My interest in fitness did not begin until my early thirties. I never really struggled with weight gain and, like most young people, I thought I was healthy. However, two years after the birth of my second son I found myself not only unhappy with the way that I looked but worse, I was sick all the time. I felt lethargic, lived with what felt like a never-ending belly ache, and eventually developed gall stones! In the end, poor nutrition was to blame for my sick stomach, contributed to my gall stones and the aftermath of its removal.
My own journey to health kicked off when I found a gym I loved and began incorporating fitness into my life. Exercise was fun and kept me going but the real changes came a few months later, with altering my diet. Impacted by my positive transformation, I decided to make health and fitness my career. The gym setting gave me the perfect opportunity to help people who wanted to lose weight and feel healthier. I quickly learned that what worked for me didn’t necessarily work for all. Simply handing my clients an outline of a diet that should, in theory, get them the results they were looking for usually ended up falling short. Or, if they did see some success, the results weren’t lasting. I knew there had to be a better way.
I began refining my nutritional coaching to incorporate well-respected and researched nutritional information in combination with a plan and support to set my clients up for success. I continue to stay up-to-date on information from top nutritionists and diet pioneers and I have completed my Precision Nutrition Coaching certification. I’ve designed my programs to pair the best nutritional information available with the support to help you set realistic expectations and to recognize success at each stage. Expecting instantaneous and major change is not reasonable for most of us in any aspect of life, especially in our relationships with food. Even though we all “want it now,” lasting positive impacts to health and body composition will come slower for the majority.
My goal in providing Functional Nutrition Coaching is to find where nutrition support is needed and provide it in a way that works for you and your lifestyle. Whether it’s a one-on-one trip to the grocery store to learn what to eat, preparing your kitchen to create healthy meals, or just optimizing your current eating plan, I can help move you toward your goals and better nutrition for you and your family