LIGHTNING RELEASES (Irvine, CA) – Low-Fat. No-Fat. No-Protein. No Carbs. With so much conflicting information, it’s impossible to know what’s healthy for us and what isn’t; what will energize us and what will deplete us. The truth is a number of factors influence our relationship with food and our body’s ability to assimilate nutrition. Instead of more meal plans and diets, we have to figure out what works for you.
Paulina Temple is the founder of Body Temple Health and Wellness Coaching. As a certified health coach, Temple empowers her clients to achieve their health goals.
“Most people that come to me have been struggling for a long time,” says Temple. “Once they identify their obstacles to success they become self-motivated. They want to change.”
Where most approaches to nutrition focus on restricting calories, carbs, fats or proteins, Temple helps her clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. She subscribes to the concept of bioindividuality: we are all biologically and chemically different so we all have different nutritional needs.
“I don’t have a one-size fits all diet,” says Temple. “One person’s food is another person’s poison, so we look to identify the foods that will allow you to overcome your self-sabotaging behaviors.”
According to Temple, ambivalence – you know you shouldn’t eat the cookie but you eat the cookie anyway – is typically driven by something else. So Temple will look at other aspects of your life, what she calls your “primary foods:” spirituality, career, physical activity and relationships. Often times people will use foods to self-medicate an imbalance in one or more of those primary foods, like stress at work or a bad relationship.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the brain chemistry behind how our thoughts affect our bodies,” says Temple. “People like to see these things as separate, but it’s one and the same. You can change how you think by changing your body and you can change your body by changing how you think.”
Temple herself had struggled with abnormal eating habits throughout her adolescence. At her lowest point, she visited a holistic health center where she was introduced to mind-body medicine. There she realized she would have to turn away from conventional diets and counting calories to pursue nourishment and balance.
“I finally felt like this lifelong battle with myself was over,” recalls Temple. “You can’t live your life when you’re so consumed by how you feel or how you look or what you eat.”
Over the course of a six-month program, Temple guides and supports her clients, holding them accountable to sustain new habits.
“It’s going to be a process no matter what so you want to set people up for success,” says Temple. “Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing people grow and change and helping them to do so.”
Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Paulina Temple in an interview with Jim Masters on February 12th at 2pm.
Listen to the show www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Body Temple, visit http://www.ibodytemple.com.