A little about Me and My Journey

My name is Paris and I am the owner of Living Naturally Essentially LLC and Always on Your Side Coaching. I am a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach with a focus on natural solutions.  I was  a coach with WW for 20 years before branching out on my own.  I have helped 1000’s of people lose weight and keep it off.

My Personal Weight Loss Journey


 My personal weight loss journey began in 1991; like many, I gained weight after my wedding and had tried everything to lose weight.  WW was the answer for me at the time and I lost 55 lbs. Then again like many I decided I was cured, left the program and gained all my weight back.  I returned in 2000, lost 65 lbs., and never looked back.  I have been within 2 pounds of my goal weight for more than 20 years.  Best part, I am far from perfect; I love chocolate Martinis and burgers.  Learning how to fit in what you love is possible.

My Personal Coaching Style

My coaching philosophy is “everyone is capable of a healthy lifestyle”.  Being a no nonsense coach and I believe once you stop making excuses you will get exactly what you want.  My coaching is not specific plan based, but nutrition with the focus on portions, less sugar and lower fat intake. I created the AOYS POWER 13 for guidance and direction. It is the 13 things I think you have to do to live a healthy lifestyle they are common sense and easy to fit into your life!   You get to choose how and what you want to eat.  I work with you on your mindset and work through any obstacles building on your strengths (we are not good at everything) and deal with any roadblocks.  When we realize our limiting beliefs and “our reasons” are just excuses, we will be successful.


I had GOOD “Reasons” too

In my last 20 years of maintenance I have had plenty of reasons to gain it back but I chose not to.

  • Lost my best friend to pneumonia
  • quit smoking
  • did the menopause thing
  • became empty nesters
  • and so much more.
  • 20 years is a long time

Furthering my Education

In 2020 with COVID and things changing rapidly, being home I decided to further my coaching education. I spent the summer achieving certification as a Health and Nutrition, Life Purpose, Goal Success, Happiness, Master Life Coach.

Offering Virtual Personal Coaching and Virtual Group Coaching with class topics.  (Currently a work in progress coming 2021) Learn more here:

  I hope to help you reach your Goals!