A Chat with Lauren Canuel, LICSW-ACSW-BCD Weight Loss and Relapse Prevention Programs
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Lauren’s program is multi-faceted and holistic. It addresses a persons’ entire being; Mind, Body and Spirit. There are no special foods, shakes, pills, missed meals or omission of food groups involved. Clients learn how to eat correctly by making lifestyle changes and preplanning for events.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Lauren knows what works with weight loss programs. 28 years ago, she weighed 285 pounds, lost the weight in 30 months and has managed to keep it off, even through two pregnancies. Today, at 135 pounds, Lauren helps others realize the same success through her program that she created in 1989.
What do you love most about your job?
I’ve personally been through the struggles of weight loss. I did the fad diets for years, and it wasn’t until I changed my way of thinking, that I lost the weight and kept if off. My confidence and “love of myself” came back and the love of my profession comes from helping others do the same.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
There is the obvious aspect of losing 80 pounds, but even more so is the belief in myself that I can finally overcome the lifelong struggle with my weight and dieting. The self-confidence and newfound self-love through self-discipline has been sprinkled throughout all aspects of my life.