St. Augustine Woman's Journal - Educational Resource to the Women of St. Johns County Since 2009

By Kim Hynes CHC
The LifeSource Group 

Lose Weight To Feel Amazing


October 1, 2017 | View PDF

Losing weight can be a challenge, emotionally and physically, but with a health coach it can be much more manageable. There are many other important reasons to get healthy.Nutrition and lifestyle factors can contribute greatly to weight gain. Weight gain, in turn, can negatively impact our bodies. Losing weight makes us feel better on the outside, but it also helps with root causes on the inside. Many conditions and symptoms not only improve with better, real food nutrition, but some are even reversible. Working on nutrition, gut health and lifestyle factors like stress can help with conditions like:

• Type 2 Diabetes

• Autoimmune Disease

• Fibromyalgia

• Inflammation

• Depression and Anxiety

• Heart Disease

Even a moderate amount of weight loss can help stabilize blood sugars and reduce cravings. For those taking steroids and anti-inflammatory prescriptions for inflammation and joint pain, positive changes in nutrition often reduce inflammation and many times reduce medication needs. This also leads to more movement, more energy and less pain. For example, losing 1 pound of fat can be a 4 pound reduction in knee joint stress during each step taken. Losing 10 pounds could result in reducing 48,000 pounds of pressure per mile walked.

Each person has a different response and tolerance for certain foods. For some people, particular foods can flare inflammatory symptoms, especially in those dealing with autoimmune disease and chronic illness. As your health coach, I can help you identify and eliminate those foods to reduce inflammation and symptoms. When we are not well nourished, the resulting inflammation not only affects our joints, but also our brains. Because so much serotonin is produced in the gut, a healthy nutrition plan can help with mood and energy. Your gut is often called the "second brain". When it is inflamed, we can feel lethargic, depressed and anxious. Real food nutrition can help reduce the inflammation that also causes many skin issues by working from the inside out.

There are so many quick fixes advertised that are short term, but the most successful program is through real food and lifestyle change. With coaching in our 3 and 6 month programs, you have support every day and help at each level, including grocery shopping, meal planning, meal preparation, one on one conversations about emotional eating, challenges and celebrations. Clients participate in creating their own unique plans. Weight loss can happen with nutritional changes, but is even more effective when combined with lifestyle changes. Coaching helps you improve in areas such as sleep, career, self care, and relationships to be even more successful in your weight loss and overall health success.

At LifeSource Group, we can help you get to the root causes, whether physical or emotional, and reduce symptoms using a plan that is designed uniquely for you. There is no one nutrition plan for each person. We can start where you are to make small, incremental changes in nutrition and lifestyle to have lasting, sustainable results and good health. Contact us for a free consultation to talk about the possibilities. One conversation could change your life.

Kim Hynes, CHC

Kim is certified by Institute of Integrative Nutrition. As a Health Coach, she helps all ages lose weight sustainably and improve their lives. Whether it's to lose weight, reduce inflammation or reduce symptoms of chronic illness, Kim uses real food and a holistic approach to nutrition to help her clients. Kim offers one on one coaching, group coaching and workshops. She believes transforming the body is not just physical, but also emotional and connected to lifestyle factors. Kim guides people to improve eating habits, learn techniques to curb cravings, improve self-care and stress relief, explore new foods, how to shop for them and prepare them, and learn how food affects hormones, mood and sleep. Kim is a former high school teacher and has a B.S. in Business and an M.B.A. She is a mom to four teenagers and understands the need to help families teach healthy habits at home.

Kathleen Abbott, Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Clinical Director

"Kate" has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has over 25 years of experience as a therapist and as a business leader. She coaches managers on best practices, is a regular speaker on creative and practical life strategies and believes "transformation begins with a renewing of the mind." Her clinical expertise is broad with specialties in eating disorders, PTSD, women, couples, teens and faith-based counseling. She is also highly experienced in providing counseling and crisis intervention training to various organizations in our community. A former licensed foster care parent and mother of two daughters, she is able to equip others in managing life's many changes and challenges.

John R. "Jack" Jones, Jr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Certified Family Law Mediator

"Jack" has an MBA from Columbia University, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Family Law Mediator. A former CPA with over 20 years of international business experience, he now specializes in working with teenage and adult substance abuse, family and couple discord, parental alienation syndrome, trauma, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Practicing what he calls Cognitive Soul Therapy, dramatic results are sought using both science and spirituality. He is also familiar with the courtroom through his experiences as a Family Law Mediator, Guardian Ad Litem volunteer, licensed foster care parent, and adoptive father.


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