Are you interested in hiring a health coach but don't know what to expect? You've come to the right place.
Before you hire a coach, you may ask to have a phone call to them to determine if you are a good candidate for coaching. This phone call is usually free and helps to determine if your personalities click, but it also determines if you are ready to make changes in your life. You will discuss your goals and what you'd like to change about your health. Identifying that you want to make a change is the first step and being willing to take action is where the rubber meets the road. Until you are ready to put action behind your goals, you are not ready to work with a coach. You don’t have to know what the action is or how, but you do need to be willing and able to take a step forward. Many people decide they want to lose weight, but are you willing to change what you eat or how you eat?
From there, you can decide how much support you are are looking for from your coach and purchase t...
Did you know that your body is a lot smarter than you think?
I have always been a person who listened to my gut, but I haven’t always been good at paying attention to what messages my body was telling me. Did you know that gas, bloating, pain, fatigue, or indigestion after a meal is not normal? Well, they actually are normal because that a majority of people experience them on a regular basis. But they aren’t normal, meaning our bodies are trying to tell us something is not right when we have one of those reactions.
As a culture we are so used to popping antacids after every meal or getting sleepy after we eat pasta, bread or potatoes.
It wasn’t until I did an elimination diet that I learned what foods my body was reacting to. There are different levels of elimination diets; the basic one is removing one food source (gluten or dairy) for 4-6 weeks and paying attention to if you feel any different when you add it in. The next level of elimination diet would be Whole30 or a similar food pl...
Are you frustrated with the current state of your health and ready to do something to feel better? Were medications prescribed for you, but it only feels like a band-aid, instead of getting to the root of your health issues? Are you working with a Functional Medicine practitioner, but need more 1:1 support to help you be successful with their program? Do you wish you had the tools to better self-manage your chronic illness or autoimmune disease?
If you said yes to any of the above questions, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach might be just the thing you need.
When you work with a coach you have a supportive and compassionate person who is on your team and will help you succeed. This person is educated about the impact of stress, genetics, physical movement, sleep, food, hydration, relationships, environment and digestion on health conditions. Your coach will help you break down your long term goals into small achievable pieces that will help you put one foot in front of the oth...