Been told you can't lose weight after 40? Me too. But guess what? Yes you can!

Right now you’re frustrated, and you should be. You’re doing your best: eating healthy & getting exercise in when you can, but it doesn’t seem to matter.

The number on the scale isn’t going down… it’s going up.

PROBLEM: You keep gaining weight and have no idea why. Let me tell you something very, very important: It’s not you. It’s not your lack of commitment or willpower. It’s the ‘healthy’ food that you’re eating plus the time wasted on the wrong type of exercise. You are literally creating the perfect storm of weight gain and you need to stop! You need to GETREAL.

It's Easy to Lose Weight, Right?

Just Eat Less. And Move More.

Wrong! Obesity is not caused by a caloric imbalance, but a hormonal imbalance. Reduce your fat-storing hormone, insulin, and you’ll effortlessly lose excess fat. How do you reduce insulin levels? Simple! By adopting a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, healthy fat lifestyle:



No deprivation. No calorie counting.


After working with hundreds of women over 40 who were desperately trying to lose weight, this is what I know about you:

  • You do your best to eat lightly. You know the more you eat the bigger you get. But you’re really hungry and just don’t have the willpower to be good day in and day out. Especially by about 9 pm.
  • You’ve wasted money on gym memberships, spending what feels like hours on the damn elliptical. It just makes you tired & hungry.
  • You actually hold your breath every time you zip up a pair of pants you haven’t worn in a bit and say a silent prayer that they still do up.
  • You just feel really uncomfortable in your own skin-if you look too closely you don’t recognize yourself, so you avoid mirrors. You also avoid changing in front of anyone else, no matter how non-judgmental they are.

I know how draining it is to spend your life ‘hiding’ in baggy clothes, because I did that for way too long. I spent a small fortune on new clothes convinced if I just found the right outfit my problems would disappear. It didn’t work.

We all have insecurities but weight is one of the hardest to shake. You can’t leave it at home, hide it under makeup or cover it up. It’s always there in plain sight, ready to pop up in the WORST situations (like the change room of your favourite store. We’ve all been there: change room meltdowns are the WORST).

It’s exhausting to keep trying and failing and you get so sick of dieting. You slowly build up layer after layer of indifference. You tell yourself you don’t care (but of course you do).

Because it’s not JUST your weight or your reflection in the mirror. It’s not even how you feel naked. The truth is, aside from the way you LOOK it’s also about the way you FEEL.

You’re exhausted. You feel like crap from the time you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, until you crawl back in at night and try desperately to get to sleep. You LIVE off of coffee & pop (anything with caffeine), hit a complete WALL by 3 o’clock and CONSTANTLY crave food like chocolate, chips, cheese & popcorn.

Your body aches in places you didn’t know existed, while your moods are all over the place and you walk around with a mini pharmacy in your purse (Advil, Zantac, Tums, etc etc etc). You’re also so bloated some mornings that your pants literally won’t do up.

Whenever you try to make a change and start going to the gym, you feel like everyone is judging you for not being in shape. It’s embarrassing, plus it doesn’t work, so you stop going.

Let’s talk. Schedule a FREE consultation.

Listen, I know you’re telling yourself exactly the opposite but THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

There is NO SHAME in trying to lose weight to feel confident and sexy again.

Hi! I’m Debbie. It’s so nice to meet you! I’m a mom of 3, Holistic Nutritionist and founder of the GETREAL Plan.  I teach women who just want to lose weight (and are sick of all the BS) a simple way to eat that doesn’t involve deprivation or calorie counting or anything else that makes life harder.

What Makes a Food Processed?

There are lots of ways to process food. Did you know there are official definitions of unprocessed, minimally processed, processed, and ultra-processed foods?

Sometimes it’s not so obvious the difference between processed and ultra-processed. Let me lay it out for you in this post.

HINT: You may be pleasantly surprised by the definition of processed foods.

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4 Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue… Naturally!

Energizing Vanilla Matcha Smoothie


1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (your choice, no added sugar)
1-2 tsp matcha green tea powder (start with less if you’re new to matcha – it packs a kick!)
½ frozen banana
Ice cubes (optional)
1 large handful of spinach or kale (optional, but recommended)

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired smoothness is achieved. Sip and enjoy!

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Creating a Mindset for Health

Having a healthy mindset can help you live longer. Believing in your health and wellness can be a powerful tool for achieving health and wellness.

Read my latest post on the research behind having a positive mindset for health.

You’ll be happy you did!

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Water — How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

We all know we need to drink “enough” water… But how much is “enough?” And what non-water options count toward my daily intake?

Let me tell you that the amounts often suggested as optimal might not apply to you; this is because everyone is different. #surprise

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Spot Training: Possible or Myth?

There are so many products on the market these days telling us we can lose the fat off our thighs, arms, and belly. It’s no wonder that we’re so confused! But can you REALLY lose fat off specific places and not others? The results of a study we found may surprise you. Find out what happened and what you can ACTUALLY do about your “trouble areas”. P.S. Spicy Chili may be the answer!

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How to Fit in Exercise… When You Literally Have NO Time!

We all know that we should be exercising because it’s hugely beneficial to our health. It’s even scientifically proven, and study after study tells us! Yet still only a fraction of us are actually into the daily exercise habit. Why is this the case? In our latest blog post, learn about some of the “I just can’t fit in exercise” excuses we’ve heard and what you can do to kick the most common one: “I don’t have any time!” to the curb for good.

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Prolonged Sitting: Danger to Your Posture – and Your Whole Health!

Mood in the dumps, slouched posture? Or is it the other way around? Maybe it’s a bit of both! It has been documented that people with depression often slouch, as if their drooping body is a mirror of their mood + mind slump. So, what happens if they simply sit up or stand up straighter, head held higher? Find out in our latest post on the blog.

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Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Need help getting a more restful sleep — for better health overall? Try tea not pills! We’ve got a super easy, but surprisingly comforting DIY Sleepytime Herbal Tea Blend recipe that will have you counting sheep (and maintaining a healthy weight…) in no time. Oh yeah… DID YOU KNOW that there’s a really strong connection between not getting enough sleep and not being able to maintain your weight — as in gaining or experiencing weight loss resistance?! Believe it! And find out more about it in our latest blog post 🙂

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

Your skin is amazing! It’s your largest organ and can help you look and feel fabulous.

But if it’s not fabulous at this very moment, let me help you to nourish it from the inside. Some foods can help your skin, and some foods can harm your skin. And I want to share with you some of my best skin-healthifying tips.

Whether it’s dryness, redness, blemishes, or whatever, your skin needs proper nutrition from the inside, not just the outside.

While I give you a list of foods great for your skin, I also have a super-simple recipe to incorporate them into your diet.

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Walking for Fitness — Is It Really Enough?

Have you ever found yourself walking on the treadmill feeling like you really should be running? Maybe you feel like you’re slacking off and guilt starts creeping in.

(By the way, there should be NO guilt in exercise — just moving your body earns you points!)

But the truth is that walking often gets a bad rap when it comes to fitness. A lot of fitness pros even scoff at the idea of a walk being a “true” workout.

The real truth is that walking actually yields a ton of benefits when it comes to our aerobic fitness and strength… YES, even strength!

From how long to walk to how intensely you should be working, we’ve got all the latest research on this often—overlooked dynamo of a workout.

All of this is in our latest blog post, plus a delicious heart-healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe — in case you were looking to amp up your nutrition too *wink, wink*.

So, don’t go ditching those comfy walking shoes just yet!

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