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About Me
Hi!  I'm Lisa DeBoer, and I love food.  Oh, wait, that wasn't what you were looking for?  OK.  Well, I'm a thirty-something wife and mom with a passion for helping others feel, look, and live well.  I'm a certified nutritionist and a self-proclaimed foodie. I'm a runner, a ripped weight-lifter (OK, not really but it sure is fun!), and I'm working on a personal trainer certification. Over the last few years, I've worked to transition my family away from lots of processed foods, so my culinary efforts are centered around healthy, real food for my family (and they actually eat it!). I've struggled with (and mostly overcome) various IBS and digestive issues, so I suppose I have a non-certified specialty in that department. Becoming certified as a nutritionist was really just a natural extension of what I was already doing:  unofficially educating family and friends about food choices, and helping them understand that changing the way you eat has a huge impact on how you look, and more importantly, on how you feel. I believe that everyone's healthy living journey is unique, and that's what I love about health coaching.

About Focus Fuel and Nutrition
"Health coaching" is a pretty broad term, but that's what I do.  I offer a wide variety of services (see the Services page for more information) because everyBODY is different, and healthy habits needs to work in the current context of your life. In general, my business is divided into two parts: helping individuals manage their weight and meet their training goals, and assisting families with their transition to healthier eating.

My services fall in line with the following principles:
  • EveryBODY is different, and EveryMIND (yes I just made up that word) is different too. What worked for your friend to lose 10 pounds or to get her kid to try kale might not work for you...and that's OK, because you'll find something different that works just for you!
  • Healthy habits are established one at a time, and they build on each other. “All or nothing” is a recipe for failure.
  • It matters what we put into our bodies. Whether you're a triathlete, a house cleaner, a 5th grader taking a math test, a grandma reading books to her grandson, or a factory worker on your feet all day, food is your fuel.
  • Healthy living doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, and it is accessible for everyone.

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