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About me

” I will help you to redefine your relationship with food”

Instead of overwhelming you with diet theories and multi-tiered-programs, my approach is customized to your individual needs. Based on your bio-individual composition, food preferences, cultural and socioeconomic considerations I create nutritional interventions and a personalized “Roadmap to health”.  My approach is caring and practical – helping clients to achieve harmony in every aspect of their life – for long lasting health, wellbeing and happiness.

yvonne wilhelmi eat4happiness llcI help clients to get healthier and happier

Would you like to live healthier but postpone it to tomorrow everyday? Do you need a reliable coach to implement changes and who will hold you accountable?  Do you try to shop and cook healthy but give up because you are out of ideas? You came to the right place. I can help you to kick-start your health to a new level. Today. Not tomorrow.

What makes Health & Nutrition Coaching effective?

“The major problem area for healthy eating efforts is meal preparation. Theoretical facts about good and bad foods without knowing how to make them work is often not enough for a successful lifestyle transformation. By applying Culinary Medicine principles, I am able to close this gap. Culinary Nutrition Coaching enables my clients to transform theoretical knowledge about food into practical & workable steps. Instead of telling you to eat 15% of this and 20% of that, I provide hands-on practical training on how to  shop, find healthy foods, and cook creatively on a long term basis. I create eating strategies, customized recipes and fun meal plans with room for occasional indulgence and, most importantly, my programs redefine your relationship with food. They prepare you and your family for a healthy future by teaching you how to shop healthy on a budget, to enjoy cooking nourishing & delicious meals, to be effective and safe in the kitchen and to understand food labels  – with a strong focus on behavior methodology.”

How I can help

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.

Education/Certifications:

  • International Association of Health Coaches: Certified International Health Coach CIHC
  • APOLLON University of Applied Science (Hochschule der Gesundheitswirtschaft)Health Pedagogue (in progress)
  • Harvard’s Institute for Lifestyle Medicine: Culinary Nutrition Chef Coaching for Clinicians
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Managing Food Allergies
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Integrative Nutrition Coach, INHC

Call me to schedule a FREE discovery session:

(678) 587.0302

My Story

 

How I became a Culinary Nutrition Coach

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How it started

I am a certified Health Coach guiding clients through healthy life style transformations. As an expert generalist, I started my career in a completely different field in Software Engineering. In1997 I was relocated through Corporate Executive Expat Tenure from my native Germany to the U.S. where I later founded Creative Design Drop, LLC, an Atlanta based Advertising Agency. After holding executive positions for 15+ years and interacting with a myriad of overworked, stress-exhausted corporate peers and clients I realized success often comes with a price – burnout, social isolation and poor health. When I realized in 2014 that my ad agency was flourishing but I was not, change was imminent. I started delegating responsibilities and focused on a new path I was always drawn to: Wellness & Health. I went back to school and fell in love with helping others to get healthy. Subsequently, I founded Eat4Happiness, LLC, a wellness company assisting clients through individualized programs to get healthier and happier.

How I found my passion

Knowing the detrimental health effects first hand of the demands of a fast paced lifestyle strongly contributes to my practice today – I work with private clients, in corporate wellness setups, schools, community outreach programs and assist medical practitioners helping patients to get better. My specialty is healthy meal preparation with a focus on delicious but easy to prepare recipes – because working with clients has shown me the major challenge to live healthy on a long term basis is creative cooking. My programs are custom-tailored to individual needs with room for personal space, because there is no “one fits all” solution when it comes to different family situations, work schedules, body composition, food preferences or cultural and socioeconomic considerations. I love what I do – supporting clients through important life transitions with a practical, accountability-driven hands on approach – from nutritional interventions, long term strategies, behavior modification, de-coding food labels & trends over grocery shopping, cooking classes, to fitness & burnout strategies.”