Weight Loss in London: Overcoming Challenges In The City

Weight Loss in London: Overcoming Challenges In The City

Our team of expert nutritionists understand the unique challenges of losing weight in London. Our clients are usually busy people. They’re often juggling work and family life while also trying to enjoy a social life. A diary full of commitments and a social lifestyle can often add an extra layer of complexity when it comes to making healthy choices. But with years of experience successfully helping Londoners lose weight, we’re perfectly positioned to help you. We understand the pressures of city life and know it’s possible to lose weight while still ensuring you have the energy and flexibility to do all the things you need to do. When it comes to weight loss in London, here are some of the main challenges we help our clients navigate…

 

WEIGHT LOSS IN LONDON: THE CHALLENGES

 

WORKING 9 TO 5

 

(…Or 6 or 7 or 8.) Working long hours in London can play havoc with your attempts to eat healthily. We often work with people who are frequently in an office all day and run out to grab a meal between meetings when they are really hungry, or even order to their desks to maximise work time. This means that Pret and Deliveroo are common go-tos. Whatsmore, orders are often being placed by workers who are at their hungriest and therefore prone to making unhealthy choices. We help clients to find healthy and convenient options that work for them. This doesn’t mean having to precook all meals from scratch, but knowing what to order and when to eat. One study found that pre-ordering lunch could help when it comes to making healthier choices. And meal prepping is never a bad idea.

 

Read Kim’s guide to what to order on the high street for the Mail Online.

 

SOCIAL SCENE

 

Having a busy social life can also make weight loss in London challenging. There is always somewhere to be and something to do. A meal out, work drinks or a show with pre-drinks, rather than a visit to the gym. We work with our clients to address the unique challenges in their schedules, whether that is learning how to make healthier choices in restaurants or how to minimise the impact of alcohol on weight loss and health.

 

STRESS AND THE CITY

 

City life can be stressful, and stress and weight are often closely linked. Stress can lead to eating more or making unhealthy choices, with raised cortisol levels leading to cravings, often for sweet or salty foods . Raised cortisol levels also make you more likely to store fat around your middle, which can be more challenging to lose. You can read our guide to losing visceral ‘belly’ fat for more information on this. When it comes to the link between stress and weight loss, the personalised coaching aspect of our work is key. We work with clients to identify what’s driving their stress and find practical ways to overcome or better manage it.

 

FAMILY LIFE STRIFE

 

We work with many parents in London trying to lose weight. Many of them, particularly mums, have a tendency to prioritise the needs of their children over their own. This can lead to them making unhealthy choices for themselves as they grab a bite in between prepping healthy food for everyone else. Or finishing off a plate of fish fingers without even noticing. We support our clients who are facing extra challenges with weight loss in London because of their family situation  and help them to reprioritise their own needs to ensure they are taking care of themselves. Taking care of their own nutrition, fitness and self care ensures they achieve and maintain their weight goals. Postpartum weight loss can present individual challenges, many of which are exacerbated if you’re living a busy London life, so we are here to help.

 

SNACK CITY

 

London life often involves a lot of travelling between meetings, social events or appointments on buses, tubes and trains. If your meals aren’t well balanced and well timed, this can mean heading into a journey hungry. Cue grabbing unhealthy snacks on route and compromising your weight loss progress. We work with our clients to address their snacking habits, whether that is constant fridge-hugging while working from home or frequenting the tube station kiosk to feed their crisp addiction. Rather than quick-fix crash diets, our personalised programmes always mean making meaningful lifestyle changes that are completely bespoke. (And if you do have a long wait between lunch and dinner that requires a snack in between, we’ll help you find healthier ones.)

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

 

Our London weight loss clinic is in the heart of the city on Harley Street. We can help you overcome your weight challenges, reach your happy weight and maintain it long term. Book yourself in for a complimentary 25 mintue call or contact us and a member of our team will be in touch soon. We can talk through your challenges and explore whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you.

 

Photo by João Barbosa on Unsplash



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.