I want to let you know about Lyssie Lakatos, a nutritionist who I feel beyond grateful to have met. I have been struggling with weight issues and been to lots of programs, and nutritionists. She is the one that finally helped me. And I mean helped me with my food and weight issues and beyond.
It’s hard to describe in words but I will try. Also, if you ever wanted to talk, I am more than happy to have a conversation about the benefits of working with her. I am pretty savvy about all this weight loss and food issue stuff because I have been around the block about this since in high school. I am now 50 plus.
I was also trained as a psychotherapist who specialized in eating disorders. Since working with Lyssie, not only have I lost weight which I am glad about, but my stress levels, health, confidence, and my overall life feels better.
Simply, she taught me finally how to eat so I now have more energy and I don’t obsess and worry about food and my health. What a relief! She educated me, walked me through food choices, and plans. They were all personalized to suit me.
Lyssie helped me find the vitamins and supplements I needed and worked with my doctors, so I had all the blood tests needed to truly help my health conditions. She worked with me and who I was. She saw me in my entirety, my moods, my lifestyle, my health issues, and my ups and downs. She accepted me. She is totally on my side and rooting for me.
She is totally nonjudgmental, supportive, very smart, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. She really cares. She’s written several books and I learned so much from them and refer to them for recipes and quick reminders.
Not only is she all that but her program allows access to her daily. So I felt supported and less alone. If I had questions I could ask them, I didn’t struggle alone. I feel my life and health has totally changed and the quality of my life is better.
This is the most I have gotten in all my years of working on food issues. I have over the years devoted time and money into programs, but nowhere got what I get with Lyssie.
When I first came, she mentioned it might take a year to make real changes. I doubted I would stick it through, but figured I would try as long as I felt ok doing her program. I figured maybe I would stay a few months.
But I realized she was right. I never felt pressured by her. I need the time to integrate it all. I needed the time to make the changes and solidly make them so they would stick. It’s over a year and I still with her. I keep learning and benefit from her support.
So, I am continuing working with Lyssie means the world to me. I am worth it and she is worth every minute of time and every cent it costs. The reason is because this is my life, and I am worth everything and so are you!- Aimee B
Lyssie & Tammy are incredible problem solvers and so much fun to work with! Their methods are effective, easy to follow, and sustainable. The pounds slipped off easily and I didn’t feel like I was starving or compromising my love of food. I’ve learned so much from them, they’ve helped me change my attitude toward food and feel confident in my body and health again. They taught me the skills I needed to deal with emotional eating and how to strategize for everyday meals and obstacles. Lyssie and Tammy work hard for you and believe in you even on your most difficult days, they’re inspiring!- Jupiter O., Texas
Lyssie & Tammy are amazing. I originally wanted to lose weight, but what they offered me was so much more. While I did lose weight what was so exciting was I have so much more energy and the strategies I learned to be in control of my health and how to stay on a fun and exciting program that is sustainable was incredible. Lyssie and Tammy’s support is so motivating and their dedication to guiding their clients, answering any and all questions, led to a fantastic experience.- Michelle Richards
Working with Lyssie was the best choice I have ever made. After having 2 children and feeling completely out of shape & unhealthy I reached out to Lyssie. She instantly made me feel motivated, engaged and capable of achieving my goals. Reaching my goals was exhilarating … but the easy lifestyle changes were the best part of the experience. Lyssie advised making the simplest & smallest lifestyle changes that have had a lasting impact. I learned how to build the healthiest meals to fuel my body and how to maximize my time in the gym. After going through the process I feel like I’m in my 20’s again! I didn’t think I’d feel like that again! Changed my life. Looking forward to checking in with Lyssie with all of my continued progress and as a lifelong friend.- Jen Bernstein, New York, NY
Once I reached my own personal plateau, The Nutrition Twins were wonderful in guiding me in new approaches to help me push past it and lose weight. The knowledge they provided me was essential for me to achieve long-term sustainable weight loss! And they showed me what sneaky foods had been getting in my way. Also, LOVE all the delicious recipes they have. Really great if you’re looking for healthy and tasty entrees.- Kari Luu, California
Losing weight always felt daunting to me and like it just wasn’t meant to happen for me. When I finally got the courage to contact Lyssie and Tammy, they listened to me and understood me. They made me feel like I wasn’t in it alone and someone else was routing for me. My journey has just begun but I’ve already lost 23 pounds and I couldn’t have done it without the twins.- Beth H., Connecticut
I had seen Tammy and Lyssie on The Doctors and immediately bought their book. Everything they said made so much sense. I had been feeling unhappy with myself and felt bloated a lot. I reached out to them and they were so positive and encouraging and made me really believe that I could change. I signed up for a package and it was the best decision I ever made. I feel light and healthy and I don’t stress before I go out to meals with my family or with friends. I know what to order and when I eat at home, I actually know what to make even though I’m not much of a cook, they taught me easy, delicious things I can throw together quickly. Tammy and Lyssie changed my life! Thank you!- Marissa B., New York
Thank you for being the most effective counselors a woman could ask for. Thanks for all the encouragement and advice. Once Again- your program is the most effective of anything I’ve ever used…and I’ve used a lot of them.- Janice M., New York
Lyssie and Tammy are knowledgeable, encouraging, and enthusiastic. It is remarkable how much they know about nutrition and exercise! They helped me meet my goals of losing baby weight, increasing my energy, and creating easy ways to be healthier and feel better. Lyssie and Tammy gave me practical and manageable ideas that I could implement into my life and manage in my hectic daily schedule. To date, years later, I continue the changes we made in my eating. They made the process fun! I even sent my husband to them for nutritional guidance. I am grateful for working with Lyssie and Tammy and recommend them!- Anna H., Yoga Teacher and Psychotherapist
I had tried every diet out there when I came to Tammy and Lyssie. I was always able to lose weight, but I could never keep it off. Tammy and Lyssie taught me how to eat in a way that I could enjoy my food for the rest of my life—and even get my chocolate fix while still losing weight. Best of all I’ve not only lost the weight but I’ve kept it off for over five years.- Jody K., California
The Nutrition Twins are awesome! I came to them feeling bloated all the time and I had gotten to the point where I was scared to eat because it seemed like everything I ate killed my stomach and left me doubled over in pain. I couldn’t even go out with friends without worrying that I would have to run to the bathroom! Tammy and Lyssie helped me to figure out what was causing my pain and helped me to find foods that I could eat and feel great. They helped me to feel human again! That was two years ago and I’ve never felt better. I highly recommend them, they truly improved the quality of my life!- Marsha C., New York
I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life and started on Weight Watchers with my mom when I was 14. After that, I had been to other dietitians and I’d lose weight for a short time, but nothing seemed to stick. When I met Tammy and Lyssie I felt like they really listened to me. They kept me motivated by always being positive and they gave me amazing guidance to help me with my food choices .We consistently would make changes in my eating habits and build on my improvements and they always found a way for me to see success! I have met my goal weight (which I still can’t believe) and kept if off for nearly a year. I feel like I learned to eat differently. Before working with them I used to eat snack bars and I always felt hungry and was thinking about my next meal. Now I eat whole, fresh foods. I really like food and enjoy eating, and now I feel like I’m eating a lot and I feel satisfied. I still can’t believe I’ve met my dream weight and am not always hungry anymore!- Danielle B., Florida
I feel like I’m in my 20’s again!! I didn’t think I’d feel like that again! Thank you Lyssie & Tammy- J. Bernstein, New York, NY