Live a fulfilled and satiated life… without dieting, hunger, or failure!
Are you sick and tired of failing diet after diet?
Are you done with obsessing over calories and points and eliminating something as natural as fruit from your diet?
You may feel resigned to your fate of battling with food and your health. You may think you have no “will power,” you have “bad genes” or that you are destined to take medication for every ailment.
Are you ready to take control of your health and eliminate digestive problems, inflammation and other diet related illnesses?
Do you want to age well and regain energy and vitality?
Start with a Clean-ish Clarifying Conversation
The Clean-ish Clarifying Conversation is a FREE consultation in which we:
Clarify your health and wellness goals
Define your vision of a healthier, more energetic you!
Go over advice and tips highlighting simple steps you can take to achieve your goals.
I finally feel comfortable in my skin again.
“I really thought I had healthy habits. I worked out, ate well, and I thought I was getting good sleep. However, over the past couple of years, I noticed the weight started slowly creeping up on me again. I knew it was time to do something different… Something had to change. I contacted Susan to help me out. Throughout my time, I had to make some realizations… Some were hard and others not. Through some careful examination and weekly goals and intentions, I have never felt better inside and outside! I finally feel comfortable in my skin again and I feel well equipped to deal with my “ish” moments. My clothes fit better, I feel healthier physically and emotionally. This is a completely doable lifestyle change!
Thank you so much Susan!”
– Ashley Brown
I am finally making lifestyle changes that will actually stick.
“I have been working with Susan for about six weeks now. During this time, she has helped me make several small changes that have helped me to eat better and feel better about myself. But I think the biggest transformation that has come about as the result of our coaching sessions has been a shift in my thinking regarding food. I have gained and lost weight (mostly gained) all my life. My biggest obstacle has not been a lack of knowledge, it has been a lack of consistency. I’ll do really well for a while, but if I mess up just once, I tend to throw in the towel. Then I feel bad about myself for a while until my feeling bad prompts me to start again. Susan helped me see that this all-or-nothing mentality is thwarting my efforts at making lasting change. When I, for whatever reason, eat something that I shouldn’t eat, she will tell me, ‘Let it go and do better today.’
She has taught me that it’s okay to eat the things I love in moderation, but that I have to be intentional about it and control what I eat instead of letting what I eat (or the emotions behind it) control me. It’s great to be able to plan for an indulgence, but it’s not great when I indulge in something unhealthy for emotional reasons. Holding me accountable, and asking me questions that lead me to dig deeper about why I make bad choices, has had a huge impact on the way I view and live a healthy lifestyle.
It is uncomfortable sometimes to be honest about what I’ve eaten, especially when it hasn’t been so good. But the results are well worth the discomfort. Since beginning my coaching with Susan, I have lost 13 pounds! But more importantly, I feel like I am finally making lifestyle changes that will actually stick. I am learning to plan ahead, to be intentional about my indulgences, and to shift my focus when I’m tempted to make bad choices. I feel like I am finally on the right path and I have never felt more in control. I can’t recommend Susan’s coaching sessions and her practical approach to clean eating highly enough!”
– Margo Holder
I finally feel like I’m in control again.
“I met Susan 8 weeks ago at the suggestion of a friend after hearing that I was struggling with losing weight, despite having started a new workout routine. I was a skeptic. I told myself that I didn’t lack the knowledge of how to eat well, so the best that could come of it was a few new recipes. What I didn’t realize was that all the knowledge in the world does no good without the ability to utilize it. Susan has taught me something I never thought possible – how to live a clean-ish life on a budget with extremely limited time -and be successful at it.
I refer to Susan not as my nutritionist but my health coach. She has opened my eyes to how the quality of every area of my life affects my choices with food. My self esteem has always been pretty low, especially the last five years as my weight as steadily increased to its heaviest ever, and it wasn’t until these last few weeks that I realized how I subconsciously talk to myself drives what I consume and how I’m able to control emotional eating.
What I love about Susan’s concept is that there is room for those foods we all think we will have to live without, whether it’s wine or cake or pasta, as long as we make the deliberate choice to partake wisely in the “ISH” and plan for it. Emotions should never drive my food choices because that is when I find myself failing and it turns into a negative, downhill spiral. The best part is I don’t have to count calories, points, or ounces in order to give myself that little bit of freedom. I finally feel like I’m in control again.
In the past 8 weeks, I’ve dropped 12 pounds and one pant size. I’m at my lowest weight in two years and expect that to continue in the right direction. Susan has helped me learn to be consistent in my planning, rational in my choices, and shape clean eating to fit my life. For once, I truly understand what it means to make a lifestyle change!”
– Robin Harrington
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be geographically near you to work with you?
Absolutely not! I work remotely with most clients. You can be anywhere in the world. As long as you have an internet connection, we can work together.
How long until I see/feel results?
This is based on how closely you adhere to recommendations and the clean to -ish ratio you adopt. Each plan is tailored to meet clients where they are. I work with clients to set the appropriate pace for them. Success over time is more important that immediate results. It’s a marathon and not a sprint.
Will I need to give up all junk foods?
No, the -ish allows you to have some indulgences but over time you will be so happy eating clean that you will find you want less and less of your -ish food.
Do you work with businesses?
Yes, I do corporate wellness presentations and coaching. Contact me for information.
Susan’s Recent Posts
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I started my journey as a vegan on the countdown to my 50th birthday, back in June. It has been about two months and when this is posted on the 10th or 11th I will be one or two days away from my BIG birthday! So people, myself included, are asking what next? Will you...read more
My latest discovery is kombu, an edible kelp found in the expansive kelp forests in the world's oceans. This seaweed absorbs a wide variety of nutrients, qualifying it as a "super food." How super is it? Well... 1. Kombu is a gas blaster. Eat your beans with kombu and...read more
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I have never been physically huge, but I’ve ALWAYS struggled with my self image. In my family, thin was a way of life. My mom berated my dad when he became overweight and shamed him with the candy wrappers she found in his car. My oldest sister struggled with her weight until adulthood. My other sister was bulimic and she passed away in her 40’s. I have always loved to eat, (just like my dad), and also suffer from hypoglycemia when my blood sugar drops causing true “hanger” (hunger + anger) since way before that was a thing.
Starting in my twenties I bounced from one new diet to the next. Atkins, South beach, Suzanne Somers, Weight Watchers, The Whole30, Paleo and everything in between!!! I’ve never lasted. I was often motivated yet lacked what I thought was “will power”. I’d lose a few pounds, then cheat as a reward…before I knew it I was eating Cheetos and Costco hot dogs. Seriously! I was raised with an awareness of healthy eating, however more processed and fast foods than I considered healthy had snuck their way onto my plate.
My big awakening came when I was simultaneously taking a nutrition class, and working out with a trainer at the gym. I told the trainer I’d like to lose a few. She sent me her version of what I call a starvation diet. It was then that I had my “aha” moment! I refused to start another plan that I was doomed to fail. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I already knew so much about nutrition, portion control, and clean eating from years of personal research, trial and error. I already had a lot of experience with cooking having graduated from culinary school in the 90’s. I decided to weave the pieces together that made the most intuitive sense to me. Clean-ish Living became the core of how I cook and eat and has irrefutably changed my relationship with food forever.