Why everyone can benefit from a Health Coach (including you)

Feb 17, 2020

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:

  • Bio individuality: One person's food can be another person's poison. We are all unique and what works for you may not work for your neighbor nor for your sister or brother. My job is to help you discover which foods make you thrive and which ones wear you down. There are some general guidelines that are true for everyone (we can all benefit from eating less crap a.k.a processed food & sugar) but we all react differently to meat, whole grains and certain other foods too.
  • Primary food: We've all been there… we feel like crap and we reach for the tub of ice-cream, a glass (or a bottle…) of wine or our favorite snack. We're not hungry, we just need something to make ourselves feel a little better. As a health coach I help my clients address the issues that are making them feel like crap at times so that they don't reach for food (or booze) for comfort. Some of the areas we seek to improve is relationships, exercise & careers but also having a spiritual practice like meditation if the client is open to this. When we are fulfilled in all these areas in our lives, we are less likely to reach for food for comfort. The food we eat becomes secondary.
  • Practical information: So you need to add more greens to your diet but besides boiling broccoli you're not feeling so creative about it? This is where I provide you with lots of easy, delicious and quick recipes that suit your unique needs and tips for what to order when you eat out as well. By getting access to my online program, you’ll get a shopping list with a meal prepping plan and lots of quick, easy & delicious recipes you’ll love.
  • Empowerment: My objective is not just to give you a list of foods to eat & not to eat but to empower you with the knowledge to make better choices for yourself, forever. Once you will have experienced what it's like to nourish yourself with foods that truly make you feel lighter, happier & more energized, you will no longer want to eat the foods that were wearing you down. We really are what we eat so improving your diet will not only improve your digestion but your thoughts and your energy levels too!

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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