Weight Loss Coaching in Ottawa to help you look and feel great
Our eating and fitness habits play an important role in determining our appearance and how well we feel. As much as food can be our medicine, I believe it can also be our poison. If you are one of the over five million Canadians struggling with weight issues, your doctor’s advice to “eat right and exercise” may not be effective. You’re pretty much on your own once you leave your doctor’s office.
Tailor-made to suit your unique metabolism
As a certified Metabolic Balance coach in Ottawa, I believe that one size does not fit every person. My approach to weight loss and well-being involves tailoring a personalized nutritional program to nurture your unique metabolism.
During the three to six months it will take to achieve your weight loss goals, my weight loss coaching and nutritional approach offers regular monthly follow-up visits. I am there to guide and support you. Each visit involves measuring and recording your progress, encouraging you through difficult times, while offering personalized advice to help you achieve your ideal weight loss goals.
Making food your medicine
The weight loss coaching approach I use is strictly about food. It does not include supplements or packaged foods. My weight loss plan starts with a blood test measuring thyroid and cholesterol levels along with over 30 other markers. From that, we are able to assess the particularities of your unique metabolic needs, identifying specific foods that are especially good for you.
When you come to see me for nutritional guidance and weight loss coaching in Ottawa, I will offer you clear guidelines on precisely what you can and cannot eat. You will learn how much, how often, and at what intervals to eat. While this may seem daunting, it delivers results, and is a lifestyle practice that lasts a lifetime. It gets easy once you get used to the routine. I speak from experience. Having tried it on myself, I shed over fifteen kilograms over a three-month period. I have maintained my ideal weight ever since.
Admittedly, this approach to weight loss and wellness is not for everyone. It is not suitable for those on a vegan diet. Also, if you work extremely long hours, eat out a lot and have no time or interest to prepare and cook your own food, you may have a hard time following this weight loss plan.
Back to Basics
Eating wholesome foods, prepared from scratch is a lifestyle choice, requiring commitment. No packaged foods are allowed, which means you need to be prepared to dedicate time to buying, weighing, chopping, and cooking.
This weight loss coaching method is based on an understanding of the effects of different foods, particularly carbohydrates, on the stability of your blood sugar levels, and on how this affects your body’s insulin production. Insulin is a hormone our body produces to break down carbs, turning them into energy. Unhealthy eating habits can lead to insulin imbalance, resulting in lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular problems and diabetes. Knowing exactly what foods are good for you, when to eat them and in what quantities, coupled with your favorite exercise routine, can go a long way to enhancing your overall health and self-image, helping you look and feel great.