About Us

The Nourish Story

While working in the healthcare field for over 35 years Deb saw first hand the ever-increasing number of people struggling with their weight. She observed the yo-yo dieting cycle as a result of fake food diets, severe caloric restrictions, dangerous drugs and invasive surgery only to gain the weight back and then some. Currently, 73% of adults and 54.8 % of individuals under the age of 20 are overweight or obese in the U.S. This is not only an epidemic but a health crisis

Rather than implementing one of the many diet programs based on shakes, drops, prepackaged meals or meal replacement bars, Deb and her team wanted more for their clients.  She realized that LIFESTYLE CHOICES created this problem and LIFESTYLE CHANGES were the only thing that would warrant a sustainable change. She created The Nourish Lifestyle program to not be a diet. It’s a lifestyle.

With real food as the premise, The Nourish Lifestyle is also based on scientific testing and understanding how not only our food choices but our daily routines affect our bodies at a cellular level.  The program also addresses our sedentary lifestyle and the underlying causes of poor eating habits, such as emotional and stress triggers. Many times it is the mental weight that is the real culprit.

Meet the Nourish Team

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Deb Hoelscher

Nourish Life Coach - Founder

Deb's own personal struggle with weight loss fueled her passion to find solutions to this nationwide epidemic. Her research and educational studies brought her to the conclusion that there are no quick and lasting fixes for weight loss with the typical diet mentality that exists in our country. Sustainable weight loss only comes from improved lifestyle habits and routines. After applying changes in her own lifestyle she lost 54 pounds and has maintained that weight loss. Deb created The Nourish Lifestyle to help others win the war on weight loss. The Nourish program offers, simple, achievable steps to sustainable weight loss without gimmicks, starvations, or severe restrictions. the Nourish program is based on Real Food, Gentle Movement, and Healthy Thinking.

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Paul Unes – Fitness Expert

Paul Unes

Fitness Expert
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Tracy Mott

Certified Health Coach & Fitness Expert
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Danielle

Health & Lifestyle Coach
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Kim

Mindfulness Expert
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Deb Hoelscher

Debra McNealy Hoelscher has always had a special interest in our bodies and how they work. That is what started her career in the health service industry 35 years ago. Beginning as an office administrator in a single doctor office, she quickly grew that clinic to one of the busiest in the country due to her philosophy and focus of not just meeting patients expectations but exceeding them and the implementation of patient/client experience and service above all else. Because she and her husband wanted more people to have the opportunity to experience quality chiropractic care, they opened 4 additional clinics in the United States and one in Saipan, Micronesia (a US commonwealth).

Deb quickly started looking for bigger ways to serve. In 2013, she was recruited to develop a training curriculum for a group of 24 healthcare offices in South East Asia and relocated to Singapore. It was her time in Singapore that she started to realize her own lifestyle changes and improvement in overall health. “The food was healthier and consisted of real food, not “artificial ingredients”, the portion sizes were accurate and walking was a way of life! After returning to the US, she quickly realized how the US lifestyle was negatively affecting her own health as she regained weight, felt fatigued often and experienced some depression and anxiety.

Looking for answers, she started researching and was astonished by the rates of obesity and obesity related illnesses in the US. She realized the role food plays in our overall health and how our “typical” lifestyle effects our health. She started looking for solutions. At the time, she was working as the Director of Training for a group of healthcare offices and starting asking the doctors of those clinics about their patients and the biggest obstacles they faced. The answer was obesity. 

She was asked to find a “diet plan” that would be good to implement into the clinic. As she researched all the different “weight loss” programs available she became dismayed with the overall success rates, especially over time. This motivated her to find a “lasting” solution. Her research found that pre-packaged food meals, severe caloric reduction, shakes, drops and pills, gastric bypass and lap band surgery did result in weight loss but only for a short time for most people. She concluded that the only way to lose weight and keep it off was to adopt a new way of living. Our lifestyle choices got us where we are and only lifestyle changes will get us lasting results. “

Deb’s passion to find a way that people could win in the weight loss arena and improve their health led her to enroll in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and she became a licensed Health and Lifestyle Coach.  She is also a YogaFit Instructor and a Certified Life Coach through CTA. 

 The Nourish program focuses on 3 main areas we believe crucial to permanent weight loss:

Real Food

Gentle Movement

Mental Weight (the emotional and stress triggers that cause us to eat)

We focus on the lifestyle of each individual and believe in taking small steps to lead our clients to success. Our goal is that you embrace a new way of living so you never have to “diet” again! At The Nourish Lifestyle Center, we understand that there is not one plan that is right for everyone.

We work to determine what the best option is for you! We are not the ONLY weight loss plan for most people, but, for many, we are the BEST. If we can help you we will tell you and if we feel we can’t, we will do our best to make a recommendation that we feel would be best for you.

We understand that there is not a “one size fits all” when it comes to weight loss. Deb’s passion for empowering and inspiring people is evident in all that she does! She is the founder of Boomerangs and Butterflies ( www.boomerangsandbutterflies.com . FB ) a group to inspire, empower and help women to transform their lives. She is honored to have been given the opportunity to speak internationally, have her work published and is considered to be an influencer in today’s health, wellness and motivational realm. 

Paul Unes

Paul Unes is our Fitness Expert. In addition to contributing to The Nourish Lifestyle Program on the fitness and physical activity side of things, he also owns Unum Fitness.  Educated first in Art and graphic design, Paul knows the human body like no other and works with clients to sculpt and define their bodies to each clients desire.  Paul brings to The Nourish Lifestyle a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to get fit, stay fit, be healthy and happy with physically moving your body. He designs customized programs based on each individual’s goals and capabilities and works one on one with the client so they can achieve the optimal results in a simple and mindful manner.

Tracy Mott

Tracy’s love of health initially drew her to nursing and she has been an RN for 27+ years. As she discovered more and more about how lifestyle is the key to a long, vital and healthy life, Tracy began to shift her focus to helping women in a whole new way. She obtained her Certified Health and Nutrition Coaching certifications in 2018 & 2019 as well as her Certified Personal Trainer certification in 2019.

It is Tracy’s mission to help women discover how food, fitness and mindset are what will make the biggest differences in their lives. Tracy has seen firsthand how when you empower a woman with the right tools, the right support and the right accountability she can change her whole life.

Health, fitness and nutrition are in Tracy’s DNA! Starting in her early teens, she has been drawn to living a healthy and fit life. Tracy has spent many, many years in the gym working on staying fit and in the kitchen nourishing her body with real food. This lifestyle has led to a huge advantage as Tracy enters midlife (recently turned 50!) by keeping her hormones balanced, weight in check and body functioning well.

Tracy loves coaching clients to nourish their body and mind for enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Danielle

Tracy’s love of health initially drew her to nursing and she has been an RN for 27+ years. As she discovered more and more about how lifestyle is the key to a long, vital and healthy life, Tracy began to shift her focus to helping women in a whole new way. She obtained her Certified Health and Nutrition Coaching certifications in 2018 & 2019 as well as her Certified Personal Trainer certification in 2019.

It is Tracy’s mission to help women discover how food, fitness and mindset are what will make the biggest differences in their lives. Tracy has seen firsthand how when you empower a woman with the right tools, the right support and the right accountability she can change her whole life.

Health, fitness and nutrition are in Tracy’s DNA! Starting in her early teens, she has been drawn to living a healthy and fit life. Tracy has spent many, many years in the gym working on staying fit and in the kitchen nourishing her body with real food. This lifestyle has led to a huge advantage as Tracy enters midlife (recently turned 50!) by keeping her hormones balanced, weight in check and body functioning well.

Tracy loves coaching clients to nourish their body and mind for enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Kim

Kim is one of the kindest souls, and she is an essential part of The Nourish Lifestyle with her mindfulness expertise.

With her background as an RN, she is able to see lifestyle and the need for changes from a medical perspective. Although she has been a nurse for decades, she realizes there’s a lot more to health than drugs and surgery. 

While those are certainly appropriate in a lot of cases, it’s how we think about our condition and the proposed solution that has a bigger effect on the outcome than we ever realized. Kim has devoted her life to exploring how our attitude affects virtually our whole life.

Because The Nourish Lifestyle encompasses the three components required for sustainable change: the foods we take in, the movement we make, and the attitude towards our life and lifestyle, Kim can answer any questions or concerns you may have about your attitude towards not just food (although that’s usually a big part), but also, just life in general. 

Dr. Chris Hoelscher

Chris is our science guy.  Chris founded Eastland Chiropractic & Lifestyle Center in 1984 and retired from active practice in 2017.  During his time in practice, he opened several clinics in the midwest and one in Saipan, a US commonwealth in Micronesia. He has always maintained an active interest in biology, chemistry and physics and how they affect our bodies. He knew there had to be a reason why some people could eat almost anything and still not gain weight, while others only had to look at food and their waistline would start to expand. He became interested in how and if genetics play a role in weight management and how foods can affect us all differently.  

He also believes that you have to be able to measure anything you want to manage and that starts with knowing where you’re at.  THe INbody scale we utilize in The Nourish Lifestyle program is what gives us the measurable data needed to chart progress. It’s not just the number on the bathroom scale but what the pounds are made of that’s important. With the Inbody scale we can assess the changes in body composition to make sure we are making progress. 

He is also fondly known as our on-call tech guy, fixing our computers, printers and most anything else that needs a fix at our office.