Monica Shah

My interest in nutrition and life balance began back in college. I was often called “the narcoleptic girl” because of my habit of falling asleep after meals and during parties. I also carried extra weight that I couldn’t lose. Searching for a way to relieve my constant fatigue and excess weight, I tried every diet from the “Abs diet” to “Atkins”. Read Full Bio

Testimonial Excerpts

I definitely look forward to doing it again in the future.  You really changed my life! ... I am much more aware of  what food I put in my body and how I feel after I’ve eaten.

It was so great working with you – I definitely look forward to doing it again in the future. You really changed my life!

The things I accomplished working with you include: finally figured out that I am allergic to cheese, learned to breathe and relax, now eat more vegetables and fruit, now trying to cook more. I also have fewer symptoms related to constipation and less bloating. I am much more aware of what food I put in my body and how I feel after I’ve eaten.

— S.G., Research Analyst

Working with Monica was a life-altering experience  ... I have lost weight, but more importantly, Monica has  helped me create a formula that is really healthy, really  fun and I can feel the difference.

Working with Monica was a life-altering experience. Don’t get me wrong, there is no magic formula and it takes effort and one needs to keep with it. Having said this, Monica’s suggestions on meal size changes (big breakfast), varieties of new foods (all organic) and new recipes, suddenly, I was cooking.

I have lost weight, but more importantly, Monica has helped me create a formula that is really healthy, really fun and I can feel the difference. I know what kinds of foods give me energy and that when and how I eat them makes a difference too. I discovered, with Monica’s assistance, how much of a stimulant caffeine was for me. As a result, I have cut my caffeine consumption in half and feel so
much better.

Physically, I have been able to increase my workout days. I can more easily push endurance training such as bumping up my distance runs 20%. My body also seems to recover faster. I have even noticed changes one would not normally focus on, like stronger toenails. I managed to perplex a hairdresser I had not seen in 6 months because my hair was so much healthier.

Monica’s calm, consistent, practical approach to life, incorporating what you eat and making good food fun and healthy was an invaluable experience.

— Jenifer Taylor, Money Manager

I was troubled with skin problems, an ongoing plight  of some years. My digestion had always been erratic  ... Since I enrolled in Monica’s 6-month program, those  ailments have drastically reduced in severity.

When I approached Monica I was troubled with skin problems, an ongoing plight of some years. My digestion had always been erratic and I’d often experienced stomach cramps, bloating and other related problems. Since I enrolled in Monica’s 6-month program, those ailments have drastically reduced in severity. If I have a recurrence, I also know the best antidotes, gained from Monica’s wealth of knowledge.

While working with Monica I was able to recall what it felt like to be healthy. The last time I consistently felt this way was when I was 14 years old. It is great to know that I can be in charge of my well being through the slew of tips, recipes, advice and wisdom that I gained from the program.

— Pam Govinda, Journalist

I learned so much about new food items in each  food group and new ideas for cooking. I also learned  new ways to de-stress, so important to total health.

I was a scattered food mess before working with Monica. I had gotten a great start with my goals from my triathlon coach but had stalled because his diet was so limited and uncreative. I received an enthusiastic champion of my goals AND someone who understood that food was more than fuel but still had to be respected as something that must be controlled. I learned so much about new food items in each food group and new ideas for cooking. I also learned new ways to de-stress, so important to total health.

— Jane Dashow, Small Business Owner