We know it’s important to “eat right” and maintain a healthy diet, but the truth is many people don’t adequately understand what “eat right” means.
To kick-start healthy habits, people are turning to health coaches.
"I think that's one of things that people miss is that there isn't one right way to eat. There's the right way for you to eat,” said Jodie Gisser, holistic health coach and owner of Foodfullness.
As a holistic health coach, Gisser provides individual support to help people meet their personal health goals and have a better sense of what they are eating.
Gisser has seen success with her clients using an approach that emphasizes whole foods and minimizing processed foods.
She even does a kitchen clean-out of sorts helping clients understand which foods are good choices as opposed to those that are not the best.
Gisser says a food label with a paragraph of ingredients is a red flag.
“Know what you're eating, if you don't understand what something is, put it back,” she said.
Lisa Tolbert reached out to Gisser after hitting a wall trying to lose weight on her own. She says while she has lost weight, the rewards have been more about her overall lifestyle change.
"Ultimately, it’s about how I feel,” Tolbert said.
"I don't feel pain in my joints anymore, my hip, and I'm looking forward to getting that physical this year and getting those numbers again and seeing what they look like. I think they're going to be a lot better,” she said.