created specifically for me because I began to travel for work and was gaining weight. Before starting it, I felt sluggish and uncomfortable. Now I am more active and am experiencing less knee pain. I've already noticed weight loss in my waist. I found this Meal Plan easy to stick to, even in the first week. Even breakfast is easier than I expected since I began using egg whites. I would recommend Meal Plans to others because it is easy to follow and gives you many food choices.
— Kim L.
After my daughter was born in 2009 I did Weight Watchers. I was successful meeting my weight loss goal but it didn’t stick. The only reason I lost the weight was the hours of calculating and planning I did to figure out points. Not so realistic for the long term for me. I also didn’t care for their substitutions - lots of processed snacks that weren’t very appealing. Sharon’s Meal Plan seemed limiting at first, but as I got more comfortable and knowledgeable it got easier and easier, and has a lot of flexibility for preferences and hectic schedules. Since starting it, I've lost 30 lbs. My whole family eats on my plan and I haven’t had complaints! Sharon sets you up for lifelong success with her Meal Plans and exercise offerings. It’s not about the instant gratification of being skinny, it’s about healthy living....Update 3 years later: I am still 30 lbs. down. I have never regained the weight I lost!
— Beth M.
I had been unsuccessful in losing weight following other low calorie menu plans on my own. I felt very frustrated and discouraged at the lack of progress. Since following the Meal Plan for 2 weeks, I feel optimistic that I can reach my goal. I have seen the scale go down 5 pounds, but I am trying not to focus on that, just on the fact that the scale is moving down and results are always motivating.
— Lynne D.
Before starting the Meal Plan, I was working so hard in the gym, at Metabolic Explosion Training class, and at Cross Training Circuits but kind of leveled off as far as physical results. I knew I needed an extra boost. The first week of the Meal Plan was pretty amazing! I like the structure and the fact that I was never hungry but never stuffed after meals. Plus I liked everything I was eating. I now feel better about myself. I know that I'm eating food that is good for me and working toward a big goal - losing 20 pounds. That makes me proud, and it also helps me stay on track. I feel less bloated after eating. And my stomach doesn't LOOK bloated after I eat. I've also had some small changes in my measurements and weight that are encouraging. Slow and steady wins the race as they say! :) I have learned to prepare for unexpected work meetings or when I won't have access to a refrigerator by having protein powder and/or Quest bars on hand at all times, just in case so that I don't get hungry and give in to some junk that's being served at a work event. The Plan is overall easier than I expected. I had become so lazy in my eating habits - I was used to just eating whenever I felt like it. Thought I was generally a "healthy" eater, if I wanted a brownie, I ate a brownie. I was nervous about being more disciplined because it takes a lot of work. But having cheat meals to look forward to makes it easier and less intimidating. I would recommend Meal Plans to others because if you're committed to a healthy you and want real results, why not? It's not "easy" so if you think you're going to magically drop 20 lbs, think again. This is about a commitment to being healthier, and I would be able to do it if I didn't feel like I was willing to put the work in. You have to supplement with your efforts at the gym too! I am really happy so far and can't wait to see my progress as I go!
— Erika S.
I initially asked for a Meal Plan created for me because I talked to people in my Metabolic Explosion Training class who were on the program and the feedback was amazingly positive. I had been picking and choosing parts of many nutrition programs to justify my eating habits and I knew I needed guidance. I've had my best success in life when someone is holding me accountable. Now when I think about cheating, it's like you're sitting on my shoulder and I end up making the right decision. Before the Meal Plan I felt sluggish. My energy was down and I felt indifferent about a lot of things. For the first week I felt the Meal Plan was really straight forward and I was surprised at how much food I was eating. In fact, on a few days it was hard to eat everything on the list. From the second week on it's become much more natural. Not only am I transforming how I eat but I understand why I am doing it. I'm starting to make educated substitutions to the meals and I really feel that this is a foundation of success. Since following the plan I'm amazed at how much more energy I have. Today, a vacation day, I have rearranged two rooms of furniture, including bringing two awkward shaped, 70 pound end tables down 13 stairs. I also cut an armoire that had been taking up space in my family room for two years in half using a manual saw, and carried it to the curb for the trash. The changes in my body have been measurable and mental. In two weeks I've lost close to three pounds and an inch off my waist. When I went to the pool (three times) this weekend I felt a lot more comfortable in my suit. I feel a lot better about myself. I have found the enjoyment of eating to be much easier than I expected. I've always looked at eating programs as restrictions on what you can eat. This is structured more as a lifestyle change. I'm actually eating more than I used to with the same caloric content. I would recommend the Meal Plan to anyone because it's not a diet or a fad. It's a way to adjust your eating habits and see results in a reasonable amount of time. It's not a quick fix, it's a lifestyle change.
— Julie M.
Just had to share...Had a doctor's appointment this morning and the last time I was there, my a1c was borderline prediabetic. With my weight loss since January and the boost I've gotten with your Meal Plan, I'm happy to say I'm no longer prediabetic. Great news! I also did some shopping this week. I had no Fall clothes that fit. I have a bin full of clothes from last year that are useless to me now. I know the most important thing is my health and I'm definitely happy about the changes I'm seeing in that area. I sleep better. My asthma is more in control than it has been in years. I have so much more energy and endurance. But I've always had a problem finding clothes I liked that fit me properly. This time last year, I was a size 20/1-2x. I just bought my first pair of size 12 jeans since I was a teenager. And I'm not going to say how long ago that was :) It's a pretty great feeling.
— Katie J.
There are so many confusing research studies out there that make my head spin.. eat carbs, don’t eat carbs, eat fruit, don’t eat fruit. So I thought getting a meal plan by a nutrition expert would calm my uncertainties. Before starting the Meal Plan, I was unmotivated, out of control and sluggish. The Meal Plan is awesome! Almost everything on there I already ate and liked, so putting them together at the right times was very satisfying. I put foods together that I never thought of and loved, like mixing cantaloupe with cottage cheese and walnuts with yogurt. It is easy to follow and satisfying. I’m proud of myself for doing so and feeling more energy.
— Anna P.
I would recommend this Meal Plan to others because it takes all of the guessing out of eating. It focuses your mind on exactly what goes in your mouth and when. It provides structure and takes away eating excuses.
— Kristi S.
I tried Atkins.....that got the weight off quick but it did not stay off because who does not like bread. I tried online Weight Watchers but you can eat anything as long as you do not exceed the points. I may have lost weight but I was not eating enough of the right foods. I went to calorie counting with Fitness Pal but again it left decision-making to me without guidelines. I knew what the right choices were but I gave into temptations that used up the points or the calories. This Meal Plan works because there are guidelines that make sense. It takes into consideration your activity level along with reasonable goals. Filling your meal with the right foods reduces the temptations greatly!I was very hesitant myself but the results are proven. It works! It's not just another ridiculous diet but a way of eating and living. Eating healthy daily does have a positive impact. I was eating healthy 60% of the time before I began. Now I am 95%.....I still have some temptations but they are fewer and further apart because I am satisfied each day.
— Linda C.
Thank you for making trying on/buying pants enjoyable again! I'll admit I hate buying pants or shorts (which is one reason why I wear lots of skirts & dresses). But since I've been on your Meal Plan, well, I went to the Gap Outlet on Friday - and I ended up buying 6 pairs of pants - ALL IN ONE SMALLER SIZE!!
— Donna C.
I have struggled with portion sizes, and eating healthy all my life. The Meal Plan has been easy, structured. I feel successful, more energized, healthy, prepared, and accountable. My first 2 week weigh in was shocking for me - the Meal Plan worked wonders! Every other plan/diet has been a failure for me except this Plan. I am soooo thankful for you and I am still in shock by my progress from my weigh-in on Saturday. I don't think I have ever felt so proud of myself, and it is because of you. Thank you for your guidance and support! Can't wait to see how I progress!
— Amanda B.
Before starting the Meal Plan I felt dissatisfied with my appearance, bloated, and lacking in energy. Now I feel much more energized. I'm finding I enjoy foods that I used to shy away from. I'm also feeling less bloated than before. After just two weeks, I began noticing some small changes in and around my waist, which is where I am carrying the majority of the weight I'd like to lose. I thought I would be hungry all the time...but I'm continually surprised by how much food I get in each meal. The Meal Plan is not complicated. The meals are straightforward and don't require any odd ingredients. I've lost 10 lbs. and 7” in about a month. I'm thrilled! I can't believe how much better I feel. I wore skinny jeans yesterday that were relaxed fit because I've lost so much weight. I'm going to have to go shopping for smaller work pants soon!
For the past two weeks since starting your Meal Plan, I am working out by taking Metabolic Explosion Training classes and eating right. I'm finally sleeping and have energy to get up every morning....Not sure that words are enough but Thank You for starting up your own business and taking a chance on something that you love to help. Your love for nutrition and exercise motivate others to do the same. Plus your understanding that not everyone is on the same fitness level is amazing too.
I asked for a Meal Plan because I wanted to learn how to better fuel my body. Before I felt tired and bloated. Since following the Meal Plan I feel more energetic and less bloated. Preparing the food was much easier than I thought it would be. My stomach feels less flabby. I would recommend this to others because it is a great tool to learn how to fuel your body. It teaches you to create well balanced meals and snacks.
— Kelly C.
The food on the Meal Plan is easy to prepare and is easy to follow. I'm learning portion control and healthy eating habits.
— Jennifer B.
Before starting your Meal Plan, I felt bloated and had no energy, now I feel so much better. It is easy to follow and filling. I don't feel bloated. My clothes are already feeling more loose....and it's only been 9 days! I would recommend your Meal Plan to others because it works!
— Andrea T.
I would recommend your Meal Plan to others because of the variety in options of food and it is easy to follow and to plan.
— Emily L.
I would like to thank you for your Metabolic Explosion Training classes and your Meal Plan. I thought I was in good shape but always knew I had been in much better condition some time ago. Being 47, I knew I needed to work harder to get back to not only where I was feeling good but better than I was before. I have seen guys my age and older that look and do things I did 30 years ago. Now it has only been 3 weeks but the greatest difference is in my diet. Your slogan "Abs are 70% Diet, 30% Gym" is no joke. I have more energy now that I am eating clean. The Meal Plan you designed for me has helped keep me going throughout my workouts and at play. I used to mountain bike two courses - a beginner course, then rest for 10 - 15 minutes while trying to catch my breath. Then I would start the advanced course and feel like I was going to die. In only 3 weeks of taking MET and following your Meal Plan, I was able to complete both the beginner and advanced courses without a break, and felt good afterwards. I could have gone another round but was limited on time. I am able for the first time to perform push ups while balancing on 4 medicine balls. And while I still have a week to go before I step on the scale, I feel stronger. I try and tell myself that same quote you have over your studio door, "It never gets easier, you only get better" and that is the truth. Thanks again for your knowledge.
— Kevin C.
Initially when I started, I wanted to lose about 15 pounds. When I got close to reaching that goal, I wanted to lose an additional 10 pounds then maintain the loss. I also wanted to improve the strength of my core while also toning this area. I’ve lost 20 lbs., dropped 5% body fat, and lowered my BMI by 3 points, and have kept this off for more than a year. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being “really hard”, I would give this process a 2 as it really wasn’t all that hard once I was focused. The key is to maintain a weekly workout schedule and do a little bit of planning ahead when it comes to meals for the week. I feel great! My strength, flexibility, and stamina are very much improved. I am in better physical shape now in my 40s than I was back in my 20s. I especially enjoy going shopping and looking at medium or small tops instead of the old me that had to get large or XL, not to mention buying size 10 pants, skirts, and dresses when at one point in my life (about 7 years ago) I was wearing a size 18. My greatest fitness accomplishments are my improved strength, especially as it relates to my core – holding plank, side plank, and T ups for longer lengths of time. Also, improvements, although small, with my push ups. I enjoy feeling energized and accomplished when I complete a workout. I feel better about myself and have higher energy levels that make me more productive. I also want to set a good example for my family. The women in my family have always battled weight, and several are currently experiencing problems with it right now. I am hoping that I might inspire or help them to make changes towards a healthier lifestyle. Prior to working with Sharon, I had a gym membership but there was never anyone there to motivate or encourage me to keep pushing myself. If I could give advice to someone who is hesitant to start, I would tell you to focus on something or someone that personally inspires you to be your motivation. Not only do you need to be ready for the physical aspect, but mentally you have to be committed to the challenge. You have to want to make a change. Find a friend, or better yet a trainer that can encourage you through the process. For me, when working with Sharon, I feel like not only am I accountable to myself but I am accountable to her too. As much as I don’t want to let myself down, I don’t want to let her down either. Sharon encourages me to try new things that I may have previously thought that I couldn’t do. She brings positive reinforcement to working out which I like. My experience with her has been great. Joining her Boot Camp and MET classes was one of the smartest decisions I have made recently. Sharon’s Online Nutrition definitely made the difference for me. Prior to meeting Sharon, I was exercising but my body wasn’t changing because my diet was not good. Her Plan helped me learn the balance on what I should be eating with each meal during the day. I still use it now. I do modify it a bit from time to time, but I feel like I have found the path to help me now maintain my weight loss. I am proud of myself and my accomplishments and I can not wait to see what the future holds. Thank you Sharon for your guidance. It’s been awesome!!
— Julie S.