Before Jumpstart I was frustrated that PCOS was making my daughter feel hopeless and defeated. We had incorporated so many healthful changes but didn’t think it was possible to do an extreme diet–gluten free, dairy free, sugar free–and to be able to maintain that way of eating. I didn’t know how to protect my daughter from doctors who prescribe birth control and diabetes drugs as if that’s the only solution. Through the Jumpstart I learned that the diet I thought was impossible to live with was indeed possible. It wasn’t as hard or overwhelming as I had imagined–Amy did the hard work and planning for me. I can definitely follow specific directions one day at a time. Keeping that present day focus helped me to not go out ahead of this day and get discouraged by my own ‘what ifs’. I feel this program gave me power to fight the PCOS symptoms and hope that there are better days ahead.
This program cost me about the same amount I pay for a doctor’s appointment. I was hesitant at first but I absolutely believe it was worth it. I had read books and talked to people about similar dietary changes and was overwhelmed and unable to implement those changes. The Jumpstart program gave me not just the information I needed, but more importantly, the encouragement and coaching to put the knowledge into action. I got so much more from this week long program than I’ve ever gotten in a single doctor’s appointment. I am more equipped, more focused and more hopeful about the future than I’ve been in a very long time.