Debra McNealy Hoelscher has always had a special interest in our bodies and how they work. That is what started her career in the health service industry 35 years ago. Beginning as an office administrator in a single doctor office, she quickly grew that clinic to one of the busiest in the country due to her philosophy and focus of not just meeting patients expectations but exceeding them and the implementation of patient/client experience and service above all else. Because she and her husband wanted more people to have the opportunity to experience quality chiropractic care, they opened 4 additional clinics in the United States and one in Saipan,Micronesia( a US commonwealth).
Deb quickly started looking for bigger ways to serve. In 2013, she was recruited to develop a training curriculum for a group of 24 healthcare offices in South East Asia and relocated to Singapore. It was her time in Singapore that she started to realize her own Lifestyle changes and improvement in overall health. “The food was healthier and consisted of real food, not “artificial ingredients”, the portion sizes were accurate and walking was a way of life! After returning to the US, she quickly realized how the US lifestyle was negatively affecting her own health as she gained weight, felt fatigued often and experienced some depression and anxiety.
Looking for answers , she started researching and was astonished by the rates of obesity and obesity related illnesses in the US. She realized the role food plays in our overall health and how our “typical” lifestyle effects our health. She started looking for solutions. At the time, she was working as the Director of Training for a group of healthcare offices and starting asking the doctors of those clinics about their patients and the biggest obstacles they faced and the answer was obesity. She was asked to find a “diet plan” that would be good to implement into the clinic. As she researched all the different “weight loss” programs available she became dismayed with the overall success rates, especially over time. This motivated her to find a “lasting” solution. Her research found that pre-packaged food meals, severe caloric reduction, shakes, drops and pills, gastric bypass and lap band surgery did result in weight loss but only for a short time for most people. She concluded that the only way to lose weight and keep it off was to adopt a new way of living. “Our lifestyle choices got us here, and it’s only lifestyle changes that will get us out.”
Being a certified Life Coach, YogaFit 1 instructor a certified Health Coach thru Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she developed the Nourish Lifestyle Plan. The Nourish program focuses on 3 main areas we believe crucial to permanent weight loss:
Emotional Triggers associated with eating
We focus on the lifestyle of each individual and believe in taking small steps to lead out clients to success. Our goal is that you embrace a new way of living so you never have to “diet again!” At Nourish Lifestyle Centers, we understand that there is not one plan that is right for everyone.
We work to determine what the best option is for you! We are not the ONLY weight loss plan for most people, but, for some, we are the BEST. If we can help you we will tell you and if we feel we can’t we will do our best to make a recommendation that we feel would be best for you. We
understand that there is not a “one size fits all” when it comes to weight loss. Deb’s passion for empowering and inspiring people is evident in all that she does! She is the founder of Boomerangs and Butterflies( www.boomerangsandbutterflies.com . FB ) a group to inspire, empower and help women to transform their lives. She is honored to have been given the opportunity to speak internationally and have her work published and is considered to be an influencer in today’s health, wellness and motivational realm.