Feature Friday: Amanda Dane
Amanda Dane, Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and Mama is passionate about using real-food nutrition to feel her best and optimize the health of her family.
I spent many years trying to find a solution for my own health struggles. Throughout my journey I’ve learned to listen to my body and make necessary changes during different phases of life. Changes in activity levels, mental and physical stressors and now postpartum all require me to fuel my body in different ways. Change is inevitable and unavoidable. Learning the fundamentals is key to living your best life. I now have the tools to modify my nutrition and make necessary lifestyle changes no matter what stage of life I’m in. I’ve learned to listen to my body and most importantly, trust what it’s telling me. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned to empower you to make changes that will help you live your best life too. Are you ready? I look forward to connecting with you! Amanda.
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Here’s the Rest of the Interview:
What made you want open Nourishing Fundamentals?
After years of frustration, I was able to resolve my own health struggles by altering my diet. I became extremely passionate about nutrition and began helping friends and family. After having my daughter it felt like the perfect opportunity to open my practice. Now I get to spend more time with my family and do something I love.
What excites you the most about your work?
I LOVE helping mamas achieve their goals. Not just getting to a smaller dress size, but diving even deeper and achieving goals like no longer relying on medication, being active with their kids, and most importantly, giving them the assurance that their health won’t cause them to miss the big events in their children’s lives.
What is your biggest challenge?
Many people don’t value nutrition coaching like they do hiring a personal trainer, for example. Hiring a coach to help you achieve your goals can be a game changer. Not only do you get added accountability, if you need that, but often times, they can see things you don’t or help you see things a different way. Moms are especially a tough market because they are incredibly busy and often struggle to prioritize themselves over the needs of the family.
How do you find harmony or balance between being a mom and a business owner?
These are both tough gigs, but I’m always a mom first. Being a business owner means I can create my schedule around the needs of my family so I can juggle both. And having a virtual practice gives me (and my clients) a lot of flexibility which I especially need while my daughter is young.
Tell us about your family.
Corey and I met through work when I was still working in corporate. We’ve been together for 9 years and we have a daughter, Rylie (almost 3).
If you could pick anything, what would your super power be?
This is a tough one, but I’ve always thought invisibility would be cool. I have to say now that I’m a mom this one still tops the list.
What one piece of advice do you have for a mom that needs your service?
I know firsthand how hard it can be to do something for yourself, but you HAVE to put yourself first when it comes to your health. Not only do you deserve it, but I truly believe you can’t give your family your best self if you’re running on empty. And never underestimate the influence you have on the health of your family. Just modeling a healthy lifestyle will have a positive ripple effect. No nagging required.