You've got plenty of options out there to help you with your struggles with Emotional Eating and unwanted weight gain—but here's why you should choose me as your Nutrition & Wellness Coach.

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Certifications
Nutritious Life Master Certified Nutrition And Wellness Coach 
Doctor of Pharmacy - University of the Pacific
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
200hr Yoga Teacher Training
 
Specialties
Psychiatric Pharmacy
Healthy Weight Loss
Medication Optimization
Management of Chronic Medical Conditions
Yoga & Mindfulness

My Story As A Nutrition, Wellness and Mindfulness Coach

Hi there! 

 

My name is Trang, and my story of how I came on this path to follow my true heart's passion is story of personal transformation!

 

I myself have struggled with mental health conditions most of my adult life, and I know I am not alone in this, so many people struggle. For me, depression, anxiety and OCD are the conditions that I live with. 

 

In my young 20's I suffered a major depressive episode due to difficult life circumstances. In my young 30's I experienced postpartum depression triggered by severe sleep deprivation. 

When I had my second child, the anxiety was overwhelming.  And in the backdrop of this all was an ever present obsessive compulsive personality that developed as a result of physical trauma from a serious motor vehicle accident when I was 26. That is a lot for any one person to experience, but I know there are many people who have suffered so much more. 

 

Each time I was fortunate enough to have worked through the pain and severe discomfort with the help of medical treatment, therapy and a supportive network of friends and family. It was not easy, incredibly pain at times, but each time, I made it to the other side. But with my extensive mental health history I was very prone to depression and anxiety while trying to just be a human living in this world!

 

And then the pandemic hit. 

 

This may be a familiar story to you, too. With so much uncertainty, I struggled with anxiety, depression, and hopelessness, which led me to comfort myself with emotional eating. And I suppose I had been doing this all my life and didn't even realize it until now. 

 

I gained 15 lbs in two months, which perpetuated a vicious cycle that worsened my mental health.

 

Once I decided that enough was enough, I took my health into my own hands with a "health kick." I lost the weight with careful dieting and exercise, but I knew it would be a matter of time before I fell off the wagon, like most "yo-yo diets." This was a pattern that has repeated itself in the past for me.

 

This time, I committed to working with my long-time yoga teacher, a certified nutritionist who guided me through a transformational journey of understanding my emotional triggers and learning how to process them in a healthy way without food.  With careful nutritional and lifestyle changes, I was able to achieve drastic improvement in my mental and physical health. Now at 44, I am stronger mentally and physically than I have ever been in my life and want to help others discover the JOY and LOVE in learning how to care for this one WILD and PRECIOUS life! 

What Do I Stand For?

My values are likely important to you, too, in choosing a nutrition & wellness coach. Let me share some of my core values to help you determine whether or not we'll make a good partnership.

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Based-On
Science

Coming from a medical and science background, I'm passionate about demystifying the myths behind nutrition and lifestyle habits to make them more accessible to you. I strive to maintain scientific accuracy in my program, but more importantly, I want them to be a practical approach you can stick to in the long run.

How Can We Work Together?

The Empowered Nutrition Program

I meet you where you are at ... and then take you a step further each time to get you to where you want to be.

My nutrition counseling and health & wellness coaching services are based in Berkeley, CA. I'm accessible for one-on-one consultations online and in person.

 

This 6 month, 14 session program empowers you to take control of your mental & physical health with science based nutritional interventions, mindful eating practices, personalized meal plans, and health education to support long-lasting change in your life based on The 8 Pillars of Living a Whole and Nutritious Life. 

Start Your Health Journey With My Guide
"How to Decrease Sugar Cravings and Stop Emotional Eating" 
(join my email list by clicking on the image below and I will send it right to your inbox!)

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