Are you fed up with yo-yo dieting? Do you lose weight quickly and then regain it just as fast once the diet is finished? Is your head full of ‘should’ and ‘should nots’ because you’re confused by all the different dieting messages out there? You’re not alone. We start a new diet with hope and anticipation of feeling fitter, healthier and achieving the weight loss we’ve always dreamed of. The first few weeks go well but then you feel tired, lethargic, your weight loss slows, and a friend invites you out for coffee or dinner. What do you do? Cake is carbs and they’re forbidden on your diet! You have it anyway but then the guilt kicks in. Thoughts of ‘I’ve blown it’, ‘I’m a failure’, I’ll never lose weight’ run through your head. Dieting is hard. We often over restrict, have unrealistic expectations and set ourselves up to fail from the start. You may also have a health condition which means the ‘one size fits all’ approach just doesn’t work for you.
This is where I come in!
I’ll work with you for 12 weeks, I’ll listen to you and gather information not only on your current food choices and eating habits but your symptoms, your medical history, lifestyle and daily routines which all influence the decisions we make. Coupled with this, and where appropriate, we will explore your thoughts and feelings surrounding your food choices and lifestyle decisions. I don’t set everyone up on the same plan, I have a toolkit of strategies, both for practical food suggestions and to help you build that better relationship with food now and for the future. I’ll help you to understand your emotional reactions and links to food so that you can break that cycle for good! This is tailored and truly bespoke to you. We’ll find room for that piece of cake and a glass of wine.
Breaking old habits and laying down new ones takes time and practice. We need to have realistic expectations of ourselves to succeed. Therefore, throughout your 12 weeks I will guide you through the process of setting achievable goals, which will support the development of new habits so that you can make the long term changes you desire.
What do you get?
Tailored one-to-one support over 12 weeks with 3 in depth sessions plus 2 touch base sessions where you can ask questions, review progress and have accountability if you need it.
How does it work?
We’ll start with a 20-minute free discovery call following which I’ll send you some pre-appointment forms.
We’ll have our 60-minute Initial consultation where we’ll work out the best approach for you and formulate an action plan for our 12 weeks. You will finish with some achievable goals to get started with and a personalised summary report of our discussion will follow.
Each month you will then receive one 15-minute phone call and one 45 min in depth appointment for more support, motivation and top tips.
Typical topics we can cover
I cover all sorts with my clients but here are some of the common topics we discuss. But remember, it’s not an exhaustive list, everyone is individual, and what we cover will be suited to you.
Guidance on portion sizes
Dealing with cravings and recognising hunger
Mindful Eating techniques
Dietary support specific to a health condition you may have or further background information
How to maintain those changes you have made
How is it delivered?
All appointments are remote via video or telephone call. I do offer a limited number of face-to-face appointments at The Old Rectory Clinic.
How much does it cost?
£345 for 12 weeks. Payment can be in full or split in two. First payment upfront, second payment due in month two.