I’m here to help
What is health coaching?
Tired of one-size-fits-all approaches to dieting?
Drained from toxic relationships?
Overwhelmed by stress at work?
Fed up with those nagging cravings?
Want to feel great in your body?
Ready to accomplish your goals in a way that’s empowering and exciting?
An Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers you and provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and we’ll navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together to explore what truly works for you.
Together we will...
- Connect the dots between who you are and who you want to be
- Create your personal blueprint
- Decipher your body’s unique needs
- Set your personal goals and work towards sustainable change
- And more!
You will receive the gift of...
- Two 50-minute sessions with me per month
- Email support from me between sessions
- Simple healthy recipes
- Support and guidance customized to your needs and goals
- And more!
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me.
During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.
Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your coach, I will not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward.
Integrative Nutrition Plate *
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity and spirituality. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
Crowding Out *
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you along the way.
Primary Food *
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The concept of Bio-IINndividuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Deconstructing Cravings *
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
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What They Say
"As the #1 patron of Erin’s test kitchen, I can firmly attest that one thing is for sure true about this beautiful women: There is no greater passion in her life than food. Save for maybe us, her family, which is the primary “why” and the test subjects for her food and nutrition exploration, so I’m pretty sure the two are inseparable anyway. She goes to bed reading about it, wakes up dreaming about it (for real!), and spends all day experimenting with it. I’m the picture of health and having a food genious for a wife is one of the key reasons."
Nate Hitchcock (Bend, Oregon) (Erin's Husband)
"Erin Hitchcock is a passionate woman and food is one of her great passions. She is present with food in a way that few of us can claim and she infuses the food she cooks with love. Her passion is contagious and she will help you fall in love with your food and inspire you to truly nourish your body. Erin also has an intuitive and educated understanding of the various emotional, cultural and nutritional components that are part of the food relationships and she can help you to come into a harmonious rapport with food. "
Jane H. (Bend, Oregon)
"Erin is one of the most passionate and earnest chefs I know. Not only does she calibrate her foods to be the highest in beneficial nutrients, they are amazingly delicious. And I say this as a card-carrying-carnivore absolutely loving her vegan dishes. She is also a tremendous athlete. Having similar training and obstacle coarse racing backgrounds, her and I have shared various exercise and training techniques. I can only imagine how transformative a coaching regimen from her could be. If you are seeking a powerful healthy lifestyle, I would highly suggest you seek out the guidance and wisdom from Erin Hitchcock."
Chuck R. (Bend, Oregon)
"Erin is an intuitive listener. During our consultation, she knew when to pause, when to ask deeper questions, and really listen to what I was saying. She offered realistic suggestions and tools, different ways of thinking about my health and wellness that I truly appreciated. I was surprised (pleasantly!) by her intuition and pointing out underlying or unresolved issues that may be affecting my own journey to good health and fulfillment. She is a knowledgeable and gifted coach. It's like spending time with a wise, healthy friend who just wants the best for you!"
Sara R. (Bend, Oregon)