My formal title is an “Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,” but you will often hear me refer to myself as a Holistic Health Coach, because it better encompasses
my approach. When people think of nutrition, they often associate it with food only. The definition of nutrition is “the process of providing or obtaining
the food necessary for health and growth.” Well, what if the substances that our bodies need for growth are: love, understanding, or compassion? Surely,
we are not just shells nourished only by food. People are social beings that require fulfillment in many areas, which I believe we neglect.
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority that works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.
Nutritionists and dieticians are wonderful science-based health professionals that generally propose regimens on food alone, without considering the mental, emotional or environmental factors that may impede one’s success.
Although I am well versed in several fitness techniques, I currently am not training clients physically. I can make several recommendations on trainers or classes that would best suit your body type and activity level. I might even join you for a session or two!
Undoubtedly, some feelings or emotions will surface when we address negative behaviors that we partake in. Releasing them is a very therapeutic and necessary phase in gaining control of our health. Similarly to nutritionists, therapists do not factor in the unhealthy foods, toxins or behaviors we are exposed to.
There is an abundance of misleading, conflicting and confusing information in my field. How is anyone to know what is right or wrong in this overwhelming world of health adversity? The same way you found your perfect pair of jeans! You have to try them to see what fits best for you and your body! Everyone has different needs and preferences that must be accommodated. There are no “one size fits all” diets, fitness regimens or lifestyle practices. Luckily, I’m an experienced “tailor”!
The last thing I want to leave you with is this: Please expect growth to be a necessary part of this process. At times, it can be a little uncomfortable to expand beyond the means we once limited ourselves to, but in the end it's always worth it. If we truly possess the desire to break the "bad habits" we're so fondly attached to, we can be freed of the only thing holding us back- ourselves.
Over the next few months, you and I will be in a committed relationship towards making your personal goals happen. What you gain out of this experience is entirely up to you. I will advise, guide and support accordingly, but ultimately this transformation exists only within you. Let’s make it happen!