A beautiful testimonial from one of my clients Christina Stavroulakis owner of Denise Lee Salon posted on FB:

★★★★ I’m a 27 years old and I was suffering with stomach problems my whole life . I was trying everything. I went to so many doctors and I was even hospitalized a few times. No one was able to tell me what was wrong. I wasn’t making up my problems.. I was told about the Shrink Your Body program from my clients.. One after another kept coming in saying how great they felt.. I finally took it as I a sign. Let me try it out.. Amazing!! Not only did I figure out my issues with my stomach I also lost 15 lbs.. And still losing! This is such an easy program to follow and Barbara is an amazing coach. Thank you so much and I will always keep you in mind and I will refer you non- stop… Thanks again for helping me. Xo http://www.denise-lee.com/

Debbie, East Islip Middle School Teachers & Guidance

“Before working with Barbara, I struggled with my weight and tried every diet out there.  I felt sluggish, tired, and frustrated all the time and I blamed “pre-menopause” for feeling this way.  I heard about Barbara through a co-worker who raved about her results.  At our first session, I was very skeptical but was at a point that I had nothing to lose.  Barbara sensed my resistance but was very patient.  By the 3rd day of the ‘cleanse program’, I already felt better!  By the end of the 1st week I began losing weight and felt more energetic.  Barbara made herself available to us at anytime. With the help and support of the group, we enjoyed the journey together, always encouraging each other along the way.  The real turning point for us was when Barbara explained to us that this is not a “diet” but a lifestyle of eating healthy… As a group we lost over 90 pounds, averaging 15-20 pounds per person!  We look and feel healthier and it is not difficult at all to maintain these healthy eating habits.  The support and encouragement Barbara supplied to us is invaluable.  I feel great – and the weight loss is a bonus!  I don’t remember the last time I felt so comfortable with myself.  This is truly a success story!”

Beverly, Riverhead, NY

“I have successfully lost 88 pounds in less than 10 months!”

“Nine months ago in July 2007, Barbara Ann Grova, Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor, owner of Nutritional Healing began to teach me how to think differently, change my eating behavior/ eat healthier and lose weight permanently. With the help of Barbara, I have successfully lost 88lbs. I have a greater awareness of nutrition; it is now my lifestyle and will continue to lead me to the appropriate eating behaviors not just for the short run, but for the rest of my life! It is with great pleasure that I whole heartedly endorse Barbara. She is both professional and personal. She cares about her clients and her goal is to help you succeed at meeting your needs in various areas: Family Nutrition, Weight Loss, Womens Health, AutoImmune Diseases, Digestive Issues, Autism, ADD/HD, Nutrition,Cleansing and Detoxing, Vitamins, Herbs and Aromatherapy. For Preventing Ilness and Preserving Wellness contact ~ Barbara!!!”

Sue, Sayville, NY

“I cannot thank you enough for such an amazing program!  You helped me put together such a wide variety of choices, that it has been unbelievably easy for me to follow.  I am really going to miss the group, but it has been a week and I’ve done so well on my own.  Even going out and making sensible choices to keep within the program, including my first glass of wine in almost 2 months.  I’ve lost 14.5 pounds in the fabulous program and Ia m going to need a new wardrobe soon!”

Jean, Bellport

“I have been attending Barbara’s classes for 8 months.  Before I started her classes, I struggled with the worst sugar and chocolate cravings.  I was feeling unhappy with myself and felt unhappy, irritated, bloated and moody all of the time. I had been gaining weight for a few years and couldn’t seem to get ahead of it.  What I enjoyed about working with Barbara was the personal attention.  Barbara made me realize that what I was eating was creating a vicious cycle of eating and cravings.  In the past I was on a “diet” and needed to follow it exactly or I was “bad”.  I never felt that way with Barbara.  She encouraged me to cut out all of the food that could be causing my problems and then slowly add some of them back in and “see how I felt”.  If I went back to feeling bad and gaining weight I knew it was a food I could not eat anymore.  She encouraged me to listen to my body and just put food into it that made me feel great, and I do feel great now.  I never want to go back to feeling that way again.  My favorite part about working with Barbara was that I feel healed from the inside out.  When I went for a routine physical (something that I had been avoiding for 5 years) everything came back excellent.  My cholesterol is now under 200.  I have not had “normal” cholesterol my entire life.  My allergies and asthma are under control too!  I have been thinner (and definitely younger) in my life, but have never been healthier.”

Mike and Jody, Ronkonkoma, NY

“I can’t believe I lost 25 lbs on your 4 week Simple Spring Cleanse program and my wife lost 12 lbs. We were both eating too much junk food and bingeing before we met you. What we enjoyed most about working with Barbara is how she was able to guide us, keep us on track and taught us what it means to eat a simple, healthy diet. She was always available for us. We are feeling so energized and look forward to continuing this healthier way of eating. Thank you!”

Yvonne, HR Executive, Sayville, NY

“I came to Barbara Ann from a friend’s referral. My friend had worked with her and looked amazing after only a couple of months. I am 46 years old. The second I walked in her office I felt calm and peaceful and just knew I was in good hands. Barbara Ann is very warm and caring and gives you the feeling that everything is going to be OK, I was hooked and wanted what she had! I came to her because I had developed this ‘tire tube’ or ‘muffin top’ as my friends call it, around my stomach that I never had before. I felt like I had lost control of what was happening to my body and my mind. I was on an emotional rollercoaster and so was my family! Hot flashes, night sweats, dry skin, constipation, I had it all. I was either crying or yelling all the time. I was on every diet you could imagine and couldn’t budge the weight. Jenny Craig made me so sick and bloated from all the chemicals in their food. Since working with Barbara Ann in only 3 months I have lost 28 pounds, I look 10 years younger, have more energy then my teenage children, my skin is glowing(going to the bathroom helps) and I have my life back, thanks to Barbara Ann and her constant support. I am excited to see continued results and what else she has to teach me over the next few months. She has lots of tricks up her sleeve, I know it! I would highly recommend her to anyone that has hormonal chaos going on in their body!!”

Jennifer A, Mt. Sinai, NY

“I came to Barbara struggling with feeling tired and irritable, overweight, uncontrollable sugar cravings, bagels and coffee for breakfast. Barbara helped me to understand that my sugar addiction is real and not just in my head. She made me realize that it’s not about the numbers on the scale, it’s about eating right and being healthy. I loved that we cooked together and we went on a supermarket tour. Barbara is very compassionate, easy to talk to and you can confide in her. She has so much valuable information to share and great ideas. I have so many tools to be a continued success on my health journey! Thank you!”

Rosemarie J. Walton, NY

“Before working with Barbara, I did not desire to cook my own meals, and habitually ate in restaurants 4-5 days per week. My home refrigerator was always packed full of styrofoam left-over “doggy” packages. I met Barbara at a Women’s Wellness Day event, and my life changed after sitting down with her to discuss nutrition from a holistic perspective. It was easy to embrace Barbara’s holistic and nutritional information, and I soon began to find enjoyment in shopping at supermarkets and health food stores, purchasing organic products and preparing my own delicious meals at home. I stopped eating red meat and dairy products (I am lactose intolerant), take daily walks at my local high school track field, and lost 9 lbs. in my 1st month. I am enjoying the life-changing journey that I have begun with myself, thanks to Barbara’s help and encouragement. I have evolved from being lethargic and using excuses such as “I’m not a morning person” to being up and alert at 5:30am every morning!” She has helped me to reclaim my power by taking control of my nutritional selections. I am forever grateful that I met Barbara Grova, and I truly believe her work is an important mission that is very much needed by many.”

Janet S, Rosyln, NY

“I came to Barbara from a Doctors referral. I was in tears in her office and felt so overwhelmed that my 7 year old son was diagnosed with Aspergers last year. I had lost all hope of getting a hold of my life and my son’s behavior, which was out of control. I felt like I had lost my little boy. After my first session with Barbara I felt hopeful and enthusiastic about how a Holistic approach could help my son. I was so desperate that I would do anything she said! Well, after only a few sessions and changing some of my families nutrition and lifestyle choices, my sons behavior started to improve dramatically. I could tell that my son felt so much better physically too. I decided to continue with Barbara’s amazing program after the 6 months because I still needed her caring and loving support and the support of her program. She is so very passionate about helping children like my son. She also taught me how take better personal care of myself, what she calls guilt-free self-care! I had neglected myself over the past year just trying to cope with my son and finding someone to help me help him. Barbara was a God send to me and I will be forever be grateful for her coming into my life. I highly recommend her to everyone I know!!”

Cindy P, Lindenhurst, NY

“I use to struggled with emotional eating, lack of motivation to exercise and low self-esteem. I am now more aware of why and when I eat. Barbara has really motivated me to ‘get moving’! She has made me realize that I need to be happy with myself the way I am until the weight comes off. What I enjoyed most about working with Barbara is how relaxed and comfortable she makes you feel. I could talk to her about anything in confidence and feel her caring nature. What I saw as possible as a result of working with Barbara is that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. I am now in control of my own destiny. I can do it!”

Kathy B, Massapequa, NY

“I use to struggle with carbohydrate addiction, eating large portions, fear of becoming a diabetic and fear of having a heart attack. Barbara is very knowledgeable about nutrition and has introduced me to different types of healthier foods. She is very understanding, compassionate, and easy to talk to. Barbara genuinely cares about you and your success in helping you reach your wellness goals. What I learned as a result of our work together is to stay positive, focus, KEEP MOVING, and eat smaller portions.”

Josephine C, Selden, NY

“Barbara taught a workshop about eating according to your Metabolic Type at Stony Brook University. She is extremely knowledgeable and very generous in sharing that knowledge to help others that are struggling with their weight. I had been trying to lose 30 lbs for 10 years and tried all kinds of diets, nothing worked. Before going to Barbara I was addicted to chocolate, always having dessert and eating very large portions. Barbara was able to educate me on what was causing my sugar addictions and was able to help me get it under control. She knows so much about what your body needs and is lacking in order for you to feel better and lose weight. Just by incorporating a few of her suggestions I was able to lose 9 lbs in 4 weeks!!! She does not make you feel deprived at all, I was able to eat plenty, just the right foods for my body type now. I always felt so motivated after everyone of our sessions. As a result of working with Barbara I am in control of my chocolate cravings, lose weight, I eat lots more veggies and drink water every day..I feel terrific!!”

Shannon, NY

Barbara Ann, I can’t thank you enough for a fantastic 10 weeks and for all your wonderful motivation and guidance in helping me get this far and losing 15 pounds!  You have been a fantastic counselor and I owe all my good health and improved eating/lifestyle habits to you and all your hard work. Thank you again for a great experience. I really enjoyed it and you truly are gifted at what you do so thank you again for sharing that with all of us. I am looking forward to the Post Holiday Cleanse in January!”

Christine Ingrisano

“…I feel really good about participating (in Shrink Your Body the holistic way) because I feel the support and direction you provide is so helpful, and indicate a really clear direction with useful tools to be on a path to good health.  I cook the same thing for myself and for my husband, …he lost 20 lbs…You really make a difference in people’s lives….”

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