Ready to maximize your bariatric surgery success and reach your weight and wellness goals?

 

If you always do what you’ve always done…you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

~Henry Ford

I’m a Certified Health & Wellness Coach who specializes in Bariatric Coaching, I can show you how to restore your health, energy and confidence.

As a Certified Health Coach with a specialization in Obesity and Weight Management, I’ve helped thousands of people reach their weight and wellness goals through dietary and lifestyle changes.

Are you ready to get back on track, have more energy, feel more confident, and be the healthiest version of yourself?

Let’s get started!


Welcome!

 I started My Bariatric specialization as a way to help bariatric patients during one of the most significant, and possibly overwhelming, times in their life. Since 2013 I have had the honor and joy of helping thousands of bariatric patients restore their health, energy, and confidence. My experience over the years has solidified my passion for helping others and has helped me gain the experience to become a Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management.

Despite many efforts towards a more empathetic and welcoming society, weight bias remains. While dealing with weight struggles throughout my own life, I can empathize with those who are looking for someone trustworthy who makes them feel welcomed, heard, and respected. I applaud the bravery of those struggling with the disease of obesity who reach out for support in making lasting changes to improve their health, vitality, and quality of life.

Offering evidence-based recommendations and supportive tips, I aim to provide an experienced based and research-supported take on bariatric nutrition. Please take a look around and don’t hesitate to contact me with any additional inquiries.

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE: 

Weight loss and weight management

Adult Obesity

Bariatric Surgery (before and after)

Cardiovascular Health

Metabolic Syndrome

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Pre-diabetes

Diabetes

Food Allergies

Fatigue

General Wellness

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I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
  • Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, Thyroid Expert, Natural Foods Chef, TV Host, Bestselling Author
  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
  • Frank Lipman, MD, Integrative and Functional Medicine Expert, Bestselling Author, Founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center (NYC)
  • Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author
  • Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiothorasic Surgeon, Bestselling Author, Host of the Dr. Oz Show
  • Ariana Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post and Guest Speaker

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and disease prevention. Drawing on my own personal experience overcoming chronic disease along with my expertise in nutrition, I help people make targeted diet and lifestyle changes that produce real, sustainable results. You will develop a deeper understanding what nutritional choices work best for you, define a meaningful self-care practice, learn how to effectively manage stress, and begin to experience lasting wellness from the inside out.

 

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? Throughout the coaching process, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, improving digestion, managing stress, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, balancing hormones, maximizing energy and feeling great everyday. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will allow you to live the healthy, happy life you deserve!

 
Taking back control of your health is the single most important thing you can do for yourself and for everyone in your life. However, for many people this can be the scariest, most overwhelming, and what seems like the most impossible things you’ve ever done. You know in your heart that you need to make changes and you feel totally ready to embark on a journey to a new, healthier, happier and more amazing YOU, yet you simply don’t know where to begin. The endless amounts of conflicting nutrition information confuses you to the point that you’re ready to throw your hands up, give up and just continue on each day feeling less than ideal and not 100% in love with your body, your mind, your attitude and how your feel each and every day.

 

As Your Health Coach, I am…

  • Your partner in achieving your goals.
  • Your champion during a transition.
  • Your teacher and advocating in gaining tools and knowledge.
  • Your sounding board when making choices.
  • Your motivation when strong actions are needed.
  • Your unconditional support when you take a hit.
  • Your mentor in personal development
  • Your wake up call if you hit snooze

Your Personal Trainer for Health & Well Being!


 

1:1 Bariatric Nutrition Coaching

During my 8-week program, you will…

Are you feeling lost knowing WHAT or HOW MUCH to eat after weight loss surgery?

Do you feel like you’ve hit a plateau and need a jumpstart?

Are you stuck feeling unmotivated or lost in the repeated cycle of undesired eating behaviors?

Let’s be real, reaching your goals doesn’t happen overnight and, it can be hard to do it on your own! You might feel like you have a good grasp on things for the first week or two, but then as life events come up…food options get boring…or motivation lags and you start to veer into old habits. That’s where I come in…you can think of me as your personal nutrition concierge (aka your wellness coach and cheerleader)! We’ll discuss your short and longterm goals and discuss how to get there…together!

  • Set goals and work towards sustainable, positive changes in your life
  • Create your personal blueprint for wellness and take action on it
  • Clean up your diet and optimize your nutrition on a cellular level
  • Reduce stress and find balance in your daily life
  • Increase your energy, gain mental clarity and take control of your health
  • Transform your relationship with food and use food as medicine
  • Discover new and exciting foods that will bring your body back to life
  • Practice self-care to nurture you body, mind and soul
  • Gain confidence in your body’s inner wisdom and power
  • Make a shift from surviving to thriving each and every day

 

Whether you need a small tune-up or full lifestyle overhaul, I’m here to help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 Day Bariatric ReSet

During my 28 day program, you will

DID YOU HAVE BARIATRIC SURGERY AND NOW FIND YOURSELF OFF TRACK?

ReSet is for WLSers who want to start again without having revision surgery. It’s a 28 day mindfulness & quick start weight loss program designed to get you back into losing mode. Average weight loss is 10.4 pounds (4.7 kg), with a range of 3.5 – 24 pounds.

Eventually, every bariatric patient will need ReSet!
* ReSet the mindfulness & stomach restriction.
* No special protein powders or gimmicks.
* Real food and real coaching.
* Download ReSet once. Go through ReSet as often as you like.
* Proven results for breaking stalls and losing regain.
* ReSet the weight loss!

We have weekly group events as well as full individual support. Thousands of our members have been through the program and have been thrilled with the results. There are ALWAYS members going through the program with full support in our PRIVATE ReSet forum.

An excerpt from ReStart:

Coping Tools
Remember – observe the feeling without judgement. Look inward to discover the manifestation of the feeling. Do you feel cold; hungry; lonely? By putting a name to the feeling, you can cope with the feeling.

Mindfulness helps you put coping mechanisms in place to identify and then deal with emotions appropriately. The goal is to acknowledge the feeling, observe your body’s response to the feeling, then let the feeling go. You cannot control everything that happens to you in life. But you CAN control how you respond to those things. Take back your power. Respond with observation rather than taking action.

How do you do this? By being self-aware. Grant yourself the grace to take a few moments to pause and identify the feelings evoked by the message coming at you. What was the message and who did it come from? Observe your body’s impulse to take action and what that action is. Then decide how you choose to respond.

  • Gain new perspectives on WELLness, FITness and NUTrition that will empower you to make positive changes
  • Develop a customized physical fitness program that will challenge your body and your mind
  • Work 1:1 with a Personal Fitness Trainer to achieve your goals
  • Dive deep into your relationship with food to uncover and change habits holding you back
  • Create an optimal customized nutrition plan that will nourish you from the inside out
  • Uncover opportunities for personal growth that you might not have uncovered working solo
  • Celebrate your successes with a supportive Mentor and Coach

Tools for Bariatric Success

21 day detailed bariatric reset menu plan
Food Journal
Food Swap Lists
21 days of Grocery Lists
Bariatric Reset Recipes
Choose your carbs wisely
Getting started with real food.

 

 

Personalized Bariatric Meal Plans  

Customizations:

  • Number of meals and snacks per day
  • Calories
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Cooking time per meal
  • Number of ingredients per recipe
  • Inclusion/exclusion of specific foods
  • Number of new meals vs leftovers

Whats Included…

  • Free 30-minute discovery session
  • Weekly 1:1 coaching sessions via phone/Zoom/in-person – 45 minutes each
  • Personalization session with Benita
  • A personalized wellness plan with clear action steps to guide you on your health journey
  • Meal plan booklet
  • Colorful meal planner calendar
  • How to use guide
  • Nutrition Information
  • Grocery List
  • Recipes
  • Guidance and accountability to help you succeed and reach your goals
  • Inspiration and motivation to make life-changing shifts in your daily routines
  • Unlimited email support between sessions (24 hour response time)

What You’ll Receive…

  • Free 30 minute Discovery Session
  • Weekly Personal Fitness & Nutrition Coaching sessions (8) – 60 minutes each
  • Guidance and accountability to help you succeed and reach your goals
  • Inspiration and motivation to make life-changing shifts in your daily routines
  • A personal support system to develop confidence and motivation to overcome your physical & emotional challenges
  • Nourishing recipes and meal planning tips to get you started on your path to healthier eating
  • Special discounts to online courses, yoga classes and special events

 

 

 

What you’ll receive…

  • Invaluable knowledge and tools to kick-start a routine of healthy eating, daily movement and a positive mindset.
  • Confidence to begin living the life you were meant to live.
  • A clear action plan on how to incorporate self-care into your daily life.
  • Motivation to fuel your body with delicious, nutritious, home-made meals and treats.
  • Easy recipes that fit your tastes and healthy lifestyle tips to stay in control of your body.
  • An accountability partner and mentor who will help keep you on track to reach your goals.
  • A follow up 45-minute coaching call for additional support and motivation.

Total Package – $995

Total Package – $495

Total Package – $195


 My Approach

 

Integrative Nutrition® Plate

The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!

 

Primary Food™

It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

 

Bio-Individuality™

The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.

 

Crowding Out

Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will “crowd out” the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you all the way.

 

Deconstructing Cravings

Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.

 

Learn more about the importance of working with a Health Coach.

 

 

The greatest wealth is health.

– VIRGIL