I'm Ailsa, an online nutrition coach. I'm a health and fitness advocate who is passionate about food, exercise and wellbeing...I'm also a bit of a technology geek! I love all food, some of which is good for us and some which isn't so much. I love helping people achieve their goals and I'm a firm believer in self love and not being too hard on yourself. I don't think, I know that everyone can achieve their goals, all you need is a bit of grit (hence the name!).
My aim is to help those who need affordable guidance and advice when it comes to healthy eating, losing weight (with long lasting results!), achieving their fitness goals, and generally helping you be the healthiest and best version of you. This obviously comes hand in hand with the prevention of certain diseases ( including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and other conditions linked to obesity) and making you look and feel great.
We are sadly now living in a time where there is more misinformation about food than ever before, on top of all that, the 'correct' information (according to some media outlets and newspapers) seems to change everyday. How on earth are you supposed to keep up? I'm here to help you find the facts. Its really not complicated, we just need to take it back to the basics of healthy living based on information from the exeprts.
My professional background is actually in digital marketing, I worked in the music industry for nearly seven years and after that in a marketing agency managing website builds and overseeing digital strategy. Last year I decided I wanted to do something different, something worthwhile, and something that has a positive effect on others. Why did I choose a career change to online nutrition? Well, as I mentioned above, I love technology and have a lot of online experience. Why nutrition? I have a huge passion for food, health and fitness and also after falling victim to many fad diets myself for a very long time, I was quite simply fed up of the constant misinformation on healthy eating so I decided to educate myself on the facts and science provided by the experts. Now I want to share that information with you. I believe education is absolutely essential for a healthy diet and life.
What sets me apart from other health coaches and weight management organisations? I offer advice based on facts and on real, everyday food. Also (thanks to technology!) all consultations are done online via Skype or FaceTime, in the privacy of your own home, and most importantly at a time that suits you. In essence, I work around you. Which is perfect for those who have kids, a demanding career, a busy social life and for those who don't feel they have time. If you are looking for a quick fix, I'm not the coach for you. Weight loss and achieving fitness goals take time, patience and consistency. This will means that the results will last forever not just for a few months. Also, can you remember a time when you achieved something incredible without putting in the work? Me neither.
Just to be clear, I am not a Nutritionist or Dietitian. I do have an Advanced Diploma in Weight Management and Nutrition (this also includes pre-and post-natal nutrition, sport and exercise nutrition and childhood nutrition and obesity prevention), which is accredited and endorsed by the Association for Nutrition. I only ever offer advice based on guidelines provided by: NHS England, the World Health Organisation, Foods Standard Agency etc who's research is based on the latest scientific evidence.
If you are still reading this, well done, you made it through a lot of reading without falling asleep! Feel free to check out my blog or give me a call or email with any questions. If you're ready to make a change and ready to achieve your goals get in touch. I promise I don't bite but just in case you have any reservations, check out what my current clients have to say about me :)