We get asked all the time, “What do you eat in a day?” The perception is largely that as health coaches we eat perfectly, exercise perfectly, and live perfectly zen lives. In reality, we are real human beings. We drink adult beverages, we eat sugary treats, and there are plenty of days exercise just doesn’t happen.
What is the secret to eating healthily?
The secret is: we have figured out what a good balance is for our unique selves— we have figured out what works for our biochemistry, our environment, our personality, our schedules.
You’ll see in this photo journal a wide variety. Just because one coach might have had some GF donut holes and coffee for breakfast one morning, doesn’t mean that is typical of his/her diet. It was just a small treat that particular coach felt like having that morning!
Likewise, just because someone had a smoothie for breakfast, doesn’t necessarily mean they followed with a salad for lunch and vegetable plate with grilled chicken for dinner.
We hope you find this enlightening and inspiring to find a bit more balance in your life. Maybe you’ll take away some ideas to add to your own plate! Know that it is ok to not eat “perfectly” 100% of the time.
Health doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach—the magic word is BALANCE.
Are You Struggling to Find Balance?
For those struggling to find the right balance, our #1 tip is to spend some time learning to listen to your body.
Yes, it might sound weird … but your body tells you (obviously not with words) what is working and what isn’t.
Here's a Good Place To Start.
If you want to start tuning in and acting as your own health detective, here’s a good place to start.
At your next meal:
If you’ve ever worked with a health coach, you’ll know that we don’t tell you the answers. We don’t tell you what you should eat, when, or how much.
Because we don’t know and we don't pretend to know. You are the best person to step into the detective role and find the best diet for you.
I am Ready for a Change, What Now?
Getting started is often the hardest part! As National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches, we are expert facilitators of behavior change. Connect with a coach from our directory and you'll be on your way to sustainable health change.
Better health starts with a connection.