What is a Nutrition Coach?

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Not just someone who dishes out meal plans...

But a true leader in preventative health care

If you landed on this page, you’re likely looking for someone who can help you with your health and fitness goals. In a nutshell, this is the short answer the to question “What is a Nutrition Coach?”

More specifically however, a Nutrition Coach, otherwise know as a Health Coach, is a health practitioner who helps people better understand nutrition, make better food choices and develop a better relationship with food.

what is a nutrition coach

The National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches defines Health Coaches as:

“Professionals from diverse backgrounds and education who work with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Successful coaching takes place when coaches apply clearly defined knowledge and skills so the clients mobilize internal strengths and external resources for sustainable change”.

A common misconception however, is that Nutrition and Health Coaches only help people with food. In reality, making better food choices is about the daily habits of a person and the psychology of why we act as we do. With this in mind, a quality Nutrition Coach will always address:

  • Nutrition (of course)
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep habits and recovery strategies
  • Exercise and movement, both quantity and quality
  • Purpose and direction

These 5 areas are otherwise known as the Pillars of Health:

what is a nutrition coach

By working with a Nutrition Coach, you’re making a decision to change your life for the better. You get a coach and a mentor all in one who will help you with:

  • Nutrition and food education
  • Diet strategies that work for your goals and your lifestyle
  • Identifying sources of stress and how to manage these appropriately
  • Strategies to improve fitness and incorporate more enjoyable movement day-to-day
  • Living your true purpose
  • Encouragement and accountability while you engrain the habits to change your life

The answer to the question “What is a Nutrition Coach?” isn’t straight-forward or defined by law. But with that said, Nutrition Coaches are invaluable practitioners in today’s society.

Today's modern environment is set up to encourage people to move less and eat poorly, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in both obesity and chronic disease. The current medical system is reactionary and designed to help people manage the symptoms of disease once people are past the point of no return, but Nutrition Coaches are one of the leading professions in preventative health care.

If you are looking to better yourself and improve your life, find out what Canada’s Nutrition Coach can do for you.

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Dain Wallis is a Nutrition Coach from Toronto, Canada and a published writer for several media outlets including Bodybuilding.com and The Huffington Post. An expert in nutrition and change management, Dain's mandate is to educate his clients while empowering them to make sustainable changes reflective of their individual goals and aspirations. An avid strength athlete, Dain is also currently the 5th strongest lightweight man in the world.