ZAO Elevate Stories

"I’ve tried working with several nutritionist before and they were great but I found their protocols complicated and too restrictive and overall didn’t make a dramatic change in how I felt. The Zao Elevate program helped me manage my fatigue and depression right away. Grace could see from a detailed assessment what aspects of my nutrition were lacking and the supplements she recommended made a big difference in how I felt. Grace also worked hard to troubleshoot and find ways to tweak my diet to achieve my goals. She’s also a great teacher, she didn’t just tell me what to do, but she armed me with the tools that I need to continue my journey in health, both physical and mental."

-Beth

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"The Zao Elevate program is incredibly personalized program that I would highly recommend to anyone dealing with low energy, depression, anxiety or even mild imbalances in their daily mood, motivation and energy levels. Grace has an extremely high level of knowledge and it is clear that her number one priority is helping people. In my time working with her in the Zao Elevate program, she personalized the program each time we met based on my feedback. The detailed daily logs she had me keep allowed her to see patterns I didn't recognize and she tweaked the program specific to these patterns. In addition to her skill level, Grace is approachable and easy to talk to. She always makes me feel comfortable, no matter what struggles I am facing.

I came to Grace at a time when I was feeling depressed, anxious all of the time and in a complete fog that consumed my time whenever I wasn't at work. I was having extreme lows and was having trouble focusing, sometimes on the most mundane tasks. I couldn't get myself motivated for my workouts, which had for many years been the highlight of each day. Within the first week of the program, my anxiety and depression levels were more in control and I was having less extreme ups and downs. I also started to notice a decrease in my carb and sugar cravings.

As the weeks went on, I continued to see vast improvement in my mood and my energy. I also started to become much more aware of my anxiety and depression - I started to see the separation between situational anxiety (i.e. work, traffic, etc.) and non-situational anxiety that had previously been consuming so much of my time before beginning the program. It felt like a literal fog was lifted - my motivation and energy returned and I was able to start enjoying my workouts again. As I continue to incorporate the supplements into my daily routine, I find that I can recognize how I'm feeling and adjust the supplements as necessary. I am overjoyed to have the tools and knowledge from Grace to help me feel my best.

As a woman who has always struggled with anxiety, depression, food cravings and low energy, I am so grateful to have found a program that I feel great about incorporating into my life without prescription medication. Grace is truly an incredible support and I highly recommend her services and the Zao Elevate program!"

-Laura

"I have always maintained a healthy diet and made sure to get adequate rest, but I would still wake up feeling sluggish and remain tired throughout the day.  I became dependent on my morning coffee and afternoon pre-workout to make it through.  On more than one occasion I went to the doctor convinced I had a thyroid issue but my levels would always come back in the "normal" ranges. I couldn't understand why I was so tired all the time and I began to think I was just getting older and this is how it felt. In addition to my low energy I also struggled with depression.  Most of the time I was happy but out of nowhere I would be overwhelmingly sad and I didn't have any reason to be.  It made no sense.  Why was I feeling this way? 

When I saw that Grace was offering a program for women to address these issues I jumped at the opportunity to be a tester. I am so thankful that I did!

Grace took the time to listen to all my concerns and answer all my questions.  She guided me to the appropriate supplements and made sure my diet was optimized for my physical and mental health.  I incorporated just two new supplements into my daily routine and it changed my life. I have no need for that morning coffee (although sometimes I just want it), my energy is restored and my moods are under control.

As women, we tend to take care of everyone else first, leaving little left for ourselves. I'm so glad I took the time to try Zao Elevate and I am forever grateful for Grace and her genuine desire to help others.  I highly recommend this program."

-Elise

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"I had a great experience working with Grace. She really listened, did her research, and gave me a program that was specific to me. I am forever grateful I worked with her and got a specific program that aligned with my needs and crazy work schedule. I received a lot more than I expected. Not only did I get my current plan, she also taught me how to continue on this path if I were to branch off on my own. She truly cares about the well being of her clients. If you're suffering with depression and anxiety, like I previously was, I would highly recommend working with Grace. I wouldn't currently be my happy, outgoing self without her and her knowledge."

-Courtney 

       

 

 

 

 "Before I started working with Grace I was a mess of emotions. I would drag myself to the gym twice a day without fueling my body adequately. I was an emotional roller coaster filled with anger, depression, anxiety, and very low motivation. All I wanted was to lose weight, but no matter how hard I tried nothing seemed to work, and I continued to cycle back into my negative thinking and behaviors. 

Now after completing Zao Elevate my eating, mood, and exercise routines are more regulated and balanced. I love this program because although weight loss was my goal Grace started from the beginning with baby steps with mental health and wellness in mind. First by putting me on supplements, and then trying to eat regular meals and snacks to regulate my blood sugar. She helped build meals that had the right amount of protein, carbs, fats, and veggies. Grace made everything very simple and tangible by incorporating foods that I loved, easy recipes, meal plans, and setting reachable goals. She didn’t throw everything at me at once, but instead eased me into living a healthier and balanced lifestyle. Grace has not only helped me with my physical well being, but also my emotional journey and recovery with helpful activities such as journaling, meditation, and yoga, because the mental aspect is just as important as the physical. Grace has a passion for health and wellness and truly cares about your health. She has taught me that nothing and nobody is perfect and change takes time.

This isn’t a quick fix, it’s a journey, but each day, each month, each year will get a little bit easier. She taught me to focus on and celebrate the small goals instead of obsessing over all the things I was doing wrong. I am forever grateful that I was given the opportunity to know and work with Grace, because she is truly amazing."

-Cassie 

"I loved the program! I never would have known that timing of supplements would make a difference...generally just a cool experience!
The program went really well for me...it was super easy and straightforward. I was skeptical if anything and was happy to have some results. Nothing major, but definitely noticeable!"

-Lauren