If you haven’t gotten your chance to read it, go on over to ‘Coming To Peace with Food: My Journey from Restriction to Freedom.’
I admitted to how disordered my relationship with food has been for so many years. That is until now. I have finally found freedom with food through much prayer, soul-searching, and learning.
And I want to share this awesome and liberating freedom with other people.
In my previous blog post I wrote about all the different ways I tried to lose weight. I tried….
Meal Replacement Shakes
Dairy-Free / Gluten-Free
Extreme Competition-Type Program
I bounced from plan to plan to plan. It had to be something wrong with the plan!
Not once did I think that there was something wrong how I viewed food.
I had an UNHEALTHY relationship with food.
Now that everything makes sense I can see how my story can help other people.
Enter my “NO ABSOLUTES” Nutrition Coaching
When I serve as your Nutrition Coach I will guide you on a journey to better eating and healthy living.
I will help you make the right food choices that you can carry for the rest of your life.
I will show you that healthy eating is fulfilling and delicious.
I will give you tools so that you don’t go to food for comfort.
I will help you find your limiting factor (that “thing” that prevents you from being successful) and we will bust through it together.
I will give you a meal plan that includes a healthy calorie allowance for the day and I can break those calories down into macro-nutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) if you desire to be more advanced.
I will stay with you every step of the way. Bit by bit. Step by step. Forward progress no matter how slow.
What I WILL NOT do is give you ABSOLUTES! NO ABSOLUTES!
What does that mean?
I won’t tell you that you can’t eat fruit or certain fruits.
I won’t tell you can’t eat bread, pasta, oatmeal, or rice.
I won’t tell you can’t eat out on the weekends or during lunch.
I won’t tell you can’t eat meat, eggs, or drink milk.
I won’t tell you can’t eat a cookie or a piece of cake.
I won’t tell you NO.
Okaaaaaaaaay? That sounds too good to be true. How does this work?
Well, I give you a meal plan that is customized to you and your goals. Follow that plan and you will lose weight. I will adjust your plan as needed as your body adjusts to the plan.
I will tell you calories and perhaps, the macro-nutrients you can have each day to reach your goal.
How you fill up those provided numbers each day is up to you. I will give you ideas of how to eat in the most nourishing and filling way but ultimately it is up to you.
Overtime, I believe you will realize that the best way to fill your personal numbers is by using whole, real foods. Those foods make you feel good and feel full all day long. You choose to eat that way everyday because it works.
Then there will be days when you REALLY want that cookie. Oh, I get that. Trust me. I will show you WHEN to eat the cookie so it affects your plan the least amount.
You will also need to log that cookie into your log sheet and recalculate those numbers. You then realize that you just used up a bunch of carbs for the day when you could’ve had fruit and been more satisfied.
See how it works?
I will never tell you NO.
I will tell you HOW.
Does that sound good?
Please let me HELP YOU!
You can contact me through my “Contact Us” form or by emailing me at sarah(at)clothedwithstrength(dot)com (repleace parentheses with actual symbols)