I am 73 years old and have been overweight most of my life. I took diet pills during my late teen years, 20’s, and 30’s I tried every new diet program in the years after that. I was able to lose weight, but always gained it back. I craved sweets and carbs, I’ve had a great life-I’ve been blessed and happy. I had thought about seeing a dietitian but quickly dismissed the idea thinking it probably wouldn’t work and she/he might be judgmental.
I am blessed with relatively good health (for my age lol). However, in January 2021 my A1c was 6.1. I was on medication for high blood pressure, had osteoarthritis and joint pain and weight was 202. I could no longer walk up stairs and my knee had needed to be replaced for about 3 years.
October 2020 I had gone to the foot specialist for my usual shoe inserts and injection in both feet and once again saw a business card for a nutritionist. I once again picked it up and put it in my purse.
In January 2021 I was determined this was the year I would get my knee replaced and claim the life I wanted. I called the number on that card and was connected to Carri Bearg. We scheduled a meeting-I picked up the phone to cancel at least a dozen times-but I met with her. She was kind and listened to my story. I set a goal of losing 42 pounds-putting me at 160 and no longer medically obese. She suggested that as we addressed my goal to lose weight, I start a program (Thrive in 63) to make my gut healthy. I liked Carri immediately but was not convinced that I could complete the program to lose 42 pounds.
Fast forward to today, 9/6/2021, I weigh 160 lbs. My A1c is 5.1. My “new knee” is strong and healthy. I continue to practice the habits of eating healthy, intermittent fasting, exercising, and celebrating life. I am looking forward to a vacation the end of this month. I am more active and happier than I could imagine. Thank you Carri-I am so grateful for you and your help. You taught me so much about nutrition, my body, and myself. You inspire me.
J.T. Lucas, TX
I found Carri Bearg’s sessions on nutrition to very informative as I learned to cut out gluten, dairy, and limit my carbs. I was able to lose weight and gain a better understand of how my body works, and what supplements I need to have optimum health. I would recommend Carri Bearg for her caring nature, and positive attitude for anyone who is new to nutrition, or needs to learn specific ways nutrition can improve their overall health and well-being.
Julie T. McKinney, TX
Felt Better Immediately
Doing well thanks to you. I felt better immediately, so am confident we are on the right track treating the YEAST problem instead of the ACID. Brilliant concept!
I think the GASTROZYME EnzymeSupplement capsules are excellent and help digest my food. Plus I stopped taking DEXILANT Proton Pump Inhibitor after 1.5 years. I have about half the bottle left of enzymes and am rationing them since I think they are doing a great job.
Overall, I’m feeling better than I have in 1.7 years. A few bad episodes : one late afternoon at work I didn’t have any appropriate snack, so I ate a couple Almond/rice crackers and they sat like lead in my stomach. I won’t do that again.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for changing my life.
Cheryl it was such a pleasure to meet you! I learned so much and had the best time with you……after reviewing all my lecture I’m convinced I can make this work for me to reach my goal weight. I’m so excited to get started (going to make my grocery list and get focused)
You totally exceeded my expectations :=}
I’ll call you for my next meeting!
Have a great weekend…..
Cheryl, You really helped me change my outlook on food and nutrition. I learned so much that has really stuck with me. Because of that, I completely changed my lifestyle and have steadily lost weight over the past year. I am now at my ideal weight, and I want to thank you for putting me on the right path!
Easy with Cheryl
Irregular, exhausted, overweight, infertility, mid 30’s,..that described me in November 2009. I was in a size 14-16 (probably more a 16 than a 14). I was trying to run 3 times a week to lose weight and killing myself. I was having serious irregularity issues. My 3 year old was wearing me out – I had no energy. And my husband and I couldn’t get pregnant again…I didn’t know what I was doing wrong, but what I was doing wasn’t working. I was the average mid 30’s American mom.
Now in July 2010 (just 8 months) I’ve lost 40 pounds and I am in a size 6-8 (probably more a 6 than an 8). Irregularity isn’t an issue anymore and my entire family can’t keep up with my energy – I wear them out. Cheryl changed my way of thinking…budgeting my day with food and excercise, teaching me quantities and combinations of foods to eat, helping me kick the processed way of life and learning to eat, exercise and live healthy…and I love it. It really wasn’t hard with a partner like Cheryl!!!!
Hi Cheryl! How are you doing?
I spoke to my friend today and she tells me she has met with you and is really excited about the journey she is embarking on!
I just want to share with you that even today, there is never a DAY that goes by that I don’t think about you and how you helped me over the years to achieve and maintain my health. I tell anyone and everyone who will listen that you are the best! I am sure your ears are burning from time to time! You inspired in me a lifetime commitment to proper eating and helped me to establish a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime.
Thank you again for the gift of health and fitness!
On the right track
I need to come in and see you next time I come to town! As of this week…I’ve lost 85 lbs! I can’t thank you enough for getting me started on the right track to eating healthy!! I will never go back to where I was before I met you 🙂 Thanks again Cheryl!
I was just waiting for the heart attack. My Doctor ran some labs and referred me to Cheryl. My triglycerides went from 357 to 146, Cholesterol from 197 to 145, and I lost 13 pounds in 1 month
Blood Sugar Under Control
I was hypoglycemia. With this program my blood sugar is under control for the FIRST time in eight years. This program helped my arthritis and I lost over 10 pounds.”
I cannot describe the despair I felt for having gone from a size 5 to an 18. I was humiliated and ashamed for letting myself go. I knew that I needed to change my lifestyle. With Cheryl’s guidance and encouragement, I lost 8 dress sizes and I am still loosing. I know I am learning to eat nutritionally. Best of all, all food is fair game.
Made a Difference
Hi Cheryl, I just got my blood work results back. The last time I had it done was before I started seeing you, and eating healthy. My total cholesterol was 191, now 138-reduced it 53 points. The HDL (good cholesterol) was 66 now 71 (higher is better) and the LDL (bad cholesterol) was 114 and now 55 (lower is better) reduced it 59 points!! All the other items came back in the good range. I have copied your other students here at work so they can see the improvement. Also, they can see the outward changes in my appearance with the weight loss! Thank you Cheryl, you have made a difference!
Cheryl, thank you for helping me gain control of my weight and my health. Vanity helped drop the 50 lbs, but you have educated me to healthy reasons why I need to have control of my health. I have been passing out your cards!! Thank you.
Just wanted to let you know that I just saw Doc and got my labs back. My A1c was down to 5.8 from 9. My medications have been reduced. Now if I just loose the rest of this weight, maybe I won’t be diabetic. Thanks for your help
Cheryl, I don’t know if you remember me, but a day does not go by that I don’t think of you and hear your words of encouragement. I am down to 170 pounds (remember I was at 228), and I am still working the program to get to our goal of 150. I will get there! As you said, your program is not a quick weight loss, but a lifestyle change. Indeed my life has changed…. I have finally achieved at least 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day! Yeah!!
Healthy & Happy
“Hi Cheryl, just a quick note to let you know that I delivered a healthy 7pound 14 ounce 19½inches baby boy. Jared is so healthy and is so strong. Thank you for your guidance with my weight during the pregnancy. I could have gotten totally out of control, but with your help, the total weight that I gained was only 20 lbs, and guess what? Six weeks later, I have lost 25 lbs. I feel so good, and healthy, and I have lots of energy. THANK YOU!!!!