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Hey! Are you an Athens Drive High School student?

Do you want to know how

one-on-one personal coaching

can help you manage your weight?

THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!

Do you know that 38% of teens in the US try to lose weight each year? That is a high percentage and maybe you're one of them. At least you're not alone, right?

Have you tried exercising, drinking lots of water, fad diets, skipping meals, or other ways to get your weight where you want it, only to return to your former habits after a few weeks or months? 

 

If you've been frustrated with past attempts to get your weight under control, don't give up.

Eating right isn't about willpower.

It's about skillpower!

You already have skills you use every day to be successful in other areas of your life. Instead of focusing on what you think your weaknesses are, I challenge you to focus on your strengths and use your strengths to develop the healthy habits needed to manage your weight. You can do it!

I'm here to help you. 

My name is Cathy and I'm a Professional Integrative Health Coach certified by Duke Integrative Medicine, with degrees in both Chemistry and Dietetics. I'm passionate about helping teens with their weight. I've received a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to specifically help teens with weight management. 

I offer a 3-month Adolescent Weight Management Coaching Package providing structured, professional guidance in developing a customized weight management plan that works FOR YOU. 

I'm located just a short walk from your school, making after school appointments easy.

The coaching package includes:

  • one 90-minute initial consultation 

  • eleven 45-minute weekly follow-up sessions

  • email/text support as needed

  • completion of a personal health and wellness plan​

  • a copy of the book Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off -- and What They Wish Parents Knew

  • one teen MyPlate portion plate plus dairy bowl

Some topics you may choose to focus on during your weekly sessions:

  how overweight is defined for teens and what doctors recommend as treatment

  what helps teens achieve a healthy weight according to the latest research

  the special nutritional needs of teenage males and females

♥  how to self-monitor eating, weight, and physical activity to enhance weight management efforts

  how to identify high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and low-calorie, high-nutrient foods 

  how to reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from your diet

see my blog post 5 Tips to Reduce Your Child's Added Sugar Consumption - Easily and Permanently to start (sorry, the title was written for parents)

  how to eat a healthy breakfast every day

  how to stock your pantry and refrigerator with appropriate foods to support weight management

  how to plan balanced, nutritious meals you will enjoy making and eating

 

  how to develop better physical activity habits and reduce sedentary behaviors 

You can manage your weight safely without resorting to fad diets, crazy amounts of exercise, or feeling hungry all the time. I can help you figure it all out and help you succeed.

Take some time to check out my website (just keep in mind it is written for parents because, after all, they are the ones who pay me). Please notice that I agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics that teens should not be put on a diet or even try to lose weight unless their BMI reaches the 95th percentile. And even then, weight loss should be slow and careful, making sure you get all the nutrients your growing body and mind need. Read my blog post to parents on this subject here: Helping Your Overweight Child - It's Not What You Think.

 

I don't think anyone, including adults, should go on a diet to lose weight.  Decades of research has shown that dieting doesn't work for long and usually dieters end up gaining all their weight back, and more, when they can no longer sustain the restrictive, tasteless, and unpleasant diet they were on. Instead, I help teens focus on making healthful choices and developing lifelong habits of physical activity and nutritious eating. The natural result is achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

You are unique and your approach to weight management will also be unique. We'll work together to find the approach that works best for you.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BOOK IN YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY?

 

Experience has taught me teens are remarkably clever and dedicated when it comes to managing their weight. You are able to quickly absorb knowledge and devise a plan that works for you.

 

Weight Loss Confidential tells the stories of 104 different and unique teenagers who found ways to successfully manage their weight. The teens used a variety of strategies to lose weight and keep the weight off without resorting to "dieting." I've written a list of their most used strategies here.

Want to read about other teenagers' experiences? This book is available in your very own Athens Drive High School library. Go check it out!