What Can Coaching Do for You? Why You Should Hire a Nutritionist


If you’re a resourceful, scrappy do-it-yourselfer like me, you might be wondering what the value working with a coach is. Right?

What’s the value of a coach?

You have two options:

  1. You can spend hours researching and exploring the depths of Google and cobble something together.


  2. You can leave it up to a supportive cheerleader to map out a plan that aligns with your needs and wants while you deal with everything else in your life.

Coaching sessions are problem-solving sessions. You describe your current situation and your feelings about it. Then I use my expertise to help you move closer to having the life you want.

The best part? As my client, you don’t have to take care of me.

I’m here for you.

What to expect from a coaching session.

Before you sign up for your free, 30-minute Discovery Session, here are a few things you should know about my coaching practice:

  1. All sessions are facilitated over Zoom video conferencing.

  2. All sessions are 60 minutes long. Each session ends with some kind of “homework.” A lot of the “work” happens between sessions when you put the ideas into action.

  3. I provide email support in between sessions, in case you have any questions or feel stuck. I’m a constant source of support for you.

  4. I bundle my coaching sessions into programs to provide you with adequate support.

  5. A portion of my services may be eligible for reimbursement under your health insurance plan. Contact your provider to confirm.

  6. Coaching isn’t therapy. I’m committed to ensuring that you find the support that’s right for you. If I feel like my coaching isn’t right for you, I’ll suggest an alternate approach.

How does non-diet nutrition coaching work?

There’s so much contradictory info out there. Figuring out what works for you can be overwhelming. This is why it makes sense to hire a nutritionist.

Having said that, I think there’s more to health and well-being than weight loss or achieving a specific number on the scale.

This is why I use a non-diet approach—no restriction, no deprivation.

This is important: I won’t tell you what to eat.

That’s right. I don’t write meal plans.

I know, I know. Are you wondering, “Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a nutritionist?!”

Here’s the deal…

As a Non-Diet Nutritionist and Intuitive Eating Coach, I care less about your food choices, and more about the thought process behind them.

Are your choices rooted in nourishment and satisfaction or fear and arbitrary rules?

So, how can I help you?

I can help you change your relationship with food.

I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. Frankly, it sucks.

I know you might feel isolated in your experience, but you’re not alone.

It’s critical to find a coach who understands you, and takes the whole picture into account.

I consider your body image, sleep, stress management, your history with dieting, food preferences, and lifestyle.

If we work together, I might...

  • Ask you to get curious about your appetite and cravings;

  • Help you identify your hunger and fullness cues;

  • Spend time chatting with you about what you like to eat; and/or

  • Support you as you explore the role that emotion plays in the eating experience.

Do you still have questions? Check the FAQ page to see if it’s covered.

If you want to see if my coaching can provide you with the support you need, claim your free Discovery Session.

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Meet Ellen Kaross (she/her), the Non-Diet Nutritionist and Intuitive Eating Coach behind The Good Yolk.

Ellen helps women-identifying folks uncover what their emotional eating can teach them and find joy, and balance in their relationship with food.

Her passion for advocacy informs her compassionate, non-judgmental approach.