Meet Allison, Who Lost 26 Pounds + 18 Inches!
Hi! My name is Allison. I am 36 years old and mom to an energetic 3 year old! My husband and I have been together for 16 years. We have a cat and just welcomed a puppy to our family! We love spending time at our family cottage where we boat, swim, and relax outdoors!
I have a long history of dieting dating back to my teen years.
Random before photo ❤️
I’d lose 10 pounds here and there and gain it back as I could not sustain these programs.
I always felt restricted and hated the hassle of “counting” calories, points, etc. I also held a very rigid outlook on dieting. I’d often give up if I ate something off plan or “wait until Monday” to start over. I never stuck with anything long term.
I followed Cleanfoodcrush for a couple years – dabbling in a recipe here and there. In 2020, I lost my mother while 7 months pregnant. On top of the baby weight, I was eating to cope and found myself at my highest weight yet.
After seeing family photos taken in April 2022, I knew I had to make a change.
Family photos from vacation in April 2021 right before starting the 30-Day Challenge.
I joined the Clean Eating Challenge the next month!
Since May 2022, I have lost 26 pounds and 18 inches overall.
My two favorite recipes are One Pan Honey Garlic Sausage Veggies and 3 Bean Turkey Chili.
I have had so many other non-scale victories including:
➡️ Decreased pain
➡️ Improved mood.
➡️ Most notable, however, is my relationship with food and my understanding of what I am putting into my body (and WHY).
If you are contemplating starting the Challenge, don’t wait!
I am so happy I took the plunge and continue to follow the principles of the program 9 months later. For me, the Challenge groups were a huge part of my success.
It was so helpful to get immediate answers to my questions, support when I was struggling, and also provided me a place to share my wins!
In addition, Rachel provided so much education on why the program is structured the way it is.
When you understand why you are doing something it makes it more sustainable! I am very grateful to Rachel, the coaches, and the other CRUSHers!
CFC is different from other health/weight loss programs because it teaches you how to eat for life and WHY to eat that way.
The support of both coaches and other participants is unmatched.
I have stuck with the program for so long because I love how I feel and continue to set new goals for myself.
This has definitely felt like a lifestyle change not a diet which also makes it easy to sustain. I don’t feel deprived and the food is amazing.
On top of that Rachel has so many recipes…you never get bored!