Nanette is a health coach with Primal Health Coach Institute and FASTer Way to Fat Loss. She’s a married mom of 2 almost grown daughters, and foster mom to a 4-year-old girl. She lives in the Texas Hill Country where she raises cows, chickens, and ducks. It's all part of her health plan.
Through personal experience, she learned and understands how our food choices, movement, sleep, and play can help us live healthier, happier, more energetic lives.
She was in the corporate world much of her career where she was most successful in training and development. Combining that with her passion for helping others achieve superior health and her ability to simplify these confusing concepts, she can help you and those you love, lead, or work with to jumpstart your journeys.
Health, fitness, anti-aging, and natural living. It's true! I love it, I'm always learning more about the body and how the environment and our choices affect it. I also love to teach and make an impact on others as they improve their health. I love the outdoors, hiking, festivals, music, travel, cooking, entertaining.
More than 100 miles
Everything is negotiable
My young daughter had some concerning health issues. Nothing we did was helping. I was consistently told it was nothing. My gut told me otherwise. It was something. I became hyper focused; nothing was more important to me. I asked questions, saw professionals, took courses, and did tons of research. All of this led me to becoming a health coach. Yep, I went down a rabbit hole. That’s how many of us are led to health coaching.
As I began shopping differently and preparing our meals differently, things started to change. At first, I was so thrilled I wanted to shout it from the rooftop. But you know what? No one was interested. That’s OK. I kept it up and things changed dramatically for all of us. Friends and family noticed. They started asking questions. Ah, yes, now they were interested.
I started working with a local client who informed me that her husband was not interested in the changes she wanted to make to improve her family’s health. I encouraged her to make small changes they wouldn’t even notice. She assured me that would not work on him. Nevertheless, she started making small changes. He didn’t notice. So far, so good.
She became emboldened and made even more swaps. His favorite dish is Shepherd's Pie. I sent her a recipe that is made with grass-fed beef, organic vegetables, beef broth, and a cauliflower topping. I encouraged her not to say anything, simply serve it. Sure enough, just as I have seen time and time again, he was amazed at how delicious it was and told her it was the best Shepherd's Pie he had ever eaten. Her kids loved it too. He even asked her where she got the recipe. Score!
Many of us have forgotten how delicious whole food really is and how much better we feel when we consume it. I won’t tell you it’s easy, but I will tell you that it’s doable, and I’ll tell you how.
Like many health coaches, I became one due to a health crisis in my family. It was for my youngest daughter. I thought we were eating healthy, but like most, we ate the standard American diet (SAD). I was overweight, and every member of my family had at least one chronic health condition. I knew we needed help but had no idea where to turn.
I was busy building my career and juggling family life, so, like many of you, I didn’t prioritize our food and lifestyle choices. Where would I find the time to figure this out? I tried many diets and spent years over-exercising. Not only was I unsuccessful at sustainably losing weight and improving my health, but I also damaged my thyroid, my hormones, and my adrenals in the process.
But worse than any of that, my family's health was suffering. Things needed to change, and quick. Once I understood that what we put in and on our bodies changes the quality of our health and I made the changes needed, everything changed for all of us.
Over 30 years of coaching, training, and leadership combined with a passion for helping people reclaim their health is the platform of my program. It’s about getting back to our natural state, eating whole food, moving our bodies, prioritizing sleep, and managing stress. It’s not about diet, deprivation, counting calories, or spending hours in a gym. I would be honored to help you and your family and friends to achieve a higher level of health.
The number 1 secret is hiding in your kitchen!
-Actionable steps to rid your kitchen of food that drains your energy and makes you fat. Warning: this can be emotional.
-How to stock food that will increase your energy and improve your body composition. Hint: more muscle, less fat.
-The benefits of intermittent fasting.
-How macros tracking can help you with energy and body composition.
-The role hydration, sleep, stress, and exercise play in your health journey.
This talk is for any leader who wants to provide their team with tools to increase their energy and improve their health.
1. Prepare delicious, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory food that supports long-term health.
2. Understand how sleep and stress play an important role in your health and optimization.
3. Understand how movement, strength training, and occasional high intensity interval training are the perfect balance to growing strong, healthy bodies.
4. Understand how play, sunshine and brain fitness will level-up everyone’s lives.
5. And I’ll introduce you to Intermittent Fasting, which helps the body heal and reset.
These strategies can apply to families, employees, caregivers, or any group of people who want to improve their health.
Why prioritize protein?
• Protein is the building block of life, right, we all learned that in school.
• Protein is responsible for the health of your hormones, hair, skin, and nails. Hello graceful aging!
• Protein builds muscle and helps us to build and recover.
• Protein is satiating.
Does any of that get your attention?
We’ll explore signs of protein deficiency and its role in your strength, energy, ideal body composition, mobility, and graceful aging. I'll give actionable steps to maximize your protein intake.
Looking for tools to help your team with energy and health? This is the talk for you.
"A recent study suggests Americans eat far too much sugar. To be specific, approximately 75% of Americans eat excess amounts of sugar — many of whom could be classified as having a sugar addiction." Addiction Center
Help is here. You'll learn:
Why sugar is so addictive.
What sugar is.
How to break your addiction.
Help your team break the sugar cycle so they can claim their health and energy.
Food companies spend billions of dollars on television ads with the majority on their unhealthiest offerings ― sugary soda, fast food, candy, and unhealthy snacks. And much of it is aimed at our children.
Oh my gosh! Most every parent will tell you that one of the toughest challenges they face daily is getting their kids to eat healthy. And dubious advertising makes it even more complex.
I will share tips to help you navigate this challenge.
Support parents and caregivers with these great tips.