Congratulations to Gillian Riggs on a very successful 12 weeks. One of Gillian’s biggest goals was to find relief from constant stomach problems. She was willing to try eliminating different foods from her diet and learned what foods work for her – and those that don’t!
On top of that, she made some incredible changes to her body composition! Looking good Gillian!
Gillian Riggs Physical Changes:
What was your expectation prior to starting the program?
I had a few goals when starting the program. I had just come back from visiting my in-laws in England when I started and I had gained some vacation weight which I wanted to lose. I also regularly get stomachaches after meals which I wanted to get control of.
Did we meet your expectations?
Yes. I definitely lost the weight I had put on. Through tracking my food and input from Dianne, I was able to identify which things were likely causing the stomachaches.
What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?
Tracking what you eat is not as challenging as it seems. This leads to more cognitive food choices and can help identify foods that are causing problems. It was especially helpful having to record how I felt every day. I was able to identify trends and figure out what foods were causing my problems. The last several weeks I didn’t have any stomach problems. This was especially apparent when I finished my 12 weeks; I had a celebratory meal of macaroni and cheese and it was a big mistake! My body had been telling me for years what I couldn’t handle but I wasn’t listening! Also, meal prepping makes life easier and it helps your wallet. I noticed that I was under my grocery budget while on this program.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Pain free the last several weeks of the program!
Thank you for this program! I learned a lot about nutrition. Tracking was well worth the initial difficulties given what I learned about what food sensitivities I have.