Welcome and please join me in exploring the world of nutritional coaching.

As a functional nutrition coach, I specialize in helping clients quell their symptoms of chronic inflammation (digestive issues, memory issues, and chronic pain) by focusing on balancing their blood sugar and supporting their gut health. When both of these are aligned you can learn to thrive again.

It’s no secret that eating healthy is crucial for maintaining a healthy body, mind, and soul. However, optimal health is about more than just what you eat. It also involves a holistic approach by focusing on lifestyle habits too like sleep, exercise/movement, stress management, community, and purpose.

In this article, I’m going to dive deep into the nine powerful questions you will be asked during one of my functional nutritional coaching sessions. Are you ready to unleash your full potential and transform your life through the power of nutrition? Let’s get started!

Question #1: What are your health goals, and what motivated you to pursue them?

Ah, goals – the driving force that propels us toward greatness! Setting clear health goals is the first step toward achieving optimal health and ultimately feeling your best. As a functional nutrition coach, I help my clients to set realistic health goals and stay motivated to achieve them. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle mass, or boost your energy levels, sharing your goals and motivation with me will help me tailor a plan that fits your unique needs and desires.

When setting your health goals, it’s essential to be specific and measurable. For example, instead of saying, “I want to lose weight,” you could say, “I want to lose 10 pounds in the next three months.” This will give you a clear target to work towards and help you track your progress along the way.

It’s also crucial to identify the motivation behind your goals. What’s driving you to make these changes in your life? Is it to improve your health, feel more confident in your body, or have more energy to play with your kids? Understanding your motivation will help you stay committed to your program, even when the going gets tough.

Question #2: What is your current diet, and how do you feel about it?

Let’s face it, we all have our favorite foods that we crave and enjoy. But, what we eat can have a significant impact on our health and well-being. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll ask you to share your current eating habits so that I can assess what’s working for you and what’s not. I’ll also ask you about any food intolerances or allergies you may have and your food preferences. It’s crucial to know what you like and dislike so I can help you to create your meals to suit your taste and needs.

Furthermore, discussing how you feel about the foods you currently eat can help identify what may be causing issues like bloating, sluggishness, or digestive problems. Your current diet can also reveal any nutrient deficiencies that need to be addressed. For example, if you’re not getting enough iron in your diet, you may be feeling fatigued or have trouble concentrating.

As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll work with you to make gradual changes to your diet that will improve your health and well-being. This involves adding more whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and fiber to your diet while reducing your intake of processed foods and sugar. I’ll also help you find healthy alternatives to your favorite foods, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.

Question #3: What are your eating habits and patterns?

Our eating habits and patterns can say a lot about our lifestyle and eating behaviors. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll encourage you to be honest with me – and yourself. Whether you’re a frequent snacker, skip breakfast, or binge on junk food late at night, these habits can give me a clearer picture of where you need help. By discussing your eating patterns during a nutritional coaching session, I can develop strategies to help you stay on track with your new meal plan.

For example, if you’re someone who skips breakfast and ends up snacking on unhealthy foods later in the day, I may recommend starting your day with a balanced breakfast that’s full of high-quality proteins to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the morning. Or, if you tend to eat too quickly, I may suggest slowing down and being sure that you are chewing your food at least 30 times and practicing mindful eating tactics to help you enjoy your food more and prevent overeating.

Another important aspect of eating habits is portion control. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll help you learn to listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues, so you can eat the right amount for your body’s needs. This will involve learning to create your ideal meal composition, using the right size plates, and being mindful of your serving sizes.

Question #4: What are your challenges when it comes to eating healthy?

Let’s be real – eating healthy is not always easy. We all have our challenges, and it’s okay. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll ask you to share those challenges with me, so I can help you overcome them. Whether you struggle to drink enough water, control your sweet tooth, or tend to avoid green, leafy things, I need to know about these challenges so I can suggest healthy alternatives and educate you on the best choices to make in stressful situations.

For example, if you’re someone who struggles to drink enough water throughout the day, I may suggest setting reminders on your phone to drink a glass of water every hour or carrying a water bottle with you wherever you go. Or, if you have a sweet tooth, I may suggest finding healthier alternatives to satisfy your cravings, such as low-glycemic fruit or dark chocolate that’s at least 85% cacao.

Another common challenge when it comes to eating healthy is sticking to a meal plan when you’re eating out or traveling. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll help you develop strategies to make healthy choices in any situation. This may involve researching healthy options at restaurants ahead of time, packing healthy snacks for long car rides or flights, or bringing your own meals when possible.

Question #5: How many hours of sleep do you get each night, and how would you rate the quality of your sleep?

As a functional nutrition coach, I understand that sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being. Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep can affect our mood, energy levels, ability to concentrate, and hormones. That’s why I’ll ask you about your current sleep habits, including how many hours of sleep you typically get each night and how you would rate the quality of your sleep.

If you’re not getting enough sleep, I’ll work with you to identify the reasons why and develop strategies to improve your sleep habits. This may involve establishing a regular sleep routine, creating a relaxing sleep environment, or reducing your exposure to electronics before bedtime.

Question #6: How often do you exercise or engage in movement, and what types of activities do you enjoy?

Exercise and movement are crucial to our physical and mental health. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll ask you about your current exercise habits, including how often you engage in physical activity and what types of activities you enjoy. Whether you’re a fan of yoga, weightlifting, or cardio, it’s essential to find activities that you enjoy and that fit your lifestyle.

If you’re not currently engaging in regular physical activity, I’ll work with you to identify ways to incorporate more movement into your daily routine. This may involve starting with short, manageable workouts or finding ways to incorporate more movement into your workday, such as taking frequent stretch breaks.

Question #7: How do you manage stress in your life, and what relaxation techniques do you use?

Stress is a part of life, but it’s important to have effective strategies in place for managing stress to avoid the negative health effects it can have on our bodies. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll ask you about your current stress management techniques and what relaxation techniques you use.

If you’re struggling to manage stress, I’ll work with you to identify healthy coping strategies that work for you. This may involve incorporating mindfulness techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, into your daily routine or finding ways to incorporate more relaxation into your life, such as taking regular breaks throughout the day or scheduling time for hobbies you enjoy.

Question #8: How connected are you to your community, and what social activities do you enjoy?

As social creatures, we thrive on human connection and a sense of community. As a functional nutrition coach, I’ll ask you about your current level of social engagement and what social activities you enjoy. This may involve identifying opportunities for you to connect with others who share similar interests, such as joining a local running club or attending community events.

Question #9: What is your sense of purpose, and how do you find meaning in your life?

Finally, I’ll ask you about your current sense of purpose and whether you’re satisfied with the level of meaning in your life. I’ll work with you to identify ways to cultivate a greater sense of purpose, such as volunteering or engaging in activities that align with your values and passions.

In conclusion, as a functional nutrition coach, I understand that optimal health is about more than just what you eat. It’s about developing healthy lifestyle habits like sleep, exercise/movement, stress management, community, and purpose.

By answering these essential questions honestly, you’ll provide me with a clear understanding of your needs and goals, allowing me to create a comprehensive plan that works for you.

Remember, the key to achieving optimal health is consistency and commitment.

With my guidance and support, you can achieve optimal health and transform your life.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s get started on this journey together!

You’ve got this…..

Get Personalized Support with Functional Nutrition Coaching

Looking for 1:1 coaching support to help you achieve your diet and lifestyle goals, then please book your free 30-minute discovery call with me today by clicking HERE.

During this call, we will:

  • Uncover your story about your health challenges to date
  • Get clear on your diet and lifestyle goals to improve your health
  • Discuss how I can help you get back to feeling like your old self again
  • Share the details of my 3-Month Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching Program
  • Learn about my overall coaching philosophy & what you can expect from me
  • See if we’re a good fit to work together

By the end of our conversation, you’ll feel optimistic and motivated to start making positive changes in your life.

Don’t keep putting off feeling better any longer, today’s the day to start making a difference.

You’ve got this!

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