Wait. What even is Nutrition Coaching and why would someone want that? I know. It’s pretty confusing navigating the health and wellness world right now- between instagram and the internet there are so many different ideas/approaches/concepts when it comes to fueling our body and making our goals a reality. Everyone is an expert… or at least they think they are and I mean if they have 100k followers they must know something, right?
Listen, I’m not trying to get you to rethink your social media fitness inspiration and I am definitely not knocking any of the programs out there. In fact, I’m going to drop some words that I like to say a lot.
You. Do. You.
Right, so, let’s dive a little deeper into the concept of doing yourself. What does that mean and how can I, as your coach, help you do yourself better? I’ve gone too far. I know. But hey, I’ve spent way too long pretending that I’m not awkward and that I don’t appreciate a good pun or seven. Here’s the deal, as your coach I will never, ever, tell you what to do… that would be a disservice to your journey. I will, however, support your decisions, your flaws, your successes and everything else. Why? Because that’s what matters. Oh and most importantly, I will be your guide. So maybe, I need to change my title to Paul Fishman, Nutrition Guide. Hmmmm. Not sure.
Let’s dissect the word HEALTHY. What’s at the core of this word? HEAL. I want you to heal your wounding around food, I want you to heal your concept of nourishment and I want to support you in the process every step of the way. This is not going to be easy and it definitely won’t happen in 30 days. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not looking out for your best interest. I promise you that.
Do you think I lost 70 pounds because I did an elimination diet for 30 days? I have to tell you that I’ve tried most of those diets and the only thing they’ve helped me do is fulfill my need for instant gratification and then GAIN ALL THE WEIGHT BACK (and then some). I’m not immune to the marketing, never have been and probably never will be. Don’t think for a moment that I haven’t woken up, looked in the mirror and thought, “maybe I should try the Keto diet.” I have lots of peers who are praising that diet, but my body doesn’t feel cute when I eat a lot of fat and more importantly it’s a fad diet and it’s also casually the Atkins diet rebranded for a new generation… remember that one? Me too.
Fad diets are always going to be a thing. Just like there’s always going to be a new superfood. What it comes down to is the fact that the health and wellness industry is exactly that… an industry. There is absolutely no way we can pigeonhole a people into one category/fad diet/lifestyle. That’s why if anyone is selling you the 30 day dream consider this: A quick fix is never a cute idea, especially when your body is involved. I’ve personally been on this weight loss journey my entire life. Never a skinny kid. I would never be HAPPY as a skinny kid. I want to eat french fries. Sorry, not sorry.