Many of my clients are interested in weight loss and the ongoing control of their weight. Most of us have tried several diets and tend to be surprised when they don’t work or we gain more weight after the diet. Well, the news is diets really don’t work! There are so many fad diets designed to help us achieve rapid weight loss. This means that we lose weight quite quickly but we’re mostly losing water and some muscle, and very little fat. When we stop the diet our bodies aren’t able to adapt quickly enough and we end up gaining more weight. The optimum way to achieve ongoing weight control is to combine it with a regular exercise programme.
Poor nutrition can lead to a large number of health problems. An improved diet that incorporates balanced nutrition can help to overcome these and provide several benefits, including:
All of these contribute to a greater feeling of well-being.
The only permanent way to lose fat and keep it off is to work on a programme that looks at your approach to and relationship with food. Rather than a ‘quick-fix’ diet, we’ll start by making small changes that you can sustain and build on over time as part of lifestyle changes.
CONSULTATIONS – HOW I WORK
I work with you through three one-hour consultations.First of all we meet so I can find out more about you and go through a confidential client consultation form. Afterwards you fill in a food diary, usually for seven days, and send it back to me. I then put together a programme of recommendations for us to discuss. Once you’ve followed these for several weeks we meet again for a further consultation.
Healthy staff will be more productive, happy and alert. This can lead to a reduction in sickness absence and an increase in productivity and profits. The latest annual CBI/AXA Absence Survey (published in May 2006) revealed that staff absence cost the UK economy over £13bn in 2005, according to the 400 organisations that were surveyed.
I work with organisations to help improve the overall well-being of their staff by providing a holistic approach to nutritional and dietary advice. If you’d like to know more about this, please contact me.