Life was a series of takeaways and chocolate, filled with thoughts of how things need to change! I wasn’t particularly unhealthy, but I’d say very set in a routine that was easy and comfortable to plod along with.
Our sessions were very relaxed and that allowed for a more informal atmosphere where it was very conversational and a number of laughs along the way too. The follow-on session notes and handouts that you supplied were very interesting and helped in my growth of knowledge of the varying subject matters. The app, although it didn’t connect a few times (technology!), was on the whole very helpful and made the process of logging food journals so much easier.
I am most happy with my increased knowledge, not only in nutrition, but in other aspects of life benefits such as sleep, the differing bodily functions (vagal nerve) and self-care. This eye-opening information has led to a positive change of mindset on how I view different foods, routines and is helping me maintain the small but impactful changes that you have helped me start to make. Everyone has moments where they ‘have a bad day’ or ‘fall off the wagon’ but the knowledge allows me to recognise this and ‘get back on track’.
I had high blood pressure, low energy, mood swings, cravings for coffee and carbs.
have loads more energy, my blood pressure is back down to normal, I’m enjoying my food again
and loving cooking and eating healthy meals. Most importantly I feel like I am back to the “old” me
again, I have found myself.
Amanda is amazing! She is the first nutritionist to LISTEN and make recommendations to suit ME, working WITH me to set realistic goals, with realistic expectations.
I am a fussy eater with weight issues, but Amanda has used her knowledge, experience and kindness to be creative in thinking of alternative solutions, as well as encouraging me to stretch my (taste) comfort zone to ensure sufficient adaptations for best effect.
Amanda has made food substitutions so much easier too, and making a few at a time means that the changes we've made have become the new norm in our house. Knowing that Amanda truly cares, has really helped me focus my mindset as I love reporting back all the positive changes I've made; even swapping out 'poor grade' chocolate treats either for a better chocolate alternative or for fruit and nuts!
I must admit that I didn't at first notice the improvements in my health...until I slipped into old habits and all the old issues came flooding back. I think it's because the changes are gradual and only noticeable when you take a moment to look back on where you began.
The incredible thing is that I am enjoying this process, so much more than I thought I would. Amanda has encouraged me to be invested in, not only my own health but that of my family's as well. I have become far more aware of what my body needs and realise that its needs will change over time; depending on progressive factors such as age, or ever changing ones such as stress levels, health issues etc, and therefore I plan to continue seeing Amanda for nutritional follow ups for years to come.
I trust Amanda with my health and cannot recommend her highly enough!
I was fortunate to have several sessions with Amanda, she was able to help and advise me to cope with anxiety which was causing disturbed sleep patterns.
With her understanding manner I found it easy to speak to her explaining my feelings. Amanda was able to suggest some very helpful nutrition advice. From this I was able to adjust my diet which in time helped me to understand how my body was effected and how to control my anxiety.
Talking with Amanda really helped me and I advise anyone with similar problems to do the same
I went to see Amanda last year because I was constantly tired and wanted to lose some weight.
Amanda gave me lots of different things to try and asked so many questions you could really tell she cared and wanted to help.
A year on from meeting with Amanda and I am still using some of the tips she told me to try and I wake up in the mornings feeling like I have so much more energy!
Thank you for your help!