My role as a Health Coach is to be a supportive mentor to help clients feel their best through food & lifestyle changes by tailoring individualized wellness programs to meet my clients' needs.
I believe relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. It is important to take a holistic approach in order to supporting the whole person.
For those who are trying to lose weight or to just be healthier, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that there’s certainly no lack of guidance to help you achieve these goals, and thanks to the internet and social media, this information is more accessible than ever. The bad news? All of these well-meaning tips can be overwhelming, contradictory, or sometimes downright wrong.
Fortunately, I as a Health Coach can help you navigate this surging well of information. As been trained by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) to weed out the misinformation and unattainable goals and help you find a wellness plan that works for your body, schedule, and budget.
With me as your Health Coach or as your wellness co-pilot, we ll work together to develop a customized plan that takes your individual physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors into account and fits with the way you live—and ultimately leads you to a permanent and positive lifestyle. With well-rounded knowledge I am able to customize recommendations to each client’s unique needs.
Like anyone I have been overwhelmed by failing at that no-carb diet or being unable to jump out of bed at 5 a.m. for a pre-work run? There’s no one-size-fits-all diet, exercise plan, or even sleep schedule, with ShazEats I work with you to explore and discover what works for you. (Here’s a mind-blowing secret: You can still sleep until 10 and be healthy.)
When it comes to wellness, you’ll likely come across a wide spectrum of advice, products, and methods for how to do it “right.” You’ll be tempted to crave the perfect, healthy Instagram lifestyle. You may even ride the rollercoaster of yo-yo dieting, being “good” while adhering to strict guidelines, only to return to your comfort foods with the added guilt of not having sustained some absurd expectations.
Well, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way! You can be healthy AND indulge on occasion, because life shouldn’t be about perfection or the stress of limitation.
Wellness is a marathon, not a sprint.
It’s what you do most of the time that really matters.
At ShazEats I have an 80/20 ratio that helps keep wellness in perspective. That applies to food, exercise, and most other self-care. If you take good care of yourself at least 80% of the time, and you feel good, then your body can handle the other 20%.
For example, if you eat plenty of fresh veggies and nutrient-rich real foods, then you can enjoy some ice-cream on a sunny summer day. Unless you have a health condition that requires unique attention, the occasional cookie or cocktail isn’t going to derail your otherwise healthy lifestyle.
You don’t need to eat kale every day as long as you consume greens regularly.
You don’t have to do yoga if other movement is incorporated into most days.
You don’t need to learn how to turn your avocado into flower shapes, clumpy or mushy avocado will do just fine!
You don’t need to meditate, but consider some peaceful or contemplative practice to cultivate a calm mind.
Let go of external ideas of wellness, and strive to be your own beautiful, bio-individual self. If you can choose healthy activities 80% of the time, you’re already doing better than over 80% of the population. So give yourself a break and feel good about your progress!
If you’re passionate about wellness, want to explore these ideas further, or seek to get on the path to health, join ShazEats.