FAQ’s

 

What is a nutrition coach?

A nutrition coach helps people eat, move and live better by coaching them through every step of the process.

How do I get started?

Simply fill out the form below or email me at julie@juliethames.com.

How can I learn more about the coaching program that you use?

To learn more about the nutrition program that I use to coach my clients click here.

How will we keep in touch?

How we communicate is completely up to you. Ideally, I recommend that our initial meetings and our follow up meetings happen over the phone or via Skype/FaceTime. I recommend this because I believe that voice-to-voice and face-to-face communication are more effective than communication done through text or email. However, I also understand that everyone is different in their preferences therefore I allow you to choose how we communicate. Options include, email, text, phone, and/or Skype/FaceTime.

What happens during our initial Skype/Phone meeting?

Prior to our initial Skype/Phone meeting, I will send you “new client paperwork,” have you fill it out and then send it back to me. During our initial meeting, we will review and discuss this paperwork along with your goals and what you’re hoping to achieve. This is also a great time for us to get to know each other and for you to ask any additional questions!

What do you mean by “daily check-ins?”

I know that “daily” can sound a little scary, but I ensure you, it’s not that bad! At the beginning of the day, you’ll receive an email reminding you of what your habit is for the day. Then, at the end of the day, you simply check off whether you completed your habit or not. In addition to checking off the habit, there are some days where you’ll be asked additional questions like “how is this program going for you?”

What do you mean by “weekly or bi-weekly follow ups?”

Throughout your program I want to ensure that you are staying on track. Even though you’ll receive daily reminders about your habits, I believe that all of my clients should also have voice-to-voice or face-to-face time with a real coach. This will be your time to let me know what’s working for you as well as what’s not working. Some habits will be easier than others, so this is a great opportunity for you to let me know which habits you need a little more support with. I also understand that not everyone has the time or even wants to schedule a Skype/FaceTime appointment, therefore I also give the option of phone, text or email follow ups.

Do I need to be cleared by a doctor to start this program?

You know the best answer to this question. If you think that you need to be cleared by a doctor, then you most likely should be. I am always happy to work alongside doctors (and often end up doing so) to ensure that my clients are getting the best care possible.

I am a vegetarian, vegan, or follow another specific diet, can you still coach me?

Yes! Absolutely. This program is tailored for each individual client.

Will I be required to give up food x, y, and z?

The point of this program is to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle. I’m not here to take away your favorite foods, instead I’ll help you learn how to eat them in appropriate portions in the appropriate way. Rather than scarfing down 3 servings of your favorite food, you’ll learn how to be in control of your eating. I don’t require that you give up specific foods, however, a lot of people experience changes in their tastes and cravings and will naturally start to eat less of their favorite, unhealthy, “trigger” foods.

What type of results should I expect from working with you?

Your results will vary greatly depending on your goals. Typical results include controlled eating behaviors, a better feeling of self wroth, improved digestion, higher self-esteem, a better understanding of nutrition, weight loss, weight gain (muscle/mass gain) and so much more!

What do I need to participate in this program?

You will need a scale to take your weight, a measuring tape (either cloth or fabric) for taking body measurements, a camera (for taking photos before, during and after your progress) and a positive attitude!

How am I billed?

An invoice will be emailed to you and all payments will be accepted through PayPal (you can pay through your PayPal account or by using a debit or credit card). All payments must be completed by your due date, otherwise your account will be temporarily frozen. Failure to complete payment within 48 hours after your due date will result in the termination of your account.

What if I decide this program is not for me?

This program is designed to last for 12 months and is not a “3 week bikini ready diet.” It is designed to last a full year to ensure that the habits and behaviors you learn become second nature. Ideally, after completing this program, you will leave feeling confident enough to manage your own nutrition without the guiding hand of a coach. If you are unsatisfied with your coaching at any point during your program, please contact me. You have the option to cancel your program at any time.

Please note, that if you paid on June 1st and you cancel on June 3rd, you will not receive a refund for June 3rd-30th. All payments are final.