ALEXANDRA, 28, BOSTON
I have always regarded myself as a healthy person. I played sports consistently growing up, usually passed on random treats brought into the office... hell, I even ran two marathons! Despite my "healthy" lifestyle I was always unable to lose weight and feel strong and confident.
However, after meeting Jill, I learned so much more about how to live a healthier lifestyle. Jill taught me how to eat more balanced meals by incorporating more vegetables and cutting out more carbs (although that's not the only thing to it!). I also learned that it wasn't about counting calories or adding more exercise on top of my regular routine but instead about eating the right foods at the right times.
In the first six months of knowing Jill, I lost 18lbs and gained strength and confidence. I'm still at my lowest weight today! I've been able to take the strategies she taught me and whenever I know I need to get back on track, I always go back to what I've learned from her.
Her program is seriously something you can take with you for the rest of your life, far beyond your wedding day and honeymoon. It's all about starting somewhere and being held accountable!
Jackie, 29, boston
Jill was introduced to my fiancé (now husband) and I by a friend about 4 months before our wedding. Like most engaged couples, we wanted to look our best for our big day and for the pictures that we’ll have for a lifetime – but struggled with how to go about any meaningful weight-loss.
Jill’s approach is straight-forward and easy to implement. There is no calorie counting, no points-system, it is just straightforward clean-eating. Through weekly check-ins, Jill works with you to understand your goals and challenges and creates a strategy to handle any diet pitfalls that might come your way.
Jill is so friendly, so knowledgeable and SO encouraging. After so long, not many people want to hear about your diet, but Jill is always so excited when you’ve reached a milestone or when you’ve resisted the temptation to finish every piece of cake at your cake tastings :)
While it is an adjustment (that’s the whole point of a diet!), we have found that the tools and eating habits we’ve created with Jill are ones we can carry through with our regular life. It has really become a lifestyle change for us, rather than just a ‘wedding diet’.
In the end, my husband and I lost a combined 48 pounds (he lost 32, I lost 16)! This very much exceeded our expectations and made us feel so confident on our wedding day! I know we would not have been able to see such results if it wasn’t for Jill. I would encourage anyone who wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day to make this investment in themselves! You will not regret it.
Photo credit: Sweet Connolly Photography