Ready or not, 2020 is on its way.  Are you excited to make this year your best year yet?

Unfortunately, more and more people are waking up to the reality that their current lifestyle does not support their health.

What’s a person to do to finally feel healthy, vital, and comfortable in their own skin? Health coaching could be the solution for you.

We all know diets don’t work. If diets worked, we would all be living in our perfect bodies and feeling fabulous. The diet industry is in the business of making money, not making health.

Dive Into a New Routine

The reality is, most people know what they need to do to be healthy, and they don’t do it. Eating a donut or a bag of chips is not healthy. So often there’s so much more contributing to why you may be still eating your favorite go-to unhealthy treats and not giving yourself true self-care.

Unlike a doctor, your health coach will help you get to the root cause of what’s eating you, guide you to kick your Negative Nancy to the curb by learning a more positive way of thinking and, keep you motivated through every step of your healing journey.  

Unfortunately, it’s much easier to race to the doctor, instead of changing a lifestyle habit. We would rather face a health challenge or live with feeling fat, frumpy and less than fantastic. It’s not your fault. Your body wants to keep you safe and comfortable. It keeps you in the habits you’ve been maintaining for years instead of diving into a new unfamiliar routine.

We all want a quick fix, and it’s much easier to take a pill than to make a sustainable change. Many of our health challenges are simply messages from our body crying out, “Slow down. Please take care of me. Listen to me. I need help.”

When we don’t listen to our bodies, these messages get louder and louder until our illness is full-blown.

Unfortunately, most doctors have a narrow focus on sickness, not health. Your doctor only has a very short time to assess your symptoms, strategize remedies, and get you back living your life.

Regaining your health is about getting to the root cause of not just what you’re eating — you need to discover what’s eating you.

This is not our doctors’ fault. Many of us never go to a doctor for prevention. Doctors usually see you after your symptoms are extreme. As humans, we push through life and when things get really bad, that’s when we look to the doctor for help. Doctors are trained to cure your symptoms with a pill and often we need so much more than that.

Don’t get me wrong, I love doctors. If I fall off my bike and need 20 stiches to close my gashing wound or my broken arm, I want a doctor fast! I simply believe that we often need more than a doctor. We need a loving guide on the side to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

But I wonder, what would the doctor have to do to make their jobs obsolete? Maybe people could simply not get sick? Or, doctors could become wellness advocates by focusing on prevention. Your doctor might discuss things like how happy you are, why your boss is so crappy and what’s totally stressing you out in life.

Not so surprisingly, these are exactly discussions that may keep you well, out of the doctor’s office and exactly what a health coach will discuss with you.

Be Truly Listened To

My clients come to me with information overload. They are confused by all the contradicting information in the health world.

A health coach will help you to sort out all the confusion and achieve your lifestyle goals. Everything from losing 10 pounds, to de-stressing and gaining energy, to improving nutrition, emotional eating challenges and loving your beautiful body.

The best thing about a health coach is you will be listened to and truly heard. Not only are we trained wellness authorities, we mentor, inspire and motivate our clients to cultivate positive health choices.

Health coaches have the time to delve into all your health.  The ultimate goal of a health coach is to teach you all the best practices for living a healthier lifestyle now and long after the coaching program has ended.

With the right health coach, instead of struggling, your healing journey will be fun and inspiring. You’ll feel supported, safe, educated and have the confidence to finally reach your health goals.

Read “Help Clients More by Becoming a Health Coach.”

About the Author

Kathryn Chess is a nutritionist and joyful living coach. She is the founder of Joyful Living with Kathryn Chess, a company dedicated to empowering people to live in the body and life they love. Download a free copy of How to Stay Sane and Slim, Surefire Steps to Reignite the Happy in Your Holidays e-book at