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It’s rare for anyone to get one-on-one time to explore their wellness goals with a trained professional. As an Integrative Nutrition* Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals and to find the right lifestyle that works best for you.

Most approaches to healthy living dwell on diet: calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, usually involving restrictions and feelings of deprivation. Sure, what you eat is really important.  Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual changes and supportive habits during our work together. Instead of taking away your favorite foods, you will find NEW favorites, and learn how easy healthy eating can be.  Many of my clients also find these new habits help them to save money in their food budget!

As your Integrative Health* Coach I act as a supportive mentor  and guide on your journey to your best life.  We work together to help you define your health and wellness goals, and take the journey to wellness together, step by step.  My philosophy of bio-individuality means you and every other client has a customized program designed by and for YOU.  No crazy restrictive dieting or shelves filled with supplements, or 6am running on the treadmill - unless you really thrive on that kind of stuff!

Equally important, together we look at what Integrative Nutrition* calls your Primary Food. Career, relationships, hobbies, spirit, mission.  You can eat all the broccoli in the world and if you don't get these right your life will just feel off.  Get more vibrancy by balancing all aspects of your life!

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PatriciaAndersonCHPC@gmail.com

Meal Prepping Made Easy

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We’ve all been there – we plan to put together a meal filled with healthy and nutritious ingredients, but something comes up or we don’t have the energy for cooking and cleaning! Instead of standing at an open fridge with nothing but yogurt and salsa and the local pizza place on speed dial, set up time at the beginning of the week to meal prep to ensure you’re eating healthy and delicious meals!

 

Meal prepping is a simple way to have your next meal ready by planning it out and preparing it beforehand. Cameron Linville, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and founder of Freckled Foodie, tells us, “Whenever clients ask me the number one way to live a healthier lifestyle, I always suggest getting back in the kitchen and cooking your own meals. Unfortunately, with everyone’s incredibly busy schedules, that’s not always feasible. Most of us are rushing out the door in the morning, scarfing down lunch at the office, and then too tired to cook anything when we get home. That’s why I believe meal prepping is the biggest tool you can master for setting yourself up for a healthy week ahead. Once you have the meals cooked and ready to go on Sunday, all that’s left to do is the fun part: eat!”

 

Don’t know where to start? Cameron says, “If you’re overwhelmed by [this] task, that’s understandable and you are most definitely not alone. Start small! Try prepping only breakfasts or lunches or even just cutting all the vegetables so that the cooking time for dinner is shortened. If you want to jump right in but don't know where to start, check out some of my ebooks that provide weekly meal plans, master grocery lists, and corresponding recipes. All the tools you need!”

 

For those of you looking to dabble in meal prep, here are some simple steps to get started.

 

1.    Create a meal plan and grocery list.
The first step to successful meal prep is planning what you’re going to eat. This doesn’t have to be a timely task; it can take under an hour to make a schedule of your meals for the week ahead. Break down the day into the meals you are going to create and healthy snacks to munch on. Include whole grains, leafy greens, healthy fats, filling fiber and protein, and plenty of delicious spices.

 

2.    Choose a day dedicated to prepping.
Find a day when you have the time to make food for the week. Block out a few hours to prepare and cook your food for the week ahead – and remember to leave time to clean up.

 

3.    Shop.
Buy all the items on your list. This should include everything you’ll need for the week, from oats to meats to vegetables and everything in between.

 

4.    Prepare.
Now that everything is set, it’s time to get cooking! Create everything you’ve planned for and separate it into satisfying portions.

 


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