My Approach

Every action begins with an emotion. Emotion originates in our beliefs, interpretations and perceptions.  In order to achieve a desired outcome, you need to identify the beliefs and emotions that trigger your patterns of behavior. 

In our coaching sessions you will discover The Power of 3:

  • 3 Beliefs you must have for lasting change
  • 3 Simple Keys to improve any area of your life

     and, if weight loss is your goal:

  • 3 Pillars to Ultimate Weight Loss

While I personally follow the Paleo Diet and counsel clients who would like to use Paleolithic Nutrition principles to lose weight, increase energy and improve athletic performance, I recognize that no one diet works for everyone.  My specialty is helping clients breakthrough old, limiting beliefs and sabotaging patterns of behavior that keep them from reaching their health and fitness goals. The model I follow looks like this  and the Integrative Nutrition model is below:

  

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.

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. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!

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. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

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!

You can learn more about my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. 

Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!

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