We focus on achieving your health and nutrition goals by taking into account your entire lifestyle. We want to know who you are, what you do for a living, and what your family life is. And then what are your goals regarding your health and nutrition? We take all these things into account to help build a nutrition plan designed around your life habits and your busy schedule. At least weekly, if not daily, contact with you to hold you accountable and give you answers to all the questions along the way.
That’s why we believe in nutrition first. We’re a nutrition coach in your pocket because we’re always there for you. Nutrition coaching is a guide to help you be more productive, healthier, and live a longer life. We work with people of all ages and with varying goals, from weight loss to reversing chronic disease to athletic performance. We offer a combination of online and in-person sessions. We get to know you and design a plan specifically for your needs.
Don’t Use Quick Fix Plans
After trying multiple different diets and quick-fix plans that don’t deliver long-term results, most of our clients come to us. When they work with us, they experience long-term and life-changing effects because they have put habits into place with their new lifestyle that work in any social situation. Let’s face it; there’s no shortage of information on what we should do to improve our health and the foods we should eat to make us healthy. The challenge comes with having a trusted coach that can help you interpret all this information to know what to do for what is right for you. And ultimately to live that lifestyle.
Here at East Side Ideal Health, we believe in trust, and establishing a relationship is vital to long-term success. That’s why we offer an introductory phone call. You can get to know us, and we can get to know you. We want to answer all your questions and make sure you’re a hundred percent certain you’re ready to start the journey to become the healthiest version of yourself. You can take your first step towards a healthier life by going to our website and booking an appointment at our Redmond office.
We look forward to working with you.
Ditch The All Or Nothing Diets
We work with people to ditch this “all or nothing” diet mentality that many of us struggle with. “All or nothing” is the most common phrase that I hear from people. We focus on “back to the basics” of nutrition and building healthy habits. We believe that this should be about a sustainable approach that you can continue to incorporate in different seasons of your life. I want to be the last dietician you work with because I want to empower you to have the tools, skills, education, and application on how it applies to you. You can use this in your everyday life.
Many people come to us for outcomes such as losing weight, measurements or fitting into a certain clothes size. Those are the outcomes. The problem is that we can’t always control our weight. What we can control are our behaviors and our actions. We can handle the habits that we take each day towards creating these outcomes. We work on creating behaviors that people can incorporate into their everyday life. This has to do with nutrition as a piece of the puzzle, but we also try to address stress management, sleep, energy levels, mood, and digestion. All of these factors play a role in our overall wellness.
Diets Are Too Rigid For Real Life
When I say the “all or nothing” approach, this is the sense that when people go on diets, they are very black and white. These diets are a traditional, very rigid, any fad, quick-fix diet. People who get on these diets can successfully lose weight because it’s very restrictive, very low calorie, but can’t maintain it. Of course, this is what the diet industry wants. We have to do it again and give them more money, but we’re not learning anything. We’re not empowered to understand food, our body, and what we need. These diets only consider the food you eat and don’t believe all the other life factors that may affect your body.
What happens when we think we have to eat perfectly? We have to eat all the right foods and exercise every day. If we have that cookie, or if we go to an event or a party, and we have those bad foods, that means we failed. Then we go off of the wagon. That’s another phrase that we commonly hear, “I fell off the wagon.” I screwed up, so that means today’s a wash. And then it goes into that downward spiral, that cycle, that endless cycle restrict feeling like we have to go back on a diet, and then we overeat, and then we feel guilty, and then we feel shameful. And then we start over again on Monday. That’s the cycle of all or nothing thinking. There’s a lot of deep-rooted conditioning on why we have certain behaviors and what is modeled to us from our family.
We Look At The Entire Person
We think that that’s the misconception. Dieticians put you on a diet, but sometimes that isn’t necessary. That’s not the case because your diet is what you eat every day. It’s doesn’t mean it has to be so very strict. It’s just literally the foods that you choose to eat. Rather than giving people meal plans, we empowered them too. We look at their food preferences, what it looks like for them, and their schedule. We think of ideas together that they can utilize six months down the road. We work with people for six months or longer usually. We approach it that way in the beginning because this stuff takes time. This is how you create sustainable changes long-term. We generate a lot of vision and clarity around what success looks like for you. Success for you is different than success for others. We think that this is just a sustainable approach. That’s why it’s so different. I think it’s hard for people to understand that until you go through the process. It’s a roadmap that we’re going down.
Any successful thing you’ve done in your life has bumps and it has barriers, but we learn how to pivot, and we learn how to shift. That way, you have the tools and the skills to manage those situations when they happen again. To say that you’re not going to fall back into old habits or have that temptation Isn’t realistic. We’re humans. We all struggle. If we can give you the tools and the skills to move through those barriers and support you along the way, we feel like that’s the success behind nutrition coaching.