We go beyond what is on your plate. We look at lifestyle choices, stress, career, relationships and more! And we have fun doing it! “
HI! I’m Charlene Hull, most people call me Char!
I am a busy of mom of two active boys, who keep me on my toes! I am a Certified Nutrition Health Coach. I am passionate about eating and feeding our families REAL food so we can all be at our best and have the energy we need to get through the day! I love, love LOVE working with others on their journey to do the same.
We all know we need to eat more fruits and veggies, but we don’t all know HOW to get there, AND without spending hours and hours in the kitchen every night! Ain’t nobody got time for that?
We live in a world where we are bombarded with quick fixes, processed, boxed and packaged man made ‘stuff’, chocked full of sugar, and we are calling it food. This is where I come in handy! I help you navigate through this crazy world of aisles upon aisles of ‘stuff’ and show you how to feed yourself and your family REAL food and keep it quite simple in the process!
As a coach I support and encourage you! I give you the tools to take back your health, feel better, kick sugar, calm cravings, reduce pain and inflammation, and create balance in all areas of life. I join you on your journey, meet you where you are, and customize a plan that works for YOU and YOUR body!
There is no ‘one size fits’ all when it comes to health. We are all unique inside and out. What is nourishing for one could be harmful to another. When we work one on one we explore what it means to listen and tune in to your body for cues of what is and isn’t nourishing YOU.
We go beyond what is on your plate. We look at lifestyle choices, stress, career, relationships and more! And we have fun doing it!
My Keepin it REAL Story to Health and Passion
Through my journey I have learned that life is at it’s best when we keep it all REAL; our food, our story and our life. I’d like to share with you my, ‘Keepin’ It REAL’ story!
Beginning in my late teens, through my 20s and 30s (oh geez, now I’m revealing my age! Eek!) I suffered from, what I thought was, inexplicable, chronic pain. With the exception of a few doctors, I kept this to myself. I carried on with life pretending to be well, happy go lucky, and fun! No one knew. I was really good at not listening to and ignoring my body’s cues.
After 2 children I had significant weight gain, more pain that could no longer be ignored, insomnia, and now new issues
Countless doctor visits, different diagnosis, medications, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapy all came to a dead end. Some helped short term, but nothing ‘stuck’. I refused to give up believing that there must be a better way. My persistence led me to a doctor who reintroduced me to REAL food, and changed my life!
The better I ate, the better I felt, the more knowledge I craved! This is where my passion began. I spent years researching and reading about health online. Finally, I enrolled at Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I became a Certified Health Coach. Here I studied over 100 dietary theories under doctors and leaders in the health/nutrition world; Dr. Hyman, Andrea Beaman, David Wolfe, Dr. Oz, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and Dr. John Douillard, just to name a few.
I want to help others because I have been there. I have been in the trenches, trying and hiding and suffering, and I know. It. Is. Tough! Eating REAL food and changing some habits changed my life! I am passionate to share this with others what I have learned. I am not perfect and my own health is a journey as well, but we don’t have to suffer!
At the base of my passion and my truth is that REAL food equals REAL life! Health doesn’t have to be complicated. We can achieve health and happiness by keepin’ it REAL, in the kitchen and in life!
Healthy living is a journey. There is no perfect. I’d love to accompany you on YOUR wonderful journey!
Some Fun Facts About Me
- When I’m not reading, learning, talking about health and food prepping……
- I used to be a 3rd Grade teacher. When I had my boys I decided to stay home with them.
- I love hiking, camping and fresh air. The perfect setting for me is beach AND mountains.
- I have found a new love for Michigan in the U.P.
- I traveled out west in a motorhome with my family for 2 ½ weeks. My dream vacation!
- I don’t love being in the kitchen…so when I am I often crank up the tunes and try to make it fun
- Sometimes I dance…alone…just for fun…or I make my family dance with me! He he
- I have an undergrad degree from Central Michigan University, A masters degree from Madonna University, and a Health Coaching Certification from Institute for Integrative Nutrition