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

How Can You Fix a Broken Metabolism?

How Can You Fix a Broken Metabolism?

“Metabolism” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the context of weight loss. We think we have a fast metabolism if we lose weight quickly or can sit down and eat a pint of ice cream without putting a dent on the scale. We think we have a slow metabolism if we...

3 Ways to Get Stronger in ONE Week (a 3-part experiment for you)

3 Ways to Get Stronger in ONE Week (a 3-part experiment for you)

When most of us set big goals, they don't happen overnight. Take, for example, resolutions set around the new year...I've heard a lot of people state ambitious goals, like "I will lose 30 pounds in six months," or "I will eat more leafy greens at least once a day."...

Why Don’t Your Healthy Habits Always Work?

Why Don’t Your Healthy Habits Always Work?

We all have habits. Some bad, some good, and probably plenty we could improve upon. Most of my clients and the people I talk to are keenly aware of good habits versus bad habits. I'm sure you are, too. We all know that smoking and not exercising are bad habits. Most...

Does Exercise Really Help You Lose Weight?

Does Exercise Really Help You Lose Weight?

If you want to lose weight, you better get exercising! At least, that's what we've always been told. There is no doubt that the connection between exercise and health is strong, however, the notion that exercise is a panacea for weight loss is a bit overreached. Don't...

Why Do Women Gain Weight Through Menopause and Midlife?

Why Do Women Gain Weight Through Menopause and Midlife?

Every woman knows that at some point in her life, the transition of menopause will begin. For most women, this happens as early as 40 and for others, mid-50s. While menopause marks the end of a woman's reproductive life, it begins a new chapter, too! I'll get to that...

How Does Food Cause Inflammation In Your Body?

How Does Food Cause Inflammation In Your Body?

When you think about inflammation, you probably think of aches or pains. You might also think of heat, or a flame - two visuals that are often associated with inflammation. But what is inflammation, really? And more importantly how does food cause inflammation in your...

3 Healthy Ways to Reduce Visceral (Belly) Fat

3 Healthy Ways to Reduce Visceral (Belly) Fat

I always tell people that, unlike other types of fat on your body, visceral fat does not want to be there. Also unlike other forms of fat on your body, there is no healthy amount of visceral fat to hold on to. It's important to have some body fat, but visceral fat has...

How Gut Health Affects Weight Gain and Fat Storage

How Gut Health Affects Weight Gain and Fat Storage

Your gut is arguably the most important part of your body and the linchpin to long-term health and weight management. Don’t get me wrong, we wouldn’t survive for even a second without our other vital organs, but in terms of your health, everything starts in the gut....

Make Weight Loss Over 40 Easy for Your Body

Make Weight Loss Over 40 Easy for Your Body

One of the most common things I hear from my female clients is that they believe they can't lose weight because they're over a certain age. It's not uncommon for women who are 30 to chalk body fat up to their age, or for women over 35 to associate extra body fat with...

Controllable vs Uncontrollable Health Goals: Where is Your Focus?

Controllable vs Uncontrollable Health Goals: Where is Your Focus?

When I work with my clients, we always set health goals. Some are "micro" goals that can be achieved week-by-week, and some are "macro" goals that might take longer to reach. They're really important because the health goals create focus and a road map of where my...

Hormonal Belly Fat: How to Control Estrogen, Cortisol and Insulin

Hormonal Belly Fat: How to Control Estrogen, Cortisol and Insulin

We are a bundle of hormones - the little chemical messengers that tell our body what to do from the inside out, including regulating body temperature, mood and where our body stores fat. In a perfect world, all of our hormones sit in perfect harmony...something called...

Attainable Health Goals That Benefit Your Body From Head to Toe

Attainable Health Goals That Benefit Your Body From Head to Toe

More often than not, when someone dedicates themself to a goal or resolution, especially around the New Year, it revolves around weight loss, sugar addiction or exercise. "I will lose weight this year," or "I am going to cut down on sugary foods," or "I will start...

Inflammatory Foods to Avoid to Keep Your Weight In Check

Inflammatory Foods to Avoid to Keep Your Weight In Check

I've written a lot about the connection between inflammation and weight gain. The two generally go hand-in-hand. Given that everything we learn about weight gain has more to do with calories and a lack of exercise, it's harder to make the connection between the...

The Full Body Detox: Feel Like Yourself Again After Just One Day

The Full Body Detox: Feel Like Yourself Again After Just One Day

Have you ever woken up the morning after a day or night of overindulgence and felt bloated, sluggish, puffy, or just not yourself. Sometimes it doesn't take much at all to tip the scales from feeling great to feeling like junk. I'll explain later why feeling like...

The 2 Causes of a Stubborn Weight Loss Plateau

The 2 Causes of a Stubborn Weight Loss Plateau

The mysterious weight loss plateau has been the thorn in the side of anyone who’s made progress losing weight, only to be stalled (or reversed) weeks, months or even a year down the road. Not only is it frustrating to see that your hard work simply isn’t doing the...

3 Reasons Your Workouts Might Make You Gain Weight

3 Reasons Your Workouts Might Make You Gain Weight

More often than not, exercise is synonymous with weight loss. In fact, I create customized workouts for my clients each and every week because they’re that important. But the promise of weight loss as a result of vigorous exercise has been significantly overstated. In...

3 Killer Habits That Make You Gain Weight Without Eating Too Much

3 Killer Habits That Make You Gain Weight Without Eating Too Much

Last week I talked a little bit about something called creeping obesity. It's all too common and affects most adult Americans. But it's highly preventable, too. These are 3 all-too-common habits that lead to weight gain. These are usually the big three that I work...

What is Creeping Obesity and How Can You Avoid It?

What is Creeping Obesity and How Can You Avoid It?

A few extra pounds is not cause for major concern. If you go away on vacation and come back to see the scale two or three pounds heavier, it's really not a big deal and happens to the best of us. The same applies to holidays and other occasions that take you out of...

Exercising But Can’t Lose Weight? This Could Be Why.

Exercising But Can’t Lose Weight? This Could Be Why.

If you run a mile, you'll burn 100 calories. If you run three miles, you'll burn 300. You can carry that logic the the Nth degree, if you want, and in theory, if you exercised often enough, you should have absolutely no problem losing weight, right? But sometimes your...

These 5 Habits Stop You From Losing Weight

These 5 Habits Stop You From Losing Weight

When most people want to lose weight, they have some target number in mind, like 20 pounds. Twenty pounds is certainly a highly achievable number that anyone with 20 extra pounds to spare can certainly lose. But when it comes to modern-day weight loss, there are two...

How Do Stress and Cortisol Make You Gain Weight?

How Do Stress and Cortisol Make You Gain Weight?

When it comes to weight gain, most of us attribute the extra pounds and fat to eating too much of the bad stuff and not getting enough exercise. For the most part, this is accurate. Broadly speaking, most of us eat a diet full of refined foods and would rather hit the...

Do Plant-Based Diets Work or Do The Make You Gain Weight?

Do Plant-Based Diets Work or Do The Make You Gain Weight?

One of the biggest challenges for most people to overcome before they start a plant-based diet is the concern about gaining weight (all the carbs) and losing muscle (not enough protein). No one wants to see their metabolism obliterated when they start eating more...

A Healthy Vegan, Plant-Based Meal Plan

A Healthy Vegan, Plant-Based Meal Plan

A couple of years ago, I made a big leap with my diet. I haven't eaten red meat since college, but occasionally ate chicken, turkey, fish and dairy. For the most part, my diet was solid - at least in the conventional sense. But as I crept into my 40s, I started...