I want to thank Maya Friedman, MPH, RD, LDN who ran the nutrition program for helping me to get skinny (smile)! Prior to Maya I really did not know what to eat. My choices led to high cholesterol and obesity. Because of the inspirational 16 week program where Maya led group and individual sessions with Mercy Hospital, I lost over 20 pounds within six months and went from 165lbs to 145lbs. I am still in her maintenance program as I progress to my goal of 132lbs. Thanks again Maya!
I attribute much of my weight loss during the program to Maya’s guidance. As I was in the process of transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle while in the program, she was more than helpful in providing specific guidance and options that were supportive of my weight-loss. One factor that kept me engaged in the program was the weekly encouragement Maya provided. At the end of the program, I lost close to 30 pounds!
Maya was incredibly easy to talk to and listened intently as I explained my complicated medical history. She offered creative ideas to help handle my symptoms and worked with me to discover dietary plans that would be suitable for my lifestyle and preferences. As a patient with severe Crohn’s I would highly recommend working with Maya to understand how to manage day to day symptoms through your diet.