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Conversations with the Inspiring Danna Demetre

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danna Demetre.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
As a young woman, I struggled with my unhealthy relationship with food. I tried every diet out there and instead of losing weight, became obsessed with food and bulimic for over ten years. In college, I sometimes binged and purged five times a day. Through personal study and discovery, I learned how to change my habits from the inside out, lose weight and permanently keep it off. I became passionate about helping women realize the same lifestyle victory.

My personal experience coupled with my professional background – a registered nurse specializing in labor and delivery for many years, a fitness professional and health club owner, and years as a lifestyle coach have given me the credibility and experience to be a trusted voice in the oversaturated and often confusing and contradictory weight loss arena.

In the past five years, I’ve partnered with another experienced health coach, Robyn Thomson and formed a business called Lean Health Ageless – featuring a website, growing YouTube channel, and Facebook presence where we educate and inspire mature women to realize their best body and best health no matter what their age.

After coaching hundreds of women through our lifestyle weight loss program for the past four years, we recently published our EAT LIVE THRIVE DIET book – released March 26, 2019 – under WaterBrook, a division of Penguin Random House. We’ve been on the Amazon Best Seller list for Women’s General Health every week since our release.

We also offer a virtual weight loss support membership (Eat Live Thrive Academy) where hundreds of women receive many exclusive resources, live weekly video coaching, and daily connection with us personally via a private Facebook Support group. Mature women are realizing that they can lose weight and reclaim their health no matter what their age and do so in a way that is doable and enjoyable.

My husband Lew and I have four adult children, five grandchildren and live in Alpine, California in a rural ranch-like setting they call “Dono di Dio” (Gift from God). They have one dog, two cats, and sixteen chickens.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The journey of life – both personal and professional – always has its share of speed bumps and detours. In my experience, many of life’s obstacles are of our own making and are an outflow of inaccurate beliefs. I’ve learned through personal experience (overcoming five years of unrelenting panic attacks) and extensive study of the human mind – that our most dominant thoughts “win”. This goes far beyond the “power of positive thinking”.

If I’d known as a young woman just how powerful my thoughts were to influence my feelings and behavior and how relatively simple (though time-consuming) it is to change them – I would have realized many breakthroughs in my life much more quickly.

For this reason, teaching women how to change their thoughts and habits has been a core part of my teaching for years. It is an important part of our Eat Live Thrive Diet program and we are thrilled to watch women discover how liberating it can be when they identify their lies and repeatedly replace them with the truth. We truly are what we think!

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
Do what you love.

Believe you can do it.

Put in the time and be patient.

My Life Motto: Do the right things for the right reasons and trust God with the timing and results.


  • Eat Live Thrive Diet Book – On Sale $12.95 (from $18.95)
  • Eat Live Thrive Academy Membership – $9.95 per month

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Mike Villa

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