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For many people losing weight is constant battle especially amongst mums. There are countless special diets, fads and books which all claim to solve this dilemma. Whilst many of them do work in the short term they can be hard to maintain and see long term results from. After pregnancy it can take your body and hormones some time to settle down and this can make weight loss even harder, but with the right approach it can be done. I believe that there is only one way to lose weight permanently and that is to change your attitude and approach to food. Nutritional therapy can help you achieve this through a personal consultation and plan that will suit you and your lifestyle. I have included some of my top tips in approach on this website.

Forget fad diets

It is not about banning foods, it is about getting the balance right

Don’t bother with scales, focus on how your clothes feel and your size

Eat foods that make you feel good, think about the link between food and emotion

Variety is key, try new foods and recipes everyday

Find an exercise that you enjoy, burning calories and fat will get you to your goal faster and increase motivation levels. Aim for 3 sessions a week. If you are bored of the gym try running, cycling or Bikram Yoga.

Don’t be in a rush, focus on the longer term so that weight loss is permanent

Get the right attitude, think about how you see yourself and change the negative feelings to positive ones. Start seeing yourself as having the body you want. Never underestimate how powerful the mind can be.

Always eat a good quality breakfast such as porridge, eggs or bircher muesli

Ensure you include protein in every meal and snack to balance blood sugar and aid weight loss

Include the right kind of fats in your diet, e.g. nuts, seeds, avocado and oily fish. Good fats actually help weight loss

Ensure your water intake is at least 1.5 litres a day

Include herbal teas such as green tea, fennel tea and peppermint tea to boost metabolism and aid digestion

Consider supplements, ensuring that you body is fully nourished will aid weight loss. Your Nutritional Therapist can help you make the right selections for you.

Think ahead, make sure your cupboards are stocked with the right foods so that you don’t resort to unhealthy snacks and fast food

Make sure your body is eliminating and detoxifying properly. This means that you must have a daily bowel movement and support your liver through the right foods and reducing alcohol and caffeine

Adopt the 80:20 rule.. aim to be good 80% of the time and enjoy a little of something you love without the guilt or over indulgence

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