🎵 You know the feeling of creating the perfect pump-up playlist, right? 🎵
You curate a list of songs that, when they start playing, make you go:
“OMG! This is my jam!”
And suddenly, you’re busting out your favorite moves.
🕺💃 Feels good, doesn’t it?
Now, imagine if we told you that you could have a similar experience with food.
A traffic light eating method can help you craft your very own personalized power-food list. It’s like creating a playlist for your body—one that not only fuels you with energy but also makes you want to dance through life.
Ready to make your food playlist? Answer the questions below to get started.
🟢 What foods make you feel awesome?
These are your green light foods. These gems not only taste great but also leave you feeling fantastic—physically and emotionally. They’re the foods you digest effortlessly, savor, and maintain a healthy relationship with. You don’t just reach for them when you’re drunk or sad; they’re your go-to choices for nourishment.
🟡 What foods work for you, but only sometimes?
These are your yellow light foods. You might enjoy these eats, but there’s a catch. When consumed regularly or in large portions, they can leave you feeling less than stellar. For instance, a small serving of lentils might sit well with you, but a massive bowl could lead you straight to Fart City. This category can include anything from alcohol to certain “junk foods” or even kale, depending on how they affect you.
🔴 What foods make you want to crawl into a hole after eating them?
These are your red light foods. These eats aren’t inherently “bad,” but they certainly make YOU feel bad. They might trigger allergic reactions, indigestion, or leave you feeling utterly out of control. Ultra-processed foods often fall into this category since many folks find them hard to stop munching on. Surprisingly, even some so-called “healthy” foods can end up on your red light list. For instance, if eggs give you hives, they’re a definite red light.
Remember, everyone’s list will be different. While many nutrition programs use the traffic light method, they often resemble “eat this, not that” lists, with some foods being labeled as “allowed” and others as “forbidden.” But with this approach, no foods are glorified or demonized, and each person’s list is unique.
Nutrient quality is just ONE piece of the puzzle. Consider how foods make you feel holistically:
🤔 Does this food feel good in my body?
🤔 Does this food align with my culture and values, if that’s important to me?
🤔 Do I like how I behave when I’m around these foods?
By making choices that take these questions into account, you’ll likely find yourself eating healthier. More importantly, you’ll enjoy a greater sense of autonomy, flexibility, and overall satisfaction with your food choices. 🍎🥦🍔
I hope this helps, and while you’re here, I want to make sure you know that if there’s any way I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals, I’m here for you.
I offer online nutrition coaching to clients who are ready to quit dieting and start looking and feeling better, with more confidence and increased energy levels – without complicated diets or painful workouts
What exactly is “nutrition coaching”… and how will it help you reach your goals?
When it comes to losing weight and getting the body you want, “eating better” is one of the most important steps. The only problem?
Most of the common diet advice you receive simply isn’t sustainable…
- “Avoid your favorite foods… forever!”
- “Don’t eat after 7pm!”
- “Weigh and measure every morsel of food you eat!”
If you’ve tried something like this before and “failed”—or just couldn’t stick with it—you’re not alone.
(And it’s definitely NOT your fault.)
I talk to people every day who are trying to muster up all the willpower they can find to diet their way to a better body… but they still aren’t getting the results they want.
The good news? There’s a better way.
My nutrition coaching focuses on strategic, doable daily actions that are designed to fit into YOUR lifestyle. With this approach, you’ll learn how to:
- Eat better—without dieting or feeling deprived.
- Lose weight—without giving up your favorite foods.
- Ditch the food rules—overcoming the guilt and shame.
- Feel energized all day—so you can enjoy all the things you want and need to do.
- Get the results you’ve always wanted—and build the healthy habits you need to stay that way for good.
Bottom line: My goal is to help you learn how to “eat better” so that it becomes easy, consistent, and automatic.
No restrictive dieting. No weighing or measuring your food. No “one size fits all” meal plan.
Instead, you’ll learn how to bring healthy eating into your lifestyle and get in amazing shape—while building the habits you need to stay that way for good.
How is nutrition coaching different from fitness coaching or personal training?
As a coach, my number one goal is to help my clients reach THEIR goals. Doing that effectively requires me to constantly look for opportunities to learn new skills and hone my craft.
This is exactly why I chose to become a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition.
I’ve now been trained by the best of the best, so I know what works.
(The nutrition method they teach is backed by science and has been proven to work with over 100,000 of their own clients… so it’s the real deal.)
The best part? The knowledge and skills I’ve gained can help you finally get the results you want—and keep them for life.
Through the rigorous training I’ve received, I learned that while exercise is a crucial part of losing weight, feeling good, and achieving optimal health… it’s only half the equation.
The other half—as you may have guessed—is nutrition.
I’d actually argue that nutrition is more important than exercise, because while you spend a few hours working out each week, challenges around eating and food can happen anytime (some would say all the time!).
That’s why having a coach there to guide and support you is crucial.
Don’t get me wrong: Exercise is very important. But no amount of exercise will ever be able to “outwork” bad nutrition habits. So in order to help you get the life-transforming results you deserve—I’m excited to be able to offer nutrition coaching in an official capacity.
What I learned while becoming a Certified Nutrition Coach opened my eyes to a whole new way of doing things. And through this science-proven approach, I’m ready to help you get even better results through healthy nutrition habits.
Interested? Have questions? Let’s talk…
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, or if you have questions about what this would look like… I’d love to discuss how my online nutrition coaching program could help you get the results you’re looking for.
Click here to get started and I’ll answer any questions you have. Plus, we can connect to talk more about what this would look like for you.
Dedicated to your success,
P.S. Just so you know: I’m offer fitness coaching as well—and it doesn’t have to be “either or.”
If you’re in a place where guidance and support from an experienced coach could help you reach your goals, I’m here to help in whatever capacity will be most beneficial for you.
Simply learn more here and we can talk about the different coaching options I have available.