We are taught to eat less and exercise more. If that worked then we wouldn't have such a high rate of obesity and disease in this country. We know that strategy doesn't work, and it can be extremely confusing to know what the right approach to health is.
Through my own personal journey I have discovered something more powerful then traditional medicine, it's something innate within each and everyone us.
How my approach is different:
I combine the best strategies of nutrition science and eating psychology.
I focus on what is right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. We move away from push and dis-ease into a place of ease and nourishment.
A bit about Health Coaching:
As a heath coach I look beyond what we have perceived as the culprit of disease (or dis-ease). So often food is where we point our finger, labeling it the problem. Our relationship with food is a symptom. Most often it is asking us to look deeper. A coach guides a client to re-examine the relationship with food and body, dives deeper into the behaviors and beliefs, and lastly shines a light on the aspects of life that have been overlooked or forgotten. By doing this work a health coach empowers people to take back their lives, to live fully, and to truly heal.
The founder for the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David, often said "The biology* of the body is a reflection of the biology of the mind." Said a different way,
"The biology of the body is always mirroring the experience of the soul”
In other words our thoughts and beliefs are so powerful that they can have an actual impact on how our bodies function. It can affect the health of our cells, that comprise our organs, which make up our body as a whole! By living in the story that our bodies aren’t good enough the way that they are, or that the food we eat will make us fat, it truly puts the body into a response so that those beliefs will become truth! Our minds become the attacker and the attacked. The body therefore goes into stress, releasing hormones in response to the stress (fight, flight, freeze). This has an effect on the body's ability to fight disease, gain muscle, lose fat, properly digest food, and the list goes on.