Christine Lucas, owner of Complete Mind and Body, knows that a fulfilling diet doesn’t just eliminate pounds. It also acts as a springboard to healthy life choices that lead to greater happiness. Her approach to nutrition begins with detailed client consultations to determine their unique nutritional needs; after all, she writes, “one person’s food is another person’s poison.” Lucas also looks at what she calls the “primary foods”: her clients’ stress level, career fulfillment, and whether their exercise regimen ends at bench-pressing spoonsful of ice cream.
Lucas brings enthusiasm and empathy to her practice because she’s tackled health issues in her own life. After a car accident years ago, doctors told Lucas she’d have to give up her active lifestyle due to a back injury and her weight. Undeterred, Lucas lost 40 pounds. Her discipline and dedication to holistic health helped her to reclaim the life she wanted, and she applies these lessons to her present-day clients.