Lisa offers a variety of services and has a wide range of experience. Lisa has helped many clients implement dietary changes that have managed or eliminated symptoms of their conditions and improved their health.
Lisa specialises in helping clients lose weight long term through her unique skills which she has gained through her extensive experience of working in Specialist Weight Management clinics and her training in helping people change (behaviour change).
Most people have an idea about nutrition and healthy eating but they struggle with putting it into place and keeping it up. Lisa has helped many clients set up healthy eating habits and improve their diet, lifestyle and health with effective but simple advice and with a supportive, non-judgemental and friendly approach.
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IBS is the term used to describe a variety of gut symptoms. Symptoms vary, but include constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, wind and bloating. Many IBS symptoms can be improved by making small changes to your diet or eating pattern. Lisa has many years' experience in helping individuals improve their symptoms through altering diet whilst ensuring their diet is nutritionally balanced.
Lisa is a FODMAP trained dietitian; having successfully completed her training at Kings College London. Recent studies have shown the diet to be highly effective in treating IBS related symptoms. These studies were carried using a trained dietitian-led approach to the FODMAP diet under clinical circumstances.
FODMAPS are an acronym* for a group of sugars and fibres that are poorly absorbed by our digestive tracts. In people with IBS FODMAPS can trigger symptoms such as; bloating, wind, abdominal pain and an altered bowel habit. To help improve symptoms the low FODMAP diet restricts these for a short period before re-introducing them in a step by step manner in an attempt to gauge which FODMAPS are less likely to trigger symptoms. In a recent study 76% of patients that saw a FODMAP-trained dietitian reported an improvement in their symptoms after being on the diet.
The low FODMAP diet can initially seem quite a complex diet but with the support of a FODMAP trained dietitian the diet can be easily explained and implemented. Following a FODMAP diet on your own is not generally recommended as FODMAP information on the internet can be inaccurate and outdated. It is also not first line treatment; other easier treatments can be effective before trying the FODMAP diet. Therefore, it is important to follow this diet under a Registered Dietitian who can also ensure you are receiving current information and that your diet is not compromised. Current IBS guidelines (NICE, 2015) state that this advice should be given by a healthcare professional with expertise in dietary management.
Lisa can assess your individual symptoms and determine whether this dietary approach is right for you.
*FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable, Oligsaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols
Balancing your diet when you are diagnosed with diabetes can be challenging. It doesn't mean denying yourself foods you like. You can still enjoy a wide variety of foods and manage your diabetes with the correct information. Lisa can offer scientific information, advice and support to help you feel in control of your diabetes and feel healthy.
There are many ways that food can affect how we feel. How we feel can also affect the foods we choose to eat. Lisa can provide information and advice on which foods can help, foods that may cause problems, along with help in understanding why and how to change your diet or eating pattern for the better to help improve your mood and to feel better in yourself.
PCOS is a relatively common condition which affects how a woman's ovaries work. Body weight and symptoms can be improved with healthy eating and physical activity. Lisa can provide dietary information and support to help manage PCOS and to help control symptoms.
When following a vegetarian diet it is important to ensure that your body gets all the nutrients it requires in order to be healthy and to reduce any potential nutritional deficiencies. Well planned vegetarian diets have been shown to have long term health benefits, however, it can be difficult to plan and put into place; Lisa can offer guidance to ensure that you diet is nutritionally complete and balanced and so that you can enjoy the benefits of being a vegetarian.
Mindful eating has been shown in scientific studies to have many benefits such as establishing healthy habits, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing emotional eating. It helps to build a better relationship with food, eating and your body long term. Along with mindfulness, it is effective at promoting personal wellbeing.
Bones change through different stages of life and in response to our lifestyle. Nutrition and exercise are important to build strong bones; Lisa provides guidance on the correct nutrition, diet and lifestyle options to optimise bone health and reduce long term conditions such as osteoporosis.
During menopause the range of symptoms will differ between women such as hot flushes, night sweats, irritability and poor concentration. Physical changes may also happen such as weight gain, changes in cholesterol and blood pressure.
Lisa will look at your diet and provide scientific diet and lifestyle advice to help manage the symptoms of menopause.
Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for diabetes (raised blood sugar or glucose), high blood pressure and obesity. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke. You can prevent or reverse metabolic syndrome by making diet and lifestyle changes, however, it can be very overwhelming knowing where to start making changes.
Lisa has many years' experience of helping clients manage and control their multiple medical conditions.
Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise can help lower cholesterol in your blood. However, understanding which foods directly affect your blood cholesterol has been a source of confusion in recent years.
Lisa can help clarify the conflicting messages and provide correct up to date scientific information to improve cholesterol levels and reduce chances of developing high cholesterol levels.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is very common. If left untreated it can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can significantly improve your overall treatment.
Lisa can help prioritise the most important changes that will impact on reducing blood pressure and offer guidance to include these in your lifestyle.