This is the story of how Prescribe Nutrition how began. In fact, it began with you. Before Prescribe Nutrition ever existed, before Katie and Megan ever met, we had private nutrition practices. People emailed or called one of us, popped into our office or jumped on the phone, and we talked nutrition. Sixty minutes that were all about you. You had headaches, digestion issues, trouble sleeping, low energy, poor concentration, hormone imbalance. Some of you didn’t have a great relationship with food, while others simply wanted to know more about how to feel your best. We’d been there. We understand. We got it and we still do. No seriously, we get it.
What, these old things? Yeah, they’re something. So that’s how it was, but we digress. Those times and those stories are for another day. The point is – we know what it’s like when you’re ready to make a change, and you don’t want to wait one more day. Thus the birth of both of our nutrition careers and a healthier version of us (thank god), but this post isn’t about us, it’s about you.
We’d felt not-so-great in the past, had made headway and wanted to help others turn it around. We were eager to make the most of your time so we could get down to business, sum it all up, write a follow-up, email some recipes, links, and words of inspiration. It was great. We met hundreds of people, some of which are our friends today.
But it was hard. Really hard. It’s tough to tackle a HUGE topic in one hour, not to mention, 1-1 nutrition consultations aren’t cheap for the client. Sure, you can schedule another session, and many of you did, but ultimately it became another appointment on an already crowded schedule. And that isn’t easy on the wallet. Nutrition and health is a ginormous topic and the second you left us, you may have very well read something that made you wonder, created conflict, or begged: “should I be doing THAT instead?”
Enter destiny. We, Megan and Katie, met. On the phone, if you can believe it. We were fast friends, confidants, and sharing the same struggles: how do we give our clients what they need without sacrificing ourselves? How can we truly support people to the level they deserve, with integrity, but without requiring weekly, expensive meetings? What if we could do what we were currently doing, but for the masses? What if we could do it without losing personality? We will not become inaccessible, dogmatic nutrition robots. No way.
In the fall of 2012, we wrote our first program, and the rest is history. After that program we realized, we can do this. We can give our clients more than any 1-1 session could possibly cover. Our participants joined from every edge of the earth. Prescribe Nutrition literally met people where they were. Beyond what we could do in our program (recipes, guidance, videos, audios, content and more), we couldn’t have guessed what would happen next…
THE PEOPLE. They loved each other. They lifted each other up, they were “there,” really there for each other, they got it, they struggled together, they had advice, and they even taught us. The missing link in better nutrition and popular diets? It’s the community. The community was born and we could hardly believe it. Over 50 programs later, we are still going strong. Is it easy? Nope. Is it worth it? Without a doubt.
Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back and realize what you’ve done. But for Prescribe 20, we can both step back and say – holy shit, this program rocks. It’s a tool that creates and fosters long-term change. We participate ourselves when we need to reboot. We want people to experience how commitment + ongoing support can literally change the way you look at food and yourself. Prescribe 20 truly is a time when changes become habits. We sure wish it existed back in ’99. Clearly, we needed it.
Originally posted 2018-03-03 12:05:10.