Our 6 Steps To Successful Nutrition Coaching
We truly go above and beyond when we take on a new coaching client. Here are some of the data gathering points we take into consideration when building your plan:
Physiological indicators. Blood work, other lab tests, digestive function, immunity, heart rate variability, genome, microbiome.
Body composition and measurements. Height, weight, body girths, lean mass, body fat, bone density.
Other health needs. Known allergies or intolerances, medication use, other health problems, the other health care providers you work with.
Function and physical capability. Mobility, daily life tasks, athletic performance.
Psychological state and mindset. Readiness for change, resilience, problem solving.
Environment and lifestyle. Social support, family, work hours and demands, travel.
Goals & desired outcomes. Specific goal weight or body composition change, decreased medication usage, improved performance measures, improve relationship with food.
Our next step is to look at all the information we have gathered about you and your life, piece it together and design your personal success plan. We do this by:
Put data together; analysing and synthesising it; drawing conclusions about what it means.
Try to understand what makes you tick; and what’s most important to you right now.
Identify “bright spots” (things that are already going well).
Identify what you’re capable of doing and understanding.
Identify your nutritional level.
It’s important that we have a clear progressive plan in place. You need to know how our chosen habit is going to impact you in a positive way!
Hypothesize what might work most effectively for you.
Map out a course of action that works towards your goals; and/or a roster of possible tasks that the you might do.
Break this larger course of action or to do list into smaller steps that you could potentially do immediately. We can use tool like the Make It A Habit worksheet.
Throughout our whole coaching process we make sure that this is a team effort. You are not alone in this, and you are not at the whims of “I have to do what coach says!” This is a partnership, and we make the decisions together.
We offer our expert suggestions on 1-3 potential next action steps, or general areas to work on. For instance, “given what you’ve mentioned about having trouble in the mornings, I’m thinking we could either tackle your breakfast menu or your sleeping habits. Which would you prefer?”
We allow you to choose what you’re willing to work on, and/or what you think is most important.
We make sure this action is meaningful to you and not just some random thing coach says you should do!
We break each step down into the easiest, most consistently doable format and ensure you clearly understand what the task involves.
Get full confidence and buy-in from you and do only one thing at a time.
We make sure you are completely confident about the task and ready, willing & able to do it. We then collaborate on the next action.
To make sure that we are heading in the right direction, its important that we carefully monitor your body’s response to the course of action we have decided to take. Nothing is set in stone, and a good plan is a flexibile one!
Track how often and well you got your tasks done.
Agree on what measures you will track, based on your goals and definition of progress.
Gather any additional data that might be useful and agree on regular scheduled check ins, monitoring and follow-ups.
Agree on how, and how often, these check ins and follow ups will occur.
We only ever make decisions based on concrete data that has been gathered. Outcome based decision making may seem like common sense, but you’d be shocked how many coaches simply guess at your expense! We however will only make changes based on your personal response.
Review and analyse the data gathered in step 5.
Based on the analysis, assess whether you’re moving in the right direction. Are you getting the results you seek?
Look for trends, patterns and relationships between things. (E.G every time you do A does it leads to B)
Choose our next task and or strategic direction of the coaching program based on the results of our experiment.
What Can You Expect From Our Coaching Process?
Proven strategies to help you get (and keep) the body you want.
You’ve probably tried multiple diet and workout programs in the past. And you’ve concluded that they simply don’t work in the long run.
Instead of the all-or-nothing dieting approach, we use a sustainable, practice-based approach to build healthy habits into your life, one day at a time.
The result? You’ll lose the weight (and inches) you haven’t been able to shed for years. You’ll develop a better relationship with food. And you’ll say goodbye to dieting, food obsessions, and body anxieties for good.