“I am passionate about helping you live a life without the extra weight, to breathe easily, to celebrate and live your life actively in all you do.”
Hi! I’m Julie Butts, and I’m THE Lifestyle Mentor
For Lasting Weight Loss™!
I’m a Certified Health Coach and Weight Management Consultant whose personal mission is to inspire, educate and promote healthy living and weight management.
My Approach to Weight Management
My work helps overweight women embrace their own intuition and effortlessly maintain a healthy weight for the rest of their lives without diets or deprivation, without counting calories or points, and definitely without boring exercise routines. I educate and inspire women to make lifestyle changes that result in effective weight management and the realization that life begins when dieting ends.
After years of watching friends and family members suffer from health conditions and diseases directly related to poor nutrition and inactivity, I became driven to find a way to eat healthier and stay active. I knew weight management had to be a priority in my life, but I struggled with weight loss and regain for over twenty years. It seemed like I always had 10-30 pounds of extra weight and once I got my weight down, it started to climb again.
I do eat a lot better now than I did when I was in my early twenties. I thought I was eating a healthy diet even a few years ago. I have improved my eating habits as a result of my studies in holistic nutrition. I’ve come to realize that we only know what we’ve been told or what we’ve experienced ourselves. I grew up in a world of frozen dinners, lunch meat, and fast food. What I didn’t know was causing me to hold onto those unwanted pounds.
And as far as activity, I always had problems with consistency. I tried out different gyms. I collected home workout equipment. I tried walking and jogging. But, I had trouble sticking with something long enough to get and sustain results. Weight management seemed like a distant dream. At one point I almost gave up completely. I started believing I was destined to have love handles and back rolls.
You Can’t “Out Exercise”
The Standard American Diet
One night I watched an infomercial for a P90X fitness program and actually recorded it so I could watch it again. Don’t laugh. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done that! P90X captured my attention because it reminded me of a time when I was fit and consistent with working out, a time when I had a routine schedule and accountability – my eight years of Active Duty in the Air Force.
I decided to buy P90X and despite the challenge of working out hard six days a week, I pushed myself because the trainer in my living room pushed me. I fell in love with this type of exercising at home, but it wasn’t quite enough. I still struggled with weight management. I only lost about twenty pounds and within a year, it started coming back. I’ve since learned that you can’t out exercise the standard American diet!
I realized that exercise alone wasn’t the answer to weight management or a toned, healthy and fit body. I discovered the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® and enrolled in their 18 month Health Coach Training Program. I also enrolled at AFPA to study weight management specifically.
I studied more than 100 dietary theories and learned how our health is affected by so many more things than what we eat or how we exercise. It’s incredible how complex humans are at every level. Through my studies, I developed a core philosophy of four principles that affect weight management. Ultimately, I dubbed them The Four Dimensions of Lasting Weight Loss™ because I honestly believe anyone can lose weight but our common struggle is keeping it off.
I’m passionate about health coaching. I use these four principles to guide clients in learning new habits and making lifestyle choices that support their goals. I am passionate about helping clients live a life without the extra weight so they can breathe easily, actively celebrate life and live their lives to the fullest.
And, I want YOU to experience a breakthrough, regardless of whether you have 10, 20 or even 30 excess pounds of stubborn weight or you’ve successfully lost weight and want help in keeping it off. Sometimes, we need a new approach, a new strategy.
I want you to succeed, so I’ve created a variety of programs including group coaching, private mentoring, teleclasses and online self-study course to help you reach your goals. Are you ready to go from diets and exercise to healthy living and lasting weight loss?
Julie Butts is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN™), the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is a certified health coach and weight management consultant who combines holistic and conventional wisdom to support women who crave lasting weight loss. She offers a variety local and online programs to support her clients and is known as THE Lifestyle Mentor for Lasting Weight Loss™. Julie invites you to get to know her at THE Lifestyle Mentor For Lasting Weight Loss™ Facebook page.