One of the questions I get asked the most is what the difference is between a Health Coach and a Dietitian or a Nutritionist. The short answer is that as a Health Coach, I don't just limit myself to looking at what you eat. I look at your lifestyle as a whole. Lack of sleep, excessive stress, dehydration, too much/not enough exercise & lack of fulfillment have a strong influence on your food choices and on your overall health.
In addition to this, I want to know what is holding you back. Most of us know what we should be doing to improve our diet but a lot of the times we find excuses for ourselves (and we get away with it because we don't have anyone who keeps us accountable...) A lot of the times we'll also take the most extreme measures to “detox” or lose weight only to give up a few days later because it's not compatible with our social life.
This is where a Health Coach can step in and help you understand your motivations and make changes that are sustainable and suit YOUR unique needs. Everyone is different and today's constant stream of information about diets, superfoods and coconut oil craziness can get very confusing. Through my education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I haven't just learned about over 100 dietary theories, I've also been trained to coach my clients by abiding to the following principles:
So in short, my job is to get to know my clients the best I can and to give them the motivation, accountability, knowledge & practical advice they need to make the changes necessary to not only feel healthier but happier too! And I can't think of anything more important than being truly happy & healthy!
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