Health Coaches Explained
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who helps clients feel their best through food and lifestyle changes.
Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.
Why are health coaches needed?
More than 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes. (CDC)
About 70% of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. (NIH)
An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, while 5% of those dieters keep the weight off long-term. (BMC)
Those are just a few examples of why a hand from a health coach can be so helpful. Most health coaches believe in "Bio-individuality,” which means that there is no one ideal diet or lifestyle for everyone.
Many people are tired of the dieting mindset, understandably so. I see it with my clients often due to all of the conflicting health information out there. Health coaches are filling the gaps where nutritionists, dietitians, and doctors don’t have the time to fill.
With a deep understanding of nutrition and wellness, health coaches delve deeper with either half hour or hour long consultations. Many people can benefit from the motivation, accountability, and the solid personalized tips health coaches can offer. I strive to help my clients achieve lasting changes they can feel excited about. As a health news junkie, I pride myself in finding the best approach to fit my clients’ individual needs.
What will we go over on our calls?
That varies with everyone. Whether you'd like to lose weight, change your relationship with food, better understand a food allergy and/or trigger, improve digestion, lower stress, need accountability and more, I can help. I take a holistic approach to supporting your unique health needs.
Want to Become a Health Coach?
Check out the sample health coach curriculum guide here from the world’s largest nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Discover who will be teaching the courses, see what you’ll be learning, and more. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about health coaching, IIN, or any health goals you’d like to tackle.