Hi, I'm Heather
I help women over 40 reach their goal weight & be able to maintain it for life without relying on unsustainable programs or calorie restriction.
Certified Weight Loss Coach
The Life Coach School
I had always carried extra weight, even when I was a teenager. I never understood why my friends could eat so much junk food and stay thinner than me. So, from the time I was 17, I became an expert at eating 'healthy,' counting my calories, and working out.
Despite all that, by the time I was in my 40's, I found myself weighing in at over 170 pounds as a small-framed 5'4" woman who never ate fast food, was a vegan, & worked out daily. I was not addicted to food or a binge-eater. I wondered what was wrong with me? As far as I could tell, I was doing everything right. So, I tried harder.
So, in 2014 I started a public weight loss experiement on my wellness blog which would be the accountability I needed to do weight loss perfectly. I meal planned like a maniac, counted every single calorie, cooked all my food from scratch, did Zumba, ran, and did crossfit-style group training. I lost 18 pounds over 8 months. By month 9 I watched helplessly as I regained all the weight I had lost even though I was eating even less, and working out even harder.
When a weight loss 'expert' told me to just eat less and exercise harder something inside me rose up and said, fuck this. It turned out that this struggle and time of confusion and trying to be perfect was the wake up call of my life.
Since 2016, I've dedicated my life to figuring out WHY so many women like me gain weight in their 40's and can't lose it by restricting calories. When I finally understood what was REALLY going on with my body, my food, and my beliefs about weight loss, I finally understood my weight loss struggle and why it wasn't my fault. I want that for you, too.
I figured out how to create an individualized blueprint of effective weight loss strategies that work for each unique woman, her tastes, and her body. My clients use my guidelines and then create their own personalized weight loss blueprint. They test it, optimize it, and make it their own. They lose weight and in the process learn HOW live at their goal weight for life without ever counting calories, relying on bullshit unsustainable programs, or thinking they have to overexercise to lose weight again.
I did lose that extra weight. I reversed my fatty liver (NAFLD), and lowered my prediabetic fasting blood sugars back into the normal range. Today, I am a multiple-certified weight loss coach and I hold a Master in Education degree. More than that, I live this lifestyle and bring real-world experience and integrity to my weight loss practice. I believe weight loss is an arena in which to self-evolve and grow spiritually.
Take my FREE Course
Permanent Weight Loss for Women over 40
What you will learn:
• why you're overweight to begin with
• which weight loss strategies actually work
• how to keep going until you reach your goal weight
• how to maintain your goal weight for life
...without ever counting calories, overexercising, or restricting your food again.
When I first met Heather, I told her: “I've tried EVERYTHING to lose weight.” I was wrong. Heather guided me through her very unique process of becoming aware of the reasons WHY I overeat, and how to begin to identify and change the behaviors that are causing me to overeat. After working with Heather, I no longer spin in confusion and helplessness. I feel a real sense of control. Seeing the numbers go down on the scale and on my measuring tape is so exciting! I highly recommend Heather as your coach. She is bright, warm, and incredibly trustworthy–and this girl knows her stuff!!!
Heather just has a way–a way of taking my whining, confusion, and overwhelm about food choices and lifestyle and utterly transforming my thinking towards empowerment. But it isn't magic. She gave me the steps to take in a clear and practical way...I can now easily fast for a full 24 hours. I don't ever feel hungry, cranky, or deprived about food. And if I do fall off the wagon, her coaching, and her ability to teach me how to coach myself is priceless. Because when it's all said and done, you have to get your thinking on point or your mind will run the show for the rest of your life. The first week I lost weight, but I also had, and still have energy levels that I thought were a thing of the past. This girl knows her stuff and she's not afraid to tell you what's up!
Tia Ristaino Siegel
Woo-hoo! I have been looking for the missing piece forever...I got a glimpse of it a few years ago when I cut everything out and saw how I was using sugar to cope, but without a long term solution I just went back to bad habits. Now for the real work; this has been an answer to prayer.
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How do I work with Heather in her Worth The Weight Program?
Worth The Weight, Heather's Permanent 6 week Weight Loss Program opens for registration 4 times a year.