4 Secrets to Maintaining Weight Loss

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4 Secrets to Maintaining Weight Loss

One of the most important aspects of my work isn’t just helping people to lose weight, but ensuring they maintain it too. I regularly see clients who have tried different diets in the past but when the diet stopped, they reverted to old habits and the weight came back. No one wants that! Losing weight is really just the beginning of the journey. Learning how to maintain weight loss long term is the real sign of success.

 

Working with clients over the last 10 years I have found that there are some simple things we can all do to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here they are:

 

FIND A STRATEGY THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE

For a plan to work long term, it has to fit into your lifestyle. If you’re the kind of person who is never going to prepare your lunch to take to work, that’s fine. Where can you get a healthy lunch on the high street instead? If you have to eat out a lot, how can you make the restaurant menu work for you? Some of my clients have found that healthy meal delivery companies have transformed their lives. Have a think about how you can make healthy eating fit into your lifestyle. The more realistic your strategy, the easier it will be to stick to it long term.

 

ENJOY YOUR FOOD

Feeling as though you have to choose between eating healthy food or eating food you actually enjoy sucks. Finding healthy food you love eating is the key to making a nutritious diet last. Think about your favourite meals or foods and how you could adapt them to make them healthier. Look at recipe books or social media for meal inspiration. Get excited about the food you’re eating. There are so many delicious healthy foods to enjoy!

 

DEVELOP HEALTHY HABITS

Getting into good habits in your day to day life is will what will ensure long term success. Consider what habits might have caused your weight gain in the first place and how you can replace those habits with new, healthier ones. If your colleagues are forever celebrating birthdays with cakes in the office, is there a healthier alternative you could keep on standby for when you’re tempted? Instead of meeting friends at a bar, is there a new exercise class you could try out together? It’s a combination of all the little habits that can make the biggest difference.

 

HAVE A PLAN FOR IF YOUR WEIGHT STARTS TO CREEP UP

Of course, it would be great if we were all able to maintain our ideal weight year round. The fact is there are holidays, there’s Christmas and there are periods of time when, for one reason or another, things just don’t go to plan. If you know your weight has begun to creep up the best advice I can give you is – take action to nip it in the bud early. Don’t ignore it only for the small issue to turn into an ‘Oh no, none of my clothes fit me anymore’ kind of issue. Is there a more focused diet plan you can revert to for a short while? Perhaps keeping a food diary on MyFitnessPal will help get you back on track? Perhaps you need to book an appointment with me?!

 

When I work with clients to help them reach their ideal weight, I always make sure that they have a maintenance plan in place to ensure they maintain their happy weight. This doesn’t just mean a nutrition plan. It means a tailored strategy for making healthy living a part of their life as well as a plan for what to do if their weight does ever begin to creep up again.

 

If you’d like our help with reaching, or maintaining your ideal weight, please do get in touch.



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.