A lot of healthcare professionals hide their prices and try to sell you after you’ve booked a call to speak with them. My intention is not to pressure-sell you, but to give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to work together with me.
At the moment, my service is:
12-week ‘Up and Running’ programme
What does the “Up and Running” programme include?
- One-to-one support – You and I will work one-to-one for 12 weeks to get you up and running on your weight loss journey.
- Initial assessment – our appointment (~1-1.5hr) via Microsoft Teams which involves me really getting to know you, your current diet, your goals, and where we’ll put our first plan together.
- Weekly check-in appointments – (~15-30mins) via Microsoft Teams to see how you’re getting on and to make any necessary adjustments to your current plan.
- Email support. If you have any burning questions between our appointments, you can shoot me an email!
- Personalised plan for you. This doesn’t involve me telling you what to do, but involves us working together to identify your areas for improvement and how we can tackle those moving forward.
- Accountability – I will check in with you each and every week to see how you’re getting on, giving you someone to be accountable to.
- Support – As above, our weekly check-ins allow me to support you regularly to help you on your way to your goal. Whether that be through dietary advice, or helping you identify or work through areas you’re struggling with.
- Simple, straightforward guidance. You don’t need to make drastic changes to your diet and lifestyle. My advice will reflect that, I will ensure that my guidance and the plan we come up with is simple and easy to follow.
What doesn’t the ‘Up and Running’ programme include?
- I don’t make meal plans. While they can be useful for some people, meal plans don’t allow you to change your dietary habits over the long term. They’re often restrictive and set you up with a bunch of ‘food rules’, which is exactly what we’re trying to move away from. We want less rules, more flexibility.
- I can’t help with eating disorders. These are beyond my abilities and are a much more complex issue than your diet; they often require psychological help, which I’m unable to offer as this isn’t my area of expertise.
- It doesn’t involve me just telling you what to do. This is a two-way relationship where we will work together to come up with a plan that is suitable for you. You know yourself better than anyone, and the best plan of action for you needs to fit in with your life.
What does it cost?
Sound Good? Let’s Talk!
If you fancy working with me, or just simply want to find out a bit more, let’s have a quick chat first to see if we’re a good fit. I don’t just say yes to everyone; that’d be irresponsible as I won’t be a good fit for everyone.
Please note – this is absolutely NOT a sales call, there is no pressure from me at all.
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Please see common FAQs below for further info
Are you going to put me on a really low calorie or restrictive diet?
Nope! Going on a very low calorie diet would be effective at producing fast weight loss results, however, the big question is “is it sustainable?” The answer is almost certainly, no. I completely understand that you want fast results, but one of the most unfortunate realities with weight loss is, the more you aim for a ‘quick fix’, the longer your weight loss will take overall. This is because, usually, when we try and lose weight rapidly, we cannot sustain this for long, so we can lose weight quickly, but can also regain it even faster, with usually a little extra on top for good measure. We often end up in a never-ending cycle of:
Lose weight quickly –> Regain it –> Retry the same diet again because it “worked” last time
Do I have to calorie count?
Absolutely not! While calorie counting can be an extremely effective way of losing weight (if you know what you’re doing), it’s also something that people simply don’t want to do forever, and becoming reliant on a process you don’t want to do can be a problem when it comes to keeping weight off long-term. When it comes to losing weight, our approach must be realistic and involve changes we can sustain for many years to come – not just the amount of time you’re trying to lose weight.
When people do a specific ‘diet’ to try and lose weight, it may be effective at getting the weight off initially, but “what happens after?” is a question very few people actually think about. This often leads to our weight springing back quite quickly after we’ve been released from our ‘diet’ and we rapidly go back to our old habits. We haven’t addressed the root cause of why our weight went up in the first place; we just put a temporary plaster over the issues, and that’s why your weight over the years has probably gone a little something like this:
Calorie counting can be a great way of educating yourself about the nutritional content of foods, and I’m more than happy to support people wanting to explore this method. However, there are arguably more sustainable approaches that we can take.
How much weight will I lose?
How long is a piece of string?
In short, it’s impossible for me to say because weight loss isn’t black and white. It is not “do this and you are guaranteed to lose X amount of weight per week”. Anyone who tells you they can guarantee you a certain amount of weight loss, is lying. There are many factors involved in weight loss and your speed (or rate) of weight loss.
A reasonable, sustainable and healthy rate of weight loss is considered to be between 0.5 – 2lbs (0.2 – 0.9kg) per week. However, everyone’s rate of weight loss will be different. No two people, even if eating exactly the same amount of food, would lose weight at the same rate as one another; we’re all different.
You might think that a recommended rate of weight loss of 0.5-2lb might seem really slow, but losing more, faster, involves making changes often too large to sustain and has many other potential negative impacts.
It hugely depends on you, too. If you follow your plan, you’re more likely to make progress; if you stray from the plan regularly, you’re way less likely to make progress. If someone goes to the gym for an hour but sits on there phone for 90% of the time and doesn’t take much action, their results are going to reflect that. The same principle applies here; if you don’t take action and follow your plan, and adjust it as necessary, nothing will change.
I’ve tried every diet under the sun – can you still help?
I hear the phrase “I’ve tried every diet under the sun” a lot. When people say this, it simply tells me that whatever they’ve tried in the past has been something they couldn’t sustain long-term, otherwise they wouldn’t be asking for help. Our focus will be on introducing realistic and sustainable changes that fit in with your life that you can keep up even beyond your weight loss phase and not just while you’re aiming to lose weight.
I know it’s a cheesy old saying, but remember, it has to be a lifestyle change and not a temporary quick fix, which ironically, don’t fix anything and usually make the overall problem worse.