We can show you how to enhance your performance and prepare for your next race with a sports nutrition plan. Work with a seasoned marathon runner to achieve your goals.
Reduce your risk of cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and high cholesterol. Improve existing health conditions and get stronger, fitter, healthier.
Choose from two weight loss programmes to help you achieve your goal in a healthy way: My Sustainable Behavioural Change programme or FAST method.
How balanced is your diet? Feeling low on energy, worried about your health? A Nutritional MOT can help to correct nutrient imbalances and which supplements you really need.
Immune System & Gut Health
Boost your Immune system. Help to alleviate tummy aches, IBS, leaky gut and bloating. Improve symptoms of depression, diverticulitis and food intolerances.
As a qualified sports nutritionist with additional diplomas in sports massage and sports injury, I can help you to improve your performance. I am a long-distance runner and sports enthusiast with a passion for mobilising my patients.
Sound nutritional practices and lifestyle interventions can make a huge impact to the sporting performance of the recreational athlete. Every individual can achieve life-changing benefits from nutrition, health and performance support.
A sports nutrition programme can result in: boosted fat loss, increased muscle mass, improved sleep quality and stress relief.
Using an analysis of your food diary, I can provide you with bespoke meal plans. Your personal plan will be dependent on your individual food preferences, sporting goals, energy and specific nutrient requirements. You will learn to understand the best foods to eat before and after training and therefore optimise your performance. You will also be aware of your hydration strategy and how to monitor this and your body composition, so that you can see the improvements.
Get motivated with me and nail your next PB.
I can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other health issues.
As a sufferer of Rheumatoid Arthritis, I specialise in helping patients with this condition.
RA is an autoimmune disease. This means your immune system – which usually fights infection – attacks the cells that line your joints by mistake, which results in joints being swollen, stiff and painful. Over time, this can damage the joint itself, the cartilage and nearby bone.
I can guide you to eat a diet that will help to reduce the inflammation in your body, support your immune system and improve your pain and stiffness. In other words, Improve your Bone Health!
Type two Diabetes is now an extremely common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It can also increase your risk of suffereing with serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.
It's a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life which is caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. This is often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.
I have an RCN Accredited certificate in Diabetes in Healthcare and have helped a number of patients significantly reduce their blood sugar levels/ HBa1c over a period of several months.
With my help, you will understand how to keep your insulin levels stable plus how the Glycaemic index and GI load work. Additionally, I can advice on low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets.
I can help you to improve a number of common health conditions (check out my full profile on Nutritionist resources website Nutritionist resources website):
- Help and guidance on how to lower your
Blood Pressure, cholesterol levels, inflammatory markers.
- Advice on decreasing your chances of
Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia.
- For improvement of:
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), food intolerances and eating disorders.
A large number of studies over the last 25 years have demonstrated links between gut health and our immune system, mental health, mood, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, skin conditions and cancer. Our ‘Gut Microbiome’ refers to about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria that live in our digestive tract. Some microorganisms are harmful to our health but many are incredibly beneficial - and even vital for a healthy body.
I can help you to improve your gut flora and increase the level of friendly bacteria by making changes to your diet and/or going on my six-week food coach CLEANSE programme. Plus, I can also advise you on the use of probiotics.
I have attended several study days over the last few years on the latest insights into Nutrition and Probiotic research in conjunction with the Association for Nutrition.
Feel amazing and rejuvenated!
Let's balance your bacteria.
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a condition of our digestive systems that can cause uncomfortable bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.
According to modern medicine there is no cure for IBS, however symptoms can be improved by changing your diet and lifestyle.
The exact cause for IBS remains a mystery, but it’s believed that it may be triggered by stress, our immune systems or a problem with how the muscles of your gut squeeze food through your bowel.
So, what do we do when we have corrected nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities and made major lifestyle changes? What if we still have it?
Could it be that you are suffering from an overgrowth of Candida?
Do you suffer from a bloated stomach, sugar cravings, unexplained fatigue, thrush, upset stomach, wind, PMT, cystitis, skin rashes, food intolerances, nail infections, acne, muscular pain, inflammation of the joints, weight fluctuations?
It gets worse: memory loss, depression, dizziness, nausea, numbness or tingling, mood swings and a foggy brain?
If you have some of the above symptoms, that you may have an imbalance of unfriendly gut bacteria. Contact The Food Coach.
DO YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
The Food Coach offers two weight loss programmes to help you achieve your goal in a healthy way.
- Sustainable with my Behavioural Change programme or
- FAST and professional with PRONOKAL ketogenic Weight Loss Method. (Coming soon)
Personalised for You
Food Coach Weight Loss Plan
I need help! Nothing seems to work!
If our insulin levels are too high, our body will store too much fat which makes it increasingly harder to shed weight, no matter how much we diet. My plan will lower these insulin levels and kickstart your weight loss.
What types of food can I eat?
The plan is not faddy but is based on eating foods from all the different food groups. You will be eating healthy, normal food that can be purchased in a supermarket.
How much excess weight will I lose over a month?
The speed of weigh loss will depend on your age, gender, body composition and general fitness. Average healthy weight loss is between 7lbs and 14lbs per month*.
Is it important to take exercise?
Have you given up exercising because you just don’t have the energy? It is so much harder to get motivated to exercise when we are carrying extra weight but once you have lost the first bit of weight, light exercise becomes easier. Regular exercise will encourage fat loss and increase your metabolic rate.
How easy is it going to be to maintain my weight loss?
The Food Coach uses behaviour change techniques to help you make lasting changes. At the final stage of the programme, we will deal with weight maintenance and our ongoing support will be available as required during this level.
How will behaviour change techniques help me?
- Permanent change will help to prevent damaging habits;
- You will feel empowered and in control of your diet;
- Techniques help you to understand why you adopt the eating patterns you do;
- You will learn to explore problems that may be impacting negatively on your motivation and be able to make the necessary changes;
- It provides lasting, improved management of your existing health issues.
Personalised Weight Loss & Nutrition
How much does the Plan cost?
The cost depends on the amount of weight that you want to lose, how long you take to complete the stages and the amount of support that you require during the programme. You can decide on this after your first consultation.
How does the program work?
Your first consultation will be a thorough assessment of your health profile, food diary and general nutrition also your planning and time management, lifestyle, exercise, motivational drivers and so on. This will enable the food coach to ensure that the program can be adapted to fit your personal requirements.
To allow your food coach nutritionist to understand your current barriers, health concerns and goals, we will need to work together. We'll go through your revised eating plan and behavioural goals, monitoring progress over a period. A one-off appointment is unlikely to be enough to help you.
Depending on which program package you choose to achieve your target, the benefits will be:
- Behavioural change goals agreed then monitored over a six week to twelve-month treatment program;
- A Personalised Nutrition plan can be drawn up, based on your food preferences, health conditions and lifestyle;
- Detailed feedback on your food diary, which can be emailed to me between sessions;
- Monitoring of your activity levels and implementation of an exercise program;
- Sessions/modules aimed at motivation, planning, barriers to weight loss, education on nutrition and health issues, cooking and portion control. These are all dependant on what you need for your personal achievements;
- Advice and support between sessions is available by email or telephone;
- The full package can also include food shopping tours and practical advice.
*Results are not guaranteed and will vary from person to person.
Having the correct balance of carbohydrates, protein, hydration and ensuring optimum levels of vitamins and minerals in our diet have a huge effect on our energy levels, sleep patterns, mood, and concentration as well as on our digestion, immunity and general health.
Your eating patterns can also have an enormous impact on your insulin and hunger levels.
My nutritional MOT will give you knowledge and insight into all of this and help to motivate you to improve your health.
Have your food diary assessed by the food coach ANutr and learn how simple dietary changes can positively impact your health and help you to regain your vitality.
I will give you recommendations for practical and achievable dietary changes that are aimed at making a noticeable difference to your overall health and wellbeing. Tailored diet plans to suit your lifestyle and preferences can also be added to your package.
I will assess your body composition to determine fat %, muscle mass, fat around the middle, BMI, and discuss the implications of poor body composition on long term health. You will be given a printout carrying the above information as well as information relating to your hydration levels, bone mass, ideal body weight, BMR and metabolic age.