Praise for Private Coaching
"I came to Laura as a busy mom not happy with where I was at with my body image or my relationship with food. I wanted to feed my family and myself healthy, clean food but felt confused about what “plan” was the right one for me. I tried several different things (paleo, weight watchers, etc.) and couldn’t find anything I could stick with and hated the guilt I was left with when I failed.
Working with Laura has completely turned my mindset around. I am learning to take control of what I eat (and yes…I have ice cream and cookies) rather than letting the food control me and have a more positive outlook on food as a whole. Without having to eliminate anything from my diet, but instead being aware of hunger cues and aware of when I am eating I'm seeing results in the way my body is changing. And it is changing for the better."
"Working with a Health Coach was very new to me, In the past, I’ve always worked with a Nutritionist who gave me daily meal plans to follow with not much variety. Some goals I had in mind working with Laura, were to try to new foods, make sure I eat the right foods after a run or workout and listening to my body when I’m actually hungry as opposed to being bored. With Laura’s help, guidance and motivation I added new foods into my daily diet that I was always scared of before (brown rice, quinoa, avocado) and we worked on some good food options after exercising. I learned so much not only about types of food and what to eat but the actual nutritional value of different foods and how it can impact our bodies. I did not realize how everything in our lives can relate to the choices (food or not) we make. Lastly, I really learned a lot about becoming mentally strong and to really value my body!"
"I’ve been working with Laura as my health coach for 3 months, and I couldn’t be happier. Laura is kind, attentive, and easy to talk with any time I need her. She’s knowledgeable on not just nutrition or fitness, but on a wide variety of factors that impact our daily lives and our overall wellness. She’s helped me find new foods to try, new recipes, and new ways of approaching food that I had never considered. We’ve discussed how my home, relationships, work, stress, potential upcoming pregnancy, and other factors impact my overall wellness. We set goals each time we talk, and working on those goals, as well as adding new goals and achievements, makes me feel accomplished.
My body is healthier, my mind is at ease, and Laura’s guidance has helped me re-focus on what I want and how to get there. I can’t say enough positive about my experience with Laura!"
"A session with Laura is like coffee with an old friend, she empathizes, and leads you gently to your own best decisions for your individual situation. The exercises used to accomplish that are amazing tools of self-discovery that I found invaluable throughout my 6 month journey. With Laura’s help I confirmed what is the best way for me to eat, how to better honor what my body is telling me, and found that little slice of self confidence I was needing to go after some big goals. This program isn’t just about ‘nutrition’ it’s about finding your best YOU!"
"I have thoroughly enjoyed having Laura as my personal health coach for the last 6 months. When I first sought out Laura as a health coach I was looking for not only help from a fitness stand point but I was also having major digestion issues.
My goals were to learn how to eat healthy for my body type but I had no idea at the end of 6 months I would be a new person not only physically but emotionally and mentally as well. Laura opened my eyes to a lot of areas of my life that I needed to improve on and when I followed her advice my life instantly got more fulfilled and I was a happier person. Laura not only helped with nutrition issues but overall made me a better mom, wife and friend."
"I am not missing the sweets and that is my down fall. Thank you all for being part of the group. It was really helpful! My biggest win would be not grazing!"
"I am doing no sweetener in coffee or oatmeal from the previous sugar detox, this time I have conquered the no snacking/grazing after supper-my biggest downfall. Thank you Laura for changing my eating habits over the last year or so!"
"I’m being more conscious and diligent as my elbow bends and moves food to my mouth: am I really hungry, is it good for me, etc. Thanks for all your encouragement, ideas, and keep at it attitudes. It’s been great!"
"I am loving that I don’t have the highs and lows that come from being a sugar addict! I have tried so many new recipes! Thank you!"
"Love all the new recipes! I also loved learning that feeding my body good food is a reward… not a punishment."
"I’ve learned to know what helps me feel good inside and out…and that real food is much more satisfying and filling than processed. I’m also glad to know that resets get easier each time and last longer."
"I have dieted for most of my adult life, but my diets were focused on low fat, low calorie and sugar free without considering how fake and processed my meals were. I first met Laura at a nutrition talk she gave for beginner runners. That one talk opened my eyes to the possibility of maintaining a healthy weight while eating real food, but also being realistic and treating myself once in while. Laura has helped me to stay focused on my goals and to not beat myself up when I stray. She has simplified the abundance of super foods and greens out there so I don’t feel overwhelmed with incorporating them into my diet. She has helped me to realize weight and food are a very small part of being healthy. I look forward to our sessions. They are so therapeutic and keep me focused on what it really means to live a healthy and happy lifestyle."