Is this too much fat?
How many carbs should I be eating?
Am I allowed to eat this?
I truly understand where these questions are coming from, because I’ve asked many of them myself.
And there’s certainly merit to asking some of these more detailed questions to those with experience once the foundation of our relationship with food has been built.
However, when it comes to making decisions about how specific foods fit into our bodies and lives, we’re the one with the answers.
As a coach, my job is to guide you—to teach you how to tap into your own physical and emotional intuition and biofeedback, while also monitoring how foods affect your interpersonal relationships, enjoyment with food, ability to implement in a stress-free manner, etc.
You might be thinking, “Well if I have all the answers, why am I still struggling? And why would I need a coach?”
Because there is a LOT to unlearn, and most of us have lost touch with our ability to tap into ourselves for answers.
Chances are that you have a myriad of rules you’re trying to navigate in your head every time you sit down to eat.
I shouldn’t be having this much fat before a workout, should I?
Can I digest all of this protein in one meal? Isn’t this too much?
I’m really craving beans, but cavemen didn’t eat them.
Are white potatoes considered paleo? What about rice?
I can’t eat any gluten; it will give me a leaky gut.
Maybe I should try going vegetarian—so-and-so did and she looks great.
What if this meat isn’t grass-fed?
I hate this almond milk in my coffee, but I know dairy is bad for me.
I can’t eat carbs after 3pm.
There is no shortage of rules out there in the land of social media, magazines, and the internet at large. While there is a time a place to really leverage knowledgeable and evidence-based expertise, most women don’t need macro adjustments every week.
They need a foundation built on sustainable and mindful behaviors and a solid mind-body connection.
They need to learn how to effectively navigate their thought patterns and enrich their relationships to food and their bodies.
This is where I come in!
The vast majority of women are focusing on the wrong things.
They’re focused on the surface-level, tactical nature of food and macros while neglecting the foundation.
It’s no wonder most women struggle to maintain any weight loss achieved! Even when they do, they’re often left unfulfilled, miserable, and obsessed.
Rather, the focus should be on building a long-lasting foundation we can turn to again and again as our lives shift, our bodies change, and priorities adjust.
A foundation that encompasses deep introspection and self-care, awareness of self and our environment, and a partnership with our bodies where we’re working in tandem.
Women often go through years of struggle while attempting to do this alone.
But why not leverage the guidance and expertise of someone who has not only helped other women overcome these challenges, but has overcome them herself?
When we hire an effective coach, we’re able to:
Quickly identify our blind spots
Leverage the coach’s personal experience and proven methods of success achieved with other clients
Lean on someone else for support and accountability
Be seen by and connect with someone who has been where we are
Shorten the road to freedom tremendously. The coach has already learned what does and doesn’t work—take advantage of this!
There is absolutely an investment involved, both financially and energetically, but the moment we decide we’re worth it is the day the rest of our lives change.
I decided to invest in my own health coach years ago, and I still invest in coaches proficient in other arenas (i.e. business) today.
When I was struggling with amenorrhea, I was sick and tired of spinning my wheels while I believed I was doing everything right.
SO, I hired a coach who had a reputation in the wellness industry for helping women get their menstrual cycles back and who had overcome the same thing.
Within three months, I got my cycle back, and I learned a very important lesson through that experience.
While I trust my work ethic, dedication, discipline, and thirst for knowledge, I don’t have all the answers. If I’m not willing and committed to accepting help from others and investing in myself, the only person I’m harming is me.
When I tell people about my investments in myself when it comes to coaching—currently business—I am often met with confusion and disbelief.
“Why would you spend money on that when you can spend it on travel, eating out, shopping, etc.?”
Because I believe I’m worth the investment, period.
My well-being and my dreams are worth the investment 1000 times over.
And yours are too!
Our emotional, mental, and physical freedom around food sets the foundation for us to live fully elsewhere in our lives.
Despite our best intentions, we can’t afford to waste any more time (our most valuable resource) and energy running in circles.
If we truly want to live lives of purpose, meaning, and freedom, we have to be willing to invest in ourselves.
If we don’t, we certainly can’t expect anyone else to.
I’d be thrilled to partner with you on your journey of building a stress-free relationship with food based on freedom and self-trust.