I can honestly say that I have been looking forward to writing this testimonial, which really speaks to the work that Alyson does!
The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been my relationship to food and alcohol. I used to feel I was on a roller coaster of eating extremes, either dieting intensely and not eating regularly enough, or having a “cheat day” that basically equaled a binge of unhealthy food and drinking that took a day or two to feel good again after. Alyson really helped me find a balance that feels so much better, I feel much more level in my approach to food, generally eating healthy home cooked food, but also allowing myself to indulge from time to time and feel ok about it. The same goes for alcohol- it had become a default de-stresser for me in the night, and now I have alternatives when I’m craving a glass of wine, and I know I don’t actually need it to relax or sleep. That way when the weekend rolls around, I feel ok having a few drinks, and my liver gets a break!
The most significant overall change I’ve noticed has been my ability to cook and construct a meal plan for the week that is healthy, tasty, and enjoyable. Cooking doesn’t overwhelm me, and it’s been a really positive improvement in my whole life- not only spending less money on meals out, but also enjoying home cooked meals at home with my boyfriend (rather than bickering about where to go to eat!)
I would describe Alyson as very smart, insightful, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She is also down to earth about all this food and health stuff, so she understands the challenges of giving up vices and will admit her own challenges so you feel comfortable being candid and open with her. She has no judgment, and the expectations are realistic—unlike many other health professionals, coaches and programs I have experienced in the past. Alyson makes you really feel that your goals- in all areas, not just health wise- are not only achievable, but inevitable.
I would recommend Alyson to really anyone who wants to improve their life—not only their health and knowledge about food, cooking, and their body, but really their overall life. I feel truly grateful and lucky to be working with Alyson, and I hope to continue working with her in the future because she has been such a positive presence in my life. I look forward to every session we have, and I leave each week feeling even better than I went in! I could go on, but I will stop gushing now and just say that in a nutshell, you’re lucky if you choose to work with Alyson Roux!
-Ellen, Writer and Actress, Los Angeles