Yep, you heard my right! No one likes to be told what to do, myself included. That's why I'm not going to tell you what to do I'm going to show you what to do. I'm going to apply the health coaching principles I'm learning while studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to myself and document them here.

How does that sound? I whole-heartedly believe in what I'm doing so am more than happy to continue to improve my quality of life. That way, I'll be able to speak from personal experience when working with clients. As a Health Coach, I support clients with their health + wellness goals through lifestyle + dietary shift. If this helps reduce your chances of needing a doctor or going on pharmaceuticals, then that's a good thing, right!

The Integrative Nutrition Plate is a great place to start because I'd never seen a plate like it before and now that I have, love it! Their plate consists of two groups, Primary Foods + Secondary Foods.

Primary Foods
Relationship
Career
Spirituality
Physical Activity

Secondary Food
Vegetables
Whole Grains
Protein
Fruits
Water
Fats + Oils

Primary foods feed us, but they don't come on a plate like secondary foods. The more primary food we receive, the less we depend upon the secondary food. Makes sense, doesn't it? It's not rocket science, but as we glorify 'busy' in our everyday lives the more we lose sight of what really matters.

That's why I want to share my journey with you so you can experience first hand exactly what I'm doing and why. I'll share my results on here, and you'll be able to ask questions in the comments. I'm always asking questions and learning so I truly don't mind if you do, ask away. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved. I hope you follow along so you can see what working with a health coach would be like.

In the next part, I'll be getting down to business and making a plan. It'll be brutally honest, and I won't be holding back. I still have aspects of my life I need to improve to make it even better and have no issues sharing them with you. Even if it makes me feel uncomfortable.

Until then, let me know below in the comments what experience you've had with a Health Coach. Have you ever worked with a Health Coach? If so, how did it benefit you? If not, what would you want to get out of working with a Health Coach?

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