ABOUT MELISSA

At a young age I was health conscious. But, there was always some sort of confusion with what was the meaning of a healthy diet. I had so many questions, low fat or lots of healthy fats? Organic or not? Dairy or no dairy? Meat or no meat? 

I remember eating my beloved cheese and lots of yogurts. I was unknowingly bombarding my body with dairy and was slowly running myself down, trying to do everything as perfectly as I could, without knowing what I was doing. 

Suffering with food sensitivities for years was not easy. I always had a cough and I always had an irritable sinus. It was only when I later completed my masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College, that I realized just how much food can affect your body. 

I cut out dairy for a few weeks and lo and behold, my sinus problem practically disappeared as well as my cough! This was the most amazing thing I ever experienced, and so started my complete obsession with food and its relation to health. 

Whether you just want to identify a food sensitivity, lose weight or just improve overall health, I can help you ease your way towards an alternate journey of optimal health and well being. I will teach you what I have learned on my journey, so I can make your transition towards health and vitality an easy one.  :) 

With love and lots of veggies,

Melissa

WHAT I OFFER

 

INDIVIDUALIZED MEAL PLANS - STRENGTHEN FROM WITHIN

A step by step guide to help those with ailments attain optimal health and vitality. Inflammation is the foundation of disease. Help your body renew cells and optimize it's function with clean whole foods, combined in a way to promote health and recovery.

 

THE MINDFUL CLEANSE - DETOX FOR A BETTER YOU

Cleansing and detoxing are not fad diets if done right. They can be a healthy part of your lifestyle to keep you on the path of balanced wellness and overall health. This cleanse is safe and effective, and very doable with constant communication and motivation from Melissa on your detox days! You won’t find coaching and support like this with any other program. Melissa will answer all of your questions and is completely committed to your success.

3 Phases:

PREPARE

The first 4 days transition you from foods that harm and clog the body to detox friendly alternatives.

 

IMMERSE

For 14 refreshing, empowering days you will get to eat nourishing, delicious foods like green smoothies, vegetables, nuts, seeds, soups and lean meats (meat is optional, and yes you can eat food on a cleanse!).

 

RENEW

7 days after the detox you will be guided through a systematic yet simple reintroduction of foods that will help you design a personalised style of eating that supports on-going healing, weight loss, and a positive relationship with food.

 

30 DAY MINDFUL WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

- Commit to a radical shift

A 5 week program designed to nourish your body and promote weight loss. Your body is designed to keep you healthy and happy. Eating well and having a healthy relationship with exercise can make all the difference. Boost your body's natural ability to defend itself from disease, to avoid allergies from food, and to shed those extra pounds. Help it age gracefully with strength and vitality, and glow with inner radiance that can only come with care and attention.

3 Phases:

DETOX

Cortisol and Leptin hormones can become resistant over time, leading to weight gain or an inability to lose weight. Detox your body to increase the sensitivity of these hormones to promote weight loss and healthy hormone levels.

 

CARB CYCLING

Increase your metabolism by using specific food combinations to help shed the pounds. It also increases energy levels and helps you build lean muscle when coupled with regular exercise.

 

BALANCED EATING

Learn how to have a healthy relationship with food and shed the pounds at the same time! This phase will also help cut cravings and balances the body long term.

 

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DAILY NUTRITION - nourish and support your body

Mindful , clean eating is all about locally sourced ingredients and nutritious food combinations all homemade with love to enhance your vibrant health, to reduce inflammation, promote weight loss and support inner and outer well being.  Join my daily nutrition meal plan Mondays - Fridays.

All ingredients are fresh, straight from the market. We use chicken that contains no antibiotics or steroids and freshly caught fish. Worried about pesticides? We soak all vegetables in diluted vinegar to remove as much pesticides as possible!

Orders must be made at least one day in advance.

 

 

To read more about Melissa click here.

DAILY MENU

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Monday

 Lentil soup and small salad.

TUESDAY

Pumpkin 'stew' chicken, pickled cucumbers, lentils, cassava and salad.  

Wednesday

Grilled chicken, cauliflower rice, plantain and salad.

THURSDAY

Greek chicken salad with feta cheese.

 

FRIDAY

Fish, roasted vegetables, black beans and sweet potato. 

 

 PICK UP AT AKASHA STUDIO AT 12:30PM

CALL MELISSA AT MINDFUL NUTRITION ON 360-0149 TO BOOK YOUR MEALS.