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 to follow over the summer. We’ll kick off in September!