I first approached Gretchen for nutrition coaching because I found her relatable. Here was a fellow mom approaching nutrition in a pragmatic way and achieving the goals that I hoped to achieve. As I started to work with Gretchen, I soon learned that, above all else, she is a true professional. She is, of course, very knowledgeable in the area of fitness nutrition, but her commitment to her clients goes beyond her knowledge base. Gretchen is always available to provide guidance or motivation. Her response time is incredibly quick and her words are reassuring. And she gets results!
My personal goal was to shed a few unwanted pounds and to unveil the muscle beneath. I hoped to follow this “cut” with a reverse diet, similar to what Gretchen herself demonstrated on her blog and Instagram account. I am thrilled with the results of my cut, which we chose to end after 8 weeks, and am now 2 weeks into a reverse diet. I look forward to continuing to work with Gretchen!
“Working with Gretchen has changed my life, and I don’t say that lightly! My results have been fantastic (nearly 10 pounds in 9 weeks). But more importantly, she’s helped me create a healthy, positive, and balanced lifestyle. Gretchen completely customizes my macros based on my needs, so my energy is high and I’m rarely hungry. Her guidance helps me enjoy holidays and family dinners completely stress-free. She’s coached me through the mental challenges of weight loss, and helps me get back on track after slip-ups. She is an effective and compassionate coach, and I plan to work with her for life! “
– Maggie Cooper
“This is pretty wild. The picture on the left was from January! I was trying so hard to diet and get in shape, and I couldn’t find anything that worked for me.
I freaking love IIFYM (:
Oh my gosh Gretchen I am going to lose my shit!!! Pardon my language, but I just got so excited! I just did my morning weigh-in, after a refeed (so I was expecting a gain)…but I lost more weight and I’m officially at my lowest weight now!!!!!!!”
“As a runner and someone who is athletic and focused on being healthy, I’ve always been in pretty good shape. It wasn’t until I enlisted the help of Gretchen that I really saw huge changes in my physique and my attitude toward food. At one point a few years ago, I was strictly paleo and felt really deprived. I had dabbled with tracking macros as well, but had a hard time grasping it and sticking with it until I consulted with Gretchen’s FitQuest service. She helped me formulate a macro plan that suited me perfectly, and helped me learn all about balanced intake. Wine, cupcakes, and chocolate are not off limits!! She’s got this macro tracking down to a science and has a passion for sharing it with others. I sought her guidance as I approached my family’s travel around the holidays and she gave me sound advice and helped me stick to a plan. Balanced intake really is freeing and I love being part of her FitQuest team! “
“I have started another part of my path in life. Instead of just trying to ‘lose weight’ my focus is on being the healthiest person I know my body wants to be. I am working with such a great, positive, supportive, loving woman!
@fitquestmom has put me through a nutrition program. I am coming up on 10 weeks now and this is my progress so far. I am very thrilled by my results due to the fact that I am doing it healthy this time. Counting macros is everything! And patience is another. You must have this…health is not a race but a lifestyle…Diet is almost what got me to this point…my workouts have now picked up again finally (due to an old injury acting up from time to time). I am so happy that I have made it this far, but I know I still want to achieve excellence in myself.
Before I started the program I told Gretchen why I wanted to do this, ‘I want to wake-up every morning and look in the mirror and be happy in my own skin.’ I can finally say that is where I am right now and I am overjoyed! I feel comfortable with myself again. I can’t wait to see where the next 12 weeks takes me. So thank you for standing strong beside me @fitquestmom, I really couldn’t have done it without you. XO.”
– Gracie Walker
“I came to Gretchen Tseng looking for help in getting my eating situated. After 3 years of competing in figure competitions and having a 3rd child, I had allowed my relationship with food to get weird. I continued to work out hard, but had stopped seeing the results I was used to. The main reason for the lack of results was because I was eating less than 1000 calories per day. Enter Gretchen.
I explained my situation to her and she suggested a Reverse Diet over 20 weeks. I would check in weekly with measurements and pictures (in a swimsuit…ugh…) and she would change my macro plan accordingly. I have to say I was skeptical that eating MORE would help me with increased intensity in my workouts while helping to drop the fluff that had developed around my midsection, but I was willing to give it a try.
I am 5’9” and started out at 163lbs. I finished my plan at 157lbs. And while that isn’t as large a weight loss as others, I think it is amazing. I increased my calories from under 1000 per day to 1450 (and I should be closer to 2000, but I was needing to work on my protein intake!) and I was killing it in my workouts! I had several PR’s in the 5K races I did and my strength increased exponentially. I felt so much better, my clothes were fitting better and I was even sleeping better.
I’m wasn’t a perfect student, by any stretch, but I did give it a great try and I’m sold. Gretchen is informative, understanding and has a great sense of humor! She was
great when I would completely stuff my face with my entire pantry as well as gently
encouraging when my macros would be consistently low…something I struggled
with each week. Now that I’m done with my plan, I am going to take what I’ve learned and continue on, confident that I’ll be able to increase my macros to levels that will fuel my body and help me be the most healthy person I can be.
Thanks, Gretchen, for the time you took to get my eating situated. You are the best!”
“I’m thrilled to have found Gretchen! I had a really healthy, whole foods diet before, and I had been trying to change my physique on my own for a couple years with very little success. Changing to the macro-based nutrition lifestyle has been amazing. I am finally seeing the results I’ve been after for so long. Gretchen is there every step of the way with helpful tips and motivation. She is so knowledgeable, and it’s obvious how much she loves what she does and really cares about her clients. If you’re feeling stuck and not achieving the results you want, I highly recommend working with Gretchen and giving this lifestyle a try.”
“I must say, I have been at this challenge to loose weight my whole life and honestly, this is the most success I have had. As I age, so much keeps changing and “dieting” as we know it is just not for me. Gretchen has taught me the true nutrition program that works for me. Everyday I learn what my body needs to be successful. If I keep at it, I am setting myself up for success. It’s amazing to see all the tools she offers me and it’s really up to me to use those tools to benefit myself for a successful future. Thank you Gretchen. I can’t tell you how much better I feel and look because of your guidance. I’m still a work in progress with an achievable reachable goal.”