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









23 Ways to Eat More Veggies

Getting more veggies into our diet is one habit most of us want to do more of ,but sometimes, simply lack is a little strategy as to how to do so.   Here are 23 ways to start you off.        1. Top proteins with veggies.  Add onions, peppers and mushrooms atop your steak, fish or chicken.     2. Find favorite non-starchy veggie mashes that replace starchy side dishes. Mash cauliflower or broccoli in place of rices or potatoes.      3. Use lettuce leaves in place of bread.  Give this collard green wrap recipe a go to ... Read More >>


Nicole's March Update: 2015 Healthy Habits Challenge

Started off the month with a massive hike Across Two Ranges. I pushed myself to the limit during this wonderful adventure!  I have found an exercise that I enjoy—finally!  Being outdoors and spending time with friends, taking things at our own pace, talking through our daily challenges is just what I need to cleanse my “stinkin’ thinkin’” and get in a work out at the same time.             My son had been out of town for several weeks and his return home had me worried about boundaries and my (lack of) mothering skills.  Establishing a firmer sta... Read More >>


Sandy's March Update: 2015 Healthy Habits Challenge

  Okay, so the Honeymoon [phase] is over.     The Honeymoon…that period of time when everything is easy and rosy. In my weight loss journey(s), I can’t count the number of times when I have sailed through losing 30 pounds and then..BAM.. real life sets in and there goes the focus on the weight loss.  This is a BIG reason why I signed up for this challenge….I knew this time would come and that I needed something different this time…and that difference is my coach, Maya…a person who gets it…she’s been there….and we’re working on moving forwar... Read More >>


Anita's March Update: 2015 Healthy Habits Challenge

    March went by fast!       This month I learned that meal planning doesn’t have to be difficult.  I thought that planning my meals meant a different breakfast/lunch/dinner for every day.  Maya showed me a much easier way to plan, shop for, and prep all my meals for the week. All in a few hours.                     An injury has been my biggest downfall this month. After getting started on an exercise program and getting into the habit of going to the gym, it’s hard to stop to heal. It&... Read More >>


Are you waiting on the weight? Creating Your Own Keystone Habits

    Are you waiting to…   buy that new dress, go on a date, go out in public with friends, join a gym, buy a swim suit, or just leave your house…   …until you lose the weight and see that magic number on the scale? Do you believe that when you do, somehow life will suddenly become everything you've ever dreamed about?     Trust me when I say, I've been there too. Going week to week, practicing new strategies that should lead to weight loss—only to hop on the scale and find just half-a-damn-pound weight loss&hel... Read More >>


How to Stop Overthinking Everything in 3 Easy Steps

  Part One: 9 Ways Overthinking Destroys Your Happiness and Sabotages Your Permanent Weight Loss Part Two: How to Stop Overthinking Everything in 3 Easy Steps     Overthinking things is a mental habit, and mental habits, just like physical ones, can be changed. However, it does require your full commitment and attention.     Step one:   Increase your level of awareness.   It is impossible to change something that you are not aware that you are doing. Always start here; awareness. Over the next 30 days, focus on only increasing your awareness. Commi... Read More >>