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About

Shelly & Dan

Finally,  no more dieting, counting calories or being hungry! We’re both full of energy and haven’t felt better in years. Want to know what we did? Read on!

Shelly Heinrichs, RHNC

If you’re here looking for a way to feel better, have more energy so that you can enjoy life, finally shed those unwanted extra pounds without counting calories and feeling deprived or hungry all the time … I can help.

Let me ask you this – are you here because?

–  you’re overweight and fed up with dieting
–  you’re hungry all the time
–  you lack energy
–  your doctor has told you your pre-diabetic, insulin resistant or have other poor health markers
–  overwhelmed and just don’t know what to do first

The good news is that there is no wrong answer, if you answered yes to any of those, you’re in the right place!

I’m Shelly Heinrichs, and I can help guide you on a path to change how you think about food, teach you how to listen to your body, lose the overwhelming confusion in making changes and give you food freedom.

I’m 51 and had my ‘aha!’ moment about a year ago and started making changes. I started removing junk processed foods from my diet, reducing my carbs, going low-carb and finally going keto with some fasting this spring.  I have never felt better! The weight is coming off while eating fantastic food and I’m not feeling deprived at all – I’m still in shock over that! There are so many non-scale victories as well, way beyond the weight loss, things that I always thought were just part of getting older.

I know you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, tired and confused and just don’t know where to start. I’ve been there so I get it. We’ll work together and I’ll show you the simple steps I took to get started. You can do it too in simple easy steps – to a healthier, slimmer, vibrant YOU.  It’s all about making simple changes over time, not all at once which leaves you feeling overwhelmed and defeated.

For so many years we’ve been given misinformation about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. Diets are a multi-billion dollar industry fuelled by Hollywood and magazines portraying unrealistic body images that no one can achieve – not even that Photoshopped, air-brushed model who does not look like that in real life. Calorie restriction, starvation diets and excessive exercise will NOT get you that. It’s NOT real, so stop beating yourself up for not measuring up to unrealistic images.

I want you to stop focusing on what society says you should be and just be you. Listen to your body because it is telling you what it wants. Start hearing what it needs … YOUR unique needs. It takes time. It won’t happen over night, next week or next month. This is a marathon, not a race. Progress, not perfection. One step at a time, so start here …

Click here and sign up for my FREE “FOUR Easy Steps To Make Going Low-Carb a Snap!” where I share simple tips to get you started TODAY!

I always thought I could never give up bread or sweets, I’d call myself a “carb-o-holic” and “junk food junkie”, but when I saw what it was doing to me, I knew it wasn’t worth it and I set out to make changes. These changes started a couple of years ago, and have evolved as I learned.

Let’s work together, starting with where you are right now in your journey, and pick simple things you know you can do today to start you on your road to taking your health back. This is YOUR life, YOU are in the drivers seat! I’m in the passenger’s seat right beside you, cheering you on! This is all about YOU!

Dan Heinrichs

I do what the wifey says (she wrote that) … I say, well, most times?… ok, sometimes.

In addition to being Shelly’s husband, I am a Photographer, Musician, her “partner-in-crime” and hands down her biggest fan. While she has had her share of health struggles, I have been very fortunate – for the most part I’ve been healthy and in pretty good shape, round is a shape right?

Well it turns out, as I approached “mid-life”, the big ’50’, I was becoming … let’s say…“more than the man I had been”. My waistline was expanding and my energy seemed to be declining at corresponding rate.  I began to realize that my lacksidasical approach to life might be catching up with me. When I hit 245lbs, I knew it was to make some changes. I had become overweight – yep, obese. Not only that, but unknown to me at the time I had developed one hell of a carb addiction. So much so in fact, that I thought I had become hypo-glycemic.

Shelly had been studying and researching a better way of life, looking for a solution that was effective and sustainable. While she had been a “dieter” most of her life, I had never given it a thought. Shelly has, and has had, my complete support in anything she has tried, done or wants to do, like I said I’m hands down her biggest fan… that is until she came along and said we needed to go … Low-Carb (groan..), or probably even keto!  At that point my reaction was … let’s say reserved, less than enthusiastic, I wasn’t excited about this one, after all keto was/is the ‘hot trend’, the latest diet fad, and I don’t do diets. You see, I have a few vices, some of which are somewhat “carb-centric”, like … Beer…, Wine.., Chocolate…,  you get the picture?

A few months ago when she came along and re-stated her thoughts about keto, my response was a rather snarky “What!?… This shit again?!” When she added “fasting” to the equation, I said “hell no!, I like food!”. Well, she insisted she was going to do it.  So, because I mean to support her in everything, I put aside my disdain and said Ok, I’ll join you, and we agreed to go keto for 6 weeks, kicking it off with a 1 week fat-fast.

Well … what can I say, (*shameless plug alert!*) I’m glad she’s my health coach! I mean … WOW! 10 weeks later, I’m down 35 lbs and counting! Better yet, I’ve found a sustained energy that’s almost unbelievable. Being fat-adapted is amazing! – it makes fasting so easy! In fact if i wasn’t living it, I wouldn’t believe it. Yes, I had read about it, heard plenty of others talk about it, but didn’t believe, or certainly couldn’t fathom that it could be so different, so easy.

I’m 51, and seriously, I haven’t felt this good in 20 or 25 years!

Thank you my dear, for your persistence … I owe my progress to you!