Why I became a Health Coach?
I am getting a lot of questions regarding my chosen career path and why I chose IIN, so I figured I’d give some insights on my past, and present.
Before I joined the healthy tribe, I was very ignorant to nutrition. My breakfast consisted of a cup a coffee, my lunch was a Lean Cuisine frozen meal, snack a bag of flaming hot Cheetos and by the time dinner came around I was so hungry I would over eat, and all the wrong foods. I was not over weight, on the contrary I was underweight but had no muscle tone and had a high percentage of fat. I was very weak, could barely carry my handbag.
In 2008 I started having gastrointestinal problems, headaches and back issues. I ended up in the emergency room from severe migraines and later back again for stomach pains. My primary doctor referred me to a Gastroenterologist, whom recommended I have my gall bladder removed. Never did my primary doctor nor the specialist suggest I change my diet, drink water, join a gym, or limit my stress.
I started to educate myself, first step was to implement a higher fiber diet. I then, started making other small changes every week regarding my nutrition, and implemented a fitness plan. I started to feel better and after a few months my stomach pains were gone! My husband then joined me in my journey and lost over 100 lbs. It’s now been almost 10 years and it has been the best decision we ever made.
For the past 4 years we have been helping others achieve their nutrition and fitness goals. We have educated, motivated and supported hundreds of individuals. By teaching them what we learned on our own journey, we have been able to help them reach their own goals. While working in the sports nutrition industry, I realized how misinformed others are regarding nutrition, and I wanted to further help others by getting more education myself. I started my research regarding which institution would be the best fit and which courses would further enhance my background.
While completing my research I found the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching, they offer a list of approved transition programs, for those who are wishing to get board certified. International Institute of Nutrition was a perfect match. IIN offers more of a holistic approach. Their core concepts are:
- Crowing Out
- Fitting Out
- Eat Real Food
- Over 100 Dietary Theories
Besides all of the above, they offer business and marketing so that you may share you knowledge with others and grow your business!
As an IIN Graduate and Ambassador I can offer you special discount and I can also provide mentorship.
Watch the below video for an overview on what Integrative Institute of Nutrition offers!
Feel free to reach out to me anytime. As a graduate and IIN Ambassador, I’m here to answer any questions that you might have about the program and my experience as a Certified Health Coach.
Take the first step to become a Certified Health Coach, and start helping others become Healthy Happy!