Why I decided to become a Health Coach

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I haven’t always had a healthy relationship with food or overall health for that matter. In college I experimented with different diets and eventually found myself obsessed with working out and counting calories. Sure I lost weight and was very skinny, but my health really suffered.

I knew I needed to make a change and so I started researching ways to better myself. I found the process daunting as there is so much information out there that can be both confusing and contradicting. That’s what led me to deciding that I wanted to make an investment in my health and hopefully one day share that through coaching others. That day I enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), which is the world’s largest nutrition school that is dedicated to educating and certifying professional Health Coaches.

There is a real lack of understanding what it comes to good nutrition. I think Health Coaches can add value on an individual basis as what works for one person may not work for another. Most doctors will recommend to you ‘diet and exercise’, but don’t explain what that means for you. It’s important to get into the specifics.

Bio-individuality is at the core of IIN’s teaching as it recognizes that everyone is different. This is the approach that I take when speaking with others and eventually taking on clients. The other area is exploring other aspects of your life that can impact your wellness including your career, amount of nutrients you’re getting, relationships and so on.

My blog will go into some of the topics and approaches I’ve learned, such as the concepts of ‘crowding out’ and ‘fitting out’, as well as tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you’re interested in learning more please do get in touch with me direct at andtravelwell@gmail.com

 

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