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Weight Loss Strategies that Work

Weight loss needs to involve behavior change or it won’t work for more than a short period of time. Resist the lure of the quick fix. It only provides a temporary reprieve from the hard work of habit change. Wellness coaching is based on the premise that poor health behaviors

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Weight Loss Meal Plans Include Nuts

Weight loss meal plans should include a portion-controlled serving of nuts. I particularly like pistachios for the flavor and the fun of deshelling them. Removing the shells takes time and slows down my eating pace, so I end up eating fewer nuts. And, like all nuts, they are loaded with

What Can a Wellness Coach Do For Me?

What is a wellness coach? What can a wellness coach do for me?   I am a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach and have also completed the Wellcoaches training program. Both of these programs teach the science of behavior change. We help people change their current lifestyle habits into healthier,

Wellness Programs Include Exercise for a Good Reason

Wellness programs use a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. My style, as a Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, is to address all components of a healthy lifestyle, rather than simply maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body and getting your stress level down to a manageable level.

What Accounts for the Obesity Epidemic?

Why do two-thirds of American adults now shop for XXL sizes and huff and puff on the rare occasions they are forced to walk more than 50 feet? Is it due to “fat” genes? Lack of information about nutrition or exercise regimens? The purportedly high cost of fresh fruits and

Dana’s Blog–Reflections on the Wellness Coaching Experience

Dana's Blog My Experience with Wellness Coaching I finished my three months working with Coach Lorie, making major changes to my lifestyle, thanks to her suggestions and advice.  I found her readily available, responsive to my needs and flexible--this last virtue included that fact that she was able to change

Brianna’s Blog–Reflection on Wellness Coaching Experience

Brianna's Blog--Reflections on Wellness Coaching Experience I just want to share from my heart and convey my excitement! My coach, Lorie, is one of my greatest encouragers. I would not be making this progress if it weren’t for you, Lorie! Thank you for taking a chance on me and for

Helane’s Blog–Week #3–Healthy Foods

I can’t believe it’s been 18 days since I first met with Lorie for my first appointment. I have a renewed sense of direction and especially felt it after New Years as I knew all of the goodies, holiday treats and holiday events were done! I have continued to cook

Helane’s Blog Week #5–How Wellness Coaching Helps Me

Helane's Blog--Week #5 I made it through week #4 after not feeling so great, and I must say, week #5 is an interesting week.  I feel totally motivated to continue down this current path of health and wellness. The discussions I have with Lorie around my goals and progress are

The Indulgence of ‘One’

Eating has never been about ‘one’ for me. I’ve always been a ‘big number’ gal; six, seven, twenty. Or, measured a different way, handfuls, platefuls and dishfuls --- you get the idea.  So when the holidays would roll around, I’d plan on a racking up some high numbers. Hey, it’s