Welcome to Wayza Health

What we eat is only half the story. Who we are when we eat is just as important.

For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we are willpower weaklings or that we need more control. And we are told that the royal road to weight loss is simply to eat less and move more. But anyone who has struggled with weight knows that it’s so much more complicated than this. Even the nutrition experts promote conflicting advice, leaving us confused about what to eat and how to have a healthy relationship with food.

As a Mind Body Eating Coach, I combine the best strategies from nutrition science, eating psychology, the science of habits, and life coaching.  I eliminate all the diet rules and the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts”. Instead, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal preferences.  In this way, eating and weight issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing challenges with food and weight as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. And so I help my clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish both the body and strengthen the mind.

I am here to help ambitious women just like you find freedom from:

  • Weight issues
  • Body image challenges
  • Overeating
  • Binge eating
  • Emotional eating

My approach is positive, compassionate and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges as a sign that “something is wrong with you”, but rather as a place where we can explore all of the parts of life that impact weight and health. Often, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationships, family, intimacy, sexuality, life stress and so much more. I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.

Hey there, I’m Michelle Tubman.

I am an emergency physician in Alberta, Canada. I am also an overweight woman who has struggled for decades with my own weight and body image. I have spent my adult life constantly battling the urge to overeat with my desire to be thin and healthy. As a physician I understood the nutritional aspects of a healthy diet, but having the knowledge wasn’t enough to produce the changes I wanted in my body. And so I pursued extra training in life coaching, nutrition coaching, the science of habit formation, and eating psychology. And this is where the magic is. There is so much work that needs to happen on the inside before we can see changes on the outside.

I founded Wazya Health to help successful, professional women who, after years of dieting, understand that optimal weight and health is more than calories-in-calories-out. I want to help women listen to that quiet voice inside that tells them there’s deeper work to be done when it comes to weight and body image.

I once heard a Swahili phrase while working in Tanzania: Wanawake Wanaweza. This means “women can.” And yes, women definitely can. So Welcome to Wayza Health - where women can break free from self-criticism, judgment and shame and move towards complete health, in both body and mind.

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