The importance of good nutrition
The food we consume plays a vital role in our wellbeing; having the ability to positively or negatively impact our overall health. Poor diet and excess weight are major contributing factors to the development of non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes) and dietary modification can help to reduce these risk factors. Equally, good nutrition can make us feel better and have more energy to do the things we love in life.
Why see a nutritionist?
There seems to be a new fad diet or miracle superfood in the media spotlight every week promising the earth but never really delivering on said promise. This problem is often compounded by conflicting advice given on social media making it hard to know what recommendations to follow and if they will actually work. The constant barrage of conflicting advice may make even the most enthusiastic person lose motivation and sight of their goals.
A nutritionist will provide you with individually tailored, evidence-based advice and set realistic goals to help you implement and sustain dietary changes.
Areas I can help with:
- Weight loss and weight management
- Anxiety, stress and mood related disorders
- Infant and child nutrition – including food neophobia and fussy eating
- General dietary advice
How I work
I use a multifaceted approach to ensure dietary changes are not only manageable but can also be sustained long-term. This generally includes:
- Providing personalised dietary advice to help you achieve your goals
- Identifying and providing solutions to potential barriers that may affect your success
- Identifying and amending eating behaviours to help improve your relationship with food
- Dietary and lifestyle education to help you make healthier choices
I provide a safe environment, free from judgement, to discuss your goals and how I can help you achieve them.
What to expect during your first consultation and follow-up session
The initial consultation is an opportunity to delve deep into your diet, eating habits and your relationship with food to help me provide advice that is specifically tailored to your goals.
Prior to the initial consultation, you will be asked to record a 3 to 5-day food diary and if possible, take some photographs of various meals you have consumed over the same period. (A food diary is available to download at the bottom of this page).
During the initial consultation, we will discuss the reason for your visit, your dietary intake, and what you would like to achieve while working with me. If applicable, height, weight, hip and waist measurements will be collected to help track progress and to also help provide personalised dietary advice.
Afterwards, I will analyse your food diary and provide a set of recommendations to be discussed during the follow-up session.
How many sessions do I need?
The number of sessions required is highly dependent on your needs and what you would like to achieve. At the end of the initial consultation, we will discuss the help and support you feel you require, and I will suggest a package of support during the follow-up session.
Initial Consultation & Follow-up Session: (1-hour) - £68 each
Subsequent Follow-up Sessions (30-minutes) - £50