"I've only been part of The Healthy Edge for a short while (maybe a year or so) and while I definitely haven't arrived (who has?) and there's much I still want to improve upon, I can clearly recognize that I'm a different person because of you and The Healthy Edge. I don't say that many things are "life-changing," but THE is one of them that gets the "life-changing" label. Not only do I feel less intimidated in the kitchen (I've started trusting myself more and measuring less), but I feel safer in the kitchen. I'm not talking about the running-with-scissors sort of safe, but the sort of safe that empowers me to make smart choices.Prior to joining THE, I wasn't someone who appeared to be unhealthy by society's standards; however, the internal battle with food, day in and day out, the shame and guilt I carried and sometimes still feel, created unhealthy habits and thought patterns. I honestly get teary-eyed thinking about the mental changes I notice in myself, and am even more emotional when I think about how these changes will affect my children's relationship with food. As a recovering perfectionist, I continue to feel such a relief when you remind us that perfection is the lowest standard we can hold ourselves to. I smile a little bit each time you tell us that there doesn't have to be a party each time we eat. I think of all of the other Healthy Edgers when I'm trying to meet my water goals (social anyone?). And I'm trying my best to incorporate a word I learned from you and think is cute and funny--yummo! Thank you Amber for listening to the Lord and doing what He purposed for you to do. You are changing lives and this life is forever grateful. Oh happy day!"Cat W.
"I have just completed my first 8 weeks of Healthy Edge with health coach Julie Bass and two other dynamic women in our group. I, like most of us have tried every “diet” under the sun including a gastric bypass surgery 9 years ago. I have never learned to really eat so that I am feeding my body what it needs to be healthy. The focus has always been how it looks, not how it feels.
With the Healthy Edge I feel great! But not only has it helped me to be at the size I want, it has helped me to understand the emotional traps I so easily have fallen into. I have a son with a mental illness who has been a recluse in his room for around 20 years. Because I keep healthy food prepared he has been eating a much healthier diet. I have seen a new person evolve in him in the past 6 weeks. He loves the food I have been preparing and he is coming out of his room and actually visits with my husband and myself. He has even left the house to walk the dogs! This may not sound like much but I don’t know this vibrant person with this glorious smile! It brings me to tears what my change in eating has done for him!
I am so thankful to this program that has been laid out before me over the past 8 weeks. Now that I have completed the lessons on getting my emotional eating intact and learning to read labels and eating to nourish my body I am ready to start this journey to a healthy life. Thank you Healthy Edge!"
"When I first heard my friend was putting together a group to do the Healthy Edge with a health coach (Julie Bass), I sort of shrugged it off. After all, like many people, I had tried every kind of diet under the sun. Pretty sure I would have a healthy chunk of the stock market if I had invested all the money I have spent on diets, schemes, gyms, classes, books (OMG the books!) and so on and so on. I was also tired of trying. I have lost and gained the same 50 lbs. over and over again. Every time that it came back (plus some); it would take a big chunk out of my heart. It was horribly depressing and I considered myself to be a failure. I might as well just accept that I’m going to be fat the rest of my life.
I decided to do Amber’s 7 day challenge; it was free after all, nothing to lose! And I found that I really liked what Amber was saying and it seemed like what I needed to hear. So, I decided to join the small group lead by Julie – with two other women. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Those messages from Amber every week hit HOME, boy did they ever! There wasn’t one week when I didn’t shed tears. Why? Because I found the truth – in those lessons. For the first time looking at WHY I did things the way I did. Why I made the choices I did and the best part…realizing that I could CHANGE.
I am really very grateful that Julie is my Healthy Edge coach. She is an incredibly empathetic person who is genuine in her quest to help others. I wasn’t sure what the value of having a health coach would really be, but I know now that it’s exactly what I needed. It’s quite apparent to me that I would’ve continued on my same path of eating, of feeling badly about myself, of wanting to give up. With Julie’s support and The Healthy Edge I see a different path!! For the first time in my life maybe!! I am excited about food again, about being active, about living life to the fullest. I have made a lifelong friend in Julie, and I’m so grateful that she is going to be there for me on my journey. And here’s the big revelation that makes me tear up just writing the words…. I GOT THIS. "
"I became a mother for the first time in October 2014. While I was so blessed to have been able to carry a healthy and beautiful baby girl, I was left with a body that wasn't familiar to me.
Not only did I have weight to lose, I had work to do on getting to the bottom of why I had the body image issues I've had for years - and ultimately how to change those belief systems.
Kara, my Healthy Edge Coach, held my hand through the process of overcoming these belief systems. Not only did she teach me the fundamentals of clean eating, she had tons of knowledge on clean living overall. She was always full of ideas on how to get a workout in, dinner ideas for the week, or a recommendation for a healthier household product for myself or my family.
I truly feel that the knowledge I gained during the 8 week Healthy Edge journey will stay with me for a lifetime. I would highly recommend working with a rock star Healthy Edge coach, like Kara! YOU ARE WORTH IT!"
Meghan, Phoenix AZ