Diets Don’t Work (Or Do They?)

Diets Don’t Work (Or Do They?)

We hear it said that ‘diets don’t work’, but many of us have been on a diet (or six) and experienced weight loss. So do diets work or not?

 

The truth is that if you picked a popular diet at random and started it today, you would likely lose weight. That diet may be a disaster from a nutritional / health perspective, but most diets (when stuck to) will see your weight come down in the short term. This may or may not be accompanied by muscle loss, skin sagging, nutrient depletion and other unwelcome side effects.

 

Let’s pick up on the ‘short term’ part…

 

Most clients who come to us have been on diets in the past. My bookshelf is filled with diet books but I still hear of new ones from clients who have tried just about everything at some point.

 

It can feel like being stuck in an endless cycle of ‘on a diet and losing weight, or off a diet and gaining it again’.

 

Sound familiar?

 

DEFINING SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS

 

For weight loss to be truly successful I believe it needs to be LASTING. And that is why we say ‘diets don’t work’. Because the statistics on long term weight loss are not reassuring. In the long term, diets don’t work.

 

I’ll say it again, for weight loss to be truly successful it needs to be lasting. And for this to be achieved we need to take a deep dive into what is driving this gaining, losing, gaining cycle.

 

It’s not simply about finding you ‘the right diet’ (although that is important too).

 

It might be about working on self sabotaging behaviours, non-hunger eating or a chronic lack of sleep.

 

It could be about identifying an underlying health issue making it hard (even impossible) to lose weight, and harder still to keep it off.

 

Or it may be about cutting through the total confusion over whether a keto, paleo, vegan (ad. Infinitum) diet is best for you.

 

Having worked with hundreds of women and men over 15 years to help them lose weight, I realised a long time ago that simply handing someone a diet plan and expecting that alone to result in lasting weight loss was just not working.

 

Thank you to the clients who showed me this. Together we grow.

 

ENSURING LASTING RESULTS

 

I have worked hard, over many years, to create a method of practicing that ensures lasting results.

 

Whatever has prevented you from maintaining your weight loss long term in the past, we want to help you get really clear on why that was. And then we want to help you overcome those barriers to long term success.

 

Are you ready to embark on a weight loss journey for the last time? If so, we are here to help. You can request a complimentary call to speak with us about your challenges and learn how we can support you in overcoming them, once and for all.

 



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.