I used to be the girl curled up in the corner at a birthday party. I would go to party, eat the food, and end up in so much pain in my belly that all I could do was curl into a ball and wait for my mom to come pick me up. That’s what my friends remember about me, I’m talking over 20 years ago. My stomach hurt after every single meal. No fun!
Years later, as a young adult, I changed up my diet. I removed dairy and found that I was no longer in pain every day. I started to examine other foods that were not working for me. Wheat bloated my belly and made it hard for me to sit down and think at work so I took that out too. I went and got allergy tested. I did the standard scratch test with my allergist and I also got delayed allergy IGg testing done as well to help reveal the rest. I did an elimination diet as well to get clear on what worked for my body and what else to take out.
After so many years of daily trauma to my digestive system, it was starting to shut down. So began a journey to take back my health with this new-found knowledge and now passion to rebuild my digestive system and become the healthiest version of myself. Now I work with clients who want to take back their health. Some clients are simply looking to lose weight, while others want to get back the energy they once had. We design eating plans specifically to work for their body. Most of my clients lose about 15 pounds and find that blood pressure stabilizes and they can get back to exercising again.
I studied at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and graduated in September 2010, becoming a Certified Health Coach and Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I combine what I’ve learned in school with my own personal experience and I help women who are stressed out about finding the right foods that are satisfying and make them feel amazing every day. I help them so they can feel yummy in their body and in their lives.
If you are struggling with feeling confused about what foods to eat, I will help you find the yummy foods that work for your unique body and life. I will help you discover how to feel good again, come alive and be your best self!
I am a Certified Health Coach (CHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). I received my training to practice Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories — combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods.
My training also incorporates the idea that everything in our lives is food, i.e., relationships, career, physical activity, and spirituality. These Primary Foods are just as nourishing, if not more so, than the foods that we eat (Secondary Foods). My programs include looking at and evaluating ways to improve both Primary Foods and Secondary Foods to created a healthy balanced life!
For more information about my education, please go to www.integrativenutrition.com.
I work with really busy people who are confused about what foods to eat that will fuel them and taste great too! I work with people who have food intolerance’s + sensitivities because I do too. I help clients reboot their systems so they can feel renewed and recharged every day. I offer 1:1 coaching, including jump-start sessions, cooking classes and more. If you are struggling with finding the right foods that are satisfying so you can eat with pleasure and feel amazing I will help you discover how to feel good again, come alive + be your best self!
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What is Health Coaching?
Health Coaching is a unique, exciting innovation in health and nutrition. As a Health Coach, I have studied all the major dietary theories and will help you discover what approach works best for you at this point in your life.
While most dietitians dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.
No one diet works for everyone. We are all individuals and I will guide you to find the food & lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.
What are the benefits of Health Coaching?
A holistic approach to health and wellness makes health coaching more beneficial than standard practices. The focus is not only on changing food choices but also lifestyle changes. What we eat changes everything, but food is not the only element in our lives that feeds us. Our relationships, spirituality, and physical activity also serve to nourish our lives. The food and lifestyle that is best for one person does not serve another well. The concept of bio-individuality is exploring what works best for the individual in their current situation, goals, and concerns.
Getting the individual support you need to succeed is key to ultimately reaching and exceeding your goals. Imagine what your life would be like if you had a positive attitude, high energy, and excitement about your life. Would you be able to handle lives daily stresses if you were eating the foods that best nourished your body and taking great care of yourself so you could achieve our daily activities with excellence?