Imagine you’re at a social gathering and you walk into a party where you know a couple people but not many. As soon as you walk in the door you make a beeline to the bar and quickly down your first drink. You see the appetizers so you immediately head over and quickly start sampling them.read more
What’s a Health Coach?
If you think about food constantly and don’t know why, you’ve come to the right place.
For over 16 years I struggled with my weight and always thought it was lack of self-control. Over 10 years ago I lost 60 pounds (27 kgs) and have kept it off since. I’m now here to help others on their journey.
If you’re sick of being in the same cycle of dieting and then falling off track, I’ll help you identify what’s keeping you stuck & will support you in making small, sustainable changes without deprivation.
“Laura is skilled at offering ideas and challenging you in a way that makes you want to step out and be the best version of yourself. Working with Laura is well worth the investment!”
– Sara F., Vancouver, BC
- New Partnership & Office Location Announcement
I’m excited to announce that starting on Friday, December 7, 2018, I’ll have office hours on Fridays from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM in the Chicago Loop in partnership with Anatomy & Alchemy. This new location is great for anyone who works and lives in the city.read more
- Laura B. Folkes September 28, 2018Reasons You Think About Food More Than You Would Like
Being consumed by the thought of food is not just about thinking about what you’re going to eat from meal to meal. It’s also what I call mental gymnastics around food. Before a meal you might think about what the best choice would be. You’re not 100% sure so you go back and forth about whether you should or shouldn’t eat it. Then, afterwards you continue to think about the food choice. Was it the right one? Maybe you feel guilty about it and beat yourself up. Or, maybe you tell yourself ‘it’s OK. I’ll do better during my next meal. Speaking of the next meal, I should eat a salad to be healthy. Oh! And how many calories did I just consume? Can I afford to eat what I have planned for dinner?’read more