Improving Metabolic Health
& Weight Loss
Are you struggling to maintain a healthy weight?
Do you suspect that hormones, stress or your job is not supporting your health goals?
Here at The Natural Balance we can help:
Help you interpret your current diet and what it contributes to your health
Identify core stressors in your life that are inhibiting your goals
Relearn and retain healthy habits
Work together on improving your hormone health, a common cause for weight loss
Support any other concerns including painful periods, fatigue, acne, muscle loss
We're so passionate about helping you, our metabolic specialist Natalie, is running a Free Weight Loss MASTERCLASS in March 2022
This will cover the top 6 tips that can support you in your weight loss journey.
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Read on to learn more in our recent blog posts and our most recent success story.
Success Story - Billie smashes her weight loss goal in time to be a bridesmaid
"Within 9 weeks Billie had lost 8lbs! and by the time the wedding date arrived, and Billie stepped up to be a bridesmaid, she had gone from 11 stone 8 lbs to 10 stone 4 lbs!"
When Billie enquired to work with a Nutritionist at The Natural Balance clinic, she was:
2 stone heavier than she felt comfortable being
suffering with bad acne
And it was making her very unhappy.
Billie had been struggling to lose weight all year. Even with restrictive diets, that left little room for enjoyment, Billie had only managed to lose 6 lbs, leaving her feeling worried about wearing a short, bright bridesmaid dress in 5 months’ time.
Due to the borderline PCOS diagnoses from the gynaecologist, the weight gain and fluctuating mood I suspected an issue with insulin resistance and blood sugar imbalance at the root cause of Billie’s main health concerns. With a functional blood test, a more thorough panel than the GP could do, we were able to also identify low nutrient levels which can impact on mood and energy. As with any lifestyle and nutrition changes, small realistic adaptations are the best way to adopt long term changes without getting overwhelmed. Adding extra stress to the process is not what we want.
Billie and I began with education around blood sugar balance and the elements of Billie’s nutrition and lifestyle that were causing the imbalance and contributing to her symptoms, including borderline PCOS. It helped Billie to grasp a deeper concept of where her choices were having an impact and accelerated her motivation for making changes.
Food journals really help us to help our clients. I could see from Billie’s food journal that breakfast wasn’t setting her up well for the day ahead, leaving her energy crash mid-morning which kick started an over reliance on sugar and a lot of grazing across the day.
Fibre, diversity of foods and specific supporting nutrients were key to Billie’s protocol. By getting enough fibre every day Billie was able to feed the beneficial bacteria in her gut which support weight loss, improve bowel movements and help her body to clear hormones that can contribute to acne and painful periods.
Certain foods can also be inflammatory for the body which in turn can impact hormones, weight and blood sugar control. We worked on finding balance with food so that Billie was confident she was eating delicious food that would benefit her health and symptoms but felt comfortable to enjoy the sweeter tastes of life occasionally. It’s important you don’t feel deprived, and Billie can confirm she never did.
Here’s some of the areas Billie worked on with my support across 3 months:
Meal timing and finding balance across a range of foods
Increasing nutrient intake with fruits and vegetables and trying different recipes for new inspiration
Swapping carbohydrate choices for the more beneficial carbs that are full of fibre and kept her energy and blood sugar stable
Adding in specific foods to support hormone balance and improve the health of her gut microbiome
Establishing an enjoyable exercise routine that fitting into Billie’s life
Finding new ways to relax and destress with her partner at the end of the day/week
Appropriate supplements to support nutrient and blood sugar imbalances as well as reduce inflammation
In her own words below, Billie is now getting her old self back and can use the knowledge I shared with her to continue to lose weight.
“Natalie is very easy to talk to and always happy to help! I can’t thank Natalie enough for the lessons and help she has provided me with. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am getting back to my old self and that is invaluable! Thank you!“
If you're experiencing similar symptoms, frustrated with fad diets and not losing weight for good, book a free 20 minute consultation today!