Do you suffer with IBS? Have you tried what feels like everything going; magazine and social media articles, books, remedies, supplements, therapists. But nothing has helped your IBS symptoms?
Or maybe you’ve not tried anything yet and enough is enough. You want to get your symptoms under control?
Doing things by yourself can be difficult.
How many times have you been to the gym and asked a mate or someone to spot for you, so you don’t end up crushing yourself …or hurting someone else when you’ve dropped the weights to avoid hitting yourself.
And it’s not always the best way trying to just teach yourself either. You can read and study. But who’s to say what you’ve read is correct? And who’s to say if it is correct that how you’ve put it into action is right?
If I didn’t know how to do a clean and press I could search online for how to do it. But without help from a coach or trainer, I may be doing it totally wrong and risk injuring myself.
The same is true with managing conditions such as IBS. You need someone to take you through everything. And give you guidance and support along the way.
I love helping people, whether it’s supporting them with their exercise nutrition strategy and/or their gut symptoms. But I realise I’m not for everyone. And here’s 3 reasons why you should not work with me to help you manage your IBS:
1. Don’t work with me if you think I’m going to cure your IBS
(- believe me I would if I could)
I can help you and make the journey easier, but you need to first have a confirmed IBS diagnosis by your doctor (-not a functional or alternative medicine doctor, but an actual medical doctor) and also, improving your symptoms takes effort and dedication… along with help and support from a qualified Dietitian.
Unfortunately, at the moment there isn’t a cure for IBS, so we’re reliant on managing your symptoms to give you the best outcome possible and best quality of life as possible.
If you believe there is a quick fix, I can’t help you.
I can make it as simple as possible for you to learn and manage your symptoms, but I can’t give you a quick and easy fix. Because there isn’t one. “Quick Fixes”, “Silver bullets” don’t exist. And I don’t have a magic wand to help you either.
But I can give you a step-by-step game plan for managing your symptoms and retaking control of your IBS. But, even though I can make it simple, no one can make it EASY.
Every client I see is an extraordinary individual that has showed up coachable, motivated and ready for action. They’ve overcome challenges and overwhelm, and earned their success.
If there was a cure for your IBS I would gladly give you it.
2. Don’t work with me if you’re not 100% committed to learning how to control your IBS
You need to be committed. I can’t do everything for you. And you’re the one that has to live with your IBS. Every. Single. Day. Day in. Day out. You know yourself better than anyone.
But what you don’t know, or you wouldn’t be here, is how to manage your IBS. So, with my knowledge, guidance and support, I can give you all the tools you need to help yourself.
But you need to be committed. Half-hearted effort will give you half-hearted results.
3. Don’t work with me if you think I’m going to give you a load of food lists and leave you to get on with it
So many people get information from the internet (which may or may not be correct information), download food lists of what to avoid, or get lists off friends or family who all mean well and are trying to be helpful. Buying remedies and supplements. But none of that stuff works.
You need to have the right information. You need guidance and support. A plane can fly itself. But the pilot has to program it first – to input all the details and the right information, before it will go where it needs to go.
Who Do I Work With?
Adults with a confirmed diagnosis of IBS.
But if you don’t have a diagnosis yet, speak to your doctor. And tell them all about your symptoms.
I work with people that are willing to take action. People that want to listen and learn. People that have dedication and patience, because they realise things don’t always happen immediately.
You can’t expect to go to the gym having never trained before and be able to deadlift 257Kg. Or go to the gym once and walk out ripped and as strong as 10 strong men.
Things take time, dedication and effort. And applied knowledge. If you perform a lift with the wrong technique and posture, you’re going to do yourself an injury. But having knowledge, support and guidance from a coach, you can do a safe lift.
N.B. It is crucial to get your food and fluid intake right if you want to control your IBS symptoms and if you want train harder, go faster and recover quicker from training sessions and competitions. Dietary requirements are highly individualised and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Working with a Registered Clinical & Sports Dietitian to develop a bespoke plan based on your unique requirements will help to ensure the most appropriate strategy and best results are achieved.
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