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 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 than ever. 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.
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 look at what it takes to create a nourishing routine on your own terms that you have complete trust in and address some of 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?
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) with increased power and confidence, on your own terms.
Join the waiting list, no strings attached, now and they’ll be more details when the next course launches.
Join Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Elsie Owen and I for an honest, empowering look at your food relationship with practical tips and advice on how to overcome comfort eating and build a nourishing routine, for improved health and wellbeing.
Do you feel you’re in a daily battle with food? That you set good intentions about what you would like to eat, only to be reaching for the foods you were trying so hard to avoid a few hours later?
Does it feel like a cycle of ‘I must be good’ shortly followed by ‘What the hell, I’ve blown it now, I’ll start again tomorrow’? It’s an exhausting tennis match and one that we rarely win.
We are allowed, and indeed, it’s quite normal, to have an emotional relationship with food. Food is meant to feel comforting – it’s essential to life and we’re wired to desire foods that ensure our survival. But for so many of us food becomes a crux and is often used as a way to cope with situations or feelings we’re not comfortable with.
Years of dieting may have made you feel you’re not allowed to eat in response to emotions and that you must simply dig deeper into your will power reserves to make it through. Will power is limited though, and is not a sustainable strategy. The more we rely on it, the fickler it becomes.
So, is it time for a rethink?
Why this workshop is for you:
How would it feel to get to the bottom of why food has such a hold over you? Would you like to feel empowered with some strategies that can help you develop a renewed relationship with food, that leaves you feeling calm and in control, without having to rely on willpower at all?
We’ll take you through the key things at the heart of what’s stopping you from being able to build a nourishing routine and relationship with food. Let us support you to explore the stuff the diet plans don’t tackle.
Using real life case studies, we’ll look at three aspects that play such an important part – your head, your environment and who you spend time with. We’ll show you how to approach things differently with actionable tips and advice to put into practise the minute the workshop ends.
You’ll have access to a handout for ongoing reflection and practise and the recording of the session will be available for 3 months.
Why listen to us?
Laura is a registered dietitian with the HCPC and has been working in the field of weight management for over 20 years. She has supported over 10,000 clients to develop healthy, happy relationships with food for improved physical and mental wellbeing. With a 15-year background in the NHS and her own private consultancy for nearly 20 years, Laura understands the complexities of making changes and the many factors that influence our unique relationships with food. She is passionate about a holistic approach, grounded in science, facilitating people to feel empowered to make the right decisions for them, their bodies and their health.
Elsie is a qualified and accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (UKCP) offering individual Psychotherapy within her private practice. Since establishing herself as The People Pleasing Therapist on Instagram, she has supported a rapidly growing following with her no-nonsense, reassuring and calm advice tackling issues that resonate with so many. She also runs online courses and workshops around creating healthy boundaries, learning how to say no, how to practice better self-care and live on your own terms. Her personal and clinical experience, combined with her training in a variety of therapeutic theories, makes her unique approach grounded and supportive.
Take advantage of over 25 years of combined professional experience in this nurturing, empowering and practical session.
Come and join us on Thursday 4th November 7.30-9pm. Tickets are limited and are only £47.