My name is Danni, and I’m a weight loss and food cravings expert, qualified naturopath and self-love coach. Quite a title, right?
My passion is helping women to understand their bodies, improve their health, lose weight in a way that is sustainable and keep it off for good. I help women understand why they have food cravings so that they can eliminate them completely. And I help women reconnect with their bodies and learn to love themselves again. And the reason I am so passionate about all this is because I’ve been there. I’ve been exactly where my clients are, and I know how hard the struggle is.
Throughout my teens and into my early 20s, my weight went up and down like a yo-yo. Seriously, I was as low as 58kg and as high as 71kg. I had a terrible relationship with food and with my body, and I tried every fad diet you could possibly think of. Through my studies and other life experiences, I learnt a different approach to health and weight loss and I finally managed to get to a healthy weight and stay there. And I’ve never been happier.
If I had a dollar for every time I said “I’m starting my diet tomorrow”, I reckon I’d be pretty bloody rich by now. I would frequently sit down and write out meal plans for my next diet, the one that was going to work, the one I was going to stick to for real, the one that would get me to my goal weight. So I would have my ‘last supper’ meal the night before my diet started – usually consisting of some kind of takeaway food like KFC or pizza, followed by copious amounts of chocolate or ice cream or cake or maybe all three. It saddens me to say that some nights, I actually tried to make myself eat to the point of feeling ill, in the hope that it would ‘turn me off eating junk food forever’. I’d convince myself, every single time, that it was the very last time I’d binge eat. And I was always convinced that the next day was the day I would start my super successful diet.
Needless to say, most of my diets consisted of starving myself, and four days was probably my record of sticking with it, before I gave in and found myself bingeing once again.
All that training that I’ve done, all those experiences and everything I learnt along my own journey with weight loss is what I’m here to share with you. It’s so much more than just what you eat and how often you exercise. There’s emotional factors, stress, physical problems such as thyroid function, hormonal levels and liver health. There’s food cravings and self-image problems and unhealthy patterns that you’ve developed around food and eating. And the biggest thing that I have learnt through everything is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to weight loss.
You are unique. Your body is unique. Your story is unique. Your dietary needs are unique. What works for someone else won’t necessarily work for you, and that’s why I’m so passionate about working 1-on-1 with women to help them understand their individuality and work with it, rather than trying the diet that their neighbour’s mum’s cousin did and then failing miserably.
So I work with women online via video call as well as in my Hove clinic. And I help them achieve the very same things I have achieved myself.
Freedom. Empowerment. Happiness. And of course, a healthy, sustainable weight.