For today’s highlight on this Woman Crush Wednesday, we will be spotlighting our partner, Melissa Bates! A woman of multiple titles, Melissa is a Certified Health Coach, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, and Personal Trainer. From the West Coast, Los Angeles, California, Melissa shares she has a passion for fitness, food and traveling.
Through her own personal story, she opens up about her personal struggles with her own weight which led to her battling and beating binge eating along with bulimia. Through her journey, she came to the realization that the quick fixes she was turning to were not going to supply her with the necessary tools to have an adequate life change. After joining the Integrative Institute of Nutrition, Melissa learned how to eat “intuitively” and come to the acceptance that no matter her size, she is beautiful (and we agree).
For our foodies out there, follow Melissa and you will learn not just healthy recipes but tasty recipes that make the health part okay. (My personal favorite is her Blueberry Protein Waffle Party recipe: http://www.melissabbates.com/blog-2/2019/2/4/blueberry-protein-waffle-party).
Since her own transformation, she has her own coaching program to help those on a similar journey. Through her coaching, blog, and podcasts, Melissa is transforming lives on a variety of platforms.