I work with midlife women who are approaching menopause and are fed up of trying to lose weight, who are bored of the restriction, feeling hungry, calorie counting and want to eat real food without feeling guilty. I am very much guided by you and together we will examine your eating habits, your lifestyle and mindset. My aim is to bring back the joy and pleasure in eating whilst helping you to lose weight and keep it off for good.
An important thing for you to understand is that our needs are quite different in midlife and we can no longer get away with the diet of our 20’s and 30’s. Optimising your diet can help you alleviate a whole host of symptoms that you thought you just had to live with. If you wish to lose weight, this is certainly acheieveble but it is a long process and you will need to have patience. Our bodies simply work differently now.
You will not find me recommending any faddy diets or excluding food groups. I use evidence based research to work with you and give you the tools you need to break the bad habits that have built up over a lifetime.
Small changes to your diet will make a big difference to how you look and feel. Being healthy doesn't have to be difficult.
First things first, some facts about me: I LOVE FOOD! I enjoy running and have completed two marathons. Being out on my paddleboard and in nature makes me happy.
My initial training was to help women from all walks of life improve their diet and lose weight. As time progressed, I became confused as to why ladies who were around midlife were not responding in the same way as my other clients or seeing the same results. A simple discussion with a friend who asked if I knew anything about menopause sparked a flame and I fell down the menopause rabbit hole! Little did I realise at the time; this was the situation I was in, I just didn’t know it yet.
I undertook training in nutrition for menopause, learning about the specific metabolic and hormonal changes affecting midlife women and how these can be addressed with simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
As my experience grew, I really began to understand the importance of relaxation and stress management. This resonated with my own experience of yoga and the connection between body and mind. This led me to become a certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, which has enabled my clients to unpick their deeper seated, emotional attachments to food. I believe that to be successful in changing our behaviours and habits we need to feel good about ourselves, rather than the old rhetoric of 'no pain, no gain' or that change needs to be hard. My experience and training tell me this just isn't the case.
I have continued to expand my knowledge, to support my clients with the very latest, evidence-based advice. Most recently this has meant completing Dr Louise Newson’s Confidence in Menopause training. I am also a member of The Royal Society for Public Health.
My skills and depth of knowledge in this area enable me to provide 360 degree support to my clients, giving them unbiased advice about ALL the options available to them, dispelling myths, and untruths they may have picked up from the media over the years.
As a perimenopausal woman, I have been able to use my skills to help manage my own symptoms. Each time a new symptom raised its ugly head – hot flushes, nights sweats, debilitating brain fog (not the best when you are trying to deliver a nutrition for menopause workshop) tweaking my diet enabled me to alleviate my symptoms. But being in my early 40’s I was also aware of the need to replace my dwindling hormones and the protective qualities for later life, so I now take HRT.
My personal experience and training have uniquely allowed me to offer advice to my clients in a completely unbiased way, whichever route they wish to explore.
I get enormous satisfaction from empowering women to feel good about themselves again. It is my aim to change the story of menopause, we are not old and washed up, quite the opposite! The women I work with are strong and are excited about starting this new phase in their life where they no longer take any nonsense, are clear what they want from life and are going to enjoy every minute of what life has in store for them.
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