Alternative Weight Loss Solutions for Yo-Yo Dieters, Transition Dieters, Binge-Eaters and Emotional Eaters with Behavioral Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Maya Nahra





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Down 40 lbs and Dr. took me off 2 meds yesterday - only 1 more and will be done in 3 months! That was the goal - by Christmas - no more meds! Her first words when she saw me was 'Holy crap!' Also BONUS for the first time in over 15 years, all my blood work was in normal range! I cried when I saw that. So happy! - Jodi K. Phoenix, Arizona


In comparison to establishing my successful career, the time and investment in building a healthy eating and exercise lifestyle was not quick, easy, or for the faint of heart. I experienced steps forward, steps backwards, and had to figuratively "pay to get out of jail"!  The weight I put on in over 40 years time, and my ingrained bad habits, 'died' a very hard death.  Once I embraced Maya's program, and looked inside myself to find the emotional eating monster I had become, I finally said "I Am Enough!" I eat no processed foods, And I now crave organic freshly squeezed juices, green vegetables, fish, and free range organic chicken; foods that feed my body instead of making me sick! I have lost, and kept off, 55 lbs. I do not have a skinny frame, but now I have a deeper confidence about myself; I love me!  have lowered my blood pressure medications drastically, and I enjoy excellent health without colds or flu. Thank you Maya for giving me my life back! -Masha Coy, Huntington Beach, CA


Maya is fantastic! After being diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and gaining a substantial amount of weight, I tried every diet possible without luck, until I met Maya... I shed the excess pounds at a healthy rate. Maya is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and supportive, and has a great sense of humor. She truly lives her passion for food, health and nutrition which is contagious and inspiring…You are going to love this little ray of sunshine! - Wendy Flejter, PhD - Director of Genetics at Caris Life Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona


I just got home and checked my cholesterol records. The figures are even better than I thought thanks to you even though my cholesterol problem has always been said to be genetic. My LDL or bad cholesterol dropped from 132 six months ago to 67. I have never been close to 67 for LDL. The same is true for the total cholesterol - in six months it dropped from 195 to 132.  That is also the lowest point since 1988. The HDL or good cholesterol went up a little bit but basically stayed the same. The triglycerides were at 127 about a year ago and are now at 83.  The last time they were that low was in 2007. So this is a ringing endorsement to what you worked out for me - eat less carbs and sugars, eat what I like but increase fat and protein, eat mindfully and I lost 25 pounds and am healthier on all the blood work. I can't beat that. Thanks again for everything. - Donn, Phoenix, Arizona









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