Lusine Stepanian R.H.N. Hons B.A.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Lifestyle Makeover Mentor
* Helping women to look & feel fabulous from inside out!

My Journey: Hi, I'm Lusine. About 8 years ago, when I was still working in the corporate world, I began having stomach aches from pretty much everything I ate. I couldn’t really figure out what triggered them, so I ignored the pains and learned to live with them. Eventually my stomach aches were replaced by gas and bloating. That led to other health conditions, such as skin breakouts and food sensitivities.

I became too self-conscious in my own body. Because of bloating my jeans wouldn’t fit and my shirts would rise up over my belly. I would wear loose clothes to hide my bloated tummy. On a few occasions men even offered me a seat on the bus thinking I was pregnant. Over time, I developed dry patches on my skin and itchy red eyes. I would joke about it saying that ‘I slept on my eye again’. I was experiencing heavy painful periods. My condition started to really affect not just my health, but also my body image, my social life and my self-confidence. It took me years to finally say THAT’S IT! I need a fix.

This is partly what led me to study Holistic Nutrition. I signed up with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto, and began my journey of exploring the healing properties of food and lifestyle. I wanted to understand what was happening in my body and learn to heal naturally. As I learned new things I began implementing them in my own life. I started seeing big shifts in my health. I worked with amazing holistic practitioners who have helped me reverse my health issues and get rid of not just my tummy bloat and abdominal weight, but all other conditions that developed from the imbalance in my gut. It is amazing how powerful food can be when used in the right way. Within a few weeks I began feeling lighter, more energized and more confident. My bloating went away, my period regulated itself, I have not had itchy eyes since, and I could finally say good bye to my skin breakouts that I had been living with for years. 

Throughout my journey I have come across many women who have also been struggling with body image. Most are frustrated with the inability to lose weight. But deep inside on a subconscious level, what they’re really looking for is not just weight-loss, but the ability to love and accept their body and to look & feel fabulous in their own skin. This is what inspired me to do what I do now.

Who am I: As a Lifestyle Makeover Mentor I’m like the nourishing soil that lays foundation for flowers to blossom. When clients come to see me, we go through a thorough questionnaire to assess their current lifestyle, eating habits and medical history. Then we dive deep into the root cause of their concerns and create a realistic plan that suits their lifestyle and wellness goals. As a Holistic Nutritionist I rip-off the unrealistic weight loss band-aid mentality and address the conditions that lie beneath my client’s challenges.

The inability to lose weight can stem from many underlying conditions. In fact, research shows that 97% of women have an ‘I hate my body’ moment every single day. So many women begin over-exercising, and under-eating in hopes of losing weight and fitting into the ‘body-image norm’ that is seemingly acceptable in our society. 

With my program weight-loss will occur slowly, but steadily; and it will stick. Keep in mind, “weight-loss is just the side effect of healthy habits”. Therefore, once you shift your habits and embrace a lifestyle full of healthy foods, a positive mindset and enjoyable activities, the weight will come off and stay off. 

The three key benefits you will get from working with me are breaking through yo-yo dieting, trimming your waistline, and building consistency and confidence. And what I'm really passionate about is inspiring women to look and feel fabulous from inside out. 

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine"
~John C. Maxwell