No Diets, No Gimmicks – Just Real Food and Real Life Issues

Christine OToday we have a guest post by Christine M. Okezie (Nutritionist) on her approach and methods for our upcoming Adult Transformation Program (please click here for more on the program).  She has an extremely holistic approach to health and wellness which I really appreciate.  Take it away Christine…

By Christine M. Okezie – Nutritionist

My approach to nutrition revolves around a life changing program designed to guide you toward a new way to look at how you eat and how to master your metabolism through the powers of food quality, eating rhythm, conscious awareness, pleasure, relaxation and a positive inner story.  I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I explore some key domains of your life that need peace and healing. Creating balance in the personal realm is often a doorway to resolving our struggles with food, weight and health:

  • Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat?
  • What negative, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors do you hold about food, your body and your life that are keeping you stuck?
  • Are you locked into perfectionism or an all or nothing approach to healthy eating?

At the same time, I employ a functional approach to guiding you to better health. Instead of focusing on symptoms and then applying a one-size fits-all approach, I am trained to search for the “root cause” for your health concerns and engage you in a nutrition plan that evolves over time throughout my coaching program. After all, true health is about being deeply nourished by both the food you eat and the life you live.

Unknown-2I work in response to your body and lifestyle needs in a personalized way, step by step as your health coach so as not to overwhelm you. My approach is both collaborative and dynamic.

In short, I respond to your physiological and emotional feedback as you implement steady, meaningful changes into your life. The solutions we come up with are custom-made for you so they are effective and durable. And because your success is all about support, I am here for you to coach and cheerlead you every step of the way.

My nutritional recommendations are guided by my Core Philosophy:

  • Eat Real Food
  • Respect Bio-Individuality
  • Eat and Live Toxin Free
  • Embrace Plant Centered Eating
  • If You Eat Meat – Seek Quality and Know your Source

As a client of my Health Coaching program, you can…

  • Overcome food cravings and destructive eating habits
  • Learn to prepare simple, delicious healthy menus
  • Become empowered as you simplify the art of healthy cooking
  • Resolve digestive distress
  • Achieve a healthy, lean body naturally and without deprivation
  • Learn to make smarter food buying and restaurant menu choices
  • Gain an appreciation for high quality natural foods
  • Learn simple lifestyle changes to reduce stress
  • Improve your personal relationships
  • Disease-proof your body
  • Experience a remarkable increase in your energy and vitality
  • Explore new healing modalities

The Program

During the 8 week period, we cover lots of empowering, cutting edge science based nutritional information, recipes, meal planning strategies AND at the same time the core philosophy is that it’s not just enough to change the food on our plates; for real life style changes to take root we have to dig deeper and talk about what keeps us eating until we’re sick, busy beyond reason or buzzing with so much self doubt and anxiety that we can’t take action to do what we know is best for us.  A fundamental principle is that we all have a great power inside us – an inner guidance and therefore good health is about reigniting that connection to our true selves and miraculous bodies.

Program Topic Highlights:

  • Creating a New Perspective on Health
  • Taking Time for Your Health is Taking Time for Yourself
  • Natural Appetite Control and the Power of Mindful Eating
  • The Gut and Weight Loss Connection
  • The Skinny on Fat
  • Why Blood Sugar Matters
  • De-Stress Weigh Less
  • How Stress Destroys Your Metabolism
  • Understanding Self-Sabotage