3 Things to Look for in a Nutritional Coach

Nutritional coaches are not one-size-fits-all! To achieve results, you’ll need a coach who understands your needs and possesses the expertise necessary to guide you toward success. When vetting coaches, look for these qualities:

Education and Credentials

Nutrition is the most important aspect of physical and mental health. When there is imbalance or deficiency in our diets, it can have a significant effect on our physical and mental health. Therefore, it is important that nutritional coaches have credentials and a basic understanding of how the body works and what it requires for optimal performance.  

Certified Nutrition Coaches have an understanding of nutritional science and employ behavior change strategies to coach their clients toward success! A Certified Nutritional Coach understands that a healthy diet is all about balance, not restriction. 

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You are the only person capable of changing your life — all you need is a little nudge to get started! A good nutritional coach is not going to do the work for you; a good nutritional coach will enable you to make positive changes and encourage you to take control of your health.

With nutritional coaching, you learn to read nutrition labels, track macros, plan meals, and more. Your coach will educate and counsel you on your journey, and provide you with the resources necessary to achieve your goals. Think of your coach as an accountability partner! If self-responsibility is not a pillar of their curriculum, they may not be the right fit.

Success Stories

When vetting nutritional coaches, it’s important that you look at their reviews and testimonials. What do previous and existing clients have to say about their coach’s style and approach? Do their clients feel empowered? Were their clients’ concerns addressed and needs met with understanding?

If there is no evidence that a coach’s program provides individualized attention and effective collaboration, the program may not be the right fit.

At Your Lean Life, our certified nutritional coaches foster learning about nutrition, encourage accountability, and counsel clients as they navigate dietary changes. Our coaches understand that nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Therefore, our programs are customized to the client and their needs. Interested in learning more about our programsContact us today!