As a PreKure Certified Health Coach, I support and guide people in making food, behaviour and lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing.
Health coaches use their knowledge of health, wellness, behaviour and motivation to bring about sustainable behavioural change by helping clients to set and attain their specific health goals.
In order to make sustainable change, you need to identify why you want to change in the first place. Not the superficial reason, but the deep emotional reason that you want to change.
A health coach is curious. They will listen to your story with no judgement, discover what is going on at a deeper level to help you to understand the why behind your health goals. Together, a health coach and client will get to the root of the problem and customise an action plan that is aligned with the client’s goals.
Health coaches believe that in order for you to live your best life and thrive, all pillars of your health need to be in alignment. Nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and connection. If you are struggling in one of these areas it is likely to impact the others. We therefore take a holistic approach to you as an individual and assess your life in all these areas.
A health coach will support you to follow through on the goals you set, be your personal cheerleader and provide accountability. We encourage you to prioritise your health in small achievable steps, working towards your ultimate health goal.
A health coach bases their coaching on evidence-based practice. We help you to understand the science behind your current habits and behaviours and how to most effectively change these to form positive new habits. We are a source of information if it is required and your catalyst and motivator for change.
I believe that simply eating real food is where wellness begins.
If you are struggling with your health or feel like you are on a constant seesaw of diets and weight loss, it is time to look at your nutrition and lifestyle habits and where we can possibly make some positive change. Sometimes it only requires little changes to lifestyle, sometimes big changes are required. But with big changes you see big results.
I encourage a real food approach to nutrition in the form of a Low Carb, Healthy Fat (LCHF) template, which gets us back to eating how our ancestors did. I support you in navigating this approach while also looking at other factors in your life that might be impacting your health.
In 2020 I was keen to establish healthy eating habits that were sustainable for life. I was also keen to drop a few kilo’s. I approached Susie from Simply Real Foods to assist me.
Susie is amazing. As a Health Coach she is professional and doesn’t bring a “one size fits all” approach. At the outset she seeks to understand your individual goals and work with you to achieve these. This is contrary to many other health and wellness programmes that offer a “quick fix generic approach”.
Susie’s approach is holistic. She takes into account personal sleeping, eating and exercise habits and acknowledges competing responsibilities. Her knowledge is extensive from, recommending brands of food to imparting information regarding food composition and developing exercise regimes that are not daunting.
I have found freedom in working with Susie. She has allowed me to experiment to see what works for me. There is so so much more I could say but 10 weeks down the track, I have not only dropped kilo’s and centimeters but more importantly I feel my approach to food and exercise has changed so much for the better. I now congratulate myself on going for a walk as much as a jog and have a much greater understanding of the best foods to fuel my body. I am continuing to love the journey and with time look forward to gaining even greater knowledge.
Susie has imparted me with a gift for life – a greater understanding of essential elements that will lead to greater health!! I couldn’t be more grateful.
I recently completed the Simply Real Food 12 Week Program.
I highly recommend working with Susie! Susie is extremely knowledgeable, professional, helpful and a great listener. I wanted to improve my diet and feel more energetic. Susie helped me set food and health goals, and provided realistic strategies for meeting those goals day to day. Susie provided me with lots of easy and delicious LCHF recipes that the whole family enjoyed. 12 weeks on and I’ve lost weight and feel great.
Mont Albert North