frequently asked questions
Do you take clients for weight loss or weight management?
Weight loss and the ability for the body to maintain a unique, healthy weight is bioindiviual. This means that the weight-loss process and each body’s natural weight set-point will be different for EVERYONE.
There is one universal truth in weight loss and maintaining an ideal weight for your individual body: it can only come from a place of true health, because
weight loss is a side-effect of good health.
If you have healed an imbalance, dysfunction, disease, or discomfort for your body, often times, weight loss will happen effortlessly. Without the restriction of calories, following a limiting diet, intense fasting, etc.
So, to answer the question directly: yes. I do take clients with the goal of weight loss only. However,
I will never put a client on a low-calorie, low-fat diet that involves weight check-ins, agressive exercise, or restriction in any way.
If you switch from a processed-food diet to a real-food diet, you WILL lose weight. You WILL feel better, and we will work together to achieve balance and overall health.
Do you coach based on a specific diet, calorie restriction, or fasting?
There is no diet or eating practice that works perfectly for everyone. If there was, the diet industry wouldn’t exist, fat-loss pills wouldn’t exist, and everyone would be the “perfect weight”.
While I believe in the fundamental principle of consuming a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole foods diet for EVERYONE-
the specific foods, quantities, and macronutrient ratios of food eaten under this umbrella will be vastly different for each person. Everyone is unique, and it is critical to acknowledge that your health journey will look different for you than from your peers, and to avoid comparison, which is the thief of joy.
I do not coach on paleo, keto, AIP (Auto-Immune Protocol), etc. specifically, but I may recommend a client try a more specific protocol if they are experiencing a situation where I believe it might benefit them for a short period of time.
I also do not believe in malnourishment. Routine fasting (for example) during all seasons and times of life can become very detrimental to a woman’s natural 28-day cycle. I do believe that some forms of closely-monitored intermittent fasting and extended fasts can be beneficial during some periods of life for some people.
I don’t know how to even begin! Can you shop with me and cook with me?
Yes! In fact, this is one of my favorite parts of what I do. See my pricing here for more information on my shop and meal-prep sessions.
Do you work with pregnant/recent post-partum clients?
Yes, I do! During pregnancy and shortly after, however, I will not perform the functional part of my examination process with you, which is called the Functional Clinical Assessment.
Do you work with kids?
Absolutely! Starting life with a nutrient-rich foundation is one of the best ways to set your children up for success in all aspects of their lives.