Hi, my name is Chris Kramer. I’ve gotta share a secret with you. I may be a health coach now, but that wasn’t always the case.
In fact, if someone had told me 10 years ago I’d be interested in nutrition and making a living helping people lose weight and keep it off, I would have laughed.
I mean, I was the girl who ate pizza, fried chicken, pasta and anything I wanted when my kids were growing up. Exercise? Me? Sweat? Too much work! It was hard enough just trying to keep three small humans alive, much less trying to eat healthy for myself, too. Especially when I didn’t have that experience growing up. We were the family who ate second and third helpings, didn’t count calories, and drank soda instead of water. Nobody ever told me I was supposed to eat food that is healthy and nourishing. I had no idea how to eat well, or even where to start!
So what the heck happened to turn my nutrition train wreck into success? I got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I tried many weight loss programs, lost and regained countless pounds, and even came to like exercise; but I still didn’t really know what I was doing. I started Tae Kwon Do with my kids and got into really good shape, but was still the self-titled “big girl.” I was doing everything the TV ads, mainstream news articles, and government sponsored nutrition pyramid told me to do, yet I was still overweight. I finally had enough! I decided to take charge of my own life and health, found a free tracking website, and started working out at least a little bit every day. The weight finally started coming off!
People started asking me how I did it and I tried to direct them to that free website, but they always had some excuse about why they couldn’t use it: too much information, too many ads, too much work, etc. I decided that if people wouldn’t take advantage of a free website and help themselves, then I would go to school, learn how to help people lose weight, and make a living at my new passion. I wanted to help those who were like the old me, fat, tired, overwhelmed and clueless, with nowhere to turn for help.
Fast forward 10 years, 85 pounds lost, thousands of research hours, thousands of dollars in education, one degree, a Health Coaching certification, medical weight loss center experience, and many clients later, I’ve combined all my personal experience and professional expertise in a powerful solution that can finally show you how to lose weight naturally even if you have been eating a “healthy” diet and exercising like a fiend without real results. Even when you don’t have a lot of money to spend on yourself or time to read every health and wellness article out there.
EVEN if you’ve tried everything else and failed.
Ready to finally lose that excess weight for good? Let’s get started!
Chris Kramer, Weight Loss Specialist, CHHC, AADP
A PROMISE TO MY CLIENTS:
I will never expect you to be perfect. Ever.
I will tell you you’re worth it until you actually believe it.
I will pester you with smiley faces all the time.
I will never tell you that you can’t eat cake, but I will make you own your choices and help you figure out how to eat it in moderation.
As a reformed veggie hater, I will help you love at least some vegetables by teaching you different ways to prepare them how you like them.
I will always help you do what’s right for YOU. Not Sally next door, not me, not your nosy neighbor, not your mother or sister. Just YOU.
I will teach you how to prepare easy meals and snacks that YOU like, but I will also push you to try new foods with an open mind.
I will help you figure out the answer to the age old question, “What’s for dinner?”
I will help you live a life you love – not just one you survive.
I will help you feel lighter in all areas of your life.
I will allow you to show your inner child.
I will not judge you for liking minions, kittens, or unicorns. Oh wait, I like those too! I can’t promise I won’t bug the crap out of you by posting silly Minion meme’s on your Facebook wall.
In my world, humor and sass is an absolute necessity.
Wine is always a fabulous idea!
Fantasizing about peace, quiet, and sleep is totally reasonable. And time by yourself without a kid hanging off your leg or someone telling you what to do.
I will help you find activities you enjoy, like Zumba, walking, or Tae Kwon Do (where else do you get to break things on purpose??)
My customers are my heart. More than anything else, I care about helping you love yourself enough to feed your body good food, but still leave room for wine. And coffee. And chocolate. A girl’s got to have priorities!
It is completely OK to NOT be a fan of The Walking Dead. Or anything having to do with zombies. Ever.
When I die, I want to be remembered as a person who made others feel good about themselves.
And taught them useful things about food, nutrition, and how to love their body for the amazing house it is for their soul.