One of the most important things you can do for your health is to eat healthy. But what does that really mean? Eat more vegetables and don’t eat any junk food? Or is it something more personalized – what your body needs, exactly.

The path to weight loss and health isn’t always quite so simple. But I make it much easier to understand.

Weight Loss Coach: Traci D Mitchell

Weight Loss Coach Traci D Mitchell

My name is Traci D Mitchell. I’m an author, nutrition expert and weight loss coach. I wrote the book, The Belly Burn Plan, to help people lose weight through balancing hormones and managing inflammation

My private practice is 100% devoted to helping people through weight loss coaching one-on-one. I work with people from all over the world helping them feel and look great. 

No two clients are alike. Everyone has a different story. They’re men and women, all different ages, from all walks of life. Some are in perfect health but want to lose some weight, while others have different health concerns and want to focus in on the foods they eat to improve how they feel. 

The bottom line is: if simply eating healthier was the fast track to losing weight, everyone reading this would be fitting into their favorite pair of jeans while walking around feeling confident and in control. 

Unfortunately, obesity and disease are on the rise. 

Information on fad diets and diet foods have blurred what it really means to eat healthy. It’s not necessarily about eating low fat, or avoiding carbs or eating high fat. 

Your body is unique, and the foods you should eat should not be the product of some cookie-cutter diet. 

A few ways I can help you with weight loss coaching or just feeling better:

  • Read through my articles on this blog. There is a wealth of information that can help you get started. 
  • Pick up The Belly Burn Plan to understand how the foods you should be eating might be completely different from what you’ve always thought. 
  • Work with me one-on-one. I work with clients via video chat or phone. You can start by filling out this interest form. 

I want you to be at you best. Start today!

On the Blog

Hunger Hormones and Weight Loss: The Leptin-Ghrelin Tango

Hunger Hormones and Weight Loss: The Leptin-Ghrelin Tango

I've had some clients who have no problem losing weight. It just peels right off and they never see it again. On the flip side, I've had clients who have struggled with weight loss for years (sometimes decades) and the scale won't budge. Our bodies come equipped with...

The Belly Fat – Inflammation Connection

The Belly Fat – Inflammation Connection

We all have belly fat. Every single person reading this article right now has subcutaneous belly fat, or the pinchable kind. Even people with completely chiseled bodies who look like they just fell off a page from Muscle magazine have small amounts of subcutaneous...

What I eat in a day and how I stay active (including my workout)

What I eat in a day and how I stay active (including my workout)

To tell you what I eat in a day - specifically while following this shelter-in-place order here in Chicago, I’ll follow the same request I ask of all my clients. It usually sounds something like this.  “Before we start, I’d like to know how you’re eating right now....

How to Get Rid of Your Love Handles Once and For All

How to Get Rid of Your Love Handles Once and For All

You know what I use to make sure my body isn't drifting into unhealthy territory? A tape measure. And I don't use it that frequently...maybe a few times a year. I don't want to talk about thighs, butts, arms or backs today. Right now, I want to focus on love handles....

The Best and Worst Post-Workout Food

The Best and Worst Post-Workout Food

Helping people understand what they should and should not eat not just before a workout, but after, has long since been a favorite point of discussion with my clients. The truth is, what you eat after a yoga class is completely different from what someone should eat...

5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Without Ever Leaving the House

5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Without Ever Leaving the House

No matter where you live in the world, you’re not immune to gaining weight - especially as you age. More often than not, the weight you gain gets stored through your midsection. I want to tell you about 5 ways you can lose belly fat...easily.  It’s not as difficult as...

20 Healthy Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home

20 Healthy Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home

This holding pattern we're in is certainly difficult, but it doesn't have to be impossible. Every single thing you do to take care of yourself will pay back with dividends in the future. A few things we can do to maintain or even improve our wellbeing... Get up and...

5 Ways to Do Your Own Fitness Test

5 Ways to Do Your Own Fitness Test

If you want to get into better shape or just get some sort of a baseline when it comes to your cardiovascular health or strength, it helps to do a fitness test of some sort. You absolutely do not need to hire a personal trainer to know where you're starting from, or...

Super Easy 5-Minute Breakfast Ideas

Super Easy 5-Minute Breakfast Ideas

There's a lot of debate on whether or not eating breakfast early in the morning helps or hinders health. Personally, I don't think the timing of breakfast matters much. Unless you have a metabolic concern, like diabetes, eating your first meal of the day should be at...

Stock Up on These 5 Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Stock Up on These 5 Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

It's no coincidence that I'm writing about foods to eat when you're sick. I'm coming off of a 10-day streak of feeling completely rotten. I inherited a virus of sorts from my preschooler that spread like wildfire through our entire house. I was at the top of my game...

3 Nutrition Myths You Need to Know for the New Year

3 Nutrition Myths You Need to Know for the New Year

When I was growing up, just a kid, I remember being sort of indoctrinated into our diet culture. As kids, we're more or less unaware of what dieting is until somebody or something shoves it in our face. Up until that point, we eat just about anything without thinking...

14 Great Gift Ideas for People Into Fitness & Healthy Living!

14 Great Gift Ideas for People Into Fitness & Healthy Living!

It's never a bad time of year to have a short list of go-to gift ideas that are great for people into fitness or healthy living. I love all of these products and recommend them purely because I've owned, used and love them! This list of 14 gifts ranges stocking...

5 Nutrition Habits That Have Changed My Life Completely

5 Nutrition Habits That Have Changed My Life Completely

When I was a kid, I ate okay. I wouldn't say my nutrition habits were great, but we had a decent amount of home-cooked meals at home, and I didn't really eat fast food. My father worked for Pepsi, so we always had soda in our house, but I never craved or wanted it. My...

Too Much Body Fat? When Do You Know if You Have Too Much

Too Much Body Fat? When Do You Know if You Have Too Much

Everyday I see people of all shapes and sizes. Tall, short, large bone frame, small bone frame, male, female, overweight and lean...you get it. I’m lucky enough to work with a few of these people, making their lives healthier. While the underlying focus is always...

What’s the Best Diet? Paleo, Keto or Atkins

What’s the Best Diet? Paleo, Keto or Atkins

Over the course of a year, the average American eats just under 2000 pounds of food. It's worth noting that includes about 40 pounds of cheese alone! Of course, vegetables, fruits and grains make up plenty of that weight. But so does animal protein, with the average...

5 Incredible Everyday Foods That Fight Inflammation

5 Incredible Everyday Foods That Fight Inflammation

Some time back I came across the most unstoppable study of over 3100 foods procured from around the world alongside their overall antioxidant levels. After taking quite a bit of time reviewing the study, I pulled out the best 5 foods that fight inflammation...with one...

How Diet Soda Causes Weight Gain – Especially Belly Fat

How Diet Soda Causes Weight Gain – Especially Belly Fat

How could it be possible that diet soda could cause weight gain, or even belly fat? After all, a diet soda is 100% sugar free and calorie free. It's essentially like drinking a glass of fizzy water with some flavor, right? Not exactly. Diet soda does lead to weight...

The Perfect Meal Plan When You Don’t Know What To Eat

The Perfect Meal Plan When You Don’t Know What To Eat

Have you ever had one of those days where you don't know what to eat, but you know it needs to be good. And by good, I mean healthy. Maybe your clothes are fitting a little tighter, or you just came back from a long weekend of heavy meals and sweet desserts. Now it's...

How To Lose 1 Pound of Belly Fat Every Week Permanently

How To Lose 1 Pound of Belly Fat Every Week Permanently

Hmmmm...How to lose 1 pound of belly fat every week? Not really as exciting of a title as "How to lose 10 pounds in a week!" Or "Lose 30 Pounds in One Month By Eating This Food!" If losing 30 pounds in a month or 10 pounds in a week was that easy and we were all able...

What’s the Difference Between Weight Loss and Fat Loss?

What’s the Difference Between Weight Loss and Fat Loss?

I'd like to lead in with a couple questions. First, let's say you're 5'5". You could be 160 pounds and a size 6, or 150 pounds and a size 12. Given a choice between the two, which would you choose? An obvious question, but which do you the is healthier? This article...

A 3-Day Healthy Carbohydrates Meal Plan Your Body Will Love

A 3-Day Healthy Carbohydrates Meal Plan Your Body Will Love

There are a lot of things we should be concerned about with our diet, whether we’re trying to lose weight or not. The type of carbohydrates we eat should eat - regardless of gender, size or age - should be at the top of the list. This healthy carbohydrates meal plan...

50 Healthy Foods for People on a Budget

50 Healthy Foods for People on a Budget

Grocery shopping can be ridiculously expensive. But if you want to shop for healthy foods on a budget, these 50 hit the spot. Whether you’re filling your cart for a big family or just one, this list of foods from vegetables to protein and everything in between, will...