Are you overworked, tired and stressed? Do you come home from your daily activities starving because you missed lunch only to devour 1/2 a bag of goldfish and a Monster Energy drink in hopes it will get you through the drive to your last kids practice? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to consider hiring a nutrition coach.
Hiring a nutrition coach is a major decision that will have an amazing impact on your life if you let it. Check out these success stories of people, who just like you, questioned if they should join a nutrition coaching program.
We didn’t pay all these clients to talk highly of us. They offered in hopes their story would inspire someone just like them to make a change.
Nutrition and wellness coaching is the number one way to help you reach your wellness goals.
If you are considering this type of service then this blog post can help you decide if hiring a wellness and nutrition coach is for you.
What Is A Nutrition Coach?
A nutrition coach aka. nutrition and wellness coach is a trained professional who helps individuals develop and maintain healthy eating and lifestyle habits to improve their overall health and wellbeing. A coach works with clients to set realistic goals and provide support and guidance to achieve those goals.
At Healthy Steps Nutrition, we believe something as fundamental as nutrition shouldn’t be complicated, which is why we focus on a simple, habit-based approach when working with clients. There is so much noise to be found online regarding nutrition, diets, what is healthy what is not, etc. It shouldn’t be so difficult.
We have taken the responsibility of helping our clients fight through the noise, and simplify eating so they can live a long healthy life.
Additionally we understand that so much more goes into food choices than simply deciding what to eat. For this reason we have a adopted a holistic approach to our habit based nutrition coaching.
This means if you a hire a Healthy Steps Nutrition Certified Coach, you will be provided with guidance in the areas of nutrition, sleep, exercise, support system, lifestyle and stress.
What Do Nutrition Coaches Do?
A nutrition coach can help clients with a wide range of goals but we believe that the number one role of a nutrition coach is to PROVIDE ACCOUNTABILITY!
How many times have you or someone close to you said, “I know what to do but I”m just not doing it.” Sadly this is the number one thing I hear coming from people joining our nutrition coaching program. Secondly, and on the complete opposite side of the spectrum is, “I have no idea what to eat so I just grab what’s available in the moment.”
The role of a nutrition and wellness coach can vary depending on the client’s needs, but typically includes:
Assessing the client’s current dietary intake and lifestyle habits
Testing biometrics on a monthly basis
Developing a personalized plan to improve nutrition and lifestyle habits
Providing support and motivation to make sustainable changes
Educating clients about nutrition and wellness principles
Monitoring progress and making adjustments to the plan as needed
Nutrition coaches, health coach, wellness coaches, they go by many titles; they all have a desire to help people. Many of them have a transformation story of their own. Hiring one can be a truly rewarding experience that can provide you with long term success.
If you are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle and want to lead a life of health and wellness, nutrition coaching would be a great choice for you.
How Do I Know If I Need A Nutrition Coach?
We get this question a lot! Our thought is that if you are reading this article you probably do! But, to help you get a little bit more specific than that, answering some simple questions may help you decide.
Question #1: Do you hear yourself saying, "I know what to do, I'm just not doing it?"
If so, you will benefit immensely from the accountability a nutrition coach will provide. Accountability comes in many different forms with our nutrition coaching program. We have found that what works for one client may not necessarily work the next.
That is why our nutrition coaches are educated on how to provide the accountability style that works for each individual client rather than using a one size fits all approach.
Question #2: Do you find yourself always "dieting", and jumping from fad diet to fad diet?
This could be you! If it is then hiring a nutrition and wellness coach will help educate you on how to lose weight the healthy way. Nutrition goals are great, but fad diets are not. Learning a new habit or two, and getting some education regarding a more holistic approach could really help you ditch the diet mentality.
Nobody needs another diet. Weight loss and weight management could be your primary reason for signing up for personalized nutrition and a nutrition program. That being said, a nutrition coaches goal is to help you ditch the diet mentality. They will assist you with developing an eating plan containing the right foods so you can reach your weight loss and health goals that doesn’t feel like dieting – ever!
Question #3: Do you want to eat healthy, but find yourself making food choices on the fly and struggling to know what to eat?
If you are thinking “this is me!” It’s time to find a nutrition coach! In addition to accountability, nutrition coaches provide education on what each macronutrient does for your body. This gives you the knowledge to help you understand what to eat and why!
Having this information benefits you because it helps you look at food as a tool to live a healthy life. You learn how to make choices not only based on what looks good at the time, but also what your body needs to survive.
Our Registered Dietitians provide a food options guide that lists foods by their macronutrient category. This helps our clients mix and match different foods to make meals. We call it the plate method and it works wonders for 100’s of our clients.
For people who are extremely busy with personal goals to improve their eating habits, a nutrition coach can help provide different options and resources to help with meal planning. You ever heard that saying “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail?” Well, it holds through with your nutrition as well.
Learning how to use meal planning as a tool to keep you on track with your program is going to be a huge focus.
Finding A Nutrition Coach
Again, if you asked yourself some of the above questions and you said yes to one or more, it could be time to look for some help and guidance with your nutrition. Knowing where to go can be another hurdle you have to jump through to get started. You shouldn’t be surprised that we can help with this too!
Our nutrition coach certification program has taught 100’s of nutrition coaches worldwide how to be an amazing coach. We are quite confident that Healthy Steps Nutrition offers one of the best nutrition coach certification programs in the world and we are the only one that offers a practical training program. All of our coaches go through nutrition coaching with a registered dietitian on our team and have one on one face to face calls with that dietitian during the certification process.
Starting with a free intro is a great option that all of our certified nutrition coaches offer, no matter what gym or health care facility they work at or for. We have come up with a comprehensive list of Healthy Steps Nutrition Certified Coaches so you are able to find a nutrition coach in your area very simply. Anyone on this list has been required to have passed an evaluation by one of our Registered Dietitians on staff.
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