Weight Management

Checking Weight

Why I believe diets don't work in the long term

Have you tried to lose weight in the past but found that after a while the weight goes back on? This is something I hear a lot.

 

Often the word diet is associated with some kind of restriction or rules around what you can & can't have. The risk with this kind of approach is that it can often lead to guilt if you 'cheat' or have a food that is deemed 'bad'. This in turn, could lead to overeating as a way to make yourself feel better again. Before you know it you are in the vicious circle of eat - guilt- eat more - more guilt.

 

How my approach is different

I try to steer away from any word that resembles 'restriction' or anything that praises one food and demonises another.  Using this approach can reduce feelings of guilt &  promote positivity.


My approach to weight loss is slow & steady, in line with NHS recommendations for safe weight loss. By this, I'm talking 1-2lb weight loss a week, where evidence has shown to be a more effective way of keeping the weight off for good. There's no magic wand or quick fix to successful weight loss. It takes time, a lot of dedication and effort, but it's definitely something that's achievable. 

I also feel that behaviour change is a really important aspect to focus on alongside diet and lifestyle changes. Many people describe themselves as 'emotional eaters' so it's important to delve a little deeper initially to try and get to the root cause of what may be triggering this behaviour.  Without addressing this, then I feel we are only focussing on half the picture to achieve sustainable weight loss.

I don't offer specific meal plans, but instead, I will provide you with the knowledge and skills to empower you to be able to go away and make the changes for yourself.
No diets & no need to totally give up the foods you love. It's more about making healthier food choices.  Think 80/20 rule, so 80% of the time striving towards a healthy balanced diet, and 20% of the time having a bit of what you fancy.

 

Combining physical activity alongside diet is also a key factor. 

I have developed a weight loss programme which will cover all aspects to enable YOU to achieve your weight loss goal....and keep it off for good
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Please feel free to                      to discuss further

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Weight Loss ​Programme - how it works

 

Session 1

Behaviour Change

  • What's worked in the past, what hasn't

  • Pros and Cons to weight loss

  • Emotional eating and strategies to overcome it

  • Short and long term weight loss targets

Session 2

Diet

Discussion around the 3 key areas to long term sustainable weight loss:

  1. Regular eating pattern

  2. Healthy balanced meals

  3. Portion control

 

  • Analysis of 3-day food diary using dietary analysis software
     

Session 3

Physical Activity & Lifestyle

  • Discussion of current activity levels & recommended guidelines.

  • Simple ways to increase activity to fit into your lifestyle

  • Ways to improve your sleep

Session 4

 Future Planning

  • Tips to keep you motivated

  • Set SMART goals going forward

My programme consists of 4 x 1-hour sessions over a 2-4 month period. Each session will cover essential steps to achieving successful weight loss, along with a personalised SMART action plan to take away

* Total cost of the programme £275.00 *