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









5 Concepts I Wish I Understood About Food Addiction Eleven Years Ago

by Maya Nahra, RD, Founder, Healthy Habit Solutions     Food and my weight. My weight and food. Both were always on my mind. You can read more about my story here, but the fact is, too many years of my life were wasted obsessing over my weight and what I ate. I wasn't happy and I wasn't healthy. I hated my body and my life.   Of course, this is the reason why I do what I do today. I am a woman, I want to feel good. I want to feel sexy. But more than that I want to feel...alive.   I wanted to enjoy food without always worrying about what it's going to do to my body.  ... Read More >>


Top 4 Reasons You Drop Your Weight Loss Diet every Weekend

…or holiday, family visit, vacation, or any other, as I call it, a 'potentially dangerous situation'.          Before ending a session with one of my clients, I typically ask them, what 'potentially dangerous situations' they have coming up in the next 7 days that might be tricky and throw them off course from their new strategies and desired habits.     When they reply there is something that may throw a wrench into things, we create a plan. Instead of them just saying 'Well, I'll just try to eat healthy', we define the specifics and comm... Read More >>


Why willpower (alone) doesn't work to achieve permanent, sustainable weight loss.

  Short-term weight loss comes about by changing health behaviors fueled by willpower. Permanent weight loss comes from a change in health behaviors fueled by a new mindset (or new belief system).   At Healthy Habit Solutions, we don't just give you another diet or meal plan, we teach you how to change your behaviors and beliefs for permanent, lasting results.     Darren Hardy said it best:   Instead of thinking about all you have to DO to accomplish this goal, think about all you have to BECOME. What is the mindset, attitude or philosophy you need to possess, to accomp... Read More >>


Meet Nicole Thompson, Healthy Habit Solutions 2015 Weight Loss Challenger #3

Meet Nicole Thompson, Healthy Habit Solutions 2015 Weight Loss Challenger #3. Follow her year long weight loss journey right here. Nicole works as an office manager, has one son and her boyfriend. Her goal for the challenge is to lose 40 pounds, permanently, over the next year.    Follow Nicole and her progress all year long, right here, at the Healthy Habit Solutions blog. To learn more about the challenge and how to join before January 31st, 2015, click here.      (We apologize for the audio discrepancies.) ... Read More >>


How to stop being a perfectionist with your diet

  Let's be clear, there are areas of your life that may require a degree of perfectionism, for example, your work. When I speak about perfectionism, I am referring to the mental habit that prevents so many people from losing weight––permanently.   Perfectionism and weight loss often look like you are following your diet to a 'T' or not following it at all. This can cause you to lean towards an unhealthy pattern of yo-yo dieting; often starting and stopping a diet (or diets) numerous times. When you follow your diet perfectly and you lose weight, you feel good, because you are in contr... Read More >>


5 Ways to Turn a Bad Day into a Good One

      You hate your job. You are stressed out. Your body hurts. Your obligations are overflowing. You haven't been to the gym in weeks. The length of your to do list gives you anxiety. You haven't slept more than 5 hours a night for as long as you can remember. All you want is a quiet day to yourself. Weight loss would be nice, but who has the time or energy for that?   Does this sound familiar?   I see clients with similar stories, every day. While starting to plan your meals sounds nice, it can be completely unrealistic when you are in the throes of a meltdown and to even ... Read More >>