First, let’s talk about why spring is such a great time to detox your body. As our days get longer, and as we are reenergized by the sun, and all of nature is coming into bloom, it’s only natural for us to want to take part in that awakening. We have a desire to feel refreshed, healthy, and whole. That, in turn, means that we also have a desire to shed the things that are holding us down or are making us feel less than whole.
Steps to a cleaner, healthier, lifestyle
Baby steps you can take to a lifestyle that is both manageable and enjoyable is the best way to achieve your goal. Little steps allow you ease into your new choices, then as your positive changes become more enjoyable, they become habit-forming.
Cleansing: why it works as a first step
First, I’ll just say that not all cleanses are equal, and even with that in mind, a cleanse is not for everyone. Generally speaking, I prefer to start my clients out with a food cleanse, which I affectionately call “Detox 101.” The reason why it works so well is that it’s doable. Since you get to eat during this program, it’s not so extreme, nor is it a shock to your body. However, it is a commitment, and since you will be making some changes to your diet during this time, it is challenging. Therefore, I always recommend giving it some serious thought before you begin, and take time to really think about your goals. After all,
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupery
How a coach can help you:
Making a change in your life can be hard. When it comes to finding a good, nutritional balance; for some, this can be a lifelong battle. But it doesn’t have to be. The right Nutritional Health Coach will:
Thoroughly assess your needs…
Everyone is different, and therefore, each of us has specific nutritional needs. A careful assessment will ensure that your next steps will be the right ones for you.
Select a program that meets your needs
A certified nutritional health coach will be able to determine the best program to start you on, depending on your assessment—and the best program will be customized to your specific needs.
Guide you and hold you accountable
Now that you have a plan, you need a guide… someone to mentor you and be there for you whether it’s a good day, or a not so good day. Your coach is that person that will help you get from one level to the next.
That’s me! But first, I will tell you that I may not be the coach for you. Why would I tell you this, do you think? Well… because the relationship we will build is personal and deep. Here are some things that might make me the best coach for you:
I will sincerely care about you and that you get what you want out of our time together.
That said, I will need you to be committed to the idea better health.
Warm, calm, and kind.
I will not yell at you. I will not offend you (at least not on purpose ;))… and you may not think of me as tough. However. You will work hard, and at the end of the day, I think you will take great joy in that.
Hardworking and Tenacious.
I’m the coach who will not give up on you, which is why your commitment is important to me. You need to be sure that this is something you really want—for you, and you, alone.
I am an excellent listener, and I have been accused of being direct, so with that in mind, I will very likely remind you of things that you said, as part of the accountability program.
Thoughtful and Sincere
I will encourage you when you’re struggling. I’ve been there myself, and I know how to help you work through it! I will also encourage you when you’re succeeding. I will know the ways to make sure you stay on track—and get you back on track, should you fall off—sincerely!
I don’t care about the status quo. I care about your bio-individuality.
Everybody is unique—nutritionally speaking. I want to recognize your uniqueness—that’s your bio-individuality. It’s what works for you. I will help you fine-tune your bio-individuality to help you be at your very best.
I follow a plan, I’m well organized, and I have high standards.
So… maybe organization isn’t your middle name. Don’t worry. I’m not the one who will make you feel bad about it. But I will be on task and ready to go, so you will need to show up. Having high standards means that you have expectations for yourself and for others. If that sounds like it will work you, then together we can reach your goals.