Wellbeing Coaches Support Healthy Eating and Nutrition
Practical assistance and motivation help you build positive habits
Nutrition is one of the cornerstones of good health, but unfortunately, too many of us were raised with poor habits, or picked those habits up while trying to manage a busy work or school schedule. Fast food, junk food, and sugary snacks are convenient and tempting, but the consequences of a diet crammed with those items eventually catch up to us. Weight gain, loss of energy and stamina, moodiness, a poor complexion, and even insomnia are signs that poor nutrition is starting to take its toll. Left unchecked, a poor diet can lead to serious medical consequences, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke.
Fortunately, our Wellbeing Coaches are specifically trained in diet and nutrition. Working in conjunction with your doctor’s treatment plan, a coach can help you adopt healthy eating habits, develop a nutritional plan, and maintain that plan for improved health.
How our coaches develop healthy eating regimens
Many of our certified coaches are dieticians and nutritionists, who draw on years of professional experience to help you manage a range of tasks and overcome obstacles to sound nutrition, including:
- Blood sugar maintenance
- Calorie counting
- Carbohydrate counting
- Craving control
- Diet selection
- Emotional eating and bingeing
- Exercise and fitness
- Menu planning
- Nutritional supplements
- Portion control
- Stress management
- Time management
Of course, developing a healthy eating program requires experimentation, so there’s quite a bit of trial and error, and occasional backsliding. Our coaches help you understand the process and stay motivated in the face of disappointment, so you can make consistent progress towards better health.
Unravelling the riddle of food sensitivities
For many people food sensitivity is a major issue. Common food sensitivities include:
- Milk and dairy
- Tree nuts (almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and walnuts)
While some food allergies can produce violent reactions, such as anaphylaxis shock from peanuts or shellfish, most symptoms are milder and insidious, so we don’t even know the food is harming us. Food sensitivities have been known to cause acne, depressed mood, eczema, hay fever, headaches, muscle and joint aches, sour stomach, and various other symptoms. Red meat, which is useful for producing muscle, can also cause night sweats in some people. Men particularly can have a difficult time with soy, which can lower testosterone and produce depression. Unfortunately, food sensitivity testing is still not reliable, producing too many false positives and false negatives.
This brings us back to the process of trial and error, which takes time and perseverance. A Wellbeing Coach can guide you through the process, act as a sounding board for your thoughts, and give you the feedback you need to stay motivated.
Developing a personalized program from optimal nutrition
One of the most common mistakes people make about nutrition is thinking there is one optimal diet for everyone. But, people have different metabolisms, different tastes and varying tolerances. So, a successful nutritional program is necessarily an individual program. With the help of a Wellbeing Nutrition Coach, you can find the perfect nutritional program for you.
Choose a Certified Wellbeing Coach™ to give you a nutritional edge
Good nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy, energetic life. If you’ve been neglecting your health by indulging in processed foods and too much sugar, let a Wellbeing Coach help you get back on the path to good health. For reliable guidance on nutrition and motivation to succeed, contact a coach today.