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Navigating the Stages of Eating Behaviour Change: Finding the Right Support.

Stages of Eating Behaviour Change Diagram

Understanding which stage of behaviour change you're in is crucial, as it helps to focus your energy and efforts on things that actually move you forward. 

Which stage are you at?

1. “I want to eat healthier, but I don’t know what I should be doing.”

If you are at the very beginning of your healthy eating journey, foundational nutrition education plays a pivotal role. 

This is because to make better choices, you must first understand what 'better' is.

You need to have a good understanding of the role of nutrition: micro- and macronutrients, food groups, what “healthy” actually means, how to make your meals balanced, portion control, calories, etc., in order to make healthier choices. 

The emphasis at this stage is typically on what to eat, how much, and when. 

As a coach, my role here is often more educational, providing the tools and knowledge to start the journey confidently.

2. If you've already got a good grip on nutrition — like, you “know what I should be doing” — but you're just not doing it (2.3) because of temptations, lack of motivation and willpower, procrastination and self-sabotage, a busy schedule, lack of time and energy, cultural norms, stressful and emotional situations, pushback from family and friends, etc.; or you're doing it, but not loving it (2.2) because it’s too much effort, boring, doesn’t taste good, etc.

These are stages of eating behaviour change where simply learning more about nutrition or gathering more recipes isn't enough. Eating Behaviour Change Coaching, however, can make all the difference!

My clients move forward by understanding how eating behaviour works, learning what factors drive and shape it, and closing the Knowledge-

Action gap by adopting empowering mindsets and building the soft and hard skills required to make healthy eating easy and enjoyable.

Remember, every journey is unique, and understanding your current stage in the process of eating behavior change is the first step towards a healthier, happier you.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to bridge the gap between knowledge and action, with the right support and guidance, healthy eating can become not just a habit, but a joyous part of your life.



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