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BARB K.

DIR. HUMAN RESOURCES & QUALITY ASSURANCE/MOTHER

My journey with Nadine has changed my life! During our time together she helped me become more aware of both positive and negative influences on my body. I learned to look at the scale different, and although the scale is important, it is now just a tool in my toolkit and not a sole indicator of my progress. Nadine has helped me reflect on my personal goals and held me accountable to my own self-sabotaging behaviours. I have learned to slow down and listen to my body, how it is reacting to situations and food, what is it telling me, but above all to nourish my body not just satisfy hunger, boredom or anxiety. Nadine builds a relationship with you helping to create a safe place to look at your wellness in a holistic manner and help you to put all your life’s pieces together and how they affect your body. I am truly grateful for all that I have learned and will continue to learn because of my time time with Nadine.

 JAIME F.

TEACHER/MOTHER OF 2

Transformation Challenge can mean so many things to so many people. It could mean a transformation physically, emotionally, or spiritually. That is what Nadine’s challenges do for me. When I started the challenge I knew I was in an emotionally darker place than normal. I also knew from past experience with Nadine that taking care of my physical being was a first step in overcoming my emotional needs I was experiencing. This transformation challenge has been just that for me. I struggled through this whole 12 weeks because my mind was telling me two things…..”eat already, feel better” and “don’t eat! You will feel like crap”. I knew if I ate what I wanted that it would be a temporary fix, like an addict getting his/her fix on drugs. I knew that eating a bag of chips would give me the temporary fix I was looking for, the high. But I also knew through Nadine’s coaching that my emotional needs were not being met. I was merely putting a chip bandaid on my heart. The transformation for me comes from within. In order for me to stop the cycle of emotional eating I need to deal with what is inside. The only way I could realize that was Nadine holding me accountable weekly. I couldn’t just turn to food to feel better. I needed to do better for myself: physically, emotionally and spiritually. I started counselling, going to church, working out, taking baths, reading books, and eating for my health. I know it’s a journey, one that will never be over. You have to deal with what is going on inside before you can be happy on the outside. The weight loss for me reveals an emotionally vulnerability but also a physical confidence that helps me to continue to push on.

LISA HUCK

6-WEEK TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE WINNER

I have to say that I feel like I’ve had my greatest success during this 6 week challenge. I had huge breakthroughs and incredible AHA moments, and I feel that I have reclaimed my life!  My meal and training plans were fantastic, but it was really Nadine’s coaching and support that truly made a difference. I joined the challenge because I was lost, unhappy and stuck in a rut. During one of our webinars dealing with body image, Nadine helped me understand that the body I had created had served a purpose. It had done exactly what I had needed and asked of it at the time, but I was now ready to step back into the world and live again and create a new me. This was a HUGE moment for me. I was able to thank my body for protecting me and giving me exactly what I needed and I apologized for the abuse I had inflicted on myself. I gained a new understanding and was able to see the purpose in my journey, and with that, I was able to let it go. I feel like a brand new, improved version of myself! Nadine has been supporting me for a long time, while working together and even after. This is one of the most important benefits of working with Nadine as a coach. She truly cares about each and every client and goes the extra mile to help you on your journey. Nadine is an expert in training and meal planning but her knowledge of eating psychology and her ability to hear her clients completely without judgement is what makes her coaching unique and successful. I can’t get over how much better I feel and I am so grateful for Nadine’s help. I’m excited to see where I can go from here!

ILANA Z.

6-WEEK TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE WINNER

I started this 6 week challenge very motivated, although I must admit I was a bit skeptical. I just didn’t really know what to expect. Well, I now can say it was a priceless experience. I’ve done mean plans in the past and followed counting calories, but this was different. I was learning what I was eating, when I was eating and why. I wasn’t mindlessly following something I didn’t really understand, I really had to think about it and it has given me so much confidence to eat right and nourish my body. It feels great!! I now feel like I can put together healthy and delicious meals on my own and I know it makes me feels so much better. I enjoyed my chats with Nadine and I appreciate that she dug a little deeper. Deeper into the why. I’ve done a lot of reflection this past 6 weeks and had learned more about myself. I look forward to continuing to work with Nadine. I have truly enjoyed the support, accountability, encouragement, empowerment and advice. Thank you!  

MICHELLE S.

12-WEEK TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE WINNER

It’s hard to find the words to describe the last 12 weeks with Nadine. I have seen so many changes, my confidence has grown, I realize that I’m valuable and worthy, I’m learning to love myself, I have more energy, I sleep better, I have more patience, and I’m overall a happier person and I have lost almost 26 pounds!! Nadine helped me realize how important it is to be present, to be mindful, in everyday things, like eating, and to have balance in my life.  I’ve learned how important self care and positive self talk are. That it’s okay to take time for myself, it doesn’t make me a bad wife or parent for putting myself first.  Over the last 12 weeks Nadine has helped me with my emotional eating and binge eating. I’ve dealt with feelings during the challenge that in the past I would have ate my way through.  Those are life changing moments! I’ve tried many diets and plans trying to lose weight. This is the first time I’ve stuck with anything for any length of time, I’ve had a few bumps in the road, but they’ve added to the experience. I’ve learned and grown from each bump.   I’ve proven to myself with hard work and dedication, anything is possible, and if I fall, I get back up, there’s no need to stay down. The last 12 weeks have been life changing.

JOSINE K.

ENGINEER/CONSULTANT/MOTHER

Wow, 6 weeks flew by!  So to start I have been giving a lot of thought to your comment to be mindful about “swinging so far” or having an “all or nothing” mindset. I am now realizing I am this way not only in terms of diet & fitness but with everything in my life (work, relationships, even the little things I do.)  I don’t think twice about staying up to 3am to finish a report for work and or even to do my so called leisure activities but then I find I need lots of down time to counter this ‘all in’ time.  Also, I don’t handle stress very well so living my life like this puts me on an emotional roller coaster. The ‘work hard & play hard’ mantra isn’t working for me.
So for the past few weeks of the challenge I’ve been extremely busy with my job – it is all consuming but maybe this has been a blessing in disguise.  Initially I went into my usual mode of being ‘all out’ with everything else in my life (i.e. binging & wanting to quit challenge, turning into a bitchy mom/wife) but since then I’ve really tried to focus on not ‘swinging’.  I can’t change the situation at work, but it is only short term so instead I tried to achieve balance. That meant less pressure on myself, looking at my to do list more realistically from a perspective of my own best interest (key!) to decide what can slide a bit and what is important to keep my stress levels in check (happy kids important, clean house not and for example on the weekend we went to the mountains and I skipped the gym ..and yes I ate some s’mores) …but the success is that this provided the stress relief I needed without having too swinging too far in the ‘bad’ direction.  This is a pretty big win for me.  I would have liked to hit my goal of 220lbs and had I pushed harder these last two weeks I probably would have but then I’d also probably be crashing big time right now.  So to conclude I feel it has been a successful 6 weeks.

CHRISTINA G.

GOVERNMENT/MOTHER

For the last few years I’ve been dealing with some health issues and wasn’t practicing proper self care, such as being physically active and eating properly. This year I made a goal to work on my physical, mental, and emotional health. In January of this year I was the heaviest I’ve ever been and it was at that time I started attending workout classes at Studio Pilates. It was through Studio Pilates that I heard about this challenge and after listening to Nadine’s webinar on the Mind Body Nutrition approach I decided to join. 

I like that Nadine is Passionate about TEACHING women how to overcome their body image issues and how to change their relationship with food. I am someone who needs an accountability partner and I’ve found the weekly checkins and webinars to be extremely helpful in keeping me motivated. My goal isn’t to lose a ton of weight, I’m more focussed on being as healthy as I can be. I have lost some weight over the last 6 weeks and that is just an added bonus. 

ROBIN W.

TEACHER/MOTHER

What a wonderful 6 weeks! This challenge is just what my mind and body needed. This year has been a very challenging one due to aging parents and this challenge happened at just the right time. My body was lacking nourishment and love from me and Nadine provided me with her knowledge, wisdom and support. Needless to say, my body is very grateful for ALL the food and care. Thanks Nadine to teaching me to look after myself again!

 JOANNE M.

MANAGER/MOTHER

I am a 46-year-old female with a busy lifestyle, who has struggled to eat properly for years. I have been up and down over my lifetime, but mostly up, up and up some more since hitting my forties. I feel like I have tried everything; no-carb, no-sugar, juice cleanse, personal training, starving and calorie counting never to achieve lasting results. I have utilized exercise to manage stress for years but missed understanding the importance of
proper eating habits to fuel the body and mind.
I was immediately attracted to Nadine’s program as it offers a combination of coaching, meal planning and exercise. I was intimidated to reach out, as I was concerned about another failure. I listened to that voice in my head and sent off an email in spite of my
reservations. Nadine got right back to me and we scheduled a video chat. After speaking with her, I knew this was something I should do. The past six weeks have been enlightening. I feel better than I ever have and intend to continue on this positive path. I have lost unwanted pounds and gained strength. Most
importantly, my mind and attitude are in a better place. I love Nadine’s approach to creating a healthy lifestyle.

JOLANTA L.

MOTHER/DIRECTOR/CURRENTLY WORKING ON HER MASTERS

The last 6 weeks have flown by however, there were many lessons learned and habits that, thanks to Nadine, I am able to carry forward.  Seven weeks ago when I decided to join the challenge, I was feeling exhausted, I ate whenever I was hungry (which led to poor eating choices) further leading to my weight getting out of control.  Stress from work, courses that I’m taking to complete my Masters and evenings full of driving kids around left me exhausted.   In one word, I felt defeated.  Working with Nadine throughout the 6 Week Challenge, helped get my eating back on track and to take note of what “fuel” I was putting into my body. She is not only a phenomenal trainer, she cares about the well being of her clients and is extremely supportive. She helped me stay on tack in reaching my goal while reminding me that it’s not just the number on the scale, it’s my emotional well being that’s important in helping me achieve my goal and once reached, to maintain.  Thanks Nadine. I look forward to continuing our relationship and your support as I move closer to my goal. 

NATALIE P.

BUSINESS OWNER/MOM OF 2

I took on the 6 week challenge (18 consecutive weeks with Nadine) to further program my mind and body from old habits. I am the poster child of fad diets and the queen of self sabotage, therefore, had reasonable doubt and needed to be absolutely sure my body entrusted me and my new lifestyle. Within these 18 weeks I have recognized 4-5 times the old version of myself would have sabotaged my progress and ultimately my #1 goal – to feel better in my skin (confident, focused, glowing), while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have learned to treat myself and have control in branded social settings – knowing that I will stay the course and on track in the following hours / days. It is so easy to get caught in the downward spiral we’ve all experienced! My journey will continue to evolve but I can almost guarantee that Nadine’s program will align anyone with their goals IF they’re willing to consider all of the elements.

ANG S.

CONSULTANT

My story begins in 2015. I was experiencing some health issues and I did the only thing in my control, to transform my body and nutrition.  I started a 12-week transformational journey with Nadine. She was very supportive and catered to my needs at that time, including face numbness, periods of dizziness, double vision and balance issues.  I did transform my body and I lost 75 lbs.  At the end of 12-weeks transformational journey, I was hospitalized for 7 days and I finally got a diagnosis to my health issues that I had been dealing with for 18 months.  I have an autoimmune disease called Multiple Sclerosis (MS). My immune system attacks the protective layer that covers the nerves and causes communication problems between my brain and the rest of my body.  My life has changed dramatically and I have had many up and down struggles over the last four years, having a lifelong disease, but I have kept the weight off and I have also become mentally stronger along the way.  My nutritional needs have changed in the last 2 years so I decided to go Pescatarian (a vegetarian that eats fish and eggs occasionally).   I joined Nadine’s 6-week Challenge to continue my transformational journey in effort to get my nutritional needs back on track and get into a regular workout routine.  Over the last 6 weeks, Nadine has taught us some valuable lessons about nutrition, mind and body wellness, and has continually been there to provide us with support and guidance without judgement.  My focus in the 6-week challenge was different than my 2015 transformational journey, that resulted in several ‘aha’ moments, which has prevented me from reverting to my old habits by taking the easy way out and has given me the motivation to push myself beyond my comfort zone. I can add the lessons Nadine has taught us to my tool box and I can reference these tools when I find myself veering off track with my transformational journey.  I am delighted to say, with a little disbelief, that I have lost the weight of a small human totaling 89.5 lbs lost throughout my transformational journeys with Nadine.  I am not only proud of my transformational achievements, I am also very grateful to have Nadine in my life as a coach, mentor, and friend.

AMANDA CULVER

TEACHER

I have worked with a few different coaches, developing bad habits with food and the scale, and Nadine is the only one who checked in on how I was feeling and put my mental health as a top priority. Nadine helped me develop an understanding of what my body needed, and she knew what I needed before I was even able to see it. Although my progress on the scale was slow, my emotional progress was insane! Once the emotional health was getting the attention it needed, the physical progress started to follow. On top of that, she has created a supportive community of badass women who support and motivate each other. I can’t express how thankful I am to have worked with Nadine. She has helped me get in touch with my body and my mind, and it’s crazy to think that there was such a disconnect between the two for so long.

LINDSAY JEAN

HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST

I’ve been an emotional eater my whole life and obsessed with the scale. A low number had me thinking I could go on a binge because I was doing well, while a high or stagnant number had me struggling to stay on track because “what was the point?” Nadine helped me lose 80+ pounds and reclaim my confidence. I don’t know an exact number anymore because I’ve stopped stepping on the scale. She’s taught me how to recognize my emotional triggers and deal with them in a healthier way. And how to reach out for help. If you’re ready to change your life, Nadine is the most non-judgmental, caring and knowledgeable person to help you do that.

JAMIE BURKE

MOTHER

Before I contacted Nadine I was an emotional roller coaster. I suffered from food anxiety and it controlled every part of my day and life. I had dizzy spells that never went away and I would binge just to feel better. I felt like I was always waling in a fog. My binging was every day and quickly I was gaining weight. I was miserable and moody. I always had the feeling of disgust and anger because my old habits of binge eating would not stop. My relationship with foods was horrible. I developed an unhealthy relationship with the scale and I would weigh myself multiple times in a day. My mood would be set for the day depending on that stupid scale. I was over training in the gym to help fix the weight gain. The more weight I put on the more exercising I would do. I was mentally exhausted.

Joining up with Nadine, the first week I got my clarity back. The fog was gone. I said goodbye to being dizzy and learned how to have balance. I learned how to look at food as fuel for my body and if I wanted a treat it was okay. And if I slipped up, I was taught it was okay and we are human and it happens. No food was off limits. I learned how to fix the things I could control and to accept the things I could not. My mindset changed to see the positive things of myself and I started to not notice my flaws anymore. My body image grew in a positive way, my weight dropped and everything started to change. I have never felt so alive, I have never felt so free, and my family and my husband got their mom and wife back. My mind is strong and I am free! I love myself again and I am so ever grateful.

SUZANNE SUTTON

CLINICAL SAFETY LEADER & MOTHER

I have had the opportunity to work with many personal trainers over the years but I have to say, as far as I am concerned, Nadine is one of a kind. Her coaching goes far beyond weights, reps and macros, it goes to the core of it all. And when I say core, it would be logical to assume abs but it’s truly more, it’s the root of it all. Nadine understands that we are all at the point of wanting, needing the change, but the change that we think we want is only the tip of the iceberg. To truly reach the success in changing our bodies, it must first come from changing our minds and our mindset. Because Nadine understands this key, she takes it upon herself to understand each of her clients and what their block maybe – whether that is food, relationships, self-love or all of the above. When you work with Nadine it becomes very obvious, very quickly that she will go the extra mile to get to that core and will work with you to release and heal it in order to pave the way to the success of becoming healthy, fitter and most importantly, happier your mind, body and soul. You will never regret working with this amazing and beautiful person.

MEGHAN SWEDISH

CONTRACT MANAGER

I was so nervous to contact Nadine about using her as a coach. When I looked at how strong, successful and beautiful Nadine and her clients were I didn’t think I was good enough to have Nadine as a coach. It took me a year to contact Nadine, when I did she was kind and responsive. After working with Nadine for over six months I cannot even remember the “me” that thought like that. Nadine has improved my confidence, how I think about myself, and her nutrition and training programs have changed my life. I no longer resort to extreme diets and exercise to lose weight. Nadine has retrained me how to listen to my body, how to live a healthy lifestyle and how to treat all healthy foods as good for me including carbs and fat and developed a training program that works for me.

STACEY O’CONNELL

OILFIELD WIFE & MOTHER

Nadine Dumas. This single person has had such an incredible impact on not only my body, but me as a person. I contacted Nadine and in a month we began working together on my nutrition. That was 3 years ago! Since then I have gone through the hardest most trying events in my life. I’ve fallen time and time again and I can always count on her. Whether I am working with her at the moment or not she is there for me.

She listens. She asks me all the right questions with no judgement when she receives the answers. In a way she knows me better than my closest friends or even my Mom! Does she know how to kick your butt into shape and make you eat well? Yes. Is she an ear to listen, an outside perspective you can rely on, someone that has nothing but your well-being at heart? Yes, over and over again, yes. She keeps me in check in every way when I can’t do it for myself. She is the person that I go to when I have big issues and I know she cares. I know she has my best interest at heart. You think you’re just hiring a coach to get fit or eat better when you first contact Nadine, but she gets to the root of what is really happening in your body, life and mind.

STACY FOSTER

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

What I appreciate about Nadine is that she takes her training and understanding of eating psychology very seriously. Her guidance and approach are giving me the tools to change a cycle of anxiety, binge eating, weight gain and low self-esteem. I’m learning to let go of diets and quick fixes that allow me to feel like I’m in control of my fear of abandonment and loneliness. She’s helping me choose myself in a healthy way without avoiding the real emotional work that needs to happen so that I don’t continually lose and regain weight.

I’m only at the start of my coaching journey with her and I see the differences in the way that I choose foods that nourish me instead of sabotage me. My only responsibility to Nadine is to be honest and open minded with her. She isn’t disappointed in me and she champions my growth at every step even when it doesn’t reflect so on the scale. Her goal with me is that I learn how to champion myself so that the weight loss is just the after effect of the positive choices in flexible eating plan that I make and not because she’s given me a strict diet I’m excited and proud to be in partnership with such a strong and brave woman.

STACEY MISKOLCZI

POLICE OFFICER

Nadine is more than a nutritionist/coach. She is a friend. She treats each of her clients like that. Her approach is heartfelt and genuine and you can tell that thru every email or message she sends. She honestly truly cares for her clients. Through good days and bad days or when I fall off my wagon (which happens a lot) she is there . . . not judging but encouraging. She gets that people are human and makes mistakes and life is tough and full of challenges. She has helped me view food in a different way which stems back from eating disorders I have suffered in the past. She gets to know you….what makes you happy, what are your stresses, what makes us tick. She has taught me that there are so many factors that cause our body to function the way they do and to appreciate my body and that I can enjoy things in life without worrying about how many calories there are. She made me dig deep and gave me the strength to face my demons that were causing me to be the way I was and for my body to not want change. There are no words I can could ever say to show my appreciation for what she has done for me. Her support and guidance has done wonders and I attribute my success to her.

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