Working with Sara has been a life changing experience. Originally, I sought help to end the constant struggle of yo yo dieting, poor body image, and to lose weight. By focusing on my relationship with food and myself first, then making tweaks in my diet, I have now found a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Moreover, my self confidence and positive body image have never been this high.
After believing I've always had a sensitive stomach, it was with Sara's suggestion and guidance that I figured out that I have a gluten intolerance. She did everything and more to make the transition to being gluten-free as easy for me as possible.
Sara is always willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients and I cannot speak more highly of her approach to healthy living. She always greets everyone with a smile on her face and we developed a very special bond. I absolutely would recommend Sara to anyone looking to make a positive impact on their life, their relationship to food, and their body.
You don't know what you don't know.
I've known about this saying for a long time. It slapped me in the face last year. Our bodies are machines, and what we eat fuels us. Unknown to me, I was poisoning my body. I injured myself and wasn't healing properly. I went to see a physician and after numerous tests I was informed that I had diabetes. Like that, I lost years of my life. I reached out to Sara who had been nudging me for months about my health. I finally sat down with Sara and listened. Sara enlightened me and made me aware of my unknown bad habits. Long story short I had been poisoning myself for years. Sara made various recommendations and I was committed to change. Today I am happy to report that her recommendations kick-started my pancreas and improved my quality of life. I do not require insulin and I feel fantastic. Sara guided me through my change and knowing what is happening with my body made it easier. Like that, Sara gave me back years of my life. Thank you Sara, my kiddos thank you too. If you need to make a change for the better, I highly recommend Sara Groton.
Working with Sara has been a life changing experience that I am so grateful for! I've suffered from allergies for 10 years and took Zyrtec daily to deal with them. Together we designed an elimination diet to help identify possible allergens while weaning off Zyrtec (with additional guidance from my doctor on how to best stop taking Zyrtec). We also spent a lot of time discussing the emotional, mental and lifestyle factors that could be contributing to my reactions, which I found to be very valuable and an important part of my experience.
I am thrilled to say that with Sara's help I am officially off Zyrtec and have a much better understanding of how my body reacts to different types of food. Sara was amazing to work with - always knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. I highly recommend working with her, whether it's to just to learn more about nutrition and eating for health, or to go through a full elimination diet like I did.
I have absolutely loved partnering with Sara. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune illness last year I had a lot of baggage to unpack around my new & scary (but necessary!) diet/lifestyle. Sara was an integral piece in my healing process. She is kind & constructive and has a realistic approach to health & wellness. I can't recommend her enough for anyone struggling with food/diet/health related issues!
I found Sara when I needed her most. Food was controlling me, and no matter how hard I tried, I was unable to gain the upper hand. Sara taught me how to become more mindful with my eating and helped me develop a healthier relationship to food. She is genuine, caring and supportive and works one on one with her clients to develop individual plans. Her recommendations were simple to implement and have already produced a remarkable positive impact.
Sara took a personalized and motivating approach to my nutrition through a highly individualized plan that suited my goals and lifestyle. Through the plan we developed together, I made a few small changes that were easy to integrate into my daily routine that delivered surprisingly fast results. The plan was flexible enough so that I didn't have to feel guilty if I did have that extra coffee, and instead I could make up for it in other ways. Thanks to Sara's guidance, I now have a better understanding as to how food affects me, and I've been able to form some healthy habits that are contributing to my ability to maintain healthy weight, clearer skin, and higher energy levels! I recommend Sara without hesitation.
I feel so fortunate to have received coaching from Sara. She has literally transformed my relationship to food. Instead of just helping me eat healthy, she helped me understand WHY I was making certain choices and how to create a mindful relationship to them. I used to eat meals in order to check out and avoid my problems but now my meals are an opportunity to check IN and become mindful about my relationship to food and lifestyle choices. Sara has a wonderful, positive attitude and I feel deeply supported by her on my path. She inspires me to apply a mindful approach to food and every area of my life!
Sara helped me tremendously in my quest to solve some of my health issues. I have struggled with hypothyroidism and low ferritin levels for several years, and taking Levothyroxine was not only not solving the problem, but was also something I didn't feel great about taking. My end goal would be to stop taking synthetic hormones once and for all. After just the initial consultation, it was clear how much Sara knew about wellness and nutrition. All you would have to do is take one look at her to recognize she is a poster child for "health!" Our first consultation was extremely in depth, where she asked me questions about my background and history, allowing her to know what plan of action to put into place. She is a great listener and understood how all of my problems were correlated, and explained that my endocrine system was not functioning properly.
From there, Sara had me keep a journal outlining all food and drinks being consumed over a week span. As it turns out, my caloric intake was way too low and I was actually eating many of the wrong foods, despite having thought I was a "healthy" individual. Sara explained to me that calories were not at all the most important factor.
She crafted a diet which I followed strictly for several weeks and still maintain. She incorporated tons of ingredients that are known to boost thyroid and raise iron levels. Sara managed to do all of this while still providing me with DELICIOUS recipes. After just 2 weeks I was feeling more energetic, lighter, and more clear-headed. Each time I met with Sara she had more tips and was truly a wealth of knowledge. I trust her with everything diet related, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is passionate about what she does, and has the education to go along with it. Thank you Sara!
Sara is an incredible person to work with!
While she has a cheerful and positive attitude, she's also realistic. If something felt too difficult to commit to, she was able to break it down into smaller tasks in order to accomplish the bigger goal. It shouldn't be incredibly overwhelming if you are looking to make lifestyle changes, and I felt safe to say no if something wouldn't work for me.
I also love that while nutrition is the forefront, the conversation delves deeper into what, in my case, is causing me to eat a certain way. It's great to work with someone that can take in a lot of information and be able to draw connections. Were worked through how my daily stresses were putting significant strains on my body.
I would highly recommend Sara to anyone looking to make a change!
Working with Sara has been eye-opening. Beyond providing great nutrition advice and delicious recipes, she also took the role of therapist at times, helping me realize the different ways my relationship with food and my body reflected other stresses in my life. She encouraged me to stop focusing on superficial reflections of my health, and get more in tune with how I feel in a holistic sense. While it's still a work in progress, since working with her I've become more in tune with my body, better able to sense its cravings, and as a result haven't the same "binge" or "cheat" days I had before — instead becoming more comfortable with treating myself to smaller indulgences throughout the week. As she says, it's nourishment for the soul!
Sara is one of the best people I've worked with to better my health. She has a truly holistic approach to weight, food and life processes that is hard to find. Before I started I was very stressed about my diet but not able to control it without putting myself down and making poor choices. After several sessions I've learned to read my body and be proactive about nourishing it without making food and weight the center of my life. Sara equipped me with tools to feel and eat better, and it has reduced my stress towards eating significantly. In addition she's super kind and empathetic. I highly recommend working with her!
I came to Sara because I had exhausted all other options to help me lose weight. As someone who wanted a structured diet designed for a quick fix, I was somewhat hesitant to work on mindfulness first. Sara helped me quickly learn that I haven't been listening to my body for the last decade and that my eating behaviors were mostly primal. But now after working with Sara for 9 months, my relationship with food has taken a full 180 and I feel like I have tools for a lifetime. Her recommendations were simple yet effective. Adopting these new habits was a challenge at first but have now become second nature to me. I finally trust my body. And to top it off, all my friends and family have noticed a dramatic difference in my eating habits as well! I am so grateful for this life changing journey.