Learn How to Eat On Purpose with Nutrition Coaching!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live without the stress of eating? You’ve come to the right place!
I have specialized in helping clients master their food and learn how to eat on purpose since 1996!
Realistic Nutrition Strategies That Work
My goal is to make eating on Purpose as realistic as possible for YOU!
I would love to see you STOP:
• Starving Yourself
• Eliminating Entire Food Groups
• Driving Yourself Crazy With Calories
• Exercising More Than Is Reasonable
• Struggling Alone
My role as your nutrition coach is to EMPOWER you to have the tools to control your eating habits, eliminate constant cravings, improve your energy and to live a balnced, healthy, vibrant life!
Here is what a few of my personal training and nutrition coaching clients have to say about their experience working with me on improving their eating habits:
There are not enough good things that I can say about Matt Hartsky. He has changed my life completely for the better and added more years to my life. The lessons I have gotten from Matt Hartsky will follow me for the rest of my life for better living. If you are ready to take on the challenge of better health, Matt is the man to call.
Matt has helped me reach goals I didn’t know I even wanted. It’s a great feeling to have a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to attending classes and personal training with Matt. He encourages me to move closer to and work harder towards my goals! Be committed, hold yourself to a higher standard and Matt will help you see results!
Matt is someone I want in my corner. The support he gives not only during workouts, but also answering every day questions and help with nutrition—that is priceless. Thanks to Matt, I have the confidence to control MY LIFE and I don’t worry about what other people think. I can’t thank you enough for everything that you do for me.
What is Included with Nutrition Coaching?
Transforming Strength Nutrition Coaching is a systematic approach that will teach you how to Eat On Purpose for any goal, from weight loss to performance, and includes the following steps:
Who Should Use Nutrition Coaching?
Nutrition coaching is included with ALL Individual Coaching.
For all other clients including those in small group fitness classes or those using my online training services, I offer this separate nutrition coaching add-on option.
This nutrition guidance also works great if you only want to tackle your nutrition at this time.
It goes without saying, my nutrition therapy is 100% applicable for athletes looking to improve their recovery and performance.
START-UP NUTRITION COACHING
MONTHLY NUTRITION COACHING
Benefits of Professional Nutrition Coaching at Transforming Strength
1. Customized Nutrition Services
Eating On Purpose isn’t a one-size-fits-all nutrition coaching philosophy. While there are countless “diet plans” out there that simply offer generic eating plans, these options almost always fail to consider each individual’s unique needs, exercise background and requirements, and lifestyle factors. In addition, many inexperienced trainers simply tell their clients to abstain from eating certain macro groups, usually carbohydrates, to cut calories. The problem with this haphazard diet advice is that it fails to teach people how to eat in a way that is set up for long term success, including a nutrition plan that provides a balanced supply of nutrients right for his/her body to recover and perform, accomplish specific fitness or weight loss goals or eat in a way that is even realistic for their individual lifestyle. An experienced nutrition coach, on the other hand, builds a customized nutrition program designed around you and based on long-standing and proven science and results.
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2. Nutrition Adjustments
Equally important are the adjustments made by your coach. A qualified nutrition coach will be able to adjust a client’s food intake based on not only body changes or changing goals, but also because of sleep patterns, stress, recovery, energy level, and performance. Nutritional coaching requires a knowledgeable professional who can monitor a client’s progress and makes program changes based on the solid, real-life data collected from the client. Nutrition changes should always be well planned, systematic, and precise for each client’s needs, as opposed to the guessing game many packaged diets and under-qualified trainers offer.
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Likewise, a sound nutrition plan should include accountability as a cornerstone of success, with the coach setting dates and requiring open communication with the client. Expectations should also be set for following the prescribed plan that has been designed for them. We typically check-in weekly for most programs, with a food journal and spiral body scan results.
4. Meal Planning
By the same token, a qualified trainer will assist the client in formulating healthy meal plans that not only meet their nutritional needs but also fuel their workouts for both performance and recovery. Additionally, as with your coaching at Transforming Strength, the process of meal prepping should be covered in a way that allows the client to feel they can be successful at having clean eating options on hand for their lifestyle. My approach not only accomplishes this but also helps the client to understand the difference between starvation and fueling for a healthy body and how this perception change can make all the difference.
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Of course, we all struggle with healthy eating at times. Sometimes it’s a special occasion that derails us and other times we may have simply failed to prepare ahead of time. The bottom line is everyone struggles and will have days when lack of motivation or temptation bumps us off track, but hiring me as your nutrition coach will ensure you are never alone in the process. I will be there to support and encourage you on those tough days and will help you mentally overcome your challenges.
6. Progress Tracking
In a like manner, tracking can be a real drag. When I first started as a personal trainer, I encouraged clients to count calories. We later moved to macros. In both cases, we used every tracking method you can think of. None of them were fun. Most importantly, they didn’t teach my clients much, other than they hated tracking. Nowadays, my clients DO NOT count calories or macros, use any apps or even use a bodyweight scale very often. Instead, I teach whole food adjustment. I know the calorie and macro distribution on my end, but I teach my clients how to eat and make whole food adjustments. Tracking is done with a couple of strokes of the pen in an old-school notebook. Progress is measured by a free body scan tool. When it comes to fitness and diet, simple is quite often better, and I will help you master these simple tools.
7. Nutritional Expertise
Not only is the world of nutrition full of a wide spectrum of opinions, but it is also littered with a ton of misinformation that simply doesn’t work for the person looking to get healthy for the rest of their life. While there are many myths and false information about the what and when of food, I will help you wade through this sea of misinformation. My advice will be based on not only cutting-edge scientific research but also what has produced consistent results for thousands of my clients. Your days of following the trendy pop culture diets are over.
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8. Educational Coaching
Uniquely, I am not here to simply train or tell you what to do or eat. My style models after the teacher/student. I prefer to teach my clients about sound nutrition principles. I don’t want you to need my help forever. The sooner I can get you the knowledge you need to be successful on your own, the better. It is my belief all coaching should be an empowering experience for the client and learning how to deal with food is no different.
9. Eating for Life
Coupled with my coaching style, is my focus on teaching you how to eat for life. This includes evaluating where you are now and then helping you make adjustments to get you to where you want to be. You will have a strategy that takes into account your background, health needs, family and lifestyle demands and fuels you to recover and perform.
Why Healthy Eating is Just as Important as Fitness
If you were to ask people to picture and describe a healthy lifestyle, most will start by mentioning a work-out routine right away, knowing that yes, some great health benefits come from training. They mention things like the positive effects on your mood and energy levels, your increase in lean muscle growth and most of all… the loss of that dreaded body fat!
When it comes to actually taking action to achieve their healthy ideal, many people also jump into this newfound enthusiasm with the thinking that their health and wellness will improve as they go to their local gym more and more often. This is where the first problems arise.
For a few, this plan simply becomes a learning curve and they are able to push through the energy downfalls and lack of progress as they learn more about their body and how to properly supply it with the fuel it needs before and after a workout.
Unfortunately, for the other 95% of people, the missing energy, the lack of progress, and the long recovery times become too much. They are convinced they have failed and that maybe this healthy stuff just isn’t for them. After all, they’ve read the “how to” articles and bought and used the supplements… but still nothing.
So, giving serious consideration to the newfound knowledge that fitness training and supplements alone are not enough to help you achieve your fitness goals, lets look at the incredible power of combining both pieces of a well rounded plan to get your healthy body: a well planned training program combined with knowledge of strong Eating On Purpose nutrition… Now, THIS changes your whole situation as you dive into a healthy lifestyle. In fact, its like night and day!
When you begin to look at food as fuel you will find great benefits from being able to time your intake of complex carbs, eat enough protein to fuel your recovery and performance, maintain a balance of the right macro-nutrients for your unique body, and eat the right foods at the right time.
Being able to identify that whole unprocessed foods are far superior to a quick meal at your local fast food place or food like substances coming out of a box is an important first step in learning to control the macronutrients you call a diet.
If you ask any personal trainer or nutrition coach about crash diets they will all tell you the same thing: The diet you can sustain with small changes will become a lifestyle. A demanding diet full of drastic changes forcing you towards one end of the nutrition spectrum and demands that you do it all overnight is likely to fail.
Healthy eating is your secret weapon to a body and mind you always thought to be out of reach. Most of all, it unlocks a lifestyle that reflects your hard work at the gym when combined with preparation at home in your kitchen.
With some successful small changes to your diet that you can maintain for a lifetime you will bring home more progress from the gym, more energy throughout the day, better sleep, improved mood, and most of all, it will fuel the activities you want to do to get the body you want.
Even though it will still be a mystery to most, you won’t spend any time worrying about why you aren’t recovering from your work-out routine. Carefully planned adjustments to your macro and micronutrient intake also become the pre-cursors to the how, why, and when you take supplements, rather than blindly consuming them with little to no benefit.
Nobody invests in a new vehicle without also considering the cost and quality of the fuel and oil they pump into it and your body is no different. Spending time investing in healthy eating will get and keep the vehicle you call your body in the condition you most desire for a lifetime.