I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.
Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your coach, I will not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.
Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasises the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasises the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods (and those all important super-foods) on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body! My approach is that we are all different, and by getting to know you we will figure out together the best way of eating to suit you.
This is all about the different ways we nourish ourselves outside of what we put in our mouths. t’s not just about the food we eat that affects our physical (and more importantly) mental health. Together we will look at creating balance in the following areas of your life:
- Creating healthy relationships
- Having a fulfilling career
- Regular physical activity
- Passions and Joy
- Body Image
- Setting Boundaries
- Self love
When these primary foods are nourished, what you eat becomes secondary, and you will notice emotional eating and cravings diminishing. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The concept of Bio-IINndividuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat (of course I am happy to provide this) but my approach is a little different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy foods in your diet. I understand that giving up your favourite cakes and cookies might seem like a huge challenge but with my recipes and healthy treat swaps it wont be long until you will be enjoying the increase in energy, more stable moods, clearer skin and a more focused mind.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony, the sugar that used to have control of you will be but a quiet whisper in the background.