Approximately 98 million adults in the U.S. are considered overweight, with obesity seeming to be on the rise each year.
Why is this? That seems to be the question of the day. It has to do with more than simply willpower, diet, and exercise. The brain, hormones, genetics, our mindset, stress, the food industry, emotional eating, and more all play a part in weight gain.
The good news is that many chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making lifestyle changes, learning how to deal with stress, diet, lifestyle habit change, and strategies to handle emotional eating. Even small changes of 5-10% loss in body weight can have a profound increase in health parameters and can help you avoid these issues. Don’t wait until you have a diagnosis to start making changes toward better health.
How would you answer the following questions:
If you answer "yes", you are in the right place. There is hope!
Where to Start and How Seeds of Change Can Help
After years of coaching clients, I’m confident that diets do not work for long-term weight loss, especially if you are an emotional eater. The “Diet Mentality” sets us up for failure because it fosters a temporary way of life that is not sustainable (again, especially for the emotional eater). Typically, once people lose their goal weight, they slowly go back to eating and living as they did before, often gaining more weight than they lost . . . and the cycle repeats. Diets do not take into account the individual person, their genetics, environment, stressors, habits, preferences, and why they eat emotionally.
If you’re tired of cookie-cutter solutions and want to get off of the weight loss/weight gain roller coaster, ask me about the Seeds of Change “Non Diet Approach Coaching” that takes all of the above elements into account, leading to weight loss you can maintain for a lifetime!
I’ve always had a natural passion for eating healthy foods and an interest in nutrition and how it affects the body. After dieting to try to lose weight quickly, I unknowingly ended up on a high inflammatory diet. This, along with intense stress in my life, caused me to develop an autoimmune disease diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I decided not to accept this diagnosis and battled for my health.
I saw results firsthand by changing my mindset, my food choices, practicing the power of prayer, making positive lifestyle changes, and being surrounded by supportive people. I work with people who are fed up with trying every diet, hoping the next will be “the one” that changes everything, and who have spent a vast amount of money in the process with no lasting results. If you are fed up with yo-yo dieting and repeating cycles of weight gain and loss, are ready to make your health a priority, and are ready to address the reason(s) for your emotional eating patterns that have become habits, then let’s talk!
As your Health Coach, I will help you develop the skills needed to get to and maintain your ideal body weight, experience increased energy, have a clearer mind, incredible confidence, and have a better quality of life in every aspect. There’s nothing more inspiring than to see a person happy with their head held high and a bounce in their step. It’s contagious! That’s my goal with each client I work with and that’s why I do what I do. May you ENJOY life to the fullest! You deserve it. Why wait until tomorrow to start your journey to better health? Wait until your family and friends see the Seeds of Change in YOU! Best in Health!
Lori BA, ACE-CHC, NDTR
What I Offer:
Why Use a Health Coach?
“Coaching” is a term used to describe helping guide a person get from where they are to where they want to be. You’ll be coached in a non-judgmental, confidential, safe and client-centered way to guide you towards what health goals YOU wish to accomplish. As your coach, I’ll help guide you to set small action steps necessary to achieve your health goals, working together through any barriers you may face in your day.
How exciting when you’re friends see the Seed of Change in YOU..when you see and feel it for yourself.
For more information or to set up a Free Initial Phone Consultation to discuss your unique situation and see if this approach matches with your desired goals, submit your request below!
Experience & Certifications
*NDTR, Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered for 10 plus years
*ACE Certified Health Coach & Weight Management Specialist
*Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
*Certificate of Training in Nutrition Counseling through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
*10 plus years in the Organic Food Industry
*Serve Safe Certified by the National Restaurant Association.
*Led several Christian based Weight Loss Programs that incorporate Bible study and prayer, along with nutrition and exercise, to integrate the mind, body and spirit person.
I must maintain a minimum of 50 hours of Continuing Education within 5 years through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics relating to my field. This, along with maintaining my ACE Health Coach Certification every two years, enables me to serve you with the latest science and research concerning weight management and related fields.
I am looking forward to connecting with you to help you achieve your goals! Contact me today for a free initial phone consultation.