I work with clients across the globe. My style of coaching is about helping you become aware of the current habits in your thinking and behavior that lead to how you treat yourself and your body. From there, we build entirely new ways of perceiving your health, your nutrition, how exercise fits in your life, and your overall emotional wellness and happiness.
Diabetes coaching is for those who live across the globe with Type 1, Type 1.5 or Type 2 diabetes. In coaching, we can build stronger coping skills, build a healthier relationship with food, and make exercise a bigger priority and commitment in your life. Read Client Testimonials here!
The challenges I work on with my clients most commonly include:
- Healthy weight-loss without yo-yo dieting or strict rules around food
Learn how to create realistic and sustainable nutrition habits that includes the foods you love while helping you lose weight. No gimmicks or products, just real food, in moderation with a deeper understanding nutrition physiology and what your body needs in order to burn body fat for fuel. Additionally, coaching for a gluten-free lifestyle can be a focus for those diagnosed with celiac disease or those trying to determine a sensitivity to gluten.
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- Embrace and the responsibilities of living with diabetes
Nothing about living with diabetes is easy, and quite often, it’s incredibly overwhelming! In 1-1 coaching, I will work with you to help you better understand your own blood sugars, your nutritional choices, exercise habits, and how it all impacts your blood sugar. We’ll work towards improved blood sugars, and a significantly increased level of confidence in managing your disease.
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- Overcome Emotional Eating
Emotional eating is the result of many things: a lack of healthy coping habits, yo-yo dieting habits, an unhealthy perception and rules around food, and not being able to understand and acknowledge the emotions you often try cover with food. In my work as a coach, I’ve developed a variety of steps to help you create a new relationship with food and help you face the emotions driving you towards food.
Article: What is Emotional Eating?
- Work through Diabetes Burnout
For clients living with diabetes, it isn’t surprising that we all go through different versions of burnout. This disease is 24/7, and there are no vacations. In coaching, we will take gradual steps to getting back on track in your diabetes care. On our own, we tend to expect all or nothing from ourselves, and that’s overwhelming. In coaching, we will only take on a bit at a time, giving you time to make this part of your life a priority.
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- Newly diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, there is always so much more to learn and it can be incredibly overwhelming! I can help you learn the ropes of living with this disease gradually with support! You don’t have to learn everything at once…learning about diabetes is a life-long process.
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- Fear of low blood sugar
Low blood sugars, during exercise or everyday life, can be terrifying and sometimes traumatizing. In 1-1 coaching we will take the gradual steps to help you feel safe and confident with in-range blood sugars.
Article: Low Blood Sugars Can Be Scary
- Manage your blood sugars around all types of exercise
Managing blood sugars around exercise is seemingly very complicated! Learning the deeper physiology of why certain types of exercise make your blood sugars rise or lower is actually very straight-forward, but it requires a bit of work and focus at first. Learn how to manage your blood sugars during exercise while striving for your fitness goals!
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- Make exercise a bigger (and easier) part of your life
We all know exercise is important, but making it a priority in our lives isn’t easy. As a coach and certified personal trainer, I can help you build a workout routine for home, for a gym, or outside based on your needs. Learn how to get the most out of your workout with a custom-design exercise program for you. We’ll also work intensely on help you focus on why this part of your life is important to you and help you shift mentally to seeing this as an essential part of your day…that you might even enjoy!
- Read client testimonials and interviews about coaching!
- Read an article from Sanofis Aventis about my work as a coach.
- Read testimonials about my book, ”Your Diabetes Science Experiment”!
Coaching packages vary depending on your needs and goals. On average, clients work with me for 6 weeks. Shorter or longer coaching packages are available. Contact me to find the best fit for you and your goals.