Bonjour, I’m Yves Calmette, French/Australian nutrition coach,
award-winning health promotion expert, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ambassador.

icons_carrot_2I was born and raised in the South West of France, one of the most renowned gastronomic regions in the country. Aurillac, where I grew up, is the capital city of one of the oldest French cheeses, Le Cantal. It’s also a place of nurturing and healing and is home to traditional slow-cooked dishes made using fresh whole foods. Each year I return to France to reconnect with this hub of healing and good food.

The pillars of my upbringing include the positive attitude of the French to life and food known as joie de vivre, a healthy delicious diet, and the philosophy of food as medicine. You can read more about me here.

Only 35% of the French population is overweight compared to 65% of Australians and New Zealanders… My goal is to set you up for life to get healthy, slim and look younger while eating for pleasure just like the French do. If millions of French people can do it, so can you!


pot_turqHealing nutrition is also in my blood. My late great grandmother Marguerite was a popular cook and a healing practitioner during the 1920s. She’s my inspiration and guide and I’ve inherited her personal practitioner book, full of invaluable recipes, home remedies and handwritten notes.

My philosophy also draws on Dr Weston Price’s work, based on the study of the diets of many ancient societies before the era of processed foods. His research shows that eating nourishing, traditional, local, fresh foods can help achieve optimal lifelong health – including the traditional French diet, which still makes 60 million French, one of the healthiest and slimmest populations on the planet.

With my time-tested approach to health, based on traditional food wisdom backed by modern research, and a century of family expertise, I’ll show you how a healthy diet can be a delicious diet, not one dictated by detox juices or raw kale.


icons_wine_2Have you ever wondered why there are so many sexy, slim, youthful-looking and stylish men and women in Paris despite the fact that patisseries, fine restaurants and cheese shops abound in this city? It all comes down to the French Paradox. This well-researched phenomenon refers to the low rates of diet-related diseases (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, allergies etc) found in France despite the national diet being rich in supposedly harmful foods.

No wonder UNESCO granted ‘the gastronomic diet of the French’ status as a ‘World Heritage Treasure’ in 2010.

Focusing on pleasure, positivity and joie de vivre, yet without compromising your waistline, I offer you a sensible and time-tested alternative to the current craze of “anti” diets – anti-gluten, dairy, bread, grains, meat, even sugar which often don’t make sense and leave you miserable: REAL FOOD + PLEASURE = HEALTH ®


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Time-tested, backed by research and delicious.

    I’m here for you when you want to get off that roller-coaster and gain a different perspective on the role of food in your life. You want to make the most of life and enjoy it – and that applies to food, too...


    I’ll help you cut through the clutter of misinformation and provide clarity about nutrition and health. You’ll be able to relax, stop counting calories, weighing up proteins and carbs. You’ll be FREE.


    Building on a century of family expertise (Merci beaucoup Great Grandmother!), I'll show you how to finally eat for pleasure, without gaining weight. If 60 millions of French people can do it, so can you!



Delicious, mouth-watering and healthy
  • Matcha tea, anyone?


    Just like most French people, I’m not a big fan of tea… I’m actually totally out of my comfort zone here… I however changed my mind since I discovered this Japanese vibrant green powder called matcha tea. read more

  • Food myths


    So good to be back after three weeks in France and to see so many new articles and studies debunking food myths on supposedly bad foods that are typically loved by the French… It helps me feel like I’m still on holiday, enjoying bread, cheese, wine read more

  • Raw milk.


    Raw milk might be one of the most controversial topics when it comes to food and nutrition. Some believe raw milk has invaluable nutritional benefits, others will say it is extremely dangerous if not lethal. read more


Adair, 39, recruitment consultant

“Over the past 10 years I have been left feeling so UNinspired by many food movements in Australia. Juice diets, paleo, fasting, detoxing! Yuck!!! I started to HATE food. What a shame. Food is one of life’s great joys. Anyway, I started to reconnect with food through reading your blog posts and embracing the French way. So, thank YOU for inspiring me once again. Our family life revolves around the kitchen table and it is a joy to enjoy food. “

Lisa, early 40s, director in the art industry

“Yves taught me to eat with happiness and health in mind.  The food I now eat is all about nutrition and medicine but tastes more delicious than ever.”

Colin, 41, market research consultant

“I had known for years that my diet could be better, I knew I ate too much sugar and not enough vegetables and I tried on more occasions than I care to mention to do something about it but it just never worked out, mostly because I lacked discipline. With Yves, I finally got there.”

Isabel, late 50s, lawyer

“I didn’t want someone to tell me I could not eat chocolate, cheese or drink wine, and Yves’ approach did not ban these so I signed up for a plan with Yves, and it truly changed my life”

Angela, 44, restaurateur and busy mum

“Food is very important to me and always reminds me when I was backpacking in France in my 20s. I never felt as healthy as I did back then. Now with Yves’ help, I feel 21 again.”

Connie, 26, accountant

“I’ve learnt so much. I now know what to eat, why and how. What a relief! And my husband now wants me to coach him!”

Alice, Early 60s, mum of 4 adult kids

“I realised my bad habits were just that habits and with Yves coaching they could be changed and healthy habits could replace them.”


Andrew, late 30s, photographer

“My energy levels increased, my mood was improved and I even lost weight without even trying to lose weight!”

Tony, 52, designer

“Best of all I feel healthier than I ever have, now I just need an exercise coach to help channel all this extra energy I have!”

Craig, 42, passionate barista and excellent cook

“While doing Yves’ program I have lost 5.5kgs. I have had people say my skin looks good, I have more energy and it was nice to see results every week. I would recommend the program to anyone. It’s not a diet, it’s about what we put into our bodies. It’s such an easy life change.“


Nutrition by the sea…

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We can meet here by the glamourous Sydney Harbour, in the comfort of your home, at your local café, at your farmers market or simply on Skype just like many of my international clients.

Meet me: P2/35A Sutherland Crescent, Darling Point, NSW 2027, Australia

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Call me: +61 424 060 041

Skype me: yves.calmette


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