Posts tagged newport beach health coach
Preparing for My First WHOLE30 This Summer

I write this post with a lot of emotion because regardless of what I look like or what YOU think I look like or what YOU think I eat, I am frustrated. I'm frustrated when I don't know what I "can" or "should" eat so I'll feel my best. I'm frustrated when I feel like I should pass on something and I give in and eat it anyway (and then am annoyed because of it)...

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Sometimes you just need to DO THE THING!

And I feel like at this point in my life, my health, and my career, it's time to just DO THE THING. And I'm completing my first WHOLE 30 with the intention of releasing the eating habits that I feel "addicted to" and to figure out exactly which foods I'm sensitive to with a proper reintroduction plan (more on that later).

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The Hardest Part About Being a Health Coach (It's Not What You'd Think)

Sometimes my clients are inconsistent or we disagree. But that’s not the hardest part about what I do. I became certified as a health counselor many years ago because it's in my SOUL to help others figure out this absolutely crazy, confusing, and contradicting world of natural wellness and nutrition. It is confusing. I've changed my mind, my perspective, my programs and offers because I learned more. And here’s what I found.

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Defining a Plant-Based Diet and Why It's a Big Deal

A vegan diet also includes food products that may not be super healthy, but still don’t have any form of animal product in them, like vegan cookies. You can call it what you want, but these days, a vegan cookie isn’t exactly considered a plant-based, whole food.

A whole-foods plant-based diet consists of foods that come from the earth, in their whole form. You can practice a plant-based diet, which means that you eat mostly foods that are plants like seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. And guess what, you can eat this way and actually…yes…get “enough” protein in your diet.

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Not everyone is going to get "you..." (and that's ok)

Not everyone is going to like that you say no to their invitations to hangout with certain groups. Not everyone is going to support you quitting your job or even who you decide to live with or marry. It's ok not to please everyone around you and it's ok to disagree with someone you love. What does matter? That you believe in you and your choices.

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Ideal Herbal Supplements for Today's Mama

About 6 months ago, I came across a company no one seems to have heard of, a little plant-based herbal company with SUPER clean herbal blends that support an endless number of health concerns, everything from inflammation to digestion support to hormonal balancing and increasing energy. These specifically have found to be ideal for almost every woman I know, especially moms.

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Why I'm Letting Go of My January Eating Plan (And a Lot of Other Things)

Why am I done with my January eating plan early? I am letting go. I'm letting go of a lot of things this year. I'm making space for more of what I want and spending less time doing what I thought I was supposed to be doing.

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Prepping for Your New Year's Resolution Mindset

When it comes to considering your vitamins, supplements, and powders, I want you to rethink what you've been using and consider upleveling what you are putting into your precious body. I did, and I have learned so much. I found a company that I could partner with that was not only totally clean, pure, and plant-based, but that was affordable.

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Questions For Nicole (+ What I Do as Health Counselor)

When I became a certified as a health coach, I stopped my unbalanced eating and lifestyle habits (that I didn't even know were a problem), stopped taking almost all OTC and prescription medication, lost the 10-15 pounds I fluctuated with since I was 18, and changed my outlook on wellness and self-care. 

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Health Coaches Aren't Perfect Either

We are not perfect. Parents are not perfect. Health coaches and nutritionists are not perfect either. I drink wine, I sometimes eat pizza (yes, with like real, gluten-laden crust), my three-year-old is the exact picky-on-the-go-eater I never thought I'd have, and I have created every angle of my online business, by myself, the long way, the hard way, and it's very far from perfect.

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