An 8-week weight loss program for women
"I am forever thankful to you & this program. It truly changed my life"
- July 2018 participant
There's a good chance that what you've been taught about weight loss is wrong. Eat less, move more does not work. The studies prove it over and over again.
In fact, not only is this message wrong, it can be dangerous. It often sets us up to have an unhealthy relationship with food, exercise & ourselves. It messes up our metabolism, it messes up our mind & it messes with our joy.
What I teach is different. And it's extremely effective.
“Your best weight is whatever weight you reach when you are living the healthiest life that you can honestly enjoy.”
Weight loss is not a calorie issue, it's a hormone issue. Once you understand how to properly recalibrate your hormones with food and exercise, your body will become "fat adapted" which means you can easily lose weight while reducing hunger and increasing energy (it's amazing!).
And, emotional eating is not a willpower issue. It's about understanding how your brain works and why you are driven to overeat, why it feels like you are acting against your own will, and why it feels so hard to stop. Once you understand the underlying mechanisms of how your brain works, how it's trying to protect you and how it's connected to your emotions, you can unlock the key to ending emotional eating for good!
Joyful Transformation focuses on four key areas:
Physiological - I'll teach you how the foods we eat affect our bodies and how can we use that to our advantage so that we start to crave the foods that serve us and decrease our desire for the foods that don't.
Mental - what is happening in our brain that is making it so hard to change? Once we understand how our mind works and why, we can learn to manage it instead of it managing us.
Emotional - emotions drive our actions. Here is the exciting thing: we can learn how to recognize, process and even change our emotions by understanding the cause of them. By doing this we can use our emotions to drive the results we want in our life.
Spiritual - while the most personal component this might also be the most important. Spiritual is about reconnecting to that inner voice that is guiding us toward our highest self. It's about believing in our dreams and going for it instead of using food to hide from our fears.
In the program I will teach you how to:
Create an eating protocol that gets you to your natural weight easily, increases your energy and helps you feel amazing.
Use food & exercise to properly calibrate your hormones and eliminate over-hunger & cravings.
Reduce your over-desire for the foods that aren’t serving you so that you can change your relationship with food.
Stop emotional eating without using willpower (which, ps., never works).
If you are someone who has tried it all but can't seem to find peace with food, feels overwhelmed by all the information out there or just can't bare the idea of another failed attempt at weight loss, this program is for you! It's time to go beyond counting calories, willpower & deprivation.
You CAN overcome emotional eating. You CAN lose the weight (maybe more than you imagine) for good. You CAN find peace around food and it CAN be a joyful transformation.
Module 1: Mindful Eating & Managing Hunger
Module 3: Desire, Dopamine & Managing Urges
Module 5: Catching Your Thoughts & Generating Motivation
Module 7: Optimizing Your Eating Plan
Module 2: Food, Fat Adaptation & Regulating Hormones
Module 4: The Power of Planning & Creating Your Eating Protocol
Module 6: Exercise
Module 8: Self-Care & Future Focus
How long is the program?
The program is 8 weeks long. Each week we will focus on a specific topic (see curriculum above), however, you will have access to the information for as long as you need so you don’t have to worry about falling behind.
What do I need to do the program?
The program is completely online and can be done from anywhere so all you need is a computer (or phone/tablet) and access to the internet.
What do I get besides the weekly materials?
I offer lots of supplemental support during the 8-week period including email support, a private Facebook group, coaching calls (through FB Live and/or Zoom) & access to me through Voxer.
How much time do I have to invest each week to be successful in the program?
One of my goals is to teach you how to reach your weight loss goals AND save time in the process. I would recommend putting aside about 30 minutes (give or take depending on the week) at the beginning of the week to review the materials and then a few minutes each day to “check-in” with the group or do your daily journal assignment. The more dedicated you are to the process the higher your chances of success, however, there is never a “perfect” time. This is a lifestyle not a diet so learning how to implement these skills even during busy times will serve you well in the long run.
What is the cost of the program?
The 8-week group program costs $297.
A few TESTIMONIALS:
"Melissa’s program isn’t one size fits all weight loss program. It is a guideline to have mindful discussions with yourself as an individual to determine where improvement is needed when it comes to taking care of yourself physically and mentally. I have learned to examine my weaknesses in eating without judgement and have been able to make changes without the pressure of having to lose weight." - Rosey S. (lost 10 lbs in 6-weeks)
"I’ve been discouraged and down on myself all my life due to my weight, but in the past couple of years, I’ve become a bit hopeless, but at the same time totally desperate. After doing Melissa's program, I feel so much more confident about managing my emotions and my eating in order to lose weight in a reasonable manner. I highly recommend Melissa’s program! You will not regret it." - Donna B. (30 lbs lost to date)
"When I first started this program, I knew I needed to make a change. I had started putting on weight and felt like I was always hungry. I tried to count calories and watch what I ate, but it didn’t work. Not only did I lose weight (without ever counting a single calorie!), I made lasting changes to how I felt about food. I gained power over my cravings, and now have so much more energy! This program was the BEST thing I have ever done for myself!" - July 2018 participant (lost 12 lbs in 6-weeks)