“Listen to me, your body is not a temple.

Temples can be destroyed and desecrated.

Your body is a forest – thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood.

You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.”

-Beau Taplin

About

Have you given up on ever feeling comfortable in your own body?

Maybe you’ve enthusiastically tried diet after diet and ended up feeling deprived, frustrated and weighing even more after all your best efforts failed?

Are you sick and tired of being bombarded by all the confusing weight loss tips out there?

Have you reluctantly made peace with the “fact” that you will always be overweight?

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, right?

I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE I STRUGGLE TOO.  IN FACT, I SUSPECT I MIGHT BE THE REAL LIFE COOKIE MONSTER.

My own ongoing weight loss journey – no, roller coaster ride – has led me to study nutrition and health coaching at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school.  I wanted to know the secrets and formulas to weight loss and health and help other women lose weight too.  I wanted real answers from credible health experts, not another “Ten easy ways you can melt your unsightly muffintop” article in a magazine filled with Photoshopped anorexic models.  I already know the ten “easy” ways and they don’t work for me.  My food cravings are real; I can’t just will them away.  And I’m sick of all the body-shaming; where does this negative self-talk come from anyway?  Do you feel the same?

Let me share with you what I’ve learned so far.  Like unicorns, there is no such thing as a weight loss secret.  That new miracle diet that made your friend look like a skinny model might not do the same for you; you can stop being jealous now, she is probably craving the biggest cheeseburger in the world.  All those expensive diet pills being sold on dodgy websites will not make you love your body.  My dear, there is no quick fix.

The truth is also that weight loss is not just about food or exercise.  Surprised?  Me too.  I’ve learned that losing weight is not only about what you eat, but what’s eating you: what is keeping you from getting quality sleep, why are you so stressed, why is your metabolism out of whack and what happened that made you hate your beautiful body so much?

I AM HERE TO LISTEN.

You are unique, and so is your body.  This is why that diet works for your friend but not for you.  Your bodies are different, inside and out.  You might feel sluggish and bloated after eating that whole wheat sandwich at the coffee shop, but your friend who ate the exact same sandwich, might feel energized afterwards.  One person’s food is another person’s poison.  Your body knows perfectly well how to heal itself – it is in our nature – you just need to figure out what your body needs to do the healing.

As your Health Coach I will help you to make sense of all the weight loss and nutrition information out there.  I will help you to figure out what your food cravings mean.  Together we will create a completely personalised roadmap to health that suits your unique body, personality, preferences and goals.  I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected.  As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole, and I will help you to set in motion sustainable habits that will truly nourish your body and soul.

My approach is not to focus on calories, or even to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods.  We’ve been there, we’ve got the t-shirts.  Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.  Together we will work, step by step, to reach your health goals.  You will develop a deeper and loving understanding of your body and the food and lifestyle choices that nourish you.

Free Session

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6 Month Programme

The “Love Your Body” Health Coaching Programme

This is a fantastic Health Coaching Programme for women who have struggled with their weight for about as long as they can remember.

Are you fed up trying out all the quick fix diets, the diet pills, the injections and the meal replacement shakes out there?

Would you describe yourself as a yo-yo dieter?

Do you struggle to lose weight despite all your efforts and determination?

Are you disheartened by the woman staring back at you in the mirror?

During this intensive programme we will work together, step by step, to find a way to establish balance in your life.  Together we will create a lifestyle that nourishes you physically and emotionally so that weight loss becomes a result, and not just a goal.

As your personal Health Coach I am with you every step of the way, encouraging you, supporting you and holding you accountable to your commitments.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • Twelve 60 minute one-on-one sessions, one every two weeks, for six months.  The sessions can be conducted via Skype, or in person.
  • Pantry makeover
  • Cooking instructions and tips
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Exercise instructions
  • Self-care techniques
  • Easy recipes specially selected for you
  • Unlimited email support between sessions
  • FREE access to my TLC For Your Tummy© Fermentation Workshop

INVESTMENT

  • $750 up front (SAVE $150)
  • OR 6 monthly installments of $150.

 

3 Month Programme

The “Spring Clean Your Life” Health Coaching Programme

This no-nonsense Health Coaching Programme is ideal for the health-savvy woman who seeks to refine her daily healthy habits.

Do you struggle to lose those last few pounds?

Do you experience frequent cravings for sugar and caffeine?

Are you keen on trying new foods and recipes?

Do you want to get rid of the habits that no longer nourish you physically and emotionally?

 

As your personal Health Coach I will guide and support you in reaching your goals, encouraging you and holding you accountable to your commitments.

 

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • Six 60 minute one-on-one sessions, one every two weeks, for three months.  The sessions can be conducted via Skype, or in person.
  • Guidelines for a detox
  • Pantry makeover
  • Cooking instructions and tips
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Exercise instructions
  • Self-care techniques
  • Easy recipes specially selected for you
  • Unlimited email support between sessions

 

INVESTMENT

  • $375 upfront (SAVE $75)
  • OR 3 monthly installments of $150.

TLC For Your Tummy©

The Fermentation Workshop

In this workshop I will teach you how to make your own Kombucha, Milk Kefir and Milk Kefir “Cheese”, Coconut Milk Yoghurt and fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut.

What are the benefits of including these probiotic-rich foods in your diet?

  • Improved digestion
  • Eliminate bloating and constipation
  • Boost nutrient absorption
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Help relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression

This workshop can be presented to individuals in the comfort of their own kitchens, for a group of attendees, and also for Skype clients.

SKYPE CLIENTS

We will have a virtual 60 minute one-on-one workshop, via Skype, where I will explain to you the principles of fermentation, how to start on your fermentation journey and where to find the cultures needed for fermentation.  Instructions will be emailed to you.

Investment for Skype Clients: $75

Kombucha SCOBYs and Milk Kefir grains can be shipped to South African clients.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP CLIENTS

This workshop is only available in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Included in the cost for this workshop is your TLC For Your Tummy© Fermentation Starter Kit which consists of the following:

  • Kombucha SCOBY (culture) with starter liquid and green tea
  • Milk Kefir grains (culture) and fresh milk
  • Preservative free coconut for making your own coconut milk
  • Sea Salt (no iodine) for fermenting vegetables
  • Fresh vegetables for your first fermented vegetables batch
  • Glass jars for fermentation
  • Instructions

Please contact me for price and bookings.

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