Maria Kolotourou, Dietitian - Nutritionist, BSc (Hons), MSc, RD
You probably already know a lot about nutrition and healthy eating. Then, why is it so difficult to put it into practice?
Well, change is hard and not being able to stick to a diet plan is much more than lack of discipline. The good news is you don’t need to follow a strict regime or have a perfect diet; it’s all about progress, not perfection. You can achieve that if you learn how to be gentle to yourself, respect your body and honour your hunger and feelings around food.
It’s not about losing weight, counting calories or fitting into your clothes; it’s about becoming a healthier and happier you.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Dietitian - Nutritionist, BSc (Hons), MSc, RD
Training, qualifications & experience
After graduating with distinction from Harokopio University and King’s College London, I started working as a registered dietitian. For 10 years, I ran a busy private clinic in Athens and worked as a paediatric dietitian for the Obesity Clinic of “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital. Since January 2018, due to my relocation to the UK, I have been providing online diet coaching services.
During my professional life I have been involved in the MEND childhood obesity programme in the UK and internationally. I currently remain one of the longest standing members of the MEND international team. For five years I had been a research consultant for the Slimming World weight management programme and for seven years I was a nutrition consultant for Lanes Health (food supplement company based in Athens, Greece). I am an active media writer and spokesperson, and have contributed to the publication of several peer-previewed articles.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Diabetes *
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hyperthyroidism *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Life stages
- Menopause *
- Obesity *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Thyroid problems *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
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During your free discovery call we will discuss which plan suits you best and the associated fee.
"Weight loss has always been a complex process for me, mainly from a psychological point of view. Before working with Maria, I had worked with other dietitians, but none of them had taken into consideration my psychology and feelings. Maria is an excellent dietitian and amazing person. She believed in me and helped me believe in myself. The result: in a year’s time I lost 14 kg. I have no words to thank her for being next to me, not only as a dietitian but also as a friend and psychologist! Anna S."
"Using smart tips, Maria helps you to follow a healthy balanced diet. Her recipes are delicious and become part the entire family’s diet. You never feel like you are in a diet, because everything is based on your dietary habits and lifestyle. I strongly recommend Maria! Kelly K."
"I sought Maria’s help when some routine blood tests revealed that my cholesterol levels were high. Based on my profile and nutritional preferences, Maria prepared a diet plan and helped me to understand which foods to include in my diet and which ones to avoid. I followed Maria’s advice and in combination with our weekly food diaries I managed to reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol and increase good (HDL) cholesterol. My blood tests are now within the normal range. I was absolutely satisfied as the plan and tips fully met my eating preferences and daily routine. I recommend Maria for her science-based approach and friendly attitude. Chris I."
"Exquisite professional, exceptionally qualified, with fresh ideas and suggestions for a healthy balanced diet. Maria tailors your diet plan on your personal needs and lifestyle. And last but not least, an amazing person! Efi A."
"Maria is an excellent dietitian and amazing person. I met her years ago, when I sought her help at her private practice in Athens. From the very first moment I felt very comfortable with her and she immediately knew how to approach me. She taught me how to eat healthily, not only to lose weight, but as a state of mind. She always listened to me and supported me in my effort and I thank her from my heart for that! Her recipes are still an integral part of my everyday diet. I still get advice from Maria on nutrition issues not only for myself, but also for my child. Maria: thank you for always being there for me. Keep going! Maria T."
"I started consulting Maria when I was at my fourth month of pregnancy; I am now 9 months pregnant. During all this time, Maria has made me feel I have a mentor who supports me at every step. I have managed to avoid excessive weight gain (I was above my usual weight when I got pregnant) and at the same time get all the essential nutrients for myself and my baby. Maria is very professional, totally non-judgmental and compassionate and her advice is always evidence based. She has made me realise that even if I don’t follow my plan for a while, the important thing is to get back on track. Without her, I would have surely put on more weight -and I am so grateful I didn’t Now I am used to eating nutritious meals at set times; it’s my new lifestyle and I love it. I feel confident that I will follow her advice after I have my baby. Maria –thank you so much for your help! Christina K."
"Although my collaboration with Maria was random, it proved to be very successful! A skilled professional, Maria managed to tailor my diet plan to my very own needs and lifestyle, making the whole process much easier and less tiring! I have already recommended Maria and I will carry on doing it! Natali R."
"It was a long time ago -about a decade- when, following exhaustive and completely wrong diets, I had the luck to end up in Maria’s private practice. Maria taught me how to eat healthily, without feeling deprived or hungry. Then, I saw my body transforming and my mood improving! I was greatly impressed by Maria, as she was not an instructor, but a companion to my own effort! After all these years, my daily (nutrition) routine always has Maria’s “presence”. Maria, thank you for teaching me how to follow a health balanced diet! Mytro H."
"Maria was recommended to us by our paediatrician who was concerned about Anna’s weight gain. Maria’s approach was the first thing I liked. She was interested in getting the child involved and wanted to understand her thoughts and fears, always in a discreet way. Anna was soon on board and the ideas Maria has given us made the process much easier than we thought. Anna is now a healthy and happy adolescent and cooks Maria’s delicious recipes on her own! Flora K."
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|