When I signed up for Wilma Shaw’s “Finally Free” workshop, I was suffering from heartburn almost every day, felt sick and tired after most meals, and found myself at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. Other than cutting ties with emotional eating, I really wasn’t sure what to expect from the workshop, but I am so incredibly glad that I enrolled.
Within the first week, all of us started a 30-day detox—truly clean eating without any sugar, processed foods, breads and starchy foods, dairy, fruits, caffeine, or alcohol. The most enlightening part for me was how addicted to caffeine I was, drinking coffee, tea, and soda ALL DAY without even realizing it!! I started and continue to drink 96 ounces of water every day (in place of caffeinated beverages), and my skin looks better than it has in years. In addition, cheese was my go-to food for every meal, and it was making me sick!! And I was able to look at labels to realize how much added sugar is in everything, so I have become smarter at buying decisions as well as re-engaged with my love for cooking. The best part is the newly found awareness I have with food and how our body uses, digests, and stores different foods. I make such smarter choices when I eat now.
During the detox and the two weeks after, I have felt fulfilled from the menu of vegetables, protein, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, and legumes. Plus, I have learned so much from Wilma and this workshop about how I emotionally attached myself to food and eating. I am so much more aware, I am so much happier, and I’ve lost 10 pounds thus far. I can’t say enough about how beneficial this workshop was for me, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who feels like I did. Wilma is a fantastic resource of information and the best support system anyone could ask for—she was my personal cheerleader every time I needed it … and then some. Thank you, Wilma!
~ Andi Lucas, Edmond, WA
I recommend ‘Finally Free’ to anyone who wants to lose weight easily while enjoying healthy food and implementing positive lifestyle change. Wilma Shaw both teaches and practices healthy eating and living. Her expertise throughout the workshop and her individual consultations is matched by her passion. I also liked being part of a small group because we learned from each other each week and in between. We were encouraged to share challenges and wins each week, which helped me see that I was not alone and that we all had things to celebrate. The seven weeks sped by, accompanied by weight loss, more energy and mental clarity. I looked forward to each week adding to my toolbox various strategies that help me know if I am hungry, know when to stop eating. The lessons each week, the No Sugar Challenge, the group, the good rational and ease of preparing tasty, high quality foods make this program a lifestyle.
~ D. Vail, Seattle, WA
I thought the course was very useful in becoming more knowledgeable and food aware. I feel better prepared to make healthy choices and positive changes in myself, my responses and my attitude. The classes and interaction with others in the group was useful and reinforced that we all face similar issues and learn from each other.
Wilma, I appreciate your enthusiasm and support. You are very knowledgeable and endlessly kind and supportive.
~ E. Olinger, Seattle, WA