The weight started dropping immediately after I started eating the way Liat suggested!
No matter what I ate and did in terms of exercise, I couldn't lose a pound. I had thyroid issues and liver issues and needed to lose 40 lbs. I always made good food choices (no fried foods, cream sauces, fast food, etc.), but still weight only went up, not down. My doctor wanted to put me on a weight loss pill but I didn't want that due to side effects.
Instead, I went to Liat who gave me good options to eat. She could see immediately from my health assessment and figured what the problem was. The weight started dropping immediately after I started eating the way Liat suggested.
It's been 6 months - I had lost almost 30 pounds and just got my blood test results back... EVERYTHING is in a normal range! No red flags! My cholesterol, triglycerides etc... all decreased dramatically, liver function test all normal, and even my thyroid/TSH came back normal! I recommend Liat to everyone I know who are struggling with weight loss/health issues. She is patient, she doesn't force you to eat things you don't like, and she really knows what she's talking about!
I found Bee Well Nutrition and since then everything turned around.
I went for my annual physical and my Doctor told me that my sugar level was that of a diabetic. Numerous family members have diabetes and I knew I did not want to have that. I tried for about 3 months to eat better and only lost 3 pounds. I decided I had to do something more than slightly cutting back on sweets. At that point, I made a commitment to seek help from an expert.
I found Bee Well Nutrition and since then, everything turned around. The first 2 weeks I followed a meal plan designed for me. I liked trying the healthier foods. I never felt hungry and started dropping pounds immediately. I started feeling better by the 2nd week on the meal plan. After the 2nd week, additional healthier foods, recipes and educational shopping trips to the supermarket were introduced. I learned how to eat and shop healthier. I also was motivated to walk and swim.
I have been complimented by everyone not only on the weight loss but how healthy and younger I look. I was 196 pounds I am now 168. I lost 28 pounds and 6.6% body fat. My sugar level is now normal. I’m only 3 pounds away from the goal I set and have been progressively buying new clothes.
Thank you, Bee Well Nutrition!
I wish I had done this many years ago as I now feel great about myself and wear clothes that I would not previously have worn.
After many years of being overweight with high blood pressure and more recently diabetes, my doctor, Moshe Kedan, suggested that I go to Bee Well. I made an appointment with Liat and on June 1, 2014, began to follow her suggestions as to what food to eat.
I started by throwing everything away in my refrigerator and stocking only the foods that she had specified. Based on my home scales, I started out at 268 pounds and with several months of strictly following her diet, I got down to 205 pounds. I wish I had done this many years ago as I now feel great about myself and wear clothes that I would not previously have worn. I also now have more energy and can move around like I was able to do in my teens. I originally wore 42 size pants and XL size shirts. I now wear 36 size pants and large shirts. I have also been able to discontinue several of my high blood pressure and diabetes medications. I just retired at the end of July and the medicine cost savings also helps.
My goal is to get below 200 pounds just to say I broke the 200-pound barrier.
I am so glad I made the call to Bee Well Nutrition.
You need to take another statin to control your cholesterol levels. This was the answer to my ongoing effort to keep my fluctuating cholesterol levels in check. Furthermore, I had been experiencing joint pain, particularly in my legs. My energy levels fluctuated throughout the day, my sleeping patterns were erratic and I was gaining weight despite my best efforts to eat "better”.
Within four months of following Ms. Golan’s recommendations, I’ve lost about 30 pounds, my percentage of body fat decreased about seven percentage points to 19.9, I’ve lost about five pounds of venereal fat, and I actually gained muscle mass. I no longer have joint pain. I leap out of bed rather than struggle up because of pain and stiffness. My energy levels have normalized – maintaining a consistent energy level with no energy crashes. I sleep better and feel more restful in the morning. My wife likes my look (no “love handles” to grab onto). Most importantly, my cholesterol levels have never been lower.
I so appreciate Ms. Golan’s advice and continued support. It was not difficult – I just followed her plan and the results surpassed my expectations. I am so glad I made the call to Bee Well Nutrition. This was money well-spent and the best gift to me and my family.
I can say without hesitation, that Liat is the BEST!!!!
I have been a client at Bell Well Nutrition for quite some time. I can say without hesitation, that Liat is the BEST! She is highly educated, incredibly motivated and very creative in presenting various options for her clients. She creates individual plans that will serve your goals and objectives. I have been highly impressed with her knowledge and her commitment to me as her client. Liat is a true professional and will be your biggest cheerleader and ally as you begin your journey to improve your health. She sure has been mine! She has taught me so much regarding managing various health issues. I never fully realized nor appreciated the importance of having a licensed nutritionist and the benefit it would provide to my overall health, not just weight loss.
I am very pleased with Liat, her knowledge, her services and her true commitment to my success. She is a real gem!
I feel younger. My weight is stable and the body generally feels much better!
When I first came to Liat, I was trying to do an unworkable crash diet to handle a physical situation. I was losing weight no matter how much I ate. Liat suggested some changes and I immediately started gaining weight, muscle, and bone, not fat, and gained 10 pounds over a short period of time. Since then, I've met with her several more times, and each time I got good results from what she told me. One major, long-term situation she helped me handle was dehydration. I wasn't aware I had any problem with dehydration, but once I started to drink the amount of water she suggested, I handled the dehydration to the point where I can now run more than twice as far as before, and not get tired or winded doing it. This means my body has A LOT more energy. I feel younger. My weight is stable and my body generally feels much better. Thanks, Liat for all your help!
I lost weight. I don't feel bloated. I started having more energy and even my breathing got better!
I went for my regular checkup and blood work. The blood work showed I had Diabetes 2. I really believed this was a mistake so asked my doctor to do an A1C just to make sure there was no mistake. The test came back and yes I had Diabetes 2. The doctor was going to start me on medication but I asked him if I could try changing my diet first. He said, "I will give you two months then we will retest you, if you still are in the Diabetic range we will have to put you on medication." I found Liat and set up an appointment.
Liat is my hero. She got me on a healthy diet, gave me great recipes I could eat and liked. She also taught me about label reading.
The first week was hard because I had to give up all the things I love, chocolate, pasta, bread & all carbs. After the first week, I started to realize I was no longer craving the sugar, bread, pasta and carbs that I used to. I lost weight, did not feel bloated, I started having more energy and even my breathing got better, was not using my asthma inhaler as much. I realized I had overcome the fear and had beat the Diabetes with diet. I now feel better and will share what I have learned with my husband's family next summer.
Thank You Liat!
Not only have I learned so much, I’ve lost weight, exercise better, sleep better, concentrate better, and most importantly, feel better.
I was spending A LOT of time focused on eating a ‘balanced’ diet, tracking a food log and involving myself in exercise programs with very little improvements for my efforts. I had several health issues and multiple prescriptions with terrible side affects that made me feel worse. From the moment I met Liat, I have had successful results! She switched up my food plan (making sure it only contained foods this picky eater likes). I instantly dropped 5 lbs with little effort and had a bunch more energy.
Liat is professional, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable. She has been so resourceful in helping me find the right balance of foods that I like, and that are good for me. I’m very honest with my food log and she never makes me feel bad when I fall off the wagon. She’s supportive and encouraging. Not only have I learned so much, I’ve lost weight, exercise better, sleep better, concentrate better, and most importantly, feel better. It’s been over a year and I’ve continued to make improvements and achieve goals I thought were far off in the distance.
I couldn’t have done it without her. Working with Liat has been a life changer for me and is a great investment on my health and well being.
Where would I be without Liat?
Before I met Liat, I followed fad diets, I would wander the aisles at Publix, choosing foods that I thought were "healthy". I would skip meals thinking that would help me lose the weight. After having no luck with my inconsistent dieting, I gave Bee Well Nutrition a shot. Liat definitely knows what she's doing. She has taught me so much. Her meal plans are easy to follow, if I ever have any questions she responds quickly. The best part about this whole journey is I've been seeing results every week! I'm so thankful for Liat, she has changed my life!
I now feel in control and appreciate seeing my hard work of making wise food choices pay off.
When I first met Liat Golan of Bee Well Nutrition, I listened to her pleasant pitch about nutrition and eating right. I signed up for her newsletter and read it for about 6 months before I made the decision to work with her. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. Why? Because I was ready to make changes in my life. I was unhappy about the way I looked and didn't feel well. I had been on diets off and on for many years, nothing seemed to work and having hypothyroidism didn’t help.
When I met with Liat, she educated me on nutrition and suggested that I try a gluten-free approach to eating. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with those she works with. Going gluten-free has made me feel better and has resulted in losing over 42 pounds. It was not easy at times but I now feel in control and appreciate seeing my hard work of making wise food choices pay off. I appreciated the personalized approach that Bee Well Nutrition provides to those they work with.
I feel energized, have considerably decreased the pain from arthritis, and sleep much better!!
I was struggling with severe anemia, a weakened heart, high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, and a recent diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Recently discharged from the hospital, I took a Gluten Free tour at Nature’s Food Patch, which is when I met Liat. My journey to better health was just beginning.
Liat educated me on healthy foods to eat that would help ward off my evil anemia and also gave me supplements to strengthen my heart. My blood tests came back “Gluten Intolerant,” and Liat helped me make the transition to a 100% Gluten Free diet which was healthy and provided a variety of foods to choose from. For the first time in my entire life, I was purchasing organic beets, kale, and bean sprouts. I don’t feel like I’m missing out on good meals, my diet is healthy, tasty, and I’ve lost 8 pounds. Liat is working with me, reviewing my medical test results, educating me about nutritional options, and high-quality supplements which will help my body to absorb the needed calcium and vitamin D. Liat also made supplement suggestions to help reduce the inflammation in my body; this has helped reduce the body aches and pains as well as inflammation from years of gluten. Liat has encouraged me to exercise again. I feel energized, have considerably decreased the pain from arthritis and sleep much better. Thank you Liat, you are a blessing to me!
Candy Powell Caruso
I am down 20 pounds the past 5 weeks. I am eating much healthier now and not starving myself as I did before! I feel energized, have considerably decreased the pain from arthritis and sleep much better!!
Before I started the Bee Well Nutrition program I had several issues to deal with. My blood pressure was up and my weight was at least 30-40 pounds over what it should be. I was having joint problems with my knees because of the extra weight I was carrying. I had tried a few trainers who offered nutrition advice but the advice was very general in nature and not very specific in regards to eating and diet plans. I was working out 6-7 days each week for over a year, swimming 30 minutes a day and not losing an ounce of weight. I thought I was eating the right foods but later found out what I was doing was all wrong. I was also getting advice from the internet but again it was very general in nature and not specific to my needs. I was also having issues with my ears and sinus and overall not feeling very strong. I wasn't sleeping very well throughout the night. It was very frustrating to put in so much time working out and not losing any weight.
Since I have started working with Bee Well, things have really turned around. I am down 20 pounds the past 5 weeks. I am eating much healthier now and not starving myself as I did before to try and lose weight. My blood pressure is down and I am off the medication for it. My ears have cleared up and I sleep right through the night. The most important thing that Bee Well did for me was to take me shopping at the local food market and show me EXACTLY what foods to eat, what the differences were between the various food groups, and learned how to read labels to make the right choices. Some of the junk food I was eating has been replaced by foods that I thought I would never eat but to my surprise, there are very good tasting and now have taken the place of those that just added more weight to my body. I still enjoy a glass of wine and a few other favorite foods I used to like but overall I have totally made the switch to the Bee Well diet which is what made me lose that first 20 pounds. Another 15-20 more pounds to lose but I know I will get there."
I feel better, I have more energy and a much better outlook on life!
I tell everyone who asks me about my weight loss the benefits that going to you did (and still does) for me. I will go to the store and read labels and think, hmmmmm...what would Liat say about this. I have maintained my weight loss and although I have hit a plateau, I have at least been at a pretty consistent weight. I feel better, I have more energy and a much better outlook on life. My digestive issues are well managed and only reverted back to the Prilosec around Christmas time when we tend to overeat a little. I think the best thing you did for me was put my mind at ease about the different weight loss programs out there and how frustrated I was about others losing weight faster with physician-assisted programs, like Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem.
My hair is much softer. I have lost inches, pounds, and body fat!
Before I started the Bee Well Nutrition program, I was always sick, felt tired, couldn't sleep well, was eating food that was not good for me; chips, pizza, Burger King, etc. I was exercising but couldn't lose weight and my periods were very irregular; one every 3 to 6 months. Now I feel great! I love the taste of foods I would not touch before. Peppers, onions, broccoli, fish, etc. I do not have any cravings for junk food at all. I exercise regularly and enjoy it. Friends and family tell me how good my skin, the whites of my eyes and my hair is much softer. I have lost inches, pounds, and body fat. It is a great life change and I plan on sticking with the program for many years!
Liat has helped me stay focused and "on track" to maintain my weight!
Before I started the Bee Well Nutrition program, I was unable to lose weight. I could get down 6-7 lbs and could go no further without starving myself no matter how much I exercised. By establishing a diet that works and getting my hormones functioning properly I have been able to lose 20+ lbs in a very short period of time (three months). I have been in maintenance for several weeks now. The weight came off quickly.
Liat has helped me stay focused and "on track" to maintain my weight. I have learned to make the right choices but live my life, too. It's ok to eat cake but pay for it the next day by eliminating something. I am building muscle and becoming leaner.
I am following a better diet plan than ever in my life. I feel more energy, feel better about myself!
I had been struggling to lose weight for over a year. I had some success, but I'm sure nothing that was a life changer. I've been overweight all of my life but recently decided I was done being unhealthy. I was eating nothing but fast food and pre-packaged meals for a few years. I thought I was doing really good when I started eating more of those Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers meals. I still wasn't losing weight as quickly as I wanted and didn't want to eat microwaved meals the rest of my life. I was working out 6 days a week for at least an hour at a time. I was becoming obsessed with weight loss and working out but was always putting myself down.
After working with Liat for several months now, I think I have a better understanding of food and my body than I have ever in my life. I have still struggled, but since working with Liat, I'm down about 20 lbs and I know I will get the last 20-30 off. I rarely eat anything processed or packaged and I'm trying new foods and recipes all the time. I'm sure I've frustrated Liat many times, whining or cheating on my diet plan, but she has never shown it. She only provides me with encouragement and support. I am following a better diet plan than ever in my life. I feel more energy, feel better about myself and have less stress overall. It was such a good choice to work with Liat. I know with her help, I will meet my goals!
My sugar is under control and I have lost weight
Before I started the Bee Well Nutrition program, I was having difficulty losing weight from giving myself insulin for Type 1 Diabetes. Even though I felt I was eating well, my sugar levels were all over the place. Now my sugar is under control and I have lost weight. I don't crave sugar anymore and have been able to avoid those foods that aren't right for my body.
My Metabolism Has Kicked In! My sugar is under control and I have lost weight
My experience with the program was overall very good. I specifically enjoyed the Nutrition component. Liat was terrific in her knowledge and method of dealing with people. She always made you feel comfortable, always tried to let you know the changes you should make without making you feel defensive. I learned some new things like eating fruit first before dinner so that your metabolism kicks in. Also, buying fresh uncut fruit rather than cut up because cut up fruit has lost some nutritional value. And of course, the big one hydrogenated stuff on the ingredients list of food -- bad stuff. I now look at things with the view of more health and value to my body. It was good.
Liat Is One Cheerleader!
Both my husband and I wish to express our gratitude for the guidance that you have given me in choosing a way of eating and thinking about food that promotes good health, weight loss and sensible food habits.
My husband and I also respectfully refer to you as our "Cheerleader" because of the positive emotional support that you have been giving me throughout this food transition. My bad habits were long and deep and I was unsure and sometimes felt hopeless that I would be able to change old eating patterns. But your constant encouragement, positive non-judgmental attitude and willingness to do battle with some false concepts has been steadily clearing the roadblocks to success.
Your skills as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Cheerleader are truly professional and I would not hesitate to recommend you to others in need of your services.
Liat Helped Me Improve My Digestive Health Issues and Overall Well Being!
Liat is a true professional in the field of nutrition. Her gentle and ardent guidance has helped me to improve my digestive health issues and overall well being. She guides all her clients with knowledge and competent research of individual health concerns. Above all, Liat is a dietician with compassion. She believes, and has helped me believe, in the power of good health!
A Complete Turn Around of My Cardiac Risk Factors!
I want to express my sincere gratitude for Liat's consultation and help to attain my current health status. I have been very pleased with the work we have done to bring my knowledge of nutrition, choices in foods and as a result a complete turn around of my cardiac risk factors. I have Liat to thank for her gentle, thorough and persistent teachings. Taking her advice was probably the best thing I ever did for myself. I recommend her highly as a Dietitian Extraordinaire.
Wendie R. RN
I Have Lost Over 40 lbs!
"You're the poster child for death. You have high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, and you weigh 278 pounds. Even on medication, your cholesterol level is 255," stated my physician.
That day, I went home looked at my wife and kids and realized that I had better do something and do it quickly. I called and scheduled an appointment on my 49th birthday with Liat Golan, R.D.
Recognizing that I would need family support, my wife went with me for my first appointment and evaluation. After a few questions, it was obvious that I would eat just to eat. I loved food! Every morning I would go through a fast food drive-thru for a quick breakfast and then back through another fast food restaurant for a snack on the way home to hold me over until dinner.
Liat laid out a fairly simple plan for me to focus on "what to eat" rather than "what not to eat." There were no surprises, simply whole wheat grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, lean meats, dairy, and nuts. So, I went home that day with a commitment to eat a variety of foods and to write down everything I ate.
I started going grocery shopping (my wife had always gone before) and started to read labels. I started eating big salads for lunch. I ate fruits & vegetables. I started losing weight right away. I started taking the stairs every day rather than the elevator.
After just one month I went back to my doctor and my cholesterol dropped to 167. I knew then this was going to be a new way of life. I began to experiment with new foods and made a game out of finding the products with the most protein and most fiber that I could. However, I have not deprived myself of anything. I still eat out, I still have an occasional mixed drink and I still eat an occasional piece of cake. Just now everything is in moderation.
I can run up the stairs now at work and I am playing tennis three times a week. I have lost over forty pounds and I have a lot more energy. I never feel hungry. People are beginning to ask me what type of diet I am on. I always tell them that I am not on a diet; I am simply making healthy food choices. I still have more weight to lose and I would like to get off of the cholesterol and blood pressure medicine altogether. However, these are not my goals. Everyone reading this has lost weight before and knows the hardest thing is not losing the weight, but keeping it off. My goal is simply to eat healthy every day. If I mess up one meal, I can still eat healthy the next day and reach another goal.
I Continue to Lose Weight!
This program has enabled me to develop a positive relationship with food. By making the right food choices I enjoy a greater variety of foods, eat more food, more often and continue to lose weight. My energy level is a lot higher and I feel much better overall.
I Don't Fear Carbs!
Liat's direction has truly made a difference in my lifestyle. I finally "learned" how to eat the right foods and when not to fear fats and carbs and that exercise can really motivate you to stay on track. I feel very educated about healthy eating choices and I owe this to her direction. She was motivating and pushed me to learn to treat my body in a new way. Good food choices not only lead to a healthier weight but the also contribute to a good and positive mental state. Liat is a gem and I am very grateful for her enthusiasm and support.
I have Lowered My Cholesterol and I Lost Weight Without Medications!
A couple of years ago, I began developing mysterious health issues which I never experienced before. I began to put on weight, I developed heart palpitations, I wasn't handling stress as well as I used to and I found that my endurance at work was diminishing. The remedy from my primary care physician was to place me on Lipitor.
I felt backed against the wall. I made the decision to try the natural route and I hired both a nutritionist and a personal trainer. That is when I was teamed with Liat. From the first visit, I knew she was the right person for me. She began LISTENING to the concerns I had and we set on a plan of action. She used verbal, physical and printed material to help me understand what was happening within my own body and how by changing certain routines, my body itself would start heading in the right direction.
Since I have teamed with Liat, I have rid myself of the heart palpitations, lowered my cholesterol to within normal limits, improved my BMI, and increased my overall energy level. All this done WITHOUT one drug entering my system.
You just have to make up your mind that it's a lifestyle change and you have to really want it. Teaming with the proper professional is of great help and I highly recommend Liat Golan. You will be glad you did. I know I am.
I Have Learned a New Way of Eating and I Am In Much Better Control of My Diet!
I had a problem, a very big problem with food choices and over indulgence. Now, with Liat's guidance and help I have learned healthier options, tried new foods, learned to read food labels and am in much better control of my diet. It was very hard to give up my Diet Coke and potato chips, but understanding and learning their health effects, I have been able to give them up successfully. Liat has made very positive changes in my nutrition!
I Learned How to Read Food Labels and Make Better Food Choices!
Learning how to read the content labels on packages and finding out what foods to enjoy and what foods to stay away from, were a tremendous help to my wife and me in developing a new healthy diet. We are very grateful to Liat for here knowledge and her help.