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Health and Wellness


How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Certified Holistic Health Counselor?

To answer this question, it's best I share with you the journey that has brought me to where I am today, coaching people like you on how to eat and live in a way that really works for you.

I know from experience how hard it is to lose weight. When I turned 25, almost overnight, my metabolism and body dynamics changed. I went from the typical post college 30" waist jeans kid, and found myself with a chubby face, double chin, and a belly hanging over my 36" waist pants!  My dad was only a 34"!  I packed on 40 pounds, fell into depression and did what every body did: I tried shakes, unhealthy diet pills, eating soup diets and salads.  I watched infommercials always looking for the magic diet, miracle exercise equipment, fad workout DVDs, pills, and searching anything that would actually work.

After two years and several fad diets, my gym owner and professional body builder name Sal loaned me some science-based books on nutrition and I studied how the body metabolizes food. I quickly learned that eating correctly is a science.  I learned not just healthier habits, but how to eat throughout the day.  The more I learned about whole foods, the more weight I lost. I trimmed down almost effortlessly, toned up at the gym, and never looked back!  I was finally confident with myself, and comfortable in my own skin.  It changed my life.  I am 47 now and the picture to right is the real me today maintaining 22 years of almost effortless weight control.

Now helping others like me is my passion.  I took courses, and after receiving three (3) expert certifications, I have changed many lives for over 17 years.


What is a Weight Loss Consultant?

A personalized and unique innovation in health and nutrition, as your personal coach, I will holistically discover what approach works best for you at this point in your life. Holistic means to involve all of something. I look at the whole person.

While most registered dietitians dwell on restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.

No one diet works for everyone. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals. So, when the experts say, "this food is good for you" or "carbs are unhealthy," it's too much of a generalization. One person's food is another person's poison, and that's why fad diets don't work in the long run. I look at your age, health, activity level, metabolic rate and personal preferences to determine your dietary needs.

I practice a holistic approach to nutrition, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect the whole.

How are you different from a licensed nutritionist or registered dietitian?

Much different from a certified weight loss coach, a licensed Nutritionist or registered dietitian is trained to counsel people diagnosed with specific disease and chronic health issues. They look at the underlying disease or health issue to assess the nutritional needs of individuals, establish goals and objectives that meet nutritional needs based on their doctor's findings.

Who are your clients exactly?

I have several types, but most fall into two categories:

  • The bulk of my clients are mostly professional or stay at home busy active women and men who are tired of continuously feeling bad about their weight health. They are often overwhelmed and have tried LOTS of things that have not worked. They have trouble implementing changes that they really want because they are so busy. Most of them struggle with sugar cravings, energy loss, weight gain, and are worried about having poor health in the future. They want to fit into their jeans without starving themselves, to have control over their cravings, to learn to cook quick healthy meals, to have better skin, hair and nails, build confidence, rid themselves of depression, have more peace, better digestion, lower cholesterol, less gas and bloating. Basically, they just want their body to really work for them, without deprivation or hunger.
  • My other set of clients really take advantage of my Sports Nutrition expert certifications.  They are already fairly disciplined, in ideal shape and have developed an affinity for active life styles.  However they wish to take it to a different level.  Whether learning how to rid themselves of those last few 5-10 stubborn pounds, or literally prepare for a contest.  I can proudly say I have three female and one male client that all placed first place on stage in (women) bikini/figure, and one (male) amateur body builder. 

What types of personality do you work with best and what is expected of me?

I work best with clients that have demanding lives and are ready to put energy towards taking care of themselves so that they can feel great consistently. I work with a lot of busy active professionals who do not have a ton of extra time, and that's ok. In fact, they've come to me to help them learn how to take care of themselves, given their lack of time. The important thing is that you are committed to putting in some time for yourself.

I work best with clients who are willing to be a little patient and trust me and the process. My approach is not about a quick fix. In my experience some changes are quick, but others may take time.

For what type of person is this program NOT going to work?

This program will not work for people who are not ready to embrace change, or will fight the process. I choose to work with people who are ready to invest in themselves, by adapting to changes that will benefit them, by giving time to healing their mind and spirit, and to investing in themselves financially.

*Also you require specific nutritional planning for a serious medical condition, this is not for you. Please see a licensed Nutritionist.

Here's a step-by-step of what the system provides.

1. Make your health and wellness a priority

We will discuss what's been getting in your way, what types of support structure works best for your lifestyle and personality, and how much you can allot in your schedule to make the program a priority, whether its a few hours a week, or many. I'll be supporting you to create a realistic goal that works for your lifestyle.

2. Integrate high quality foods

When I first began working with clients, they tell me they eat lots of their favorite junk foods thinking that they may never have them again. I don't take anything away from you, rather I introduce and add foods that create energy in the body, that help to re-balance, and eventually clients find that their cravings for junk foods fade. We will also discuss the therapeutic qualities of each food group so that you will have a solid understanding of what foods do inside the body.

3. Get clear about your unique individuality

We will determine your bodies individual needs based on your metabolic rate, age, activity level, and goals for the future. You will do a series of experiments so that we can determine which foods work best for your body to see which foods keep you full the longest, while giving you lots of clarity and focus for your busy day.

4. Start listening to your body

We will discuss common signs that your body gives you every day, along with ways to understand what it may be telling you. This will give you tools to use for the rest of your life so that you can understand your body's needs and desires.

5. Develop easy reliable habits to nurture your body

We will discuss and create ways for you to discover new methods to practice guiltless self-care. Many clients find this to be the most impact-full step.

6. Don't just feed your body, feed your soul

Food is only one way of feeding the body. We will look at all of the areas of life (creativity, relationships, finances, social life, career, home environment, home cooking, physical activities, spirituality, health, and joy) to determine which are your strongest and weakest links. Together we will create small goals to expand those areas of life, bringing more satisfaction and balance to the whole.

7. Get moving in a FUN way

Physical activity should not be dreadful. Together we will brainstorm about what types of things you could do to add fun to your movin' and grooving! We will also discuss what types of exercise work best for your body type, and how to seasonally balance your exercise regime.

8. Get to the heart of what's going on

Sometimes, things are not always black and white. Often, we need to peel away the top layer to discover what is at the heart of what is holding you back from achieving success in your health. Your mindset is an important aspect of creating a clearing, in which you can create anything. Don't worry, this won't hurt a bit.

9. Become a master of creating systems for consistent results

We will spend time creating a system for your self-care, grocery shopping, meal planning, and exercise, to ensure that it is scheduled and is easy to accomplish inside of your busy schedule. Essentially, we will create time to reflect on the things that you now want to make a priority.

These are the steps that I developed through working with my clients to achieve lasting results. In addition to these categories, you will learn about a variety of new foods you'll love, learn how to cook quick, delicious meals easily, and you'll receive support to ensure that you are able to feel vibrant and confident in your body.

Does this really work?

YES! All of my clients make lasting changes to their food and their lifestyle. In fact, they are usually amazed by (and incredibly proud of) the number of transformations they experience while working with me. Their doctors report dramatic before and after lab work (cholesterol, Blood Pressure, glucose). With your dedication and my support, amazing things will happen!

What results can I expect?

You can expect to become excited and eager to implement food and lifestyle recommendations, and you will feel good about doing something positive for yourself.

      * Actually make changes that have been difficult for you in the past.

      * Develop healthier habits that become lasting lifestyle changes.

      * Learn that eating healthfully doesn't mean sacrificing taste.

      * Become more in tune with the foods your body needs.

      * Get peace and freedom around food and learn not to beat yourself up.

      * Achieve your specific health and wellness goals that have eluded you in the past

      * Be happier with your body.

      * Enjoy life more.

How quickly can I expect results?

The $1000 question!  While everybody is unique, and each person moves at a different pace. The effort you put in is equal to the results you get back. Most clients report an increase in energy by the second session. Notable compliments from friends, family, co-workers for the majority of clients come as early as within the first month, and then significant transformations, depending on your starting weight by the send thru four months of the program until you are at your ideal weight.

How can I guarantee myself that I will reach my health goals?

If you participate in the system as it is designed, you cannot fail, you will experience amazing results!

How will we work together and what do the programs entail?

Each client receives personal, one-on-one coaching in our 60 minute sessions, either in person, webex, or on the phone. During the sessions, we talk about what is going well, what challenges you are facing, and how the last session's recommendations went.

After each session, you will get a copy of the session's notes for you to reference at in your free time. I will also, from time to time, be sending out supplemental materials via email that are suited to each individual's needs. 

How long are the programs?

Typically you will be on your own within 3-4 months. Its takes 3 months to make lasting lifestyle changes. I don't want my clients investing their time and money in a program that won't yield a lifetime of results. My clients are usually amazed by the amount of incredible changes they have achieved with ease by the end of the four months. Having a program of these lengths allows us to insure that changes you make in month 1 or 2 are still being implemented in month 3, 6 and beyond.

Do people continue past the 4 months?

Yes, many clients often love the amount of support they get from me. They find that they have achieved all of their goals by the programs end, and are excited to continue exploring further levels of healthy improvement. I love my clients, and I am always happy to continue our work.

What are your coaching programs like?

I am YOUR coach! As a new client, we can discuss different options to choose from, depending on how quickly you want to see results, how much time you want to speak to me directly, and/or based on your budget level:

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, as a matter of fact, I generally only accept credit cards using PAYPAL. You can either pay on a monthly basis or pay for the whole program at once. It's totally up to you. Clients who choose to pay in full enjoy a 5% bookkeeping discount, and are the only exception in which I will accept a check.

OK, I know which program I want. How do we get started?

Great! The first step towards reaching your goals is making YOU a priority. If this feels like the right time to focus on YOU and your needs, then go for it.

Here's what you do: Contact me and we will schedule a session. During this session I will learn about your situation and your specific goals, and we will double check to make sure that you are a good fit for my programs. I choose my clients very carefullyand you should choose your coach carefully! You will let me know which program will work best for you in terms of the results you want to get. We'll set up a day and time to start our coaching and you'll receive a welcome packet over email. In it, you'll fill out your client information and goals. You'll send this to me at least 2 days prior to your first session. From what you wrote, I will customize a plan for you using your goals and where you're at now, to make sure you get the results you want. Because you will have done this, when we actually speak or meet the first time, we hit the ground running, give you strategies and get you started on your path to feeling great.

If I'm not sure I'm ready to get started, how can I sample your work at low cost to see if it's the right solution for me?

You can schedule a complimentary phone session with me. We will discuss your specific situation and whether I can help you. 

I have a family and a busy life. Although I want to reach my health goals, I don't have much time to spare. How much time do I need?

If you can even spare one hour a week, you will be able to take steps toward your goals, or learn one new idea a week. Know that this approach will take longer than if you throw yourself into it wholeheartedly; however, if you don't ever start, you will never get there. They say every journey starts with a single step and I know, personally, that I'd rather fail miserably at something I tried, than never have given myself the chance to succeed.

The question really is: how much do you want it? If you really want it, you will find time for it!


The Ultimate Transformation — 4-Month Program

      * Two fifty-minute sessions per month

Twice a month we'll meet in-person or via phone to review your progress, keep you moving forward, give you next-steps to tackle and adjust your plans, if necessary. I'll coach and guide you to take the exact steps you need to achieve your particular goals. We will also address any questions you have or challenges you are encountering. At the end of each session I will give you experiments to complete that are realistic and practical.

      * Unlimited Phone Access

When you're stuck on an experiment or an issue, it's easy to give up or lose momentum. With the Ultimate Transformation program, you have unlimited access to m y help, which allows you to keep moving forward, get answers to your questions, or get feedback. I do not offer this in any other program. In my opinion, access to this kind of support is not only priceless, it can make or break certain situations. You can call me anytime for a 15-minute check-in, and I'll do my best to help you on the spot. These check-ins are a time for you to ask questions and for us to address any challenges you've had the previous week or anticipate in the week ahead. These phone calls are designed to keep you motivated and can be used to help you make a plan for the week ahead.

      * Unlimited Access to me via e-mail

You can email me anytime with a quick question, and I'll send you answers—usually within one business day, and many times much sooner than that.

      * Grocery Shopping Day

We will go grocery shopping and become more familiar on quick-scanning nutrition labels to make smart choices. You will become familiar with new foods and expand your knowledge about healthy eating. We will focus on recipes made with five ingredients or less and can be prepared in under fifteen minutes.

     * Educational Materials

I will email you materials that relate to the specific goals we are currently working on. The materials supplement and compliment the discussions during your sessions. They will help you become empowered to make educated decisions. Providing these materials also allows us to move more quickly and pack a lot into your sessions.

This is the only program that offers:

* Unlimited Access to me via phone (including optional weekly fifteen-minute check-in calls for accountability)

      * Unlimited Access to me via e-mail

      * Grocery Shopping


The Essentials — 4 Month Program

This program was created for individuals who are serious about improving their overall wellness and achieving their goals. Individuals who participate in this program may have attempted to achieve their goals, but have not had the guidance and support they needed to stay on track.

This program includes:

      * Two fifty-minute sessions per month

      * Recipes and Cooking Tips

      * Educational Materials

      * One monthly cooking class with guest


The VIP Retreat Day 

The "Ultimate Urban VIP Fast Track Retreat" program is a VIP coaching experience conducted in person, in your home over the course of a single day – Angelina comes to you! No long coaching commitments. This program includes all of the information you will need to improve overall wellness and achieve you goals, all in one day. (If you are requesting Angelina to fly to you, her flight costs will be additional.)

This program includes:

      * An in-depth 5 hour strategy session to get you unstuck, focused, and clear

      * Grocery Store Tour, Food Prep Demos, Discover hidden food frauds

      * 2- 30-minute coaching session for accountability after our day together

      * Demonstration of how to prepare 3-5 on the go meals


Now ask yourself this: Which of these options do you think suits you best? And, if you were to do this, when would you ideally want to start?


Where are you located? Do you only work with local clients?

My office is located in Webster, Missouri, but I work with about half of my clients by phone. My clients are located both locally and nationally. I have found that coaching by phone is extremely effective and I have developed incredible relationships with clients I have never met face-to-face. Results are the same in-person and by phone.


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