Ann-Marie Bunyan, Registered Nutritionist (SENr)
I am a Registered Nutritionist specialising in sport and exercise nutrition, and weight loss. 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 passion is helping people to reach their goals whether that be someone who wants to make some changes to their nutrition and lifestyle or someone who is planning to take part in a sporting event.
How can I help you?
NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE
Can you relate to any of the following?
- You are training hard but struggling to see physical changes or performance improvements
- You are feeling fatigued during training
- You are unsure about how much to eat and when, in order to fuel your sport or training
- You are unsure how to lose body fat whilst maintaining muscle
- You are struggling to keep meals varied and interesting
To sustain your training, achieve better performance, and recover optimally, good nutrition is key. Whether your sport is weightlifting, a team sport, running, cycling etc. I tailor your nutrition to match your training programme. Together, we can look at ways in which you can reach your goals in a simple but sustainable way.
One to one nutrition consultations
This is for those who want to look at a particular topic or area of nutrition during a one-off session. During the 60-70 minutes consultation we will look at the nutritional areas that will have the most benefit on your performance and health. You will complete a comprehensive questionnaire relating to your eating habits, training, and goals prior to the session so that we can make the most of the time when we meet. During the session we will create some clear action steps that you can implement straight away to start working towards your goals. After the session, I will send you a summary of what we have discussed, as well as any other resources that might help you. Follow up consultations are also available to review progress, troubleshoot and help to keep you motivated.
Performance Nutrition Coaching
If you need that extra support and accountability to reach your goals, nutrition coaching might be for you. Whether you want to make physique changes (e.g., build muscle, lose fat), improve your sporting performance, improve energy or understand how to fuel your sport during different phases this is for you. This nutrition package will help you to make lasting changes to your performance and health. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
Bespoke event nutrition planning
Are you training for an event or competition and don’t know where to start? Some common issues athletes face during events/competitions include not fuelling appropriately before or during the event, stomach issues from trying something new on the day, and hydration issues. All these issues can be avoided by understanding your own personal needs prior to the event. For example, preparation for a marathon should start weeks before and not just on the day of the race. The gut needs to be ‘trained’ just like the body. Event nutrition planning will help to enhance your performance. You will gain an understanding of the food quantities and timings based on your personal needs and understand why. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.
I work with junior and teen athletes to help them to understand how to eat for athletic performance. The energy needs of young athletes can be greatly increased because of their level of activity as well as to accommodate growth! I help young people to understand what they need to eat to support training, recovery and their sporting events. Advice is customised to their schedules and food preferences. Sessions are interactive and visual to help aid understanding and engagement.
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 weekly follow ups.
Group Nutrition Talks
I deliver talks and workshops to sports teams/clubs, workplaces and community groups. Some examples of previous talks/workshops include:
- Nutrition for marathon training
- Nutrition for young athletes
- Nutrition for body composition
- 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.
Email anytime. Telephone calls are welcome between 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
"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
"I am a runner and have been running for many years from 5km runs to marathons. I had got to a point in my training where I felt like I had plateaued and even regressed. I would head out on a run and instantly feel fatigued. I love running, but it felt like I wasn’t enjoying it anymore and that something needed to change.
I had eight sessions with Ann-Marie, where we talked about my training and what I was trying to achieve, the amount I should be eating and the types of food I should be eating. I wasn’t eating anywhere near enough to fuel my body to level of my training. Ann-Marie gave me great nutrition advice, eating plans and target calories for my training and non-training days.
Since my sessions with Ann-Marie, I have adjusted my diet based on her guidance and advice and I now feel so much better. My muscles feel stronger and I don’t feel the fatigue I was feeling before. The information that Ann-Marie gave was perfect for following and easy to adapt into my daily routine, I now feel that I have the knowledge to eat to fuel my training without having to think too much, it’s now intuitive".