As a New Yorker living alone I had come to rely on going out to eat or ordering in. I didn’t feel well and the pounds poured on. I immediately thought of Tina for nutrition counseling and cooking instruction that would lead to a healthier lifestyle and weight loss because she had been our family’s private chef, providing nutritious and delicious meals in years prior.
Extremely knowledgeable and encouraging, Tina led me to a better understanding of my eating habits and how to change them. She helped me set realistic goals towards implementing them into my daily life.
Tina taught me how to shop for and prepare delicious and nutritious meals that I could eat throughout the week. I feel comfortable in the kitchen!
She is a real professional, an excellent coach and teacher, sensitive to my needs, and patient and encouraging in all respects.
Thanks to Tina I not only had a plan to eat a healthier diet and to lose weight but also the tools to put it into practice.
Annette Snape – New York, NY
Tina was invited to our offices as part of our wellness initiative program and she was exactly what we were looking for. Our goal was to have someone provide nutritional information to our staff without delivering an unattainable message. Tina was incredibly informative, very forward thinking and was able to engage my employees on a topic not many people really want to listen to. While her messages were factual and scientific, she kept them easy and relatable. My employees are still talking about the workshop and many of them have applied what they learned from Tina. If you are looking for someone that will deliver scientific facts without overwhelming you, educating you on diet trends all while being down to earth, Tina is your dietician.
Keila Pernia, Benefits Manager, Sills, Cummis & Gross PC New Jersey and New York Law Firm
The results are amazing: after a little over 3 months of following her advice I lost over 20lbs, and key blood values are back in the healthy zone. Thank you very much, Tina!
It has been my good fortune to have Tina help plan our annual Women’s Association Board retreat over the past two years. In fact she will also be helping with our next retreat this coming September 2017.
She has planned and executed a lovely lunch for our 40 members which was not only delicious and nutritious but also very tasty. In addition to being a wonderful cook she also has given us a cooking demonstration at the last two meetings including a very interesting Q and A session.
So all and all she is a wonderful cook , great caterer, a skilled nutritional information expert as well as an entertaining speaker. What else could you ask for?
Judith Hofmeister – Program Chair
Women’s Association Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC)
I loved the 4 week weight loss program. I learned so much and it really kept us motivated.
Susan Sheeley – Madison, New Jersey
Tina helped me change my life for the better with encouragement, compassion, and knowledge. She taught me that healthy eating can be both delicious and satisfying. Her comprehensive and fully balanced menu plan, which included easy to follow recipes, became the template for my lifestyle change. She helped me understand that through portion control and exercise I could achieve my goals. Within six months I dropped 40 pounds and have never felt more fit and healthy. My doctor agrees!”
Paul Zeigler – New York, NY
Tina has helped me obtain better health by sage counsel with nutrition, portion control, education, fitness and the ability to apply it daily for a lifetime. She is supportive, and sets an example by her own wellness and fit lifestyle. She’s always there for you if you have any questions down the road and is a credit to her profession. Tina demonstrates how the advice and follow up work for you so you don’t feel like you’re working for the diet. She makes weight control easy, affordable & fun so it’s not a chore. You look forward to putting her program into your life.
She looked at my individual family dynamic and was able to customize a comfortable and effective healthy system for me. She’s wonderful & a pleasure to know. She took my favorite foods and polished a newer menu that was healthier, less caloric and just as much fun to prepare and eat and I don’t miss the old ways.
It’s much more satisfying to know you can enjoy food and not carry the pounds around town! You feel energized when you can achieve healthy eating and exercise becomes more rewarding & you feel fantastic! She helped me do things in small steps so I didn’t feel overwhelmed trying to achieve it all in a short span, small steps yields big results.
Betty Guarino, Florham Park, NJ
I hired Tina because I was trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding. She taught me about portion control – no fad diets. We just celebrated our first anniversary and I have still kept the weight off! Thanks Tina!
Sal Cirincionne – Harding, New Jersey
About a year after my son was born, I decided to begin an exercise routine and get serious! Many failed attempts in the past resulted in discouragement, so I sought out Tina’s help. I quickly became stronger and more flexible. I was pleased with my results but I knew I needed to lose some weight…30 pounds to be exact! With Tina’s counseling and encouragement, I managed to lose the weight and then some! Ten years later, I am happy to report that I have managed to keep the weight off. Oh, and I would like to mention that I even run and play tennis, 2 activities that 10 years ago I never would have dreamed I would ever attempt, let alone enjoy!
Why did it work this time? Tina helped me to find a combination of diet and exercise that works for me. Tina is constantly modifying my routine and providing bi-weekly nutritional guidance (and occasional reminders not to return to my evil ways!).
Patti Toscano – Chatham, New Jersey
I have worked with Tina for 4 years and my life has changed in so many ways because of her. I was overweight and always felt guilty for ignoring my health while busy caring for my kids and the house. I was always looking for the quick fix.
Tina helped to turn my way of thinking around. She has helped me understand that exercise has a cumulative effect and that doing something is always better than doing nothing. Tina has taught me to celebrate my little successes and to stop being so negative. She always encourages me to push myself a little harder each time I work out to get the most out of the precious little time I have.
When I finally stopped being so hard on myself everything began to fall into place. My self-confidence grew, and I was finally able to relax and start making better food choices. Even through some very difficult times, I have been able to eat healthier and stay in control.
As for her workouts…well 4 years later and she is still mixing it up and surprising me! Tina’s routines are always varied and just challenging enough that you are always pushing yourself but never too crazy that you think you can’t do it. Tina’s support has given me the confidence to better myself because I know deep down that she believes I can advance, and I always can…what a great feeling!!! To date I have lost 40 lbs. and with Tina’s help plan to lose the rest of my weight before summer. Tina is a great nutritionist, trainer and friend…truly the whole package!
Karen Geiger – Chatham Township, New Jersey