Frequently Asked Questions
Apart from weight management, nutrition also affects your digestion, sleep, energy levels, productivity, mood, emotional well-being, mental health, and a host of other chronic illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and autoimmune conditions)… Need we say more?
Every time you sit down at a meal, you can make a decision to either fuel your body or feed disease. Let us help you with that decision.
- Provides both structure and flexibility
- Allows for customization – the ability to customize based on individual skill level, goals, health condition, availability, readiness and willingness
- Sets goals that are simple, segmental, sequential, strategic and supported
- Provides accountability – constant access to one’s coach with reminders to practice the nutrition, exercise, or lifestyle habits that are currently being worked on
- Is data-driven through the use of progress monitoring tools – measuring indicators at regular intervals is important to assess the efficacy of the plan, and to keep doing what works and change what isn’t
- Is based on solid nutrition principles that are evidence-based, not fad diets or heresay
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 6-WEEK AND 3-MONTH COACHING PROGRAM? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR ME?
If you have several health goals you would like to achieve, or feel that you have a long way to go to achieve your goals, the 3-month coaching program may be more suitable for you. Read more about each service here.
Any information or advice provided by our coaches is not intended to be a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for any medical condition. Any information or advice is to be solely relied upon as nutritional and lifestyle recommendations towards supporting a healthier body and mind. Individuals should consult their health care provider before making any health care decisions or for advice about a specific medical condition. Where necessary, we may refer you to the relevant health professionals.
Unlike personal training or counseling, YOU, the client, are the expert when working with a health coach. Whether you’re working toward general wellness or a more specific health-related issue, a health coach will focus on enhancing your quality of life. Our health coaches guide, motivate, provide customized resources, and help you to set achievable goals. Health Coaches do not diagnose, prescribe, or give advice. Instead health coaches use their expertise to provide you with tools, not opinions.
The role of a health coach is unique. A health coach will not just ask you if you have done your crunches for the day UNLESS that is what you want your health coach to do. Instead, the health coach is there to help you identify and achieve whatever goals you set for improved vitality by coordinating the many resources available to you through this and other programs.
Wellness coaching is a relational tool (with me) to get at your deepest wants and desires around your health and lifestyle. It is a conversation in which I listen intensely to what you want and work closely with you to use your strengths to get it. We focus on the present and the imagined future and only the past as it relates to prior successes. We work together to bring out your very best self and apply it to the wellness arena, “ to your own self be true”.
My goal is to help you achieve this. I particularly believe that we need to maintain a certain level of health and wellness before anything bad (medically) happens to us.I speak from experience as a mom helping her children stay well, including helping one child keep down inflammation from a long term disease. Fighting the aging process and maintaining quality of life is an important goal of mine so that I can be active and comfortable for as long as possible and enjoy playing with my grandkids whenever that day comes! I have been able to keep my own joint issues at bay and reduce pain by implementing the nutrition and tools that I teach.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the reason health and wellness matter, is because being physically and emotionally fit is essential to decreasing one’s risk of developing many serious chronic diseases including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, depression, arthritis, osteoporosis, and even some cancers. More importantly, if we do develop any of these conditions, generally, the fitter we are, the better we will be able to deal with and manage our illness.