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What is Health Coaching and How Can it Help Me Lose Weight?

Health coaching can offer the motivation and support you need to reach your weight loss goals.

Photo of weight loss coach and Profile member.

If you’re interested in living a healthier lifestyle, losing weight, or both, health coaching can offer the motivation and support you need to reach your goals.

What is a health coaching?

Much like an athletic coach motivates athletes to achieve their optimal performance, a health coach does the same for your health and weight loss. This is accomplished by increasing self-awareness, motivation, accountability and confidence through support, feedback and education.

A Profile coach differs slightly from a dietician, who specializes in providing dietary advice, meal plans and nutritional education. A health coach is trained in nutrition also, but helps you to live the best life possible by focusing on your overall health and wellness to contribute to weight loss.

Health coaching is a relationship built on trust, openness, and empathy. It consists of one-on-one conversations where you talk candidly with a trained professional about your weight loss goals and challenges. And together you create a plan to meet those goals.

How can a health coach help me lose weight?

Research has shown that people generally lose three times more weight when working with a health coach than when trying to lose weight on their own. If you want to lose weight, a health coach can offer the following:

Ongoing support. Everyone needs a cheerleader. A health coach encourages you through your challenges and celebrates those incremental victories that lead to your weight loss goal.

A personalized approach. You have your own unique experiences and challenges. Your weight loss plan should reflect that. You can throw those cookie-cutter weight loss plans out the window, because a health coach sets realistic outcomes based on your specific wants, needs and health goals.

A safe space. You need a trusted environment to be vulnerable and talk openly about your struggles. A health coach offers you the support and no-judgment space to achieve that.

Empowerment. A health coach gives you the confidence to make healthy choices. You are in the driver’s seat. With healthy lessons, support, and nutrition tips, you can finally reshape your relationship with food.

Accountability. Goals are accomplished when you take ownership of your decisions. A health coach helps you hold yourself accountable for your choices and outcomes.

Profile by Sanford is a nutrition program that pairs a science-based approach to weight loss with compassionate, one-on-one health coaching. 

Our members have realized great success with Profile.

“I’ve changed the way I look at food and my habits. I won’t ever go back to my old ways of eating. I will keep going forward to keep losing and feeling better and healthier.” —Holly Charlesworth

“Having one-on-one coaching, if you want it, is a big thing. It’s not just the weight loss, it’s going through the stages and keeping it off.” —Chelsea Deboer

“This is not a fad diet or for a certain type of person. Profile is science and logic-based. It’s personal for each person. It was such a good decision for me to have a mechanism to make changes. I knew what I wanted to do, and this gave me the avenue to do it.” —James Walsh

Our certified health coaches will be your guide through a personalized weight loss plan that takes into account your individual goals, health conditions, personal preferences and genetics. We are passionate about leading you through your fitness journey to create lasting lifestyle changes.

If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting or just want to learn more about Profile’s program, contact us. It’s time to prioritize your health. And our coaches can help you do it once and for all.