Do you love healthy food but don't have the time or energy to get it onto a plate at the end of a long day?
Are you fed up with having the same 10 meals on constant rotation?
Do meal planning and batch cooking sound like GREAT ideas, but the reality is you're just too busy and tired to fit them in?
As a business owner, mum of a toddler (and another on the way), and former million-mile-an-hour corporate woman, I get it. Life. Is. BUSY. Finding time to think let alone get creative in the kitchen can feel like climbing a mountain, three times over. No thanks!
But the thing is, if you want to get your energy levels back up, stop 'winging it' in the kitchen, start enjoying cooking again, and finally be that shining example for your kids (and yourself) to look up to, you’ve got to start somewhere, right?
Now imagine having a personalised plan that showed you how to:
- Cook simple, nutritious meals that don’t break the bank and taste deeeelicious
- Get out of your recipe rut and feel inspired by food again
- Find an extra 12 hours in the day (just kidding, sorry)… Should read: Save time, money and stress by planning your meals ahead of time (no more “what are we having for dinner?!” moments, throwing away food that could crawl itself to the bin or grabbing a take away because, well it’s there)
- Reduce or eliminate your cravings (it’s time to get back in control lady)
- Lose that excess weight
- Uncover any food intolerances you suspect you might have, but aren't really sure about
- All whilst enjoying the foods you love
Whilst it may sound too good to be true, I see women do this every single day. In fact it’s exactly what my Eating Your Way to Health programme could do for you too.
Back to basics
When my son was 3 months old I decided to become a health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have always loved food and knew maternity leave was my one shot at leaving my corporate job and turning my passion into my career.
Whilst it was tough with a new born (understatement!), I was in heaven. I was finally learning about food in a way I'd only dreamt of. But if I'm honest, I also wondered how on earth I was going to learn the 100 different dietary theories they taught us. Slightly overwhelmed? Um, YES!
Each of the experts who taught us provided scientific evidence as to why their approach was the right one. So to say I was confused about what to go ahead and teach my clients was an understatement (so yes I totally understand your confusion when one tv show says no-one should eat gluten, ever (because it's the devil don't you know), and another says it's absolutely fine as long as you don't have an intolerance to it)!
However, there was one common thread to all of the theories I was taught. They ALL had real food at their core. Whole foods. Food as nature intended it to be. Unprocessed, simple, ingredient-list-free food. So that became my focus. And that’s where the real learning began.
By going back to basics and making simple meals made from whole food ingredients, I found the process of cooking less stressful, gained more energy because of the food choices I was making, and felt proud of these beautiful meals I was making, confident I was setting the best example I could for my son.
I should probably point out at this stage that I'm far from being a chef. Yes I enjoy cooking. Well actually I love it. But I’m pants at making sauces, I usually follow a recipe (even if I’ve made it a million times before) and yes, sometimes we have beans on toast for dinner.
But that’s not what’s helped me, or held me back, from feeling the best I’ve ever felt.
It’s the small steps approach I’ve taken, which is at the core of my Eating Your Way to Health programme.
Why is this programme different?
Eating Your Way to Health is different because you are. And as Certified Nutrition & Health Coach, mum, business woman, trained yoga teacher (who doesn’t teach yoga – long story) and self-confessed perfectionist (you too?), I get it.
I get that you're an intelligent woman and know (on the most part) what is and isn't healthy. I get that you know getting your meal plan in order would help no end. But I also get that actually doing these things whilst juggling a to-do list the length of your arm is bloody hard.
Which is exactly why this programme isn't just about teaching you how to be the healthy-eating-ninja-warrior you want to be.
It's also about making sure you have:
- Personal support and accountability every step of the way
- Non-judgemental, friendly (yet honest) advice to guide you towards your goals
- Inspiration and motivation to get your ‘cooking mojo’ back (don’t worry if you never had one, believe me, it’s in there somewhere)
- Practical tips and easy recipes to make a healthy, whole foods diet work within your busy set up
- My availability on email, text, facebook (whatever), between our weekly sessions for when you have a wobble (because you will, it happens to all of us)
Whilst my approach is about getting back to basics and eating real food, it’s also about progressing from where you are, today.
Want to get all paleo pancakes and kale smoothies? No problem. If your weak points are more around diet coke and bacon butties, cool beans. There is zero judgement here.
No one programme I offer is the same, because you are unique and different to everyone else I’ve ever worked with.
And if you start your programme one week earlier or later, it may look different still, because your life changes from week to week, and we’ll be working together in real time.
Hosting a dinner party this week? We’ll get the menu outlined, including an awesome sugar-free dessert that'll have your guests raving (I’m pretty famous for my healthy sweet treats). Off on holiday? We’ll talk about how to eat healthily when out of the house and have wine on tap! Kids going back to school and stuck for lunch box ideas? No problem, we’ll get that nailed too.
Is this programme right for you?
Before you press your worry button and start panicking about how great this all sounds but that it’s way too much to take on (I mean hello, you have no time as it is, right?), let’s get a few things straight.
You do NOT have to turn your life upside down and change everything about how you approach food to take part in this programme. You do NOT have to cook complicated or fancy meals that will have you slaving over a stove for hours. In fact you don’t even have to like cooking! You do NOT have to conjure up 12 more hours in your day to fit it all in (I will help you find more time though, it’s what I do). And you do NOT have to spend a small fortune on foods you’ve never heard of.
This is a SMALL STEPS programme, which means you do it one step at a time, at a pace that works for you.
You can be a meat-eater, vegetarian, vegan or anything in-between.
You might be a stay at home mum, someone who works full time, an entrepreneur or all of the above.
And yes I drink organic, swiss-water-processed decaf coffee, love kefir and sauerkraut, and you’ll find plenty of carrot cookies and sweet potato brownies on my Pinterest page. But I also have a slight love affair with snickers ice creams and can never say no to carrot cake. I just can't.
My point is, whatever your background and wherever you are on your journey, it’s all good. Whatever your gig is I'll meet you where you're at and together we'll make small steps forward to help you create the health and life you want for yourself.
And you know what? Healthy eating is as much as about filling yourself with nutrient-dense food as it is about enjoying life and indulging yourself every now and again (so yes, chocolate and wine are absolutely allowed in your meal plan!)
Want to talk?
If what you’ve just read feels like a good fit, I’d love to talk to you in more detail.
The easiest way to reach out is by requesting your free discovery session (my fancy name for a quick chat), and we’ll talk about whether Eating Your Way to Health is the right programme for you.
p.s. In case it still feels too good to be true, this is what some of my clients have to say about working with me: