I have a two-pronged approach to fat loss – tweaking people’s diets so they eat foods they love, gain more energy, get better sleep, and are comfortable getting into and staying in a caloric deficit.
I also work with their minds, to break up resistance to change, remove old ideas around diets, food, and bodies, and clear the way for changes to occur.
Healthy lifestyles change your body, your mind, your attitude, and your mood.
But if you’ve dieted over and over, only to see the fat pile back on again, it seems easier to give up.
Diet and exercise can be the furthest thing from our minds when we feel betrayed by our bodies.
Fail at dieting for long enough, and you lose the muscle necessary to maintain a healthy weight. Start ageing, add in hormonal changes, arthritis, or a chronic illness or auto-immune condition, and the odds look even worse.
We ache, and we lack the energy to make positive changes. We seek comfort, not challenge.
To add insult to injury, the excess weight, inactivity, and any health conditions can increase depression and anxiety and may lead to more unwanted weight gain.
The last thing on our minds is a drastic diet and exercise programme, even though our health professionals may be advising just that. Because our doctor knows that improved nutrition and
regular movement can help us to overcome some of the symptoms we live with on a daily basis. And the truth is that even making small, incremental changes to what and how we eat, and
moving our bodies just a little bit more, in pleasurable ways, can bring about greater results than you might have imagined.
More importantly, it’s possible to lose fat while eating foods you love, drinking alcohol, and spending a lot less time than you’d think doing exercise.
I know. I’m doing it. And I live with fibromyalgia.
I’m also a qualified evidence-based* nutritionist and a therapeutic coach.
*(I sift through the BS to figure out what is really important and what works. This is change for a lifetime, not another unsustainable diet you’ll stop doing in a few weeks).
I work with people like you to find what works and make it easy to incorporate small changes into your life.
Whether you need to change your diet or change your attitude about your body and your ability to change, I have the tools to help.
Because what and how you think has a profound effect on how you feel.
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