It is easy to lose weight but hard part is to keep it off! I am 58 years old and during the last 20 years have struggled with my diet and my dress sizes yoyo. I found it just easier to buy bigger clothes and easy to cook ready meals or take-aways - for a while that was ok. My cholesterol sky-rocketed, my tummy bloated and since the menopause kicked in everything became chaotic: the mood swings, night sweats, metabolic rate crashed and then my body decided to move south! I felt invisible and completely out of control of my emotions and my eating – food seemed to control me. I would eat the fridge when under any kind of stress.
I knew I was comfort eating and let my thoughts dictate my eating and decided what I need was to change my lifestyle and my thinking. I wanted to learn more about nutrition too. I didn’t really know where to go for this support and advice. For a while I had a personal trainer and he advised me that being fit is 80% food and 20% fitness. He advised me to consider getting my eating under control and introduced me to Vee. Vee helps me understand how to control my diet – her expertise as a life change coach and nutritionist really works for me. It hasn’t been easy an easy journey and looking at your emotions and where they come from is at times uncomfortable, you need that right person - someone you can trust and feel safe with to share those issues – however big or small they are. Vee showed me how to change my thoughts or just accept them rather than turn to the fridge or chocolate!
There are the odd glitches but she has helped me to understand where my thoughts come from and to change those to more positive thoughts and outcomes. She is encouraging me to get to my target weight and I have lost some weight and can’t wait to get to my spin class now – my knees don’t touch my tummy anymore! I enjoy food and I am changing my habits too, I make more nutritious and healthy meals. I am learning to put myself first and be less of a people pleaser. I cope with life’s pitfalls more easily and I know for sure that if I didn’t have Vee (my guiding star) in my life I would be at least a stone heavier and my wardrobe would be full of more extra-large sized clothes. I have gained so much more than losing weight – my confidence and inner strength and most importantly I feel lighter in the mind, soul and body. I wish I knew her 20 years ago!
Jayne Featherstone, Laleham
I went on Vee’s nutritional programme and this has been a huge eye opener and a great transformation journey all together.
I learnt so much throughout the programme about food, health, good and bad habits and about myself as well!
Not only did I lose weight but the learnings I got are learnings for life making my weight loss and healthy eating journey truly sustainable.
I am hugely excited about this journey and would recommend this programme to anyone wanting to learn about healthy eating, sustainable weight loss and food in general!
Penelope Bellegarde, London
"I didn’t think my diet habits were that bad but after my first session with Vee I realised they weren’t that good. Vee put me on the right track with advice on nutrition and supplements that I could take to make me feel better internally and look better externally. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I started to feel better following the advice Vee gave me and my friends have commented on changes they can see in me. Its never easy to change the way you eat but seeing the benefits so quickly does motivate you to carry on in order to improve your overall well being. I would recommend Vee to anyone. "
Paula, Walton on Thames
I've enjoyed working with Vee immensely! Always offering insightful advice, Vee has a very friendly and approachable way of working. Vee helped me pinpoint exactly what was and wasn't working for me specifically, helping me shift weight I hadn't managed to by myself over many years. Using Vee's advice, I've also cleaned up my cooking, my cupboard, and my eating habits and feel healthier and more energised! I'm very grateful to all the support Vee has given me and would recommend her to anyone!
Lilian, Walton on Thames
"I have had the pleasure of working with Vee on my weight loss and general well being journey and I have found her mentoring invaluable. Friendly, always encouraging and never critical, even on my down days she would give me the right advice and inspire me to not give up and stick to the plan. With every single issue I personally had, she would come back to me with tips and suggestions on how to tackle it. She truly cares about her clients and obviously loves what she does. I would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone looking to not just lose weight, but also wanting to improve their overall well being, have more energy in their everyday life and have the confidence and positive attitude to deal with other areas in their life."
Mando P, Weybridge, Surrey
I took part in Vee's New Year detox and four week follow on programme and have felt the benefits of more energy, smoother and more radiant looking skin and a slimmer body. Her recipes are delicious as well as healthy and the portion sizes are ample. As a result of this, I have also become a better and much wiser cook. One of the most precious things I have learned is how to balance blood sugar levels. Indeed, the sugar and caffeine roller coaster, which so many of us can slip onto, plays havoc with our wellbeing. As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist passionate about mental health, I can see what a positive impact blood sugar balance can have not only on the body but also on mood and mental wellbeing. I would be happy to recommend Vee to anyone looking for a healthier way of living.
Ali Graves, Walton on Thames
"I have just completed a eight week health and weight loss program with Vee Vital. My main goal was to lose a little weight that had been building up over the past year. I'd tried many fad diets but just found them unsustainable. I had bought many books but really didn't know where to start. From day one of the course I had a clear eating plan and felt very enthused to give it a go. I was amazed that I was actually eating more and didn't feel like I was being deprived as I had on previous attempts. What I didn't appreciate is how much better I would feel in my self, definitely less tired and depressed.
The weekly group sessions are great for comparing goals and realising that many of us have the same obstacles in life. We also covered many topics including a very interesting talk from an image consultant. I found Vee to be knowledgeable and professional. She is quick to respond if you have any queries during the week and is very motivating in a friendly manner. I lost the weight I wanted, with many people commenting on how well I looked. It has also changed the way I feed my family, all for the better."
Tracy J, Surrey
"Before the course, I found the whole topic of nutrition overwhelming to say the least. This course broke it down into several, manageable and relevant chunks, to allow me to make better choices in my life. I cannot tell you how much of a positive influence it’s had on me! A few weeks ago I was eating badly and not noticing how my body reacted to things. Now I can really notice when I’ve eaten something that my body doesn’t like. This is allowing me to recognise what’s good and bad in order to make better choices in my life. Not being a great cook meant that when I started the course, I had only a few ingredients that I really used in my daily meals. Now I’ve got a far greater selection of raw ingredients to work with and a much more interesting diet.
9 weeks on I’m feeling healthier, have far more energy and am noticing things like not only is my skin brighter, it’s also regenerating quicker and better. I was told by a friend at the weekend that my skin looked so much brighter and healthier – so the effects are being noticed as well!"
Sian G, Surbiton
"I have found the course excellent compared to others. I cannot believe how quick it was to learn and understand the plan, which meant great results were easily achievable. I would not have mad such good progress without Vanessa's support and inspiring me to see it as a way of life and not as a diet!"
Jo K, Weybridge
"I really enjoyed the programme and learnt a lot about general health and eating healthily. Improvement in weight, moods, energy and cravings and Vanessa really made it easy to follow and helped with any questions. I feel that I can continue as a life change."
"I have really enjoyed the process. I was feeling pretty bad about myself as I had put on a lot of weight and felt awful. The transformation has shocked me. I feel so much better and am keen to continue to reach my goal."
Jane T, Sunbury
"I initially didn't believe the claims that you wouldn't feel hungry - as someone who snacked a lot and was always hungry I was very surprised that it's true! "
Michele R, Walton-on-Thames
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