Why did I decide to become a nutritionist?

December 20, 2023

I spent a short few years in my coaching career, I came to realize training isn’t and wasn’t enough to get people where they wanted to be. Don’t get me wrong, training is one of the most important and valuable things you can do for yourself. I can go on and on on the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of training. However, I felt like to have lasting change in someone’s life and health, it was just one piece of the puzzle. The realization that I had was that I was only seeing my clients 2-3 hours out of the seven day week. Reality was and is, I actually don’t have a lot of time with these people. That everything that really mattered had to be done outside of our sessions. Now, that time is valuable, but to really affect change, it’s just simply not enough. Change can be a long and challenging road for many and I could only do so much with the time I was given.

The more I started to work with people and their nutrition, the more I realized that this was going to be extremely challenging. I am so lucky and privileged that both my parents created an environment for me and my siblings that was centered around food. It was something amazing that brought us together, it was celebrated, it was used as medicine, and so on. I quickly realized that not everyone has had that experience with food. However, the conversations and experiences I’ve had with clients thus far, is something I’m very proud of. It is a continued process and I’m trying to navigate the most beneficial and efficient way to help others with their nutrition.

Personally, I also just love food. I love the experience of food. Anyone who knows me knows I do a happy dance almost every time I eat. It simply makes me happy. The experience of cooking is something that is creative to me. I love working with my senses and is almost therapeutic for me while creating something that makes other people happy as well. Food has so many roles and that’s the cool thing about it. It has so much meaning and power and can help people through all phases of life.

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