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A site full of tasty recipes and resources to support healthier eating, weight loss and weight management for everyone from carnivores to plant-based. Real Food Revival is the perfect place for those who are transitioning to a healthier diet or looking for new ideas for healthy home cooking.  ​

Our mantra is Just Eat Real Food or JERF for short.

By Tony Vassallo, Healthy Foodie & Former Fat Guy 


The Guy Behind

Real Food Revival

Tony Vassallo


In 2010, Tony was 37 years old, morbidly obese, with a host of medical issues: Type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, gout, joint pain, constant indigestion and acid reflux. Simple tasks like putting on socks, climbing a flight of stairs, fitting into an airplane seat or restaurant booth and getting out of bed were big challenges for him. Every afternoon, he would have a sugar crash, leaving him with little energy to get through the rest of the day.  He was always sweaty and tired. He began avoiding the outdoors and eventually just avoiding life

When he changed his lifestyle, the many medical issues he suffered—all of them—vanished.

In 2012, Tony left a 15-year career in Information Technology to help others facing the same challenges he had. His enduring passion is helping individuals achieve a healthy weight for life. This has made Tony the Man on a Nutrition Mission™.

Tony is an avid proponent of eating whole, unprocessed foods: using real food to flavour real food. It’s much more than twigs and leaves. Learn more.



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In an Era of Dietary Insanity

A Novel Concept

Just Eat Real Food (JERF)

At Real Food Revival, we use REAL food to flavour REAL food. Confused? Check out the Real Food Revival Recipe Blog.


This is J.E.R.F.

A Real Food Approach to Wellness

The Real Food Revival Recipe Blog

I lost my weight in the same way I gained it: with a fork and knife

I reversed chronic metabolic diseases in the same way they were caused:

with a fork and knife. 

{plus a side of behaviour change}

Eat Well Be Well

Creamy Collards & Cabbage Coleslaw with Carrots
Creamy Collards & Cabbage Coleslaw with Carrots
Dec 09, 2021, 6:30 p.m. EST
On Line Cooking Demo with Tony Vassallo
With the price of produce, this nutritious and flavorful side of Creamy Collards & Cabbage Coleslaw with Carrots won't break the bank, not to mention is perfect for batch cooking and meal prep. As a bonus will demo a garlicy wilted kale salad. Don't Miss It!

How It Works

1) Receive a Free 30-Minute Evaluation

2) A Customized Meal Plan Designed for You

3) Choose Your Support Method

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“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”

Ann Wigmore

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Meal Plan

A Customized Meal Plan Geared Towards

  • A Transition into Healthier Eating Patterns

  • Weight Control

One-on-One Support

Ongoing customized support.

Group Support

Become part of a community of like-minded individuals.

Contact me for a free evaluation and tell me about your objectives

Contact Tony

Contact me for a free evaluation and tell me about your objectives

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