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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.
I can just ask my GP or Personal Trainer?
Yes you can but do they have the necessary qualifications in nutrition? Many personal trainers offer nutrition advice but have they spent a minimum of 4 years studying it at degree and post graduate level? Do they display their certificates? Are they registered with a profession nutrition body as well as a governing fitness body? Likewise, despite your GP training in medicine for 5+ years, they actually do very little nutrition. You may already feel palmed off by your GP, or have little confidence they know their stuff when it comes to diet. I am a Registered Nutritionist with the Association of Nutrition – it shows I meet rigorously applied training, competence and professional practice criteria. Its purpose is to protect the public and assure the credibility of nutrition as a responsible profession. Not all Nutritionists can claim this and would not meet the criteria to gain entry to this register.
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.