Success Stories

When I first decided to meet with Patty I was very apprehensive about the whole experience. I had gained about 80 pounds and did not know who to turn to to help me. A friend told me about Patty and what she had done for her and I went to see her. She was very thoughtful when she listened to me talk about my struggles in the past and also making a plan that would be successful for me. She was very encouraging with a positive attitude and gave me the confidence to change my diet and exercise habits. As a result, I have lost about 35 pounds and I feel great and I will continue to see her. Thank you Patty for helping me change my life for the better. – Kelsey
In October I went for my annual wellness exam. As in the previous few years, the scale had crept up once again, but this time, the number I saw was completely unacceptable! I had previously asked my endocrinologist about the weight gain, only to be told they weren’t concerned. But, I was! This time, the doctor (OB/GYN) agreed that if it bothered me, it was time to do something about it. Of course, the first thought was to check thyroid, but I’m already seeing an endocrinologist for Hashimoto disease, so we knew that was being monitored. I’m not a big fan of putting things into my body that’s not absolutely necessary. She said she knew a great nutritionist who could help, and referred me to Patty. When I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto Disease, I met with a nutritionist. It wasn’t what I was expecting. I was basically told to eat three meals a day, more fruits and veggies, and exercise. Well, we all KNOW to do that. I needed someone to really HELP me through the process. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit hesitant, but thought why not – let’s give Patty a try. I was blown away with my first meeting with Patty. The In Body scale put it all into perspective. Patty immediately calculated my ideal daily calorie intake, and WHAT that should include and look like. She told me, “Just because you’re watching what you eat doesn’t mean it can’t taste good”. How right she was! The meal plan, recipes and grocery list that followed were exactly what I had been looking for. Patty reinforced that I NEEDED to be exercising. We talked about various options. I joined a gym (HOTWORX) and started doing cardio and isometric workouts; recently adding strength training. That next visit, I had lost a couple of pounds. The following visit, a few more. I made it through Thanksgiving without gaining. Then Christmas and New Years were a success. Each visit, I’ve lost a few pounds – slow and steady. I’ve learned from Patty that it’s not about dieting – that comes and goes. It’s a lifestyle change – being cautious about what you put in your body and how much. My family and friends have been extremely supportive. I can eat what they eat, just in moderation, smaller portions and cautiously. I think about that cookie before I eat it and ask myself, “Is this worth the hour I just spent in the gym?” In addition to the recipes and meal plans, Patty also performed a body type analysis, which was spot on and explained so much. She ordered a food allergy test so that we’d know which foods to avoid, if any. All of this has been extremely helpful in my journey and helped me learn more about myself and my body. I can’t say enough good things about Patty and what she has done for me. Here I am 6 months later with over 30 POUNDS of fat loss, down 5 inches in my waist and down two pants sizes! – Cheryl

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Patty as our nutritionist! She has given us the resources to make sustainable changes in order to improve our health and weight. I frequently refer to our routine meetings as “food therapy.” She has educated us on realistic goals and how to achieve them. So many times we have tried to make radical health changes which were not sustainable. Instead of doing this, she has helped us with planning meal, shopping wisely and cooking tips. I find it so helpful that we are able to check in with her after these things and really talk about how the food and eating has progressed. She is empathetic and gives real life advice on how to proceed. She is encouraging and kind. Even when our weight loss slowed at times, she would always get us motivated and back on track. I really appreciate that she takes full body measurements and composition assessments, so that even if the pounds aren’t dropping, you can still see lean weight changes or increases in skeletal (muscle) growth. All this together has really worked for my husband and I!  As such, I will continue to recommend her as we continue our weight loss journey. My husband has lost 35 pounds and I have lost 22. We will keep going strong thanks to all of Patty’s help!

– Roy & Megan

Completely Transformed

I have been overweight my entire life.When I began working with Patty in July of 2020 I was over 200lbs! It’s now April 2021 and I’m 157lbs! Over 40lbs lost! And I have kept a lot of my lean muscle mass.

When I first walked into her office I was overweight, sluggish, and didn’t care too much about taking care of myself. Now, I have more energy, am more mobile, I’m mentally and physically in a better place and overall I am a happier person. I wake up at 5am six days out of the week to exercise before my children wake for the day. It’s a sacrifice, but to achieve our goals it’s important we remain disciplined in our endeavors.

I’m a wife and mother of three children and I’m constantly busy. I was actually a nursing mom when I first met with Patty. Throughout our months working together Patty was able to customize a meal plan that specifically benefited me and tailored it accordingly after I stopped nursing. I’m not on a diet. Patty has taught me how to properly fuel my body and become knowledgeable about “how” to eat. Her knowledge, compassion, and encouragement has helped me tremendously.

Those closest to me have seen a positive change in my life to the point many have reached out to tell me I inspire them and how amazing I look. I thank God for placing Patty in my life and for helping me be the happiest I have been in a very long time. Finally, who I am on the inside is matching my outward appearance. Over these past several months I have become the woman God has always intended me to be.

– Evelyn Rhody

I I feel better, stronger, healthier, and more energetic!

Since seeing Patty and having her coach me through a meal plan that taught me how to eat for my body, I’ve lost 35 pounds. But even more importantly, I feel better, stronger, healthier, and more energetic than I have my entire adult life. Post-menopause, I am down to what I weighed in college. I can see some defined muscles (which is really cool!), I sleep better than I have in years, and problems I thought were just part of aging have disappeared entirely. Even my hair is healthier than it had been! I’ve gone from a size 10 to a size 6, but what makes me happiest is knowing I am feeding my body exactly what it needs.

– Dr. Rebecca Deurlein
Author of Teenagers 101

I lost 60 pounds!

Hiring Patty Martin at Sugar Land Nutrition was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. From our initial phone conversation I knew immediately that Patty was interested in getting to know me and my specific needs. When we finally met in person that was confirmed. Patty took the time to get to know me, my lifestyle, and my goals. There was never a sales pitch about any program or any pressure to make any commitments. As a very busy executive, having a flexible program was critical. Patty created a completely customized program for my very specific needs and schedule, with fantastic results. Following her guidance and feedback, positive coaching, nutritional insight and recommendations on better eating habits, I was able to lose 60lbs and have maintained that weight for now over a year. I have recommended Patty to dozens of friends and clients and will continue to do so. She’s awesome!

– Bob Charlet
Market President & Publisher
Houston Business Journal

Now I weigh what I weighed in high school!

I am so lucky and blessed to know you, my health guardian angel. Thank you to heaven and back again infinity for taking the timeout of your very busy schedule to help me at your office. People see Jesus in you without you ever mentioning his name by your attitude and good works. My counts are back to normal, yea! Now weigh 112 lbs, what I weighted in high school (112-115 lbs). In June, I will be a 68 old Gami. Thank you, Patty

– Diana

We have lost almost 20 pounds!

We have been working with patty for 40 days now and have lost almost 20 pounds. Her meal plans and encouragement have helped us to manage our caloric intake and we no longer feel hungry all the time since we are eating nutritious foods that are filling. We feel more energized and are determined to keep this going until we are at our goal weights. We are 26 and want to feel healthy before we enter our 30s and it’s more taxing on our bodies.

– Kynndra Clementi, Account
– Robert Clementi, Video Game Designer

Lost over 20 pounds!

“I feel so good. You’ve taught me to make such good choices and I feel so very confident and good about myself. The last time we were here I was at my heaviest weight and was so embarrassed. I remember feeling so unworthy and unattractive. You helped me turn it all around! I’m actually going to wear a swimsuit at the pool! Thank you so much for being so good to me.”

My client, Rebecca is so happy today! She lost over 20 pounds and got into these cute Miss Me jeans after getting into her best shape ever before turning 40! She looks so good in these jeans, her husband, Dean got her three pairs. Love it! She’s happy, beautiful and so confident. She has worked hard and she is now reaping the rewards of her hard work. Made my day, love to see this kind of progress.

A1c Down from 10.3 to 6.1 (pre-diabetic range).

In March of 2018, I was just diagnosed as a Type II diabetic with a 10.3 A1C.  I was personally defeated and couldn’t see a way out.  I thought that being diagnosed as a person with type II diabetes was a nail in the coffin and despite my efforts, I couldn’t do anything to turn things around.  I had met with Patty for a few sessions before the diagnosis on March of 2018, but I have to admit that I was not nearly as motivated to make life changes and lifestyle changes until I had this recent diagnosis.  The before-after picture is just proof of all that can happen in only a few months if you do the work with fidelity and follow the plans.  In July of 2018, my A1C dropped to 6.1, and I’m back on the road to recovery while losing weight, gaining muscle and feeling good about the journey. To doubters like myself, Coach Patty and The Get Fit Challenge is sure to get you started on the right path, and it’s a sure fire way to jump start you to your weight loss goals.

– Dr. Robert Bostic

Richard Kuniansky’s Amazing Transformation Story

I worked out with weights with a personal trainer for 5 years. I got very good results for age 59 (See top left picture below). However, it was a lot of work! Eventually I tired of it and quit. I then for lack of a better phrase “let myself go”. However, I did not realize I was “fat” until I saw a picture of myself with a great big stomach (see bottom left picture below). Sometimes we don’t see ourselves in an accurate light. It was a wake up call because I had never been fat before. I immediately cut out the really stupid eating such as donuts, ice cream and pecan pie (all of which I love). My weight very quickly dropped from 200 to 194 but I still had a belly. That’s when by happenstance I met Patty at a mutual friend’s birthday party. I decided to make an appointment with her to lose “5 pounds of fat in my stomach”. Little did I know that I actually had 14 pounds of fat to lose in my stomach. Once again, I saw myself in a different light. In a short 2 months I lost the remaining 14 pounds and I am now at a lean 180 (see bottom right picture below, here I am only 5 pounds above my weight 40 years ago when I graduated from law school). The best part is that the “diet” if you want to call it that is very easy. It involves no hunger pains or small portions. It’s simply about eating sensibly. I always thought a diet meant salads and starving, but I eat 3 healthy meals a day and have a healthy snack or two a day and I still quickly lost the weight. I look much better (just in time for swimsuit weather) and I feel much better.

– Richard Kuniansky

Down to 150lbs from 214!

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter. When I first walked into Patty’s office I weighed 214 pounds. I had tried every diet plan I could get my hands on. Although I lost weight, I could not keep it off or stick to unreasonable plans. I was frankly tired of counting points; not eating carbs; taking a fast day; drinking apple cider vinegar… If there was a diet, I had tried it. I had pretty much resigned myself to wearing a size 22 pant forever. As a last resort, I went to see Patty. What she told me was reasonable. Not only reasonable, do-able! I am down to 150 pounds, I wear a size 14 and, best of all, I am keeping the weight off. Patty provided incredible guidance and patience as I lost weight. She taught me “how” to eat and to regulate my weight. My only complaint… I had to buy a whole new wardrobe! In all seriousness, I credit Patty with the transformation. I could not have lost the weight and kept it off without her help. Thank you so much Patty!

– T. Whittenberg, Ph.D

Lost over 25lbs, 7% body fat and 9+ inches

Carolyn started working with Patty in October 2008. She has lost over 25 pounds, 7% body fat, and over 9 inches in her waist. To this date, she has managed to keep the weight and inches off. She is so excited, she feels wonderful, thrilled with her success, and she looks fabulous.​

– Carolyn Cease

Lost over 135 pounds!

When Adrienne started working with Patty, she was weighing 307 pounds in September, 2007 with limited mobility and range of motion. After getting on the right track with healthy eating and exercise, she has lost over 135 pounds, and is now cross training with various exercise regimens in the gym. Adrienne did it without surgery, but with sheer will power and determination and the ability to transform her eating and exercise habits. Adrienne has been an exceptional client.

– Adrienne Segal

A Sweet Success

Tim initially came to see Patty in November 2007, based on his doctor’s recommendation to lose weight and to lower his lipid profile and blood pressure. To this day, Tim has continued to increase his activity, and has significantly improved his dietary lifestyle. He has lost 35 pounds, he runs four nine- minute miles five times per week and will train to run the Houston marathon next year. Tim is determined to keep moving forward with his endeavor for self improvement. He is a real sweet success!

I am no longer diabetic!

When Patty met Chris in September, 2008, he was 27 years old, 100 pounds overweight, unable to exercise and admittedly had very unhealthy eating habits. It wasn’t until Chris became very ill with severe diabetes symptoms – immediately requiring insulin – that he found the motivation to lose weight and to take better care of himself. Chris made great progress by January, 2009. He had shed 50 pounds and no longer needed insulin.

April 6, 2009, Chris wrote via Facebook: “It’s been about 8 months since my dad and I first met with you. I just wanted to give you a positive update on my health status. When I first met with you, I believe I was weighing about 286 pounds or so, but as of this morning, I am now weighing 199 pounds. I just have 13 more pounds to go til I reach my goal weight. The last time I met with Dr. Schaffer, he could not believe my progress and according to my lab results, he says he has every reason to believe that I am no longer diabetic. That was back in January, but it’s like you told me, it’s a lifestyle change. I still continue to eat the same way you advised me to and haven’t strayed from it at all. Just wanted to say hey and thanks for all your help in helping me get my health back on track !
July 20, 2009, Chris wrote via Facebook: I have hit another big milestone in my quest to get ripped by officially losing 100 pounds. I am now at 186 pounds.”

Chris is thrilled with the status of his health, and he is actively pursuing an ongoing healthy quest for a lifetime.

– Chris Garcia

Patty Martin

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Have you found the right weight loss solution for you, yet? You can! Together, we’ll resolve your past weight loss struggles, transform your energy and health and you will look and feel your best. I truly enjoy helping my clients to reach her or his most desired goals. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I can help you become all you want to be and more.