52 year old client, K, worked with us to lose 20lbs with zero exercise due to severe joint pain. Orthopedic doctors often recommend weight loss for overweight individuals experiencing joint pain – reducing the load on those joints can bring about relief. K had attempted to lose weight through various programs, but never found long-lasting success. We employed a flexible, servings-based model that allowed K to achieve a calorie deficit without the intense food restrictions required by previous programs. The inclusivity of this approach, plus a simple food log and frequent discussion and planning around each upcoming week, allowed K to be more consistent with her efforts – resulting in a 20lb weight loss in 6 months despite zero time spent exercising. This weight loss contributed to a complete resolution of joint pain and reintroduction of K’s favorite activity – hiking. The nutrition knowledge and flexibility gained from her consultations enabled K to successfully maintain this weight loss and remain pain-free for two years and counting.