I always welcome questions
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Why don't you create specific meal plans for your clients?
Although I don't give you templates of exactly what to eat and what to avoid, I do give you portion counts of how much of each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) you should be eating throughout the day in order to reach your goals. We work together in creating meals based on foods that you like, and that make you feel good, inside and out.
How often will I communicate with my nutrition coach?
The amount of communication is up to you and how much accountability you prefer. There are several choices of 1:1 nutrition coaching packages that have various levels of accountability. As a client, (regardless of the coaching package you choose) you're also able to book one 30-60 minute phone call with me per month. Sometimes hearing a voice is more helpful for explaining things that you might have questions about. I know that my clients do best when they have support, so I try to make myself available as much as possible throughout the week.
Can nutrition coaching cater to my specific dietary preferences?
Absolutely! I know that not everyone is going to eat the same foods, or have the same preferences. I will teach you how to incorporate a healthy, balanced lifestyle no matter what your dietary preferences include.
Will I have to count calories?
Short answer: no. Long answer: it's very rare that I talk about calories with clients. I want to help remove stress, not add to it. Counting calories is hard (and a lot of times inaccurate). While calorie-counting may be effective for some, I like to use a more simplistic method to allow you to reach your goals. You won't have to track calories, but depending on your experience and what your goals are, we may decide that tracking your macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) may be helpful. Even if you're a beginner, I'll teach you some easy ways to make this less daunting!
Why would I need a nutrition coach?
What happens if I have a medical condition, can you still coach me?
I am a certified nutrition coach. I am not a doctor and if something is out of my scope of practice, I will let you know that you'll need to work additionally with a medical professional. I have worked with clients that are on medication for numerous health conditions. However, nutrition coaching does not replace advice from a medical professional.
Is it true that if I want to lose weight I should eat less carbs?
This is such a hot question because of how many low-carb diets there are right now. First of all, I need to see how many carbs you're currently consuming. We can do this a few different ways. If you're a MyFitnessPal user then you can add me as a friend and I can see what you log for the first 2 weeks, or, you can simply snap pictures and text them to me each time you eat (I love pictures). Here's the thing... should you eat less carbs? It depends. We'll talk about your lifestyle, your workout regimen, and what your goals are to determine if you should eat less (or more) carbs.