Real Talk on Health

OK! So what? Now what?

Regulating your emotions to stay grounded and present can help maintain a sense of wellbeing in all areas of life (home, work, personal relationships).

Talking Macronutrients with Melissa.

Let’s talk Macronutrients. Who, what when and Why?
Who are they? These macronutrients you speak of? Macronutrients are the (in basics) the calculation of protein, carbohydrates and fats. They can go deeper into vitamins and minerals, but you can keep it simple and stick with the top 3, PCF.

Change your mind, change your body. End of story

It’s that cut and dry.
Any fad diet you adhere to for the moment, (Keto, Intermittent fasting, Paleo, Weight-watchers, Bernstein, etc.) will work temporarily. How many people have tried these, lost weight because they achieved their goal or perhaps didn’t, but gained all the weight back? Millions or billions? I know I have- I have tried all kinds of “diets” in general. What worked? When I changed my mind, or when you change your mind.

The Cost of Getting Lean

IS IT WORTH THE TRADE-OFF? Before reading the below, I want you to have in mind what your goals are for the body type you are looking to have? Healthy, lean or athletically lean? This will help you decide what you are willing to adjust and what you’re not willing to do. A helpful perspective […]

Love Pasta? How to enjoy your favourite dishes guilt-free!

Cutting back on carbs can be tough. Especially if you are a pasta lover… The way around it: drum roll please! Zucchini noodles – or also known as Zoodles. I would recommend the Joseph Joseph Spiralizer. I personally like this one because it doesn’t take up a lot of space. There is a key to […]

The Different Levels of Meal Planning

Meal planning 101 First off, I must start by saying each nutrition coach has their way of coaching nutrition. Without getting into too much nitty-gritty detail, my nutrition coaching style works on 3 Levels.  Level 1: “I just want to lose some weight and feel better.” This is the most common level that people usually […]


“From my twenties, I was able to eat as much food as I wanted as long as I followed a low-carb diet. As I moved into my thirties, something changed. I didn’t know it at the time, but I now know it was my metabolism. In my late thirties, I continued to eat high protein […]

Melissa, how can I lose weight?

A common question! There are many ways and programs to lose weight. The most common variable in all of them is eat less or in a caloric deficit. There can be many things to consider when looking to lose weight, such as your body type? Are you an Ectomorph or an Endomorph or a Mesomorph? […]

Get those 3L of Water in Daily!

We can all easily overlook our water intake. Some people don’t like the taste of it (just add some fresh squeezed lemon or lime), or simply don’t see the importance of it. Importance of water:Water aids in flushing toxins out of the body, keeps your joints lubricated, delivers nutrients to cells, assisting in organ functionality […]


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