Testimonials

“When I first came to see Sarah I had eaten nothing besides fruit and string cheese for weeks. I had always struggled with my weight, body image and relationship with food.  I was afraid of food and afraid of the scale. I was also the heaviest I had been in my life. Three years later I can honestly say I am healthy and feel great about my body, myself and my relationship with food. Sarah taught me how to eat to “nourish” my body. She helped me to normalize my diet without pushing me too much so that I lost my fear and was able to gradually make the changes I needed to make to be healthy. She saved my life! I had seen other dietitians in the past who pushed me to eat the recommended amount of calories for my height and weight, which made me gain weight and fueled my eating disorder. Sarah understood my struggles and worked with me, rather than telling me what to do. I’d recommend Sarah to anyone who struggles with their weight or their relationship with food.”

— Jen, Actress, West Hollywood


 

“As a busy professional and bachelor with a taste for the “faster foods” in life, I thought there was no way I would be able to manage healthy eating in my own home. Kitchen Coach completely proved me wrong! Sarah Mirkin took the time to understand the type of foods I like, and came up with some amazing healthy alternatives and choices that didn’t compromise on taste, convenience, or budget. I couldn’t believe that most of these choices required little preparation and they really were good for you! After her first trip to the supermarket for me, I was eating much better, enjoying the food, and generally feeling better about myself. With Sarah taking care of the groceries, it was so great to come home to a refrigerator full of choices that appealed to me, AND it was one less housekeeping chore for me! I was also really impressed with Sarah’s ability to bring home real nutritious solutions and cut through the “healthy” marketing spin so prevalent in today’s supermarket. If you are someone who needs some help getting a nutritious diet into their lives, and like me, are hesitant to compromise on your lifestyle and tastes, Sarah is an amazing resource, and someone I can’t recommend enough.”

— Tom Russo, Consultant, Santa Monica


 

“When my medical internist first referred me to Sarah Mirkin, I thought I was already pretty savvy about nutritional matters, only to discover that Sarah was the savvy one, not me! I brought a huge shopping bag full of food items I normally ate to her and quickly discovered which ones go into my mouth and which ones go into my garbage can. I highly recommend the services of Sarah for anyone in need of a nutritional reality check and a competent nutritionist to go from point A to point Z.”

— Rene Deloffre, Retired educator


 

“Before I started my new lifestyle with the help of Sarah Mirkin I had bad eating habits. I didn’t care about nutrition, and didn’t realize its importance. Then my doctor told me my cholesterol and blood sugar levels were high. I was pre-diabetic. With Sarah’s help I was able to change my whole way of life. She taught me how to follow a well balanced diet and encouraged me to exercise regularly, making sure I included cardio and weight training. I lost 45lbs over the course of six months and now my cholesterol and sugar levels are well below normal. I exercise six days a week, and follow a well balanced, healthy diet. It’s my way of life today-”

— Bryan Harris


 

“Thank you ever so much for getting me on track with healthy eating and in supporting me in my efforts to lose weight. I started out in spring of 2006 at 161 lbs. and am happy to report that as of today. I am a slim 145 lbs. I am down from size 10 pants to a 6. I go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week, keep a journal of my eating, weigh(daily) and monitor my mood/stress and snacking habits (more apples and fewer jelly beans-smiles). I have added more veggies to my diet-striving for 1/2 of my plate and have almost eliminated red meat. The best lifestyle change that I made was to prepare my own food and to avoid fast food restaurants. I sit down in my dining room, light a candle and then eat (no television watching). I am particularly grateful to you and I keep your card near my refrigerator so that I will be reminded everyday of your advice to me. One pound at a time, one day at a time, I will reach my goal. Thanks you.”

— Cynthia Moore, Retired School Principal


 

“As a musician I tour on a regular basis. Late night shows, early morning travel and a schedule that doesn’t really lend itself to healthy eating. Sarah was able to help me learn different ways to tweak that lifestyle so that I could eat healthier during those times. These were just little changes that one wouldn’t otherwise think of which has resulted in lost pounds and better energy level. My performances are better and the guys in the band got on the proverbial bandwagon as well. I can’t thank her enough and it doesn’t hurt that she’s very easy on the eyes. I can’t wait to hear the cool ways she’s helped other people with unique lifestyles.”

— Etan G., Musician


 

“I want to thank you for helping me get healthier with your advice on diet. You really reached me. According to my old belt, I’m down 4 inches. All because of you!”

— Tim Doherty


 

“I saw Sarah about four years ago because I was about 40 pounds overweight. My doctor had also recommended that I see her because I had cholesterol problem due to my overweight condition. Sarah educated me about nutrition and helped me to reduce my caloric intake. I really liked her flexible program because there was variety of foods that I could choose from. She also brought me to Whole Foods Market for a shopping lesson which was very informative and helpful. I lost my 40 pounds of excess weight in about four months by following her flexible program, and thank God my cholesterol problem went away as well. Sarah is a nice, caring and knowledgeable registered dietitian. I recommend Sarah to anyone who wants to lose weight safely and effortlessly. I also recommend her to those who want to become more knowledgeable in the field of nutrition so they can have and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

— Soheil Davood


 

“I met Sarah Mirkin about 6 years ago when she worked with Cedars Sinai Medical Group. My doctor sent me to see her because my cholesterol was 204 (he wanted it under 200). She looked at my diary and the first thing she told me was that I was going to have to stop drinking so much mocha mix and juice. Immediately I thought to myself, we are not going to get along. I told her you don’t understand, the mocha mix does not have any cholesterol. Sarah replied, “it has ingredients that will raise your cholesterol, such as hydrogenated oil”. I raced home to read the ingredients and there it was big as day. I also tried to explain that the 32 ounces of juice I drank every night before going to bed was 100 % pure juice. Sarah said, “I understand what you are saying however when you take the juice from the fruit you lose the fiber and have 100% sugar”. My first lesson on reading labels. After that I went on a shopping tour at Whole Foods Market where she taught me how to shop for healthy foods and our relationship continued from there. Needless to say I got my cholesterol down to 168 and went from a size 12 to a size 6 in about 2 months. Six years later I am still a size 6 and have maintained my health eating habits.”

— Shawnee Moore


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