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Dear Katharina, thank you for taking the time for an interview. At the beginning it would be nice if you briefly introduced yourself: Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, I'm Katharina Lange. I have been working part-time as a nutrition coach since 2018. I previously worked in the chemical industry for 10 years. In 2020, during my parental leave, I decided me with what I love, to become self-employed. In my holistic coaching I primarily help women through healthy eating and adjusting your lifestyle to balance your hormones and feel good again. Intestinal health also plays a big role.
My coaching is based on the three pillars , nutrition, minimum and health , which are always connected and influence each other. Sometimes I'm a coach, sometimes a friend, sometimes a consultant. The personal relationship with my coachees is always in the foreground. That's why it's much more than just nutrition coaching.
How important is a balanced diet for well-being and what does the intestines have to do with it?
In my opinion, a balanced diet is the be-all and end-all for your well-being. By balanced I mean one sensible distribution of macronutrients , i.e. sufficient protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats. It is also important to consume enough calories and eat regularly. The breaks between meals should not be too long. For the most part, you should eat lots of fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables and few processed foods. If you eat a very unbalanced diet or perhaps even consume foods that you actually cannot tolerate, you will immediately notice this in your digestion. Your intestines therefore make a significant contribution to your well-being , because the feeling of stress can also be influenced by your microbiome.
Do you notice a dietary pattern that your clients come to you with? Is there a pattern to the “mistakes”?
That is very different. Many women think that if they eat very little, they will have greater success in losing weight, but the opposite is the case here. The metabolism is very efficient and always adapts to the circumstances . This means that if you eat less, it will shut down all processes that are not necessary for survival (e.g. reproduction, beautiful hair and skin, etc.) and conserve energy. Once you are in this energy saving mode, you will not be able to lose weight.
That being said, malnutrition has a major impact on hormonal balance , which in turn has a major impact on gut health and vice versa. In addition, most women eat far too little protein and drink too little. Or they don't eat breakfast because they aren't hungry in the morning. There is one A breakfast rich in protein and fat is the basis for a stable blood sugar level , which influences the rest of the day.
Malnutrition has a major impact on hormone balance and intestinal health
Why is it so important to get professional help if you want to change your diet for a specific goal?
The goal can be very individual: If you have symptoms such as bloating, irritable bowel syndrome or similar digestive problems, it definitely makes sense to seek professional help and also take a stool sample. Then you will definitely have certainty and you will no longer have to test things blindly yourself. Firstly, it usually takes a lot longer to get the problems under control yourself and secondly, you can actually make your problems worse.
If you want to lose weight, it makes sense to do this sustainably and to acquire good routines. A “diet” won’t work in the long run. That's why it's helpful if you get support for a certain period of time until you can walk on your own.
What does coaching look like for you, what is the process like?
Coaching with me lasts at least 3 months. I support most coachees for an average of 6 months. We always start with a detailed anamnesis so that I can get to know you and your challenges. At the beginning you will learn the basics of nutrition and how your metabolism works. The routines and habits are then built on this. The topic of beliefs plays a big role, as you can block yourself through negative beliefs, especially when it comes to nutrition.
We then go into a little more detail and look at your hormones and your intestinal health. Depending on your needs, I work with either nutrition plans or a more flexible approach. I offer both group and 1:1 coaching. In both cases, you get access to my e-learning platform, where you can watch my videos, which we then deepen in depth in 1:1 coaching or in a group call and work on your specific topics. You will definitely be able to benefit from the content for the rest of your life.
Which people come to you?
People who want to invest in themselves and their health. People who want to get to know their body and their metabolism. People who want to understand the processes in their body so that they can become their own little nutrition coach.
“Healthy gut, healthy person.” What comes to mind when you hear this statement?
You are what you eat. If you eat nutritious and healthy foods that are good for you, you will feel good. If you eat foods that you don't tolerate well, you will feel less good. If you do this over a long period of time, illnesses can develop. So yes, if the intestine is healthy, the person is also healthy.
What is your personal tip for a good gut feeling?
Eat the foods that are good for you, surround yourself with people who are good for you and don’t let yourself be stressed 🙂
How and where can our readers reach you?
About my homepage www.katharina-lange.de or via Instagram: kl_ernaehrungscoaching . There is also a link in my profile description where you can make an appointment directly free initial consultation can make out.
This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical information or instructions. The recipes are intended for inspiration and are not intended as therapeutic measures. If you have any health problems, we recommend that you contact a doctor or other expert immediately.