INTEGRATED HEALTH COACHING
healthy body, healthy mind, healthy finances
Whole Body Wellness
Proven nutrition gets you where you want to go. Individualized health coaching ensures the journey to integrated wellness is never undertaken alone. Study after study shows that support and guidance increase your chances of success in reaching optimal health and vitality. That is why we will be there to guide you and help you develop new habits and make healthy decisions that lead to lifelong transformation. We will celebrate your successes together, the little ones and the big ones. As your health coach, I will be a source of support, advice, guidance, and encouragement through the good times and difficult moments.
Why Health Coaching?
With Integrated Health Coaching, you will discover how to incorporate simple, easy and powerful healthy habits into everything you do. Your bigger life is waiting – all you need to do is take the first step!
The first iteration of the Habits of Health System launched more than a decade ago when Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen (Dr. A) left his role as a critical care physician to build a new, more effective way to transform the lives of individuals around the world. Instead of focusing on sick-care, Dr. A developed an accessible, field-proven approach for reaching a healthy weight and unlocking the habits that make health vibrant and sustainable.
Anyone can transform their lives. Dr. A’s Habits of Health Transformational System makes it possible.
Habits of Health – Our program facilitates a lifestyle transformation that will improve
every aspect of how you interact with your world. We harness the science of habit
formation to help you learn how to make small manageable changes that get your
mind and body working together for long-term wellness.
Food – Your journey to optimal health starts with the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 plan. That
is, you enjoy 5 fuelings and 1 lean and green meal a day. Each delicious fueling has
been developed by physicians, scientists, and dieticians to contain high-quality
protein, which helps maintain lean muscle, and probiotic cultures, which helps
support digestive health. Have your first fueling within 30 minutes of waking and eat
every 2-3 hours to enter a gentle and efficient fat-burning state. There are over 60
fueling options including shakes, bars, and soups among many other options. This
ensures there is something for every taste and that you won’t get bored. Indeed, the
fuelings make healthy eating easy and convenient. With your lean and green meal
you’ll learn how to create nutritious, portion-controlled meals that you can enjoy with
your family throughout your transformation.
Health Coaches – You are not alone. Our trained coaches are there for you every
step of the way. They support you through challenges and setbacks as well as cheer
you on and celebrate your accomplishments.
Community – Your support system doesn’t stop with your health coach. When you
join our nutrition program you join a whole community of people who, like you, have
decided to change their lives for the better. This community support comes in many
forms from social media to live and recorded video conferences full of people at
various stages of their journey, so there are always friends you can relate to and
Journey wellness by establishing Habits of Health.
Once we make the fundamental choice that we want to change our lives for the better, all
other choices flow logically from that new foundation. We can teach you how to make those
choices easier by making them subconscious – by making them habits.
The first step in the journey to wellness is to establish Structural Tension.
This step serves two functions: One function is to provide motivation (i.e., tension) for our
journey. The other function is to provide a framework (i.e., a structure) for the choices we
will make to progress along our journey.
The tension emerges when we establish a wellness goal (Point B), are honest with
ourselves about where we are currently (Point A), and acknowledge that there is a
difference between the two. The structure emerges when we make a plan for how we intend
to get from Point A to Point B. The plan consists of a set of secondary choices we make that
will move us closer to our goal. Take, for instance, the example below:
Point A – Adult woman who is 5’6” and weighs 190 pounds has a BMI of 31 and is
Point B – Lose 40 pounds to reach a healthy BMI.
Secondary Choice - Eat smaller portions of nutrient dense foods throughout the day over
the course of 6 meals instead of 3 large meals.
The second step in the journey to wellness is to establish purposeful Habit Loops.
Habits are routine behaviors that are triggered by cues in the environment and are completed without consciously thinking about them to achieve a reward.
For example, an alert on your phone triggers you to pull out your phone and look at the
notification and before you know it you’ve been scrolling through social media for some undetermined amount of time. For some people, this habit is so engrained that they even
do it while they drive despite how dangerous it is for themselves and others on the road.
Nevertheless, the habit endures because of the reward our brains perceive. For checking our phones, the reward is appeasing our curiosity and being “in the know” of what is going on.
While the above example is a habit of disease, we can harness the cue -> routine -> reward
cycle to create habits of health that facilitate our journey to wellness by intentionally
establishing habits that serve our goals. Take, for example, establishing the habit
encouraged by our nutrition program of eating small, portion controlled “fuelings” every 2 –
3 hours. To encourage this behavior, you create a cue by setting a reminder on your phone.
The routine to establish would be eating slowly by taking smaller bites and chewing each
bite longer than you typically do. The reward is that, by doing so, you give your brain more
time to register whether it is satiated. As such, you are able to eat less because you feel full.
This leads to another step in the journey to wellness – Connecting your present self with your
This step is about tying immediate feedback to delayed gratification. For example, if we
establish the above habit of eating smaller bites and chewing them longer, we get the
immediate feedback of feeling full after having eaten fewer calories than we are used to
ingesting. As a result, we are better able to stick to our goal of eating smaller portions,
which will eventually help us lose weight and reach a healthy BMI. This was the long-term
goal we identified when we discussed the first step in our journey – establishing structural
A fourth step in our journey to well ness is to establish micro-habits.
Micro-habits are small things you can do easily and are well within your ability to do
everyday regardless of how your motivation level or environment changes. For example,
you can establish the micro-habit of standing up every time you take a phone call. This is a
small thing you can do even when your motivation is low. But you can also give your micro-
habits a boost for when you are feeling extra motivated. For example, since you are already
standing for the call, might as well do a squat or two.