How to Hit The Reset Button

How to Hit The Reset Button

It’s September which means that summer holidays are over, children are going back to school and there’s a sense of getting back to normality and daily life.

 

Over the summer it’s easy to let our usual nutrition habits and fitness routines slip. Whilst it can be fun at the time, returning to the real world can be a bit of a shock to the system.

 

If that sounds like you right now, you’re not alone. Don’t panic – there is almost always a solution! Start by considering these three steps for addressing where you are and making a plan for where you want to be…

 

ASSESS AND ACCEPT WHERE YOU’RE AT

 

Be honest with yourself. Take time to consider where you are in terms of your current nutrition and exercise habits. That might mean getting on the scales to see whether you’ve gained weight over summer and if so, how much. It might be acknowledging that you’ve not actually seen the inside of your gym for the last month. Or that the healthy food that usually occupies your cupboards and fridge seems to be less present than normal!

 

Taking an honest look at your current situation allows you to take positive steps towards addressing anything you’d like to change.

 

Don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t currently look the way you would like them to. Be kind to yourself, accept who and where you are now. Any changes you decide to make should come from a place of wanting to care for your body … not fight against it.

 

BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE

 

If you want to lose weight, how much and by when?

 

If you want to ‘get fit’, what does this actually mean for you? Being able to run a marathon or simply climb up the stairs without getting out of breath?

 

Is there a specific health condition or niggle that you want to address?

 

Perhaps you simply want to improve your diet in order to make it as nutritious and healthy as possible.

Writing down anything you want to address in detail, including why it’s important for you to do so, can help you to get clarity here.

 

MAKE A PLAN FOR HOW TO ACHIEVE IT

 

After you’ve worked out exactly what you want to achieve, it’s time to make a plan as to how you’re going to do it.

 

Be realistic when considering this. Think about what has worked in the past, as well as what hasn’t. If you’ve promised yourself 100 time that you’ll start going to the gym, yet you’ve never managed it (because, let’s face it, you hate the gym) then forget the gym! There are lots of other ways to get fit. Perhaps a class would suit you better? Maybe getting a personal trainer who can train you at home, or finding a workout video on YouTube appeals more than sweating in front of other people! You know you best…

 

Be specific about your goals. If you’re aiming to eat more healthily, how are you going to do that? Will you prep your lunches the weekend before? Commit to just one treat meal per week? Get at least five portions of veg every day? The more specific you can be with your goals, the easier it is to assess whether you’re sticking to them!

 

Again, writing down your plans can help make them feel more real, and more of a commitment, rather than just ideas that float around your mind.

 

If you’re getting refocussed on your diet and nutrition this September and feel you could benefit from some support in doing so, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

We can also help with recommendations for top personal trainers and medical healthcare professionals if your goals could be better supported by other experts. Feel free to get in touch if you think we can help.

 

 



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.