Do you want to:
Change your relationship with food, exercise and your body but… you feel overwhelmed and stuck, unsure of how to proceed?
Stop overeating eating & lose the weight for good, but…you don’t know how to break the cycle of emotional eating?
Quit ping-ponging back-and-forth between strict diets that leave you feeling deprived and…..total indulgence that leaves you with unwanted weight gain?
Finally understand the root causes of weight gain….and learn the tools to reverse it for good?
I can help. What I teach is different.
Most healthy eating or weight loss plans focus only on what you should or shouldn't eat. Some foods are deemed "good" and others "bad". The goal is simply to resist the bad foods and eat the good ones. You can do it for a while but inevitably willpower starts to wane. The walls start to crumble and you can no longer sustain it. You are left with one of two conclusions: "the program doesn't work" or "I am a failure".
The problem is that most of these diet plans are not tackling the underlying reasons for why we overeat or crave those "bad" foods. Understanding this is key to successful and long-term health & weight loss.
My coaching focuses on four key areas:
Physiological - Weight loss is a hormone issue, not a calorie issue. 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 or other behaviors that don't serve us as a way to hide from our fears.
In my signature online program, JOYFUL TRANSFORMATION, you will learn 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).
This is a great option for those who prefer:
A personalized plan tailored to your needs
Focusing on specific areas of interest (ex: a specific diet, life circumstance, exercise goal or health issues)
Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about private coaching options.
This is a great option for those who prefer:
Learning from & sharing with others
A structured format but a more generalized plan that you can implement based on your personal circumstances.
Go here to learn more about my weight loss program for women who struggle with emotional overeating.
“After struggling with my weight for over 5 years, one-on-one coaching with Melissa has been the best decision for me and my family.”
- Betsy C.
"I am 44 years old and have been overweight my whole life. Three different times in my life, I have lost weight fairly dramatically. Each time, my weight loss was fairly rapid and with extreme limitations on food. In order to lose that weight, I became obsessed with my eating. Then, when I would quit being so “hard-nosed and obsessed,” the weight would creep back up and before I knew it, I would be back to where I started: discouraged, angry with myself, and completely frustrated.
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.
Private coaching/counseling has made a world of difference for me. Melissa is always helpful, encouraging, and motivating. She has helped me work through things from emotional issues to food frustrations. Seriously, she’s a text away!
After just the first 5-6 weeks, I feel much more confident about managing my emotions and my eating in order to lose weight in a reasonable manner. And, I’ve lost 10.2 pounds in that time!
I highly recommend Melissa’s program—whether private or group. You will not regret it."
- Donna B. (lost 30 lbs to date)
"After struggling with my weight for over 5 years, one-on-one coaching with Melissa has been the best decision for me and my family. I love our weekly sessions where the content is customized to my needs. I can ask tons of questions and I'm supported throughout the week with personal texts as well tons of online content.
My goal was a lifestyle change for myself and my family and I'm so excited that we are finally on our journey. Not only have I lost weight but I'm finally recognizing all of my negative self talk and changing the narrative. I wouldn't have done this without Melissa!!
You will never regret taking care of your body but you will regret taking so long to do it. Don't wait another day to start your journey to health!!"
- Betsy C. (lost 20 lbs 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 10 lbs in 6 weeks)
This sounds amazing but...
I'm worried I won't have the time.
When you say your schedule is jam packed, you aren't kidding! Trust me, I know. The idea of spending your precious free time planning, prepping, shopping & cooking AND/OR long hours at the gym does not sound appealing, or quite frankly, possible.
The great thing is that what I teach will actually save you time. My plan helps you simplify healthy eating (& exercise) so that you can spend less time thinking, worrying & planning your food and more time doing the things you care most about.
Can I do your programs from anywhere?
Yes! Both my private coaching program and my group program are completely online so you can do it from anywhere. If you chose private coaching we will meet via phone or video conference (client preference) once per week for a 1-hour session with additional email support.