As I complete the halfway point through my Institute of Integrative Nutrition schooling, I thought it would be the perfect time to discuss what a Health/Nutrition Coach is! First off, I always tell my clients that no matter how many hours a day you are exercising, if you are not eating right, not sleeping 7-8 hours/night, stressed or unhappy, all of your hard work is for nothing. Our body is a machine, and if you don’t take care of every single part, it can breakdown or not perform at its optimal level! That’s where Health/Nutritional Coaching comes in!
When I work with clients, I make sure to not only discuss their workouts, but to examine every aspect of their daily lives. We start with Nutrition…and remember, there is no one PERFECT diet out there. Each individual body is different. Some foods that I love and crave might cause an upset stomach in someone else. But what I do know is that when you eat REAL foods (i.e. Fruits, Veggies, Whole Grains, Nuts/Seeds, Lean Proteins) your body will thank you. So I work towards helping my clients understand what is healthy and what is not so that they can develop a life-long nutritional program (not a quick fix) that will lead them to feeling and looking their best. What’s important to remember is that small steps lead to big changes over time. It’s taken me a good 10 years to really feel like I have a firm grasp on what works best for my body, and I’m still learning everyday. We all have those moments in which we make poor nutritional choices, but the goal is to have more good choices than bad!
Health Coaching goes hand in hand with Nutritional Coaching. Usually when we make our nutritional choices, it’s directly related to how we are feeling! If we are stressed, tired or sad, we sometimes reach for that big piece of chocolate cake. If we just did an amazing, sweaty yoga class, we are centered, balanced, and in tune with our body’s needs, so we are more likely to grab a greens juice! I work to find out what my clients might need more of or less of in their daily lives in order to create a more balanced diet as well as more presence, more happiness, and more fulfillment. That might mean re-evaluating relationships, a career, time management, workout regimens, or sleep schedules, to name a few.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, check out the program breakdown below:
Kaleigh Walker Health/Nutritional Coaching Program:
- FOUR 45-minute meetings every month (they can be over the phone, in person, or via Facetime)
- An email after each session highlighting client goals/to-do’s for that particular week, recipe ideas & additional reading suggestions based on our discussions
- Unlimited email/text correspondence with any questions/concerns
- Sample one week diet plan based on my client’s likes/dislikes/needs (including supplement suggestions)
- Sample one week workout plan based on my client’s likes/dislikes/needs
- Contact: email@example.com to sign-up today!