What is a Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers clients to take responsibility for his or her own health and supports them to implement and sustain lifestyle and behavior changes that will contribute to the achievement of their personal wellness goals. Whether your goal is weight-loss, undoing years of unhealthy food choices, time management, life balance, or just learning how to better care for yourself in simple steps, a health coach can provide the tools and personal support necessary to achieve your goals.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
Bio-individuality™: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person 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.
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, 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.
Integrative Nutrition Pyramid™: The Integrative Nutrition food pyramid includes a balance of high quality vegetables, fruits, grains, proteins, healthy fats and water. To complete the picture, the pyramid 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!
Health Coaching is quickly becoming accepted and recognized by leaders in the health field as an important, preventive step in our healthcare system:
“Since we know that 70% of these aging processes are driven by lifestyle … we can change the culture of wellness in America [… and] make health coaches a tier of health care providers that can provide that infrastructure [for change]”. — Dr. Mehmet Oz
As a client of my health coaching program, you will…
- stop dieting and start listening to your body
- create S.M.A.R.T goals
- work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
- understand and reduce your cravings
- rebuild, repair and improve your relationship with your body both physically and emotionally
- begin to apply time management skills to create a schedule that allows for self-care
- increase your energy levels
- sleep better
- feel great about yourself by taking back control of your health
- learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them into your diet
- improve your personal relationships
- discover the confidence to create the life you want
I will be accepting clients January 2013. Please contact me for additional information and a free health history consultation to find out if CreateWholeHealth is right for you!