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Reward Yourself the Right Way: Why Healthy Food is the Best Treat

Regarding weight loss, “rewarding yourself” can often lead to confusion and guilt. Traditional advice tends to steer us away from using food as a reward, suggesting we opt for non-food rewards like a spa day, shopping, or spending time with friends. While these are undoubtedly wonderful treats, they overlook one powerful truth: healthy food can […]

Embracing Change: How Our 30-Day Balancing Program Transforms the Menopausal Journey

Embracing Change: How Our 30-Day Balancing Program Transforms the Menopausal Journey

Embracing Change: How Our 30-Day Balancing Program Transforms the Menopausal Journey. Menopause is an interesting time, before, during, and after. One thing that I found most frustrating was the inability to lose weight. Having dealt with weight fluctuation and dieting all my life, now the weight wouldn’t budge. This, combined with hot flashes, night sweats, […]

Transform Your Health with Maynestreet’s 30-Day Balancing Kit.

Our 30-day balancing program is helping so many people release excess weight, sleep better, feel better, reduce inches, have more energy, and, in many cases, receive kudos from their healthcare practitioners. The program uses no drugs, chemicals, or shots. It focuses on getting cortisol balanced. We are all so stressed by our environment, our food, […]

To Organic or Not to Organic?

So, what do you do about buying organic or non organic foods? I’m Debbie Harris. I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified Hypnotist. And today we are going to talk about that. So I have an orange here. I have an apple here. Notice the difference between these two fruits. Which one do […]

Grass Fed vs Organic Beef and Eggs

Grass-Fed vs. Organic: The Lowdown It is not very clear what to buy and what to eat. We have a multitude of choices with many things. While deciding which toilet paper to buy may be a personal preference, deciding what we eat can impact our health and well-being. Regarding beef and eggs, two terms often […]

Dieting and Failure – Stop It

Dieting and Failure

Dieting and Failure – Stop It. Hi, I’m Debbie Harris. I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified Hypnotist. I spend my time working with women, most of them 45 and over. One of the things that I’m hearing a lot from my female clients, and when they talk to me about friends of […]

Organic or Not? Navigating Your Grocery List for Health and Savings

I often get asked whether to eat organic or non-organic food. It impacts where we shop, what we spend, and whether we feel good about our food choices. The good news is that finding organic food is easier than ever. The not-so-good news is that it is still a challenge in many areas.  Local health […]

The Myth of Willpower: Why Dieting Isn’t Just About Saying ‘No’

Dieting and Failure

Ladies, let’s have a heart-to-heart. How many times have you embarked on a diet journey, armed with a fridge full of kale, the determination of a marathon runner, and the kind of willpower that could, presumably, turn down a freshly glazed donut? You may have spent the weekend indulging, knowing that you “will start the […]

Self Care in Your Busy World

Self Care in Your Busy World

So, your calendar is screwing around with your life again. Right? I mean, how could that happen? How could you possibly have so many appointments? So many meetings, so many Zooms?  I’m Debbie Harris. I am the founder of Maynestreet VIP, and I help women 45 and over who have three or more sizes in […]

Unlock the Weight Loss Secret With Hormonal Balancing

Hi, it is so good to see you again. And I have some great news, our clients, their referrals, people who are looking at our website, people who are reaching out to me on various social media platforms. They really wanted more information about this secret that we have to balancing hormones and allowing your weight to release. That’s really not a secret. But what we’ve done is we have reinstituted our free, no obligation. Zoom webinars. They are every other Tuesday. So what you want do is you want go to, and find out when the next one is.  They are from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern time, and you’ll learn why our program is so successful. Why our clients are releasing weight up to 20 pounds in the first Balancing stage, which is about 30 days, and why they’re feeling better than they have in years. So remember, there’ll be a link with this video, and I want to thank you all for really pushing us, and saying, hey, we want more information and then we want sign. up. We wanna be slimmer by Spring. So I look forward to seeing you at one of our webinars.

Winter Weight Loss Tips

Fresh Homemade Low Fat Chicken Soup

Most of us would agree that Winter brings unique challenges when attempting to shed excess weight. That, along with the simple fact that most people do not stick to their New Year’s resolution beyond the end of January, adds to pounds coming on instead of off in the Winter months. We are past the December […]

3-Minute Daily Meditation

3-Minute Daily Meditation

3-Minute Daily Meditation. OK. So here’s what we’re gonna do today. As promised, I want you to sit back in your chair, put your feet on the floor, ground yourself on the floor, shoes on or shoes off. It’s entirely up to you. I want you to close your eyes and just start taking some […]

10 Reasons to Balance Your Hormones

Healthy Couple

Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress: Hormones like cortisol and serotonin play a crucial role in mood and stress management. Imbalances can lead to anxiety, depression, and mood swings. Balancing these hormones can promote emotional well-being and resilience. Whether it’s PMS, perimenopause, menopause, or post-menopause, it is not fun. It makes everything more complex, and […]

From Playground Teasing to Body Shaming

From Playground Teasing to Body Shaming Similar but Not the Same As a health coach and hypnotist specializing in weight management for women 45+, I have become acutely aware of the term Body Shaming. It took me a while to equate that with the teasing and mean words hurled at me as the fattest kid […]

Mature Body Image Appreciation

As we age, the nagging negative body image of “feeling fat” doesn’t go away. For women over 50, more than 60% report issues with body image*. There are different reasons for this: cultural, physical, and our constant quest for personal “perfection.” Here is a look at a few challenges impacting positive body image in women […]

Hormone Balancing With Maynestreet


Hormone Balancing With Maynestreet. You know, a while ago I spoke about Ozempic, and I’ve written some articles about it on our website, And I really talked about not the fact that Ozempic is being used for people who really need the drug, but the fact that the New York Times and some other […]

Quitter’s Day

Quitter’s Day: You know, I had to smile when I opened my email this morning. I market to my clients. I want them to know what specials are going on and what’s happening with Maynestreet Weight Loss. And, you know, this time of year is a big deal. People start thinking about that. And I […]

Why Do New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions Fail?

Beat the Quitters Day Odds Recently, on LinkedIn, I asked how many people would make a New Year’s Resolution related to weight loss, health, fitness, or simply eating healthier. I also posted a video discussing how while well over 80% of people make that kind of a New Year’s resolution, well over 60% give up […]

Debunking Myths: Powder vs. Liquid Collagen

Maynestreet powdered bovine collagen

I need clarification because there is so much marketing and advertising about collagen. I use ours and have seen the benefit of it. I wanted to have more of an understanding without all the hype, so we went to our vitamin company and their technical support department. I specifically asked about liquid versus powder since […]

Weight Loss & Holiday Drinking

Cheers to Health: Smart Alcohol Choices for the Holiday Season The holiday season is a time of joy, gatherings, and indulgent treats and drinks. Navigating the festive season can be challenging for those watching their weight, especially when enjoying a festive drink. Here are some top tips for enjoying alcohol during the holidays without derailing […]

Navigating a Healthy Thanksgiving: Tips and Tricks

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Thanksgiving is a time of joy, gratitude, and, of course, delicious food. However, for those of us trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can also present a bit of a challenge. Fear not! With a few smart choices, you can enjoy this festive season without derailing your health goals.

Weight Loss Surgery for Teenagers

Today’s NY Times article about using bariatric surgery for teenagers is very upsetting to me. I am deeply concerned about turning to surgery with young people as an answer to obesity. I know full well what it can feel like to be fat, to be made fun of, and to hate your body as a […]

3 Reasons to Start Losing Weight in November

Start losing weight in November

So many people give up on their weight loss goals during the last two months of the year, figuring they will wait until (yet another) January. Here are three reasons to start losing weight NOW in November: Embarking on this journey in November can set a positive tone for the upcoming year and help you […]

Non scale victory

“Non scale victory: it was cold when I started my walk so, I threw a flannel shirt over my t-shirt. Got too warm later so I tied the flannel around my waist. I have NEVER done that before. Always thought I was too big to tie those sleeves around myself.” Cindy H

Happy to be in balance these days.

“Happy to be in balance these days. The harmony with my physical self flows into everything else. Thanks for this program. If I had never seen your sign in Centerbrook, I would be still mired in the food struggles. You and David are literal lifesavers. ” Cindy H

Hello everyone, I am so pleased with the Maynestreet program.

“Hello everyone, I am so pleased with the Maynestreet program and have been losing weight consistently. I have been on too many programs to mention but by far this one has been the best program for me. Most importantly I physically and mentally feel healthier and more confident about myself. Maynestreet Weight Loss is my […]

I’m extremely pleased and excited about phase 1 of the program.

“Hey everyone, just wanted to say that I’m extremely pleased and excited about phase 1 of the program. To date, I’ve lost 30 lbs. This includes being sick in bed, literally, with Covid and a severe sinus infection for 10 days. I mentioned to Debbie, due to my weight loss, having a severely bad back, […]

I have tried many weight loss programs throughout the years with some success.

I have tried many weight loss programs throughout the years with some success. The foods were processed and loaded with artificial ingredients and preservatives. However, once you reach your goal weight and reintroduce normal foods the weight quickly returns. These programs are NOT designed to be a continuous way of life. Additionally, being a woman […]

Went “off program” in a big way this weekend.

“Went “off program” in a big way this weekend. I felt so sick and fuzzy-headed this morning. I was thinking, “This feels familiar. What’s going on?” I realized that the crummy sick feeling was how I used to feel ALL THE TIME! Yikes. I am confidently resetting today while happily knowing that Living on Maynestreet […]

I can’t say enough about this program.

“I can’t say enough about this program. I have lost 45 lbs. Never felt better! I never thought I would say, my clothes are too big for me. Went for my physical and my doctor was overjoyed on my weight loss and my bloodwork!” Maryann A.

Sharing on this journey has helped me so much.

“Sharing on this journey has helped me so much. I just returned from a vacation to a place that we went to last year. The difference in my ability to hike the same trails was incredible. I have more energy and stamina thanks to my new lifestyle. If any of you have any doubts just […]

First goal was getting back to my wedding weight.

“Hi all! Well after a little over 200 days clean, I have hit my 3rd goal. First goal was getting back to my wedding weight, then 5 lbs less than that and last was high school weight. I finally broke through, and I now weigh what I did when I was in high school (a […]

They want you to succeed – they have been there.

“My name is Cathy & have recently enrolled in The Maynestreet Weight Loss Program and am thrilled with the results. From my very first phone call to Dave, I knew it was the right fit. He & Debbie are so sincere, compassionate supportive, & knowledgeable. They are there for you every step of the way-every […]

I did a cleanse for the first time in my life.

“I did a cleanse for the first time in my life. It made a dramatic difference in the way I feel. I have been suffering with extreme digestive problems for the last three years and was on the verge of taking medication to control it. I no longer have any digestive problems & I feel […]

Down 6 lbs in 5 days.

“Down 6 lbs in 5 days. Not hungry.  I can follow this very easy. I had a hard time getting lunch in and now having the shake at lunch time is so much more doable. I’m not as stressed out either.  I always ate high protein thinking that was the only way for me to […]

So I just have to share this. I was at physical therapy today

“So I just have to share this.  . .I was at physical therapy today, and the therapist had to adjust the machine saying “I need to change this, you’re so little” LITTLE  is not something I have ever been called.  Totally made my day  Thank you Debbie and David for all your expertise and support […]

I just wanted to share an update for anyone.

“I just wanted to share an update for anyone who is feeling a little out of sorts the pants I am wearing in this picture is a miss 14. Not a plus 14. That’s right I no longer have to shop in the plus section. I hope this helps everyone to know this can be […]

Hello everyone!! Day 195 and I just reached 51 pounds released

“Hello everyone!! Day 195 and I just reached 51 pounds released!! I cannot believe it!!! I have gone through surgery….holidays…covid…throw up/diarrhea bug…ups and downs….frustrated at times but ever so grateful!! Thank you to my coach Donna…my sister in law Phyllis…all of you who post…motivational Mondays…and especially God who is beside me all the way!! If […]

Day 88 down 31 lbs. I am on Phase 2.

“Day 88 down 31 lbs. I am on Phase 2. My personal goal just in my own head was to try and reach 30 lbs in 90 days and now I’ve surpassed that! I have 29 lbs to go to reach my goal of 60 lbs! This has been the easiest and fastest I’ve ever […]

Today  I’m down 30+ lbs also!

“Today  I’m down 30+ lbs also!  I recently got back from a 10 day cruise ( away for 12 days) and only gained 2.4 lbs.( which is now gone) I also had to buy new bathing suits on the trip because the ones packed from this summer were to large on me.” Sue T

Day 98. Lost so far 30lbs. Keep going Everyone!

“Good Morning, Day 98. Lost so far 30lbs. Keep going Everyone! This is the only program that has worked for me. I met my coach in a thrift store and she told me about the program! Best decision I have made!” Mary Ann Atlas

You won’t regret taking this journey!

“Yes welcome!  You won’t regret taking this journey!  I’ve lost 30 pounds in 54 days, and I feel wonderful – be strong and absolute for the first 30 days!!!!” Rachel W

At day 106 I have released 40 pounds!! I feel so much better!

“Thank you, Phyllis, for introducing me to this fabulous way of getting healthy!! At day 106 I have released 40 pounds!! I feel so much better! This has helped me in body, mind, and spirit! Thank you to my coaches Donna and Debbie. Keep positive everyone! It works if you work it and YOU ARE […]

Just a share because I find all of your sharing so inspirational.

“Just a share because I find all of your sharing so inspirational. On Day 100 Clean, I reached my goal!  I shed 44.6lbs and 43.6 inches since July 2022 (and I am down 71.2lbs since September 2021). I feel incredible. I am wearing clothes and sizes that haven’t in 10 years, after thinking I never […]

“Thought I would share another non scale victory with everyone. I am currently on day 306, that’s right I’ve been doing this for almost a year, and I am down 6 sizes in pants and might even be able to fit into a size large shirt very soon. This has been the best thing I […]

I was having trouble walking and found this program

“I was having trouble walking and found this program. I also had puffiness on kneecaps and indents in thighs from a fall 10 years ago.  Now that is all gone.  There was inflammation and fat, now all gone. I needed help.” Melinda M

Thank you Debbie.

“Thank you Debbie. Every year on my birthday I always wanted to be healthier and lose weight, etc.  And this year, I am healthier for my birthday and I’m down 35lbs since starting this journey and down 60lbs since my last birthday!  So despite not reaching this arbitrary number on the scale I was hoping […]

Wow!  I’m so inspired to share… I had a Great appointment

“Wow!  I’m so inspired to share… I had a Great appointment this morning with my endocrinologist. I’m on day 51, and my A-1 C has gone down from 8.0 to 6.6, my glucose level has reduced by 72 points, he has agreed with me to reduce my Met Forman by 75%, 32 pounds in 50 […]

To keep the motivation train going, this past Friday was the first time

“To keep the motivation train going, this past Friday was the first time I have been to any type of doctor since starting this journey on July 4, 2022. This was a follow up specialist appointment and to keep it short, the doctor was thrilled with my weight, my blood pressure, my choices (less coffee […]

I am on day 9.  I’ve lost 7.3 pounds.

“I am on day 9.  I’ve lost 7.3 pounds.  My cravings are 90% gone.  My grocery bill has gone way down.  Cooking is simpler.  I couldn’t be happier…this program is fantastic!” Linda B

Non Scale Victory

“Non Scale Victory- I had some tests done this week to confirm a potential diagnosis from before I started this program. In a nutshell, I no longer have the issue. Doc said the weight loss is the reason, he was very happy and said keep doing what I am doing. In the consult the doc […]

“It is a great program. I am 3 months, and just hit 30lbs and my Fitbit just told me I am at 30,000 steps for today. Feeling great for sure.” Cheryl K

I feel so much better! Thank you to my coaches, Debbie

“Hey everyone…. thank God I am a member! I am feeling so great to have lost 14.6 inches in 60 days and released 32 pounds! I feel so much better! Thank you to my coaches, Debbie and Donna, and David who scans me! Thank you to all of you with your encouraging stories and words.” […]

I like the program because of how it introduces food back

“I like the program because of how it introduces food back in and lets you see how your body reacts to each food. It’s lets you see what works and what doesn’t work for you. I also believe this program is better than the rest because you’re using real foods. I know not only will […]

I lost 8 and kept holding.

“I Came in with my esophagus closing and burns up and down my digestive system and daily aches in body had hard time with balance and walking and I have a physical job. This program stated me out losing .2 lbs. and holding. I lost 8 and kept holding. Today I dropped 2 lbs. Am […]

Looking forward to continuing my progress!

“Hey everyone…first time for me on here…I am a strict vegetarian on day 6 and am down 10 lbs.  I get my protein from boca burgers, eggs, and tofu.  Feeling great…so easy to follow…the accountability and encouragement is vital for me…vegetarians out there, you can do this plan and remain true to your beliefs…can’t wait […]

After 17 days!! Amazing! I feel great!

“Hit my 20 lbs this morning, after 17 days!! Amazing! I feel great! Clothes are fitting better, sleeping better and feeling great energy! YAY!” Sheila B.


“NSV (Non-Scale Victory). I went to Smilow today for my cancer checkup and for the past year they have wanted to do a biopsy on a polyp in my mouth and I hadn’t let them. Today I was going to let them and guess what? No polyp I believe the probiotics have helped tremendously for […]

Trigger Foods Part 2 Diet help

Trigger Foods Part 2 Diet help. Last week, I talked about trigger foods and I talked about identifying some of your trigger foods and what you might do about those trigger foods or how to substitute. So, don’t forget to go to our main street weight loss YouTube channel and check that out. I’m Debbie […]

Americans Are Overweight

Would it surprise you if I told you that according to the National Institute of Health, over 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese? That’s quite a percentage. And probably if you’ve been out anywhere lately and you look around, it’s pretty evident. I’m Debbie Harris, I’m the co-founder of Maynestreet Weight Loss .  […]

Exercise & Weight Loss – Surprise Tips

Exercise & Weight Loss – Surprise Tips. Are you tired of people telling you that you really should get out there and exercise? You know, if you really want to take the weight off and you really want to feel better, well you just have to start exercising more. Why aren’t you doing it? Are […]

Remember Sacchrin now Aspertame?


Remember Sacchrin now Aspertame? I am so very excited for you. You’ve decided to take control of your health, maybe get off some medication and most of all you’re gonna take off the excess weight and it’s going to stay off. Now, I want you to open up the information you have.  You have two […]

Summer Diet Tips

Summer Diet Tips. Did you know that over 90% of the way your genes manifest, I’m not talking about the dungaree kind, the way your genes manifest is related to food? Think about that for a minute, over 90% of what is going to manifest from your genes is related to the food that you […]

Tips to Lose Weight by Summer

Tips to Lose Weight by Summer

Tips to Lose Weight by Summer. You know what? We’re less than a month till Summer. I’m Debbie Harris. I’m the co-owner of Maynestreet Weight Loss and Living on Maynestreet . And yeah, it is right around the corner and wherever you are, if the weather has started getting warmer, well, you know what that […]

Coffee and Weight Loss


Coffee and Weight Loss So today we’re gonna talk about something that happens two billion times a day (The Hormone Reset Diet, Sara Gottfried, M.D.) worldwide and it’s definitely something that can affect you if you are trying to lose weight.  I’m Debbie Harris. I’m the co-owner of Maynestreet Weight Loss . What am I […]

 Why Is Weight Loss Difficult?


 Why Is Weight Loss Difficult? If you’re a professional woman or business owner aged 45 or over, please listen to the rest of this video. If you’re not or you don’t know any women that fit in that category, well, you can forget about listening to the rest of the video if you like.  I’m […]

Are Weight Loss Choices Confusing You?


Are Weight Loss Choices Confusing You? Do you get information off of Google? Look up things, go to social media, read the paper, look at the news. Do you ever get confused? Just like what’s going on? How come I thought this was true and now I find out that it’s completely different. Something completely […]

Are You Spending Too Much on Water?


Are You Spending Too Much on Water? We’ve talked recently about adding colors, adding colors to your plate when you eat. We’ve also talked recently about the importance of water and making sure that you get enough water each and every day. I’m Debbie Harris. I’m the co-owner of Maynestreet Weight Loss and I’m going […]

Change Your Body in 90 Days

Change Your Body in 90 Days. What do you see when you look in the mirror? How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Just a couple of questions to think about. Just for a couple minutes. I’m Debbie Harris. I’m the co-owner of Maynestreet Weight Loss on the Connecticut shoreline. We work […]

Simple Detox Foods Part 2

Simple Detox Foods Part 2. Now last week we talked about some foods that are great for detox and I want to pick up where we left off last week because a lot of you put in comments and asked for more foods that can be considered for detoxing. I’m Debbie Harris, I’m the co-owner […]

Simple Detox Foods Part 1

simple detox foods Part-1

Simple Detox Foods Part 1 The last couple of weeks we’ve been talking about weight loss, health or diet tips. Again, it’s that time of year where people, they’ve made their New Year’s resolutions and well, sometimes they kind of just go off the rails with it. So today we’re going to give some more […]