TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Rania Voulgari

Congratulations Rania on a very successful 12 weeks with TCL! Rania made many discoveries in the 12 weeks about how certain foods affected her. She was consistent with her food and found that eating the same things made her very hectic schedule more manageable. About half way through the program, she noticed her “muffin top” disappearing – and with almost 5 inches lost from her waist – that muffin top no longer exists. Great work Rania!

Physical Changes

  • Lost 13.8 pounds
  • Lost 5.3% bodyfat
  • Lost 4.8 inches waist
  • Lost 2.4 inches hips
  • Lost 1.4 inches chest

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I started the program because I wanted to see what I could do and what I should eat in order to feel better in my everyday life that would also improve my workouts. And yes the program absolutely works! All you have to do is put in the work! Sign up and follow the steps (macro numbers!).

First off and really important for me, I finally started sleeping more than 4-5 hours a day. My job is demanding and late nights every day don’t help. I found that eating better or I should say eating the “right” amounts… definitely “put me to sleep”! I lost many inches from my waist and feel much better in general. Clothes look way better too!

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

I never thought that cooking/preparing meals for 3-4 hours once week would be an enjoyment!!! I’m not or I should say I wasn’t fond of the kitchen but seeing the results keeps me motivated.  I learned to try new foods and discovered what works best for me!! Complicated recipes etc. … not my choice. Keep it simple and easy. When bored, play around with adding different foods, spices, sauces, etc. to get through!! And last but not least ….unless you do the work…nothing will happen. I always thought just working out and eating right was enough! There is science behind it and it makes sense to me now.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Throughout the whole program, except 1-2 days, I hit my macro numbers! It is such a feeling of self-satisfaction knowing when I set my mind to something I can accomplish it. Being stubborn, determined and disciplined goes a long way! A great feeling of confidence!

Thank you so much for the support and the feedback. The Facebook community is a big help.


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By | 2017-07-14T12:06:01+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|0 Comments

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Kimberly Neely

Congratulations to Kim Neely on a very successful 12 week transformation! Despite some challenges, including a family trip to Disney World in week 3, Kim made it work. She is probably the only client I’ve worked with who was over on protein on Day 1 and continued that throughout the 12 weeks! Thank you for making my job easier! Looking forward to your next 12 weeks Kim!

Physical Changes

  • Lost 8.8 pounds
  • Lost 3.9% body fat
  • Gained 1.7% muscle
  • Lost 4 years body age
  • Lost 3 inches – waist
  • Lost 2 inches – chest
  • Lost 1 inch – hips

from Kim:

I wasn’t sure what to expect when starting this program. I thought it would help me to lose a little bit of weight. I wasn’t doing well on my own, and after the scale going up consistently I knew I needed some help! When I first started TCL, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I had been in such a rut for so long and after being diagnosed with melanoma I felt like I was not handling things well. I was out of work and unable to work out near the holidays, it was not good. I was home having a pity party for one!

I got so much out of this. I never expected there to be so much help and support through all of this. Whenever I had a doubt or a question about how to do something, or how to handle a situation, someone was there with an answer for me! I never would have done as well without the help and support of the group.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

I never realized that eating more food, the right foods would help to lose weight. I have been doing CrossFit now for 2 + years. The mindset for me was, if I eat less I can lose weight. I was completely wrong! I wasn’t doing well during the WODS, and felt horrible. I realized that I needed food, and the right foods to do better and feel better. I have had so much more energy, and now I look forward to going to the gym!

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I have gained a better understanding of what I need to do to fuel my body. I have a stronger confidence in the gym, I was as able to shave 2 minutes off of “Karen”! Overall I feel better, and happier with what I have accomplished over the last 12 weeks!

I am happy with the progress I have made! I never would have made it his far without the help and support. I am signing up for the next 12 weeks. I want to get stronger and healthier.


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By | 2017-07-02T12:41:54+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Kimberly Neely

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Jackie Canapino

Congratulations Jackie!! The changes you have made physically are great and your performance in the box has been even more impressive!  Getting better everyday!  Looking forward to what is possible for you in round 2!

Physical Changes:
Lost 9.5 pounds
Lost 4.8% body fat
Gained 2.5% muscle
Lost 5  years in body age
Lost 5 inches – waist
Lost 2 inches – hips

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

We moved back in December in with my parents while construction on our house took place. During this time I really got off-track food-wise. I wasn’t paying attention to what/how much I was eating. By the time we finally moved into the house, I was unhappy with how I looked and felt. I was really looking to get back in shape and get healthy eating habit back in place.

I’ve lost the weight that I had gained and then some. My clothes are fitting better and I feel comfortable in my skin again. I don’t know if I’ve even been in this good of shape. And it’s given me the energy and the drive to make it to the gym more often and really to push myself when I’m there for more PRs 🙂

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

I’ve been pretty good about making it to the gym, and I always thought that as long as I was doing that, I didn’t have to worry about my diet. Well….at least that’s what I told myself. While working out is helping me get stronger, it’s really the eating right that’s making the big difference. Plus I’m not starving myself or doing cleanses or just drinking shakes, I’m eating real food. Also, when you are paying attention to food labels, you start to realize that thing you THOUGHT were healthy…might not be so great, really makes you aware of what you are putting in your body.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Weight-wise: I think just being able to wear clothes that have been collecting dust in my closet because I was uncomfortable with how I looked in them. I have a lot more confidence in myself!

Crossfit-wise: I did Murph for the first time (RX even!), never would have imagined being able to pull that off. Looking forward to a lot more firsts!


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-06-28T20:18:09+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Jackie Canapino

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Lisa Hokanson

Congratulations to Lisa on her 12 week transformation!  She was diligent about hitting her numbers and made her social obligations stay within the guidelines…and it paid off for her!  Well done Lisa!

Physical Changes:
Lost 12.4 pounds
Lost 3.2% body fat
Gained 1.0% muscle
Lost 5 years in body age
Lost 6.5 inches – waist
Lost 2 inches – hips
Lost 3 inches – chest

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

My expectations prior to starting this program were to lose weight, transform my body and get my head in the right mindset to make this a way of life and not just another “diet”.

First of all I am FINALLY understanding how food really effects my body and personality. I was so happy and energetic during these last 12 weeks. I appreciated the quick responses whenever I had a question and the weekly comments were very helpful. I also found the articles that you and Diane posted very informative and useful. Secondly although I could not believe that amount of food I was eating, I was in awe of the amount of weight I was losing as well as the inches. The transformation in my body was very visible and I loved what I was seeing. Exactly what I was hoping for!

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

The most powerful lesson I learned is that I am capable of doing anything that I set my mind too. That how eating the right foods in the right amounts not only helps in transforming your body but it truly helps in making your mood happier and it keeps your mind positive. I felt like I was at my best during these last 12 weeks 🙂

What is your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment is sticking with this program for the 12 weeks. It was very difficult at first to get started and I did question what I had gotten myself into. But I am proud of the fact that I stuck with it and not once did I want to stop what I had started even with several weekends away (4 to be exact) to temp me.


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-06-28T20:11:28+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Lisa Hokanson

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Dennis Maloney

Congratulations Dennis Maloney on achieving and exceeding your goals during the past 12 weeks. Your hard work and perseverance through some job related obstacles, rewarded you with some great results – physical and performance-wise.

Physical Changes

  • Lost 10 pounds
  • Lost 5% bodyfat
  • Gained 2.9% muscle
  • Lost 6 years body age
  • Lost 3.25 inches – Waist
  • Lost 2 inches – Hips

What was your expectation?

After seeing so much success from other members at Cynergy I wanted to try the TCL program. I have made great gains since I started CF 2 1/2 years ago but I wanted to see what would happen if I cleaned up my eating and really pushed myself would it make a difference. I also wanted to support my WOD partner Layla who was starting her second 12 week TCL cycle. With us both supporting each other and working on the food prep it made sense to do it now. My primary goal was not losing weight but more with losing my pot belly. I have been pretty lean my whole life but I have had for some time a little beer/ice cream belly and wanted to get rid of it.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes! The program definitely met and exceeded my expectations. My pot belly is gone and I have visible abs now which I am very happy about. I feel a lot leaner and my clothes fit me better.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

Food preparation is the key. I work most weekends and sometimes it’s a struggle to get to the supermarket and do the food prep for the week. The weeks that I did the best were the ones where I was off on Sunday and was able to food shop and do the prep for the week. When I grabbed food on the fly because I was working a double shift I did not hit my numbers and did not feel as well as when I did the food prep on my own. I also learned that my diet was very carb rich and protein poor. I cut back on the carbs that I was eating as part of my daily routine and made sure that I had protein with every meal and added a shake every day with 50 grams of protein.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

During this 12 weeks I was also training for a half marathon and did several long runs during that time. I ran my first half last October and was very disappointed with my time and almost immediately signed up for one this May in Boston. I trained more this time around and that, combined with my healthy eating/fueling, took 22 minutes off my time and my recovery was so much better. During the 12 weeks, I cut way back on my alcohol consumption and increased my protein intake and I think that made a huge difference.

I have reached my goals and plan to begin maintenance.


 

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By | 2017-06-20T15:23:45+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Dennis Maloney