About Jennifer

Hi, I’m Jennifer!

I support health-conscious women to transform their relationship with food to one that’s easy and confident, empowering them to reach and maintain their healthy body weight whilst enjoying real, nutritious, family-friendly foods.

Hi, I’m Jennifer!

I support health-conscious women to achieve and maintain the healthy body weight and great relationship with food they’ve been seeking; all done with ease while eating real, nutritious food.

My Approach

My biggest mission is championing a kinder, non-punitive approach to weight loss and eating disorders; supporting women take back their power in their relationship with food and their body. I’m honoured to support women reach and maintain their healthy body weight and develop a great relationship with food; all done with ease while eating real, nutritious, delicious foods. My approach means:

  • No more starvation
  • No more crippling food cravings
  • No more inner battles, laced with shame and guilt with every mouthful of food
  • No more eating different foods from the rest of the family
  • No more expensive ready meals or ingredients
  • No more eliminated food groups
  • No more diet pills
  • No more fluid only diets
  • No more meal replacement plans
  • No more sabotaging by food pushers

Instead, you’re eating and drinking from a place of enjoyment, creativity and simplicity; not a place of lack and deprivation like so many current dietary trends. Whatever your weight loss story to date, no matter how many times you’ve lost weight and regained it, my holistic approach can support you to succeed once and for all.

Meeting you where you are but don’t leave you where I find you

Why do I take a different approach?

 

Simple, I want you to achieve and maintain the healthy body weight and relationship with food you’re looking for where you enjoy eating real, delicious foods.  Shifting your perspective on how you view and feel about food that allows you to develop a helpful relationship with food that sets you free of the chains of shame and guilt.

Living the good life, feeling free and undistracted to live the fabulous, fulfilled life you deserve.

It distresses me to see women like you try so hard and spend sooooo much money, get really down on yourself and at the end of your rope because you’ve followed one diet after another and still haven’t achieved your health goals or the relationship with food and yourself you’re looking for.

Did you know that in the UK we’ve been following the eat less  move more approach to weight loss for nearly 200 years; yes you read that right, 200 years.  Maybe it’s time to consider that this approach alone just doesn’t work; more of us are now more overweight than ever.

So I’m pioneering another way forward that can offer you a much higher success rate from a place of enjoyment and peace.

In supporting my own patients and observing friends, colleagues and family over the decades I’ve found that the eat less, move more approach is extremely difficult for most people to follow in the long term.  That’s why the majority of people who lose weight regain it all and often a little more.  The reasons around being overweight and obese are extremely complex and too long to go into here.  However, for those interested, you can find out more information about the Foresight Obesity System Map here

Yes it is that complicated!

I believe there’s a missing piece of the weight loss jigsaw that, when addressed, makes weight loss much easier……..

I’ve observed a vital similarity in most of women who find it difficult to achieve the weight loss results they want…….  From childhood most of us have been unintentionally conditioned to have an emotional connection with food; feel mad, bad, glad or sad we’re offered some food and drink to go along with that to help us feel better.  Think about it, children are often told that “if you’re a good boy or girl you can have chocolate / sweets”; “you can only get out to play when you clear your plate”; when they fall over and hurt themselves they are given a lollipop or chocolate to feel better; and……..Sounding familiar? So these lifelong, conditioned emotional connections to food, that have their roots in childhood, are really difficult to shake off.  Well that’s unless you adopt a different approach, by learning a simple, yet highly effective tool that can  reduce and eliminate all of those cravings and emotional drivers around what and how much you eat and drink.

Why do I do what I do?

Well, this story starts with a big bang, well a big bump to be exact!  I trained to be a dietitian after my own health scare that came about after a horrific car crash in autumn of 2001; at 60 MPH someone on the opposite carriageway decided to overtake the car in front of them and forgot to pay attention to oncoming traffic which caused a head-on collision that I thank my lucky stars I survived; yes ouch!!!  In the months after I was in a lot of pain, couldn’t sleep and on lots of medication as a result of this car crash.  This combination of poor appetite, medication and distress brought about significant weight loss and IBS.

During this time I was lucky enough to have the support of 3 wonderful women (Osteopath, Behavioural Psychotherapist and Health Kinesiologist) who helped me overcome the physical and emotional pain that restored my appetite and returned me to better health and work.

This was the first time in my life I reflected on and considered food as medicine. Boy did that Hippocrates know his stuff back in day when he said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Prior to this car crash I would’ve classed myself as a comfort / emotional eater; like so many, usually turning to cake, biscuits and chocolate in times of distress.  Not any more, I have a different coping technique that’s more helpful to my waistline and health.

So back to that big bang! As you might expect after a head on collision at high speed, I experienced PTSD.  To overcome this I was initially referred to and attended 6 counselling sessions where I received CBT.  Unfortunately that made no difference to the flashbacks, nightmares and difficulty getting into a car.

Thankfully I count myself really lucky that there was a pioneering NHS employed behavioural psychotherapist who had recently introduced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) into her tool kit.  When I began treatment she quickly got to work using EFT and after only a few session the nightmares and flashbacks stopped.  This strange, yet simple tool almost miraculously allowed me the emotional freedom to, at last, get some sleep, eat more normally and return to driving.  It was truly miraculous and life changing.

Since then I’ve used EFT almost daily to help me manage and overcome all sorts of stressful and upsetting memories, people and situations.

So back to helping you lose weight and keep it off…… 

As a Registered Dietitian specialising in weight management I always had the necessary people skills that allowed my patients to feel comfortable enough to tell their weight loss story.   Although I was able to support them to increase their motivation and make dietary and lifestyle changes that brought about weight loss, alas some of them got stuck for all the reasons I mentioned earlier.  I started to scratch my head and wonder how I could better support these fabulous people achieve the long-term results their significant efforts deserved.

Around that time Tina Craig (daughter of the founder of EFT, Gary Craig) developed a certified programme for health professionals in Gold Standard EFT.  This programme suited me to a ‘T’ and decided this was just the solution that would allow me to support my clients with outstandingly simple tools that would allow them to, once and for all, reach and maintain their healthy body weight.  The course content was of a very high standard with a rigorous competency testing programme in achieving certification.  This rigour placed me firmly in my comfort zone as the standards expected of me for this qualification closely matched the professional standards expected of me as a HCPC Registered Dietitian.

So once qualified as an Advanced Certified Practitioner in Gold Standard EFT I went straight to work offering EFT to clients so they could now achieve their health goals with ease.

It’s this combination that can support you form a healthy new relationship with food and your body that improves your energy, vitality and long-term health.

Don’t Wait Any Longer.

Start Eating With Confidence Today!

5 + 8 =

Enter your details to grab my FREE awesome freebie #2

To edit this opt-in text/box, refer to the Initial Set Up Instructions Page

Success! Check your inbox!

Enter your details to grab my FREE awesome freebie #3

To edit this opt-in text/box, refer to the Initial Set Up Instructions Page

Success! Check your inbox!

Pin It on Pinterest