"My background in medicine and health has taught me that the optimal approach to fitness is well rounded. It includes a focus on both what you take in and how you use that energy. There is also the very common and frustrating problem repeated by countless women who come to my office for their regular check ups. "I keep gaining weight as I get older." "I eat the same that I've always eaten and my weight keeps going up and up." Or, the heart wrenching, "I eat hardly anything and exercise everyday and I still can't loose weight." These women feel trapped in their bodies and helpless to change the "inevitable." In the past, I have commiserated generously, checked some lab work and given as much information as possible about caloric intake, the impact that advancing age has on muscle mass and any tips for exercise that I had read about or seen others try. Tamara seemed to approach weight loss and fitness in a very healthy and sustainable way. I was determined to try it for myself in hopes of having another tool to share with my patients (and, of course, reap the healthy benefits for myself, as well!) The food journaling gives you wide open choices, there are no forbidden foods. It's about choosing a balance of foods, not restricting. Tamara's program has affected me in ways that I never would have imagined. Her energy, her passion, knowledge and vision are contagious and empowering!!!"