I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to receive a Home Study Course from Tracie Hittman Nutrition and to share my experience with you.
After having my baby 6 months ago, I started to have some minor health annoyances…lack of energy, full body eczema (yuck!), food sensitivities and other little things that I would probably just ignore if it was just one or two issues alone. I got pretty frustrated by it all and found myself researching to find a “natural” way to solve my issues. I knew it most likely had to do with what I was eating.
I thought I was eating pretty healthy and I did not want to do anything extreme because I was still nursing. So after a suggestion from my doctor to go gluten-free or very low carb for little bit, I was fortunate to come across Tracie Hittman Nutrition and learn about her Change Your Plate Change Your Life Home Study Course and Recipe Collection and realized that all my symptoms were my body’s “check engine lights” trying to tell me something was not right.
“Our bodies are actually built to respond to internal problems by giving us “warning” signs (or what I refer to as “check engine lights”) when things aren’t going quite right. Unfortunately, when the warning signs start to go off, most of us either ignore them for a while or schedule an appointment….and then walk out of the doctor’s office without much of an explanation and a prescription in hand.”
The Home Study Course includes:
- 8 week series DVD course with over 9 hours of teaching – will show you how to make simple changes can heal your metabolism, balance your blood sugar, cut cravings, improve mood and energy and decrease inflammation
- A 145-page nutrition manual – Review sheets, shopping tips, scheduling your way to health and easy to follow explanations of how your body processes and utilizes cholesterol and thyroid hormones
- Newly released Recipe Collection - Over 100 recipes that are junk, soy and gluten free and includes recipes/ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
Now I will admit, that I am only half way through the course, but I have watched the first 3 DVDs at least 2-3 times each. Watching the DVD’s is like sitting in on her weekly class, except I am in the privacy of my own home. She is easy to listen to and I love all the information she gives. She is big on history and researching why we eat the way we do now and then shares all her findings. I love learning the history! At the end of each DVD she does a nice wrap up and gives a challenge/homework for everyone to do before the next session. I really appreciate this because it can be a little overwhelming after listening to all the information to know where to start and she points you in the right direction.
Another fun thing about having the DVDs around is that I can watch them whenever and wherever. At first I would watch the DVDs away from everyone else in the office, but I began playing them on our main TV in the middle of the house, and I started to notice that the rest of my family was listening, too. It has opened up some fun conversations with my children and I have noticed that even my husband has started to make better food choices. I am learning that healthy changes are a lot easier to make when everyone understands the reason why it is important.
I also love having the manual to go along with it. I take it with me everywhere I go and if I have a few minutes I pop it out to read a couple pages of the future lessons. It is nice to be able to see everything in writing, too, because I will usually catch something that I missed when listening to the DVDs the first time.
The Recipe Collection has been a neat little addition. The recipes are simple and quick, which is perfect for someone like me who ends up skipping meals because I run out of time to prepare something before I have to run out the door. Since I have received the recipe’s I have not skipped a breakfast, yet!
I have really been enjoying this and will share more of my experience as I am going through the course. If you happen to know me, I have probably already shared with you my excitement! To learn more about her program, check out her site ItsYourPlate.com. She also offers a FREE mini-e-book of the Top 5 Power Foods and a FREE 7-day meal plan when you sign up for her newsletter (on the right sidebar).
** Product was received to help facilitate this review and did not influence my opinions in any way. All opinions are 100% my own!