Nutritional Therapist Topsham and Exeter, Devon - What I do
Why can't you have your cake and eat it? Diet and exercise need to be balanced in order to achieve successful weight loss. You can exercise as much as you like but if you are not eating healthily, it is unlikely you will be able to maintain any weight loss. Likewise, if you are eating well but not doing enough exercise, you may be eating more than you are burning off. However, it's not just about the calories . I can advise you on ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise (with scrumptious desserts) and create an individualized plan to achieve your goals. I don't advocate calories counting as it is not sustainable or realistic. Focus is on the long term and maintaining a healthy weight for the rest of your life. So it will require some changes in diet and perhaps lifestyle. However, it will be extremely rewarding. Support is often key, especially in the early days and you get will that in between appointments as well.
Stress and Anxiety
Stress is a major part of most peoples lives. In fact so much so, that it often becomes the 'norm'. However, it is not a natural state for the body to be in and can be very problematic long term. Leading to issues such as insomnia, difficulty in losing weight, cravings, high blood sugar, lowered immunity and impaired digestion.
By looking at what is causing stress, I can support you by tackling it from a multi-pronged approach through diet and life style choices. It is also important to be aware of how to keep your mental health in peak condition as its such a big part of a persons overall well being. Massive changes can come from small adjustments and can really make a difference in our mood and motivation.
Detoxing for Health
Detoxing will clear out toxins from your body and give your digestive system a break to heal and restore naturally. Our immune system is said to start in our gut, therefore it's really important we look after our gut to promote good overall health and longevity. In many cultures fasting or time restricted eating is a part of their lifestyle. When toxins build up major signs and symptoms can be brain fog, lethargy, inflammation, cravings, allergies and many more.
Also, our view of food can drastically alter how effective weight loss and detox will work. My goal is to set you up for success and with ongoing support, to help you shift the way you relate to food.
We need a healthy gut for the rest of us to work properly and it is vital for good immunity. As I mentioned, immunity starts in the gut and if our microbiome is out of balance (more bad bacteria than good) then we are likely to have symptoms or other illnesses associated with impaired gut function. I can look at issues such as leaky gut, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome to help improve inflammation and pain. Gut issues can be associated with food sensitivities, autoimmune conditions or toxic overload and are best looked at from a holistic point of view.
Good food doesn't need to be boring.....
Infact, when we change our diets we become more experimental!
Do you need some extra help with a problem that has been plaguing you for a while and just won't go away?
Nutritional therapy is fantastic because it looks at the whole person and why they have their symptoms.
I recommend at least 2 appointments because it's helpful to see how the initial plan is working and if any more changes need to made.
The first appointment is around an hour and a half and we talk about various aspects of your health. The follow up appointment is usually around an hour and is booked around 4-6 weeks after the initial consultation.
To get things moving more quickly, I will ask for some information before the first consultation. Such as medical history, a 3 day diet diary and any current prescribed medication.