Holistic Healing Blog

What is a Health Coach?

Most people have never heard of health coaching and maybe you haven’t either. A Health Coach provides many services while partnering with clients to inspire and co-create some really transformative personal and professional growth. Not all Health Coaches are the same, which is why its important to really consider your needs as a client in order to determined whether a coach is a good fit for you.

As an Integrative Health Coach who specializes in compulsive eating and body image I will walk with my clients on their journey to self love and transformation, and freedom from food.

What Health Coaching ISN’T

I have given you a small glimpse into what I do as a Health Coach, therefore, I feel as though I should tell you what I WON’T do. This may come as a little bit of a shock to some but the number one thing I will not do for my clients is write a meal plan or workout plan!

I could give you macros and calories and a meal plan and you may or may not achieve your goal weight but that’s not what I do here. See it’s not about diets or exercise, its about how you feel! It’s about what you’re missing in your life, whether its love, passion, or control. That’s what I help YOU figure out in a very unique and loving way.

Need more time? Get on Einstein time!

Do you catch yourself feeling like you just don’t have enough time for the things you love and enjoy the most? You need to get on Einstein time! Einstein’s theory was that you are time, you create your time and you can control it’s speed. Now, I will admit that I’m not an expert on his theory but I do understand and use the concept therefore, I thought it may be beneficial to share with my readers. So here we go!

The first step to getting on Einstein time is to become more aware of how you and those around you perceive time. In other words, how do you think and speak about time? Do you complain about not having enough time to cook, workout or play with the kids? Does your partner tell you, you don’t have enough time for this or that? If this is the case take notice and in the moment make a shift, change the thought to something like “I am time and I can create plenty of it.” This is claiming time as you and when you claim it, you set yourself free from time or the clock or whatever time management system you use.

That leads me to the next step to getting on Einstein time. Now, this is going to be hard for some of you so prepare yourself. “Stop COMPLAINING about not having enough time!” It could be for anything, time to rest, relax, write, paint, read, garden, connect with family… the list is endless. For example, if someone invites you to their kids birthday party and your response is “We don’t have time this weekend.” LIES! If you want to go then you will make it happen because YOU are time. If you have another commitment then say that not that you don’t have time. See all complaining does it takes away control of what is already yours, so just stop.

Once you have claimed time as you and you have gotten a handle on the way you speak and think about your time, then just allow yourself to do whatever it is that energizes you. Now this is the fun part because maybe you’ve been so busy that you don’t really know what energizes you. Therefore, you get to try new things and that is exciting! For me personally when I’m feeling rushed or “too busy” I like to go take a bath! That’s right! Mid day in the tub and I sit alone until I’m calm and content and then I get out and I feel energized and inspired. However, for you it might stepping out of the office for a walk, playing with your kids before you leave for an activity or cook dinner. Whatever you’ve been longing to do but have felt you just didn’t have the time, do that before anything else!

If you are struggling with claiming time as you then you may need to dig a little deeper and ask yourself “what am I trying to disown?” Sit with that question and whatever comes to your mind first that’s it. Sit with it, feel it, journal it. Maybe it’s a feeling that you need to address with a particular person, maybe its a fear, maybe its something you want but don’t know how to get it. Also I’d like to say that all of this is a major shift and won’t happen overnight so remember to be patient and give yourself grace.

This is what I love to do, help people get to their core self and guide them on their healing journey. If you need additional help click the button down below to book a FREE consult or text me at (409) 500-0925.

5 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship with Food.

Do you want to lose weight but feel stuck and you’re not sure what you’re doing wrong? Maybe you feel there is something wrong with you or your body. If this is something you can relate to keep reading!

Social media and advertisements tell us that in order to have our dream body we need to eat less and exercise more and in result when the weight still wont come off then there must be something wrong with us, this simply is not true! Diet and exercise is just one VERY small piece of the puzzle. When we get stuck and the weight simply isn’t coming off the first thing we should look at isn’t our diet or our workout plan but our emotions, thoughts and mindset. In other words we must look deep inside ourselves in order to find what’s holding us back.

The very first place I recommend looking is at your relationship with food. Not what you’re eating or how many calories you’re eating/burning a day but how you feel and think about food. Here are a few signs of an unhealthy relationship with food:

  1. Shame or guilt after eating. Do you talk down to yourself after eating something you’ve labeled as a “bad” food? Saying things like “I shouldn’t have eaten that.” or “ I’m going to have to work this cheeseburger off in the gym tomorrow.” Food should be enjoyable, not punishment therefore, shaming yourself is the same as telling yourself you’re not deserving of pleasure and if you can’t allow yourself to enjoy any meal even if it’s only once and awhile then you will never allow yourself the joy or pleasure of having your dream body.

  2. Restriction = Binge. This is why fad diets don’t work and aren’t sustainable. You may lose the weight but then nine times out of ten you gain the weight back and you become a yo-yo, resulting in a sluggish metabolism which only means the more you diet the more weight you gain each time making it harder and harder to lose. When you restrict yourself you are actually ruining what your body was created to do, that is to give hunger cues as well as knowing exactly what it needs and when you deny your body of that need it stops telling you.

  3. Labeling food as good or bad. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “BAD” FOOD! There I said it. Now that that’s out of the way let me explain. Yes, there is food that has more nutritional value than others and there is food that I can eat with no problem but maybe they upset your stomach or give you a headache etc. In other words we are bio-individuals, not all food is one size fits all. That is why it is important to listen to our bodies and eat food because we enjoy them and they make us feel good physically.

  4. Punishing self with exercise. This is a classic sign of an unhealthy relationship with food, especially for women. If you tell yourself that you will work extra hard in the gym or run an extra mile because you ate a cookie that is punishing yourself, again telling yourself you are unworthy. And if you don’t feel worthy of having what you want you will never have and KEEP your dream body. Your subconscious mind will find a way to eventually sabotage it.

  5. Fear of other peoples judgement of your eating habits. This can go either way, you can be fearful of people judging you on eating too much, too little or “too healthy”. Either way this is not a healthy relationship with food, as I said before everyone is different and has different needs at different times. Furthermore, I hope you can see that this isn’t really about food but about YOU, so if you can relate to any of these points then you need to dig deeper in order to find the root of the issue.

    If you need help getting to the root cause of your unhealthy relationship with food, book a call with me, lets get to the bottom of it together!

Sausage and Potato Soup.

I love a good soup. They’re warm, hardy, nutritious and EASY! This recipe is super versatile as well.

Heat 2 TBSP of olive oil in a skillet, sautee onion and garlic until tender. Then add ground pork to pan, season with your favorite seasoning (I like Italian) and brown (you could use beef, turkey or lamb). Once your meat is cooked thoroughly add mushrooms and kale, cook until soft, salt to taste.

Next, add canned diced tomatoes, potatoes and beef broth. If you don’t have broth you can use water or half water, half broth.

Let the soup boil until the potatoes are tender. Serve hot with bread or freeze for another night! Also, you can cook this soup in the crockpot, just add all ingridents to the crockpot and forget about it!

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