8-week Nutrition and Lifestyle Change Programme
Who is this for?
- Are you a type 2 diabetic, pre-diabetic or concerned that you may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
- Are you concerned about your weight?
- Do you have elevated blood pressure or cholesterol?
- Do you generally want to feel fitter and healthier?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may be interested in our 8-week Nutrition and Lifestyle Change Programme.
About the Programme
An 8-week diet and lifestyle change programme run by BANT and CNHC registered nutritional therapist and health coach Holly Miles. This programme has been developed to support healthy weight loss, improve overall health and wellness and help improve blood sugar control.
Holly Miles will be holding 2 information sessions about the programme at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7th November and 12.30pm on Thursday 8th November. Please book in advance as places are limited. Contact email@example.com or call 01494 791288 to reserve your place.
The programme includes:
A Personalised Diet
This will be based on a reduced calorie, reduced carbohydrate Mediterranean style diet, which will be tailored to your individual needs, considering your current health including diagnosed medical conditions and any additional symptoms such as digestive issues or fatigue, any medications, personal preferences and time constraints.
IF you are taking one or more blood sugar lowering medications, you MUST discuss suitability of a reduced carbohydrate diet with your GP before starting this programme. Medication does not exclude you from this programme but may require additional blood glucose monitoring or adjustments to medication* which will need to be discussed/managed by your GP. If you choose not to discuss this with your GP, you do so as an independent choice.
Advice on Lifestyle
As part of the 8-week programme you will be provided with advice and support on key lifestyle factors associated with overall health:
Sleep: developing strategies for improving quality and duration of sleep.
Stress management and relaxation: identifying and addressing causes of stress and learning how to support relaxation through mindfulness and breathing exercises.
Activity levels: helping you to find achievable ways of incorporating more regular physical activity into your week.
You will receive 8 regular weekly appointments to provide on-going advice and accountability, help with addressing any physical or emotional barriers to change and the encouragement to stay motivated. These sessions can also be used to help you work through issues which may be contributing to stress such as poor work/life balance and low self-esteem or to help you work through other personal challenges.
As part of your appointments we will track progress using a Tanita Body Composition Analyser which measures total body weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), body fat, visceral fat, bone mass, muscle mass, physique rating, Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), metabolic age and hydration**.
Email support throughout the programme
If you have any queries about your programme or feel you need some additional motivation, Holly will be available to offer support via email between sessions.***
* Holly Miles Nutrition cannot give advice on medication.
** Tanita body composition analysers are not suitable for anyone with an implanted medical device such as a pacemaker.
*** Holly will aim to answer your emails within 24 hours. If your query is more complex and requires further discussion it may be covered more fully in your next scheduled session. For more urgent queries, there may be an option to bring your next appointment forward, or to arrange a telephone or Skype consultation with Holly, depending on circumstances.
What do I need to do next?
If you would like to know more about the programme, please email Holly Miles on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial chat over the phone.
Alternatively, if you would like to book a place on this programme, please contact the Bagnall Centre for Integrated Healthcare by email to email@example.com or you can phone 01494 791288 to book your place. Once your booking is confirmed you will be sent a number of documents which will need completing and returning a minimum of 48 hours before your first appointment. These include:
- Terms of engagement
- Health questionnaire
- 3-day food diary
When booking onto the programme at the Bagnall Centre you will be asked to schedule all eight appointments up front. This includes:
Week 1: 1 x 90-minute appointment to set goals and agree initial, diet and lifestyle changes.
Week 2-8: 7 x 60-minute follow-up appointments to monitor progress, review diet and lifestyle changes, to help you overcome any challenges and keep you motivated.
Appointments are available on Monday evenings between 5pm and 9pm and Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30am and 5pm. All appointments will be held at the Bagnall Centre for Integrated Healthcare in Chesham.
Please note, diet and lifestyle change requires commitment to be effective, and we believe committing to regular appointments will help support the effectiveness of your programme. Should you need to reschedule an appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, please provide a minimum of 24 hours-notice otherwise you may have to forego the session. Please note, you can only reschedule a maximum of two appointments during the programme.
Total cost of this programme is £495. To be paid in full at the time of booking.
About Holly Miles
Holly is a registered nutritional therapist and health coach, offering clients personalised diet and lifestyle advice and support for weight loss, the management of chronic health conditions and generally optimising health and fitness.
Holly holds an MSc in Personalised Nutrition from Middlesex University and has a Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma from the Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM). She also has a BSc (hons) in physiology.
Holly is a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She also holds a diploma in business and life coaching and is a certified NLP practitioner and professional member of the ANLP. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a specialist technique which can provide a means of identifying and breaking down mental barriers and negative patterns of behaviour, which can benefit individuals who need to make significant and longer-term diet and lifestyle changes.
Holly has also recently had a paper published in a peer reviewed journal. Her research focused on identifying factors which influence adherence to a nutritional intervention for weight loss.