It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all other factors present in our daily lives. I work with my clients to identify all aspects of their life that impact their health. For example:
– Does stress at your job or in your relationships cause you to overeat?
– Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and spiritual practice are the ‘Primary Foods’ that support what we eat. I employ specific techniques from my Emotional Eating specialization to help you identify the factors that lead to your food choices.
Each of us have unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison; that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run.
Instead of prescribing a diet, I will work with you to explore the food that is right for your unique needs. I will introduce you to local produce, whole grains, high quality protein and healthy fats. I will make you aware of simple and easy to get health food that need not cost a lot of money. E.g. not all food needs to be organic and there are a number of inexpensive superfoods available.
By consuming food that is good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy food.
A unique role of a Health Coach is to support the client in identifying the specific steps to achieve their well-being goals. Once we have agreed the specific solutions, we will develop a plan to achieve the desired outcome.
As we know, change can be difficult; my job as a Health Coach is to help you to adhere to the change until it becomes a habit.