Women are busy.
We have families, children, spouses, and jobs, not to mention a never ending list of day-to-day tasks. The responsibilities we handle on a daily basis takes strength, resourcefulness, and often compromise.
In the midst of getting through one day to the next, our confidence, personal goals, and health start to suffer-- especially weight loss and nutrition.
Faced with an internet filled with complicated diets and conflicting information, it’s no wonder our nutrition goals fall to the wayside. When this starts to happen, it’s time for more personalized care.
This is where 1:1 nutrition coaching can help.
What is Nutrition Coaching?
Coaching and dieting are not the same.
1:1 coaching is a way to get nutritional advice tailored to you and your lifestyle. This means you get professional dietary guidance relevant to your needs and goals. Not only does this precision improve your overall health, the strategies are kept simple enough to work into your existing routine.
The End Result? Nutrition that helps keep you lean, fueled, confident and healthy!
Why Dieting Doesn’t Work
Diets are unsustainable-- even the popular ones.
When we look at popular diets such as Keto or extreme calorie restriction, we start to understand why people “fall off the wagon” at some point or another.
For one, diets like Keto weren’t developed for the general public.
Keto was created to help epileptic children and has a nutrition profile that responds to those needs. As such, it’s not a healthy diet for most people to be on, especially as the high fat content created heart concerns over time.
In the case of extreme calorie restriction, we see people who are often malnourished and hungry at the end of the day.
By putting your body into survival mode, you force your metabolism to slow. The end result is initial weight loss followed closely thereafter by weight gain-- exactly what you were trying to avoid!
The unfortunate reality
of diet culture is that it leads many women to the false belief that they simply can’t lose weight.
I’m here to tell you that’s not true.
It’s not your fault.
Diets simply are unsustainable.
How Coaching Can Help
1:1 coaching avoids many of the common problems caused by dieting such as poor nutrition, plateaus, and complicated methods.
With 1:1 coaching, you and I will look at your current diet and where it needs work. Then, we will make small, sustainable changes to work into your daily life. These lifestyle changes will not only increase your overall health, it will create lasting positive results on your wellness and waistline.
The best part about coaching is the tools you learn to carry with you the rest of your life. By learning good nutrition habits and an understanding of your personal physiology, coaching puts you back in the driver’s seat of your health.
What to Expect from 1:1 Coaching
Now, if you’re interested in testing out 1:1 coaching but are not sure if the program is right for you, I have outlined a little bit about what you can expect from the program.
Customized Nutrition Guidelines
First, we will discuss your current lifestyle and overall health goals. This will serve as the foundation to building a routine that is easy to maintain in your day to day life. After this, I will help you uncover the ideal nutrition guidelines to help support your health and weight loss goals.
Educational Video Course Content
Having easy access to clear information is an integral part of success. This is why I created a 20-part video series so my clients can interact with useful information even when they are on the go.
Support and Accountability
Anytime we are making big changes to our diet or lifestyle, having people who can support and keep you accountable greatly improves long-term success. For this reason, I provide a supportive environment where my clients can bring questions and concerns, in addition to maintaining accountability to help them reach their goals.
Frequently Asked questions
No, coaching is tailored to your personal goals which can also include improving health markers with quality nutrition, gaining muscle, and even balancing moods and hormones.
Depending on your goals, we can build a plan that better accommodates the needs of a strength training program or specific nutritional deficiencies.
For those looking to lose weight, you can expect to drop approximately ½ a pound per week. This keeps our fat loss goals slow and steady, raising the changes of overall success without putting unnecessary strain on your body.
Your progress might look like a leaner body, gained muscle, smaller dress sizes, or even better sleep.
Sometimes we worry that without dropping pounds, we aren’t making progress. This couldn’t be farther from the truth!
When we start eating right and exercising, we often lose fat while gaining muscle. While the number on the scale may not change during these times, you will definitely notice a better fit in your clothes or a decrease in inches as you gain lean muscle mass.
The most effective way to lose weight is eating fewer calories than you burn. This is called a calorie deficit.
The most sustainable way to maintain a calorie deficit is eating a large volume of low-calorie foods. By eating fluffy, leafy, and filling foods, you will feel more satisfied at the end of each meal. Increasing your satiety reduces snacking, binging, and returning to your old way of eating.
Typically, I only give protein targets.
Research suggests that of the three macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates), protein is the most important to track.
Adequate protein intake during weight loss helps you to stay full throughout the day and maintain your muscle mass.
The more consistent you are with tracking your food intake, the better results you will have. Weighing your food is the best way to stay consistent.
It may feel overwhelming, but think of it this way: if you’re getting your finances under control or reworking your budget, would you track your income and spending? Of course you would!
Tracking creates awareness. As we gain awareness, we have the understanding and information needed to make the right changes to create results.