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What Exactly IS a Health Coach?

 

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The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, defines a health coach as a supportive mentor and wellness authority helping people to get fit and healthy through food, behavior, and lifestyle changes by tailoring individualized wellness programs to educate and meet clients' unique needs and goals. 

 

Certified Health Coaches, like me, help to navigate the world of contradictory nutritional advice, since we are educated by experts on nutrition, learning hundred's of dietary theories and lifestyle balancing techniques. With this, we coach on how to successfully lose weight, gain energy, balance hormones, relieve inflammation, celiac disease, autoimmune dysfunction, and many more.

What makes an Integrative Health Coach unique is we emphasize health beyond the plate as we approach wellness through primary food. Primary Foods include, relationships, exercise, career, hobbies, and spirituality. They are just as important to your health as the food you eat (secondary food). Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person.

As a partner and coach, we will begin by taking an overview of our clients' lifestyle and nutrition to identify areas that need attention. Then look to see where they are now. What roadblocks are in the way. Then assist in establishing clear, concrete, interactive measurable goals. And importantly, we support in connecting to the client's own inner wisdom and help them discover how to fuel their bodies and become the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves . 

To add, we know everyone is different and health coaching isn’t about one diet or one way of living. Instead, Integrative Health Coaches focus on bio-individuality – the idea that we’re all different and have unique dietary, lifestyle, emotional, and physical needs. This means that we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. 

Health Coaches are having a profound impact on the healthcare system. Today, 70% of deaths each year are caused by chronic illnesses, but only 3% of our healthcare dollars are spent on preventive care. Health Coaches
are filling this vital gap and many physicians are starting to partner with health coaches for their patients who need to change their behaviors in order to improve their health and keep lifestyle-related illnesses at bay.

While the average visit with the doctor only lasts eight minutes, the average health coaching session is 50 minutes – an in-depth conversation creating a thriving vision for your life. Plus, the simple act of having someone listen to how you’re feeling releases stress and tension – two of the major causes of chronic disease and weight gain. 


Health coaching is more than just a niche in healthcare; it’s a powerful movement for change that is creating a better world. Health Coaches are revolutionizing the healthcare system through the power of nutrition, the concepts of bio individuality and primary food, active listening, goal setting, and other techniques unique to health coaching to take a holistic an
d proactive approach to health.



I have a passion for starting with mindful eating. I believe getting our thoughts straight as to what is causing the health problem is the first step to optimal wellness.  

To start Living Truly Healthy & Happy click lynnecampanaro.com and schedule a free discovery session to discuss your objectives, struggles, and a plan of action. One of the best parts of most health coaching practices is the convenience. We can meet face-to-face or collaborate from the comfort of your home via telephone or video chat. 


 


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What Am I Really Hungry For?

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The first step to reaching our ideal weight

is to find out WHY we eat when we're not

hungry. Being MINDFUL will do this. If we

make the effort to discover why we eat

when we do, we will learn more than how

to shed a few pounds, we will learn about

what is going on inside our heads and

hearts. Next time you are headed to the

refrigerator and realize that you are not

hungry but really, really  want to gorge on

those last six brownies topped with dark

chocolate chips (my fav), HALT and ask yourself, what is going on with me? Why do I want to eat?

 

Much of the time, not understanding what is bothering us leads to overeating.  It

could be stress at work, or the cute guy from the coffee shop who didn't call, or

perhaps your children's rebellious behavior. Maybe the reason for eating is as simple

as boredom, and reaching for a tasty treat offers an exciting solution (at least for our

taste buds).

 

However, at best it is a temporary high to fill a void. Shortly after, the same feelings

pop up, with the addition of a bloated pang of guilt. If you are hungry, eat, but make

it special. Put it on a pretty dish, then really pay attention to what you are putting into

your mouth. Eat without distractions around you -- no cell phone, no TV, no

computer, no books, no newspaper. MINDFUL eating is learning to use all your

senses to get the most out of your food. Smell the food. Look at the colors of food.

Think about where it came from. Think about how it feels on your lips and in your

mouth. Savor the food's taste, and chew deliberately.

 

Our lives are all super busy, but how about starting to PRACTICE mindful eating a

little each day? Starting today, let's listen to our bodies' wisdom and explore, instead

of ignoring what we really need and shoving away our not-so-good feelings.

Sometimes, things may get blown out of proportion, but being in tuned with our

eating habits and what is going on with our hearts helps both our well-being and our

waistline. Instead, Journal it out, give yourself a manicure, ring an old friend, go for a

walk, work on that neglected project, or pray, etc. Simply say: I am not going to let

this baloney bother me! Most of all do not stuff it. When we face our troubling

situations, we become stronger and satisfied.

 

Thoughts? Questions? Feel free to comment below or click here.

 

I would love to share more, so click here to keep in touch for more MINDFUL eating

inspiration, and to get a free copy of 14 Loving ways to Nourish Your Soul.

 


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We're Rooting For Variety

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When you think

about healthy eating,

salads and green

vegetables usually

come to mind. But

how about adding a

little more variety to

your plan?

 

Roots like carrots,

sweet potatoes, and

turnips, are a rich

source of nutritious

complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet

foods do, they help regulate them.

 

Why Eat More Root Veggies?


Long roots – carrots, parsnips, burdock, and daikon radish – are excellent blood

purifiers and can help improve circulation in the body. Round roots – turnips,

radishes, beets, and rutabagas – nourish the stomach, spleen, pancreas, and

reproductive organs.

 

Which root vegetables do you eat most?

If you’re like most of the world, it’s carrots and potatoes. Here are a few others to

explore:

  • Beets contain an abundance of antioxidants and are highly detoxifying.
  • Burdock is considered a powerful blood purifier. This long, thin veggie is a staple in Asian and health food stores.
  • Celeriac, also known as celery root, is rich in fiber and with a respectable amount of antioxidants.
  • Jicama is crunchy and refreshing and contains a generous amount of vitamin C. It’s a favorite in its native Mexico and South America.
  • Onions are rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients, making them prized for their ability to strengthen the immune system.
  • Parsnips, which look like giant white carrots, boast a sweet, earthy taste. They’ve also got plenty of fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, thiamine, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Radish is an excellent source of vitamin C. It’s also rich in calcium, molybdenum, and folic acid.
  • Sweet Potatoes contain unsurpassed levels of beta-carotene and are also rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, and fiber.

 

Excited to add more roots to your diet? Here’s a fun, easy

recipe:

 

Roasted Root Vegetables


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25-35 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 turnips or 1 large rutabaga
  • 1 daikon radish (or substitute/add in other favorites, like squash)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • herbs: rosemary, thyme or sage (fresh if possible)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Wash and dice all vegetables into bite-sized cubes.

Place in a large baking dish with sides.

Drizzle with olive oil; mix well to coat each vegetable lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.

Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes until vegetables are tender and golden brown, checking every 10 minutes to stir and make sure veggies are not sticking.

Tip: Any combination of vegetables will work. Roasting only one kind of vegetable also makes a nice side dish.

 

GET EVEN HEALTHIER!

Are you curious about how to choose root vegetables and other nutritious foods

Would you like help being as healthy as you can? Let’s talk! Schedule an initial

complimentary consultation with me today by emailing me at

lynne@lynnecampanaro.com or check out lynnecampanaro.com

 

Get ready to be fit and take back your power from the damaging diet industry! Click

http://eepurl.com/dtZU59 for a free copy of 14 Loving Ways To Nourish Your Soul and

learn more about my unique approach to health coaching at lynnecampanaro.com.

 

Are you interested in becoming an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and starting a

career you’ve always dreamed of? Click here to learn more!

 

Pass this offer on to someone you care about!


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Be Intentional! Let's make it happen!

 

Hello Beautiful Friend,

Two friends are chatting about their diets. The first one says, “I want to be healthy and feel great.” The second one says, “I intend to be healthy and feel great.”

Which one do you think is going to get healthy and feel great? Yep—the one who intends it.

Wanting is simply wishing you can have or do a particular thing. Intending means you’re committed to achieving something by making a plan for success—and sticking to it!

 

The Fuel for Desired Results


The key to intention is action – try this to build your intention muscle:

Get clear on what you want. Create a vision board by gathering images and words that pertain to your goal, and gluing them onto a large piece of construction paper. Hang the collage in a spot where you will see it often. Another option for the tech-y is to use an online broad like Pinterest or Trello to create a digital vision board. Or a note taking app like Keeper or Evernote. Then set a reminder to check it out each day.


Do something to make your desire happen. Let’s say you want to eat four servings of vegetables a day. Your first action may be to go to a farmers’ market and purchase a few veggies for the week you can cook for dinner.


Celebrate your achievement! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself for meeting your goal.


How to Have a Great Day… Every Day!


Did you know that you can even set an intention to have a great day?

Rather than diving into your morning and hoping you’ll achieve your day’s big goal, why not take a moment and set yourself up for success?

Try this “Setting An Intention to Succeed” exercise used by professional athletes, speakers, politicians, and performers:

Upon waking, lie in bed and think about what you have planned for your day (or, find a quiet spot to sit and contemplate). Think about your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and visualize yourself succeeding. Replay your success several times in your mind. Next, add other senses, including sounds, smells, and touch. For instance, as you replay your success, you now also hear the director offering you the gig, or you feel the physical sensation of your finger hitting the “send” button on your latest assignment. Lastly, replay the scene again, adding emotions. Feel your elation at getting the part, or your pride at finally finishing your work.


You can perform An Intention to Succeed, throughout the day as desired.

 

xo,

Lynne


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WHAT IS REAL BEAUTY TO YOU



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If you ever have said to yourself or out loud, "I'm so fat. I'm so ugly." Or any other insult to yourself. GO RIGHT NOW, right this minute! Look in a mirror and tell yourself out loud. "I am sorry for saying those mean things to you. They are unacceptable. I am beautiful because, I am human, I have a soul." Then watch these videos attached that I love. One is a full blown photoshopping edit to a model to make her look "picture perfect". The other, Jean Killbourne talks about airbrushing craziness. One of my favorite quotes from this is by CINDY CRAWFORD, who says, "I WISH I LOOKED LIKE CINDY CRAWFORD."

I don't have statistics, but I know more than half our problem with our flawed body image is because of societies thought of “beauty”. I have witnessed plenty of friends and family growing up, and I know this has affected my own body image. I remember being a teen and sitting around with my three close friends looking at models in Vogue and actresses in teen and gossip mags, admiring them and all of us attesting, “I am going to look like that”. Then to confirm we need to look like a that supermodel we would overhear the boys or males in general (not their fault), whooping and yee-haa-ing over what they considered sexy, while they tacked posters of Paulina Porizkova or a chick laying suggestively on a 1965 Mustang Convertible, over their beds.

I specifically remember reading in a fitness magazine, which suggested as a daily motivational reminder not to eat junk, workout, and to hang a picture of a body I want to look like from a magazine on the refrigerator. Great advice, except that it should have come with a warning, “MOST LIKELY, THIS IS NOT HOW THIS BODY LOOKS IN REAL LIFE”. I was not aware that all those sexy, skinny bodies with the hallowed out cheek bones were perfected with makeup, lighting, and airbrushing. And if you are a male reading this, photos of muscle ripped or toned men do not have much validity; they are just as brutally airbrushed and photo shopped. So, even though the picture suggestion was motivational, and I probably looked good, I did not think so because I was not six feet tall and I was striving to be shaped like something unattainable for my body type.
I feel we need to arm every male and female with this information.

Two things I know would come to fruition. One, imagine how much more stuff we would get done and figure out if we were not obsessing over fitting into a “mold”. Second, if we are in touch and balanced with what real beauty is and what is really healthy, that takes most of the pressure off and we would start down the road to being naturally slimmer, even if we have a lot of weight to lose. I am not saying thinking like this is magic weight loss secret. There is still a lot of practicing this thinking and learning how to eat and move to what is comfortable for your body, but knowing this instantly makes you feel lighter in your mind and body.

Next time you wish you were as beautiful as Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lawrence, or Emma Watson, remember, you are! You are all beautiful. No matter what you look like or where you stand in life. Beauty is living in your authentic truth, taking care of yourself, being strong, brave, altruistic, and going after your dream.

What is beauty to you? Tell me in the comments below.

 
Mind-Blowing 'Body Evolution' Video Dramatically Alters Woman's Body With Photoshop

Killing Us Softly 4 - Trailer [Featuring Jean Kilbourne]
















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