3 Things I’ve Learnt About Weight Loss

Kim with a client

3 Things I’ve Learnt About Weight Loss

Having worked with hundreds of women and men to help them reach and maintain their ideal weight, I have learnt a lot about weight loss along the way.

 

Much of this knowledge surrounds effective dietary strategies, health optimisation and how to support long term behavioural change. But I have also learnt lessons that are not so widely discussed when it comes to weight loss journeys.

 

Here are three of these lessons that I would like to share with you today.

 

IT’S NOT OBLIGATORY TO DO IT ALL AT ONCE

Often one of the first things a new client will as us is ‘how long do you think it will take me to get down to my target weight’. We would be lying if we gave a definitive answer to this. Not because we don’t know the average amount of weight someone can lose over a period of time, but because of life. We work with clients who have consistently lost weight week on week and reached their target in one fell swoop. But that’s not always the case. A break might occur for a couple of weeks due to Christmas or a couple of months due to getting to grips with home schooling, and that’s ok. The main thing is that your end goal isn’t delayed indefinitely.

 

SOMETIMES, MAINTAINING IS AN ACHIEVEMENT

Following on from my first point, holidays, Christmas, birthdays and unexpected events all happen. During these periods, simply maintaining your weight and not gaining any can be an achievement in itself. We work with our clients to make plans for these situations. To ensure a balance is struck between enjoying celebrations and not feeling out of control. This year, it was wonderful to hear from clients who experienced their first Christmas that did not result in weight gain. And the best part? Not one of them was deprived of their favourite festive treat foods.

 

WE ARE ALL ON OUR OWN JOURNEY

Many of our clients come through word of mouth. Often they have seen a friend, colleague or family member lose weight and have asked for our details. With this comes a certain degree of expectation. Perhaps that they will lose weight at the same speed as their friend. Or that they’re going to go onto the same sort of dietary strategy we put their sister on. This is often not the case. We really are all so different and it is our job to identify what is right for you as an individual. We’ll take into account your personal preferences to decide on the best way forward together. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, but we strongly encourage you to focus on your own journey.

 

If you feel as though you could benefit from some expert help with achieving and maintaining your ideal weight, please do get in touch. We offer a complimentary 25 minute call to understand your challenges, answer any questions you have and discuss how we can help support you in reaching your health and weight goals.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.