"Thanks to Gaynor for support during a difficult period, for motivational interviewing (very helpful) and for expertise and knowledge when it was most needed"
"Gaynor always seems to know how I’m feeling; it’s as if she has stepped into my shoes"
"It has been an honour to work alongside the inspiration behind some of UK’s most successful wellness initiatives"
David (Psychologist colleague)
"It’s refreshing to be listened to and not to be told off and nagged when I come and see Gaynor"
"Gaynor has helped me take control and make changes that have led to weight loss"
"Gaynor is a true authority in nutrition. Gaynor’s hard work and dedication to providing quality information to the public is endless"
"Thank you very much for helping me out and answering some of my questions. I have felt much better since my visit"
"You have been very helpful to me: I had been going around in circles for weeks wondering how to improve things"
"The work that she has done for our programme alone has helped several thousand men and women lead healthier and happier lives"
David (Psychologist colleague)
"Gaynor has a tremendous grasp of the psychology behind how to help people change"
Michael (respected and world-renowned psychologist)
"Thanks for keeping me on track and I could actually talk to you, since you left you have been missed!"
"Thank you for all your help in considering my dietary needs. It was really good to have it checked out with such expertise and I now know how I can move forward with weight-loss in the right way. All the best with your work Gaynor – you must be a great help to many people"
Miranda, weight loss patient with disabilities
"It was lovely to talk to you and the information was very useful. You didn't overload me at all. It has helped me to make a lot more sense of things and has given me confidence to know that I'm not a failure at losing weight. Of course right now my weight is not the most important issue in the world but I have more time to give to myself and that's OK. I know I'm going to feel better long-term. Thanks so much,"
Rebecca (PCOS client - name changed)
"Thank you for this morning, your advice has been really insightfull"
"it was really interesting and nice to talk through it. Thank you for the document, that's brilliant. I'm going to put it on my fridge!"
Apparently, you do have a lower metabolic rate after dieting, and it does decrease with age too. Many will find it harder to keep weight off with age (like me!). The truth is that it's almost impossible to not try very hard to keep the weight down and the metabolism tweaked up.
To quote a specialist on this subject: 'the best and healthiest way to keep metabolism on the up and up is to eat healthy lean proteins and exercise. How much exercise? The recommendation is 30-60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 5 days per week; plus 20 minutes of resistance exercise training 2-3 days per week for upper- and lower-extremity and core strength.'
It's exhausting to think about, but I find you just have to do it and make it an essential part of your day. There is no easy fix!
I have extensive experience in a wide range of nutrition areas, for example, women's health and weight loss. I have published several books and articles on diet and health, especially in the women’s health area. I don't use mumbo-jumbo and I don't sell pills or potions. My degree is based in science and my training is also evidence based. Available for nutrition content and communication, writing and project work.