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Be Your Own Weight Loss Guru

How are you doing with your efforts to improve your health and lose those extra pounds?  Are you still struggling?  Don’t despair.  It’s never too late to begin a Holistic approach to eliminating weight and health problems.  A huge amount can be accomplished in just a few weeks if you have the right information, motivation, and guidance.

Getting your body in shape, achieving vibrant energy, radiant health, and emotional harmony are important goals. In fact, these should be right up there at or near the top.  Why? Because it’s what you want.  Just think of the sense of accomplishment that will be yours when you make it happen.

Just as important are the indirect reasons. Think of how you’ll benefit in other ways. Many health problems will disappear.  You’ll have more energy; emotional harmony; better digestion and elimination; improved sleep; more confidence and higher self-esteem; look and feel younger; and enjoy your life much more.

Now is the time to take new steps and make your goal a reality. Maybe you’ve delayed in the past because the time wasn’t right, or there were other things that needed more of your attention.  Perhaps you’ve tried over and over and failed to get the results you wanted and simply gave up. 

But now, as we’re moving into summer, can you really think of a better time to make it happen for yourself?  Your health and happiness are the most important priorities in life.  When you have that, everything else flows well. 

It's important to pre-pave  your way to success. Pre-paving means getting in the right mindset by recognizing and transforming deeply rooted attitudes and beliefs that have created struggle and prevented success.  You'll learn to let go of those things that work against you efforts.  It's important to begin that process NOW. I have decades of professional training, thousands of success stories, and I can help. Register for Holistic Weight Loss

You'll also learn how to choose wisely during social occasions and when eating in restaurants; how to to eliminate stress and emotional eating; and so much more.  We'll work with Vision, goals and creating the steps to your plan.   Details Here.

Of course, you want to lose weight, improve your health and vitality, and move through life happily with confidence and high self-esteem.  Perhaps you're confused, afraid, and you don't know where to turn. You want a healthy, attractive body more than anything else.

That's where I come in. For over 30 years I've been successfully counseling/coaching clients to create healthy bodies and minds as well as joyful lives.  It's been my lifelong career and my passion. I've discovered what works and what doesn't work when it comes to health and weight issues. In 1992 I created Be Your Own Weight Loss Guru  the only truly Holistic Program of its kind. Keep reading for some of the reasons weight loss efforts fail.


What constitutes a successful weight loss program?

A successful approach to weight loss resolves health issues, improves energy, digestion and elimination, provides restful, uninterrupted sleep, and harmonizes negative emotions.  A healthy weight loss program uses real food and not chemical, preservative, hormone and drug laden, highly processed foods.  These are not really food and your body doesn’t want them.  Your discomfort is one way you body is trying to communicate this to you.

Enjoying food and eating is imperative to your success.  Food is not the enemy.  A Program that emphasizes the joy of eating will bring you to your goals more quickly.

The right plan for you leaves you extremely satisfied and without cravings.  Most importantly, a successful weight loss program teaches you to listen to and interpret the messages behind the excess weight, the stressors, negative emotions, and other important signs you’ve been receiving for many years that are telling you something needs to change. 

There is no one way of eating that is appropriate for everyone.  This Holistic approach helps make sense of contradictory diet theories and myths and addresses the main causes of weight issues. You’ll learn how dieting causes weight gain, how to determine the best path for your personal condition and uniqueness, and discover the most important and overlooked tools for losing weight.

You have many resources that are easily accessible to you that can help you resolve not only the weight problem, but also the issues that are behind the excess weight.  Wouldn’t you like to learn to use them?


 Here are four of the many approaches that 
don’t work – yet people always try:

Which of these are you trying right now?

1.  Following the popular diet trend of the day - If you haven’t gotten the result you want, it may be because you’re trying to follow a plan designed by someone who does not understand your overall condition, other health factors, personality, age, activity level, stress level, emotional state, environment and lifestyle.  There is no one way of eating that works to bring everyone good health and balanced weight.  My Holistic Weight Loss Program designs a flexible eating plan for your constitution, condition, lifestyle, emotional state, and other factors unique to you.  Forcing yourself to adhere to a rigid eating plan does not resolve the deeper causes.  Nor does it bring long term weight loss, good health or happiness. 

2.  Weighing, measuring food, counting calories and fat grams.  There are hundreds of thousands of people out there who have been doing this for many years, and their weight keeps climbing.  I’ve had quite a few of them as clients.  Food is far more than the sum of its nutrients, and has specific therapeutic properties.  Some foods dry up dampness, a condition that manifests as bloating and puffiness causing weight gain.  Other foods are warming and can gently stimulate metabolism back to normal.  Other foods are cooling and can balance overheated conditions in the body that cause excess weight to stagnate in the body.  Reversing weight and health issues with nutritional therapy is not haphazard.  Understanding your personal imbalances and how to use food to reverse them will result in easy weight loss.

3.  Rejecting yourself – waiting until you lose weight to accept, appreciate and love who you are.  It’s not possible to have a slender, healthy body from the place of feeling badly about it.  Your body responds to your thoughts about it and is molding and shaping itself in response to what’s in your mind and your emotions.

When you talk to yourself, what do you say?  Pay attention to what you think and say about your body or any other aspect of yourself.  How often do you hear yourself criticizing or putting yourself down?  Negative judgment of self (and others) is a huge obstacle to success.  Critical, negative, and self-doubting thoughts have power over your efforts to lose weight. 

When thinking thoughts such as, I can't do it, I'm not capable, I'm unattractive, fat, ugly, I'm a failure, I don't have what it takes.......  These and other negative judgments are a way of rejecting yourself.  You're telling your subconscious that you will only be loving and accepting of yourself under certain conditions.

Do you treat yourself in cruel and brutal ways mentally?  Do you berate yourself for not living up to your own expectations?  How does all of this make you feel emotionally?  I'd guess it all makes you feel even worse about yourself.  And when you're feeling badly you'll make more poor choices that keep the weight issue alive.

Struggle ends when self-love, self-acceptance and self-respect are present.  These are qualities of the heart and soul and are kind and gentle. 

When you make the worst of something it will never improve.  When you criticize and complain about your body you’re improving your weight gain.  When you find ways to be happy with where you are, things begin to change for the better.   This couldn’t be truer for your weight and body.

4.  Waging War -  Have you noticed the language used when referring to weight imbalances—“fight the fat”, “win the war on obesity”, “battle of the bulge”, “I’m watching my weight”.  Weight problems begin in our minds.  That’s right.    Whatever shape your body is in is a result of the thoughts, attitudes, and feelings you have about yourself and the food you consume.  Fighting and battling wars, whether internally or externally, always creates stagnation, discomfort, and more difficulties to fight against.  And those difficulties end up on your body.   Many believe the way to lose weight is to declare war on their bodies and fight the fat.  This creates a resistance to what you really want—a slender, healthy and attractive body.  Giving negative focus to any unwanted bodily condition (including excess fat) intensifies its hold on us. 

Your cells are thinking mechanisms that communicate with each other and respond to your thoughts.  Your attitudes penetrate your cells, and your body responds to your mind at a cellular level.  You become what is most like your thoughts.  So, if you're calling yourself fat and waging a war on your body, your body will respond by being fat and giving you more to fight against.



Three Things You Can Start Doing Right Away To
Achieve the Kind of Body You Desire

1.     Practice AWARENESS.  Learn to recognize what your body really wants and when it’s satisfied (not stuffed).  When you’re 75% finished with the food on the plate, ask yourself if you’re satisfied.  If the answer is yes, save the leftovers for another meal.  This may take some practice.  Many people have reported that they do not know when they are satisfied.  It’s better to eat 4 or 5 small meals than to overeat at 2 or 3 meals.  You will have more energy and mental clarity by eating to the satisfaction point rather to the point of fullness.  Make a list of non-food things that SATISFY you.  Make some of them simple things that you can do regularly.  Far too often we’re trying to fulfill unmet needs with food and it just doesn’t work to bring happiness or good health. 

2.     Eat real food that comes from the earth rather than a chemical factory.  This means fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins that are easy to digest.  Get rid of preservatives and chemicals; hormones, steroid and antibiotic laden foods; processed foods.  The excess weight will come off easier and many health conditions will disappear.  Increasing vegetables to at least 3 cups a day will make a positive difference in your weight and overall health.  Learn about the therapeutic properties of foods.  My Holistic Weight Loss Webinar  begins June 7th, 2016, and will educate and enlighten you about how to use food, mind, emotions, and spirit to reverse weight and health conditions. 

       It’s very difficult to achieve a healthy, attractive slender body as long as there is an internal war is going on, as long as you communicate to your body how unhappy and dissatisfied you are with it.  Start a list of positive aspects of yourself.  Add to it often and read it daily.  You’ll soon realize that you’re drawn to foods that support your positive attitude about yourself.  Don’t underestimate the power of doing this.  The better your relationship with yourself, the quicker your body will respond.



  Here's How I Can Help You Create the Body and Health You Desire Without Struggle, Deprivation, and Dieting Hype

  • Join my Holistic Weight Loss Webinar February 1st, 2017.   

  • Subscribe to Holistic Weight Loss e-newsletter to receive details and free tips. 

  • Individual sessions are a great way to receive customized recommendations that will improve health and help you lose weight effectively and more easily. Click here for an Introductory Session.

  • Call me for a complimentary 15-minute phone call to have your questions answered about my approach.


You will be educated, coached, motivated, inspired, and enlightened.  Our cultural approach to weight issues is not working; in fact, it's making the problems worse.  If you're ready for a fresh approach that will bring lasting results, you won't want to wait another minute to purchase this program.  Here’s what's covered:

  •     Determining your unique body type;
  •     Best foods for specific body and personality types;
  •     Why Calories Don't Count:
  •     Making Sense Of Popular Contradictory Diet Information;
  •     Understanding and Eliminating Cravings, Addictions ad Bingeing;
  •     Emotional and stress related eating;
  •     How your mind creates excess weight;
  •     Understanding and eliminating cravings, addictions and bingeing;
  •     Interpreting the Messages of your Body, Mind, Emotions;
  •     Building your relationship with food;
  •     Conflicting Intentions and how to reverse them.
  •     Letting go of self-sabotage; It's deeper than you think;
  •     The Pay-Off in keeping the problem;
  •     Strategies to implement for quick results.
  •     Spirituality and weight issues.

Holistic Weight Loss Webinar Details Here  Begins February 1st, 2017.


Weight issues are health issues and are multi-dimensional.  Willpower, sacrifice, deprivation and drugs are NOT part of good health or our approach.  Long-term success in losing weight requires addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual causes.  You will not only lose weight, but also improve health, gain vitality, improve mental clarity, and experience more joyful living. Designed to make the information work for you and your lifestyle and help you navigate through the changes in positive ways.  Holistic Weight Loss Programs have been created by Deborah Barr, 31-year professionally trained Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor/Coach.

Unsure whether this approach is for you?   Call 412.361.8600 or send an email to and I'll be happy to answer your questions.

If you prefer individual counseling,  email or call 412.361.8600 so you don't have to go through this alone. Or you can schedule an Introductory Session Here



A slender, healthy, attractive body is your natural state. It's more difficult to be overweight than slender.   If you're looking for a strategy to bring you radiant health and easy weight loss, harmonious emotions, and a clear, focused, and positive mind, this Program is for you.  Excess weight has many gifts for you; the sooner you discover them, the more quickly you'll lose the weight.


Helpful factors in achieving your goals are having a support system of like-minded people; a Holistic understanding of how you get what you get;  accountability to someone; daily focus on what you want (and not on what you don’t want); the ability to let go of what's not working; a facilitator who can listen non-judgmentally and guide you toward solutions and answers;  and a greater understanding of what your unique body really needs


Holistic Weight Loss gives you the tools to access the answers you already have.  This approach to weight issues is about learning to listen to the messages your body, mind, emotions and spirit are giving you.  Yes, there are new concepts to learn and implement.  However, once put into practice, you can use these tools in any problem area of your life.  This program is flexible, fun, inspiring, motivating, and will bring out the best in you.  Following a rigid diet plan is bondage.  Holistic Weight Loss is ultimately about gaining the freedom to have all your choices bring you the results you say you want.


Measure the payoffs with the investment. Those of you ready will do what's best for you, your weight and your health.    I really want to help you and believe I can, but I need to hear from youYou have a lot of power to create anything you want in your life.  The tools and the skills must be learned and practiced.  It gets easier the more you use them.  Do you love and value yourself enough to do this?   I'm looking forward to helping you bring out the best in you and achieve radiant health at all levels.

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Holistic Weight Loss Programs created and facilitated by Deborah Barr, 31-year Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor/Coach, speaker, and author; has helped thousands of clients reverse health and weight issues; achieve emotional harmony, radiant health, passion, peaceful living, work-life balance, and a life they love.  In 1985 she founded Whole Health Resources, the premier Holistic Health Center in Pittsburgh.  WHR’s mission is to promote the healing and development of body, mind and spirit, and to teach an understanding of the relationship between diet, attitudes, lifestyle and wellness. She offers free help through her 2 e-newsletters, Holistic Weight Loss, and Whole Health Matters, and free articles.   Click here to subscribe to newsletters.



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