Paleo Diets, Preparing for Success and Intuitive Eating with the Merrymaker Sisters – FAM #047

Welcome to today’s show!  My guests are Emma and Carla Papas, also known as “The Merrymaker Sisters.”  They are health and happiness advocates and passionate health coaches from Australia.  Their website will inspire you with paleo recipes and tips for healthy lifestyles.  Join us for more!

Merrymaker Sisters

Their journey really began in 2012 when Emma discovered her gluten intolerance.  Carla joined her in her endeavor to improve her health by changing to a paleo diet.  They embraced the new diet together.  Carla posted photos of the new foods and recipes they created, which led to their blog and then their website.  They wanted to learn how food can become our medicine and then share those findings with others.

The sisters share the following about their journey:

  • Their diets today include lots of vegetables, chicken, and fish, with very little red meat.
  • They don’t always eat three set meals every day.
  • They advocate listening to your body as to what it needs.
  • They shop farmers’ markets for fresh, seasonal produce.
  • They eat NO refined sugars, gluten, dairy (except butter!), grains, or beans.
  • They encourage “intuitive eating,” which is all about listening to your body and how it reacts to certain food, and being open to change and new ideas.
  • They actually schedule their meal-prep time in their calendar.
  • As much as possible, they prep ahead on Sunday for the week by preparing large amounts of protein and vegetables.
  • One tip is to prepare extras for dinner and package them up for tomorrow’s lunch.
  • The key is to be organized and confident about healthy eating.
  • A positive mindset is important.
  • The sisters use affirmations daily to focus on positivity, gratefulness, and accountability.
  • The sisters each share a favorite recipe that you don’t want to miss!

You WILL be encouraged by listening to Emma and Carla.  Their fun-loving attitude about food and life is contagious, so don’t miss our conversation!

How to Reach Emma and Carla and more:

Make it Merry is their cookbook with over 70 recipes that are delicious, healthy, and quick.  They even have a healthy, sweet treat section 🙂  Get the cookbook and enjoy their delicious recipes!

Now it’s your turn!

WHAT changes have you made in your diet?

HOW have those changes affected your health?

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?

WHO do you want to hear from?

Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!


  • My free gift, “The Clean Eating Rules.” It’s my #1 guide for how to eat to lose weight, improve your biometrics, and get more energy.
  • Summary of Pearls shared on the show
  • Occasional Love Letters from Dr. Anh, where I share my favorite recipes and products, upcoming events, new information I’ve learned, and other goodies ☺
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