Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach
As a teenager, I experienced an emotional battlefield and for a while, food was the enemy. Teenage depression and comfort eating became a familiar pattern. I call it “food fights.”
I could have blamed the eating disorders on my parents because they were extremely image-conscious. My Father monitored every morsel that entered my mouth, but the blame game doesn’t help to fix things.
Luckily I came to realise that this was my problem, no matter what was the external influence I needed internal motivation to take control of my own eating patterns.
If back then I had a Coach, these would have been some of my questions:
Why do I eat when I’m not hungry?
How can I control my impulses to eat the wrong foods?
What is the best diet for me?
How can I be happy about myself and ignore what others say?
A new love for food
Consequently, a new mindset helped me to develop a new love for food. I established a set of principals that helped me to love and respect food and these are:
- Love food for the nourishment that it gives you and for the positive energy it generates.
- Respect food and be grateful for everything you eat each day.
- Enjoy eating a diverse range of foods and experience the satisfaction that a variety of food provides for you.
- Know the value of the foods you eat and the goodness that these foods deliver to your body.
What are your questions?
Can I help you to find your answers? Everyone has a unique storey and you’re answers are not the same, neither are your questions.
With coaching, you ask the questions and I help you find the answers. Together we design a plan of action to get you to your goals.
Nutrition and Health Coaching will focus on these topics:
- Human Nutrition
- Nutrition psychology and
- Dietary Diversity
- The foundations of physical and mental health
- Well-being management
- Weight loss management
Sandy’s studies culminated in the Advanced Certificate of Nutrition and Health Coaching. Awarded by Cadence Institute of Nutrition and Health Coaching.