I was recommended Nourish For Life, to improve my immune health and general nutrition. Lisa has been very supportive, and encouraging in offering practical advice, and working with the foods that I like, to come up with a balanced diet plan ( I can be quite picky ).
I started off with a 1-hour consultation with Lisa, and I explained my good and bad habits, and the reasons why I felt I needed a change. Lisa listened supportively, and got stuck into finding meals and recipes that I liked and suggesting specific supplements that would help me. I had been attending a weekly weight loss group in my community which I successfully lost 1 stone, however I felt that it didn’t concentrate on eating the right foods. I decided to drop this, and change the monthly 1 hour appointments to 15 mins’ phone conversation with Lisa once a week.
The 15 minute sessions are very focused, we choose 1 or 2 small goals a week. I find that this works well for me to keep me accountable. Half of my problem is procrastination and lack of organization, and also impromptu lunches or dinners with friends. Lisa has helped me choose some healthy options from the cafes and restaurants nearby. She encouraged me to make sure I have 3 vege in every meal. While this stuff seems obvious, I feel that I was holding myself back, as I had a belief for a long time that I could never bring in my own lunch, prefering to eat out. She challenged my assumptions, that I could not be organized and encouraged me pre-prepare meals for lunch and dinner. If I was going out for a night out, she challenged me to think ahead and prepare my meal, not to fall back to an easy meal of pizza or some ready-made meals for convenience.
Overall I find that Lisa’s supportive, and warm demeanor and her love for what she does, really helps me to stay on track. My goal to better nutrition is emotional as well as practical, and feel that Nourish For Life has been great a help me to make incremental changes to my overall health.