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Testimonials & Resources


From a former client:

I hope this email finds you doing well! ...I once was a patient of yours... I am now a first year student...with dietetics as my major with the ultimate goal of becoming a nutritionist. I am highly interested in the field, especially since it has so much impacted my life... I want to also thank you for the help and guidance in restoring not only my physical health, but my mental health as well in regards to food. It has been what feels like an uphill battle at times, but worth every bit as I can finally enjoy life and pursue my dreams once again. I want to one day help people as you have helped me. 

From a former client:

"Happy New Year! I just wanted to say thank you for being a bright spot on my year last year and let you know that I have thanked God many times for leading me to you. I pray you will have continued success for your business! ... I'm feeling great and very happy with my progress. I finally feel 'free from food stress' and free to enjoy it fully again. I have truly made a life change with the way I eat. I am eternally grateful to you!"

From the same client:
"I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer! I just wanted to let you know that it's been two years since I first met with you and... I'm very proud of the progress I've made and very grateful to you for showing me a healthy way to eat. I love food and I have a healthy relationship with it again thanks to you. After battling with yo-yo dieting for 12+ years, I can definitely say I'm off that exhausting train for good. My husband and I took a trip to Mexico a few weeks ago... I felt so good on the trip and enjoyed 'all the foods'! Thanks for all you did for me and best to you in the future!"


From a former client:

"I almost unsubscribed from [the e-mail list] seeing as I'm training for a triathlon and still haven't had "safe" foods or food rituals in almost 3 years. I definitely think my need to control food is behind me now that I'm married with kids and I seem to be able to handle life in healthy ways. But something in me just couldn't press unsubscribe. I like the reminder of where I've been, where I am now, and that there's always a safety net if I lose my balance. Thank you for the work that you do and the impact you've had on my life."

From the mother of a teenage male:

“I've been reflecting on how different life is now than a year ago and how we actually have the Christmas spirit this time! We're not watching every morsel that goes into his mouth or listening for any sign of unauthorized exercise. And I want to thank you for the role you played in a dark time in our lives. He still can't entertain the idea of "working out" and doesn't want to even go there in the foreseeable future -- he just enjoys an active lifestyle with friends. Here's the best part, and tears came to my eyes when he said this coming in the door from school: ‘What's for dinner Mom? I'm starving!’  Thank you!”


From a former client:

"I did struggle, I'm not going to lie. But so much positive has come from that - I kind of started realizing that being "on my own" recovery-wise, I needed to step up to the plate and put in 100% effort, or I wouldn't be truly happy or recovered. I remembered what you said about listening to my body, always always eating when I'm hungry, truly satisfying my hunger, and I also knew that I needed to do MORE than that, and eat more than I was comfortable with. I practically memorized the meal plan you gave me, and started basing my decisions a lot on that - no calorie counting, adding more fats, etc. I also cut out ALL strenuous exercise, especially because I was (and am) still dealing with [some health issues]. In the last few months, I have made remarkable strides. Aside from gaining weight, I am more relaxed about food, I eat a lot more, my appetite is more regular, I feel more energetic, and so much more. I go out with my friends more, I am more relaxed, I have a job....and I'm pretty much stress-free about all of it, and it feels amazing. I know weight and nutrition-wise I still have a little more to go, but that's not at the forefront of my mind. I am healthier than I have been in years, and I wanted to take the time and thank you for being such a support in my early recovery - I couldn't have gotten here without that. I always knew I would beat this, but I never knew just how amazing it felt. Thank you thank you... I just wanted you to know how well I was doing and thank you a million times for it. I don't think I can thank you enough."


From the parent of a teenage female:

“Our entire family appreciates your availability, your professional concern, your subject matter knowledge, and your no-nonsense manner through a critical season in [her] life. [She] has recovered/adjusted well, both physically and mentally. At a time when practically no one was available for our baby girl, you and [her therapist] gave her what she needed to press forward with her life. For that, we will be eternally grateful.”


From an adult female participant in a weight program:

“Thanks so much for your help these past couple of months. I have learned so much from you. And I think my overall attitude toward food and healthy choices has changed. You’ve made a great difference and have inspired phenomenal results from everyone. I think it says a lot to have positive results come from almost everyone. You’ve not only taught us how to lose weight but you have taught us how to change our lifestyle in a gradual and healthy way…I feel that I look better than I ever have before and it means a lot to me. So thanks again and I will be always [appreciative] of your sessions!”

Other Resources​

The following links may be helpful.  Please note that these links are not associated with Positive Nutrition, and Positive Nutrition is not liable for any information found at outside sites. Book recommendations are listed below website references.

Information about Nutrition and/or Registered Dietitians
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
Sports & Human Performance Nutrition (SHPN):
The Gatorade Sport Science Institute:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Information about Specific Conditions
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):
Disordered Eating:

Metro ATL Disordered Eating Information and Support
The Eating Disorder Information Network (EDIN):

Information about Biblical Counseling
The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors:
Faith Community Church (Woodstock, GA) - Hosting a conference every Feb/Mar/Apr!:

Vision of Hope, Lafayette, IN:


Book Recommendations

The following books may be helpful. You can look up information before ordering:

Eating Disorders: Hope for Hungering Souls

     by Mark E. Shaw

Love to Eat, Hate to Eat

     by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Redeemed from the Pit

     by Marie Notcheva

Table for Two: Biblical Counsel for Eating Disorders

     by David & Krista Dunham

Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
    by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Uncommon Vessels
    by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook
    by Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense
    by Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family

     by Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach
    by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, & Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA
Don't Waste Your Life
    by John Piper

When People Are Big and God Is Small

     by Edward T. Welch

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