Food and nutrition coaching can sound a bit fancy. What is it that I do and is this something you could benefit from? How do you know if you’re not sure what I offer? So, I thought you might like to see what it is you actually get if you book a consultation. Sound good?
How it works for you – an example
Let’s say that you’ve been to your doctor, who has identified you are pre-Type 2 Diabetic. Ok, most people have heard of Diabetes, and that it’s got something to do with sugar intake and blood glucose levels. You get referred to a dietitian, who looks at your medical history and your current diet. After lots of detailed discussion (because is about understanding your individual situation), then gives you some great recommendations on changes needed. Yep, all is looking good at the moment. And you’re thinking this is ok, perhaps even quite manageable. Sound familiar so far?
What’s next? There is a strong possibility that when you get home and need to translate that advice into actual meals, it will start to fall over. Especially if you are responsible for feeding others. Change can be a lot harder than you think. And it can be daunting to have a list of so many changes that are expected to happen for your better health.
This is where my food and nutrition coaching comes into the equation. It’s about bridging the gap between your health professional and actual food on the plate. My role is to take the recommendations and help you translate them into sustainable, manageable steps. One at a time, so that it ‘un-daunts’ you. You can ask as many questions as you like and we can work through all your favourite recipes and try to modify them for you. Also, there might be some new cooking skills you would like help with. And, of course, there’s those pesky food labels that need some deciphering. All of these things we work through at a pace that suits you and your situation. Remember, if you have a partner or family, they can be involved too – the more the merrier for supporting the long term change.
Hear from one of my clients.
About 3 months ago, I was diagnosed as pre-type 2 Diabetic. The dietary information provided was not easy to translate into actual meals and didn’t give me an understanding of the significance of carbohydrates. Within one consultation, Lydia really made sense of what I needed to do, and put it in terms that gave me a clear focus.
I feel I am really starting to develop sustainable healthier eating habits around lower carbs, not just lower calories. In 5 weeks I’ve lost 3kg, my blood glucose levels have stabilised, and now that healthy eating and exercise is part of my routine, I’m sure the levels will be back to normal soon.
A healthier, economical approach
Making sustainable change to your food habits need not be expensive. In fact, with menu planning and understanding what you can and can’t eat, you could cut down the waste of food each week! And if this happens, you’ve covered the cost of having my coaching!! Win, win.