What I have learnt over the years of being a nutritionist, is that people just want to be listened to and understood so that they can start re-evaluating their diet/lifestyle to where they are now. Not from where statistics or a text book says you should be.
Anybody can be told what to do, follow instructions and see results. What happens when you are left to your own devices? The better approach is to keep your autonomy and learn how to eat better, how to get it to fit your life/lifestyle, so that your new knowledge can last a lifetime.
I am a accredited Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition with a BA (Hons) Health Studies and a BSc (Hons) Nutrition.
I have an autoimmune disease, Crohn's disease, and know first hand about gut issues and restrictive diets. Crohn's disease is something I will have to live with for the rest of my life but it is not a death sentence nor will I be defined by it.
I have recently started a person centred counselling course. I have completed one year and have 3 more years to go, but I find it really helps me to understand and talk to my clients with empathy.
I look at nutrition from a scientific perspective, meaning not only lifestyle changes but behavioural change.
What people say
I am a mature lady who had a weight problem, but with Melanie's help and advice I am slowly becoming a mature lady without a weight problem.
Thank you Melanie for all your help and advice. The nutritional analysis helps me stay on track with my vitamins and minerals.
I went along to my session not knowing quite what to expect but Melanie immediately put me at ease. Her knowledge and sense around food and nutrition has helped me change how I eat for the better. I feel healthier more energised and have a healthy eating plan that is easy to stick to and fits our busy family life. Thank you Melanie!