Monique has worked with an array of clients, coaching and guiding them to be healthy and happy. She shares their testimonials below.
On Health Coaching
I cannot thank you enough for getting my eating habits on track. Your ideas and insights made me more aware of all the wrong things I was eating and doing. Your recipes and suggestions worked and they taste great too. Everyone needs a little coaching at times and I am very happy you were mine. The diary has worked well as it is a constant reminder of what I have consumed during the day.
I know I will be in touch, as falling off the wagon a bit is inevitable. I highly recommend that anyone looking for nutrition and life style help contact you. I certainly will and have recommended you to friends and acquaintances. Thanks again and best wishes.
You are the best listener! I feel like nobody has ever listened to me before. Thank you!
I didn’t really think I was making much progress, but after looking back all the changes I’ve made and incorporated- I’m so excited! This is farther than I’ve ever made it before. Thank You!
For the past several years, Monique has been my one stop support system for nutritional health: her wealth of information and knowledge is impressive; her passion for what she does shows in her attention to her customers; her prepared foods are tastier and healthier than a five star restaurant! More than anything, she understands the connection between body, mind and spirit. Whether you choose to do a detox (cleansing and/or lose pounds) or simply augment your weekly meals, Monique is your go to! She’ll guide you according to your specific needs, provide continual support, and prepare a variety of delicious and healthy foods! Easy, nutritious and delicious!!!
This year, I started with a 14 day detox which I needed after going overboard during the holidays. I not only lost 9 pounds but I felt like a new person. Then I ordered a variety of foods (pints of Kitchari) which I freeze to incorporate in the weeks to come. Thank you, Monique!
On Detox and Cleanses
Committing to and completing the January reset was the best New Year’s resolution I ever made. Monique’s guidance and enthusiasm made it all possible.
I have become more conscientious of the food choices I make and have incorporated many of the recommendations into my daily routine.
I recommend this program to anyone who needs a jump start towards a healthier lifestyle.
I have struggled with various digestive and weight issues pretty much my entire life. I have tried other detox programs and have never been able to follow them completely because I either felt terrible or was too hungry to continue. Monique’s program was a revelation. It was flexible enough to accommodate my food likes and dislikes, complete enough that I was never hungry and gentle enough that I still felt well, even as my body was ridding itself of dairy, gluten and the other processed food additives to which it had become addicted. After the first few days I felt amazing! I had energy, slept well at night (which has always been a problem for me) and I lost about 10 pounds in the process. With Monique’s support, I reintegrated various foods slowly after the detox, and have been able to pinpoint which ones cause me trouble. If I eat gluten or dairy, I know the consequences. The best part of the program was the unfailing support and cheerleading that Monique provided to me. She steadfastly believed that I could do it, and she made me believe it too. She is a fantastic coach and I would recommend her and her programs to anyone who wants support on their path to health and wellness.
The Cancer Coach
I travel for work most of the year and I started packing on the pounds; lack of eating healthy and exercise. With the beach season approaching I need a boost to get me in shape, and shed some of my unwanted pounds. I looked at several diet programs/fads and found them all too extreme; most of them were starvation diets. Then Monique introduced me to her program “Fat and Happy Detox”.
Fat and Happy Detox is not a starvation diet, it’s a nutritional cleanse. It’s an introduction to eating healthy foods, and giving your system a break to get rid of the toxins. This program fit right in my wheel house. I followed Monique’s daily plan, and I lost over 10 pounds in 2 weeks.
This program has taught me the value of eating healthy, understanding the importance of organic produce, and minimizing the toxins we put in our bodies every day.
Currently, every morning I make a green smoothie (even when I travel I bring a mini blender, or ask the Hotel if they can blend it for me), eat a salad with protein for lunch, and eat a well-balanced dinner. I feel I have more energy throughout the day, and I have kept the extra unwanted pounds from coming back. I have received several compliments from my friends that say that they can tell I lost a lot of my belly fat.
Thank you Monique for introducing me to your program; it definitely made a difference.
Monique’s cleanse was incredible! She was so informative, providing great information and resources behind all of her food and self-care recommendations. She included delicious recipes, and positive support throughout the two weeks. I did not plan to do the cleanse for the full 14 days, but felt so great that I kept going. I have now incorporated quite a few recommendations into my daily life including more probiotics and a green smoothie in the morning. Overall, I feel more conscious of how my food choices affect my mood and digestion. As an added plus, I have decreased my intake of coffee and sugar!
“I’ve done a couple of cleanses and this was one of the easier ones I’ve done. I never really felt hungry and was able to curb my many vices and terrible eating habits. I feel like I have a good base for healthier eating, and a bit more aware of how I feel after I eat certain foods. I was also introduced to some new foods and got a bit creative with foods.
After a week on cleansing, I did notice my pants fitting better, and my skin looked better. Some friends I hadn’t seen in a while even commented on how good/healthy I looked.
You were very helpful with all my questions and provided some great suggestions along the way. I also appreciated your positivity throughout it all.”
“As a semi-healthy eater, on the fence between vegetarian (with some carnivorous lapses) and vegan, I loved working with Monique. She developed a flexible meal plan, with accompanying lifestyle changes that focused on whole-body health, which allowed me to be creative in my day to day choices. Monique not only offered exceptional expertise on the various kinds of food, how to prepare them and their benefits, but also regular moral support for getting through the cravings (or crankies as my family called them). Monique understands that our bodies each have their own needs, unique to each of us, but also the impact food can have on us mentally and emotionally. Through her, I’ve been able to bridge the gap between a healthier me and a happier me.”
Vegetarian with carnivorous tendencies
Monique’s detox was unlike others I’ve seen before. I was first drawn to it because it didn’t strike me as a fad diet, rather, a cleanse that you can incorporate every few months as “routine maintenance”. There was no starving yourself, which was key in my decision to embark on the detox journey, and I was still able to eat most of the foods that I usually enjoy. I’ll admit, the breakfast and lunch weren’t a big departure from my normal routine, but it’s always a good reset when you really commit to eating healthy – no exceptions – for a period of time.
Throughout the detox I did notice a few changes, some pleasant, others not, but all were changes that confirmed to me that my body was responding. Probably the biggest impact that this process had on me was the awareness I gained about my relationship with food. Like I said, most of the foods on the menu were not a big departure for me, but it was the putting-my-foot-down against the eliminated food groups that really ended up being a psychological struggle. I wasn’t hungry for those foods, but it was still difficult to resist the temptation of them – all the more reason I felt a sense of accomplishment at the conclusion. For me, the benefit was a feeling of achievement and the self confidence that comes along with knowing that your body has been pampered from the inside out.
Lessons I’ll take from this detox include:
An overall reminder to be thoughtful of what I’m putting into my body.
There is always more room for veggies in your diet.
Listen to your body – it will tell you what it likes/dislikes.
On Chef Demos
Working with Monique was a true pleasure. From her upbeat, positive attitude to her engaging personality and ability to speak to virtually everyone, both myself and client have nothing but rave reviews for her. She was able to quickly learn key messages with regard to a specific product and brand and in turn demonstrate the product’s capabilities to a crowd continuously throughout the day. She also was able to offer a variety of smart tips based on her nutrition expertise when asked by audience members. We are not often in the Chicago-area but when and if we are again require assistance, Monique will be the first person I call to help!