Kirstin McKinnon, founder of McKinnon Health Solutions, has a passion to help people achieve their weight and wellness goals. Kirstin has developed a weight and wellness program that focuses on mindset and strategy. A mindset for success is essential to take command over issues such as a lack of self-belief, stress, negative thoughts, and sabotaging thoughts. These are huge barriers to long term weight loss and wellness. Secondly, by using the right strategies for weight loss at the right time, you will increase your success. Kirstin addresses topics such as nutrition and meal planning, how to cope with cravings or situations that can make you fall off track, and discovering the physical activity that is right for you. Using this program, Kirstin will design a weight loss and wellness plan that is unique for you. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. With every appointment, you will further progress your weight loss and wellness plan, and Kirstin will coach you to implement this plan and stay on track.
Two primary reasons why people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off are either their mindset is not set for success, or they chose a “diet" that is not sustainable in the long term. Kirstin focuses on these obstacles so that her clients discover a healthy way of thinking, eating, and being physically active that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Behaviour therapy is aimed at changing old unhealthy habits into new improved habits to help you lose weight and keep it off. Behavior therapy is different from psychotherapy. Kirstin has been trained in behaviour therapy which uses the right strategies at the right time to help clients achieve their goals. Most people go through cycles of “dieting” and losing weight, costing them not only financially but also emotionally. They feel defeated when they re-gain the weight months later. Research shows that most diet and exercise programs for weight loss do not work in the long term. Even the best laid out nutrition and exercise plan is likely to fail without the use of behaviour therapy. People often say they know what they “should” be doing to lose weight, but they struggle with making the changes and sticking to it. This is where Kirstin uses behavior therapy, health coaching, and support to help you change from knowing what you “should” do, to doing it and sticking to it.