Ever thought about working with a nutritionist to get the help you need to reach optimal health that you desire, yet you really have no idea what to expect?
Seeing an accredited nutritionist will help you figure out the best way to reach your health goals by looking at the underlying causes that may be getting in your way of feeling well and thriving, work out the way of eating that is right for you, all while keeping you accountable on your health journey.
The best part about this, is you do not have to figure it out all on your own!
Still not quite sure, lets figure out what reasons might be holding you back?
1 FEAR OF FAILING:
This is something I see often. Everyone experiences the fear of failing at times and this is because we are going out of our comfort zones. This fear of failure causes you to unconsciously sabotage your chances of achieving greater health and happiness that you desire, in a number of ways. These may include procrastination, having anxiety thinking about change or maybe dropping off a week into a diet because you gave into that chocolate cake, causing you to not follow-through on your goals. You may lack self-esteem and often negatively self judge yourself.
It’s okay to feel scared of change, yet it’s important to know that slipping up here and there on your journey to improving your health and happiness does not make you a failure. Failing is often part of the process and is totally okay as long as you are able to pick yourself up on your failures and learn from it. Look at it as a learning curve, not something to self criticise yourself on.
Don’t let your fear of failure stop you from achieving greater health and happiness so you can feel good and thrive in motherhood.
2. BEING STUCK IN A COMFORT ZONE:
Are you afraid of change? I know it feels comfortable with the familiarity but if we don’t go beyond our comfort zone, we stay exactly where we are and change does not occur. I know change can often be hard for many, in particular taking that very first step.
I, as a nutritionist, will help you make lasting change that will allow you to have the happiness and health that you deserve.
Stop dreaming about the life and health that you want and start living it. While I will guide you and hold your hand every step of the way, it’s up to you to make the first step. As they say ‘Change only occurs when you do’.
3. FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN:
You are not sure what to expect, you are worried about what questions you will be asked, possibly leaving you feeling vulnerable?
Look at our sessions as a friendly chat. You will be asked a number of questions that may be personal, health history and family history related. All questions asked are to help me as a nutritionist to be able to paint a clearer picture of what is happening and your current health state.
I always encourage open communication as the more information I receive the better outcome that can be achieved. You will NEVER be judged or rushed at any stage throughout our coaching sessions. You as my client are in my best interest. I actually care about you and truly want you to succeed.
4. HEALTHY FOOD IS BLAND AND LACKS FLAVOUR:
You think healthy food is boring and has no flavour. This is a common misconception that is far from the truth. If you are eating plain chicken breast and veggies every day, I can see how you may call this boring.
While all dietary changes will have a wholefood approach to them, I will work with you to determine the best dietary approach for you personally. I will educate and guide you on healthy food options available to you, along with giving you ideas on ways to cook tasty and delicious family-friendly whole food meals that will have you coming back for more.
5. BEING STUCK IN A DIET MENTALITY:
Are you stuck in a diet mentality? You have tried diets before, dreaded being on them the whole time, while you did okay for the first week, you soon found yourself falling off and going back to your old ways.
Let me tell you something if you go into a goal to improve your health or lose weight, with the idea that you are on a diet, you are likely to fail. The term diet relates to restriction and that there is a finish line. To achieve long term results, we must look at it as It’s not a diet but a lifestyle change.
6. YOU FEEL THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT OF YOUR FAMILY IN TAKING DIETARY CHANGES ON BOARD:
Changing eating habits can be hard and can be even harder when you have to cook different food for the rest of the family because they don’t want to take your dietary changes on board. It is important that your family knows why you are doing what you are doing and how eating the same way will benefit them also. If they still don’t want to take it on board, do not allow their fussy and picky eating, stop you from making healthier eating habits to better your own overall health and happiness.
While I don’t encourage cooking two different meals every night, you can have some meals premade in the freezer. Remember everyone struggles with change initially so don’t be too quick to give up. Give them a go and they may actually surprise you and like the new nutritious meals.
7. YOU FEEL GUILTY FOR LOOKING AFTER YOU AND FEAR THE JUDGEMENT OF OTHERS THINKING OF YOU AS SELFISH:
You can’t help but feel guilty for doing something for you and your own health even though you know deep down that your health matters just as much as your kids. You feel guilty and worry about being judged if you start prioritising your own health over your kids.
Let me get something straight, looking after you and your own health mama, does not mean me first, it means me too. If you want your children to be healthy and thrive, you need to start taking care of your own health. You should NEVER feel guilty for doing so. The mother is the rock of the family and without a mother’s health, the whole family’s health fails.
I hope that you have enjoyed this article and I have answered some of your misconceptions and fears about working with a nutritionist you may have have had.
If you would like to find out more about how I can help you reach your health goals and have you feeling well and thriving again, lets book a chat at https://calendly.com/sarah-nutritionist/20min
I look forward to connecting with you.
Heres to good health and happiness x