health coachHey mama

It’s time to put yourself at the TOP of your priority list, okay?
Its time to break free from dieting, body shaming and letting food control you.
I want you to feel inspired in the kitchen, beautiful when you look in the mirror and confident when you feed your family.
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I know you’re tired of trying every diet only to end up back where you started (and more frustrated).
I know you feel like you’re supposed to be exercising every day but it just seems so time consuming and, well, not fun.
I know you want to make more time for YOU but somehow everyone else always seems to come first.
I know you want to feel healthier, have more energy, get dressed with confidence but it’s starting to feel like maybe it’s too late, maybe it’ll never happen.

 

I know your struggles because I’ve been there too. 

 

I’m here to help you get back in touch with your body; know how to eat intuitively and what “health” really looks like for you. No more obsessing over numbers or ingredients- I’m going to help you get back to having fun with food (and still getting the nutrients you need!). No more feeling guilty about food or punishing yourself with exercise. No more hiding in clothes that don’t fit. I’m going to help you feel at home in that amazing body of yours… no matter your size, age, background or struggles. 
We will work together so that you feel CONFIDENT with the foods you choose, the body you have, and the life you’re living. You’re going to make yourself a priority, starting right now.
 

THIS IS NOT A DIET. let’s be super clear about that because I know, you’ve probably been duped before! But seriously, working with me is not about trying to control your weight/size- in fact, I’m going to help you get out of that mindset because it’s holding you back from true happiness!


We are saying SEE YA to the dieting mindset and other limiting beliefs that are holding you back from being the best you can be.

 

Say, “I deserve this”.

 
As a successful wellness coach I work with moms who are ready to stop restricting and obsessing so that they can feel at home in their bodies. 
I empower women to eat intuitively, move joyfully and enjoy getting dressed in the morning. 
By working with me I’ll help you discover what foods are best for YOU and how to enjoy them, discover how to exercise in a way that doesn’t feel manipulative, break up with the scale and obsessive calorie counting and feel like you can wear ANYTHING (even crop tops!).
If you’re ready to get back in touch with the woman you were meant to be, I’m ready to support, motivate and guide you!

You deserve to live a healthy, balanced, confident life; a life where you are not constantly at the bottom of your to do list, you feel prepared in any food situation and you no longer pick yourself apart in the mirror.

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From age 11 until my early twenties, I was dieting (or worse). I was always chasing after weight loss or thinking I had to restrict myself in order to be “healthy”. I feared a lot of foods and had a very negative relationship with both what I ate and how I looked.  Healing that relationship is what led me to intuitive eating and HAES.  The notion that I didn’t have to eat a certain way, use dieting tools or that food did not have to have any power over me was so freeing. I was able to stop binge eating because I learned to trust that there would always be more opportunities to eat the food I wanted. I stopped restricting calories (or even counting them) when I realized my body knew how to eat when hungry and stop when satisfied naturally.

As a wellness coach, there’s a lot of pressure to eat a certain way or to not eat certain things. Society tells us that we must do XYZ in order to be healthy…but in reality we’re all unique individuals with different needs and desires. The same thing isn’t going to work for everyone. That message was really driven into me when I attended IIN to become a health coach but it took me a while (and practicing intuitive eating) to not get overwhelmed by “wellness culture”.

I also see a lot of people obsessed with health and wellness. It’s called “orthorexia” and it’s really becoming more and more common. There’s also “the wellness diet” which is where people are cutting out food groups unnecessarily, trying to eat perfectly “clean” and labeling foods as bad and off limits- yes, they claim to do it in the name of health but ultimately it’s an unhealthy mindset that doesn’t leave room for intuitive eating. It’s still diet culture or sometimes even a form of disordered eating.

So it’s no wonder women are feeling so overwhelmed and confused when it comes to taking care of themselves!  Diet culture has worked hard to convince us all that we need to tightly control what we eat, that we need to exercise more and that we need to change our bodies.

*I* want people to realize that obsessing over health doesn’t make you healthier… or a better person!  You’re never going to eat perfectly because there is no such thing and chasing after weight loss will never make you happy with your body.

I hope that by spreading the word about intuitive eating and being able to nourish yourself in a loving non weight-focused way that more people (especially young girls) will realize that they don’t need to diet or restrict what they eat; that they have the intuition to make the right food choices for themselves naturally.

My approach is to combine educating my clients on non-obsessive nutrition, joyful movement and how to best support their bodies (gut, liver, hormones etc) along with embracing how to listen to and trust your body.  I believe we deserve to feel at peace in our bodies and to enjoy the food we eat without guilt or shame.

 

Sophie is warm, approachable, and knowledgeable.  Her confidence and love for her own body had me immediately wanting to know more so I could apply and practice it in my own life.  So grateful to know and work with her. – Shannon Q.

Sophie Strout has as a smile that will light up a room. Her eyes show her passion for life and helping others. When you visit with her, you can tell how incredibly genuine and honest her heart is. – Sheri W.