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6 Reasons You Should Work with a Nutrition Life Coach

Kayla Sheely , 07/20/2016

There are so many conflicting health claims it’s hard to know what to believe:

Avoid carbohydrates.

Olive oil is good for you. 

The microwave is dangerous and destroys nutrients.  

Certain cravings mean you are deficient in something.

You have to be vegan to have a healthy diet.

It can be confusing! How are you supposed to know what to believe and what is best for you? Partnering with an expert nutrition coach is one step you can take to cut through the confusion. But a health coach’s nutrition knowledge isn’t the only reason you should consider talking with a coach.

Access to high quality, professional nutrition life coaches can help you lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle, and meet your health goals.


Six reasons why partnering with a health coach might be right for you:


1. Help you stick to your resolutions and goals.

How often do you make goals and never follow through? You swore you would lose weight for the upcoming wedding or that you would cut out sugar to set a good example for your children. Having accountability in the form of a nutrition life coach can help make it easier for you to stick to your goal. They’ll help you measure progress, create healthy habits, and keep you engaged with your program.

2. Handle your cravings.

Do you ever get the urge for a giant slice of pizza or feel like you absolutely need chocolate? Self-control and willpower is a muscle that takes time and practice to build -- just like regular muscles. A health coach can help you build the willpower muscle by giving you exercises and habits that will allow you to handle your cravings -- in a healthy way.

3. Plan how best to lose weight.

There are countless diet plans -- chances are you’ve tried at least one or more with dismal results. The fact is, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss because everyone’s body is different. Talk with a health coach to create a weight loss plan that works for your body and your lifestyle.

4. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals.

It can be hard to say no when your family isn’t on board with your healthy eating plan or your friends always want to go out for dinner and drinks. It’s important to have someone you can confide in and share your struggles with. A health coach won’t judge -- they just want to help you get and stay on the path to better health.

5. Understand why you’ve gained weight.

Sometimes we gain weight, but we don’t understand why. Obvious culprits like sugary sodas and sweets can be to blame, but that isn’t always the case -- maybe you are over eating on certain health foods, you aren’t getting enough protein, or you are dehydrated. A health coach can help you understand your body and discover the most effective way to achieve your optimal weight.

6. Get encouragement and motivation.

You don’t have to do this alone! A health coach does more than just tell you want to eat. They offer you support, encouragement, and inspiration. Our coaches have come through their own personal health struggles and are speaking from a place of experience. Your journey to better health doesn’t have to be a lonely one.


Ready to achieve your optimal weight, reverse your chronic disease, or improve your overall health? Schedule a free session with one of our health coaches here ($30 value). 

Still not convinced? Take a look at our coaching page for more information or read some of our coaches’ articles (here, here, and here).


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