Weight Loss Success Stories

FuelIgniteThrive - Health Restored

Health Restored

FuelIgniteThrive - Down 52 lbs, 20% BF, 32

Down 52 lbs, 20% BF, 32 "

"It doesn't reallymatter how much you exercise if you don't know how to balance your food." Just one of the many things Brent discovered during his program. Brent always exercised and described himself as one of those people who could eat whatever they wanted and not gain weight. Things changed when the craziness of covid happened globally and like so many others, Brent started gaining weight. After just 8 Weeks living the program, Brent was down 31lbs and after 6 months, he'd crushed his goal and had shed 52.6lbs, 20.4% BF, and 32.75 inches. In our last coaching call, Brent commented, "I never thought it would be this easy." Check out Brent's blog story here and watch our interview with Brent on LIVE FIT podcast. 

FuelIgniteThrive - Down 15lbs and 23.25 inches in 8 Weeks!

Down 15lbs and 23.25 inches in 8 Weeks!

"I feel this is healthy."  And that's exactly the way it should be! "D" is a health care worker who has always tried to make healthy choices and stay active but with changes over the past year, the weight started creeping back up. "D" was even walking half an hour each way to work and back and still couldn't get the weight to move. "D"'s hubby, "C", contacted FIT Nutrition as he also wanted to lose some weight and get healthier and they both started living the program together. At the end of 8 Weeks, "D" had shed 15lbs of the 20lbs she wants to lose and says she is really enjoying how she feels, the way clothes are fitting and that she can still go out for lunch with the girls. "D" is enjoying her healthy lifestyle and plans to stay the course, continuing living the program.

FuelIgniteThrive - Down 31lbs, 27.25 inches in 8 Weeks!

Down 31lbs, 27.25 inches in 8 Weeks!

"Normally I'm out of breath mowing the lawn. The other day I powered right through it like I was in my twenties!" In just 8 Weeks "C" passed the halfway marker on his way to achieving his weight goal. Along with that, he's feeling good and has more energy. "C" had always believed in home cooking and tried to make healthy choices. In fact he was the one doing a lot of the cooking. What he didn't realize is that even healthy food needs to be balanced and in portions the body can metabolize. "C" said he finds the program easy and has made it a lifestyle, prepping and taking balanced meals and supplements to fill the gaps with him on vacation and even out hunting with the guys. "C" and his wife "D" continue to live the program and are loving the results!

FuelIgniteThrive - Massive change in 8 Weeks!

Massive change in 8 Weeks!

Down 14lbs and 3% body fat in 8 Weeks!

"Original photos. No edits. This is so exciting to see the chage in 8 weeks" was the text that came along with this picture. As a young business owner, Dakota often wears many hats to keep things running smoothly. Many times this meant working well into the late hours, not eating properly - or at all - and relying on coffee to make it through the day. Dakota soon realized that neglecting his health wouldn't serve him or his business and decided to make some healthy changes. Dakota's swapped out coffee for a protein shake and lots of water, has healthy PFC meals ready to go and all that new-founded energy has him back in the gym working out. If Dakota can do it, you can too!


FuelIgniteThrive - Professional Dancer Tones Up!

Professional Dancer Tones Up!

Down 12.6 lbs, 11% body fat

"It was an amazing experience working with Tania. I have reached my weight loss goal and my husband is still progressing with his. Tania is so positive and encouraging!! She truly cares about her clients and we can say we also now have a new friend. I would highly recommend her services to anyone whether you have 5 or 50 lbs to lose. Just learning good clean, healthy eating is a good thing for everyone regardless if you need to lose weight or not. Give her a call like we did! :)"  As a professional dancer and instructor, Loretta's issue was not a lack of exercise, but rather it was food. In her late 50's, Loretta was unhappy with that "little extra" that had accumulated around her waist and after just 12 weeks on the program was able to hit her goal.


FuelIgniteThrive - Aimed for 10lbs, Lost 15lbs

Aimed for 10lbs, Lost 15lbs

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"I Want to be Healthy at 50, Not Fat at 50

Joelle had been neglecting herself and over the years, weight began to increase until she finally had enough and was desperate to get her body back.  "Staying on plan was easy....I've lost 20lbs in 8 weeks, half way to my goal already..."  Watch Joelle's story 

FuelIgniteThrive - Misery to Half Marathon

Misery to Half Marathon

Michelle lost 23lbs and 4% body fat in just 8 weeks!  "...the detox was life changing..."  Fast forward to today and she is down a total of 44lbs,  9% body fat and telling people, "I have embraced the lifestyle with both hands.  I'm living the life I've always wanted."  Check out Michelle's story here 

FuelIgniteThrive - Results Beyond 8 Weeks!

Results Beyond 8 Weeks!

"Testimory to Tania Gustafson's program.  I lost over 20lbs in 8 weeks doing Tania's program, kickstarting a healthier lifestyle and am now finally under that 150lb threshold!  At 149.5 and closer to my weight loss goal of 140lbs. Thank you for your help and encouragement on the journey, Tania."

FuelIgniteThrive - Lose weight to avoid knee surgery

Lose weight to avoid knee surgery

"Thanks Tania, I'm happy I've had your help with just the little changes and how it makes me feel that much better"

FuelIgniteThrive - Down 70lbs and never felt better!

Down 70lbs and never felt better!

Down 57lbs without exercise

After a serious car accident left her with severe back injuries and unable to exercise, and at the heaviest she'd ever been, Nancy started the program and dropped the first 57lbs without any exercise.  With the extra weight off, eating balanced, healthy meals and taking specific supplements to help ease pain and inflammation, Nancy was able to start exercising and is now down 70lbs and wearing a size small!  

FuelIgniteThrive - Quest For Healthy Kids!

Quest For Healthy Kids!

"10 - 12 year olds listening to the knowledge and passion of Tania Gustafson of FIT Nutrition!  So glad she came to present at our leadership summit!"  Chris Rowe, Owner, Quest Martial Arts Academy

"Tania was phenomenal!! Lucas & Mary came home with such amazingknowledge and we will change some of our bad eating habits because of her.  Thank you so so much for everything they learn with you truly a gift to have Quest in our life."  Melanie, parent of a Quest Kid  

Check out Quest's amazing programs for kids at http://www.kelownamartialarts.com/

FuelIgniteThrive - 9 lbs, 9 inches, 2% body fat - GONE!

9 lbs, 9 inches, 2% body fat - GONE!

"Far from perfect, but I committed to becoming the best version of myself I could be and found results - you can too!  Basically, for me it was like hitting reset on life and getting on a path that I could continue in the long term.....Tania Gustafson is like my own personal cheerleader!" Listen to Tania and Kristen on air

FuelIgniteThrive - It's Worth the Effort When You See the Results!

It's Worth the Effort When You See the Results!

Down a total of 21lbs, 7.6% body fat and 8.5 inches! 

It's crazy even the difference just in the last 8 weeks alone.  Using the new CORE line of products made it easy to have a completely balanced meal of protein, fat and carbs even on the go.  It's worth the effort when you see the results.

FuelIgniteThrive - It's so nice to be able to fit into my clothes again

It's so nice to be able to fit into my clothes again

"What I enjoyed the most were my personal coaching sessions with Tania.  She gave me the information and tools to reach my goals.  It's so nice to be able to fit into my clothes again!"

FuelIgniteThrive - Down 10lbs and Counting..

Down 10lbs and Counting..

Comments from community group participants.....

"(I enjoyed) learning about the protein, carb and fat balance, learning how to read labels better. Great program, down 10 lbs and counting.  Tania you are a great motivator and I am excited to see more results as I continue on this very easy lifestyle."

"I saw/felt results very quickly..."

"I have more energy, feel better, clothes fit better.."

"I'm not hungry and I'm not always thinking of food...I'm enjoying this way of eating and it's working!"

"My body is probably happier than it's ever been.  It just makes so much sense."

"It's not a diet it's a way of healthy eating and it's something I'm going to continue for the rest of my life."


FuelIgniteThrive - Lost With Weight Watchers Twice and Regained Both Times

Lost With Weight Watchers Twice and Regained Both Times

"Initially was uncertain of eating so often as I was not accustomed to that..... It did not take long to grow accustomed to it though.....I have been satisfied with the results..... not the large numbers I see  posted on FBook, (but)  I have made my own progress .....I also had several cheats and went off program but got right back on the next day. I was hesitant to take a (before) picture (and after) at the 8 week mark but was pleased to "see" the difference. I have Tania to thank for that plus her pleasant style of coaching along the way, very supportive and encouraging.  I feel I have acquired the tools and  knowledge to carry on and also know that Tania is just a call or text away for additional help." 

FuelIgniteThrive - Loved the Program and my Coach!

Loved the Program and my Coach!

Q: Have you tried dieting in the past?  If yes, please list.   
A: Yes, less junk and restricted calories and fat. 

Q: Prior to enrolling in 8 Weeks Is All It Takes with Tania Gustafson of FIT Nutrition, had you heard of losing weight through blood sugar stabilization and/or the Body Confidence program?
A:  Nope!

Q: What did you enjoy most about the program?  If still currently participating in the program, are you pleased with your results thus far?
A: I enjoyed the encouragement from my coach first! I also enjoyed the feeling of no afternoon slump and never feeling ravenous.

 Q: Did you or are you currently using the recommended meal replacements and supplements?  Would you recommend them to others?
A: Yes m'am; I would/have recommended them to others.

 Q: Do you feel that you have acquired the knowledge and tools necessary to continue living the program and loving your life?
A: I have changed the way I think about eating.  As a child I very rarely ate breakfast as my dad didn't.

Your comments please:
Loved the program and my coach. You (Tania) are so encouraging; I never felt defeated in my efforts.  This is something that will always be in the forefront of my thinking when I go out to eat and also on a daily basis.

FuelIgniteThrive - I'm Sharing (This Program) With Whoever Will Listen

I'm Sharing (This Program) With Whoever Will Listen

Really enjoyed not dieting and losing weight and getting healthy at the same time. I will continue to live this way.  I am reading through the Body Confidence book and will continue to educate myself.  I'm hooked.  I don't miss sugar, dairy or grains, actually feel liberated, awesome.

I am a big believer that you are the sum total of your thoughts or your way of thinking. So if you don’t change your thinking you won’t realize the change on the outside you desire., (Definition of insanity). When I first started “8 weeks is all it takes” I made a commitment to study even more about what I was putting into my body and so on. Marks book was huge in that. As a testimony, one of the things we had to do initially was cut out grains, which I later learned because of that, was an issue for me. So I went to reading more about and now my thinking is changed and I can’t go back. Grain was the source of a fair bit of joint pain and is for most people. Now, no grain, no pain (great book). I am feeling better more and more all the time and am convinced that aged related pain is just bad food choices and lack of exercise culminating in achy joints and arthritis. So change on the outside will always be preceded by change on the inside, or your way of thinking and beliefs. Your “why”, providing it agrees with your moral beliefs, just grounds and establishes those beliefs. Food for thought...hehe.

FuelIgniteThrive - I Have Never Lost This Much Weight Before!

I Have Never Lost This Much Weight Before!

Down 33lbs, over 23 inches and went from size 18/20 to size 12/14.

It was tough at first but after the first 8 weeks I started seeing results, my blood pressure has dropped and I haven’t had a panic attack in a year!

Thank you to my wonderful coach Tania Gustafson and to The Body challenge for changing my life.

FuelIgniteThrive - This Is My Lowest Weight Since I Was a Sophomore in College!

This Is My Lowest Weight Since I Was a Sophomore in College!

Down 13lbs and almost 10 inches!

Today I went shopping at my favorite store, Athleta. I usually wear larges and 10/12s. Today, I'm in mediums and 8s...and they aren't tight!!! This program works. I love it! Thank you, Tania, for your awesome support!!!

FuelIgniteThrive - Lean, Clean Results

Lean, Clean Results

James Pham, a gymnastic's coach who also teaches tricking and parcour at Kelowna Gymnastix, competed in his first amateur body building competition held recently in Kelowna and took home second.  Following clean eating, balancing his PFCs (protein, fats and carbs), using quality protein supplements like Core protein, and training regularly is what James credits his success.  With such fantastic results the first time out, I believe James will continue to improve and refine his physique so that next year he will claim first place.  Congratulations James!

FuelIgniteThrive - Sodium Depletion for Cleaner Results

Sodium Depletion for Cleaner Results

As a Nutritionist and Fitness Coach, I have always maintained my health and stayed in good shape.  With the launch of Mark Macdonald's 8 Week Run and the education I received as a health professional, I have been able to manipulate my body even further, shedding 7lbs and 3.8% body fat in just 8 weeks.  To even further refine results for photo shoots, body building competitions, modelling shows, a one-week sodium depletion is recommended to get super lean, clean, totally water/bloat free results. 8 Weeks Is All It Takes launched locally here in Kelowna in an effort to share this fantastic plan of eating to balance blood sugar, NOT dieting. The program exploded and I have been able to help clients locally as well as internationally, lose the weight and achieve their health and fitness goals.  Join the 8 Weeks Is All It Takes group on Facebook TODAY and start taking back control of your health and your life tomorrow.  Remember, the transformation ALWAYS begins with YOU!

FuelIgniteThrive - People Are Constantly Telling Me How Great I Look Now

People Are Constantly Telling Me How Great I Look Now

The very best thing that happened is I stopped feeling hungry all the time. Sugar cravings, which were a constant battle for me, were gone. When it came to meal times I wonderfully felt satisfied already and it didn't take much to fill me up as long as I didn't detour from the menu. What a pleasant way to lose weight.  I have lost weight and at the same time have adapted excellent eating habits that don't trouble me. My eating times actually come up on me so quickly that the only trouble I end up having is finding the time to eat.......This is incredible to me.

My exercise program has become easier also and I realize that I can do way more now. The recommended supplements are a life saver. Not only have they been delicious but wow what a time saver when I am rushing about. I really really enjoy the shakes and the bars. I could probably live just off of these but my nutrition coordinator won't allow me!

Recommending Tania Gustafson to others is something I wouldn't hesitate one second about and I already have had the pleasure to explain to people the wonderful benefit of her as a nutritional coach. She is the most professional person in every aspect of this program. People are constantly coming up to me and telling me how great I look now. Even my roommates who see me everyday have taken notice and remarked at how much better I look and if you knew my roommates that is an extraordinary comment to receive from them! I am proud to be involved in this amazing program.

FuelIgniteThrive - I Dropped Those Excess Pounds

I Dropped Those Excess Pounds

It is very difficult for me to be disciplined  around food. I am a busy person and tend to grab something convenient and usually unhealthy.
Tania has helped me to slow down and prepare for planning more nutritious and balanced meals that give me more energy.  People have noticed my skin is looking clearer.  I have lost inches and some pounds, but most of all I feel energized throughout the day.  I am eating a wider variety of foods, exercising more and Tania has encouraged and supported me in this process.   She has been an excellent coach.   At my last visit to the doctor he said, 'I wish all my patients were as keen as you on maintaining your health.'

I don't feel hungry. I don't crave sweet things and this is my biggest weakness. Everyone is saying how well I look , as well, as dropped those excess pounds. All my mother's side of the family are overweight. I am not following this trend. I want to live long, enjoy my life and above all, be healthy. Tania has helped me view my nutrition, not just losing weight, but that it is adopting a healthy lifestyle of eating.

FuelIgniteThrive - I Was Suffering From a Lower Back Injury

I Was Suffering From a Lower Back Injury

Prior to meeting Tania I was suffering from a lower back injury but determined that I was going to get better. I just didn’t know how to do it. I have always been athletic and knew bits and pieces of how to work out.....I didn’t know how my back injury was going to react.....but I had to try. Tania was very welcoming and wasn’t pushy about her way of doing things. In fact it was more about a way that would work out for me. And it did!  Before long I was feeling my back and core getting stronger..... and I felt the muscles had more freedom. My core excercises are difficult but after a few weeks they are not so bad, then a few more weeks and I start looking forward to them cause I know I can win them over.   Today is a different day....My body moves better and has the freedom to help out my back. It is a new day at the new school of working out and I look forward to my next training sessions with Tania.

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