Patient Testimonials

This program has helped me change my thinking in making what I eat really count nutritionally, how much I actually really need and the balance of nutrition (carbs, fats and protein) throughout the day. It’s definitely been an eye opener for me ~ but overall the changes in diet haven’t left me feeling deprived of the things I ate before. It’s been an excellent beginning of changes for me that I have needed to do for my health and well being.
— AJ
In two short weeks, I feel better about myself than I have since my cancer diagnosis a year and a half ago. My clothes are already fitting better and I feel healthier. I am looking forward to continuing this lifestyle after the program.
— Erin Smith
This group has been so helpful. It was difficult the first week as I realized healthy eating requires planning. I learned much about myself and my eating habits. I plan to continue eating this way and using my fitness pal. Still learning what to eat within the perimeters.
Have really enjoyed this program. If I can give up Gluten, dairy and sugar.....
Believe me ANYBODY CAN! 
Love the meal plans and New recipes. The program makes me more aware of what I am eating and when. I plan to continue this program even when the 4 weeks are finished. It has been so helpful. I am so grateful to Maple tree Cancer alliance for both this program but also the structured exercise program with personal trainer. I am willing to help anyway I can.
Yes! The recipes have helped a TON with healthy yummy options and I don’t feel like I’m starving myself.
I would highly recommend the program. It was easier than I expected especially given no gluten, dairy or sugar. loved the recipes. I plan to continue plan even after the 4 weeks. It has been very doable and has made me more aware of wise food choices.
I highly recommend this program especially if you have had difficulty with losing weight or uncontrollable cravings. I am a bread, pasta and dairy freak and didn’t think I could go without. However, this program was so easy and I haven’t thought about any of those foods once! You learn to make wise food choices, you are never hungry, nor have any cravings. Love the fitness Pal app it really keeps you on track. This is one of the best things I have done!
— Patti Hirshouer
Love this program and the meals are so so helpful! They make me full so I don’t overeat.
 I truly appreciate what this program does to motivate me to think differently about food. I intend to continue beyond the four weeks. I would love to give back to Maple Tree for this opportunity.
I feel that the workouts are perfect for me as a survivor. I am able to complete all sessions without any discomfort. I love to walk and hate to strengthen my bones and muscles. These exercises are so critical to your long term bone care with the medications used to treat breast cancer. Love them.
I struggle with my chest muscles post surgery but I didn’t feel restricted in anyway with these exercises.
Yes, was able to incorporate some recipes, but really just reading them helped me focus my eating. Paying more attention to labels, serving sizes and WHAT I’m putting into my body.
Survivor strong has helped me be more aware of what it is like to be gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. It’s helped me to be a more healthy eater within a month’s time. I feel I am capable to continue some of the habits I am forming a after the challenge is over.