About Healthy Starts Today

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Sheila Cartelli MS, CHHC, owner of Healthy Starts Today, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, who received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sheila’s clients learn how to choose, prepare and enjoy foods that support vibrant health and wellness… 

So much for my official bio… What’s important is how I can help you achieve vibrant health and wellness in a way that is flexible, fun and filled with possibility….

Getting healthy doesn’t have to be hard. The easiest place to begin is with the food you eat. When it comes to learning about the benefits of whole foods, the downside of processed food, or how to find your best diet, you can trust me to provide you with useful, relevant information. Yes, good health is about good nutrition, but don’t worry, getting healthy does not mean suffering through flavorless, unappetizing meals. Going back to your roots, back to traditional ways of cooking might be a good place to start.

Consider the Mediterranean Diet which is based on fresh vegetables, beans, healthy fats and small portions of meat, or fish. The variations are endless and the meals are delicious. That’s the good news about food:  Nutritious can absolutely mean delicious.

If you are thinking, that sounds good, but my family won’t eat vegetables…  or I don’t have time to cook like Grandma, you’re right.

Here is where a few insightful Coaching questions might help.

So, if your significant other is a “vegiphobe”, it would be helpful to know why… Were vegetables always cooked to mush when he was a kid?   Then serving vegetables raw, or al dente might solve the problem. Do some vegetables taste too strong, like broccoli?  Then finding a milder variation like broccolini could be the answer. When nothing else works there’s always the option of running the veggies through your food processor and incorporating them in soups, sauces etc. The point is, there is always a way around a problem and it really doesn’t have to mean more work for you. Think about it, not cooking vegetables has to save you time.

The proceeding is a simple example of how Coaching works. It is based on a relationship that allows for give and take. My questions + Your Answers = Creative Solutions.

Making good nutrition choices is not enough when you want to make lasting changes to improve your health. Change is difficult and hard to maintain. That’s where my experience as a Coach becomes truly valuable. In addition to clarifying your health goals, I will help you create a custom tailored plan to achieve them, which will prepare you to overcome any obstacles that might arise.

Let me help you achieve the vibrant health and wellness you deserve. Join me for an online presentation, a group program, or work with me one-on-one.

In the meantime keep thinking, Healthy Starts Today!

Sheila Cartelli MS, CHHC
Health and Wellness Advocate for Busy Women