People seek nutritional advice for a variety of reasons; whether to manage an existing condition and be as healthy as they can be within the parameters of that condition, to address long-term issues, or to take control of their weight and health for life.
Chronic exposure to stress, obesity and inadequate sleep are linked in a vicious circle – a common phenomenon in modern society. The complex co-relationship between hormones, resulting from protracted stress and poor diet habits, are a contributing factor to chronic diseases, often leading to metabolic syndrome. Sleep problems and the disruption of energy balance are associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, hunger control and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Nutrition is a complex science, not least because everybody is very individual in the way that they absorb and metabolise nutrients. Unfortunately, sensationalism of headlines that are often not based on credible evidence along with media-led food trends, leaves people confused about what they should or shouldn’t eat and often results in removing whole food groups from their diets which leaves them at risk of deficiency.
I provide personalised nutrition assessment, support and education for you, I don’t hand out ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet sheets. There is no point in giving people a diet to follow that is not sustainable for them or right for their own body. Taking back control isn’t a quick fix, and only works when you are ready to make it work, but it doesn’t have to involve dramatic changes to your cooking habits, diet and lifestyle. In fact, this approach usually doesn’t work because there is always an excuse to ‘put it off until…’
Prior to a consultation, I ask my clients to complete a questionnaire and provide as much information as possible. This means that you can get the most out of our meeting and we won’t lose much of this valuable consultation time through fact finding.