We need food to fuel our bodies and it’s a source of joy, however it is not easy to find a sustainable way of eating healthily that fits with life. As your nutrition coach I will work with you to develop a nutritional plan tailored to your objectives and lifestyle, using current research-based advice.
It’s all about food.
I love food, I really love food – I love eating it, cooking it and thinking about it. I come from a foodie family who show each other we love each other with food. I have found a way to eat that suits me – it gives me the energy I need, a healthy body composition and is delicious and satisfying, and I want to help others to find their sweet-spot with food.
I did a biology degree many moons ago and have retained a fascination for the way our bodies work. I came to nutrition through curiosity about how to fuel and nourish my body and mind better, particularly going into middle age, and leave less of an impact on the environment. I found I had a passion for the subject and became a certified nutrition coach – initially for my own sense of achievement but I found that I had so much enthusiasm for the subject I really wanted to pass the message on and help others find a way of eating that gives them joy.
Measurable results are the name of the game
Frequently asked questions
A meal plan can be worked into your nutritional plan if it is needed but I find it more effective to give you the tools and knowledge to eat healthily and make the best choices for yourself rather than me tell you exactly what to eat each day – in this case it is easier for you to continue eating well after our sessions have finished.
Yes, your plan will take into account your likes and dislikes and needs, whether you are a meat-eater, vegetarian, vegan or have other dietary requirements.
I’ve been on loads of diets to lose weight and they never work – what’s different about your approach?
Often diets require very restrictive eating that is impossible to maintain or is not nutritionally safe over a longer period (if, for example, they remove whole food groups). Many people find that they may initially be successful in losing weight but they regain it after coming off a diet. My approach is to give you the skills and knowledge to eat better on a day-to-day basis so it becomes part of your life, without having to calorie count. This includes giving space for some treats as life would be miserable without them!
The follow-up sessions are an opportunity to discuss how you are getting on with your plan and adjust it if needed. We can also discuss any obstacles you have encountered and strategies for overcoming them. Every body is different and sometimes we might need to try some alternatives to find the approach best for you.