Hi, I’m your food coach, Erica!
Now I wasn’t always “Captain Nutrition” as my husband jokingly calls me. In fact, my diet in my earlier years was filled with Tastykakes (if you’re from Philly, you know what I’m talking about), pepperoni pizza and anything else that could be called “comfort food”. Food was my entertainer, my relaxation and my friend.
And it took a while, but this eventually led to some extra pounds. To top it off, I was completely awkward with anything athletic. You remember that kid that everyone tried to avoid when picking sports teams. Yup, you guessed it. That was me.
I felt like a total failure despite my many other achievements. And this led my to some not-so-healthy diet options. I tried starvation, points based diets, low-carb, low-fat, diet shakes, diet bars, eating nothing but cereal (hey, it had whole grains), laxatives and anything else that sounded potentially slimming.
My turning point
I saw my mother live an unhealthy lifestyle for years and I always worried about her. But then she got cancer. Seeing her sick was horrible and I wanted to do whatever I could to help her live a healthier lifestyle. And I started looking for answers to help her. That is when I embarked on a Master’s degree in holistic nutrition.
I started to truly appreciate the value of health. And I was finally able to look at myself and my own relationship with food and my body. And this is when I realized…
My mother wasn’t the only one who needed heeling. So did I.
Here are the valuable lessons I now share in my successful coaching business:
1) There isn’t one weight loss formula that will work for everyone. We gain weight for different reasons and it isn’t all about calories. To be successful, we need to find your unique, specific needs and work towards a solution that is tailored specifically for you. You know that diet that worked so well for you friend? Well, you’re not a failure just because it didn’t work for you. You just had a different needs.
2) The only diet that you will stick to long term is one that they enjoy. The key to successful weight loss is discovering the ways in which you enjoy healthy foods. The concept of long-term deprivation is, excuse my language, bullshit. You can’t deprive yourself forever! It won’t work. Trust me, I’ve tried! You need to find ways to eat that will also make your brain happy.
3) To be happy you have to abandon the idea of perfection. I’m probably never going to have bulging muscles and I still am a total klutz. But I’m active, in shape and I’m healthy and that is what matters. Self-love goes so far. It can literally heal. So if you are trying to get healthy while telling yourself you suck on a daily basis, we need to change that right now. That’s why I’m here to help.
Email Erica and get a FREE 20 minute phone/Skype consultation to see if diet/emotional eating coaching is right for you! Send your your name, your phone number/Skype name, your time zone and the days/times that work best for you. She’ll email you back an appointment time based on your request.
Helping You Is My Passion
I get excited watching people get healthy and start to create the life that they always dreamed about. I love seeing that “aha moment” when they start to understand how they can still be a foodie while making better choices. And my favorite is when someone tells me that they feel as spectacular as they always felt they should be.
I work one-on-one with clients via private coaching. I’m also the creator of The Seeds of Transformation 21-Day Jump Start Plan.
Nothing would make me happier than for you to be my next success story!
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