Did you know that if you’re on a diet there is a 70% chance you’ll end up weighing more than when you started.
I’m a firm believer that diets don’t work. In order to lose weight and make sure it stays off, you need to make permanent lifestyle changes, altering what you put into your body, and when.
The reasons for excess weight gain can vary by person. Only by exploring your individual circumstances can you put an effective plan in place. It’s worth remembering that just because you’re eating ‘healthily’ doesn’t mean you’re eating the right foods for your individual body.
How can nutritional therapy help with weight issues?
Undergoing nutritional therapy is not the same as dieting. By correcting any issues that may be contributing to your weight gain, nutritional therapy can greatly improve your chances of losing weight and keeping it off. Together we’ll work through a three step process to get the answers you’re looking for and help you make positive changes to reach your target weight.
Step 1: Establish likely reasons for weight gain
First we’ll discuss what’s been going on so I can get a picture of your core weight gain drivers. We’ll establish whether there are reasons for a pattern of overeating, or whether something else is going on. I’ll usually ask you to keep a food diary, but don’t worry – you won’t get any judgement from me about any bad habits it uncovers, just simple advice and the support you need to make positive changes.
Step 2: Possible food intolerance & other functional tests
To see if there is anything else going on that could be affecting your weight. If issues are suspected, I may also suggest testing thyroid and liver function to determine whether this could be a contributing factor. I may also decide to run some tests to establish whether you have an imbalance in your gut bacteria that makes your body crave sugar.
Step 3: Create a personalised nutritional therapy programme
Taking into account your likes and dislikes, we will produce a plan that is achievable by moving you towards your goal in manageable chunks. You won’t be expected to change established eating patterns over night! With simple but effective strategies you’ll make gradual lifestyle changes that will be easy to stick to once you see the benefits.