It’s hard to find the right words to express my gratitude to both Amber and Chris. I am a mother of two active little boys (5 and 3) and never seemed to bounce back like all those other mother runners. Last year I ran the Marine Corps Marathon and the Las Vegas Half Marathon. My times were ok, but my energy levels were down and I always felt blah and exhausted. A fellow runner Amanda Brooks (@runtothefinish) mentioned Amber and her 28 Day Beat Belly Bloat on Instagram. I was instantly drawn to Amber and her positive personality. So I decided that for my birthday I would give myself this gift. It was like this program was specifically made for me! From the first day everything clicked for me. I felt better as each day passed and to be honest I was nervous when I had to start adding back my trigger foods. I found out that my beloved coffee wasn’t agreeing with my stomach and that gluten was also sensitivity for me. So what was the best part? I loved that this program let me continue to train for my Spring Half Marathon. I had more energy than ever before! I also loved the added strength training portion. Usually I just run and do Pilates, but I forget how important doing a strength program is for runners. And let’s be honest who doesn’t want The Chris Abs? Have you seen them? That is actually my next goal and as you can see from my photos I’m not far from it! I lost weight (7lbs, which I was shocked about) and inches and most importantly got my energy back. It’s all there for you in an easy to follow program. I’m not a great cook, so I could follow Amber’s plan and not feel like I had to be an amazing cook. Do I think the 28 Day Beat Belly Bloat is worth it? YES!!! Having Amber and Chris there by your side through this process is priceless. They are there to answer questions, hold you accountable, and most of all support you. Honestly, I now consider them friends! They are my biggest supporters. I love this community and how it can connect us with amazing people. Thank you Amber and Chris from the bottom of my heart!
— Jamie B., New Brunswick, Canada
I have always been nervous to do an elimination diet because they are so restrictive. I had an allergy panel done but felt like I still had some food sensitivities I didn’t know about. I loved not having to worry about finding my own recipes or creating shopping lists - everything was researched & done for me! If you think you might need to try an elimination diet for a food sensitivity, I highly recommend the Beat Belly Bloat Program.
— Cassandra P., California
Despite “eating healthy” and exercising, I was continuing to struggle with losing weight and constant belly bloat. In looking for new ideas, I found the Belly Bloat Program. After emailing Amber numerous questions, I decided this was a great opportunity for me to learn more about my body, what I’m eating, and how to be aware of how my body reacts to what I put into it. The program itself is beyond easy to follow. The first two weeks are the elimination phase, where you remove foods that can be inflammatory: corn, soy, dairy, wheat, and eggs. The plan is laid out in a wonderful workbook. In the beginning of the program you receive the plan on eliminating these foods, as well as when and how they will be reintroduced. To make it easier, a packet of great recipes is included and shopping lists as well. My favorite part, were the worksheets where you can write about what you eat and how your body feels. Outside of just removing and reintroducing the foods, this program discussed different things to look for: nausea, stomach upset, even runny nose for mucus producing foods. Most of these symptoms were things I was unaware of! Despite already removing soy and most dairy, this plan gave me so much information on areas soy can be hiding, like in tuna packets, and ways to get really amazing flavors without these ingredients. I was never hungry on the program, made some amazing new recipes, and learned so much about how my body reacts to food! On top of all that I learned, I also lost 8 lbs and 10 inches total! My body fat also dropped. I was so excited by these results!! I have reintroduced most of the foods. I still avoid dairy, other than some cheeses, and soy. I now limit corn, gluten and eggs, but do eat those. I choose to limit them, because, well, I have found DELICIOUS alternatives to help change up the meal plan! I definitely recommend this program. Even if no weight was lost, the knowledge is totally worth it!
— Angela V., Nevada
Amber’s program uses the best method to determine your food allergies. With her support, I was able to nail down the root cause of my eczema, which has plagued me since I was a teen. Her program combines both nutrition and exercise to give you the best possible results!
— Chris T., Texas
Last year, I was referred to Amber because I was feeling sick. I had lots of digestive problems like constant bloating and my overall energy was depleted. This affected me in every aspect of my life including my work and exercise. Little did I know that the reason I was not able to loss the weight or have the energy to workout was because of my lack of proper nutrition. By proper I mean something that works for me, something customized for my unique system as no two people are exactly alike. Amber has helped me to understand what foods I’m allergic to and what foods promote better digestive heath as well as my immune health meanwhile eating very delicious food. For the first time since I can remember I feel light, strong, I have lots of energy and my overall mood has improved. Amber has taught me that knowledge is power and longevity.
— Henry Medina, New York, NY
The 10-day Spring Detox & Cleanse was a great experience for me. This is not your typical detox or cleanse. I was able to eat whole, nutritious foods and never felt like I was deprived of anything. In fact, the meals were some of the best I’ve had in a while. My motivation to take part in this cleanse was primarily to see how I felt when eating certain foods. Luckily, I found that I had no aversions to any of the foods in question. While my diet will basically remain the same, I have found that I am much more mindful of what I put into my body. Over the course of the cleanse, I learned that I am not as dependent on caffeine, sugar, and other non-essential foods as I originally thought. It’s odd that by limiting my intake of certain foods, I actually ended up feeling more free in my choices afterwards. If you are considering any type of cleanse or detox this year, I definitely recommend working with Amber. From the emails to the Facebook chats, I definitely felt like I had a team behind me! I also just really want to stress how well this program was put together. I learned to recognized signs from my body, discovered motivations behind my food choices, and even lost a few pounds in the process. Total win-win!
— Presley S., Augusta, GA
I am so very happy to have recently participated in the Detox hosted by Amber Williford. At first, after reading through the detox guidelines, I was a bit apprehensive about some of the foods I would be giving up for the duration. But I realized that the elimination and re-introduction of these various food groups was part of the learning process, and decided to go ahead and just do it. Amber couldn’t have made things easier to follow. She provided 8 very visually appealing documents to use as tools to get the process started... such things as an overall Detox Guide, a Meal Plan for those who would like to have one to follow and a Meal Preparation Guide and Blank Meal Planner for those who prefer to plan their own meals. There is a Shopping List, Recipe Guide, Eating Out Guide, and Re-introduction Phase Guide. I made good use of them - they were very informative and easy to read and understand. Each day, Amber sent an email message with some helpful advice and lots of motivational support. And in the private Facebook group, she was always there to answer questions and offer praise and encouragement. It was nice to be able to contact and share with the other detox participants this way, too. During the detox phase I became very aware of how caffeine affects my body. And I also enjoyed some new-to-me breakfast recipes from Amber’s list. This has spurred me on to keep experimenting with new foods and to note how I feel afterward. I would certainly recommend Amber’s services to anyone who is interested in learning more about their own nutrition needs.
— Elle, Victoria, BC Canada
I am the poster child of “ yo yo dieting”, or as I like to call it, consistently inconsistent. I would work out and go for Mexican food, (don’t forget the beer!) I needed to make a change. With Ambers motivation and wealth of knowledge, I’m doing just that. She has taught me good nutrition tips, understanding what works best for my body and how a little planning and discipline can make a difference. I am slowly having the body I want, and finally understanding what a healthy lifestyle is all about.
— Sarah C., Jacksonville, FL