An Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach (INHC) is a guide and mentor who empowers you and provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
As an Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, we listen carefully and help clients navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together to explore what truly works for each individual.
We help clients define what they value most from their well-being and use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring them closer to where they want to be. As a HHC, we don’t necessarily dictate a specific diet, but together we will explore why some foods make our clients feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback to help them work towards their goals.
Here are some concepts that we explore in our holistic practice:
Integrative Nutrition Plate†
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and faith. We teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. We support you in achieving your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired and fulfilling life.
The concept of Bio-INdividuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, we support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. The holistic approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will “crowd out” the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but we will support you along the way.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
You can learn more about the training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
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