ETT is a jewel, a gift that I gave myself and one for which I am richer today! Lots of great take always- guest speakers are amazing, as is Betsy. The Zoom class was wonderful, perfect for me, living in Florida and too far away to otherwise participate.
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Betsy’s class most importantly taught me that being organized, creating grocery lists, and having a meal plan SAVES time in the long run. I don’t need to reach for a protein bar of poor taste and quality. I know that I can use very few ingredients to create delicious food and good food makes an enormous difference on how I feel throughout the day. The workbook and youtube channel are chock-full of great recipes and ideas. Cooking is fun and having a system, a day to go shopping, and cook meals for the week is surprisingly an easy routine. I used to feel anxiety about having to bring in food for social functions. Since several people in the class have made these recipes, I know that they are delicious and do not require a big-time commitment. Thank you for showing me that I can make and eat healthy meals every day that will save me time and money!
The Eat to Thrive 10-week program provides support and motivation, as well as inspiring a passion for living a plant-based lifestyle. This program is lifechanging. It has changed my life and that of my husband. It is so empowering to know that there is a program that has the ability to control one’s journey in so many ways simply by making the right choices. A big thank you to all the speakers for sharing their insight and light. Tom Lindsley, Joe Lucier and Jonathan Fang really made an impact. The action steps they suggested have been so helpful to me in achieving my goals. Betsy, thank you for being an amazing teacher, facilitator, mentor, and Zoom Host. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to learn and grow with you and my new friends. A big thank you to River Hayes for her hard work and preparation as the technical assistant in making our 10-week program a success.
I’ve had a total of 11 cardiac events in my life. I literally was on the cusp of death. I changed to a plant-based diet through the Eat to Thrive method and I’ve seen astounding results. I haven’t had a heart attack in 3 years and Im trying to make sure more people can live as healthily as I am and I want them to play golf with me four times a week.
I have been living with Type II diabetes since I served in the Navy. Then I was blindsided with polycystic ovarian syndrome. I decided to change my diet to plant-based live food. I lost 30 pounds and my energy level and outlook have completely changed. My general health is monumentally improved and I am so grateful for the Eat to Thrive program.
I have achieved my objectives for the Eat to Thrive program. My first objective was to eat healthier and incorporate more raw foods in my life. Since my thyroid problem began, I felt so bad, I did not sleep well and my hormone level went down radically. My new plant-based raw food lifestyle has accelerated my recovery as shown by recent blood tests. My second objective was to incorporate more exercise into my life. I now go to the gym to do Zumba on Saturdays and Yoga on Sundays. I’m determined to improve more every day and do more exercises. My third objective was to sleep better. I no longer use any pills to sleep.
The impact on my personal and professional life is that I’m going to continue promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping my own family to eat better. Also, I want to promote Health and Wellness in my fellowships in Vida Real Church. As a Family Advocate, I will bring this curriculum to families.
In the Eat to Thrive program, I felt a very warm connection with classmates who have my same medical challenges. For example, two of my classmates were talking with me that they had some thyroid problems in the past. They shared that they had the same pain in the chest as I do. I felt so grateful to hear that because I thought that nobody felt like that besides myself.
I love the demonstrations because we can learn from each other. I like the wheatgrass demonstration with Randy Jacobs, owner of Life Force Growers, who showed us how to plant our own seeds.
My plan for the future is to continue educating myself and teaching others to change their old habits of eating. I will work with my Hispanic community and teach them about a healthier lifestyle.
Thanks for the opportunity to learn about the benefits of eating healthy and how to prepare the food.