Hello, I'm Kim - a qualified nutritionist (Dip ION, FdSc, BANT, CNHC) and weight loss specialist. Since graduating in 2008 I've worked with over 300 clients to help them lose weight (from a few pounds to over five stone), fit into the clothes they love and feel comfortable with their body.
My articles and advice regularly feature in national magazines, newspapers and peer reviewed journals. I present at medical and beauty conferences and have featured on national television, including working as ITV's weight loss expert on This Morning.
I'm passionate about helping my clients lose weight. I know what it feels like to have tried different diets and different types of exercise, never really sure whether they would work or if it was possible to achieve a body I was happy in. I know what it's like to have friends who are naturally slim – despite having terrible diets! And I know the frustration of eating foods you believe to be healthy, yet despair as you watch that number on the scale gradually creep up… I know because I have been there myself.
Contrary to popular belief, not all nutritionists are effortlessly slim, nor do they have an automatic dislike for ‘unhealthy' food! I love my food and it took me a long time to find my own healthy balance between maintaining a weight I'm happy at, enjoying my food and feeling in control of my eating habits.
I developed an interest in nutrition in my
late teens – noticing that my weight had gradually started to increase. As a
vegetarian I thought I was healthy, but in reality, my diet of grains, grains
and more grains was not only making me gradually gain weight, it also left me
low in energy and constantly craving sweet foods. The more magazine articles
and books I read, the more I became confused about what a healthy diet actually
was. I had already learnt a lot but there were big pieces of the puzzle
When I was 20 I moved to London and I was fortunate enough - given my lack of qualifications! - to get a job managing a small weight loss clinic. I loved working with the clients, supporting them on their weight loss programmes and seeing their health and happiness improve. Unfortunately, after just three months, the owner of the clinic decided to close the business for personal reasons. I was sad to lose my job but it made me realise that this was exactly what I wanted to do for my career... it was time to bite the bullet and go back to school!
My studies and experience
After doing work experience with an NHS
dietician and meeting with a nutritionist to figure out the difference between the
two, I decided the NHS dietician route wasn't for me and I preferred the
flexibility of being an independent nutritionist.
In 2005 I enrolled onto a three years degree course at London's renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition and threw myself into studying all aspects of human health and disease in relation to food and nutrition. I graduated in 2008.
Fast forward eight years and I am so grateful
for the opportunity I had to work at the weight loss clinic. It's led to a career I love and I'm so
passionate about the work I do.
There is nothing more fulfilling for me than helping my clients lose
weight and seeing the incredibly positive impacts it has on their lives. From
gaining confidence and making peace with their bodies, to seeing considerable
improvements in health conditions and energy levels. The power of good
nutrition, when tailored to individual needs, never ceases to amaze me.
I keep up to date with the latest
scientific research and thinking in the fields of nutrition and weight
management. I regularly attend conferences and read books and journals to
ensure the advice I am giving my clients is as sophisticated and effective as
I'm a full member of CNHC (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council) BANT (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and the Guild of Health Writers.
Working with me
The more I studied (and continue to study)
the more I realised that we are all so different. There's no one standard diet
formula that suits everyone. We all have differing nutritional needs, different
health concerns and different lifestyles. In my practice, I work with you as an individual,
creating solutions tailored to your own unique needs.
When you work with me I am committed to
getting you the results you desire. I'm here to support you, educate you and
keep you motivated until you reach your goal. I'll do what I can to make sure
you lose weight and have all of tools in place to maintain it long term.
If you have any questions you'd like to ask me, or if you'd like to book a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation to find out whether I can help you, please don't hesitate to contact me.