Undiet Coaching

Are you sick of constantly hopping on and off the ‘dieting’ bandwagon?

 

Would you like to have a day without all the food noise..?

 

 

Despite the significant increase in weight loss diets, access to healthy foods and nutritional health professionals, we are heavier and less satisfied with our diet and health status than ever before.

 

 

Why ‘dieting’ just doesn’t work:

Besides the fact that dieting can be socially isolating and terribly boring, let’s look at what the statistics say:

  • 95% of diets fail and most will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years

  • 91% of women recently surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting, 22% dieted ‘often’ or ‘always’

  • 65% of people who successfully complete a fad diet will end up gaining all of their weight back that they lost.

  • More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity

  • 1 in 6 kids meets the clinical definition of being obese.

 

 

So, what does this mean?

 

Simply put, we’re clearly missing the mark. Diets are not an effective long-term weight loss strategy. They can not only damage our own physical and psychological health, but can sabotage the way our children understand and relate to food as well.

 

The way we approach universal health and wellbeing needs to change as a whole. Strict dieting should only be used as a means to achieve positive clinical outcomes for specific ailments and health conditions. Beyond this, for those simply seeking long-term balance, health and vitality; a different approach is required. Honestly, only about 5% of clients who come to see me for weight loss in clinic are there because of a significant metabolic imbalance. The reality of weight loss is that ‘what to eat’ is the simple part, rather it is our learned behaviours, emotional entanglements and unhelpful food practices which largely hold us back. And these take time to process and untangle.

 

This is exactly why I created the ‘undiet’ coaching programme. Highly restrictive, punishing diets and extreme exercise regimes only serve to feed us with a quick dopamine hit; at the expense of our long-term physical and mental health. Feeding should only be an act of kindness on the body, never a means to punish, judge or ridicule.

 

‘Undiet’ sessions are designed to be a weekly form of self-love; a means to release and re-group while also working towards your desired health and weight outcomes. Maintaining peak health, a positive body image and mindset is a practice; there is no such thing as a ‘quick fix’ solution to learning the right approach and attaining the right mindset.

 

‘Brushing your teeth twice a year won’t keep you from decay and fad-dieting won’t solve a hurt body image and unhelpful food approach. It needs to be a regular practice.’

 

You aren’t expected to figure it out on your own, but perhaps it’s time to try a different paradigm and give yourself permission to embrace the time and support needed to love your body fully; without the shame, the guilt or the expectation that ‘perfect’ is the only way.

 

 

 

The key principles of a healthy food approach?

 

  • Peace – food noise is not a ‘normal’ part of the human food experience. Food anxiety is a learned behaviour, not a biological prerequisite.

  • Nourishment – food is essential to our survival. Nourishing the body should always be the first consideration in food choice. Calorie sourcing is no longer the issue for the majority of the Western population, rather micronutrient deprivation is the central challenge to human health in the modern day.

  • Balance – in order to feel well, we must achieve balance. This doesn’t mean weighing every minutia of food consumed or following a tiring regime of morning sun-salutations and regular gym sessions (unless you want to of course;-)). Balance means something different for every individual. Over the course of your sessions, we will discover what balance looks like for you, but to begin with, it must be about nourishing your mind and body enough to break the chronic cycles of ‘yo-yoing’, guilt and shame.

  • Satisfaction – I can’t for the life of me comprehend how people can accept a routine of consuming bland and tasteless food. As someone who has been there, I can understand it, but as someone who now thoroughly enjoys every delicious bite that passes her lips, the thought of not enjoying something I do as often as eating makes me sad. Let me show you the alternative.

  • Longevity – as with ensuring nourishment, our dietary approach should also consider and support our long-term health and longevity. That means implementing simple practices and approaches which slow down, rather than accelerate cellular aging and disease progression.

  • Flexibility – perhaps one of the greatest concerns I hear from clients is the worry that eating healthy will result in stress and social isolation – well, it’s time to push the stereotypes aside, because this could not be further from the truth! As with any form of personal growth, there will be some discomfort, but anything that causes increased and prolonged psychological stress is not an approach to health. Flexibility is key, especially as we wait for the food industry to catch-up with our health needs and desires.

 

 

 

I want to book an Undiet session? –here’s how it works:

*Coaching sessions are conducted via skype for your convenience, so that you can continue your self-care practice no matter where you are in the world. Early morning and ‘lunch hour’ sessions are very popular so please email info@traceyraye.com for availability.

 

  • Cost per session: 1 hour: £100 / 30 minutes: £55 (All initial sessions are 1 hour long).

  • Initial session: your first session will serve as an opportunity to discuss your past eating history as well as your present struggles and concerns. We will discuss the therapeutic process and you will have the chance to ask Tracey any questions you may have. From here, we will agree on the time and frequency of sessions going forward.

  • Follow-on sessions: these can be done in 30-minute or 1 hour intervals and are recommended on a weekly basis, however Tracey is happy to accommodate individual needs; your unique requirements can be discussed during your initial session.

  • 3-month ‘undiet’ package: the majority of clients require a minimum of 3-months coaching, with many choosing to integrate regular sessions as part of their long-term wellbeing approach. This package includes twelve 1-hour sessions which will be delivered across a 3-month period -£1,100

  • Payment*: payments must be made 24 hours in advance of your appointment and can be done so using pay pal by clicking the button below. Please use your email address as your payment reference.

 

 

 

*Cancellation policy:

There is no charge if you cancel or move your appointment with at least 48 hours' notice. However, if you can't make, cancel or contact us to reschedule any closer to your consultation the charges are as follows:

  • The day before a consultation: a £50 admin charge applies.

  • On the same day of your consultation/no show: the full consultation fee will be deducted.

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