How Martina Coogan Lost Eight And A Half Stone

How Martina Coogan Lost Eight And A Half Stone

At my practice we work with clients who come to us with a wide variety of weight loss goals. Today I want to share with you the amazing weight loss story of Martina Coogan.

Some just want to lose ‘that stubborn last half a stone’ (or 3kgs).

For many it’s somewhat more than that. Perhaps two or three stone (around 10-20kgs) that have crept on over the years, or as a result of having children.

Others have significantly more weight to lose. Sometimes half of their body weight. In this situation, I hear clients ask ‘can I ever be a healthy weight again?’ It can seem a long way off with the journey of getting there a daunting prospect. But the good news is, it’s possible.

One client who I have been working with over the past couple of years is Martina Coogan. (I must point out that we treat all of our clients with the utmost confidentiality but Martina volunteered to share her inspirational story). In not much more than a year, Martina lost an incredible eight and a half stone (or 55kgs).

Last week, Martina’s story was featured in the MailOnline and was the most read story on Femail for two days running! In the feature, Martina shares how she lived on a vegetarian diet for years, yet was surprised to find she kept gaining weight. Martina talks about an upsetting experience when a male colleague made unkind remarks about her weight, and how this prompted her to take action. I consulted Martina and referred her for some blood tests – in addition to addressing her weight, we also had some work to do on improving her health too. Martina chose to start one of the dietary approaches we offer called the Proteifine Diet. The plan suited her perfectly and Martina was surprised at how easy she found it. Over the months her weight consistently came down, her health improved and her energy increased significantly.

Over the last few months we have been tailoring Martina off Proteifine and onto a healthy, long term maintenance plan. She has been such a pleasure to work with showing such strength and commitment. I’m immensely proud of her!

Martina’s story serves as an inspiration to us all. However much weight you have to lose, you can do it!

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you achieve your healthy, happy weight, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or feel free to book yourself in for a complimentary weight loss strategy call. We would love to hear from you.


Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients over the past decade to help them live in a healthy body that they feel confident in.

Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


To enquire about working with Sarah, please contact us.



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 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 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 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 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.

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