Should You Go Vegan?

Should You Go Vegan?

There is no denying that vegan diets are more popular then ever, largely thanks to Netflix documentaries like The Game Changers and What The Health. But is going vegan really the best choice for the planet? And for your health?
Personally I was a strict vegetarian for 14 years after seeing the intensive rearing of battery farmed chickens first hand, so I completely understand why people make the decision to go vegan from an animal welfare perspective. Health wise, I did not do well. I was constantly tired, craving carbs and I struggled to manage my weight. I was diagnosed with anaemia (iron deficiency) more than once and it was a nutritionist that I worked for while studying who strongly encouraged me to eat meat again for health reasons. As soon as I did, I felt better. My energy levels improved and I found it easier to manage my weight. I can related to this interesting article from Victoria Lambert, where she tells her story about going vegan then giving it up, saying she’s ‘never felt better’. However, others report that they feel much better for following a vegan diet. The truth is that we are all different. We are learning increasingly more about how our genetics, and the diets of our ancestors, influence the diets we are best suited to today. 
So is going vegan better for the planet? Meat consumption is undeniably a big consumer of energy, but this article in the Guardian gives an interesting insight into why veganism isn’t necessarily the best option environmentally. It outlines why sustainable farming methods (as well as eating less meat) might be the answer to the environmental crisis, rather than ‘driving up demand for crops that require high inputs of fertiliser, fungicides, pesticides and herbicides’ such as soya and maize.
That being said, there are obviously those that wish to pursue a vegan lifestyle for their own personal ethical or health reasons. If this includes you, make sure you check out my feature for the Evening Standard on the most common nutrients lacking in a vegan diet.
Ultimately, as with any big lifestyle decision, it’s important to do what’s right for you. Different diets suit different people and some people can do well on a vegan diet. For those of us who aren’t vegan, choosing organic / traditionally reared animal produce and moderating our intake is certainly a good idea. 


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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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. 


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