Vegan Coach (Where to find a vegan coach?)

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written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published March 7, 2023

If you are trying to navigate a vegan diet but aren’t entirely sure what to do or what to eat, there are wonderful books to read (listed at the end of this post), but you may have additional questions and need someone to walk you through the process, and be there to support you.

Dr. McDougall is plant-based doctor that advocates a vegan starch-based diet, and offers an extensive 12-day program, where you attend live on-line lectures eat day (sometimes as long as 4 hours), can get your questions answered, and give you support. The downsides are the amount of time to commit to the program each day, that you need to rearrange your schedule for 12 days straight, and it’s costly, at $2995 for the plan.

Plant-Based TeleHealth offers medical advice and nutritional guidance. You fill out a questionnaire, include medical blood work, and speak to a doctor who specializes in plant-based nutrition. The minimum investment is $175 for a 30-minute consultation. An hour appointment for a new consultation is $350. These costs are not covered by insurance.

Dr. Neal Barnard has a medical center that offers virtual appointments, that may or may not be covered by insurance.

I’ve had people contact me to complain that they cannot afford the above high fees, the doctors approved in their medical insurance plan don’t understand the correlation between nutrition and disease, and give bad advice, like “cut out carbs,” “eat less, exercise more,” or “try a keto diet.” So, I started offering whole-food, plant-based, nutrition counseling at an hourly rate of $65.

I teach whole-food, plant-based, 100% vegan nutrition.

I am a Certified Plant-Based Grassroots Advocate

a published author

a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (CPT) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (SSC) from the International Sports Sciences Association (both include nutrition education components)

I am Certified in Fitness Nutrition from the American Council on Exercise   

I also offer Diet Analysis, where I review the foods you eat, what time you eat your meals, how many times you eat per day, to help you maximize nutrition, reduce inflammation, lose excess bodyfat (if necessary), and boost overall health.

A female client asked me to analyze her diet and right away, I identified what was causing her gut dysbiosis: she was putting zero calorie sweeteners in her coffee and plant milk in her oatmeal. The synthetic sugars and the thickening gums in store-bought plant milks damage gut flora.

If you are interested in whole-food, plant-based nutrition counseling on a vegan diet, a Diet Analysis, or are looking for a Vegan Fitness Trainer, fill out the contact information below.

I am located in San Diego, California, but we can train and talk virtually via Zoom or Facetime too.

If the $65 hourly consultation is not in your budget, order your copy of my complete book on nutrition, The High-Five Diet.

Yes, the YouTube videos on this page, I created; and photos are of me.

If this post is located on any other website other than mine, which is, it’s been unauthorized, plagiarized (copied without my permission). The other social media sites where my articles and videos are approved to be published are on my YouTube channel (Nina’s Nutrition & Exercise Videos), my Fit Girl Facebook page and my Twitter account

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