My Approach




Traditional nutritionists and dietitians work with an older model which addresses diet and then create a plan to get a certain amount of calories, fat, and carbs from your food. They work the numbers of nutrition and with the USDA guidelines. They usually have a list of foods to avoid and a list of foods to eat without much support. Not every person can function on a standard list of do and don’ts without any other information. Most people need more guidance, rationale, education, support and time for healing.
A health coach goes beyond counting calories and prescribing diet plans and focuses on all the things that comprise your life: spirituality, joy, relationships, social life etc. in addition to the food on our plate.
Most people are not unhealthy because they don't know they should eat more salad. Most people arrive at a state of "unhealthiness" because of stress, relationships, trauma, unhappiness, dreams unfulfilled etc. They are stuck. These things are very important to our overall health.
 


As a health coach I take a holistic approach to nutrition which incorporates the mind-body connection.

I educate people about food (greens and beans and water and kale), but also address how to get unstuck from where you are in your life. That may mean moving your body more, ditching friends that are dragging you down, eliminating cheese from your diet, decreasing alcohol consumption, or adding new friends into your life.

I motivate people to make small changes in their diet and lifestyle to move in the right direction.

I challenge people to take responsibility for their own health no matter what situation they are in. Our health is our responsibility, not our doctor's, not our friends or spouse or mom. Our health is ultimately in our hands.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.




Integrative Nutrition® Plate

The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!


Primary Food™

It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.



Bio-Individuality™

The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
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