About

Lacy Young

I’m a Health Coach and the Creator of Campaign for Confidence!

If I had a super power I’d rid the world of fake foods + banish self-loathing! We’d all eat more fruits + veggies and love our beautifully capable bodies.

I believe…
what we put into our bodies matters.
that food has the power to help heal diseases or create them.

I believe…
that the food we eat becomes our bodies.
that food is an excellent foundation to living a healthy, happy life.

I believe…
that you can be healthy + happy without calorie counting, deprivation or dieting.
that plants are the way to get there.

lacy young 35th bday
This is me with my sweet niece, Chloe sharing a smoothie. And birthday selfie this year (January 24th). I’m proud to say at 35, I love myself. I am at peace with food and happy in my skin. Some profoundly good, sometimes painful but totally worth it work has led to this place in my life and fueled my chosen career as a health coach. In short, my story has led me here and in this moment your story has too. I am so glad that you’re here!

this is us.

This is my husband, Cliff. As a paramedic of over 20 years his training in embedded in the philosophies of Western medicine which does not recognize the power of food as medicine. He was a skeptical until he reversed chronic high blood pressure and high cholesterol by changing his diet + lifestyle in 2012. Needless to say his life and our marriage has been infused with positivity, light and love as a result!

kale-yeah-lacy-young-campaign-for-confidence-69Photo Credit: 5th Room Photography

I was the kid growing up that you wanted to trade lunches with! Wonder Bread with ham and cheese loaf, a Little Debbie snack cake, a Dr Pepper and if I was being healthy that day… a Fruit Rull-Up! When I left for college and had to feed myself my menu was limited to basically four items: 1. Cake made from a box, 2. Scrambled eggs with cheese, 3. Grilled chicken which I called chicken surprise. The surprise part was the spice I’d add: Mexican chicken meant I added chili powder, Chinese chicken meant it was swimming in soy sauce. And of course the largest food group of all… 4. Anything sugar filled and processed. Recovering sugar addict, right here! I didn’t know that your stomach was not supposed to hurt after eating a meal. I thought that was digestion!

My journey to health started as many do through profound sickness. You can read more about it here. As my body and spirit healed I started to listen to my body wisdom and slowly learn what foods felt life giving and what foods made me feel slow + run down. Integrative Nutrition® was the missing link for me that brought everything together and made it all make sense!

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. I allow my intuition to lead, no two one-on-one programs are ever exactly the same.

I was trained in over 100 dietary theories and I practice a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. I am passionate about happiness, increasing mine and yours! I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. I will never hand you a meal plan or a list of restrictions. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. The process is gentle and supportive. It gives you an opportunity to listen to your body and find balance and a powerful sense of control.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.

Are you curious about how Health Coaching can help you?
Let’s talk on the phone or Skype. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.