I had come to a point in October last year when I was ready to take back my life and get rid of the weight that had been on my body since and because of the 1994 earthquake. I gained the weight very quickly and was never able to get beyond ten or fifteen pounds of loss. Weight watchers is a solid program but didn’t address my needs sufficiently.And finally, faced with the possibility of needing cholesterol meds... and being in the right frame of mind... I was determined to make it happen finally after 25 years.A doctor who I trust recommended Jana , I called her office, got an appointment , did an intake and waited to see her.Since that day in October, I have never looked back.And now... I open my eyes when I get on the scale in her office. You all know what that means. ;)The first day I met Jana in person, I gave her my labs, she knew my background already ... she looked at me and said, “ You don’t even know how easy this is going to be to fix.” Her statement amazed me as I asked her to repeat it!!!! And she was right.It’s a process loosing weight.... lots going on with the body.... but chances are good that if you start feeding your body the proper foods and nutrients in a timely fashion....you’ll achieve the desired results.I see her regularly and look forward to weigh ins!Just read that again!!!!I look forward to it!!!I’m not quite done yet with this part of the journey...But I’m excited still after 7 months of commitment and dedication on my part... and knowing that the education and support I get from Jana means everything to my success. It’s a pleasure and I’m so grateful for her guidance.I wish you all the same success in your journeys to health and joy! More...
When you're ready to make meaningful change in your life, call Jana. She wont put you on a diet, she'll give you the tools to manage your life in a healthy way. She's motivating and knows what she's talking about. I've been seeing her for 6 weeks, im down 8 lbs and I dont have to deprive myself of everything that I love. She's the real deal!!! More...
My experience having Jana Greene Hand as my Registered Dietitian, mentor and friend has been nothing short of life changing. After suffering from morbid obesity for most of my life, Jana brought my weight under control once and for all. I have been maintaining a total weight loss of 150 pounds (270 down to 120) for just over two years. Jana has an incredible ability to reach her clients in a way that matters to them. Each visit was a combination of support, compassion, information and her heart felt desire for my own success. I lost my last 70 pounds with Jana's help. Her promise to me was that she would get me to a whole other level. She did indeed. I owe her more than just words could ever say. Love you Jana. You are my hero. � More...
I lost 50 lbs in 11 months after becoming a client at Helping Hand Nutrition.
My 1st appt w Jana was 2/18/16. At 5'3" I weighed 198.6 lbs. I recently moved from
NYC (after 10 years) to my parents house in Agoura Hills. I first started gaining weight in 2009 and and my parents were quite distressed about my weight.
I reconnected with with a high school friend. She lives in Santa Barbara and we would get together for coffee dates on her way to appointments with Jana. My friend never pushed her lifestyle on me, but she looked great and was clearly very happy about the meal plan Jana developed for her. I asked her what it was all about and we agreed my mom's money would be well spent on a dietician. Thus, my weight loss journey began.
Jana had a jam packed schedule, but went out of her way to find time for my intake appointment. On first meeting, she took my stats and developed a meal plan for me. The plan was based on nutrition, calories, and frequency of eating. Right away she gave me a list of healthy balanced foods I could buy at Trader Joe's or any local grocery store.
I used to binge high in fat, packaged foods, and take out. For the first time in my life I now cook for myself regularly and enjoy being active. I still don't work out as often as I wish I would, but it doesn't seem to hinder my weight loss. With Jana's help I now have an amazing metabolism and have never once gained back since I started losing weight (allowing for a couple lbs water weight flux).
On occasion I still treat myself to in-n-out or a high calorie brunch/cocktails with friends. Not that Jana would recommend that type of excess. She's taught me balance. I have the ability to decide when I want to treat myself, and the occasional slice of pizza hasn't set me back overall. Which is really great for me because I love pizza, tacos, and sushi.
Over the passed year I've seen Jana as frequently as every other week and as gone as long as 5 weeks without checking in (usually when I'm busy with work and travel). I've since moved back to NYC, I continue to lose weight (147.5 lbs and counting!) and still keep phone appointments with Jana. I believe one day Jana will set me up so that I can maintain my healthy lifestyle on my own without her professional help. But for now I'm very happy to call her my nutritionist and continue our relationship as I work towards losing my last 5-10 lbs and keeping it off. More...
My husband and I just met with Jana to discuss our son's new celiac diagnosis and our visit was exactly what we had hoped for. Jana was thorough, easy to talk to and answered many of our questions before we even had a chance to ask. We came away from our appointment feeling much more capable of handling our son's needs than when we arrived. Thank you, Jana! More...