Courtney Butterfield

Courtney's mission in life is to share her gifts with other people, and to show them how great they can be. She feels beyond blessed for the moments shared with her clients over the years, and realizing nutrition is only a part of their journey. The counseling Courtney shares encompasses cognitive behavior therapy- making sustainable positive lifestyle changes and eliminating ‘diet approach’ thinking to eating. Her heart is full when clients discover parts of themselves they didn’t know were there. Courtney's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Akron, completion of the Coordinated Internship Program through Akron, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.

Impulse Training - Make May Mindful

Make May Mindful

Before eating your next bite, ask yourself “why am I eating this?” We all eat for various reasons, but ultimately we eat for two purposes. One, we are physically hungry. Or two, we are emotionally hungry.    Physical vs. Emotional Hunger   Physical hunger is when our bodies NEED fuel. Just like gas in a …

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Impulse Training - Probiotics

Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. You need them!

Impulse Training - Cravings & Deficiencies

Cravings and Defficiencies

Some believe that cravings are caused by nutrient deficiencies and view them as the body’s way to correct them. Yet others insist that, unlike hunger, cravings are largely about what your brain wants, rather than what your body actually needs. As of now, there is no evidence one way or the other. Most cravings from …

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Impulse Training - Tips Before You Sip

Tips Before You Sip

Why supplements?   It’s important to remember that your lifestyle should already include high quality protein!  Sources from lean meats, fish, nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, lowfat dairy, etc. Supplements are intended to “supplement” a healthy lifestyle/ an addition, not the base of your nutrition. It is perfectly fine to incorporate a protein supplement after a …

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Impulse Training - Perspective

Perspective

What is perspective? According to my dictionary it is defined as ‘a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.’ So…if we go into an activity – anything with a negative attitude or negative viewpoint, it makes the activity less enjoyable. Including eating. Perspective is how we view food as well. …

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