We are two healthy senior chicks that hate the word mature, so we co-founded AgelessWomanLiving.Com. If are 45+, our mission is to help you realize your best health, best body, and best life no matter what your age. We offer lots of free resources every week to support your desire to become forever ageless.
Danna Demetre, RN
Health & Weight Loss Mentor
While it may seem to many that I’m qualified to coach you because of my medical and fitness credentials, I actually believe my greater wisdom comes from my own experience overcoming an unhealthy relationship with food and improper body image. It was so severe in my early 20’s that I was bingeing and purging up to five times per day. I was utterly out of control – feeling helpless to change – and yet desperately wanting to realize lasting victory.
I tried almost every diet under the sun and ended up becoming more and more obsessed with food and rather than losing – I ended up gaining more weight. I hated the back fat that bulged under my bra strap and how my thighs rubbed together. I was constantly self-conscious of my appearance and feeling fat and ugly.
After years of trying diet pills, struggling with bulimia, and losing and gaining weight, I wondered if I’d ever break free of my bondage. Through prayer and in complete brokenness, I discovered the power of renewing my mind biblically and how to practice a few simple nutritional principles that eventually became my sustainable lifestyle. I only wish it had not taken me decades to figure out the healthiest way to balance my body, soul, and spirit in a way that honored God and promoted lasting change.
I’m here to share that there is a path to freedom! I’ve experienced lasting weight loss and health for the over 30 years. At 63, I’m often mistaken for 45. I am not special. I believe you can realize the same results if you follow our program and commit to changing your habits in God-honoring ways.
Health & Weight Loss Mentor
Having coached thousands toward greater nutritional health and weight loss, I thought I’d discovered a lasting lifestyle to stay lean into middle age and beyond. Wrong! When my weight started to creep up and my appetite went out of control – I realized I needed a much more comprehensive solution as I approached my 50’s. Thankfully, I found it and am now I’m as lean as I was in my 20’s.
Before I found my breakthrough, I was so frustrated because I was doing everything right – eating only healthy foods in moderate amounts – exercising daily – and still watching the scale creep up and up and up! I felt so helpless and hopeless as nothing was working. Where would the weight gain end? I was coaching others to lose weight and it wasn’t working for me! I was desperate to find a solution. And I did.
During that time, I felt depressed, tired and unattractive. I looked for ways to avoid social engagements as I hated the way I looked in my clothes. I was incredibly self-conscious of how my body had changed and didn’t want people I knew before to see me in my current state. I was constantly hungry and frustrated that I was losing the body battle. I prayed for God to give me wisdom to find the answers and went on a research frenzy, asking: Why at age 40+ did my body no longer respond to the basics the way it did in earlier years? I discovered there were several reasons mature women cannot lose weight or regain their former vitality.
By applying what I learned – the weight began to melt off and I’ve stayed consistently lean for the past five years. It is so freeing to discover a way to look and feel my best. And, it’s so much fun to wear cute clothes and feel good about my body. Interestingly, I think less about how I look now that I am leaner and realize how much easier it is to live out my purpose when I’m in a good place physically.
I want to shout from the roof tops so all mature women know that they don’t need to settle for fat and frumpy. You can be lean and fit. You can experience your best years ever!
SPEAKING & EVENTS:
Danna & Robyn are both guest presenters as well as occasionally produce their own events for women under the non-profit ministry – Women of Purpose. You can get more information about their availability by emailing: DannaAndRobyn@AgelessWomanLiving.com
MORE ABOUT DANNA: Danna is the author of many book titles to include her best-selling Scale Down book and curriculum, as well as What Happened to My Life?, and Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. She recently co-authored The Ageless Woman Jumpstart Diet with Robyn Thomson and they are working on The Ageless Woman Diet.
Danna is a popular retreat and conference speaker with over 20 years experience sharing the hope found only in Christ. Her most popular retreat: Extreme Makeover – God’s Edition – takes women through a journey of five life dimensions where she shares biblical truth peppered with her own life lessons from dealing with the heartbreak of marital infidelity to the challenge of loving and supporting an incarcerated daughter. Through it all, she’s learned that we can all find peace in the midst of the storms of life by being and transformed her by the renewing of our minds and trusting God wastes nothing in our life when we love and follow Him.