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Rethinking Diets and Weight Loss

Rethinking Diets and Weight Loss

What if I told you that weight loss is not the be all and end all for fatter people?  

What if I told you that weight loss ultimately leads to a higher BMI (weight gain) and worse health?

Did you know that calorie restriction is more likely to result in weight fluctuation (yo yo dieting) and this increases your risk of heart disease? 

Did you know our body will try to prevent weight loss? This is why it can be so hard!

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About Mel

About Mel

I'm a mum, a wife and a Registered Nutritionist. I have always had a passion for nutrition which explains why I have spent the last 20 years studying and teaching it! 

I have been working in the field of food, nutrition and health since 1996; I started my first lecturing position in London and then made the decision to leave the big city to continue my lecturing career in arguably Britain’s second City, Birmingham. 

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Food Truce

Food Truce

How would it feel if you could …..

Stop worrying about what you should and should't eat?

Make peace with food so it no longer rules your life?

Quit obsessing about calories, weight and clothes sizes?

Eat without guilt and resentment?

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Kick Start

Kick Start

Is it just an age thing? Since you hit 30 something you’ve noticed you can’t get away with what you used to. Now you are starting to have second thoughts about your food choices and you don’t really understand where you are going wrong. Why is this happening? What's going on with your metabolism and hormones?

 

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12 Week Transformation

12 Week Transformation

Are you fed up of feeling tired and sluggish? The weeks and months keep ticking by and you are stuck in the same place feeling life is passing you by.

Time is a huge factor and your most common excuse for not changing before now.  You know you need to act before your plan to bury your head in the sand backfires......

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Wakeman Nutrition Programmes

  • 4 Week Kick Start

    Need help getting back on the wagon? You want to get back on track but are having second thoughts about your food choices. What's right for someone else is not going to be best for YOU right?

  • 12 Week Intense Transformation

    Your life has changed. You don’t feel so young any more; you can’t get away with eating what you used to. Time is like gold dust and it’s harder to get going and maintain your energy levels. It's time to shift your priorities......

  • Food Truce

    Food is your enemy. You want to let go of the diet mentality that rules your life - the one that tells you what to eat, what to weigh, makes you feel crap and is impossible to maintain anyway. Well you can!

FAQ's

Can’t I just do this by myself?

Yes of course you can but do you have 20 years worth of skills, knowledge and experience you can use to ensure you succeed? Knowing what we need to do and actually doing it are very different things. If we all did what we thought we should there would be no obesity epidemic, 16% of all deaths would not be due to heart disease and 24,000 people with diabetes would not die early in England each year. I help you understand and manage the thought processes that often sabotage our success. By understanding our emotional connections with food and the factors that affect our motivation you will break free from the viscous cycles that continually throw us off the wagon.

But I can access all the information and help I need from books and the internet?

There is certainly more than enough information about nutrition and health available at our fingertips but most of it is inaccurate. The media often over simplify and over hype news stories and much of what we read is written by unqualified people making untrue claims. This has resulted in mass confusion and misunderstanding about what we should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to our diet. My qualifications and experience mean I will without doubt, use my expertise to provide correct, evidenced-based and safe advice. In other words you get a non nonsense approach which means you get realistic and practical advise that actually works.

What if I’m not sure I’m ready yet?

That is absolutely fine!  I know what it’s like trying to make a big change and feeling scared. The biggest growth happens when we push outside of our comfort zone and try something new. Don’t waste any more time trying to figure it out on your own. If you have got to this point then it’s very simple. Just book in for a no obligation call with me. This is why I have an application process. It’s as much about whether I can help you, as you wanting to be helped by me, to see if we are a good fit. So really you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. On the call we will talk about what you want to achieve, how long that would take and if this program is right for you.