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Losing weight, and I mean REALLY losing weight can seem like an elusive goal or a fantasy for many… not for these women anymore! Keep reading to see what these former clients have to say about working with Coach Hannah to lose weight, FOR REAL.

Working together, THIS girl dropped 22 lbs in 24 weeks!

“I’m feeling great! I needed to go out and buy a new bra to fit better which felt great. Also I’m in a new pair of pants that I had sitting aside because I didn’t feel comfortable in them, but now they go on easy and they look good.”… and that message was sent just after 12 weeks together! – KC

“Hannah took the time to hear my story before we started working together, and more importantly, took the time to understand what I wanted at the END of all of this. I had certain physique goals for my wedding, but after going through competition prep I didn’t want to obsess over tracking forever or have to worry about perfection … “

“I was so happy with my body on my wedding day (such a weird thing to be able to say!)… “

“Hannah never forgot what my ultimate goal was, she transitioned me away from tracking and counting everything and I feel great!  I can’t thank her enough!”  – AT

“What Coach Hannah taught me has been revolutionary.”⁠

“I get a lot of questions at work about what I’ve done over the last few weeks for weight loss. I am such a fan that I tell everyone!! I hope you don’t mind. It took me so long to decide to do this and I am truly happy that I did. Honestly, it’s not just for weight loss but really looking at habits and lifestyle.”- JS

Coach Hannah helped her drop 27 lbs in 28 weeks!

“In October, I started her [Coach Hannah] online fitness coaching program because I wanted to lose weight, but the experience wasn’t AT ALL what I expected. I was never hungry – I listened to my body and hunger cues. I enjoyed the foods I love, chocolate, pizza, ice cream… and still saw progress! Not only have I lose weight with her guidance, but more importantly, my energy has increased, my clothes fit me better, and I feel STRONG. Having a program that outlined goals in the gym and in the kitchen made all the difference. Hannah took all the stress out of my mind. I knew I could trust the process because she has been here before and walked this walk. I loved the progress was always more important than perfection.” – JB

“My size 10 jeans are becoming loose. Before I started with you they were TIGHT. When I’m down to 140 I’m going to try on size 8 jeans. If they fit I’m going to change my size 10’s for size 8’s.” – CZ

Over 20 lbs gone and a shrinking waistline!

This girl needed an entirely new wardrobe after dropping over 20 lbs and losing almost 6 inches from her waist alone.  “I’ve noticed my fall clothes are way too big, I definitely need to go shopping.”  Followed by “I went shopping for the first time in months!!! I bought a cute shirt that I would have never even looked at 6 months ago, and I started looking in the small sections, which I’ve never done!!”  And most of this was accomplished with home workouts while under quarantine during the 2020 Covid19 pandemic.  There will always be a reason to NOT start, but once you do, you will accomplish things you never believed possible, just like this client! – OA

“I am eating everything I want and don’t feel like I am on a diet or anything.  All the stressors in my personal life I think have been balanced with my good diet and exercise… so I think those things are helping and working for me.  Also, a pair of shorts I ordered a few weeks ago that were snug are actually wearable now 🙂 They are cute cut off jean shorts, so I’m stoked about that!” – CC

Lost OVER 15 lbs in 20 weeks!!!

“Before I began my coaching experience with Hannah, I was lost when it came to finding balance in my diet and exercise routine, had low energy/motivation, and was afraid of “bad” foods. I was stuck in a cycle of “eating healthy” and exercising (mostly cardio) for a few days but then splurging all weekend and feeling like crap. The number on the scale was getting higher and my clothes were not fitting anymore …. In my 20 weeks of Hannah being my coach, I lost over 15 pounds, lost 6 inches in my waist, have so much more energy, feel more comfortable in the gym, can wear my size 6 jeans again instead of wearing leggings every day, and can say “no” in a social setting but also can splurge on a treat if I want to and NOT feel guilty about it! Since continuing this lifestyle independently, I have not only kept off the weight I lost, but I have continued to lose. I am so happy I chose to start my lifestyle change with Hannah’s coaching. She has been such an amazing, supportive coach that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to lose weight the right way.” – AH

Lost weight drinking beer AND eating pasta… literally…

In her initial consult, this client told Coach Hannah “I hate inhabiting a body I don’t feel comfortable with on a daily basis. I really like carbs. Bread fills me up. And I enjoy beer and wine.”⁠ So using the HLB4me method, THIS client lost almost 15 pounds, MET her goal of finally feeling comfortable in her own skin, and transitioned from a long history of “I’m going to indulge and eat it all, or I’m not going to have it…”⁠ to “If I can lose weight drinking beer and eating pasta, that’s exactly what I want, and that’s exactly what I got… it’s a sustainable way of living and you’ll see the fat come off of you, and I did”.” – MJ

“Having the freedom to eat what I want and having no foods off-limits has curbed my tendency to binge so much I [can’t] even tell you. I don’t really feel the charged energy I used to have around ‘big weekends’ or celebrations. I used to get all this anxiety around the eating and drinking and end up binge eating saying F it. But I truly can say that now most of the charged crazed energy around food is fading each week more and more. I’m enjoying what I want and tweaking lots of things to get more protein and less empty high-calorie food because I want to.” – WB

Down 12 lbs in 15 weeks… oh and she’s a law student AND a mom…

“I feel so good! I love how I look and how I feel. It’s a work in progress making this a lifestyle but it’s going well overall! I am LOWER than my goal weight (I haven’t weighed 116 since college!) and feel pretty good. I need to continue pushing it in the gym but I feel like I have such a great foundation.” – LS on our final check-in

“Thanks again for your guidance with getting me healthy. It truly is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.” – KM

THIS Mama of TWINS lost 30 lbs in 40 weeks!

“Hannah absolutely changed my life. Let me just open up with that.
I came to her as the low self-esteem, Queen of Defeat who busted my ass with cardio workouts DAILY, ate like a bird, had a mental battle with food and body image, hated the
way my clothes fit, obsessed over the scale (I could keep going) and saw NO progress after doing this since my twins were born 3 years ago. I yearned for the days my size 6 or even size 4 jeans fit again. I yearned for my confidence back. I lost myself somewhere between having my babies and finding Hannah…. I am eating like CRAZY, love SO many new foods and am loving that she ingrained in me the desire to work out (with exercises SO much more realistic than pre-Hannah). My life has completely shifted for the better during my time, and after my time, with Hannah! I am so optimistic about my current body, my future health goals, and my positive mental state. I will never be able to thank Hannah enough for making me realize I am more than just a wrecked body that is doomed to eat kale salads for the rest of my life” 😊 – RB

“I’m currently eating 2500 calories and MAINTAINING my weight! I never thought I’d ever be eating this much. My body and my metabolism are literally thanking me for giving it a break from all the restricting [foods] and excessive cardio in the gym. I feel better than ever! I used to kill myself doing hours of cardio at the gym and eating WAY less than what my body needs. Then I’d literally be starting from overdoing it and under eating, so I’d binge like crazy and it would become a continuous cycle… Now I’m doing way less cardio, eating more, and I feel so free! My fear of food is gone and I now know that I can eat the foods I want and still reach my goals! Thank you to my amazing coach Hannah (@havingandeatingcake), for helping me get out of that cycle and take the time to get to know me and educate me properly. And most importantly help me mentally and physically!”- BV

Lost 30+ lbs and GAINED self-confidence, FINALLY!

This client has lost over 30 pounds and can finally say “I’m comfortable in my skin again.” She also accomplished a goal after 15 years of marriage, “This is the year that I fit back into my wedding dress!! Thank you! Goal MET!”
Not long after starting her fat loss journey we had to reset all of her goals because we blew past her initial ones. Her updated goals were things she didn’t dare dream of before starting up with the HLB4me method because they seemed too “far fetched,” but now she is getting comments on how amazing she looks. She was elated to share this:
“Yesterday at [daughter’s] friends birthday picnic, her mom loudly exclaimed “You look great!!” when we got there, and then couldn’t stop remarking on my arms while we were chatting (even asking me to “do that again!” when I raised my arms up to gesture). – DB

“Feeling so good. I can’t believe how much better I feel. How much easier little things have gotten. Super excited. I also looked back at some of my measurements from the beginning and am shocked by the numbers 5″ here 4″ there. It’s crazy. I don’t even know how I was that big. I pushed it down so far not wanting to think about it for so long.”

“I also really enjoy not being on a meal plan and getting to choose the foods I eat. I was thinking about it recently and how I haven’t changed what I eat, but I’ve changed the way I eat, and I feel so much better than I did before….
I’m noticing my Jean’s are getting looser almost every time I put them on. Same with some tops. It feels amazing to say that, rather than vice versa.” – JP

Real women… real stories… real life…. And these are just a fraction of the women Coach Hannah has helped transform….

And let’s not forget about yours truly, your trusty Coach Hannah!! I went from being too embarrassed to even show my face in a picture in a swimsuit to feeling more comfortable in my skin than I could have imagined.  I know how you feel, I felt the same way.  You deserve to feel at home in your body and I can help you!

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Yours in fitness & health,
Coach Hannah
Dr. Hannah Brandt, PT, DPT, CPT