Many people find themselves in the grocery store, enticed by sugary treats or purchasing the same processed foods every week. Yet, they still find themselves with a mid-afternoon energy crash, unable to get through the day without a cup of coffee or working extra hard at the gym and not seeing the results they would like to.
Sugar cravings can become a vicious cycle; the more sweets, caffeine and processed foods we eat, the more we crave. However, we aren't providing our bodies with the proper nutrients we need to thrive!
When most people hear the word “health coach,” they think of limiting diets, eating restrictions, or focusing on what they can’t eat.
On the contrary, using a health coach is having a support system in place to reach individual goals for optimum health and wellness. From moms on the go, to busy professionals or active athletes, overall health and wellness can be achieved from integrating nutritious foods, exercise and relaxation techniques.
Achieving balance with health and nutrition starts with the shopping cart or changing the way meals are prepared. Having a fun family dinner or slowing down to enjoy each bite are both simple ways we can begin to shift ingrained patterns of skipping meals or eating on the go.
Karen Phillips, owner of ViaNutrition, comments, “We know intuitively that if we eat healthier, we will feel better, yet many people struggle to integrate positive lifestyle changes into their daily lives. As a health coach, I work with clients to discover effective strategies for a healthy eating lifestyle and incorporate a wide variety of foods that give people the energy they need to do the things they love to do.”
Working with both women and men, Karen Phillips is a Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach who takes a well-rounded approach to health and wellness. She understands that all areas of life are connected, and health is more than just about food.
In fact, health coaches use a preventative approach and complement, but do not replace medical treatment. In many cases, they can work in conjunction with a physician to provide nourishing foods to support other types of medical treatment.
Karen adds, “My goal is to encourage others when their motivation is waning, to incorporate practical strategies that work in their own lives, and encourage small changes that can make a huge difference in the way they feel.”
Currently, Karen Phillips is kicking off a Summer Mini-Cleanse in mid-June. She also offers a 30-day Diet Makeover, 90-day Energy Jumpstart and a 6-month health coaching program, and provides fitness nutrition.
The summer is the perfect time to enlist a health coach as a catalyst to spark personal transformation! To find out how Karen’s coaching programs can be of personal benefit, visit http://www.vianutritionandhealth.com to learn more about ViaNutrition.