About Romy Nelson

Owner and operator of Essential Fitness, Inc., Romy is a nutritionist, media consultant and author. Her main goal is to teach individuals how to make long-term lifestyle changes, and break free from unhealthy eating patterns and the cycle of yo-yo dieting

Ingredients for Life #87: Philosophy and Psychology of Fitness

This week, fitness trainer Cameron Bradford sits in for Romy!

Dave Yount, professor of philosophy at Mesa Community College, joins Cameron and Michael to talk about mindset and how it plays a role in desire, motivation, and goal-setting when it comes to diet and exercise.

Ingredients for Life #86: Living A Raw Foods Life

This week, Romy and Michael are joined by licensed professional counselor Lisa Chapa, who’s recently become Raw Foods Certified!

Lisa talks about what raw food is, how it’s categorized, how they should be cooked, and more.

Ingredients for Life #85: Stress Eating and Making Changes

This week, Romy and Michael talk about the effect stress has on eating for people, and how to better manage that stress without turning to food, or overindulging because of holiday pressures.

Romy also lists her techniques for implementing affirmations to deal with managing stresses from negative self-talk and guilt from overeating.

Ingredients for Life #84: Food Choices, Tastes, and Cleanses

This week, Romy chats with Michael and Lorrie about their progress with completely eliminating processed foods from their diets, and Jeffrey calls in with an update on his eating habits in the face of long work hours and consistent cross-country travel.

Ingredients for Life #83: The Dark Side of Personal Training

This week, Romy and Michael welcome in-studio guest certified personal trainer Cameron Bradford, who talks about the dark side of personal training, including how the unrealistic expectations of some clients can become stressful for the trainers.

Ingredients for Life #82: Michael’s Radical Diet Changes

This week, Romy evaluates Michael’s recent changes he’s had to make in his diet because of the adjustments he made while recuperating from his hernia surgery, and how much better he and Lorrie have been feeling after having eliminated soy, corn, and red meats from their diet entirely.

Healthy Halloween!

Planning on indulging in candy on Halloween? Make that night count as one of your two (2) “cheat meals” for the week. Do not let a bit of candy turn into a week (or two) binge that results in your missing out on your usually healthy meal pattern.

Ingredients for Life #81: Dr. Daniel Rubin, Naturopathic Oncologist

This week, Romy and Michael welcome naturopathic oncologist Dr Daniel Rubin in studio to talk about naturopathic approaches to treating cancer.

Ingredients for Life #80: Weightloss Journeys: Sheryl’s Story

Sheryl’s Story: Romy’s client Sheryl joins the show to talk about how she got started on her weightloss journey, and learning about how much she needed to change her eating habits to get the results she desired.

“Chews” to Succeed!

Only you can stop the tide of choosing to fail.

Awareness of self-sabotage isn’t easy. Yet, it’s the most important step to success in any lifestyle change you are seeking.