Have a question for me? Here are answers to commonly asked questions that I get asked as a health expert.
What do you eat?
Tons of healthy fats (avocados, nut butters, coconut, olives, sheep/goat cheese, nuts, ghee, grass-fed butter), clean protein (wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, wild game, pasture-raised chicken and eggs), fiber (veggies, veggies, veggies!).
Do you eat perfect all of the time?
No! Not only would that get boring, but I find it is not sustainable to eat perfectly every day! Balance and moderation are key! I love to make paleo desserts and I indulge when I do. I always indulge during the holidays and birthdays. I believe in eating clean 85% of the time and leaving room for that “cheat” day or meal that you can’t resist!
Are there certain foods that you absolutely will not eat?
Yes!! I will not eat wheat, gluten, table sugar, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, hydrogenated oils, and I will not eat anything with dye’s or high in sugar!
Have you always been healthy?
No! Of course, like most of you, I did not realize I was eating unhealthy foods. There wasn’t much I didn’t eat before Lyme disease, including all of the foods that are now on my “no” list (see question #2). The food industry has us believing that the food on the shelves is healthy for us when most of it is not!
Does your entire family eat the way you do?
No! My husband and 3 kiddos do eat healthy. They are completely gluten free, dye free, and processed food free. They eat the same things I do except they eat non-glutinous grains, dairy, and legumes.
What made you want to be a health coach?
My battle with Lyme changed dramatically when I began to use food as medicine. I was absolutely astounded by the power of food. I completely healed myself, gut, candida, and thyroid. I want to spread the word and help others heal. I want to show others that they can be in control of their health!
Are you certain that you can help others get well?
Yes! You have the power within you to get well, you just don’t realize it! With my help and the tools I will teach you, healing will be on your way. The more you do the better results you will see!
What is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach?
As your Integrative Nutrition Health Coach I look at the systems of your body as a whole that work together. I will assess where you are currently with your health and what your goals are. We will come up with a plan together to reach your goals and I will inspire you, motivate you, educate you, and hold you accountable so that you reach your goals. You will learn about nutrition and how to use food as medicine. I will provide you with the support you need, recipe ideas, workout ideas, and ways to reconnect with yourself. Together, you will discover YOU!
Are your programs for me?
If you are ready, willing, and serious about becoming the healthiest you, then yes! Sometimes you are just missing a person to talk to, count on, learn from, and to motivate you. That is where I come in!