What Is A Health Coach?
Across the nation, people are struggling with weight and health issues. Two thirds of adults are overweight, and the number suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer is climbing. Many also just walk around feeling stressed, mentally foggy, and exhausted. Yet people continue the same lifestyle patterns that they know are shortening and diminishing the quality of their lives. Why?
A Health Coach helps you find out. Part detective, part educator, and part mentor, a health coach guides you toward implementing the positive, long–term lifestyle changes you need and want.
A health coach teaches you about healthy eating and digestion, exercise, stress–reduction, and wellness, and helps you overcome barriers that have kept you from making better choices until now. Equally important, at your weekly meetings, she holds you accountable for improving your habits and implementing change. Education and prevention today help you avoid doctors and drugs tomorrow. Plus, you feel and look better.
Does This Sound Familiar?
Here are examples of the issues that a Health Coach can help you address and resolve.
1. Why do I crave sweets?
2. Why am I bloated after eating?
3. Why do I sleep so poorly and how is this impacting my metabolism?
4. Would going gluten or dairy free or vegan make me feel better?
5. How do I stop snacking late at night?
6. Why do I feel exhausted all the time?
7. Why can’t I stick to an exercise regimen?
8. How do I get my kids off junk food?
9. How can I avoid gaining weight when I dine out and travel?
10. How can I create a healthier lifestyle and stop yo-yoing?
My Approach to Coaching
My approach to coaching is “holistic” in the best sense of the term. Self–care is a basic principle of all living things, and when we fail to care for ourselves, something deeper is going on than just a failure to, say, eat less junk food or work out more. As your coach, I take you through a process of self–discovery and self–understanding and help you find out what has been standing in your way. Usually, it’s not what you think…
Once you grasp this, we work together to help you set small, manageable lifestyle goals and changes that ultimately affect your very identity. At our weekly 30-minute meetings, I hold you accountable for what you’ve committed to, though always without judgment. When you find yourself failing at a commitment, we use that as data and try to understand what happened so you can continue moving forward in the week ahead. Slow and steady progress replaces extreme dieting that isn’t sustainable and ultimately leaves you back at square one.