Ann-Marie Bunyan SENr RNutr MSc BSc PG
Ann-Marie Bunyan, Registered Nutritionist (SENr)
I help active people to fuel better, feel better and to reach their body composition goals. I am a Registered Nutritionist specialising in sport and exercise nutrition for both adults and youths. I have been working in the nutrition field for over 10 years which has included teaching at universities, research and delivering practical nutrition and cooking sessions. My main passion is working directly with people and helping them to reach their goals. I offer nutrition support on an hourly basis or via monthly coaching.
How can I help you?
Nutrition for exercise and sport
In order to sustain your training, achieve better performance, and recover optimally, good nutrition is extremely important. More importantly good nutrition helps to maintain health. As the saying goes ‘health fuels performance’. Together, we can look at ways in which training, performance and recovery can be optimised.
Weight management and body composition
I can help you with your body composition goals (e.g. fat loss, muscle building), taking the guesswork out of your nutrition. I will help you to understand how to eat to achieve your ideal physique without compromising muscle mass and whilst still being able to enjoy tasty food. My philosophy is around education, so that by the end of your time working with me, you will be able to understand what your needs are and how to implement this in everyday life going forward.
How to get started with me
Feel free to call me or email me to set up a FREE discovery call. After that if you decide we are a good fit, the initial consultation will last between 60 -70 minutes. It will involve gathering information on your current lifestyle and diet and your health and nutrition goals, allowing me to get a good understanding of your needs so that we can develop a plan of action going forward. I provide ongoing support, accountability and education with follow up consultations or weekly coaching.
Group Nutritional Talks
I deliver talks and workshops to different groups. Whether that be a running group that is preparing for a marathon, a sports team, or a group that want to learn about other nutrition topics. Examples of previous talks/workshops have included:
- Nutrition for marathon training
- Nutrition for youth athletes
- Nutrition for weight management
- Food and mood
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science in Advanced Nutrition
- BSc (hons) degree in Sport Exercise and Nutrition
- Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
- UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Advisor
- Learning to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
- Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition
- Registered Sports Nutritionist with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
Association for Nutrition
The Association for Nutrition is the professional body for the regulation and registration of nutritionists, including public health nutritionists, exercise nutritionists, and animal nutritionists.
The Association aims to protect the public and promote wellbeing by admitting to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) only those who demonstrate high ethical and quality standards, founded on evidence-based science.
It sets proficiency and competence criteria, promotes continuing professional development and safe conduct, and accredits university undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register
The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) is a voluntary register designed to accredit suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have the competency to work autonomously as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist with performance oriented athletes, as well as those participating in physical activity, sport and exercise for health.
"When training for a 6-day endurance cycling event, I decided to seek nutritional advice from Ann-Marie. She helped me create simple strategies to make sure I was fuelling sufficiently and effectively before, after and during training. Her advice was definitely the most valuable part of the build up towards the event! It’s safe to say that I wouldn’t have been able to complete even some of the long training rides, let alone the final event without her help and advice. Even if you think you are already very knowledgeable about nutrition, it’s amazing what you can learn, implement and maintain with the support of a professional in sports nutrition"
“I felt instantly at ease. It was clear from the beginning that she was only there to help and not judge. After taking a food diary, Ann-Marie put together a bespoke plan to ensure I was in prime condition to match my energy requirements throughout the week, from what to eat the day before match day, what to eat and drink on match day as well as recovery plans. I have seen huge benefits. An increase in energy as well as mood have been clear. The plans are very simple to follow and she has a great way of explaining complex scientific information into lay terms. I 100% recommend anyone who needs help in any way to contact Ann-Marie. Whether that be a drastic lifestyle change to tweaking current habits to create an extra 1% improvement”
Andy Madley, FIFA and Select Group 1 referee