Read the below Manhattan and Brooklyn weight loss success stories and testimonials from Just Feel Good Program graduates to give you an idea of how the Just Feel Good Program has worked for others.
I heard about Coleen through a close friend of mine from Brooklyn who raved about her. Finishing school and taking a job that involved a lot of stress and time sitting at a desk took a toll on my diet and I gained some weight over a couple of years. I was also drinking an inordinate amount of Diet Coke (six cans day, maybe more, I’m embarrassed to say). I got to a point when I felt like I needed the help of a professional to come up with reasonable strategies to get my eating habits and diet coke addiction under control. Enter Coleen! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Coleen’s warmth, intelligence, and reasonable approach immediately endeared me to her. The plan she created for me was totally do-able and left me satiated all the time and looking forward to meal times! Never once did I feel like I was on a “diet.” Probably because I wasn’t and will never be again. Coleen taught me strategies that I can apply for lasting weight loss, healthy eating and energy, even when I’m short on time because I’m busy with work. Plus, a diet soda addiction is no joke, and she’s helped me get to a point where I can take or leave it–I never thought I’d get to that point! Coleen’s program really helped me find a healthy equilibrium and I’m so grateful to her and would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Coleen!
—Kelly Graf, Lawyer, Los Angeles, CA
Well you couldn’t have been more right. I followed your advice and my body responded in terms of bloating. Once the bloating stopped, it revealed something amazing—-My belly fat is almost completely gone (which is crazy because that’s where I put on the majority of the weight from PCOS). I took this picture in a crop top on vacation and HAD to send it to you! Those abs are almost completely back. INSANE. Two months ago my belly hung over my jeans! You are a miracle worker.
Lauren C., Brooklyn, NY
“I was originally referred to Coleen for binge eating. She picked up quickly that there was a lot more going on than just the bingeing. After working with Coleen for seven months and sticking to the program, not only was I able to put my eating back on track but she helped me immensely with depression, PMS, moodiness, alopecia and overall health. I continue to implement the plan and in a year of working with her, I no longer have any urges to binge, I have achieved my goal weight and I feel the best I have felt in 10 years. I highly recommend Coleen, as she is genuine, knowledgeable and professional.”
—Kiley M., Brooklyn, NY
“I started working with Coleen three years ago on a six month program. Confused by the conflicting advice I read about food, I was seeking guidance on diet.
Working with Coleen had a really profound impact on me, my relationship with myself and my relationship with food. At first I was quite resistant to some of the advice! On reflection, I think that before I worked with Coleen I had a negative relationship with food and saw it as something to be controlled. As the program progressed I came to see food in a much more positive light. I really enjoyed learning more about nutrition and became more confident in cooking/food preparation. I moved away from thinking of food in terms of “good” or “bad” and started to eat as naturally as possible, responding to what my body needed on a given day.”
—G. Conroy, Education Programme Manager, Dublin, Ireland (formerly NYC)
“This is the only eating plan in 60 years that I’ve felt satiated on AND lost weight.”
—Susan Kramer, LCSW, Brooklyn, NY
“Joining Coleen DeVol’s program was the smartest thing I ever did for myself! Six months ago, I was a vegan of eight years and my health had been suffering for some time. At 28 years old, I was dealing with acne, mood swings, extremely low energy and severe pms. On top of that, my hair was starting to fall out at a terrifying rate. I knew I needed a big change. Working with Coleen was a real eye-opener. I had always thought that what I was eating was nutritionally adequate, but I was mistaken. She taught me a great deal about what nutrients are responsible for hormonal and digestive health, which is where I was most lacking in my diet. After making some serious changes through eating delicious, satisfying foods and cutting out the harmful culprits, I found I not only lost a few pounds, I also gained a ton of energy- I feel like Super Woman! I now experience far less pms symptoms, I sleep better, my acne has completely cleared up, there is color in my face again and my hair is growing back to its natural thickness. I feel stronger, more vigor- there’s a bounce in my step! Most importantly, I feel much happier. I learned so much about nutrition and its impact on both my mind and body that I can now take this knowledge with me and ensure that my health will always be at is utmost. Thank you, Coleen!”
—Ashley Reale, Brooklyn, NY
“I made the choice to work with Coleen in her holistic nutrition program because I was becoming increasingly frustrated with my weight and felt stuck in my career. I was a bit surprised at first that Coleen’s approach was not mainstream. It included good, nourishing and whole foods. She also encouraged me to exercise and start taking steps toward making balanced life choices. Since finishing my program with Coleen, I have dropped five sizes (I am now a size 0-2), started my own company, met a great guy and now love to shop for clothes. The changes take time, as this is not a diet but rather a lifestyle change. I hit many of my goals while in her program, but kept doing what I was taught in the years that followed and I kept getting stronger, healthier, happier and smaller.”
—Leah Sparkes, Publicist, SparkesPR.com, Brooklyn, NY
“I have a long history of food issues that have kept me on a roller coaster of dieting and food fads, and I didn’t know if I would ever make permanent changes in my attitudes about food, especially my sugar addiction and carb cravings. Coleen taught me how to find substitutes for sugar and other unhealthy foods and to choose foods that are nourishing and sustaining. I credit her guidance, knowledge and support with providing me with a satisfying eating plan. I feel better than ever. I am never hungry, and I have maintained a healthy weight without feeling like I am on a diet. Most important, Coleen understands how the food industry and advertising influence our food choices, and she provides DVDs, reading materials, websites and other resources that offer alternative points of view. I didn’t think I could make these changes, but Coleen has given me a new way of eating and thinking about food.”
—Mindy Gildin, Psychotherapist, Manhattan, NY
“I sought out Coleen’s help hoping to learn which foods would help me gain some muscle weight in a healthy way. At the start of the program I thought I would only be able to gain between 5-10lbs at best as I was always pretty thin. I was happily surprised that after four or five months I put on a total of 15lbs of muscle. Before I did the program I was trying on my own to A. eat healthfully (so that I wouldn’t gain fat weight and feel sluggish) and B. gain muscle. I had zero idea which foods were both good for me and good for my goals. I learned that mainstream advice was getting in the way and I got an education about how to eat properly for optimal health and healthy weight gain through very nourishing foods.”
—Peter C., Brooklyn, NY
“From my very first meeting with Coleen I knew that her program was going to be perfect for me. She constantly tailored her plan to my specific needs and really changed the way I thought about food and nutrition. Working with her was not stressful or difficult—she never made me feel bad or guilty, and never preached to me. She always had positive things to say and made me feel that we were collaborating on a healthy lifestyle. And, best of all, I saw results. I slept better, lost weight, had a lot more energy and even handled the stress of life and work in the city better. To my amazement my PMS greatly improved and my cramps completely went away! I did all of this while not only eating food that was good for me but was also DELICIOUS. Oh, she also helped my boyfriend lose close to 20lbs and he looked so good I decided to let him marry me ; ). I always recommend her to friends and family, and those who follow through with her program are never disappointed. She’s the best!”
—Nidia Medina, Actor and Producer, Brooklyn, NY
“When I found Coleen online I was hoping she could help me out with my fatigue, bloating, acne and, most of all, my super-erratic menstrual cycle. She pretty much saved my life. When I first started my program with Coleen I was hemorrhaging so much that I had to go to the hospital. The hemorrhaging made it unable to get a sonogram to investigate what was going on and the birth control pills I was given by the doctors to stop it only made me hemorrhage more. An alternative approach was all that I had at that point. Two weeks into my program with Coleen I stopped hemorrhaging completely (it turns out fibroids were the culprit) and in the weeks and months that followed I got my nutrient levels up, my cycle completely normalized, I became much more energetic AND my depression lessened a great deal. I had no idea my food choices were having such a huge impact on my health. Also, before the program, no matter what I ate, I never felt satisfied. Coleen assisted me in altering my perceptions of food and how we eat, which I think was a huge thing for me. Coleen really helped me wade through marketing and get to the nutritional value of things. She’s the bomb!!”
—K. Zavocki, Student, Brooklyn, NY
Thank you so much for helping me out over the last six months. I’m happy to have met my goals and am doing my best to keep up the good habits. My old winter pants fit, and the ones I bought last year are way too big now. Oh, and the red dress I made in college fits again (the last time I wore it was 2001). I am glad that I kept my favorites because I gave a ton of nice clothing away last winter. Best wishes to you in your practice. Your program is fantastic and your knowledge, generosity and kindness make it unique. I feel so lucky to have found your website and will continue to recommend you.
Virginia, Publications Manager, Family Care International & full-time grad student at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
“When I first met with Coleen in May 2007, I was eating sugar and caffeine in the afternoons to keep my energy up between two jobs. I was stressed, anxious, sleeping poorly and fairly obsessed with what I could eat to help sustain my energy. Coleen carefully reviewed my diet and quickly identified what was out of balance. She immediately put me at ease with her warm and accessible presence. She listened carefully and helped me make subtle adjustments to my food plan over time. She provided support and guidance via e-mail in between our face-to-face meetings, which was really helpful. Coleen provided me with essential knowledge and tools for better nutrition and weight management. My stress and anxiety levels have decreased, and my sleeping is greatly improved. I have more energy throughout the day, I don’t think about food all day long, and I no longer resort to sugar and caffeine. I make much healthier food choices and feel much better physically and mentally. Completing Coleen’s six-month plan was a great gift I gave myself—I have recommended her to many others.”
—C. Villano, Psychologist, Brooklyn, NY
“Coleen’s six-month program has done wonders for my me. The one-hour sessions helped me to understand the nutrition plan that was right for me, and her uniquely customized protocols reaped results within weeks. From whole food recommendations to tasty recipes and from exercise regimens to counseling on introspection and self-awareness, Coleen gave me an entirely new perspective on nutrition, life and spirituality. Coleen’s diligence, patience and understanding not only helped me to succeed, but to thrive! She didn’t make me stop doing anything, she just showed me the right and wrong and I made my own decisions. I even signed up for three extra sessions just to make sure that I “graduated” from her program at the highest level—a level that I had set for myself. Today, I have overcome gastrointestinal problems and have also cleared up persistent yeast, rashes and allergies. Most of all, I have a better understanding of the life-giving properties of whole and organic foods and have found a level of inner peace that has been lacking for years. I almost wish that there was something else wrong so that I could keep working with her! Thank you, Coleen, for being a lifesaver!”
—Cassandra Hayes, Director of U.S. External Communications Avon Products, Inc., New York, NY
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