Masterclasses & Courses

The Break Up with Dieting Course

Break up with dieting and come out the other side happier and healthier.

Do you want to feel empowered to break free from dieting for good and learn how to nourish yourself with confidence and clarity on the other side?

This course helps awesome women, who deserve so much more, do exactly that.

If you’ve been dieting for a number of years or moving from one slimming club to another you’ve probably got a phD in dieting. And yet with that qualification perhaps you’re feeling that you know less and less? The diet industry thrives on telling you exactly what you think you need to hear.

“This is where you’re going wrong”.

“This is what you must do”.

“Don’t trust yourself, trust us, we’ve got your back”!

It’s very compelling, but the promises can begin to sound hollow. Does it sound familiar? They’re very good at preaching success stories but have you noticed they lack the answers as to why it’s not worked/ working for you.

Course outline

Yes, this does sound familiar I hear you cry, but what’s the alternative?

I’m going to level with you – I can’t make you promises about your weight (but to be honest no one can), but I can take you on an enlightening journey.

This is for you if you’re feeling:

  • Tired and frustrated with dieting.
  • Like you’re ready for something different that might just be the key.
  • Like 2022 could be the year that sees you break free from the constant dieting and feeling bad about yourself cycle.

And you are ready to:

  • Build more trust in your food choices.
  • Truly understand your relationship with food and what’s really going on behind the scenes.
  • Gain more understanding of the complexities of managing your weight and sort facts from #nutribollocks.
  • Take the opportunity to foster curiosity over judgement and create, on your own terms, a nourishing routine that truly makes you feel better, both physically, emotionally and mentally.
  • Stop food and dieting defining you and your every decision (or even maybe your life)?!

This is probably not for you if:

  • You are focussed purely on weight loss as your outcome measure, at whatever cost.
  • You are looking for a surface level diet plan that tells you what to eat.

What to expect

Over 6 weeks, imagine being taken from the jaws of yet another diet plan, with its big promises, to the calm and clarity of the shores ahead. We’re not getting on a boat, just zoom, but never-the-less it will feel like a journey in which you grow in confidence, clarity and nourishment.

All the details

The course begins on Wednesday 2nd Feb and runs for 6 weeks, with a break for half term: 2nd Feb, 9th, 16th, 1st March, 9th, 16th. There is then a bonus session on the 27th April to regroup.

All sessions are recorded so you can catch up at your leisure and handouts/ homework will be sent via email each week.

Sessions start at 7pm and run for a generous hour. There is no obligation to share, or talk or brush your hair. But if you feel you would like to, it is a kind, safe and nurturing space to do so.

Anything I’ve forgotten or any questions? Just drop me a line.



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Why listen to me

I qualified as a registered dietitian back in 2001 driven by a passion for people and health (and food)! I’ve worked in weight management for over 20 years, setting up and running a variety of weight management services in the NHS for 15 of those. I’ve had the opportunity to work with over 10,000 individuals and they’ve taught me a lot, about the science of weight loss and the truth behind the veil of diet culture that surrounds us all the time:-

  • We are all unique with different genetics, upbringings and environments that literally shape who we become.
  • Weight loss and maintenance of that weight loss are entirely separate things – just because you can achieve the first, it doesn’t mean you can achieve the second. Maintenance alludes most people, including the scientists and researchers.
  • There is a reason why there is a correlation between the pounds the diet industry is making, and the pounds we are gaining. We have strong evidence that dieting itself is the strongest predictor of weight gain over time.
  • We cannot apply calculators, glossy meal plans and simple logic, to a process that is rooted in our basic primal survival. We can however, be scientific, whilst also stay true to what is within our control and what isn’t.

Sometimes, in chasing the pursuit of weight loss, we lose sight of the fact that dieting is making us feel worse. There are reasons why dieting is the strongest predictor of us actually gaining weight over time. There comes a point, even as a health care professional, when you realise it’s not helping; that there’s more to it and that taking the focus off weight as the lens through which we determine your success or failure, and even your health is so key to long-term health and happiness.

Do you want to feel better, healthier, happier? But if yet another diet has failed you, where do you go from here? You don’t have to be defined as a dieter your whole life. The diet industry will always want you to get back on the diet train, and it can feel daunting to stop without another plan.

I invite you to pause, take a breath and explore other options. It’s worth noting that a group format might not be for you if you are receiving therapy elsewhere for an ongoing eating disorder or have complex psychological issues for which one to one support would be better placed to help you. If that’s the case happy to have a chat.

What we’ll cover

Over 6 weeks:

  • We’ll explore the science of dieting and weight loss and what that means for you.
  • I’ll show you how to reconnect with your body signals and how to interpret them.
  • We’ll help you create a nourishing routine on your own terms that you have complete trust in.
  • We will address the barriers to making that a reality.
  • We’ll also look at nutrition, what can you believe and how do you know who to trust?
  • We’ll give you a complete toolkit to feel clarity and confidence in managing your weight, health and wellbeing in the best possible way.

The diet industry is full of preachers, have you noticed that? I’m going to teach you to connect with your inner scientist. So, you know what’s what and can head to that shore (via your zoom boat – sorry is that too cheesy 🙂 ) with increased power and confidence, on your own terms.

How does that sound? Be a part of it, grab your spot now.

I’m in!