My vision is to help you create a
healthy, fit body and mind in safe, healthy,
effective, enjoyable ways. I have
helped thousands of men, women and children
lose weight and restore good health.
It is not my intention to strengthen your
ability to diet, but to educate you to
listen and interpret the messages your body
is giving to you. One of those
messages is to stop trying every fad diet
and learn how to eat for your unique
constitution and condition. Doing so
will leave you satisfied, without cravings,
looking and feeling younger; more energetic;
with better digestion, sleep, and emotions;
and health issues will resolve.
I want you to make friends with food and to
learn to eat mindfully and joyfully. Food is
giving you life. It is not the enemy. Your
fear of food is causing it to work against
Weight problems, like all challenges, have a
physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual
If you're looking for another fad diet to
follow, my approach is not for you. Dropping
the dieting mentality is an important step
in Being Your Own Weight Loss Guru™.
Instead, make your goal balanced health at
all levels. Doing so takes off the pressure,
and pressure keeps weight on. Your body is a
reflection of your mental, emotional, and
I know you want to be in the best shape
possible physically, mentally and
emotionally. It does not have to be
hard. Join me on February 1st for my
Holistic Weight Loss Webinar
Weight Gain Myths
Overeating is the cause.
good food is the cause.
exercising causes weight gain.
metabolism is the culprit.
Carbohydrates cause weight gain
Low-protein makes me fat.
Vegetarians are all skinny.
parents (and other relatives) are fat so naturally I am.
thyroid is the cause.
is the cause
causes weight gain.
Join me for
Holistic Weight Loss:
Be Your Own Weight Loss Guru™ and learn why.
Recent research shows that:
raises healthcare costs more than smoking or problem drinking.
Americans are overweight; 26.5% are obese.
is linked to diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cancer and
issues are health issues. They are
an invitation to change.
They indicate a pattern of imbalance not only in body, but
also in mind, emotion or spirit. Overweight conditions, like
all imbalances, are supported by unhealthy emotions, attitudes,
people are the same and that is why popular weight loss diets
do not work. They fail to take into consideration the uniqueness
of the individual. Balanced weight and health require your
attention. Most people do very little to even maintain
health and proper weight. When a health or weight crisis
develops most want a quick fix or a magic bullet, which only brings
frustration, wasted money and more physical problems.
My Holistic approach finds the cause at the physical, mental,
emotional, spiritual and lifestyle levels. Once a problem
shows up on or in the body, it has already filtered through
the mental/emotional and spiritual aspects.
Your body is the vehicle through which you express yourself in
the world, and it always obeys the instructions of your mind.
Your emotions are feelings you attach to your thoughts. Your
mental and emotional state cause you to
make choices that create excess weight and unbalanced
health. You have a Higher Mind that knows what is appropriate
for you and is always leading you toward choices that will
bring you what you say you want. Most people don't
hear or listen to their Higher Mind. Why would you? No one
ever taught you how.
My Whole Health approach addresses all the dimensions of your
being. It is easier and more fun this way. When we have clarity
of mind, know who we are and what we want; understand how
to listen to our emotions; and tap into the infinite wisdom
of our spirit, weight and poor health will no longer be issues.
There is no right way that works for everyone.
Many people wrestle with their appearance and struggle with
diet and exercise. There are far too many opinions and
trends in our culture about what's right for you. We're
flooded with advice on what to eat, what not to eat, and how
to eat, all of which is very confusing.
Most people feel if
they could force themselves to eat all the right foods and
follow someone else's rules they would have healthier
bodies. Often our childhood and cultural programming, and a
fear of not fitting in, cause us to believe that what
everyone else is doing is the right way. Each one of us is
constitutionally different and our nutritional needs, type
of exercise and activity, lifestyle and desires are
There are many popular weight loss plans
each offering the perfect diet for everyone,
regardless of one's unique condition. Many of
these plans contradict each other. They each may have
some merit and work for some people some of the time.
However, each one is limited by a narrow and fixed way of
thinking. Their ideologies and methods differ; however,
their principle is the same: everyone should eat according
to the same rules.
Food has energetic, therapeutic properties and has the
ability to give you clarity, emotional harmony, focus, and
vitality. Eating certain foods will eliminate cravings
for unhealthy ones. Food can reverse disease when you
know how to use it appropriately for your unique condition.
And, yes, the right foods will help you create a healthy,
Calories Don't Count
Many of you
have been eating low-cal, low-fat, fat-free, and
artificial foods for many years and still struggle with
weight and health issues. I've had many clients
tell me their typical day's eating includes a dry cereal
with skim milk, a morning and afternoon snack of low-fat
yogurt, fat-free cheese, and fruit, salad with chicken, fish or other
protein for lunch, and a frozen, microwaved low-cal
entree for dinner. After months, even years, of
eating this way they still have not lost weight even
though their caloric intake is relatively low.
Calories don't really
count all that much in a weight loss plan.
Eating appropriate foods and flavors with the right
therapeutic values for your overall condition will
disperse excess fat, improve metabolism and circulation, eliminate many health problems, and
leave you satisfied. I've had many clients who
tell me they are eating more food now, after working
with me, than ever in their
lives, and are losing weight easily and noticing
improvements in overall physical, mental, and emotional
For professional help in
creating an individualized plan,
schedule a 30-minute evaluation/consultation, or
Holistic Weight Loss
creates the appropriate way of eating for you--one
that is flexible, tasty, leaves you satisfied and free of
health imbalances. This program
gives you the tools to access the answers you already have.
You'll learn to listen
to the messages your body, mind, emotions and spirit are
Yes, there are new concepts to learn and
implement. However, once put into practice, you can use
these tools in any problem area of your life. This program
is flexible, fun, inspiring, motivating, and will bring out
the best in you. Following a rigid diet plan is bondage. Holistic
is ultimately about gaining the freedom to have all your
choices bring you the results you say you want.
drugs or deprivation
Willpower, sacrifice, deprivation and drugs are NOT part of
good health or my Whole Health approach. Balanced weight is the natural
outflow of being healthy and happy. Dieting never brings long-term
results. Long term success is dependent upon getting at the
root cause which usually is not about food.
My Whole Health
approach educates, enlightens, supports, motivates, satisfies,
and brings forth the you that you are wanting to be.
comprehensive program has been created by Deborah Barr. It
is based on her 25 years training and clinical experience in Traditional Chinese
Medicine, Holistic Healing, Nutritional Therapy, Food Energetics,
Spiritual Development, and Attitudinal Healing, and addresses:
sense of all the contradictory diet theories and myths;
to support weight loss and balanced health;
and overcoming addictions, cravings, binges;
tools for weight loss;
your mind sabotages your efforts;
Identifying conflicting intentions that keep you where you are;
your mind and emotions to reach your goals;
tips for letting go of self-defeating habits, tendencies,
role of spirituality in health and weight issues.
transitions with ease and joy.
Take action now towards your weight loss success!
Holistic Weight Loss Participants Have Said
dieting my entire adult life and have tried
different programs such as Weight Watchers
and High Protein. The first things to occur
were loss of energy, weakened immune system,
hair breaking and falling out; nails
becoming frail; and overall feeling of loss
of well being. These methods have left me
looking old. With both I felt deprived and
had insatiable cravings that were difficult
I have spent a
great deal of my days trying to find ways to
be thin and feeling guilty that I’m not.
I’ve been obsessed about nearly everything I
eat, worrying that it will make me gain
After speaking with
you in December and following your
recommendations, I lost 8 pounds in the
first week and have been eating regular,
satisfying meals (rather than grazing
all day) as you suggested. Your suggestions
for eating well during the holidays and
while traveling have been extremely helpful.
There has been
nothing difficult about your suggestions.
My daily constipation;
stomach pain, bloating, and indigestion are
gone. My face and skin look amazing with a
healthy glow and the dark circles under my
eyes are gone. I can’t understand
why this is so easy. I am looking forward
to my continued work with you. I really
want to understand how my attitudes have
sabotaged my efforts for decades, how to
transform the worrisome voices in my head,
and how to eat joyfully (as you say).
Thanks so much. Bernadette, Boston, MA
"I've been following the
recommendations you gave me nine days ago and
stomach has completely flattened…pretty much overnight! It was
almost magical. Remember how I told you my lower
stomach/abdomen often felt so large and hard …well it’s
completely gone. I haven’t made a complete/drastic turnaround
with my eating either. I feel a lot better physically. I weighed
myself this morning and have lost 5 lbs. since I met with you
less than two weeks ago. It feels unreal. I would typically have
to eat close to nothing for a week to lose 5 pounds. This
is very motivating." C. B. Pittsburgh, March, 2016
two weeks on your program I’m eating a ton of food and am 10.5
pounds lighter. I feel thinner all over. I’m delighted and
I’m satisfied and I’m not killing myself with exercising.
Something is positively changing in my body. You
are just an endless resource of knowledge. Thanks!” A.J.
Pittsburgh, August, 2015.
doing well on your program. I have lost a total of 7 pounds
in 11 days and I feel wonderful. There have been many welcome
additions to my diet and I've been surprised to find them easy
and tasty I do not seem to have any problems and I
haven't been 100% dedicated to the program." L.W.,
Pittsburgh, August, 2015
clothes fit better
and my jeans are looser; I'm
not as bloated;
I like myself for the first time in a long
time; I no longer fly off the handle, am not
tense at work anymore and my moods are
blood sugar has been steady at 91 down from
(blood sugar was 300 with medication) all in two weeks of
following the plan you customized for me."
Connie D., New York
"I went down 3 belt
notches and lost 7 pounds in two
weeks. I'm no longer irritable and have more
energy. My wife lost 5
pounds and my
daughter lost 3 pounds, no longer
looks puffy, and has had so much improvement
in her asthma that her doctors took her off
2 of her 4 meds." Paul S., Cleveland
"Being part of Deborah Barrıs
Weight Loss Group has been an extremely helpful and healing
alliance for me. Iım learning a WHOLE NEW WAY to think
and feel about food, and the camaraderie and support of the
group are available to me on a daily basis. Deborahıs
assignments are teaching me that I can grow and change, even
after having tried many other weight loss methods. And her
recipes are so delicious. I am healthy, peaceful, happy and
satisfied. Iım losing the weight I wanted to lose, I can go
to a restaurant and walk away satisfied but not stuffed, and I
can actually share my popcorn at the movies and not resent the
person sitting next to me! Deborah's emails ALWAYS
arrive just exactly when I need a reminder or encouragement."
A. L., Pittsburgh, PA
"Anxiety and depression are lifting and that wasn't even
why I came to see you. Not only am I lighter (I lost 7 lbs.
since I saw you 3 weeks ago), but I feel lighter mentally and
emotionally. In addition, my energy has improved
significantly. Your approach to weight loss truly is
"holistic". I am practicing your "attitudinal" techniques and
am really noticing the connections between my mental state and
my weight. You've given me many useful tools. I'm only sorry I
waited so long to schedule with you." B.M. Erie, PA
"Four weeks into the recommendations you gave to me for
weight loss and I have benefited in so many ways.... I have
steadily been losing weight without weighing or measuring food
or limiting my food intake; the new foods make me feel happier,
content, sure of my self, more motivated, and I have more
endurance. My skin has also improved, and mentally I feel much,
much better. Overall, everything has improved." D.H.
"I came to your
weight loss workshop initially to lose weight, but it ended up
to be so much more. I often forgot about losing weight and
focused on what foods made me feel good and the weight just came
off. It was amazing. And it's effortless to maintain my
weight. Coming to your classes has changed my life. Sounds a
little dramatic, but it's true." K.S.
"....I'm feeling really good! I've been enjoying
walking and lost another 5 pounds these past two weeks.
Occasionally I think back to some of the negative thoughts
that plagued me and they no longer have an effect on me.
I feel like I am becoming free. I am seeing and
experiencing new possibilities that are wonderful.
no longer crave sweets. I LOVE ME! I feel like a
much younger person. I'm enjoying food for the
first time in my life. The ideas in your
workshop have been new to me and I've found it easy to
follow through on them...." J.D., Pittsburgh
lost 20 pounds while eating large, healthy and delicious meals.
I now have more energy that is more even throughout the day.
I have also eliminated my problems with PMS & severe menstrual
cramps that had required medication." J.P.
"I don't know how
to explain it--but I feel better inside. I
no longer have feelings of anxiety about my
since I began
working with you. I've
lost 15 pounds in 2 months even with eating
many meals in restaurants; my
blood pressure is now normal
no longer have to take pain medication; and people are
constantly telling me how great I look. I'm
amazed at how much better everything is
since I've been working with you." K. I.,
"I've tried every
diet in the world. I got deathly sick on
Atkins and my cholesterol spiked; Jenny
Craig was so restrictive and expensive I
couldn't maintain it; with Nutri Systems I
was buying expensive, mail order food that
tasted like cardboard.
Your approach is so flexible and I love
eating real food. I am never hungry and have
no cravings. My overall health and energy
have improved. Best of all are your inner
fitness techniques for quickly working
through stress and emotional eating." G. M. Boulder
stopped fearing food with your very
wise help. I never realized how much my
emotions affected my energy. Now that I am
no longer obsessing about food
I have far more
energy to enjoy my life. Thank you for
helping me understand how to listen to my
own body and emotions and eat for my
personal needs. My work with you has given
me freedom--a huge bonus to the weight loss
and better health." J. W. London
pay-off from being overweight was something
I never considered. Exploring this with you
has brought me to a place of greater self
respect and a much healthier weight." B. S.
"I not only lost weight (21 pounds), but my
health has improved immensely. After six weeks in your class I
learned how to eat healthier. I stopped all medication for my
blood pressure. My cholesterol has come down from 200 to 179."
"I never missed a session. My health, my life, and
my knowledge of food and cooking have been forever changed for
the better. When I think about all the money I have spent in my
life on everything, I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that
the money I spent at Whole Health Resources is the BEST MONEY I
EVER SPENT!" T.C.
"With Deborah's help, I've
finally learned how to unlock health in myself by taking control
of what I put in my body. My back pain is gone and I
pounds in less than 2 weeks while eating more than I ever have
before." S. Allen
is the word I would use to describe this workshop. I learned
many tools that I can use in any situation to reach my goals. I
look and feel better than I can ever remember, and at the same
time am more satisfied than I've ever been." C.S.
especially loved the spiritual perspective. It helped me
understand my weight problems in ways I had never considered.
The food part was enlightening (and I thought I knew everything
there was to know about food from my lifetime of dieting);
however, all the mind, emotional and spiritual information and
tips were not only useful, but instrumental in my quickly
reaching my weight loss goals and keeping the pounds off.
Very innovative. I highly recommend this class."
in restaurants often. Can this program work for me?
Yes, of course. You will be given many tips on how to
choose foods that will support your goals in restaurants
and when traveling.
have to give up my favorite foods?
have to purchase special diet drinks, supplements, and elixirs
from you? No, No, No.
have to shop in specialty stores?
There is no alternative to WholeHealth. Take a step toward
achieving a more healthy, fit body right now.
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