Coaching to Improve the Way You Look, Feel and Perform.
Welcome to Nutritional Mastery!
We are thrilled you are here and hope to help you on your health and fitness journey!
Watch the video below to learn more about our men’s and women’s coaching programs.
WHAT IS MASTERY?
Have you ever tried to learn a new language, play an instrument or acquire a new skill?
It can be difficult. The people that excel at these skills have been doing them for years. It takes tedious amounts of time and daily practice to even start to lay a solid foundation to build upon.
Why would we expect nutrition and exercise to be any different?
We eat food every day, give little thought to it, and don’t view it as a skill. Yet, when we were infants learning to eat much of the food wasn’t ending up in our mouths! (Now maybe too much it is.) Maybe we stopped learning how to eat much too soon!
We also learned how to crawl, walk and run!
Activity is similar in this way; we have to reconnect to our bodies and learn similar movements that were easy when we were babies! I haven’t met a person yet that decided eating and walking was too hard and gave up.
If you’re reading this, you learned that skill too.
Children are born with an innate curiosity and resilience to keep learning and growing. Similarly, sometimes we have to return to viewing what we “know” through the eyes of a child.
KNOWING VS. DOING
You know which foods are healthy and which ones aren’t. You know that exercising regularly is good for your health.
What are you doing about it?
Knowing is the first step but consistently doing is where the magic happens.
How do your actions and knowledge align?
Knowing can also make it difficult to know what to do! (Who knew!)
- “Where do I start?”
- “What do I do after that?”
- “What matters most?”
It’s easy to get lost in the details and feel overwhelmed or unsure what to do.
The good news is we create the plan for you. We make it so easy you can do it! Our coaching process builds the skills you need to reach your goals!
Our systematized approach to nutrition and exercise coaching is what sets us apart and sets you up for success. We know the path; will you walk with us on your journey?
Nutritional Mastery is about:
- Learning and mastering the basics
- Practicing fundamental skills and building consistency
- Eating the right things, in the right amounts, at the right times
- Internally focused vs. externally driven (hunger cues, mindset, etc.)
- Progress, not perfection
- Consistency over intensity
- No failure only feedback and new information gathered
- Meal templates and fresh ideas vs. stale meal plans
- Breaking the cycle of guilt and shame attached to food and self
- A sustainable lifestyle vs. extreme dieting
- Having a healthy relationship with food, exercise and your body
We help you achieve this through habit-based coaching, research-driven methods, and a close coach-client relationship.
Choose Lasting Results
Do you want quick results quickly that are gone just as fast? Or do you want slow steady progress that lays a foundation for life? Our focus is on health for life, not short-term “quick fixes” that don’t produce lasting results.
Too many times people swing from one extreme to another.
I’ve seen people who normally eat the Western Diet (hyperpalatable fast foods, McDonald’s, etc.) suddenly switch to a drastic competitive bodybuilding diet of eating chicken breast, broccoli and rice out of Tupperware in hopes of achieving dramatic results. This heroic effort lasts a few weeks and after another “failed” attempt they swing back to what they knew.
There is a middle ground. There is a place of flexibility, sustainability and sanity.
This is what Nutritional Mastery is all about.
MASTERY is defined as a “comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment.” It’s time to take the knowledge, learn some new skills, practice them daily, and live a healthy sustainable lifestyle for life.
GOOD NUTRITION can not only change your body, mood, mind and more.
It can change your life.
We believe in the power of personal client-centered coaching.
We work one-on-one to find your limiting factors and overcome them together so you can transform your body, optimize your health and master lifelong nutrition habits.
Limiting Factors: What’s Holding You Back?
Limiting Factors are the obstacles that stand in between you and your goals.
Have you ever tried to change something in your life?
Some changes are definitely easier than others.
Some can seem so difficult that we might almost think they are impossible.
Change is best viewed on a continuum from lowest to highest difficulty.
How can we make change more accessible?
Create daily victories through consistent actions. Build momentum by celebrating every small success. Keep persisting and soon those small steps can lead to life-changing results.
The statistics tell us the secret between success and staying the same:
- Changing 1 Habit at a time = an 80% success rate
- 2 Habits at the same time = less than 35%
- 3 Habits = less than 5% chance of success
So that’s why trying to change EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE on New Year’s Day never works!
We use a habit-based coaching approach to help you build the skills you need to reach your goals and live a healthy lifestyle for life.
Practicing change as a skill is foundational to Mastery.
Not understanding how change works and how to make it work is a crucial mistake many make. See, we’re already helping you remove some limiting factors.
Here are a few more obstacles and Limiting Factors we all face in achieving our goals.
Acknowledging you WANT to change and paying attention to your current behaviors is where all change begins.
Change can be scary, feel the fear and do it anyway. Notice and name what’s going on inside your mind as a curious observer rather than a voice of judgement, criticism or condemnation.
What is the story you tell yourself? What are some ways it might be reframed? Positivity goes a long way. Look for small ways to win in the battle of the mind.
Food is by far the biggest limiting factor people face in body transformation and health goals.
4. Physical Activity
Our bodies are made to move in a myriad of ways.
Take ownership of your physical being. Train the body and the brain will follow.
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.
Some things can only be discovered through proper blood work, like glucose tolerance, nutrient deficiencies, sex hormone status, thyroid function and more. For example: one in three Americans have metabolic syndrome (sometimes referred to as prediabetes). Metabolic syndrome increases the likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The combinations of these five factors puts you at risk:
- increased blood pressure (greater than 130/85 mmHg)
- high blood sugar levels (insulin resistance)
- excess fat around the waist.
- high triglyceride levels.
- low levels of good cholesterol, or HDL.
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country and kills 1 in 4 people. Knowing what’s going on inside our bodies is very important before a sudden health crisis “comes out of nowhere.”
People either have amazing genetics, or use “genetics” as an excuse for their mediocre results in the gym (which are mostly due to the kitchen). This is the gym definition of “genetics.” I hope you chose your parents well!
The scientific discovery of the human genome led to fascinating new fields of science like epigenetics and nutrigenetics. Nutrigenetics is the science of what we eat and how it interacts with our unique genetic codes. Good Nutrition impacts more than just “looking good at the beach.”
As you can see nutrition and exercise coaching is a lot more involved than: “Eat less, move more.”
We would love to work together and help you remove your unique limiting factors.
We help you make progress by empowering you with the necessary tools to create lasting change, maintain those results and live a healthy sustainable lifestyle for life.
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