What is Weight Loss Coaching?


What is Weight Loss Coaching?

I provide one-on-one weight loss coaching that is tailor made for you and your nutritional and weight loss needs. After an in-depth analysis of you and your lifestyle, I create a comprehensive plan for you. Together, we work the plan to ensure that you meet your goals. Check out this short video explaining the program.

The Details:
With over 20 years of experience as an award-winning Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach, Andi Kay specializes in helping women and men maximize their mid-life metabolisms. Over the years, Andi has honed a proven toolset of strategic, realistic diet, exercise and mindset techniques in order to help her clients break free of their weight struggles and change the way they forever relate to food while still enjoying life.

In her health & weight loss coaching program, Andi will show you how to make long-term changes to your relationship with food, so you can achieve peace for once and for all.

This isn’t a one size fits all program. Andi will work with you personally to uncover your challenges with food and what blocks you from taking the best care of yourself.

When you work with Andi:
• You’ll uncover the root causes of your challenges with food and weight and how to address them
• You’ll develop a crystal clear, realistic vision of your healthy self
• You’ll learn how to conquer cravings by building up one success at a time
• You’ll rediscover how to truly enjoy food and release yourself from feeling bad when you eat
• You’ll receive custom-tailored diet, health and mind-body advice to suit your unique needs and lifestyle
• You’ll learn what foods to incorporate into your diet regularly to help amp up your metabolism
• You’ll learn specific ways to exercise in order to maximize your mid-life metabolism

Here’s what’s included when you work with Andi:
60-minute personalized health coaching sessions — (via Skype, or over the phone) where Andi will address topics and strategies that are applicable to you. After each session, you’ll have a clearcut plan to work until you meet again.

Unlimited email support —Andi will be there to help troubleshoot those confidence wobbles when they arise and will also be there to support you in planning for events that test your ability to maintain your peace with food.

Delicious recipes tailored to your unique needs / likes / allergies — Andi will provide you with easy, enjoyable recipes that will help take the stress out of meal planning

Workout plans — Andi will develop customized workout plans tailored to the unique needs of your body and abilities.

Andi’s Private Facebook group — Where Andi will support and cheer you on throughout your journey and provide you with inspiration, encouragement and helpful tips.

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WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE OUR RISK FACTORS


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I recently became certified in Health Coaching through ACE ( American Council on Exercise).

Health coaches guide their clients to make weight- related behavioral changes through goal- setting, education, motivation, programming, support, appropriate progressions, and referral when necessary.

This certification along with my Weight Loss Coaching and Personal Training certificates allows me to become full service for my clients and prospective clients. I can structure workout plans, create accountability and consistency while dealing with people with health issues such as diabetes and obesity.

I am now equipped to empower  individuals to achieve healthier lifestyles with making behavior changes in their lives.

I have always had a passion for nutrition, physical fitness and helping people to achieve their goals. I am extremely concerned about the data regarding the health issues of many Americans. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States with 68.3% of adults are categorized as overweight or obese in 2008.  The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey using measures of body mass index in 2010, (BMI) indicates that 16.9% of all children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are now obese  with much larger numbers now, that it is 2014. It is estimated that by 2015, more than 40% of U.S. adults will be obese.

We know so much about the importance of healthy eating, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle changes can prevent many health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and cancers. There are way too many situations with adults getting diagnosed with health problems. We are in much more control of our health than previously believed. An  enormous amount of health issues can be prevented  by consistently exercising, eating healthy and making lifestyle changes.

I am distraught by too many stories of so many young parents, grandparents, friends and spouses prematurely dying.I am passionate about fighting all these diseases by doing what I know makes a enormous difference….lifestyle changes including behavioral changes, education, accountability,  support and consistency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight Management For Life


dreamstime_xs_6553299Recently I read that the average woman spends 21 minutes a day worrying about her weight. It is very disconcerting that the obsession with new diets,weight-loss gimmicks and new weight loss fads keep people from doing the one and only thing that will work for a lifetime.

I have seen so many of my friends and clients push themselves to start a new diet that is extreme or an extreme high-intensity workout that is extremely too hard to maintain and could cause long-term injuries, making consistency impossible. I know so many people who have been injured by extreme workouts and were restricted for weeks or months due to those injuries. I also know way too many people who have been on such low-calorie diets during their lifetime that they have lowered their metabolism and are unable to eat anything above that low set point without gaining weight.

I feel like a broken record so much of the time by repeating that consistently working out and eating healthy, well-balanced meals daily is the only proven long-term solution to weight management for life. Everyone wants a quick fix so they get sucked into the newest fad thinking this is the magic solution that will work. These newest fads leave as quickly as they come always proving to be disappointing and too hard to maintain.

We all want to be happy, content, energized, fit and enjoy life. Doing anything to an extreme will throw the whole mind/body healthy balance out the window.

Successful weight management for life involves having a realistic perspective of exercise and nutrition. This involves doing something consistently daily that you enjoy to get your cardiovascular training and your strength training as well as eating foods you love in moderation and incorporating six or more organic fruits and vegetables into your daily plan.

We all get busy, stressed, overwhelmed and there will always be times when we overeat or skip workouts. This is not the end of the world, this is life and the key is to get right back on track. Throw out this all-or -nothing mentality like “I’m a failure” or “I broke my diet and I have to start all over again.”

Do not ever feel guilty for not maintaining because perfection does not exist. Our free time is spent socializing with family and friends that most of the time involves drinking and eating. Plan ahead for these times and eat less on those days that you will be out to dinner or do a little more exercise to counteract the calories.

Weight management for life involves:

  1. Setting realistic and attainable goals
  2. Being accountable (to a coach or to yourself by using a food diary and weighing yourself)
  3. Managing stress and identifying and replacing emotional eating
  4. Getting at least seven hours of sleep every night
  5. Working out consistently with both cardio and strength training every day – it does not need to be hard core but it does need to be consistent and somewhat challenging
  6. Avoid all EXTREME diets and workout plans as they will not lead you to reach your goals but will lead you to starvation, frustration, injuries and bingeing on all the “forbidden” foods
  7. Plan your vacations and evenings out by allowing one or two drinks or one dessert but not both- remember its all about MODERATION. Avoid the extras on regular days.
  8. Remember small permanent changes are better than large temporary ones

If you need extra help with accountability, coaching, goal setting or Personal Training, email me at Andi@AndiKaycoach.com or 240-899-1431.