About Melonie Dodaro
Hi, my name is Melonie Dodaro. I’m a weight loss expert and master coach, but I sure didn’t start out that way. In fact, I went out to learn all about weight loss and how to lose weight fast because I had big weight problems of my own that I had been struggling with for years!
You may find it hard to believe when you see me now, but I grew up in an obese family. Even though I was 30 pounds overweight myself, in my family’s eyes, I was “the skinny one.” And I suppose it must have seemed that way to them — comparatively speaking — but those extra pounds made me miserable and unhealthy, and they left me with very little energy and self-esteem. Yet my family simply couldn’t understand why I was trying to lose weight, not that I managed to lose much.
For years, I tried every diet I could find, from low-fat to low-carb and many variations in between, but none of them worked quite the way they were supposed to — and none of them helped me keep off what little weight I did manage to lose.
Then I had what I thought was a brilliant idea! I wanted to open a business and decided to buy a weight loss center franchise. I started with one at first, and eventually I had five weight loss centers. I figured that this would finally help me lose fat and help others do the same. Fat chance!
As I learned later, the franchisers’ diet and exercise plans, just like the diets I had tried before, were all missing the key ingredient to success. As a result, I continued to struggle with my weight — and so did my clients. After all, 95% of the people who attempt a weight loss program end up either not losing at all, or regaining their weight.
Once I realized that there was that missing link, I sold my weight loss centers and went on a mission — to learn everything I could about what DID work. Studying with a number of different human behavior experts, including many of those that starred in the blockbuster hit DVD “The Secret,” I found the real answers at last.
Putting all that information to use, I finally lost more than 30 pounds and have kept them off ever since. I also wrote my book, The MindBody FX Lifestyle, where I laid out why traditional diets just don’t work, and what works instead. I’ve also developed a complete system ‘MindBody FX’ to help people create the mindset necessary for success and then teach them healthy new lifestyle habits that they can maintain for life.
Now, as a wellness coach, I share what I have learned with my coaching clients, helping them lose their own excess pounds and keep them off, whether they’ve been yo-yo dieting for years, losing the same 20 pounds over and over again, or whether they never before managed to lose a single ounce.
I’ve since developed a business system where I teach coaches, personal trainers and other health and wellness coaches to use the MindBody FX system, and where I give them tools to create more success for their own clients and greater success in their business.