What Clients are Saying
Soup diet, Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Cabbage Diet, Apple Diet, Chocolate Diet; You name the diet and I’ll guarantee I’ve attempted it in my lifelong battle with weight loss.
Last year I decided to change my mindset begin to think of how I can live a healthier life by engaging my mind, body, and soul. However, I knew that I was going to have to seek guidance from someone with an open heart and open mind. After some research on the Internet, perusing the “Essential Nutrition for You” website, and reading tons of positive testimonials on Yelp, Rania Batayneh seemed like the person who was going to help me get it right. I couldn’t have cherry picked a better person! Rania has helped guide me physically, mentally, and emotionally to a place I never thought existed! She has helped me change my relationship with food, have a positive outlook on life – even when situations prove to be challenging, and to first and foremost believe that ‘I am worth it!’
51 lbs lighter, toned, happy, and invigorated to take on major opportunities in my life, are only some of the benefits I have encountered in this year long journey with my cyber “Fairy God Mother”.
To sum it up, the biggest life lesson I have taken away from this ever-evolving experience with Rania is that, “Commitment is an act, not a word” -Jean-Paul Sartre
Y.F, San Francisco
My transformation started in September 2011 when I attended a meeting with a surgeon regarding lap band surgery. My insurance required that I have supervised weight loss for six months before they would pay for surgery. Rania and I met on September 29th, 2011, and my journey began.
She helped me understand how I needed to eat, and I lost 25 pounds in October and November. I then started a boot camp class, which I hated when I started, but now I have lost an additional 46 pounds, for a total of 72 pounds so far!
I am now happier than I’ve been in many years, as I have been obese since my late twenties. I am now a cheerleader for my boot camp, and I have helped other people realize their dream of permanent safe weight loss, too.
People ask me everyday how I lost weight and I am able to inspire them with my story of diet and exercise. Needless to say, I won’t be having lap band surgery. This is still a journey for me as I work towards losing the final 20 pounds.. With Rania’s strategies, I now know this is possible.
Jane C., Portland, OR
“When I decided to look for a Nutritionist, I wanted to work with someone who could not only listen to me but who could also guide me towards REAL CHANGE vs. going on another diet. I set up my initial call with Rania and immediately felt connected to her approach. I am a busy professional who had gained 18-20 pounds over the past 2 years and needed to learn how to lose weight. Rania calls this a “STRATEGY” and I really like this approach. I also chose to work with her over the phone because it alleviated stress of making an appointment, driving to the city and then getting back to work or home. Our calls were fluid and comprehensive and her RECAP of each session really helped to reinforce what worked for me in the past 2 weeks as well as new goals to focus on. I lost 20 pounds in 5 months- a rate of 1 pound/week and have kept this weight off now for 1 year. I recommend Rania highly to anyone interested in a real LIFESTYLE CHANGE!”
– Helen, San Francisco
I have nothing but good things to say about Rania, she was the first and only nutritionist I worked with and has helped me understand what my body needed. I am a petite and healthy, fairly fit person, all I wanted to accomplish was to lose around 6-8 lbs that I have slowly gained in the last few years. I was a little skeptical in the beginning because nothing I have tried before had worked, I was already eating healthy etc..
Rania created a plan for me focusing on foods that I already ate and liked, but with strategies like distributing calories throughout the day, knowing how to pair foods and being able to eat delicious treats (i.e. desert) by adjusting the rest of the meals in that day. I have so far lost 6 lbs, in a steady and healthy way. I have learned so much about nutrition, how what you eat will affect your mood and skin and reached a point where I don’t think about my plan anymore because it feels logical and like second nature to me.
You do need to know that she is based in Portland, and comes to SF every few months. We met in person only once, the way we worked is through emails and scheduled phone calls. She is very prompt to emails, and phone consultations are a really easy and efficient way of having a nutritionist if you are a working professional. She also did a payment plan for me which helped tremendously b/c nutritionists in general are not cheap, but it was worth every penny.
I would recommend her to any of my friends without a doubt. Call her!
–Seza, San Francisco
My experience with Rania has been so amazing that it has inspired me to write my first Yelp review. Over the past year, I have exercised about 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. I varied my workouts between boxing, kickboxing, P90x and running. I ate what I thought was a healthy diet, but I was just not seeing the results I wanted.
I kept reading in fitness magazines about the importance of the foods you eat. They continuously reported that optimum exercise results would not be achieved without the right diet. That’s when I logged onto Yelp and searched ‘nutritionists.’
Rania had great Yelp reviews. I emailed her right away to see if she could help me achieve the results I wanted. We spoke on the phone, and I sent her my food log the next week. She took the log and made a few tweaks. What a difference!! I could not believe it, the pounds were melting off! I continued to send her weekly food logs, and she would give me recommendations and support.
I started working with Rania in March. It is now June, and I have been at my goal weight for over a month! I am 30 years old, I lost 12 lbs, and I am in the absolute best shape of my life. My results exceeded every expectation that I had, and I owe it to Rania!
I highly recommend her services to anyone. Whether you want to lose weight or just have more energy, she can help. Rania is very professional, extremely prompt in returning emails, and amazingly supportive. If I could give her 100 stars, I would.
–Heather, San Francisco
Rania was the missing link in my life long battle to lose weight. I have tried so many diets starting at a young age and had continued to struggle with one diet after another. Even then I felt lost in a battle I was losing. She came along and gave me hope. From the first week I started working with her I have consistently lost each week. I have lost 16 pounds in 11 weeks. The amazing part is that I am not dieting. She took one look at a sample menu day and new exactly where I needed to make changes to see results. She customized a plan for me taking into consideration my lifestyle and food preferences, which is why this works so well. My family is also benefiting from her since I am the shopper and chef. She has taught me how to balance my daily nutrition and as a benefit my body is getting smaller and stronger. I love the fact that we can do all this over the phone and via e mail. She is a great teacher who is patient and kind in her approach. As for the cost, there are various levels of support to suit your needs, but every penny worth the expertise. I am looking forward to reaching my weight loss goal this year with Rania there to cheer me on!
–Caree, Los Angeles