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Health Coaching

Hello!  I’m Dani and I will help you eat better and reach your health and weight loss goals so you can get on with this once and for all.

Dani Spies

Dani Spies

I know how it goes.  You want to eat better, lose weight, and reach your health and weight loss goals (as matter of fact, you’ve tried many times) but all of the contradictory health & nutritional information out there has your head spinning and leaves you paralyzed from making any changes at all.

It doesn’t matter if you have 10 pounds or 200 pounds to lose, if you want to stop dieting, give up deprivation and suffering, and have a sense of peace and ease with food and body, you are in the right place.

I’ve been there myself. You’re a smart, capable person who has so much in your life figured out except for this food and weight thing. I know it’s frustrating. And I know it can feel over whelming. But that is not reason enough to stop trying. There is never reason enough to give up on yourself.

“You need you. By putting yourself last, you are ignoring your true work on this planet.” – Brooke Castillo

 Each time you commit to work on your body, your mindset, and your eating patterns, you have an opportunity to learn about yourself, and better understand the problem, and of course, the solution.

The tools I use with my clients are the very same tools I’ve used on myself to lose 25 pounds (and keep it off!)and change my relationship to food and body for the better.  Of the many, many diets and strategies I’ve tried through the years, I have never found any other tools to be more effective in creating long-term lasting change.

This work is not another diet. It’s not just a meal plan or a quick fix.

This work is for anyone who is ready to try something different and serious about figuring this out for themselves once and for all.  This work is rooted in curiosity, self-love and encouragement and it will teach how to create an environment within yourself that supports the change you desire.

We will gently explore reasons behind your desire to eat when you’re not physically hungry. Learn how to feel and process emotions so you don’t need to use food as a buffer. Cover all the ins and outs eating clean.  And evaluate emotional patterns that lead to overeating.

 “You can never get enough of what you don’t want. If hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer.”

Long-term health and weight loss starts with self-acceptance and lots of love. I will work very closely with you to make sure that your work is aligned with your truth as we explore your goals, desires, obstacles, and road blocks.

If there is anything that I know for sure it’s that these tools work and I am crazy committed to sharing them with anyone who is ready to learn.

More about my story

I spent years of my life trying to lose weight and reach my health and fitness goals. I was a serial yo-yo dieter. I’ve seriously been on every diet known to man.   I over ate. I binge ate. I tried to starve myself (but that one never really worked for me).

I’ve attempted just about every weight loss strategy out there. My weight was pretty much all I thought about all day long.  I remember daydreaming about what it would be like to be a naturally thin person who did not think about food and body 24 hours a day.  It was unimaginable to me (What did these people do with all of their free time?).

I desperately tried to hate myself thin.

I punished.

I restricted.

I just kept losing and gaining the same 20lbs and ironically never felt any better about myself with or without the weight.

I felt like a failure.

I felt embarrassed and ashamed.

Until I learned this….

“Our feelings are not caused by our body, our weight, or our diet.

Our feelings are caused by our thoughts, beliefs and desires.

And negative emotions cannot never generate positive results.”

Wait a second! So beating myself up every second of the day was actually not going to help me lose weight?  Hold the phone!!

Did the hair on your arms just stand up? I know! That is exactly what happened to me too when I first learned this.

This information freed me from years and years of dieting and empowered me to explore and reframe thoughts and beliefs in my life that were not serving my goals and desires. It was literally the beginning of the rest of my life.

And I want to help you do the same.

Get Started

If you are tired of trying diet after diet with no results and are ready to learn the simple, straight forward facts about food and nutrition while taking a closer look at how your thoughts and beliefs affect your food and body, then we need to chat.

Step 1 Contact –  Simply send me an email with ‘Get To Know You’ in the subject and we can schedule a 30-minute complimentary session to see if we are a good fit.

Step 2.  Questionnaire – I’ll send you a pre-session questionnaire so I can get to know you a little better before our call so we can make the best use of our time together.

Step 3. Get To Know You Session – We will chat and get to ‘meet’ each other.  We’ll take a look at beliefs and patterns that hold you back and determine whether or not coaching with me feels right for you.

I want to work with clients who are as excited about coaching as I am, so it’s important to me that it feels like a good fit for both of us.

Note: I can coach anyone, anywhere.  I have worked with clients as far away as Germany.  As long as you have a phone and a computer, we can make this happen.

Contact me here.

Private 1-on-1 Sessions

My 6-week, private health and nutritional coaching program is designed to help reach your health goals naturally, without all of the diet drama we often see with food and body.   This is not another get thin quick scheme – it’s a way out of suffering. Together we’ll get to the bottom of your struggles with food and/or body and I will give you tools that you can use for the rest of your life to set and reach goals and solve your problems.

I provide highly individualized support and promise to be by your side the whole time. I will do everything in my power to make sure this is the BEST investment you ever make in yourself.

If you are ready to make change and get started, then go on with your bad self, and let’s do this!  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 6 – 1 hour coaching calls (on the phone or via Skype) with me
  • Unlimited email support in between calls, I’m just a click away
  • Detailed summaries of all coaching calls
  • Highly individualized support and attention
  • Clear nutritional facts with sample meal plans
  • Clear understanding on how to set and reach goals

You + Me + 6 weeks = Awesomeness

6-Week Coaching Package



 

Continued Support:

Hey, we all get stuck sometimes (myself included!).  This is for clients who have already been through my 6-week session and want some on going support.  I’m here for you.


Continued Support


What people are saying:

  • “Working with Dani was a fantastic experience for me.  She taught me how to discover my hidden truths.  It’s amazing to learn how a few simple tools can change my whole focus!  I like knowing that if I get stuck, I can call on Dani to help me sort things out.” – Janet M.
  • “Dani Spies is uncomplicated, simple, real and down to earth.  I’ve tried Atkins, South Beach, counting calories, Weight Watchers, cutting carbs, Quick Weight Loss….the list goes on.  Dani’s approach towards eating and health is totally different from anything I’ve ever tried before.” – Cristine P.
  • “It is something beyond just basic math, I needed to understand why I overeat when I do. That’s where Dani came into my life and has been helping me down the sometimes complicated emotional path of healing what is behind the bad eating habits I had developed. I can’t say enough about her consummate professionalism, extensive knowledge, and most importantly, empathy. My issue isn’t something that can be fixed overnight, but Dani is helping me heal from the inside out and this time I am confident that I will be living life on my terms.” – Karen P.