What is YOUtrition and why am I different? What do I know that other “diet clubs” don’t (well, I am not a diet club for a start). Am I another fad foodie offering an unsustainable diet plan with weird lotions/potions/gels or spells to guarantee a slim you forever? No, I am not. So, let me tell you what I am, who I am and why I am different.
At the age of 53 years (young), and after 27 years of seemingly hopeless addictions at times to both alcohol and drugs, I am now easily and happily sober. I tried all the interventions out there along with a fair few quacks, none of which had any impact. At the time, I didn’t understand why but now I do and that knowledge is the difference that I, as YOUtrition, bring to my clients.
Let me explain. For the 15 years I was desperate to be clean after my son was born I searched high and low for an answer. An external answer to an internal problem. A cheap sticking plaster if you like. One which didn’t fit properly, that didn’t allow the wounds underneath to heal and so I stayed drunk. I made the fundamental mistake of relying on a book, class or person to have the secret to my alcohol free life. To tell me what to do. But I knew what to do, I needed to stop drinking, I just couldn’t. So of course nothing worked for me. Plenty of people told me what I already knew, but not one had any impact. I thought I was destined to live and die an alcoholic. And then something, or rather someone, did work. And that someone was me. I found that the only way forward for me was to think differently about what alcohol gave me (or rather took away) and by the simple change of thinking differently I was able to make different choices. Alcohol free ones.
Then there was all the interventions. Excellent in theory, except that they seemed to have a “one size fits all” policy (much like a diet plan), which was perfectly understandable as, again like a diet plan, they deal with large numbers of people, not the individual. However, even the individual therapists I saw had an accepted view of treatment for addiction and recovery. Sadly though, not many of us fit that one size. Believe me I tried. Time and time again. But I struggled to fit myself into the constricting guidelines which didn’t resonate with me and so, also time and time again, I slipped and fell off a wagon that had no seat for me in the first place.
Does that sound to you like some of your food struggles? Do you find that the weight loss recipes and diet rules just don’t work for you? That clubs telling you what to do, when frankly you already know, just don’t “click”? Do you then find because they didn’t click that the reliance on willpower and perceived deprivation and restriction becomes depressing and unsustainable? If you experience any of those thoughts and feelings, you haven’t found the right fit for you. You haven’t found your click.
My passion is to find YOUR right fit (your click)! What works for you and why. I provide simple, tasty, health giving and stress free recipes that you and your family will love and work to put food back in its rightful place in your life. A place of physical and emotional nourishment and a time of bonding for you and your family. But more importantly, I focus on your thoughts as to the “why’s” of your eating habits and choices and it is understanding the why’s which is your food struggle game changer. Change your why’s and everything becomes easy. I know this because I live this!
I want my life, after so many years of struggle to be simple and I keep your life simple too. If you find your favourite family meals are unhealthy, I simply swap out ingredients for a healthier version. Planning and prepping a chaotic nightmare? I soothe your bad dreams away and replace them with strategies that work. Struggling to fit healthy eating in around your work/life commitments? I always find a way that works. A way that you tell me works because you can stick with it.
I challenge your often long held thoughts and belief’s around your food choices and eating habits. I know that so many of these come from childhood, where often we were rewarded with foods, or maybe chastised if we don’t eat everything on our plates or suffered some emotional upheaval that we haven’t had the skills to cope with and overate instead. I put these firmly in the past. Together we laugh at your food monsters, turn them on their heads, pack them up, drop them in a bucket and then chuck them down the drain.
YOUtrition’s method works! I know what worked for me and I know by helping you think differently about food and its place in your life, that I can make it work for you. You are my passion. Everyone deserves the chance that I so thankfully found for myself.
I put you, your weight and health first until you are able to. Until you have learned the habits and healthy food choices and skills that will stand you in good stead for life. Once you have those firmly in place, you pick up the baton and the wellness and dress size you desire really does become a long term reality and not just a summertime fling. A fling that once the the love affair with your new size and restrictive diet ends, finds you slinking back to the eating habits and food thoughts that bought you to me in the first place.
I work with small groups and 1-2-1’s, so contact me to see what I can do for you!