What can you expect from working with a Health Coach?

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect from working with a Health Coach:

•You feel less confused about what the heck to eat. There is a ton of conflicting nutritional information out there. It’s overwhelming, really. However, health is not one-size-fits-all and all of these trendy dietary approaches are not tailored to your unique needs. A Health Coach will help you navigate all the nutritional noise and nail down an approach that works best for you and your body.

•Your energy increases. 3pm slump? Irregular sleep patterns?  A Health Coach will help you optimize your nutrition for steady energy throughout the day and create an evening routine for stellar sleep.

• You handle stress like a boss & become a self-care pro. It’s no secret that stress is a serious detriment to one’s health. By learning tools to manage and alleviate stress, and making self-care a priority, you’ll improve your health, your relationships and feel happier overall.

•You save $ on medical bills. Taking ownership of your health can truly pay off down the road. Whether you’re managing an existing health condition or taking proactive preventative measures, knowing which foods boost immunity and reduce inflammation can be crucial for restoring and maintaining good health. I cannot tell you how many of my clients’ doctors have been impressed by dramatically improved test results.

Your relationship with food improves. Do you have funky feelings about food? Maybe you have an “all-or-nothing” mentality, fluctuating between deprivation and overindulgence. Or maybe you struggle with food guilt. A Health Coach will help you navigate food choices in a balanced and sustainable way. Restrictive diets go out the window as you embrace flexibility with food, so can eat foods you love, while still moving towards your health goals.

•You befriend your body. Your body is communicating with you constantly via subtle cues and symptoms, but it’s likely that you’re missing the messages. Learning how to tune in to your body’s signals will help you make better choices and support your health long-term.

•You become more consistent & build better habits. Do you constantly vow to make changes, but find yourself falling off the wagon after a few short weeks? Making changes to your lifestyle isn’t easy, and you’re not always going to feel motivated. A Health Coach will hold you accountable and support you throughout your journey. Having a Health Coach can be the difference between throwing in the towel and achieving your goals.

• You become inspo for your loved ones. When people notice how much better you feel from the positive changes you’ve made to your lifestyle, they will be inspired to follow suit. And if you’re the chef of your home, incorporating healthier foods will benefit your entire family.

• You feel confident AF! As you work with your Health Coach to create new healthy habits, you will gain trust and confidence in yourself to make choices that serve you. Realizing that you have the power to change your health can transform the way you approach your life!

Your health is EVERYTHING and having personalized attention, guidance, accountability and support from a Health Coach are so beneficial in creating a healthier you.


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honoring hunger

Honoring Hunger with Intuitive Eating

You don’t need a diet, meal plan or calorie counter to tell you when to eat. The body knows exactly how much fuel it needs, and hunger is your body’s way of letting you know when it needs more. When you have true physical hunger, you’ll experience an empty feeling in your stomach and/or feel your stomach growl. Honoring hunger means listening to your body’s signals and eating when hungry.

Just as you wait for the gas tank on your car to fall to E before filling it with more gas, let your body use up the fuel it has before you had more food to your stomach.

While waiting for hunger makes sense, there are many times we eat for reasons other than true hunger… mindlessly while watching TV, because it’s “time to eat,” because you see other people eating, out of emotions like boredom, stress, loneliness, etc., or purely out of habit. In these instances, your stomach is not calling for food, but your head/emotions are. It’s important to recognize the difference between physical hunger, head hunger and emotional hunger.

Eating for reasons other than true hunger, will likely give your body more food than it needs (which oftentimes gets stored on the body in places we don’t want it!).

If your goal is to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or become an intuitive eater, waiting for true physical hunger before you eat is something to work towards!

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healthy fats (and why you shouldn’t avoid fats)

DON’T FEAR FATS! ✋

While low-fat diets were once promoted as the holy-grail to weight loss, studies now show that low-fat diets are not effective for weight loss or for overall health. Quality fats are a vital part of a healthy diet as they are necessary for proper absorption of essential vitamins, help regulate hormones and mood, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation.

So don’t be afraid to incorporate healthy fats into your meals! ☝Here are some great sources:

 •Olive oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, etc.
•Nuts, seeds & nut butters, like walnuts, almond butter, tahini, hemp & chia seeds
•Organic Butter / Ghee
•Avocado
•Wild salmon & Whole eggs
•Dark chocolate

By adding fats to your meals, not only will your food taste more delicious, but you’ll also leave the table feeling more satisfied!

 

Be well,
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The power of allowing yourself to eat

How do you avoid all of the tempting foods and treats during the holidays?
You don’t!

Restriction/Deprivation = Greater urge to eat with less self-control = Overeating/Binge = Food guilt = “Start fresh tomorrow” by restricting again.

It’s a vicious cycle that produces so much food anxiety that it can ruin your experience around the holidays, dinner parties and gatherings.

And this is why diets always backfire. When you follow a diet, it will tell you what to eat and what not to eat. Which foods are “good” and which are “bad.” And diets tell you to eat a certain way 100% of the time (pssttt, impossible. We’re humans not robots). This sets us up for nothing but food fear and guilt, and creates an unhealthy relationship with food.

In a healthy, balanced lifestyle, there’s a time and place for all foods. No foods are off-limits, and knowing this, we can allow ourselves to enjoy what we want, without guilt. Moderation can be more easily achieved because the feeling to have it all ‘now or never’ (which often stems from restriction/deprivation) goes away!

You can enjoy some chocolate or ice cream or pizza, have enough of it to feel satisfied, and stop there because you know you can have some again tomorrow if you want.

So before you dive headfirst into the dessert table, remind yourself that it doesn’t have to be starve or stuff. There’s an enjoyable balance in the middle. And that’s food freedom.

Want to stop dieting and find a healthy balance with food?!
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