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6 Lifestyle Challenges You Should Share With Your Nutrition Coach

6 Lifestyle Challenges You Should Share With Your Nutrition Coach

A personal nutrition coach can help you reach your fitness goals by teaching you good eating habits, including how to eat the right foods in the right quantities. But nutrition coaches do more than that as well. Your personal nutrition coach is invested in your well-being and needs insight into several facets of your life so that they can understand how you are using your energy as well as what might be holding you back from proper nutrition. Weight loss and fitness are about more than just what and how much you eat, and there are several physical, social, and personal aspects of your life that you should disclose to your nutrition coach to get the best results and live a healthier life.

Some Factors To Share With Your Nutrition Coach Include:

  1. Your Regular Level Of Activity
    Both weight loss and nutrition are impacted by how much and how often you exercise. When your nutrition coach knows your exercise habits, they can learn how many calories you need in a day so that you are not overeating but getting enough energy to make it through your day and your workout. For example, someone who works out for a few hours every day will need to consume way more calories than someone who works out twice a week, since the person working out every day uses a lot more energy. Your exercise levels are not only how much you work out but also how active you are in general life. Tell your personal nutrition coach how often you walk or are on your feet, your stretching habits, and any other physical activity in your daily life. This will help to create a comprehensive understanding of your overall exercise levels.
  2. Your Stress Levels
    Stress is a huge part of health. Stress can lead to lowered immunity, difficulty sleeping, poor mental health, decreased motivation, and increased stress eating. Stress can also change the way your body utilizes the nutrients it takes in. By telling your nutrition coach about your stress levels and updating them on any changes, it can help them to better understand fluctuations in your nutrition journey. Knowing your stress levels may also help your nutrition coach track when you may struggle with healthy eating. Learning how to manage stress is an important part of improving your nutritional habits and your overall health, and your nutrition coach may be able to assist in this by helping you develop strategies to control your stress or at least the way you cope with it.
  3. Your Sleeping Habits
    Did you know sleep and nutrition are directly related? Sleep is a necessary part of the recovery and regulation of the body. We all need a good night’s sleep so that our body can make repairs, reset for another day, and stay on cycle. During sleep, you fast and the body slows down the rate at which it uses stored energy. Because of this, if you do not get a good quality sleep or are staying up late, you will feel hungry and your body will not process the calories you are eating at the same rate it does when you are meant to be awake, so your body stores excess fat instead of using it. Sleep helps to regulate your metabolism, but also your eating habits and physical activity. Learn more about how sleep affects your weight by reading Why Sleep Is An Important Part Of An Effective Weight Loss Program. If you are struggling to get to sleep, stay asleep, or have good quality sleep, tell your nutrition coach. This will help your nutrition coach understand why you are struggling to hit your goals and they can offer advice to help your sleep and how to fight late-night impulses, such as food cravings.
  4. Your Hydration
    Drinking water helps every aspect of your body. Proper hydration helps you feel better, helps your cells regenerate, and water can even help you lose weight. Drinking enough water is a vital part of nutrition and you absolutely need to tell your nutrition coach how much water you drink in a day. If you’re a person who struggles to drink water throughout the day, tell your nutrition coach why that is. Do you forget? Do you not have water available throughout the day? Do you dislike the taste? Are you drinking other beverages instead? Sharing this information will help your nutrition coach come up with ways to help you get enough hydration.
  5. Any Upcoming Events In Your Life
    Your nutrition can often be altered by life events. For example, many people tend to change their eating habits temporarily while on vacation. Other, larger life events can alter your nutrition habits for far longer, such as if you are going to be a new parent or are going to be moving in with a partner you share groceries with. Tell your nutrition coach any event or change that may alter your nutritional habits or your nutritional needs.
  6. What Is Working
    Perhaps the most important thing to share with your nutrition coach is what strategies are working and what aren’t. If you struggle to follow the plan set out or if you find that you aren’t feeling better, your nutrition coach will need to find a new approach. Communication between you and your nutrition coach is the only way they can know what is and is not working, which gives the nutrition coach the ability to alter and improve your personal plan.


Partner With A Calgary Nutrition Coach

If you want to live a healthier lifestyle and develop better eating habits, partner with a personal nutrition coach from Jensen Fitness. The Jensen Fitness nutrition and lifestyle coaching program is designed to help you create healthier habits and maximize your overall health, fitness, and well-being. Our expert nutrition coaches will focus on developing a nutrition plan that is customized to your unique needs and lifestyle so that you can get personalized care that works for you.

At Jensen Fitness, our personal training, fitness coaching, and weight loss programs will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals while helping you sustain your new healthy habits for the long term and improve your overall health. To start your weight loss or fitness journey, contact our team of personal trainers in SE Calgary by calling 1-403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.



Q: What’s the difference between a personal trainer and a nutrition coach?
A: A personal trainer largely helps with workouts, including showing you the correct form and keeping you motivated during workouts. Personal trainers can also give some tips and tricks when it comes to food habits to help you see better results in the gym. But unless your personal trainer has a nutritional certification, they will not be able to come up with meal plans for you and can only recommend certain foods you should be eating. A nutrition coach can create meal plans and analyze your needs to help you form healthy eating habits.

Q: What does a nutrition coach do?
A: A nutrition coach will teach you how to live a healthier lifestyle by providing you with meal plans that fit your lifestyle and are tailored towards your specific goals whether it be weight loss or improving your fitness and building muscle.

Q: How can I get the most out of working with a nutrition coach to reach my goals?
A: You can begin by being honest about your current eating habits and struggles when it comes to your nutrition so your nutrition coach can develop an effective plan to help you reach your goals much faster. Working with a personal trainer alongside your nutrition coach will also improve your overall fitness outside of the kitchen and in the gym to help you see better results.



Whether you’re looking for a customized weight loss program, or a nutrition coach to help you live healthier, we’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to get lasting and incredible results.


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