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What my clients are saying…

“I just have to say how thankful I am for everything I have learned from you! As we are well into January I can’t tell you how many people are on keto, whole 30, no carbs, blah blah blah.

This is the first time I have ever been as confident and happy in my choices. I am eating those noodles, that cookie, and I am even trying that homemade dessert and if I don’t like it I won’t eat it all! I am obviously still eating food that makes me feel good but I am not depriving myself and it’s working! I am happy, fulfilled and it works!

Thank you for providing me with the tools to have a happy, healthy, SUSTAINABLE relationship with food! It’s always going to be a work in progress, but I am okay with that. I am just ecstatic that when everyone around me is trying to restrict, I am happy and confident in my choices to enjoy!

You have literally changed my life! So thank you!”

– Chelsea D.


“When I first went to see Tara I was recovering from so many years of dieting that I felt like I didn’t know how to eat like a “normal person,” which is what I told Tara. I wanted to lose weight, but more than that, I wanted to feel like I didn’t have to be afraid of food anymore, that I understood it and knew how to feed myself healthfully.

I signed up for a 3 month plan. Tara more than exceeded my expectations. She listened to me about my likes and dislikes, specific and hectic schedule, and my hopes and fears. We met once a week for 3 months and continued to meet once a month for an entire year. She’s a fantastic person to work with. She continued tweaking my plan and giving me new recipes as I needed them. Now that I live elsewhere, she’s still happy to answer any questions I have via e-mail.

Tara quite literally changed my life, but she won’t take credit for it. At the very least, she gave me the tools to change my life and support along the way. I lost 16 pounds and have kept it off for a year, but more importantly, I feel in control of food in my life. I’m not on any meal plan anymore, but I know how to eat in a way that nourishes my body, gives me energy, and keeps my weight stable.

I recently referred a friend to Tara who continually raves about her. I can’t imagine that anyone wouldn’t. She’s easy to talk to, helpful, and kind. Plus, she really knows what she’s doing, and she’ll make a plan that works for you. I can’t recommend her enough.”

– Ashley C.


“Before I met Tara, my blood work was a mess. I made an appointment with her, she explained the results, and let me know that with dedication and effort I could reverse most of it. I signed up for her 3 month plan.

She designed my meal plan built around my lifestyle and goals, and checked in with me frequently. She really educated me on nutrition.

Three months later I was 15 lbs lighter, and most of my blood work was back to a normal range! An added bonus is that she can order those tests herself instead of your doctor. Very knowledgeable and friendly as well!

If you’re looking to get healthier, this is a great place to start!”

– James S.


“The secret to weightloss is that there is no secret but there are a lot of factors that can help or inhibit losing weight. Tara customizes a nutritional plan based on how YOU work and she is very knowledgeable about the science of nutrition. The cool thing about Tara’s plans are that if there is something that you don’t like or are just tired of – she can give you hundreds of other suggestions.

I decided to see Tara because I had digestion issues and I wanted to lose some extra pounds. Within a few weeks of following the plan Tara created for me (which included eating out), I noticed a decrease in not only the stomach problems I was having but also a decrease in skin break-outs and irritability and a significant increase in energy.

I’ve tried tons of diets but the bottom-line is that people can diet to lose weight BUT after diets are over, it is difficult to keep the weight off. Tara taught me how to turn bad eating habits into healthy choices without feeling like I had to drastically change my life and the weightloss has come naturally.”

– Tiffany H.


“Not only is Tara a passionate about helping people when it comes to Health and Fitness, but she lives it. I really do appreciate her knowledge in a Healthly way of living, and how she customizes a nutrition plan for you that is realistic and manageable. She is awesome. I am much more enththausiatic about working out and not feeling guilty about what I eat. I am much closer to my ideal weight goal and its only been a couple months since I started on the routine.”

– Dearin C.


“Tara is an amazing nutritionist!! She really knows her stuff. She makes customized meal plans to fit you and they include eating out so they are not hard to follow at all. I highly recommend her, she is a really nice person too! You won’t regret calling her :-)”

– Sarah H.


“I was looking to loose some weight before my wedding and was introduced to Tara. She tested my metabolism then created a personalized meal plan based on the foods I love to eat and the places I like to shop. I was able to stick to the meal plan and checked in with Tara once week to see my progress. I was able to meet my goal weight, and best of all I now have to tools to continue to manage my weight.”

– Jackie W.


“The most awesome thing about Tara Coleman is that she listens! Her plans don’t ever interrupt your busy lifestyle and while Tara has mastered the ability to give you normal meal plans, she is especially sensitive to culturally saturated meal backgrounds. She is able to help you control your healthy lifestyle, provides accurate reports on your health, and is very easy to talk to with her comfortable atmosphere and great personality! I constantly recommend Tara to my family and friends for weight loss or just to stay healthy!”

– Sherdellah A.


“I’ve always known that I need to be healthier, but didn’t have the tools or knowledge to do it. Tara has educated me to make decisions for myself. Instead of planning out a daily meal plan (which she does do), I wanted her to empower me to make my own decisions on a daily basis. She has taught me a lot in the past couple of months, and I have seen great results. Besides losing body fat, I actually feel a lot better. We identified foods that were giving me stomach issues, and added foods that me feel better. I have more energy and feel better than I have in years.”

– Daniel N.


“Tara is fantastic.  She listens well, knows her stuff, answers questions and really takes the time to put together a plan based on your needs and goals.  She’s very results and detail oriented and sincerely wants to help you achieve your goals.  Highly recommend.  She does a free consultation, so nothing to lose by at least meeting with her to see for yourself.

As a bit more background for those who like details, I came to Tara because there was something preventing me from reaching my nutrition goals, so I decided to enlist some help.   I’ve had digestive issues since I was a kid (IBS and lactose intolerance).  I’ve mostly figured out how to manage and am generally a healthy eater as well as very slim (super fast metabolism).  My goals were to increase my energy levels which would be more constant throughout the day versus periodic spikes/crashes and also to better deal with digestive issues, especially when traveling and needing to eat out.  I was also looking to gain a bit of mass, but previous diets involving tons of eating were horrible.  I wanted to eat a more balanced and nutritionally rich healthy diet, but had trouble visualizing and understanding what various food offered and the right combinations to reach the above goals.  I got together with Tara a couple times to establish and review a meal plan that showed the amounts of different foods (protein, carbs, fats) I needed and some suggested meals along with a few recipes even.  Talking with Tara (and I also did a bit of research on my own) really got me past a wall where I feel much more energetic and satisfied meal-wise that is natural and well balanced.”

– Justin K.


“I was searching yelp for a highly rated nutritionist and found Tara.  I went in for a consultation and was very impressed with everything she said. My situation was a bit complex so I knew whomever I hired would not only have their hands full but would really have to listen and care if they were going to help me.  I got exactly what I was looking for.  She is soooo easy to work with, experienced, and very knowledgeable.  She really KNOWS her business and I feel lucky to have her opinion when I need it.  She really helped me A LOT and was worth every penny.  If you’re thinking about hiring someone I highly recommend Tara, not just because of her advice, but because she really looked out for my best interest and she’ll do the same for you.”

– Joe O.


“Tara rocks!  I went in for my free consultation and she was SO HELPFUL!!  We went over my daily eating log and she immediately identified my growth areas and provided over 15 super useful suggestions for ways to tweak my eating habits.  She showed me 5 websites for recipe ideas and ways to streamline my weekly eating routine so I don’t run to sugar for a quick fix.  As a new vegetarian, she gave me great ideas on how to ensure I get all of my vitamins and ways to be successful as a vegetarian.  She’s also a great listener and so easy to talk to.  I feel so comfortable talking to Tara. Thanks for all of your help, Tara!!”

– Nicole S.


“I have been struggling with my weight my whole life having tried numerous unrealistic diets throughout my high school years. The problem was not how much I are, but when and what I ate. I figured meeting with a nutritionist could guide me through the process of realizing what I am doing wrong and try to figure out strategies that would stay with me for the rest of my life.

Fortunately, I found Tara Coleman on google, and immediately made an appt with her. The first initial consultation was free. It is mostly to get to know Tara, and for her to know about your goals. What I liked about that session was the fact that I was not pressured into starting a program right away like how other diet plans force you too.

I have been meeting with Tara every week for the past month and 1/2 and I am very satisfied with my eating habits and the way I look.

Definitely recommend her if you need nutritional help.”

– Nasim R.


“Tara is awesome. I found Tara on Yelp and sent her an email after hours (6 or 7pm) regarding some issues I was having due to my training. Not only did she get back to me early the next morning she gave me all the answers I was looking for via several emails and set me up with a source for the vitamins we determined I was missing in my diet. She even provided a complimentary consultation to talk about what was going on with me. No pressure to pay for any of her other services.

Thanks Tara. I’m feeling much better.”

– Joey D.


“I just logged onto Yelp and saw the last review was for Tara.  I owe this girl a shout-out.  I was introduced to Tara last year when I hit a plateau in my fitness goals and determined that I needed to tweak my diet.  I invested in three sessions with Tara and she did an initial counseling, analysis of my diet (including vitamin intake), and a thorough review of her suggestions with me.  Tara’s plan included recipes, shopping suggestions based on stores I shop at, and plans for eating on the road.

I would highly recommend using Tara for nutritional guidance.  She takes time to understand all of the factors in your diet (travel, eating out, the sweet you can’t live without…) and helps to build those things into your plan.  The result is a diet that you can live with.

Tara is a true professional and will continue to receive my repeat business and referrals.”

– Marty H.


“I was recently having a reaction to a Vega product that no one had ever heard of and was trying to figure out what was going on with my body. after calling my Dr., the pharmacy, GNC, and whole foods i decided to look up nutritionists on yelp and found tara. she was straight forward and honest and took the time to look up the ingredients and discuss them with me even though i was not her client. she answered my questions more thoroughly than any one i had talked to and suggested some alternate options i could go with. i am VERY grateful!! thank you  so much tara! i will definitely send people her way and will be sure to use her if i am ever in need of nutritional counseling!”

– Keirsten C.


“I went to see Tara based on reviews I found on Yelp.  I have spent years of dieting…losing and gaining back the same 10-15 lbs over and over.  I couldn’t count “points” again, and knew I needed practical and personal “one on one” guidance to help me reach my goals.  It’s not that I didn’t know how to eat healthy, but finding the balance when cooking for a family, traveling, holidays and eating out was a huge challenge for me.  With Tara’s guidance and analysis of my diet, health needs, shopping habits and lifestyle, she came up with a plan that included menus, recipes and practical advice that helped me eventually reach my goals.

Tara’s fees are really reasonable and she is accessible via email and phone calls whenever needed.  I would recommend her to anyone wanting to make real dietary changes that will last a lifetime.”

– Katy F.


“I can’t say enough great things about Tara. She truly looks at the individual and does not try to force one cookie-cutter treatment on to everyone.
She is extremely knowledgeable and is always willing to do research if there is something she is not familiar with.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, train for a big event, or just get your health/allergies in line, Tara is awesome. I would recommend her to anyone.”

– Amy W.


“I am in the fitness testing business, and having a reliable and knowledgeable nutritionist that I can refer clients to is invaluable to me.  I first met Tara almost three years ago, and have been referring clients to her ever since.  The great thing about Tara is that she has a very real-world approach to food.  She’ll never tell you “don’t eat that”…she doesn’t believe in restriction.  She’s much more interested in educating people to be able to make smart food choices no matter what circumstance they find themselves in.  “Balance” is definitely a word in Tara’s vocabulary, and it’s all about finding the perfect balance for each individual she works with.

The best thing for me is knowing that any client I refer to Tara is going to be treated with respect, and she will do whatever she can to help them achieve their goals.  Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain lean mass, dial in your nutrition for an endurance event…Tara’s got you covered.

I’ve also been working personally with Tara for over two years, and with her help I’ve lost weight, trained for and competed in a half-Ironman triathlon, and gained quite a bit of knowledge.”

– Iris W.


“You would be hard pressed to find a more realistic nutritionist to assist in your weight management goals. Call her and set up an appointment. She’ll set you on the right path.”

– Jim W.


“Tara is great! She makes you feel really comfortable and shes funny! She listens to you and helps you decide on what is best for your lifestyle and body. Her pricing is amazing! I look forward to working with her!”

– Lauren W.


“Tara is fantastic!  She came to speak to my collegiate swim team today and the entire coaching staff and team was very impressed.  She has a “real” approach that was refreshing and motivating.  She answered many questions and got everyone excited about eating healthy.  I highly recommend her.”

– Corrie F.


“I was about 25lbs overweight, and had grown increasingly stressed and tired. Knowing that something had to change, I started poking around online and googled, “Nutritionist” and “San Diego,” and Tara’s name popped up in several places. I came here to Yelp and saw that her reviews were really positive, and even though I doubted that I actually had the willpower to change the way that I was eating (I LOVE FOOD), I took the plunge and emailed her to set up an appointment.

She took the time to get to know what kind of eating habits I had, what my cravings were, what my “must haves” were (chocolate baby!), and created a plan for me that wasn’t so much a diet as it was a shift—she kept much of what I had already been doing that was good, but tweaked it a little bit. Then, every week I would talk with her, and she would help me think about when and why I eat and crave the foods that I do.

I have lost 20lbs and I don’t really feel like I’ve had to change very much about my diet. I don’t count calories and I haven’t ever been hungry or felt like I was missing out on much. I still get to eat chocolate once a day!  :-)))  She gave me one day off a week where I could eat with reckless abandon, which was awesome because I don’t think life is worth living without the occasional cheeseburger and chocolate malt. My free day became something to look forward to and work toward during the week.

The time I spent with Tara was nothing short of life-changing and has impacted my life in a profound way. Healthy eating has now become a habit, and I actually crave vegetables (something I didn’t know was possible)!   I am running and lifting weights, playing basketball, and taking my dog on hikes that wipe us both out!

If you are overweight and are afraid that you don’t have the will power to actually go through with it, Tara Coleman is the right person to see. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and is a kind, funny, and very cool person. Seeing her was the best decision I made in 2011…you should give her a call!”

– Nikki E.


“Tara Coleman’s help was exactly what had been missing from my life and my efforts to get healthy for so many years. After years of trying to eat better, to get into shape and essentially to lose weight, a friend recommended Tara Coleman and her nutrition services. With Tara’s guidance, I learned what and how to eat to live a long and healthful life and to feel great. Tara not only taught me about choosing and preparing good foods to eat at home, but she even helped me figure out a plan for eating on the road which, as a result of my job, I do quite often. Tara will design meal plans for you based on your lifestyle, what you do, where you shop, and your cooking capabilities. Tara doesn’t give you tough diets where you have to cut out every sweet or food that’s not very good for you. She creates meal plans that are realistic and feasible but that will help you achieve your health and fitness goals. I feel 100 times better since I started working with Tara. I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t find out about her services.”

– Keonda B.


“Tara is awesome! From the first phone call she made me feel comfortable and I couldn’t wait to meet with her. My husband and I did a three month plan with her and it really changed our lives. My husband has lost almost 15 pounds and I’ve lost 6 pounds and I’m keeping it off with my new found knowledge from Tara. What I like best if that it isn’t a diet, it’s learning how to eat which is what I really needed to do.
She is so personable, easy going and friendly that it really makes it easy to learn new eating habits.
Thanks Tara!”

– Cindy C.