I provide practical, no-nonsense, hands-on assistance and create an individual roadmap to your health. I specialize in weight management, food allergies and Culinary Nutrition and analyze your current eating habits, assist with healthy grocery shopping, cooking & recipe creation, allergy management and provide in depth food education to implement a sustainable, long-lasting healthy lifestyle. I am a non-judgmental, active listener and as your coach, I aim to educate and track your progress through proven accountability metrics.
I walk my talk by joyfully following a healthy lifestyle, with the occasional exception to indulge. Through personal experience, I know how powerful nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are and I am passionate about helping you finding your very own personal and individual roadmap to health. I am native to Berlin, Germany, currently living in Atlanta, GA and provide consulting sessions in English and German. I am trained and certified in more than one hundred nutrition theories and life styles, bio-individual health strategies, culinary nutrition and Life Coaching.
Many years ago I moved from Germany to Atlanta as an Expat to work as an IT Manager. My interest in nutrition at that time was merely recreational but shortly after the move, I gained weight and developed health issues. Although I had not changed my diet (at least that was what I thought at the time) I gained 35 pounds within a year. For someone who effortlessly maintained a weight of 100 pounds up to that point and leading a healthy lifestyle, I was at a loss. Interestingly, it was not about my new clothing size. I started having severe skin problems, headaches, I was always tired, out of breath after even simple workouts and became depressed. I experienced unbearable sugar cravings and the many Doctors I saw still did not consider me overweight and did not find anything wrong. But I knew something was and out of balance, and I started to research on my own – and that was the beginning of my journey to become a Health Coach.
After an intensive time of research and learning about food allergies, chemicals, sensitivities, additives, hormone disruptors and many other health related topics I found my problems. First, I discovered that I developed several food sensitivities and started to eliminate food additives I never was exposed to in Germany before. But my major problem was not food quality, it was quantity. Unknowingly I had adapted U.S. portion sizes and had started to eat twice the amount of food I was used to before. I designed a nutrition plan meeting my individual needs and combined it with a functional workout routine – and gradually reverted to a healthy weight and my health related problems disappeared as well. I was amazed by the powerful impact weight gain and nutrition has on health – and how healing targeted nutrition can be. I enrolled to study to become a Wellness Coach to add a scientific base to my experience and work as a Health & Wellness Coach since. I had found my passion – to help others transforming to a healthy lifestyle.