Certified Nutritionist Testimonials
I don't know what you have done to me girl!
I feel like I am on speed...AND I want to have sex...in the middle of the afternoon.
That hasn't happened in about 8 years!
anonymous - wife, career woman & mother
OMG, I can see my hip bones!
Andi Neugarten, Ironman Athlete
Conditions at 1st appointment:
Oozing Dry Eyes & Rashes
Extreme Gas & Abdominal Bloating
45 lbs Overweight
Inconclusive Medical Test
Benefits of Working with
Personalized Plan Eliminated "all
"Thank you so much for changing
my life and getting me back on track."
When I found out that I was going
to participate in the 2003 Ironman
World Championships in Hawaii, I
weighed 225 lbs and had an extremely
demanding full-time sales management
position. Tamara's solid nutritional
wisdom and delicious, affordable
meals enabled me to eat better
and spend the time doing the things
that mattered most - - training,
working and sleeping. Her shop,
chop and delivery concept afforded
me the time I needed to lose 35
lbs, double my sales volume and
get into the best shape of my life.
[Blair exited the waters of
Kona in 20th place and posted a personal
best by 1 hour and 15 minutes (11:10:45).]
There is no magic pill to make
you thin and healthy, but with the
right thinking, attitude and commitment
Tamara helped me look and feel much
Before March 2003 Size 12
After March 2004 Size 8
March 2005 Size 4
I was very skeptical when I first
learned of Tamara's unique approach
to nutrition. Having tried numerous
diets and workout routines I thought
that I was destine to spend the
rest of my life weighing 260 pounds
with cholesterol in the high 200's.
However I decided to trust her,
and the results have been nothing
short of amazing. I've lost nearly
50 pounds, and my energy has increased
dramatically. In just 4 months Tamara
has changed my life more than I
could ever have imagined... I feel
I owe her my life!
San Diego, CA
I hired Tamara as my nutritionist in March of 2004. After years of too much work, too many children and not enough good food and exercise, I decided I needed to take control of my well being. I was introduced to Tamara by a group of elite triatheletes; I was amazed by their strength and will power and wanted to tap into their secret. After meeting Tamara I was inspired on many levels. She was just what I needed to jump start my program. I first used her services when I underwent plastic surgery to rejuvenate my face again. Tamara prepared food that was formulated to "bring me back" from the depths of anesthesia and start the healing process. With her nutritional help, I was back in public again within a week of my surgery. My friends, family and doctor were amazed at my rapid recovery.
Six months later, I am still ordering Tamara's nutritional meals to keep me in balance. The ease of going to my refrigerator and grabbing a meal that is already prepared with my goals in mind...is a lifesaver! I have never felt better and have never been motivated more to be the best that I can be. I would welcome sharing my experience with anyone interested in contacting me; Tamara has opened up a whole new, healthier way of life for me.
Del Mar, California
Thanks so much for sharing your
success with Tamara and encouraging
me to check her out. She quickly
suggested I stop anything low fat
or non-fat and go for more protein
because I am causing my insulin
levels to fluctuate and so not burning
fat. She is very positive that she
can help me to achieve my goal weight
and I am feeling very hopeful. Thanks
again, you are true friends and
showed me you do care about my positive
outlook in life ?
When I first met you I had elevated
cholesterol of 232 and my blood
pressure was 140/90. You told me
in 3 months you would get these
areas improved and help to lose
the weight I was tired of packing
around. In just 3 months (almost
to the day!) my new cholesterol
results were 184 with a blood pressure
reading of 116/60. I have learned
so much since I started working
with you and I could not have accomplished
this without your guidance and vast
knowledge of nutrition. I can’t
imagine what another 3 months will
bring but I will be patient and
count on your continued coaching,
knowledge sharing, and support.
You are the BEST!
Deanna Hall, San Diego CA
I know that following Tamara’s meal suggestions and specific supplements prior to surgery made me feel much less nervous about my upcoming surgery.
Her use of special foods to counteract the effects of anesthesia and to speed the healing really helped me feel good about making the decision to have a face lift.
Not only that I was so impressed at how Tamara analyzed what kind of diet would work for me, rather than a –one-diet-fits-all type. Not only that I felt much better as a result of her suggestions before the surgery and now follow those. I had always eaten what I thought was a good diet for me (lots of organics, vegetables etc.) but there were some missing pieces. Now I feel and look better than I did before! She is a real blessing !
San Francisco, California
Tamara has successfully communicated to our pre-teen daughters the importance of establishing good eating habits that we were not able to accomplish on our own. She has the ability to coach the kids in a positive and respectful manner without having children feel the need to starve themselves. I am sure our daughters will continue healthy eating practices throughout their life time.
I want to thank you for assisting me before, during and after my surgery. I Have had a very easy time and I attribute it to the food you prepared and Carol's fabulous care immediately after the surgery. The food was very tasty and I especially enjoyed the Garbanzo beans and red pepper. There was more than enough food. I had left overs for all lunch and dinner meals to last me right up to Christmas.
Dr. Yco and his staff said I am coming along great. Thanks so much. Happy New year.
Here's my Tamara "story."
originally sought Tamara's advice because
I had spent six weeks on intravenous antibiotics
and was no longer digesting food
wife had worked with Tamara to lose weight
and because of her success, she suggested
I contact Tamara. Within 24 hours Tamara
cured my digestive problems.
Tamara counseled me on improved eating
habits. She was able to work around my
love for red wine, which I didn't want
to give up. I lost the weight I
wanted to lose and had improved energy throughout
the day. I continue to follow Tamara's program
and have traveled extensively while maintaining
both my weight and my energy level.
of our nine-year-old grandchildren have
worked with Tamara. One wanted to improve
her eating habits and control her weight.
I'm happy to see she has done so and understands every
food label she sees. The second is a competitive
tennis player who just wanted to
have greater endurance. Two weeks after
meeting with Tamara, Marissa won her first
tennis tournament. She outlasted everyone
wife and I continue to recommend Tamara
to our friends and look forward to doing
so in the future.
Howard & Toby Cohen, Rancho Sante
You’ve changed my life. I am in my 60’s
and I finally have a formula that allows
me to maintain my weight & health.
I lost 15 lbs in less than 2 months …
and not by starving but through education.
Toby Cohen, Rancho Sante Fe, CA
You are amazing... I have noticed
such a big difference in the way I
I have not had any abdominal cramping
of any kind and I feel great.
These results happened as soon as
2 weeks of applying @health's suggestions.
I have lost ten more pounds (down to
115), which I have never weighed in
my adult life, and have lost more one
size (down to size 4). I can't believe
the difference in cutting down carbs,
sugar and eating good fats. My husband
actually wants me to gain a few pounds
(something I never heard in my entire
life). Any way, we're off for a twelve-day
cruise to Mexico, and I am at ease due
to the knowledge you instilled.
Sherry Fizor, La Jolla, CA
We all know how hard it is to get your monies worth today – well, not with this service. As a triathlete my progression did not match my efforts. A few months ago I sought advice from a triathlete coach and he gave me great advice; however, nothing that I was not’t already applying. He suggested I go see a nutritionist and triathlete by the name of Tamara.
Wow let me tell you, in 2 weeks time I took time off my run and I feel light and lean as though I was producing less lactic acid or recovering faster.
In the pool my lungs never felt so large – like the “hulks”. I never went to her expecting or asking for help in any other areas besides training but I certainly received more results. My memory dramatically increased after only applying her suggestions for 3 days. I am sleeping like and little baby and I feel so fortunate to have gone to see Tamara and I look forward to competing this year.
She also has a “Healthful Cooking” Service and to aid my girlfriend and I with the daily grind of trying to fit working, playing and training in we began to order a few dinners a week from her service – YUMMY! You have to try her cooking.
I highly recommend Tamara she is efficient, effective and knowledgeable.
I have been battling my weight
since I was 6 years old. All the
exercise and "low-fat"
food seemed to only provide minimal
and short-lived results. In frustration,
at 50 years old, I decide to
see an nutritionist. Fortunately
that nutritionist was Tamara.
She educated me about food and,
despite my initial reservations,
convinced me the "natural"
food (meat, eggs, cheese) I loved
but had shied away from was actually
good for me and that eaten
in the proper quantities and with
the appropriate combinations
would actually turn my body into
a more efficient running machine. In
a little more than three
months, using Tamara's menu suggestions
and with my regular exercise schedule,
I lost 30 pounds and have kept them
off during the subsequent 6 months.
The hardest part was convincing
myself that "low fat"
doesn't mean healthy. Tamara's the
Gary Owens, San Diego, Ca
Tamara, not only have I enjoyed learning
from you but I can never thank you
enough of reaching me how to maintain
my weight and continue to eat healthfully,
in a new way. Solving my regularity
problems (a 69 year ongoing problem)
has to be a fete that is unmatchable
and one I will be eternally grateful
for! You’re the best!
ES - San Diego,
Counseling with Tamara was a very
eye-opening, positive experience
for me. What I thought was healthful
eating turned out to be not healthy
eating at all. Tamara taught
me how to combine foods for my personality
and body type, and, consequently,
I not only lost weight and two sizes, but
I feel much more energetic and have
a much more positive outlook.
Becky L. Owens, San Diego, Ca
To date, I've been unsuccessful in
lowering my cholesterol. After only
six weeks of working Tamara's healthful
eating and exercise program, my cholesterol
dropped 40 points and I lost eight
pounds and two inches of body fat.
Thanks to Tamara I feel and look incredible.
I'd recommend @health to anyone who's
interested in making a life change.
Kim Thrall, Del Mar
Originally, I went to see Tamara
about losing weight, but more importantly,
Tamara was concerned with my overall
health. I had been struggling with
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for
over twenty years. Tamara put me on
a specific diet for IBS and admittedly,
I was skeptical. However, upon following
Tamara's guidance, I have not had
a problem. Tamara is always enthusiastic,
extremely knowledgeable, very encouraging
and takes into account one's complete
I am single and work full time.
I really don’t have the time, energy
or desire to cook for myself. I
would find myself grabbing meals
that were convenient. When I was
introduced to @health’s cooking
services, not only was it convenient
and of course much healthier than
what I was eating before. I was
pleasantly surprised at how delicious
they tasted and the variety she
provided! You never get bored with
the meals. Not to mention the benefits
from her quality of service and
Kathy Tichenor, San Diego, Ca
I was a creature of habit, eating
what I thought was a healthful diet
consisting of toast and eggs for
breakfast, yogurt and crackers for
lunch, and a sensible dinner. I just
couldn't understand why I couldn't
lose any weight until Tamara talked
to me and helped me to understand
how foods work in your body. I have
now lost that 8 extra pounds that
I could never get rid of and have
so much more knowledge on how to eat
properly. I feel great and have so
much energy. Tamara has helped me
get my body back in balance. Thank
You are awesome!!!
Solana Beach, CA
"Although I knew a lot about
healthy eating and worked out, I couldn't
seem to lose weight. Also,
I often had headaches and my
energy level would sink like a stone.
Then I met Tamara, and
she taught me how to eat according
to what my body needed and could metabolize
well. I have lost 26 pounds
and kept it off now for over a year.
My energy level is consistent.
I feel great in my size 6 pants!
I eat food that I enjoy, some of my
favorite things, and my carbohydrate
and sugar cravings are under control.
Tamara's knowledge is solid and she's
very supportive and fun to work with."
San Diego, Ca
this week are better then they have been
in over a year.”
Comment coming from a 34-year-old
male suffering from IBS only after working
with him for 2 weeks.
Dale Hail, Honolulu, HI
I haven’t fit into a size 8 since
Jr. High School – just in 8 weeks
Charlene Ramey, Del Mar, CA
When I was almost 9 years old, I started
seeing Tamara. I was overweight because
I used to only eat junk food (pizza, cheese
macaroni, sugary cereal, french fries and
stuff like that). Tamara taught me
which foods are healthy and she got me to
try new foods. She also taught me
to drink water instead of juice or
soda. She told me about a vitamin
that actually tastes good. I lost
10 pounds in less than three months. More
than a year has passed and I am still healthy.
I like the way I look in my clothes--even
in my bathing suits!
ERS – San Diego, CA
preparation for that all-important 20th
high school reunion, I decided I needed
to tone up and drop a few pounds.
I worked with a personal trainer for several
months, with good results. The real
change came, however, when I began receiving
nutritional counseling from Tamara at
@health. Gaining the knowledge of
how to eat and following her menu plans
to the letter, I dropped 20 pounds, looked
and felt better than I had in 15 years,
and had a tremendous surge in my energy.
I have changed the way I eat forever and
Alicia Covil, San Diego, Ca
Thank you for your help, dedication,
inspiration and flexibility.
You are an inspiration; your help
is instrumental for me and I’m sure many.
Much love and gratitude,
San Diego, Ca
"With all the nutritional information
out there, it's really confusing to me
exactly how to boil it all down to actual
daily meal choices. I have
or should I say had the additional challenge
of dealing with IBS. Tamara has
an excellent understanding of how to approach
healing GI issues through nutrition.
Her holistic, individualized approach
is really the best method for achieving
nutritional balance and within 11 weeks
my IBS was healed. I had been to other
doctors and tried other natural approaches,
however, it was Tamara that was able to
get to the “bottom line” per say. Her
weekly menus that she provided at each
consultation put my diet in black and
white. She also took the time to
explain each recommendation.
San Diego, Ca
Tamara - I'm glad you appreciate what I do regarding sharing and contribution with the people I know. But I lhave made so many changes and look so desirable and beautiful that people are noticing. They ask what have you done that you have become this beautiful butterfly? So I almost owe it to them to tell them about you. I tell them what we have done together. Ok - here's what I think about you and I'm sure you know this already, but here comes validation for your thoughts:
You inspire me with you focus and discipline. In fact, you blow me away with the level of dedication you have to your businesses. I envy this discipline and love seeing this modeled by you so that I can become more disciplined.
Your knowledge is formidable. The personal charisma you have only validates your knowledge so that you come across as amazingly logical and make perfect sense to a heart that is ready to listen.
I just feel wonderful whenever I have been in your energy. I refer to you as an Angel Tamara - and I believe you are approaching this status. You can hardly do anything about this - it's a gift from God - but what's neat is that you are open to expressing it. You recognized it 20 years ago and you opened to the opportunity to express these gifts. Hooray for us and for God!!!!!!!!!
Anyway - I think you are up to hearing about what I think about you. A lot of people could not hear the words above, but I think you can. You are so strong and courageous. You truly blow me away.
I have told you about what I think about you only to validate what you already know. And to explain that whoever asks me about my beauty I feel compelled to tell them about you. Just and only for that. It just seems like the thing to do - excellence/God always MOTIVATES me to work to expand God's work in the world. You are doing God's Work Tamara.........
Just wanted to thank you very much
for helping me gain the weight I wanted,
you are the best!!! My husband and
I are in the process of buying a house,
so you can imagine how broke we are
right now. I would like to go back
to you as soon as we settle in our
new home, you helped me alot not only
to get the weight I wanted but most
importantly to make me feel good about
myself, and I really thank you for
Hope to see you soon,
I received my most recent blood tests
and it is the best in the last 25
years!!!! "BRAVO"!!!!! More specifically,
every blood test was in the normal
range and selected key tests were
at an all time low including:
Total cholesterol 165
Total Chol/HDL Ratio 3.3
Let's hear it for the good guys...........
Walter Green Rancho Santa Fe, CA
This is great! I love endermologie!
I did 20 treatments of it, which helped
me lose the last 20 lbs all out of
my stomach. I got down to 141 lbs
and was a size 4. It was glorious!
I also think it rebalanced my body
and took out all the old toxins, because
a month later I found out I was pregnant
on my own, and am now 10 weeks along!
Needless to say, after this baby is
born, I encourage serious endermologie
as part of a weight loss plan!
Wonder of all wonders, I noticed a difference
in the texture and depth of my skin
after the first visit. It was smoother
and not lumpy anymore.
Furthermore, your 'art of sculpting'
my waistline was definitely noticeable.
I no longer have those stubborn love-handles.
They practically diminished overnight.
Although the changes were subtle, they
were definitely noticeable.
I too was skeptical, but went into
the treatment as an 'experiment' with
an open mind. I believe the endermologie
treatment has improved the overall
quality of my cells resulting in more
Lisa Johnson, Carlsbad CA
The Electro-muscle stimulation in
combination with my nutrition counseling
and endermologie has transformed my
body to a very lean 49-year-old fighting
machine. Over time, the combined treatment
has made a significant difference
in the visible aspect of my muscle
tone not to mention improved skin
quality. The results of this combo
package have assisted me in tackling
one of my most difficult challenges,
the mind. I am finding peace and learning
to embrace the mental/visual aspect
of my body.
I will never be able to express my
Thanks Tamara, you've done it again!
Lisa Johnson, Carlsbad CA
I want to thank you for suggesting the endermologie as it gave me the boost to my weight loss plan. I gained a more shapely and smoother look as well as loss of weight. I know this is one of the treatments I will look forward to for a long time.
Deanna Hall, Oceanside CA
"The endermologie treatments have helped tremendously. Over time it has alleviated some lumpiness and my skin is smooth to the touch and sheen looking. I also feel very clean on the inside after my treatment; and I've noticed my energy level is increased the following day. I had taken about a 2 month break from the treatments and I feel that my results held up." -- Dani Tain San Diego, CA
Nutritious & Delicious Meal Service Testimonials
I have to tell you the 3 meals you left
for me were amazing! Healthy,
nutritious and yummy! It felt so good
to come home late and tired and not to
have to cook (or resort to really bad
eating habits like the container of cool
whip). 1 or 2 minutes in my microwave
and I had a great meal! I had no idea
you could cook an omelet and then re-heat
Maggie Osburn, Del Mar, CA
I have a heavy travel schedule during
this time of year but I've been taking
your great meals with me in a special
container case. Thanks so much for
your convenient, healthy and delicious
Rancho Santa Fe
"Your organic pumpkin-tofu pie w/cashew
cream sauce is delectable!”
Greta Morchel, San Diego, CA
"I have completed the first week
with your amazingly good meals! I must
tell you that it was a wonderful surprise!
I owned a small very elegant restaurant
that is very European in feel and my daughter
and I did all the preparation. This
makes us discriminating diners. ...
your attention to flavor and knowledge of
texture even in refreezing and reheating
the foods is tremendous. Thank you
-N.C., Rancho Sante Fe, CA
"I love you, @health
Healthful Meal Service.. I absolutely
love your food. It is like going
out to eat every meal and being treated
like a Queen. All that is missing is the
linen tablecloth, silver, and china.
I feel great on your meals and nothing
beats the convenience.
I am a single working mother constantly
fighting the dreaded “bulge” and “lack of time” issues. Now I am losing weight and have more
time -----thanks to you
-L.N., Del Mar, CA
I have to tell you the 3 meals
you left for me were amazing!
nutritious and yummy! It felt so good to come home late and tired
and not to have to cook (or resort to really
bad eating habits like the container of
1 or 2 minutes in my microwave and
I had a great meal!
I had no idea you could cook an omelet
and then re-heat it!
Maggie Osburn, Del Mar, CA
I have nothing but positive
feelings towards @health’s program.
I was a cooking client and counseling
client for over 2 years. I lost a lot of weight and felt good about
I learned good eating habits.
The food was delicious and Tamara
offers a wide variety so that you don't
feel like you are on a "plan".
Sheila Advani, Fullerton, CA