Why Self Care Is Vital For Successful Weight Loss

Why Self Care Is Vital For Successful Weight Loss

Today is World Mental Health Day. Over the last few years, there has been much more open conversation around mental health issues which is a vital first step to overcoming these challenges.

 

Mental health is a spectrum and not simply a case of being ‘well’ or ‘unwell’. This year has been a very challenging year and it’s important to consider and acknowledge the impact it has had on you.

 

Of course, if you are really struggling, it’s important to get help. Speak to someone. Anyone. There are people who can help you.

 

There are a number of things that we can do to look after ourselves and support our own wellbeing on a day to day basis. This is not only important for our overall health and wellness, it’s an important consideration when losing weight too.

 

So often I work with clients who are giving so much of themselves to work, to family, to life, that they become depleted. And the fastest way to ‘top up the tank’? Food. Seeking out comfort in chocolate, ice cream or a big bowl of pasta.

 

While this might feel like it’s what’s needed short term, it’s not a helpful long term strategy. Especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a weight you’re happy that. (You don’t need a nutritionist to tell you that…)

 

Instead, integrating daily self-care practices into your routine can help you top up that tank without turning to comfort foods.

 

DEFINING SELF CARE

 

Self-care can be defined as: the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness.

 

On the other hand…

 

Self indulgence can be defined as: excessive or unrestrained gratification of one’s own appetites, desires, or whims.

 

It’s important to differentiate between the two.

 

WHAT DOES SELF CARE LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

 

Self-care might involve taking time out to read a book, going for a walk or stretching. It might be regular meditation, journalling or yoga. It might mean blocking out time to make home cooked meals or getting a massage. Most importantly, it should be what feels restorative for you.

 

Commit to self-care as a daily practice. Even if just for 20 minutes. You might be surprised at the extent to which it can positively influence your life.

 



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.