This is another example of how you “can’t outrun your fork.” She is learning to take control of the most important part of her health. Food/fluid! She’s literally healing from the inside out. Emotionally too!

“I’ve always been an active person that seemed to exercise without realizing I was exercising. I liked moving leaves and snow and mulch, as much as moving myself through fitness challenges - kayaking, hiking, boot camp classes. Recently cycling - road, mountain, trail, bikepacking - has been what moves me. But whether the activity is work or play, it’s all fun for me.

What hasn’t been fun for me is getting fat. Biking while fat is the worst. I’d always seemed to manage my weight - or try to, anyway - by being active, doing more. But slowly, fat began to appear and I could not seem to do enough to offset the accumulation.

I am not exaggerating when I say I honestly didn’t think how I ate was all that important in my situation. I was not in denial, I just had no clue how I was causing my own fatness by eating the way I was. I really believed that being active and strong is how to stay on top of one’s body composition, food was secondary, beer and brownies were a justifiable reward for tackling a challenge. If I saw a heavy person, I’d think, “oh man, if they could just walk more”. I did not know that doing more, of any activity, isn’t the answer to taking up less space. Not for me or anyone else. What I should’ve done is drop the bag of potato chips from my own salty, greasy, prideful fingers and picked up a humble but mighty salad. But I didn’t know. More importantly, i should’ve looked at my own self from an angle that others saw.

My before/now photo is from behind. It’s a view we don’t often see of oursleves despite our telltale full length mirrors. I found this angle to be more revealing than the view I see every day putting in my contacts in the morning or taking selfies with my bike where I can adjust the angle and creatively crop out what I don’t like - can’t really do that when your backside is posing. I was shocked that I was ‘a heavy person who should walk more’ and I’m a little embarrassed that I’ve been so wrong in my thinking about health all these years.

My best friend and cycling buddy introduced me to Barb after her own transformative experience working with her. I love my friend - she was then where I am now on the precipice of a new understanding of health and filled with compassion. She told me, “Biiking skinny is awesome.” And, “You need to talk to Barb.” In a way, she was telling me to put down the potato chips because there is a better way to live and be well.

Working with Barb these past 3.5 months has changed the trajectory of not only my health but my understanding of what good health can be - what it feels like and looks like and tastes like. I know now that I can’t out-exercise a bad diet. It’s impossible. Trust me.

Barb has guided me to a personal understanding of food as medicine - inflammation and other badness inside me is healing causing a massively transforming event on the outside. I say this both literally and figuratively because while my body has changed - I’ve lost almost 50 lbs and nearly 9% bodyfat - my mind and heart have changed, too. I’ve actually thoroughly enjoyed this journey so far - I have learned so much about myself and how my body works that I can’t imagine going back to an old and wrong way of maintaining my health. It didn’t work, it wasn’t good, it broke me on the inside, it made me fat, and it made me crave more of what was not good for me. Barb helped me break that cycle and I now know how to eat to be well. It’s an amazing thing. And the other thing? My friend was right, biking skinny IS awesome!”





What is ChiroThin and how does it work?

ChiroThin™ is a natural dietary supplement. Its formula, developed by ChiroNutraceutical, contains a host of nutritional ingredients that are well known to aid in fatty acid transportation, fatty acid metabolism, and blood sugar stabilization, as well as increase metabolism and detoxification. When ChiroThin is combined with healthy and specific amounts of anti-inflammatory foods with a low glycemic index, your body will be more efficient at converting stored fat into energy. In general, ChiroThin allows the body to more efficiently metabolize fat and use it as energy when an individual consumes fewer calories than he or she burns in a given period of time. ChiroNutraceutical has specially designed the ChiroThin formula to include specific amounts of amino acids, vitamins, and cell salts for further added benefits. Additionally, the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program includes dietary and behavioral modification guidance, as well as a strategy to help maintain a long-term weight loss. 


ChiroThin™ Safety Guidelines

  • The      ChiroThin™ Program is doctor supervised. Each participant has a follow-up      visit with the supervising doctor on a weekly basis. During these      doctor-patient encounters, patients will answer questions regarding their      overall health, their adherence to the diet, and any struggles or      challenges they may be experiencing. Participants are then weighed,      receive an 8-point body measurement, and their blood pressure is taken.      Doctors use this data to calculate each patient’s BMI. Based on all of      this information, participants are then given detailed information and      instruction as it pertains to what they need to do for the upcoming week.
  • All patients      are prescreened for complicating factors, poor prognostic indicators, and      contraindication. If the screening reveals a complicating factor or poor      prognostic indicator, a doctor will discuss the concern with the potential      participant. 
  • Depending on      the severity of the projected clinical implications of the complicating      factor or poor prognostic indicator, a person may be prohibited from      undergoing the program.
  • If a      potential participant’s past medical history contains any      contraindications, the participant is prohibited from undergoing the      program. 
  • The      ChiroThin™ Program is based on a low glycemic index and anti-inflammatory      (LGAI) diet.
  • The ChiroThin      Program includes the consumption of complex carbohydrates and is not a      “protein-only” program. Complex carbohydrates prevent excessive ketosis,      hyperuricemia, diuresis, electrolyte loss, re-feeding edema, and they may      improve muscular endurance.
  • While      undergoing the six-week program, the participant consumes between      twenty-four and thirty ounces of nutrient-dense low glycemic index and      anti-inflammatory foods per day.
  • The nutritional      support formula is specifically developed to aid in fatty acid metabolism,      suppressing hunger and cravings, stabilizing blood sugar, and in the mild      detoxification of the body.
  • The program      is six weeks in duration and falls well within the accepted standards for      very low calorie diets (VLCDs), as established by scientific data. These      parameters include: doctor supervision, time on VLCD, dietary      modifications, behavioral modifications, nutritional supplementation, and,      when indicated, exercise. 
  • The program      provides a “re-feeding” component during which participants transition      back to a “normal” diet composed of LGAI foods.
  • Participants      are provided with guidelines, strategies, and tools to help them increase      their chances of long-term weight loss success. These tools are based on      each patient’s BMR, activity level, appropriate exercise, and continued      healthy nutritional consumption.

Where is ChiroThin™ manufactured, and what are the quality control guidelines? 

In order to maintain the highest standards for our ingredients and manufacturing, all of ChiroNutraceutical's products use only 100% United States derived, harvested, and combined ingredients. Our manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, and are FDA certified. FDA inspections ensure compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) for your safety. Unlike many nutritional companies, ChiroNutraceutical holds its own individual FDA Establishment Number. 


What sets ChiroNutraceutical's™ products apart from the rest? 

Unlike lower-grade products, you will not find our products being sold online or by other companies. We have worked with our formulation team to create only top-shelf nutritional dietary supplements. We do not import any ingredients from overseas. The ChiroThin formula is proprietary and uses nothing but high-grade ingredients. Our unique formula has many advantages, such as added natural appetite suppressants, energy supplements, detoxification, lean muscle protection, and more. This carefully designed formulation optimizes the weight loss plan. Patients frequently report to us that they feel much better and have fewer hunger issues while taking the ChiroThin nutritional support formula than when they had tried other weight loss programs.  


We look forward to helping you to achieve your weight loss goals! 

VLCD & Diabetes

American Diabetes Association:  Benefits Of VLCD Outweigh Risks In NIDDM:  http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/14/9/802.short 

American Diabetes Association:  Normalized Hypothalamic Response To Glucose Consumption:  http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/61/12/3255.abstract 

 Diabetes.co.uk:  Benefits For Obese Diabetics  http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2011/Nov/very-low-calorie-diet-benefits-for-obese-diabetics-98027975.html 

American Diabetes Association:  Adolescents Type 2 Diabetics and VLCD:  http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/2/348.full 

American Diabetes Association:  Benefits in Obese NIDDM:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1959474 

 Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice:  Improved Glomerular Filtration:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9229194 

Efficacy/History/Safety of VLCD

International Journal of Obesity:  Development, Efficacy and Safety of VLCD:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7024153 

 Nutrition & Diabetes Journal:   Safety & Efficacy In Pre-Diabetic, Diabetic, NormoglycemicPatients:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24513578 

 International Journal of Obesity:  Analysis of VLCD Outcomes:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15711602 

 Nutrition Journal:   Improved Metabolic Control:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25069603 

Miscellaneous Studies

Journal Of Diabetes & Metabolism:   Improved Renal Function:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24439268 

 Am Journal of Gastroenterology:  VLCD Before Gastric Bypass:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1728126