Holistic Nutrition Consultant + Eating Psychology Coach
After discovering that the root of my chronic digestive and immune system ailments, as well as my ongoing anxiety and depression, stemmed from a severe food intolerance, I became passionate about studying nutrition so that I could help others discover the root of their own health struggles – and overcome them! I believe that while nutrition is the foundation, overall health and happiness is incredibly holistic – the mind, body, heart and spirit are truly all connected. In order to truly heal, we need to find nourishment and balance in all areas of life.
style + philosophy
We are inundated every day with nutrition do’s and don’t, diets and supplements guaranteed to trim belly fat fast, and metabolism boosting tips and tricks that leave us right back where we started. We are taught that we have no willpower if we struggle with maintaining healthy eating habits. We struggle to be in control of our bodies and diets but instead feel like the food is controlling us. We are led to believe that our health problems are symptoms to be fixed or enemies to fight, rather than deeper messages that could help us grow.
I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. I don’t offer a quick fix to changing your body or your relationship with food, because you don’t need to be fixed! Your struggles with your body and with food do not stem from a lack of willpower or control. They are here to lead you to deeper truths about yourself that we will explore together. Through a lighthearted, compassionate, and realistic approach, I want to help you discover what your own body has been trying to tell you all along.
I studied Holistic Nutrition at Bauman college in Berkeley. As my studies and my work with clients evolved, I came to realize on a deeper level that our relationship with food is a direct reflection of our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. The act of eating is intimately intertwined with our emotions, mindset, stress, spirituality, and past experiences, so in order to truly improve our diets and resolve health concerns, we must go beyond the food itself. I dove further into this concept by studying at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
Holistic Nutrition Consultant – Bauman College
Eating Psychology Coach – Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
what you really want to know
I am originally an east coast girl, went to college in Colorado, and then moved out to the beautiful Bay area in 2012. I love to be outdoors and active as much as possible, hiking in Marin or running through Golden Gate Park. I sang a cappella (think Pitch Perfect) in high school and college, but these days most of my singing takes place in the shower or at karaoke 🙂 My favorite thing to experiment with in the kitchen is gluten free baking!
what my clients say
“I feel so fortunate to have received coaching from Sara. She has literally transformed my relationship to food. Instead of just helping me eat healthy, she helped me understand WHY I was making certain choices and how to create a mindful relationship to them. I used to eat meals in order to check out and avoid my problems but now my meals are an opportunity to check IN and become mindful about my relationship to food and lifestyle choices. Sara has a wonderful, positive attitude and I feel deeply supported by her on my path. She inspires me to apply a mindful approach to food and every area of my life!”
“I found Sara when I needed her most. Food was controlling me, and no matter how hard I tried, I was unable to gain the upper hand. Sara taught me how to become more mindful with my eating and helped me develop a healthier relationship to food. She is genuine, caring and supportive and works one on one with her clients to develop individual plans. Her recommendations were simple to implement and have already produced a remarkable positive impact.”
“I came to Sara because I had exhausted all other options to help me lose weight. As someone who wanted a structured diet designed for a quick fix, I was somewhat hesitant to work on mindfulness first. Sara helped me quickly learn that I haven’t been listening to my body for the last decade and that my eating behaviors were mostly primal. But now after working with Sara for 9 months, my relationship with food has taken a full 180 and I feel like I have tools for a lifetime. Her recommendations were simple yet effective. Adopting these new habits was a challenge at first but have now become second nature to me. I finally trust my body. And to top it off, all my friends and family have noticed a dramatic difference in my eating habits as well! I am so grateful for this life changing journey.”
“Working with Sara has been a life changing experience. Originally, I sought help to end the constant struggle of yo yo dieting, poor body image, and to lose weight. By focusing on my relationship with food and myself first, then making tweaks in my diet, I have now found a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Moreover, my self confidence and positive body image have never been this high. Sara is always willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients and I cannot speak more highly of her approach to healthy living. She always greets everyone with a smile on her face and we developed a very special bond. I absolutely would recommend Sara to anyone looking to make a positive impact on their life, their relationship to food, and their body.”