What is it I do??

It has come to my attention that people don’t know what I do, so I will try to clarify in this blog post.

In short, I am a Health Coach and I help people live a more healthy life.

I work holistically and look at all areas of your life. We talk about your relationships, your career, your exercise routine and many other things. Living a healthy life is not only about eating right! You can eat as much broccoli as you want, but if you are not happy in your job or your relationship (or lack of), then you will never live a healthy and happy life!

A good food education comes first, as it is really important to nourish your body right! We are made up of lots of cells and other biological material and these cells need nourishment to survive and function properly. In other words, to live we need to eat! Not just eat, but eat the right things! 

Eating right, is pretty simple:

  • Eat less sugar, meat, dairy and processed foods and drink less caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks (juices and sodas).
  • Eat more vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and drink more water!

Simple right?

Not really. If it were that simple then we wouldn’t have an overweight/obesity epidemic!

Unfortunately bad habits and poor food education has made it really hard to live healthy and free of ailments and disease.

Luckily there are people like me 😉 who can set things straight. I can help you change your habits and I can give you the real facts on food!

The difficult part when it comes to food is that there is really no right or wrong. I want you to rethink everything you have learnt about healthy nutrition since your childhood and focus on how you feel instead. The most important thing is to listen to your body, not what the media (or even the government) tells you! You know your body better than anyone else!

We have forgotten how to listen to our bodies. Babies and children do it really well, but as adults we forget how. I am here to help you learn how to listen to your body again. What works and what doesn’t work! And remember, we are all different, so what works for one person doesn’t have to work for another. One persons food, can be another persons poison.

 

But food is not everything.

How is your work/life balance? Do you have time to have fun? Are your relationships draining you or energizing you? Do you live the life you want to live?

These are important questions and we discuss them during our sessions. We are less likely to overeat or binge or treat ourselves poorly when we are in a place of true happiness. We don’t need comfort food, if we are comforted by life. So we need to look at all areas of your life and how they affect you! When these areas are looked at and processed, then what we eat becomes secondary.

It’s all about treating yourself right, being kind to yourself and nourishing your body. This is the goal. No matter what your actual goal is, whether it is weight loss, increasing the quality of your sleep, increasing your energy, finding a good work/life balance or feeling better about your body and yourself.

 

So how does coaching work? We start with a FREE health discovery session. This is a 40 min session where we talk about your main health concerns and we find out how I can best help you.

If you decide that Health Coaching is right for you, then you sign up for my 3 months program. By signing up you will get a total of 6 biweekly 50 minutes sessions for 3 months. During these sessions we talk about your goals and how you will accomplish them. We talk about the issues that come up during the process and together we find out what works and what doesn’t work! I am your guide, I hold you accountable and I give you a space to focus on YOU and YOUR HEALTH!

 

I also offer Group Coaching. It is cheaper and you have the advantage of being with like-minded people who can support each other which leads to more success. Read more about the advantages, including date and time here

 

This is your journey to a better life!

 

Are you ready? Schedule your first session now! It’s free and there is no obligation. Email me with any questions you should have or book a session now

Want to know more about healthy living? Download my free mini ebook now. It contains great tips and tricks that have worked for me in my journey. Click here to get it. 

 

 

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Group Coaching this autumn

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If you have been following me for a while, then you know how important it is to have support when you are trying to make changes to your life. You can read more about having support in this blog post about keeping it a secret.  

Losing weight or making changes to your diet or lifestyle are really hard things to do – if it was easy, then I don’t think we would have an obesity epidemic. In addition, I am in the process of losing weight and I can tell you first hand that it is not easy!

I think that the key to success is to have a support network. What better way than to make changes together?

This autumn I am offering group coaching sessions.

I am really excited about this. We will meet for 6 evenings and talk about what is really behind it all and what our biggest struggles are. Together we will find ways to make awesome changes to your life! 

This is for you if you are ready to make changes to your life. Do you want to lose weight? Gain more energy? Increase the quality of your sleep? Manage your stress levels? Are you putting too many emotions into your food? Do you generally want to live a healthier life?

Click here to read more about this amazing opportunity, including the benefits of group coaching! This is not a boring meal plan or about restrictions. This is about finding empowering ways for you to live a happier and healthier life! 

Email me now and let’s talk! Space is limited, so don’t waste a second and registrer now! 

There is a discount for early bird registration! Check it out here

 

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Are you keeping it a secret?

You want to lose weight. You decide that tomorrow you will start eating healthy and start exercising. You promise yourself that this time you will stick to it. Finally, you decide not to tell anyone about it. Because “what if I fail…”

Does this sound familiar?

It certainly does to me. I have lain in bed Sunday evening vowing to myself that tomorrow will be the day I will change my life! But I also don’t want to tell anyone about it. I imagine 6 months down the road, showing my new body off to friends and family who are amazed. How did I do that? I’d tell them about all the healthy foods and exercise I had done etc. etc.

Then next day I get up and I live my life exactly as I have until now – no change what so ever!

Why? Why do we try to change our life by ourselves and keep it a secret?

Because we are afraid of failure!

If I didn’t tell anyone about my weight loss challenges then I don’t have to be accountable to anyone!

Now, I have learnt! I have learnt that this does not work. Keeping it to yourself does not work! I need support and you need support!

We are trying to change our life! Not just our shoes or bag. No, our freaking LIFE! That’s a big deal!

Losing weight is not about going on a diet and then returning to old habits when you are done. Losing weight happens when you start to change your life. The weight should stay off; therefore your new habits should stay on.

Please don’t lose weight in secret. Chances are if you want to do it in secret, then there are probably some other issues that you need to work around first. Issues that are perhaps more important than the extra weight you are carrying.

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Please order the salad when everyone else is ordering steak. It takes courage, but at the end of the day, whose life are you living, theirs or yours?

Please don’t feel ashamed to reschedule a meet up with a friend because it falls on the same time as your exercise schedule. It’s your body! You have to live with it, not them! And if they are your friends, then they will understand! And hopefully know that you are trying to turn your life around!

Be real with yourself and your surroundings. Don’t be ashamed. After all, you are taking care of the most important person in your life!

Please join my Support group on Facebook. It’s amazing to have a community with like-minded people to support each other. See you there 🙂

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Are you rushing?

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My stepfather used to tell me that I should try to tan slowly throughout the whole summer and not try to tan excessively during one day. He said the rule was, the faster the tan appeared, the faster it would disappear!

Being a very white Scandinavian (he was Italian), I was always quite keen on tanning during the summer. We, pale white skinned, just look a little healthier when we have some colour on our skin. As a teen, as soon as the sun came out, I would get my bikini and lie in the burning sun. Most of the time I would get an actual burn and be in pain for days! And all of the time, he would be right. As fast as the tan appeared, it would disappear. But if I was smart about it and tanned little by little, then I would stay tanned for longer, also when summer ended.

Now, let’s not focus on how bad this was for my skin, although the vitamin D was good if I didn’t overdo it, but let’s focus on the concept of how wishing for fast results will just end in failure.

If you try to lose weight faster than your body is willing to, then you are just setting yourself up for failure.

“Lose 10 kg in 4 weeks!”

Guess what is going to happen? You may lose the 10 kg in those 4 weeks (although 2,5 kg/week is a lot!) but if you don’t find the underlying causes of why you gained weight in the first place, then the weight will just keep coming back. Maybe not that summer, and maybe not even the year after, but I can assure you that eventually it will come back.

Weight loss is about lifestyle change and really figuring out what’s behind it all. Rushing to see results will just end in failure. Be patient with your body, be good to it and be kind. Nourish it with good things that it can thrive on! Your body will thank you and repay you in ways that are unimaginable to you, including dropping all that extra weight, and keeping it off!

So before you spend money on the new diet trend or on the next 21-day challenge, really think about it! Are these changes sustainable? Will I keep doing them? What happens after the 21 days? Will my body thrive on this?

My baby is 15 months and I still haven’t lost all the weight I want to. But that’s ok. Because I know that all the weight I am losing now, bit by bit, will stay off forever!

Think about it!