Welcome to Healthy Habits with Kari. Why healthy habits? Because habits are hard to break. I am a certified Health Coach and Nutrition Coach and my emphasis is on using food to heal and improve our wellness. I do not subscribe to diets, special products or starvation. Instead, I believe in adding healthy habits, one by one, that make a lasting impression in our lives. It doesn’t have to be hard, but we do have to take the first step. There are several ways I can guide you on your health journey and assist you to meet your health goals. Please take a look at my Upcoming Events Page or Contact Me for information on joining one of my groups or working one on one with me.
“Why Healthy Habits? Because HABITS are hard to break.”
More about Kari
Trying to be “healthy” has always been a part of who I am and comes naturally to me. However, my true health journey started around 12 years ago, when some health issues left me searching for answers. During one year’s time, I had doctors diagnose me with conditions ranging from G.E.R.D. to having had a heart attack. Neither turned out to be accurate, but it did lead me to a journey of what I call Self Care. For me, this means that I work in conjunction with medical professionals, to live my healthiest life. I don’t rely on any one person to tell me what is best. I rely on my body to tell me.
My health philosophy is to do the best I can and to keep it simple. I’m not perfect and that’s just the reality. In my family, we shoot for the 80/20 rule. I have a ginormous appetite and struggle with portion size. I like sweets and wine. Over time, I have learned what my body likes and what works for me. I feel best when I limit gluten. Too much sugar and caffeine gives me heart palpitations. I inherited elevated cholesterol and have to work to keep it under control. If I feed my body a diet full of nutrient dense foods, exercise and rest – I feel fantastic. If I don’t, I don’t! For me, it’s that simple.
Aloha, Kari Nettel