Personalized Nutrition: Why a Wellness Evaluation Matters

A personalized approach to nutrition begins by understanding one’s goals. Everybody is different – one person might want to lose weight, while another may want to get better sleep or build muscle. Goals paint a picture of what success looks like, and it’s important to step back and examine what we really want to achieve.

A wellness evaluation can help define these goals. It is one of the tools Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors use to coach their customers. By asking questions and learning their pain points, distributors can help their customers define goals and milestones, while also customizing plans based on their specific needs.

What Is a Wellness Evaluation?

What we eat and our lifestyle choices influence our health, energy levels, and general wellbeing. A wellness evaluation is a tool that helps assess where a person currently stands in terms of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle.

First-time customers can benefit from a one-on-one coaching session – either in person or online – where the distributor asks a series of questions, or alternatively, helps them fill out a wellness profile.

Our distributors use the education, tools and constant training that our experts provide – on topics such as nutrition, physical activity, and coaching – to help their customers make this self-evaluation.

Having a written or digital profile is a great starting point. Customers can refer back to it, compare, and track their progress. It establishes a baseline, which is the starting point in any personal wellness journey.

Common Questions in a Wellness Assessment

Our distributors, as coaches to their customers, use these types of resources and materials to facilitate better self-examination and set achievable goals.

In a one-on-one coaching session, a distributor might go over their wellness profile, or may start with these questions:

If the primary concern is weight loss, a coach may go into a different set of questions, such as:

Why Having a Personal Wellness Evaluation Matters

By asking these questions, our distributors are encouraging openness and honesty. It moves the dialogue beyond short-term objectives and can lead the conversation to defining long-term goals. It also helps identify small changes that can help their customers overcome challenges they may have faced in the past when embarking on a wellness journey.

Openness and honesty also establish a good working relationship built upon trust. This empowers our coaches to tailor programs that suit their customer’s specific needs, whether that goal is weight loss or to adopt habits that will lead to a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Susan Bowerman, M.S., RD, CSSD, CSOWM, FAND –Sr.Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan BowermanM.S., RD, CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman earned a B.S. in biology with distinction from the University of Colorado, and received her M.S. in food science and nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a registered dietitian, holds two board certifications from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a certified specialist in sports dietetics, and a certified specialist in obesity and weight management, and is a Fellow of the Academy.