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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Show yourself!

In my last post, I told you about my life as a non-smoker, but what I didn’t tell you is everything I learnt about myself when I finally quit!

I discovered how much I had used cigarettes to hide behind. To hide whom I really was. When I quit I had to learn who to be and how to act in many situations. How could I strike up a conversation without cigarettes? How could I keep a conversation going and not fill the awkward silences with cigarettes? How should I talk on the phone, wait for a bus and how should I finish a dinner without lighting up? What about breaks at work? Oh, and the big one: how to party and enjoy drinks without cigs?

I had to reinvent myself. Who was I when I couldn’t use cigarettes to hide behind? It was very tough, but I did learn so much about myself. And I gained so much confidence, because I understood that I didn’t need to hide behind anything anymore.

You know these inspirational posts on Facebook: be who you are, it is enough? I would nod at them and say: “yes, yes, I know”. But, you know what? I didn’t REALLY get them.

Until now!

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I really am enough! I really am amazing. And people who don’t like me the way I am should just scram!

I get it now!

Many people use food in the similar way, including me. When things get tough, we create quite literally a fat layer to keep people at a distance. We hide behind food. I get it! It’s comforting. It doesn’t talk back. It doesn’t expect you to be anything but yourself.

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I want you to take a deep breath now and imagine a life where you could be yourself at all times, just as you are. To be to the outside world, as you are when you are alone with your food, or your cigarette or whatever “drug” you use to hide behind.

It’s really scary, right?

But it’s also wonderful. It is such a relief. It’s so relaxing to not constantly have to worry about what other people may or may not think of you. To just be. To just do what makes YOU happy! To dress and walk, to smile and laugh, dance and sing, just the way you are!

This is a scary and life changing process and I know that I couldn’t do it alone. Well, you don’t have to! Let me help you. Let me guide you to discover who you really are! Learn how to love yourself and never have to hide again.

Get in touch and tell me about your struggles and what you want to achieve.

Don’t waste another day hiding – show yourself!!

I want to see you!