As the owner of Divine Health & Wellness, my goal is to help women understand their bodies, reconnect with their true self and heal their relationship with food.
Something I see a lot in my clinic is women wanting to lose weight, and I am incredibly passionate about approaching weight loss from a holistic approach. Most of my clients have tried 10+ diets before they come to see me for help, and it’s important that they understand that weight loss is not just about calories and exercise. There are so many more factors involved, and this is where the traditional ‘diet’ industry really lets us down.
Here’s a real-life example of the importance of a holistic approach to weight loss:
One of my dear clients was in her late 20s, was a strict dieter, but couldn’t seem to give up chocolate. It was her weakness, she told me! No matter how hard she tried to ignore her cravings, every night she would end up eating an entire family-sized Cadbury block. She wanted me to help her improve her willpower and give up the chocolate, but I approached it from another perspective. Why was she craving the chocolate so strongly? A number of reasons, including magnesium deficiency, omega 3 deficiency, low calorie intake during the day and unstable blood sugar levels. All of which are quite simple to correct! So I didn’t tell this client how to improve her willpower, in fact I didn’t even tell her to stop eating the chocolate every day. I helped her correct her nutritional deficiencies through food and supplements, I taught her how to keep her blood sugar levels steady and stable, and I asked her to eat more calories during the day. Well, she came back to see me two weeks later and said her cravings had basically disappeared after three days of making changes.
The dieting industry tells you to work against your body, push through painful exercise, fight cravings with willpower, ignore your hunger pangs and restrict your calorie intake. What I do with my clients is the opposite. I teach my clients to work with their bodies, so that we can get to the root of what is truly going on, find out why they are really struggling to lose weight, and fix it. There is no point struggling to lose weight because you’ll be struggling forever! Instead, I’m here to help you find simple, sustainable, successful ways to lose weight and keep it off. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, and individualised support is the fastest way to achieve and maintain your goals.
My promise to my clients is:
- a non-judgmental, caring approach
- open and honest support
- practical and realistic advice (I don’t expect you to change everything overnight!)
- motivation and encouragement when you need it most
I’ve struggled with my weight in the past, and all the other stuff that comes with that. And that is why I am so passionate about helping women out of the black hole of the dieting industry. Because I know how amazing it feels to free yourself from not only the excess weight, but all the stress and guilt and shame that comes with weight issues.
For even more support from me, you can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/divinehealthwithdanni and join my private Facebook group too.
Yours in health and happiness,