Anita’s APPROACH

  • Help you establish a HEALTHY relationship with food and eating
  • Develop your own tailor-made EATING PLAN
  • Set your own sustainable WEIGHT LOSS GOALS
  • Motivate and support you into making a LASTING CHANGE
  • Help you to feel IN CONTROL of your weight
  • Help you to think POSITIVELY
  • Offer on-going SUPPORT


You might have tried numerous diets such as low fat, low GI, Atkins, Hollywood, Cambridge weekly weight loss groups, diet pills and many, many more. You have probably already learned, that short-term fast weight loss doesn’t work. Don’t expect to lose 3 stones in a month and keep it off. The problem is that these specialist fad diets usually don’t do anything to help you to learn how to manage your weight for life. They are not tailored specifically to your needs, your eating habits, your food preferences, your metabolism or your health conditions.

It took you a long time to put the weight on, therefore it will take a time to break your old habits and have your new slimmer body for the rest of your life. We will not provide you with another fad diet, but a clinically proven sustained individually tailored LIFESTYLE CHANGE programme. The length of the support will depend on your individual progress, but you may require a longer time to achieve a permanent weight loss.

Permanent weight loss depends on numerous factors, the 3 key factors being: change of your “internal dialogue”, a natural adjustment of your appetite regulating hormones and an individually tailored lifestyle programme.

  • “Internal Dialogue” Everybody can lose some weight, but to maintain the weight loss you achieve, you need to change your “internal dialogue”, e.g you need to change your self-damaging negative thoughts and beliefs. Our thoughts programme us. The real change will start once you will genuinely start to believe that you have what it takes to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Body’s physiology needs to adapt to a smaller dietary energy intake. It takes time for you to be able to eat less without relying on your willpower alone. For example, your appetite regulating hormones such as gherlin, for example, will initially work against your best efforts to eat less by making you extremely hungry. Our research shows that it takes up to 6 to 8 months of reduced energy intake before your appetite stimulating hormones will return to the pre-dieting levels.
  • Lifestyle change programme individually tailored to your needs with on-going support to help you to achieve your goals.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FIRST CONSULTATION

Individual consultations are held in a relaxing and non-judgemental atmosphere. At the first appointment, our Dietitian will help you to formulate your weight loss goals and other lifestyle related goals. You will be able to share your weight concerns and your lifestyle challenges.

We will take a comprehensive assessment that will include:

  • A review of your current diet
  • A review of your lifestyle and eating routine
  • A review of your general health
  • A review of of your previous health
  • A review of your family health history
  • A review of any medications you are taking.
  • An anthropometric assessment to measure your weight and height
  • Measurement of your waist circumference
  • If appropriate, further blood laboratory tests may be advised.
  • If you have been seen via video appointments, you will have to make your own weight and waist circumference measurements and let those know to your dietitian.

 

You should also record your food and activity for the next 7 days to help during the assessment appointment. 

The obtained data will be used to develop a tailor-made dietary and lifestyle change plan.

Together with the Dietitian you will decide which support package is most suitable to you for on-going support.