Health and Nutritional Coaching
Partnering with patients in a personalized one-on-one setting
Health and Nutritional Coaching
Health and nutritional coaches work one-on-one with patients to partner in setting and attaining realistic, incremental goals to help achieve changes in daily choices regarding food, movement, sleep, stress, and purpose to improve overall health.
What is Health and Nutritional Coaching?
- Have you ever tried to change a bad habit?
- Have you told yourself to stop pulling in at the McDonald’s drive through on the way home from work after a long, busy day only to go to Taco Bell instead?
- Have you told yourself to put your phone down and go to bed, only to watch 4 more Netflix shows and stay up way too late?
- Do you have your workout clothes ready to go in the morning, but keep hitting that snooze alarm?
- Do you feel like you are dragging through your day and feeling stuck in your life?
- Are you frustrated that despite how much you read online and the many podcasts you listen to, you don’t apply any of these changes to your life?
- Do you feel like you have “time compression” syndrome and if anyone tells you to do one more thing, you will scream?
The reality is that change is hard.
Change is especially hard when you are juggling so many demands, roles, and responsibilities that often leaves little energy, time, or money for what we eat, how we recover, how we handle stress, and how we live our life with purpose. That’s a problem. Our modern-day conveniences of living make many aspects of our lives easier and more connected, but often to the sacrifice of our health. We are often jammed from the beginning of our days until the end, leaving less and less time for our self-care. Eating on the run, stuck at our desks due to our dominant sedentary lifestyles, under-slept, and over-tired, we know we need to change, but where do you start?
Who is Health & Nutritional Coaching for?
The good news is that around 80% of our health is the by-product of everyday small choices. The better news is that your body was created to work, it just needs the right ingredients for it to function to its highest potential. And the best news is that you don’t have to learn how to do it all on your own!
Working with a health and nutritional coach alongside a functional medicine doctor like Dr. Gesik helps you find leverage points in your everyday life for immediate change. These one-on-one sessions are personalized to help you take control of your health.
During this supportive journey, you will gain practical insight and simple solutions into the often confusing and overwhelming world of how to eat, when to eat, what to eat, how to move, how to sleep, how to fit it all in! You will be empowered to make the little changes today that will move you towards your healthiest YOU!
One study found that people who went through three months of health coaching significant improved markers in blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose), blood fat (triglycerides), body weight, and cardiovascular fitness. Health coaches provide accountability, encouragement, and unconditional support to help you reach your goals.
Common Topics Covered in Health Coaching Sessions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your visits usually range between 30-45 minutes and involve designing a personalized health and wellness plan that works for you. You will cover a variety of topics based on your individualized health goals. This setting allows for a personalized and extended amount of education regarding clinical recommendations in regard to dietary, movement, sleep, and recovery goals outlined from your initial medical visits with Dr. Gesik.
Beyond clarifying how to change “what we do,” health coaching also works to explore the “why” behind our behaviors and habits.
Often times there are limiting beliefs, wounds, or barriers that prevent us from doing the things we know we should do. Health coaching can help you explore and identify these barriers so you can brainstorm ways to change your mindset and breakthrough these limiting beliefs.
Incremental change is also easier when we have an “accountability partner” who helps to break bigger goals into smaller steps that are specific, measurable, attainable, and work within your available resources.
More so, navigating the process of change can often bring up new questions and problems that can require reworking your plan.
Working together allows you to traverse the dynamic and unpredictable course of learning how to become a healthier version of yourself.