What is Nutrition Coaching?
Nutrition coaching is a highly personalized process that helps you learn about food, your body, and your habits. It is about setting realistic and attainable goals. All bodies, lifestyles, and goals are different, so your starting place should be too.
In a nutshell, nutrition coaching is all about:
*Education: Learning about food, your body, and habits
*Practice: finding strategies you can implement consistently
*Personalization: no one knows your body more than you
*Sustainability: let’s find small, repeatable changes that from new habits
*Empowerment: building self-confidence through behavioral change
*Collaboration: we are in this together!
What makes Nutrition Coaching different from dieting?
In this process, you will find no gimmicks, quick fixes, or magic pills. This process is not one-size-fits-all or a dieting fad. Personalized nutrition coaching does not set you up to fail, nor will it be intimidating or isolating.
Why Should I get Nutrition Coaching from a therapist?
So much of eating well is rooted in making lifestyle changes, which often requires a shift in our cognitive process, or the way we think. While nutrition coaching does not involve psychotherapy, it does require an understanding of motivation, emotional triggers, and the faulty thinking patterns that keep us stuck and pose a barrier to lasting change. Consider fad diets, one reason they are usually unsuccessful and ultimately leave people feeling defeated is because they fail to address the underlying thought processes that lead to poor habits, instead providing one-size-fits-all information that never takes into account individual differences. With extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, we can blend the understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors with the science of nutrition to make realistic and sustainable life changes. Let’s be real, success also comes through having support and a personalized plan and that’s what we’re here for!
What are the exclusions to Nutrition Coaching?
Nutrition coaching is NOT medical advice. Always consult your doctor or qualified health professional on matters regarding health and diet changes. Nutrition coaching in this context is also not intended to treat eating disorders which requires a specialized practitioner. We can provide resources for such providers if necessary.