I came to see Karen because I knew my eating habits had become unhealthy, I was gaining weight, suffered from bloating, felt stressed, had sleep issues and was perimenopausal. I also did no exercise.
My favourite part of the programme was cooking new healthy desserts with my daughters and trying main meal recipes that were suitable for all the family. I also benefited from the encouragement to put exercise in place and met with new people.
I would recommend Karen for her knowledge and for the time she spends looking at her client’s needs. She’s be able to answer their questions and to enhance the quality of their lives with the help she gives. She helped me to establish better healthy eating habits and new exercise habits. I was able to lose weight, no longer feel bloated, my hormones are much more balanced and she has helped me to manage my stress better. I am truly thankful for all Karen’s support.
My biggest concern, before enlisting Karen’s help, was would I really get anything different out of the sessions that I hadn’t already come across and failed at before? I shouldn’t have worried as the sessions encouraged me to consider things I hadn’t thought of before and helped me to identify specific difficulties and put in place fail-safe plans.
My favourite part of the plan was accountability without judgment, I had always been so “all or nothing” before, but found that after a difficult week I was able to hit the reset button and move on positively.
I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to a friend and would tell them her methods include so much more than diet and exercise, that she gives you the tools to make progress and encourages you to aim for the future that you want in a variety of aspects of your life.
I have been working with Karen for 3 months now and I am delighted with the results. I contacted her because of frequent bowel movements caused by radiation damage due to cancer treatment. Over those 3 months my quality of life has improved and I’ve tried many different types of low/zero sugar food that are much better for my body, whilst being really tasty. However, because Karen believes in the 80/20 rule, I’m allowed the odd glass of wine and chocolate at weekends!
Karen has taken the time to understand my personal situation with home, work and hobbies and has made plenty of recommendations to improve my diet, sleep and wellbeing. She’s sent me links to medical documentaries, ideas for recipes (accepting that I’m no cook!) and nutrients and really gone the extra mile to help me. I know that I’ll never be 100% again, but my bowel movements are much lower, meaning that I can leave home more and lead a better life.
Karen is a lovely lady to work with and I look forward to our easy going meetings, which I’m continuing for a further 6 months.
Any regrets? Yes, wishing I hadn’t wasted time and money with two other nutritionists before contacting Karen.
My wife and I did this together and both of us are really pleased with our results, so much so we have signed up again
I lost just over a stone and 4 inches off my waist and 1 ½ of my neck which means that I no longer snore and I no longer get moaned at by my wife. My wife lost 7lbs and 4 inches off her waist so she can now fit back into her clothes and she feels a lot happier in herself.
Karen’s programme was easy to follow and she worked around our likes and dislikes, and we had every weekend off. We did have a drink, but swapped the wine for vodka and gin which reduced the calories. Sunday we still had a bottle of wine with our meal.
The food on the programme was varied and well thought out. We had many of our usual types of meals but with a few substitutes such as cauliflower rice for potatoes. At times I did feel quite hungry, but I have now got used to eating within an ‘eating window’ and it doesn’t seem hard any more. The benefits seem worth the sacrifice.
Couple late 50’s
Karen has helped me in many ways to see and plan a way forward. She has enabled me to understand and accept how stress has impacted my eating habits, sleep and overall wellbeing. By analysing my diet and the supplements I take, she has worked with me to optimise my eating and nutrient intake. The crucial point is that Karen started with where I’m at and has adjusted, tweaked and improved things rather than imposing a new dietary regime that I couldn’t manage. As a result of Karen’s expertise, I feel more in control, more organised and more energised, and my kids are eating more fruit and veg!
I have just had my cholesterol check again, 6 months after the last test and after changing my diet after your advice.
My previous reading was 6.7
My reading today is 5.5
No action/No medication required
I am really pleased with that. Thank you, so much for all your help
I have worked with Karen from August 2020 until April 2021, initially with weekly sessions and then monthly via Zoom. I was following an NHS supported diabetes prevention programme in 2020 and, though it was useful, I found that it was not sufficient for me and I wanted 1:1 support. Karen helped me to focus on my goals and she ensured that she had sufficient information about my diet, lifestyle and medical history to personalise her suggestions and advice. The regular sessions have helped me keep on track and she has introduced additional elements into my meals which are easy to incorporate and have high nutritional value. Karen’s knowledge and experience are extensive, and she is very willing to share tips, recipes and helpful dietary advice. Karen has been encouraging and supportive throughout and I have no doubt that her help has been invaluable in achieving my goals. I recommend Karen to anyone wanting excellent nutrition support provided in a friendly, approachable and totally professional manner.
I met Karen at a very low point beaten by long term conditions and approaching menopause. Karen really listened to me building up a history from childhood to date to advise a controlled approach to increasing supportive foods and eliminating problem ones.
Over a number of sessions I would say I have presented Karen with many challenges and she has researched these meticulously, offering detailed solutions.
My life in 9 months of working with Karen looks very different. I no longer have a bad relationship with food, my long term conditions have improved sufficiently for me to take a regular programme of exercise and I have lost a significant amount of weight. I now have excellent blood sugar and cholesterol results and have eliminated any diabetes risk.
In summation I have gained precious time and a improved life working with Karen and would highly recommend her services to those looking to make better health choices.
I visited Karen a few months ago, feeling tired; having many headaches and just generally feeling low. Karen helped me to get some blood test for general health testing along with some food allergy/intolerance tests. With the aid of the results and Karen’s patient understanding and knowledge, I was able to adjust my diet.
In just 6 weeks I have lost 10.5lbs in weight, feel more motivated and have hardly any headaches. Its almost too good to believe as I didn’t even think my headaches were related to my diet. I am truly thankful that I sort the advice from Karen who has proven to be the best professional help I could ever have wished for. I just wish I had taken the plunge earlier.
Her positivity and confidence in the benefit of healthy eating was contagious! Her knowledge in Nutritional Therapy, significant time spent immersed in the Asian culture and numerous qualifications in complimentary therapies made for a unique and encouraging perspective on how we can help ourselves to good health through good nutrition.
I don’t think we had ever spent so much time thinking about a ‘happy gut’! Karen really helped us realise the importance of an efficient digestive system to allow absorption of nutrients, rid the body of waste and positively impact the body for optimum health. The group work to look at specific foods, menus and food packaging was fun and useful but perhaps most significant for me was that Karen made us feel that we could easily implement some of the things we had talked about and see the positive effects relatively quickly.
Karen was involved in Powick School’s “well-being” week, where she provided an interactive display and led discussions with the children on how much sugar was in different popular drinks. The children then had to work out the amount in sugar cubes. Karen worked with class groups from Year 2 to 6, where the visual impact of the session had a great effect.
Karen worked with the children in the Reception Class over a four week period looking at different vegetables and fruits. The children worked in teams putting the vegetables and fruits they were familiar with into a colour chart and then taking home a chart to see which colours they ate throughout the week increasing both individuals and families’ awareness. The children completed the activities by making their own “healthy meal “ on a plate including carbohydrates, proteins and favourite fruit and vegetables.
Karen was a pleasure to work with and her sessions had an immediate impact.
Wow with Karen’s advice, guidance and food suggestions my husband and I changed our eating habits. The foods we now have in our diet are so tasty, they make our mouth water, they make our old foods extremely boring now! I am having more good days now than the ongoing poor and bad days I was previously experiencing. Thank you Karen.