A dietary Coach will advise clients in formulating healthy eating programmes for weight loss and to improve their general health and wellbeing. The goal of the coach is to offer the client strategies for personal change and to work towards a sustainable healthier future using dietary analysis software, body composition analysis and health coaching. A dietary coach will focus on putting together a healthy eating programme that will ensure their client is eating for optimal health and to minimise the impact of genetic and environmental influences e.g. stress, pollution and lifestyle. When preparing a diet plan for a client, a good dietary coach will take into account the food preferences, cooking skills, available time and exercise preferences of the individual.
A dietary coach should educate and motivate clients towards personal change that will benefit their quality of life for the rest of their lives. This positive influence can then extend further than that single person as they will go on to instil healthy habits in their families and friends.
How a Dietary Coaching consultation works.
Your first consultation takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. During this we will take a detailed history and look at any how you feel at the moment. We discuss your reasons for choosing Dietary Coaching, (e.g., weight loss/gain, lack of energy, general health and well being, sports nutrition etc).
- You will ideally have kept a food diary which we can discuss when you make your first appointment.
- We will weigh and measure you, check your bmi, waist circumference and discuss your goals.
- We will set realistic goals and discuss a time frame to complete each goal.
Follow up consultations are usually on a fortnightly basis, but this can be altered to suit you. If you’re not available to come in for a consultation we can sometimes carry out the consult via Skype.