I got to thinking today. Aside from seeing a post here and there, you may not get the full impression of what I stand for. Those who don’t know me well you may not know how I feel about health and wellness. And knowing this is important- especially if you are going to work with someone.
As a Wellness Coach, I’m constantly reading and learning about new health related topics. I love learning new things and being able to share them with clients. I take pride in having a good base of knowledge in multiple areas of wellness- but my main focus is in nutrition.
So what am I all about? While I’m not into making people feel like they need a trendy term to eat better, I do advocate a less processed whole food diet. I do strongly believe that we could all stand to improve the ways we eat.
Unfortunately there are too many sources for health information (and misinformation). It has made things so complicated to figure out what we should be doing. While I do think simply bringing awareness to the topic is a good thing, I believe that in some instances it makes it seem like healthy eating is unattainable for some. Some people simply don’t know where to start. They have no desire to drink wheatgrass or feel overwhelmed by most health bloggers. All the pictures of brightly colored foods look gorgeous, but they feel like it’s not practical.
I do agree we all need to eat more plants- veggies in particular. However, I don’t rely on a type of diet or claims. I believe in balance. I believe we need to step away from the packaged foods and simplify our ingredients.
All food groups should be a part of your diet. While it can be hard to change your mindset, we need to stop demonizing certain foods. Yes, there are some foods we shouldn’t eat often, but I do believe there is room in a healthy diet for chocolate. ? Maybe not all the chocolate… but some.
I’d like to see us get back to basics. Eat more foods without packages. Learn how to cook again. Make time for healthy family meals. Get away from all the quick sugary snacks and treats.
I’d love to help you make changes toward bettering your health. My goal with all the things I share is to do just that. Inspire, motivate, and give you ideas- basically anything that will help you.
As a working mommy, I’m constantly looking for tips and ideas for a busy lifestyle myself. I’ll be sharing more ideas in the future to help with this.
Please don’t hesitate to give me feedback and let me know what you are looking for. I’d love to hear from you!