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  • Becoming an Eating Psychology Coach: Do the Numbers Add Up?

    You’re passionate about nutrition and wellness, and you want to channel that passion into a career where you can help people heal from challenges around food, eating, body image, weight, digestion, and more. That’s great! Now what? If you’re just starting out, or if you’re changing careers from a different field, you’re probably thinking about going back to school - and you’ve probably realized that there are many different educational options that you can pursue. From 2 year associate’s degrees all the way up through master’s and doctoral degrees, traditional universities offer well-trodden career paths, but these programs can be very costly and time-consuming, and may not take you in the direction you wish to go. On the other hand, the past few decades have seen the emergence of a whole new generation of career training programs. These programs typically take only 1 to 2 years to complete, and cost tens of thousands of dollars less than a college degree. Which is right for you?

  • Career Opportunities for Eating Psychology Coaches

    Are you drawn toward immersing yourself more deeply in the work we do here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, but a little unsure about whether the Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training is the right career move for you? Maybe you haven’t thought of yourself as a professional coach before, or maybe the idea of starting your own business gives you a few butterflies in your stomach. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Contemplating a career change can bring out some anxiety for many people. But if you notice a feeling of excitement growing in you despite the uncertainty, maybe it’s time to take a deeper look into the many possible ways that certification as an Eating Psychology Coach could enhance your work life.

  • The Eating Psychology Coach Training: How We Support Our Students

    At the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, our students come from all walks of life. We have recent high school grads studying alongside folks who are starting a new career after 30+ years in the working world. Whether you’re going back to school after taking time off to raise a family, looking for a job that better fits your passions, or seeking some new skills to turbocharge your existing coaching practice, you’re not alone. We’ve designed our Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training to support YOU, wherever you are in your career journey.

  • Is Becoming An Eating Psychology Coach Worth the Investment?

    Whether you’re thinking about a career change or going back to school for more advanced education, your resources are precious, and we here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating want you to feel confident that you’re making the right choice. When you’re about to set off on a new educational adventure, the process of selecting a school is important. Depending on the quality of the program you choose, and its alignment with the values that are important to you, the time and money you devote to your education can be the best investment you ever make - or it can end up being a costly detour away from your goals.

  • 4 Unique Skills of an Eating Psychology Coach

    Did you know that there were 99,400 health educators in the United States in 2012 and by 2022 this employment figure – which includes health coaches - is projected to increase to 120,800? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this represents a 21% increase in growth and outpaces the average growth for all other occupations in the US. Indeed, health c [...]

  • 5 Reasons to Work With An Eating Psychology Coach

    Are you in a health rut? Frustrated with your efforts to lose weight? Worn down by negative thoughts about your body? Or feeling challenged by a lifetime of eating habits that take you further away from your weight and health goals?

  • 5 Things to Avoid in a Health Coach Training

    As the demand for health coaches continues to expand in the market, more and more health coach trainings are becoming available to meet the need. If you do a search online under health coach trainings, you’ll find both virtual programs and brick and mortar schools that promise to prepare you to help people improve and transform their health.

  • 5 Reasons Why Becoming an Eating Psychology Coach Can Transform Your Practice

    Perhaps as a professional you have a driving passion to help others heal and transform their health, but lately your business is just not what you want it to be. When you set up shop as a business owner you had visions of helping clients change their lives. But sometimes it can feel like you’re in a slump.

  • 7 Signs That You Might Want to Become an Eating Psychology Coach

    If you’re someone looking to make a career change and feel a stirring in your soul to help heal others, it might be time to consider becoming an Eating Psychology Coach.

  • How to Earn a Living as a Health Coach

    You worked hard to get your certification as a Health Coach and it’s time to strike out into the world to share your super powers to improve the health of others. But what is next? How do you earn a living as a Health Coach? Earning a living as a Health Coach requires a two-pronged approach to finding success. First, do your homework to get clear on what you have to offer the world. N [...]

  • 8 Great Reasons to Become an Eating Psychology Coach

    If you are looking to become a health coach you need to weigh your options for what type of certification you would like to receive. Any potential training will have its own unique personality, characteristics and tools. And graduates of each training will have something unique to offer the world that sets them apart from one another.

  • 8 Attributes of the Best Health Coach Trainings

    If you are someone who is passionate about the desire to help others lead healthier lives you may be a natural health coach. But as you look around for potential trainings you decide that you do not want to be just any health coach: you want to help transform lives!

  • Four Tips for Choosing an Online Health Coach Training

    If you are someone who loves to talk health or you have a deep desire to help others you might be someone who has a higher calling. Perhaps you are a born health coach.

  • Why Be An Eating Psychology Coach?

    The professional field of coaching has exploded over the last decade, becoming more and more widespread. Why has this happened? Well, for a number of very good reasons. In terms of life and health coaching, many people are beginning to feel that there is more to life than simply making a liv [...]

  • The Best Health Coach Training for Women

    There are a lot of health coach training programs out there, and it’s natural for women to be curious about which programs suit their unique needs and interests. It’s important to understand that there is no single “best” training for women, but the ones that tend to be better matches for them are th [...]

  • Choosing a Health Coach Training

    For many of us, the decision to become a health or wellness coach is a hugely important one. It’s often something we come to after struggling with our own health challenges, and usually stems from the desire to help others who are going through the same thing. It’s more than just a job—it’s an opportunity to take the soul lessons we’ve learned and the wisdom we’ve gained and use it to uplift those coming along after us. So now that you’ve concluded coaching is the path that’s right for you, it’s vital that you choose a health coach training that will enable to you to do that. How do you choose a program that will meet your needs? Here are a few questions to ask when making your choice.

  • A Great Weight Loss Coach

    What makes for a great weight loss coach? The answer may seem pretty obvious—it’s someone who helps you lose weight, right? Actually, there’s a little more to it than that. Let’s back up. Why do people want to lose weight in the first place? There are two important reasons for most of us—to be healthier, and/or to be happier. Let’s start with health. There are some health concerns that simply shedding the pounds alone will help to address. But for the most part, real health is more holistic than that. Being healthy is not the same as being thin. Skinniness can be achieved just by cutting down on calories—and there are weight loss coaches who advise their clients to adopt low-calorie diets. But the perception that health is just a ratio of calories in to calories out is false. To truly be healthy, we need to give our bodies the nutrients they need—and that means, we need to eat a balance of whole, natural foods. In addition, a genuinely healthy lifestyle is sustainable—it doesn’t make us feel deprived. Most crash diets fail to meet that description, and a good weight loss coach will understand that.

  • Why Every Health Coach Needs Food Psychology

    Everywhere we turn in today’s world we encounter information about what we should and shouldn’t be eating. We are inundated with various diets, cure-all supplement claims, and experts claiming to “have the answer”.  Despite the accessibility of nutritional kno [...]

  • The New World of Health Coaching

    Everyday, we’re bombarded with information about what to eat and what not to eat. We are told to watch our cholesterol, our fat, and fiber intake, as well as our antioxidants, and so many others. What’s more, we’re forever being harangued with new ways to lose those “

  • Beyond Health Coach Training

    If you’re a health coach, chances are you know that being a health coach is more than a profession - it’s a calling. In fact, you’ve probably come to the world of health coaching because you’re personally passionate about healthy living. Your own journey of health and healing may have led you to pursue health coach training, which helped you dive even deeper into the fascinating world of hea [...]

  • Is Holistic Life Coaching the Path for you?

    More than two-thirds of Americans are trying to lose weight or are on a diet. But for the great majority of these people, once they reach their goal they quit dieting and gain the weight back. This is a devastating cycle—but anyone can break out of it with the right help. The underlying factor for the majority of people is their rela [...]

  • Beyond Nutrition Coaching

    .article h1:first-child{display:none;visibility:hidden;position:absolute} Careers in Coaching have become a big business in the last decade, and few have boomed into the market as much as the “nutrition coaching”. This relatively new field describes those coaching clients towards health-related goals by regulating diet, food choices, supplements, and perhaps even exercise. Our traditional understanding and expectat [...]