Meal Planning

“With Alyssa’s help in meal planning and coaching in healthy eating habits and how to maintain a healthy diet in everyday life, I found that losing my baby weight occurred so much more naturally and easier than I thought possible! She helped me save so much time in the meal planning process that I was then able to spend with my family. My family and I are so thankful for our newfound healthy habits, my weight loss results and the delicious and easy recipes she provided!  I was thrilled to have Alyssa help with the time and labor intensive process of meal planning.  As a working mom with a newborn, I was so stressed trying to plan for and make healthy meals for myself and family. I learned more about proper portions and healthy eating habits and ingredients that I am now able to apply with my own meal plans.

The recipes she provided were catered specifically to me; I wanted fast, easy to make meals with the healthy ingredients I like. I was able to lose weight without feeling deprived at all. She was always available to make a change to the meal plan if needed, provide encouragement and offer useful tips and helpful information. The information she provided allows me to carry on a healthy diet and lifestyle long term.  I would not hesitate to recommend Alyssa for anyone seeking nutritional advice or help. Alyssa has extensive knowledge in a wide range of nutritional topics. She helped me lose my extra baby weight without a struggle and made it an enjoyable and educational process!”



Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I have suffered from stomach issues for most of my life.  After extensive testing came back negative, I was diagnosed with IBS.  It was presented as something I would just have to deal with and I was used to feeling bad.  I had started doing some research on my own and realized what I was eating might be contributing to my symptoms.  I had considerable stomach upset, cramps, gas, and diarrhea. In addition, I was dealing with fatigue that was getting worse as time progressed.  I was so bad that I had no energy to do anything and it affected my mood.  I tried a myriad of medical solutions and medicine.  Nothing alleviated my stomach problems; they just addressed the symptoms once I felt sick.  The plan was difficult at first because it was a complete overhaul on how I had been eating and it was so limited.

There was a significant learning curve on how to eat.  However, after sticking to the program, I noticed that I started to feel better.  I was getting less stomach disturbances and I was getting more energy.  The longer I have done the program, the better I have felt. At this point I feel a lot better, I have identified most of the foods that are an issue for me and how to avoid them.  I can go out now without worrying about having to leave early because of my stomach or trying to mask humiliating gas.  In addition, I am a better mom and wife.  I finally have more energy, so I am able to do things and keep up with my family.  We are all eating healthier and have taken this as a lifestyle change.  I did not think it would be possible to go this long without being sick, but at this point, I have only gotten stomachaches when I eat something that contained one of my contraband items.

I would absolutely recommend others in this situation to go and see Alyssa.  My symptoms have been ignored and treated as inconsequential for my entire life.  I thought that this is what I had to deal with; however, Alyssa treated me as if she understood and could help.  I was used to being brushed off and told that there was nothing that could be done, so it was nice having somebody that seemed to care and understand.  She was always honest with me and helped me work my way through the plan.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I have seen my primary care doctor and a gastroenterologist and was not getting any better.  I have had bloating and uncontrollable diarrhea for over a decade. My body would dump. I woke up after 8 hours of sleep feeling exhausted.  I had tried medications that killed the bad bacteria in the gut, probiotics. Nothing changed.  I am so glad that the gastroenterologist suggested that I see Alyssa. No more bloat, no more embarrassing diarrhea. I wake up feeling refreshed.  I feel amazing. About 6 weeks into the program I was driving and it hit me that for the first time in more than a decade I felt good. I went to a party recently and people were asking me what diet I was using. I told them that I had stopped eating food that I was allergic to, I wasn’t dieting. I received comment after comment on how good I looked.  I no longer fall asleep in the car. My grandchildren still wear me out, but I enjoy it.  I already have recommended Alyssa to friends. The program is not inexpensive, but worth every cent. It’s not easy, but I would and will go through anymore testing and elimination of foods as needed.

-Maria Teresa Parks

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

“I’ve tried countless diets, supplements, cleanses and more to gain control of my IBS and its symptoms. Nothing has worked for me. That’s why when I first met Alyssa I was skeptical of the Leap MRT program. In just the first two weeks of following her program I felt better than I had in years. I had less IBS symptoms and I nearly doubled my energy. Working with Alyssa is the best decision for my health that I have ever made.”


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Diarrhea

“I would like the reader to become aware of what MRT testing and a subsequent LEAP diet can do for an individual as an alternative to the use of drugs for the treatment of the catch-all disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome and GERD.

I was diagnosed with these conditions around 15 years ago by my gastroenterologist. Outside of watching my diet and taking a little pill for recurrent diarrhea and another for the GERD, there was little else that could be done for my condition. Living with these symptoms became something I just accepted as the way I would have to live out my days. Rushing to the bathroom with my morning diarrhea, feeling bloated and gassy during the day, and going to sleep with heartburn were daily occurrences – some days things were worse than others.

Upon hearing at work that two of my colleagues were trying the LEAP diet with much success, I contacted their dietician,  and began my journey down the road to recovery. I immediately began to feel better within two weeks of the new diet. It is interesting to note that the foods which I consumed daily became the ones to which I was sensitive. At first it was hard to give up my favorites, but I quickly found healthier substitutes for those foods and flavorings. As I have always been interested in good health and nutrition, I found a whole new world of alternative, delicious foods.

The best part of this lifestyle change was feeling better than I have in years. I was surprised that my colon was behaving in such a “normal” way and that all of my gastric symptoms had completely disappeared. Two unexpected by-products of this new diet were also having lots more energy without the use of sugar and caffeine, and the loss of almost ten pounds. I feel like I’m no longer “fighting” with my body and looking for ways to ensure a calm colon. It just happens naturally when I adhere to my prescribed foods.

Once-in-a-while I confess to “falling off the wagon” now that I am on my three-day rotation. Going out to eat and encountering delicious homemade breads are my downfall. And, the next morning, I pay the price. I’m beginning to realize that it’s not worth it to eat foods to which I have an adverse reaction. Eventually, some of those forbidden foods will be reintroduced but, with the three-day rotation diet, I feel confident that these offenders will not become reactive foods again.

LEAP has changed my life for the better. At age 58, I never thought my body would be feeling this good!”