Forget the diet. Discover the optimal foods for your body and health.

Forget the diet. Discover the optimal foods for your body and health.

Dieting does not work. Deptivation does not work. Feeling lost what to eat is exhausting.

The hack to attaing your ideal weight is to figure out the 5Ws.

  • How to eat
  • What to eat
  • When to eat
  • Where to eat
  • Who are you when you eat

In my coaching work, I can help you to uncover what’s been stopping you from achieving your goals before; teach you how to create a powerful vision of what achieving your goals will do for you and for your relationships; help you discover which foods and lifestyle habits are getting in a way with your optimal wellness; and, most importantly, encourage you stay committed to your new habits until they become your second nature.:)

In this 90-day program you will receive:

  1. on-going support from me (via texts, emails, and weekly check-ins)
  2. on-going guidance on nutrition and mindful eating
  3. new meditation recording each week for inner peace and calm
  4. customized affirmations that assist you to visualize and attract your end goal

Upon completion, you will achieve 3 major outcomes:

  • Setting up the conditions for inevitable success
  • Finding out which foods are right for your body
  • Converting these new healthy habits into behaviors that last!

If your goal is not not only to shed the stubborn weight but to feel more energized, vibrant and lighter, this program is for you!

It is your time to feel confident, alive and energized!

I honor you for taking this step and look forward to supporting you on this adventure.

~ With love and care,

Ana-Maria

Recent Testimony

Dear Ana-Maria, I want to thank you for sticking with me to help me shed over 25 pounds! You helped me change my diet for the better. Previously, I was afraid of food. You taught me about foods that I had never heard of before. You taught me how to “eat my greens” and really like it. You taught me quick, easy meals and some of them are portable…We also worked on my mental “baggage.” There were issues from my childhood that were still weighing me down with fear and self-doubt. The affirmations you sent to me were wonderful, for 2 reasons: (1) because it was obvious that you really heard me, and (2) because addressing my issues as they came up over the months, you helped me teach my brain how to set these things aside in appropriate wats through the affirmations and meditaions of the week…I feel great. Now that I have less weight to move around I move around much more easily. The little aches and pains that are usually attributed to getting older are a non-issue. I am dancing more, I am walking more, I am enjoying my life more…Issues that used to get me down or make me angry no longer tun my life. I don`t dwell on them like I used to. They no longer hold power over me. – V. R. 


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Thank you, Ana-Maria for your patience and understanding.  I recognize that being healthy is about more than just food, it includes stress issues and exercise.  You have been so patient with me, helping me past my natural resistance to change, helping me get restorative sleep, dealing with my likes and dislikes in foods, and giving me personal exercises that I can do.  The personalized meditations are outstanding.  You help me to let go of my fears.  The weekly check-ins are so beneficial.  During the week you send me wonderful recipes and you listen to my feedback on them and adjust them as needed.  I never got much from affirmations that I learned from other “coaches” because they didn’t understand who I am and what I do.  The “one size fits all” didn’t fit for me at all.  The specific affirmations you have given me, make all the difference.  When I tell you the negative things in my life, I am confident that you take these in confidence, but the cool thing is, you carefully turn them into positive goals without ever mentioning the negative place they came from.  I expected to go through some changes with my body, and I expected that some changes might be hard to handle, but you helped me through it all with new techniques I had not heard of before, which made the changes easier and the results are terrific. Already I am healthier and stronger than I have been in quite a while.” – Ginger R.

Before booking, please allow me to emphasize that carrying an extra weight usually means some sort of imbalance between yourself and your body. However, my job is not to assist you to chase an unrealistic weight-goal for your frame, but to help you arrive and maintain at the weight that is uniquely perfect for you.

This holistic weight-loss program is designed to give you great results within 90 days; however, you may continue to work with me after the three-month frame 🙂

To book an introductiory session (and/or) inquire more information, please send an email to contact@lunavoda.com. I will contact you back within a 24-48h frame.:)

It is Your time to feel confident and empowered!

Disclaimer:

Health coaches trained by the Health Coach Institute achieve “habit change” via coaching and do not diagnose or treat disease, prescribe medication, or perform the functions of clinical occupations. Always consult your doctor. Your health coach is happy to work with your physician’s guidance to best support your wellbeing.

“What does a Coach do?”: Read Here!:)

“What does a Coach do?”: Read Here!:)

A coach is a person who is both a friend and a mentor.

A coach genuinely cares for you and does everything in her power to bring you the results you desire.

A coach is committed to helping you be the best you CAN be, and to teach you how even when you don`t believe it (yet!)

A coach will soothe and compliment you but will also challenge you and keep you accountable.

A coach is a habit facilitator whose job is to help you adopt health-promoting habits and teach you how to quit the health-impeding ones.

A coach utilizes high levels of empathy and understanding because, often, they have already been in your place! And they know how it feels!

A coach is not someone who is “perfect.” In fact, they teach you how to love yourself unconditionally: by embracing both your gifts and strengths, as well as your flaws and imperfections.

A coach is someone who has a natural ability to connect to her clients and establish deep trust and space for vulnerability.

A coach is someone who has the ability to teach you new things by igniting your enthusiasm and excitement for learning.

A coach is dedicated to reminding her clients that they are already powerful and confident. And to help them see it too.

A coach is someone very dedicated to her work and is always there for you to make you feel supported, encouraged and proud of your progress.


In my belief, everyone can benefit from working with a coach because it is easy to know what you need to do to get from point “A” to “Z” but it is way more challenging to actually DO it…and stick to it, until it becomes your reality.:)

I really hope you feel ready and inspired to get hold of your life and create your most ideal future!

Yours,

~ Ana-Maria

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How To Create Change That Last: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Stick To Your New Habits – FOREVER!

How To Create Change That Last: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Stick To Your New Habits – FOREVER!

Change is hard. It is supposed to be hard. This is how our brain is wired. And our brain`s main responsibility is to keep us safe. From an evolutionary point of view (1), change equals danger; danger equals lack of safety; lack of safety equals predators; predators equal potential death. No wonder lasting change is trickier than it seems.

I hope this is an AHA moment for you: our brain doesn’t differentiate between actual and fictional danger. For the critter brain, every time when you try to make a change (despite your positive intention behind it!), your innocent attempt triggers a fight or flight reaction. Why? Because your brain cares for you and wants you to be safe. Once you understand that your body`s only goal is to keep you alive, you begin to shift your mindset from reactivity to positivity. To make any change STICK, you have to win your brain over first. And do it in a way that makes both you and your brain FEEl good.

So, instead of beating yourself for not sticking to your new year`s resolutions or your last week`decision to adopt a healthier diet, exercise more, stress less/etc., understand that it literally takes time for the body to drop its defenses and become an ally to your goals, and not a foe.

  • In order to shift gears towards your goal, you have to act as the architect of your most ideal future and not a slave of your behavioral patterns.
  • To receive a level of self-actualization (your innate ability and right to reach your highest creativity potential), you have to first strip the layers of cognitive baggage piled in your subconscious mind.
  • In order to shift from the role of spectator (ofWhat happens To you) to a creator (of a Life that happens FOR you), you must stop sabotaging yourself with negative self-talk and victimization. This is KEY!
change your habits. change your life.
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These are my three fundamental strategies for creating long-lasting change instead of temporary breakthroughs:

I HAVE AN INTENTION

Decide what you want; then break it down to an attainable goal. 
I recommend you to breakdown your goals into a longterm goal and short-term goals. Be realistic what you can and can`t achieve in a six or three months frame, and focus on the progress you make, and not on the areas you`re still working on. The bigger the change you want to make is, the smaller the daily changes should be. You can`t possibly outdo years of behavioral patterns in one month regardless of your discipline and motivation. The body has to trust you first and welcome the change, instead of fighting you on it.

Science says

“Neurons that fire together wire together.”

– Donald Hebb, a Canadian neuropsychologist known for his work in the field of associative learning.

II PAY ATTENTION

Stepping back and identifying what your self-defeating habits are is one of the first steps of the change process.

Be curious to monitor your actions (without judgment!): are they moving you towards your goal, or do they pull you away from it? Most importantly, monitor your self-talk: how many times in a day do you speak kindly to yourself as opposed to the times you lash out and say things you would never tell your best friend? (more about building unstoppable confidence you may read here). Be adaptive to change and the breaking of old habits. Often, it has taken you a lifetime to build them, so it takes time and patience to reformulate your routine around them. Habits are literally wired in your brain. And I will repeat this again, because it is so important:any lasting change begins in your mind first before it gets translated to your behavior and habits.

As Goethe wisely pointed out: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

III ALWAYS BELIEVE

Stay optimistically realistic. Momentary set-backs are inevitable. Giving up is optional. 
Believing in your deservedness of happiness, confidence and self-love is the only way to preserve your enthusiasm to keep going when you stumble through obstacles. They’re there to test your will. And expose you to your fears so you can dissolve them and move forward. Face them, love them, and keep going. At its core, change is a continual process of letting go. This step is all about giving you a way to release old beliefs and create new ones. When you change a habit, you CHANGE a part of how you act, and when you change how you re-act, you start to change who you are in a triggering circumstance… when you begin to change who you are (when you don`t like yourself), you start to fall in love with your-true-self and your life.

In conclusion, please remember that habits are AUTOMATED behaviors and, as such, they are prone to change.. While some habits are health-promoting, others are health-destroying. And here we talk not just about physical health but about your mental and emotional health as well.

To make any change last, you need to feel good about it in your heart first.

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I really hope this article was not only informative but also inspired you to take action. Please forward and share with anyone in your social circles that can also benefit from implementing these strategies.

~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

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Further Reads:

(1) I dearly recommend you to read Dr. Rich Hanson`s books: Resilient and Hardwiring Happiness. I mention his work in this article as well.

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