Discover the Effortless Way to Lose Weight, Get More Energy, and Do More Than You Ever Imagined You Could Do

My Dearest Overweight, Overwhelmed, and Over-tired Achiever,

Do you ever feel frustrated because you want to lose weight and have had some success in the past but always gain it back, sometimes weighing in more than when you first started? Have you tried many different diets with NO real or lasting success? Do you worry that you'll never have the body you want or that you'll miss out on the best things in life because you just don't have IT like you used to?

Of course you want to feel sexy, be confident, feel more energized and young. But you've tried so many diets, perhaps products and programs, you don't know who or what to believe anymore. You just want to lose the extra weight more than anything else, and you SHOULD!

Just 8 years ago, I was living in Las Vegas, working my first "real" job, which was highly demanding and stressful. I was working long hours with very little time to myself, I didn't know how to cook well, so I opted for the easiest thing: buying food at the local Chevron gas station on my way to work (where McDonald's was conveniently located), and eating it on the way to work, with one hand on the steering wheel, sitting in traffic. It didn't occur to me that I was doing anything wrong and last time I had checked the mirror, I was a healthy weight.

I remember feeling irritated and bothered that I could feel these "jiggles" from them "love handles" as I walked up the stairs. I remember thinking… "hmmm - something's not right." But I was too busy to really think about it too much back then, so this proceeded for another year or so. Despite getting pimply (yikes! Something I thought only happened in teens - I thought I was over that?!), having to buy new clothes because my previous ones no longer fit, and knowingly eating unhealthy food, I continued this lifestyle. I was TOO BUSY! Until…  

I started to feel a strong thumping of my heart pounding against my chest

I started to feel a strrrong thumping of what seemed like my heart pounding against my chest while I was at work. "Oh shit! Am I having a heart attack?!" I thought - "what's wrong with me? I was too young… I didn't have a family history of a heart attack, and I wasn't having any classic heart attack symptoms." I diagnosed myself as NOT having a heart attack - intuition, I guess. I still didn't know what it was but then got paranoid and started to assess myself. I felt my pulse - it was irregular. I pulled out my stethoscope to listen to my heart - I don't remember what I heard. But I decided that I, a nurse, was headed RIGHT where my patients were! Thaaat - was UN---acceptable!

After kicking my fast food habit to the curb, I was surprised to see how stubborn the weight was, despite my efforts to change my diet by preparing homemade meals and going to the gym. My waistline was not shrinking and my love jiggles were still there. My scrubs were tight. I remember thinking - "hmmm, is this how it is when we're older and start working? My Mom complained about her waistline, my co-workers complained and joked about their being overweight… is this normal? How could this be... I was NORMAL just last year?" Somehow, I couldn't accept that this was normal with age. 

After finally taking a well overdue vacation (it had been longer than a year). I decided, while being in California for my vacation, that my life in Vegas felt waaay overwhelming with the stressful job and other family and relationship things going on - I needed a change. Within a month of making that decision, I was back in California as a travel nurse and haven't looked back since. 

it wasn't the diet nor the exercise that propelled me to literally shed the weight quickly

It's interesting, it wasn't the diet nor the exercise that propelled me to literally shed the weight quickly - it was actually my courage to honor the desire I had for change… my job was über stressful, I was OVER living in the dry desert, and I wanted to be back where I belong. Since then, I have experienced some ups and downs in weight - this time, yes, related to both diet and exercise. I have since received a certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in health coaching to learn about diet and lifestyle. My diet has been pretty consistent since then and my weight has not fluctuated much (except for when I got pregs). I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight within 5 months post-delivery!

And that's because I had already been working on diet and lifestyle change for 5 years! By the time I had the baby, my eating habits were what I think of as top-notch. Not top notch as in, I ONLY ate fruits and vegetables and had NO junk food! How absolutely BORING life would be if we didn't allow ourselves to have junk food, occasionally?! When I did eat, though, the great majority of my meals were prepared at home. Yes, I STILL have ice cream, chips, and candy! (ooh - we have a love/hate relationship). I do, however, try to pick out healthier options, I DO read labels, and I sparingly bring junk food into the house where I have easy access. Now, I don't have to think too much about what foods to eat or how I need to live my life in order for my for my body to be happy. I have it figured out. Maintaining my weight and overall health is now a no-brainer. 

Since my body has been the training ground for how this diet and lifestyle thing works, this experience along with my background in nursing and nutrition has compelled me to create a health coaching program that will help you save time, energy, and money when it comes to you getting your ideal SEXY back.

I've tested this program to make sure that it works and that people get consistent results.

Jason wanted to reward himself on his 34th birthday by losing 31 pounds

Jason was 33 years old, a full time student working 40 plus hours a week, in the middle of a divorce, and - a devoted father with… a LOT of stress - more than what he thought he could handle. He wanted to reward himself on his 34th birthday by losing 31 pounds.

When the program completed, this is what Jason had to say:

“… No one can force me to change; only I possess that power. Coach opened my eyes by revealing the truth to me, without damaging my will power, by showing me how strong I really am. This is a gift that Coach Leslie has. Coach Leslie did way more than inspire me to change! She saved me from myself with a series of mental exercises, emotional insights, and helped me accomplish goals that I never imagined I could reach. Her intention was for me to live a self-fulfilling prophecy rather than just telling me what to eat and how to work out.

I first weighed in at 225lbs. I set a huge goal six months ago; I wanted to reward myself for my 34th birthday by weighing in at 190lbs by losing 31lbs. Thanks to Coach Leslie I was able to carry out this goal.

My bad eating habits along with high levels of stress accompanied with the nicotine addiction made my lifestyle toxic, headed to a life of health issues. I tried diets in the past, carried the label as typical gym drop out and never knew the importance of staying committed to a lifestyle change. Being an honor role student and staying committed to a healthy lifestyle – these accomplishments and commitments, I thought were impossible.”

~ Jason Dixon (33), Student, Nursing Assistant & Father of 3, San Pablo, CA

This same system can work for you.

I know, because it has worked for me. It was the process I took myself - and it has worked for dozens of people I have worked with… even my husband, which is a huge SHOCKER since he never cared so much about food, nutrition, and health when we first met. But he's lost more than 10 pounds. {He will always be my toughest client}. More importantly, his cholesterol levels are almost within normal range and he's lost more waist inches than the pounds reflect.

Here's another real-life example:

"I would like to say Thank You Leslie Castaneda for helping me a lot to change many different ways in my life. You opened the door for me to find different ways and different kinds of foods to help my weight come down. Thank you again!"

~ Marisa Beltrao (52), Daycare Owner & Mother of 4, Albany, CA

I promise you, your situation is NOT hopeless

Most people in their 30's through 50's that struggle with high stress and want to get their sexy back have been fed the "eat less, exercise more - low carb, low fat, atkins diet, paleo, whatever diet" myths by doctors, other healthcare professionals, media, magazines, google!

Here are three of the biggest myths about weight loss that won't get you the results you want… especially if you've already tried them once, twice, or perhaps three times or maybe more.

  1. The first myth is that you need to eat less and exercise more. Well - this is old thinking. While it CAN and has worked for some people, if you've got high stress, as in Jason's case, stress will cause weight loss resistance, getting you absolutely no where. Most likely if you've tried this trick in the past, it won't work in the future. We have to look at the underlying reason why the stubborn weight won't let loose. The truth is - exercise or no exercise - if you don't eat enough, or --you're eating but your body is not getting the nutrients it needs, your body will shut down it's metabolism because it physiologically believes you are starving - leading to the same thing: weight loss resistance. 
  2. The second myth is eating a low carb, low fat, atkins, paleo, whatever kind of diet there is out there. The truth is - carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, are ALL considered to be macronutrients, which means that our body needs these nutrients in larger amounts than any other nutrient in the body. Certain diets can be fantastic for a short period of time, but generally not all of these diets are meant for you to stay on them long-term. 
  3. Eating more of ONE particular food will help you lose weight.

Wouldn't you be crazy to think you'll get different results if you keep doing the same thing over and over again?

It's time to try something different.


what i've got for you


You see, I've created a program called "The 90 Day Transformational Health Program," designed to give you the weight loss results you've been looking for. It's specially designed for men and women in their 30's, 40's, and 50's who are juggling career and family, and feel they have too much on their plate.

Here's the Transformation That You Can Look Forward To In This 90 Day Transformational Program:

  • Lose the weight for good
  • Reclaim your self-confidence
  • Make YOU a priority
  • Feel proud and happy about your food choices
  • Feel less stressed
  • Understand your body better
  • DO more than you ever imagined you could do
  • Experience overall HAPPINESS in your life
  • Create the life you WANT


here's how the program works...


MONTH 1: CRYSTAL CLEAR VISION OF WHAT YOU WANT - Creating extra energy to achieve your desires and get movie'.

In the first month, we'll get crystal clear on what it is that you truly desire to achieve in this program, in your health, and in your life. I'll guide you through simple, goal-setting strategies to help you stay in line with your vision, create additional energy to start building momentum towards what you want, and take you through an exercise experience that will help you stay pumped about doing your preferred physical activity.

MONTH 2: IDENTIFYING WHAT STOPS YOU FROM MOVING FORWARD - Allowing yourself to cheat and maintain balance.

This month we will be uncovering what it is that's keeping you from being able to move forward and how to get unstuck. You will also be learning how to create a good/bad balance of your life to prevent feelings of deprivation, as well as learning to acknowledge, appreciate, honor, and tame stress.

MONTH 3: RENEWED CONFIDENCE - Reflections, Celebrations, and Acknowledgements

This last month we will focus on learning how to continue these new healthy habits that you've now developed by identifying what truly wants to be NOURISHED in your body, mind, and soul at every moment, anytime - anywhere. You will reflect back and acknowledge how far you have come in these 90 days and we will CELEBRATE all that you have ACCOMPLISHED! We will also identify what your new healthy habits currently are and what to work on moving forward.


this program is perfect for you if...

  • You want to have fun while getting healthy
  • You've tried different diets and exercise programs in the past without success
  • You've lost weight and then gained it back
  • You know what to do, yet for some reason you are still unable to DO IT
  • You're ready to try something different
  • You're ready for a change that will last a lifetime


this program is not for you if...

  • You're looking for quick-fix results or a magic pill
  • You enjoy punishing yourself for not having the result you want
  • You WANT to work out 2 hours or more a day while starving yourself
  • Your heart and mind are not open to new ideas

Your Investment

I've invested over $25,000 in the past 5 years to develop the skills that have allowed me to create such an effective program. Clients always come back to me "thanking me" for how their lives have changed. This program IS life-changing. It's kinda hard to put a price on something that so significantly improves the quality of your everyday health and happiness.

My goal is to help as many people as possible. That's why I'm offering this experience at an investment that does require a commitment and at the same time is do-able.

There are 2 investment options.


Is There a Guarantee?

The 90 Day Transformational Health Program is a non-refundable investment in your relationship with your health and body. It's an invitation to listen, learn, connect, explore, and transform.

My team and I thought long and hard about whether or not to offer a "30-day money-back guarantee" or some other sort of refund policy. It didn't feel right to us to offer one, but of course - many feel it's also a right to get a refund. We asked ourselves a lot of questions about this and finally recognized it as an opportunity to provide a conscious teaching - right here in your decision-making process.

Here are our reasons for not offering refunds for the 90 Day Transformational Program:

Reason #1: This is your chance to make a clear, confident decision about how you want your relationship to food, your body, and your health to be. A big part of cultivating a conscious relationship to yourself is empowering you to engage every decision mindfully, lovingly, truthfully, and directly. By not offering a refund for this program, we’re asking you to make the truest decision for you, right now. So check in with yourself. Take a breath. Reflect on your intentions. Consider the value. Ask yourself: yes or no? Then trust the decision that you make.

Reason #2: Everything you need to make an informed decision is right here. Browse the site and see if my approach feels good to you. Does it make sense? Does it align with your way of being in the world – or do you want it to? Does it intrigue and excite you Does the format feel like something you’d love? Then say YES.

Reason #3: The transformation this program offers can only be measured by you. If you engage with entirety of this program – all the coaching calls, exercises, and resources – if you do the deep inner work and implement the practical steps that’s recommended, I’m confident that you’ll experience profound shifts. This has worked for dozens of other people, it worked for me and I believe there’s a good chance it will work for you too.

Reason #4: When you’re all in, you’re all in. This experience will most likely challenge you. It will stir up resistance. It will flow through phases of excitement and grief, clarity and difficulty. Often the biggest breakthroughs come just after the greatest resistance. By denying you an escape route when things get tough, we hope to encourage you to work through your tough spots –  whether they come in Month #1 or Month #3. You’re invited to be an active co-creator in this experience, to trust the process, and commit yourself to it, for better or worse. In this program, you are encouraged to listen, learn, and become aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

I want to welcome you to a community of conscious adventurers – and I know the warmest welcomes come when you show up fully, right from day one, knowing this is where you want to be (even if it feels vulnerable/scary/Big).

With Love and Warmth,

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P.S. Still undecided? Here are some frequently asked questions that came from clients before enrolling:

FAQ #1: How does scheduling work?

Answer: My coaching days are dedicated to Wednesdays. You will choose a time that suits both our schedules, and that will become the time we have our sessions every Wednesday.

 FAQ #2: I can’t do Wednesday, can I change it for another day?

Answer: Because I am still working at the hospital and raising a toddler, my days stand AS-IS for now. There are times that we can skip a week if for some reason you are unable to make it, however, your program must be fulfilled within a certain time-frame once we start. This is usually about 1 month after the expected completion date of the program.

 FAQ#3: If I can’t make a session, how does that work?

Answer: If you are unable to make a session, we will pick up where we left off the following week, meeting at our normal session times. We will go over our session schedule prior to our first session so that you have the opportunity to go over your calendar and plan. I DO require at least a 24hour advanced courtesy notice for your absence. Again, your program is expected to complete and be fulfilled 1 month after your scheduled completion date, which will be found in the contract.

 Ready to get started? Let’s do this.