Hey friends, how are you?!!
I have a question for you. How do you know if you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to your health & wellness?
Here’s a clue: you can’t meet your goals. For instance, you may be asking yourself:
- “Why can’t I lose weight?” or
- “I’ve tried the [fill in the blank] diet, but why am I not seeing results?” or
- “Why can’t I get rid of my belly bulge?” or
- “I lift weights…, but why don’t I see more muscle definition?”
If you can relate, it might be time to take a hard look at what you’re eating. All of us can spend hours in the gym and lift a ton of weight. But you’ll have to take a hard look at what you’re ingesting if you want to crush your weight management or body composition goals. And this is why it’s worth it to hire a Certified Nutrition Coach. Working with a Nutrition Coach is a perfect supplement for your fitness program, especially if you’re trying to create healthy habits (as discussed HERE). In this post, I’m gonna give you 5 strong reasons why it’s worth it to hire a Nutrition Coach and, I’ll tell you why it’s not as expensive as you may think.
But first, what is Certified Nutrition Coach?
A Certified Nutrition Coach is someone that has been certified by an accredited and reputable organization such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). A Nutrition Coach is focused on educating their clients about making smarter food choices in order to achieve specific health outcomes. He/she works with clients from the general population who are not looking for treatment for particular medical conditions. Although they do not treat disease, Nutrition Coaches empower clients with the knowledge they need to make the best food choices for their unique situations.[via]
Now, let’s discuss why it’s worth it to hire a Nutrition Coach!
Reason #1: A Certified Nutrition Coach Can Demystify Diets
Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of information out there about diets. Between celebrity endorsements and what’s trending on social media, it’s hard to know what really works and what doesn’t. A Nutrition Coach can break down the facts and fiction when it comes to the science behind popular diets. That way, you can make more educated decisions about what diet may be right for you.
Reason #2: A Certified Nutrition Coach Is Your Wellness Cheerleader
There’s nothing harder than trying to make positive changes in your life without any support. Changing your nutrition regimen is no different. It’s hard to know what to eat when you go out for dinner, how to stay on track when you travel, and what are good substitutions. That’s where a Nutrition Coach can help. They can help you navigate real-life situations so that you can stick to your goals, and not go off the rails.
Reason #3: A Certifed Nutrition Coach Is an Educator
Part of staying on track with your goals is understanding nutrition fundamentals so you can make smarter food choices. That includes reading food labels. When you understand what to eat and what to avoid, that knowledge will influence your buying decisions at the grocery store. That also includes understanding portion sizes. You may be sabotaging your diet by this factor alone. But if you can make small adjustments, that can lead to tremendous results.
Reason #4: A Certified Nutrition Coach Invests in Your Continual Learning
One role of a Nutrition Coach is to expand his/her client’s knowledge about ongoing nutritional topics. An example of this is hosting seminars and events for clients to provide information about hot topics like artificial sweeteners, GMOs, organic, grass-fed, gluten-free, and detoxes. Another example is sending regular emails with recommendations or guidance about how to navigate common nutritional challenges.
Reason #5: A Certified Nutrition Coach Can Help You Meal Plan
A Certified Nutrition Coach can work with a Registered Dietitian to develop meal plans for you. Here’s how that works:
- You work with a Certified Nutrition Coach to identify your recommended daily macronutrient counts (i.e., protein, carbs, and fats) based on your goals
- Using those macros, the Nutrition Coach works with a Dietitian to create individualized meal plans according to your food preferences and training needs
- You received weekly meal plans and grocery lists via an app or download.
Never tried meal planning? Here are several reasons why you should give it a try:
- You save time, energy, and money when it comes to cooking for yourself
- You’ll have a strategy for cooking your meals and avoiding mealtime madness
- You can take the guesswork out of what to eat and when to eat it
- You can stick to your goals by using a meal plan that’s customized for your specific macros
- You can eat more at home and control what goes into your food
What if you want to do your own meal planning, but would love some guidance when it comes to calories and macros? A Nutrition Coach can work with you to develop a nutrition action plan that outlines:
- Personalized calorie and macro guidelines
- Exercise and physical activity plans
- Dietary modifications for your goals
Bonus Reason (#6): Hiring a Certified Nutrition Coach is Cheaper Than You Think
That’s right! Hiring a Nutrition Coach (like me!) is not as expensive as you may think. With packages as low as $99 for 1 month, you can invest in your health without a long term commitment. I offer 2 package options: 1) Nutrition Coaching with meal plans, or 2) a Nutrition Action Plan (with no meal plans).
Whether you’re aiming to lose weight, build muscle, or simply adopt a healthier lifestyle, my comprehensive coaching ensures you’re supported every step of the way. Want to learn more about my Nutrition Coaching packages? Simply complete this FORM so I can connect with you and get a better understanding about your goals!
Friends, if you’re ready to embark on a journey towards a healthier, happier you this year, you don’t have to look further. As your Nutrition Coach, I can help you start your journey without a huge commitment of time or money. And I’d love to work with you! Contact me today to begin your transformational month of personalized Nutrition Coaching. Just click the link below!
Here’s to making this year your best year yet!
Mrs. Traylor is a Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, AFPA Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, wife, and momma who provides actionable advice for positive lifestyle changes with fitness, nutrition, and wellness. Read about Wendy’s inspiring entrepreneurial journey, and subscribe to Wendy’s newsletter here!