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SIMPLE + HEALTHY Weight-loss & Emotional Eating

About me

Hello, I’m Stéphanie.

I work with women who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. If you are worried about your weight, find yourself comfort eating, experiencing low energy or feeling hormonal I would love to help you.

Through packages of support which are bespoke to your needs, I will help you discover how you can have a healthier and happier relationship with food and your body.

My personal experience of emotional eating, and the ongoing struggle to find the right support, led me to train in nutrition and health coaching.

My unique approach, takes into account both your physiological and psychological needs, supporting you to feel energised, healthy and most importantly enjoy your body.

Book your complimentary weight loss and emotional eating 30-minute call at https://simpleandhealthy.as.me/ and let's talk about your health and dietary concerns and how I can best help you. 

Stéphanie Achar Registered Nutritional Therapist Dip CNM mBANT & Health Coach

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic medicine (CNM)
  • Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity from the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED)
  • Member of the Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Motivational Health Coaching Certificate with Zest4Life
  • Certificate in Nutritional Approaches to Eating Disorders and Eating Distress (ION)
  • Member of BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists)
  • Registered with CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)


Member organisations

CNHC

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

BANT

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.

There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.

All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

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Fees

Additional information

My packages are bespoke to your needs and typically involve some or all of the following elements:

- Monthly, fortnightly or weekly personal nutrition & coaching consultations face to face and/or Zoom/phone.
- Bespoke nutritional plan.
- Coaching, motivation, accountability and support throughout the package.
- Recommendations on clinical tests and interpretation if applicable

When I work

Office hours: 9am - 6pm

Further information

Testimonials:

"When I first reached out to Stephanie, I was at rock bottom when it came to food: frustrated, confused and slightly obsessed. I had been on keto diet for a number of years and was a slim size 6-8 which I was obsessed with maintaining. I had found myself in a cycle of restrict & binge - I was fasting from 6pm to midday, having a 400 kcal lunch, a carb free dinner and then obsessively picking all evening. I was still losing weight during the week, but as soon as I had a glass of wine at the weekend I would eat everything in sight and gain that weight back. I wanted to learn how I could maintain weight in a healthier way (physically and mentally).

Stephanie was extremely patient with me, worked with me in the way I like to function (i.e. I like to talk through the "why" of coping mechanisms); and gave me small and growing goals each week that didn't feel too daunting. Having always been on a diet since probably the age 13, at 30 I now for the first time feel like I have a healthier relationship with food. More importantly, I am eating more, I have introduced so many more different food groups into my diet, I'm not terrified of carbs and I am never hungry. Who'd have thought you could eat significantly more and not gain weight??

This is still very much a journey for me, but it has been life-changing and I feel so much happier and full of energy - even my relationships have improved as I am less snappy through hunger. A better diet has also helped my skin and PMS. I feel reassured that I have Stephanie there and I can reach out to her if I start to struggle again." — Francesca

"After years of battling with binge eating and general bad dietary habits, I knew I had to break the cycle and would need help to do so. After much googling and looking at various nutritionists’ websites, I came across Stephanie’s and knew instantly that she would be the person for me. This was confirmed during our initial telephone call, following which I booked the Transformation Package.

The beginning of the journey was as I expected, looking at food groups, healthy choices, nutrients, planning, supplements, etc, during which Stephanie’s approach was very gentle and informative. We then turned to examine the triggers for my emotional eating - of which there are many! - and with Stephanie’s support I was not only able to reflect upon each trigger, but more importantly, come up with my own suggestions for techniques to break the cycle.

Stephanie created the perfect space and environment to enable me to do this challenging thinking, encouraging and supporting me throughout the process, whilst drawing upon her experience and vast expertise as necessary. Throughout our sessions, I never felt judged, and I felt listened to the whole time. I wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie to anyone seeking support towards a happier and healthier diet and lifestyle."  Louise

"When I first came to Stephanie, I knew I was ready for a change and that I needed something different to support that change. I have a lot of knowledge when it comes to healthy eating, but I was struggling to be consistent and had fallen into lots of bad habits over the last 10 years, which had culminated in significant weight gain and associated problems. The gap between 'knowing' and 'doing' felt immense.

Stephanie has helped me to explore how I can be more consistent by understanding what triggers me, how I then feel, and the corresponding behaviours and outcomes. I now feel that I am armed with more tools to help me succeed in becoming leaner, healthier and more full of energy and positivity - better able to deal with the disappointments life throws at me, without turning to food...

I will miss my weekly sessions with Stephanie, now that we are finished, but I will seriously consider the maintenance option, to help me stay focused.  I have lost 10.7kg during the time I have been with Stephanie and I feel that the process has set me up well to continue my journey towards a healthy weight and relationship with food." — Nikki

"I had read a lot about nutrition and the impact it has on the body and mind. So I wasn’t sure how much more I would gain when I signed up with Stephanie. My goals were a combination of fat loss and energy level increase and a healthier lifestyle nearing fifty. Stephanie’s approach is great because she teaches you how to eat properly and combine foods (not just giving a diet), but also how to change habits and treat yourself (not always beating yourself up). I would highly recommend Stéphanie’s holistic approach. I used to look forward to the meetings and will miss them now I am finished! I exceeded all my goals on fat loss, energy increase while keeping my sanity and feeling great."— Avril

"After years of battling with binge eating and general bad dietary habits, I knew I had to break the cycle and would need help to do so. After much googling and looking at various nutritionists’ websites, I came across Stephanie’s and knew instantly that she would be the person for me. This was confirmed during our initial telephone call, following which I booked the Transformation Package. The beginning of the journey was as I expected, looking at food groups, healthy choices, nutrients, planning, supplements, etc, during which Stephanie’s approach was very gentle and informative. We then turned to examine the triggers for my emotional eating - of which there are many! - and with Stephanie’s support I was not only able to reflect upon each trigger, but more importantly, come up with my own suggestions for techniques to break the cycle. Stephanie created the perfect space and environment to enable me to do this challenging thinking, encouraging and supporting me throughout the process, whilst drawing upon her experience and vast expertise as necessary. Throughout our sessions, I never felt judged, and I felt listened to the whole time. I wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie to anyone seeking support towards a happier and healthier diet and lifestyle."— Louise

"At over 50 years old, questioning my eating habits was long overdue, and I knew I couldn’t do it alone. I was starting to feel and see the effects of not paying enough attention to what I was feeding my body, and was realizing that turning the situation around was only going to get harder with time. I looked to Stephanie to walk me through to establishing a new approach to not only nutrition but to treating myself well.
Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and a candid and serene approach to the person as a whole, considering all aspects of my life as she narrowed down on what would work best for my state of fatigue, extra weight, lack of focus and constant state of stress.
I have learned a lot about myself and about how to nurture my body, and I have changed my basic approach to taking care of myself. Stephanie was the key to this turnaround, and the knowledge she has passed on to me keeps me on the right path. She performs changes quietly and naturally, and I could not be happier to have chosen her way."— Francesca

"I'm in my early 20s and have always struggled to get a hold on my weight - the desire was always there but on a day to day basis, food dominated. My issue was that I've never been critically over weight. It was never the end of the world if I did binge or miss exercise. What really bothered me was the mentality that came with this and the lack of will power.
Stephanie is helping me have control over food and to maintain positive focus on my health and well-being. She is patient and calm and never judges, which - for someone hesitant to admit they have a problem - is really reassuring. Stephanie lets you decide what are the best actions for you, so everything is positioned to fit into your lifestyle. Combined with this, she also has methods to gently keep you accountable - should you wish.
I would highly recommend Stephanie to those who want to gain control over their relationship with food - it won't happen over night but I can genuinely understand how her methods will become a part of my lifestyle long-term, rather than just a fad."— EH

"I have always had an inkling that my mood was significantly impacted by my diet, but I have never known how to kick-start a change. From my first meeting with Stephanie, I knew that I was in excellent hands. She came across as kind, encouraging and I could tell that I would receive the holistic approach that I was seeking. Speaking to Stephanie on a weekly basis completely transformed my thinking process about food. My obsession lifted, and I felt much more in control of the choices I made each day. We discussed: a variety of recipes for different seasons, staple ingredients, batch cooking to help with my schedule, the importance of balance in my diet, ways of cutting out sugar, the impact of different foods on my mood and even my life goals. I found the whole experience really positive and this was due to Stephanie’s caring nature and constant flow of suggestions."— Gemma

"I came to see Stephanie to help me with my long-term bad-eating habits and to calm down my addiction to sugar. After a comprehensive consultation, Stephanie guided me through new nutrition patterns, step by step. She always tried to give advices that fit my personal tastes and lifestyle. Her approach is non-judgemental and global. The coaching package was perfect for me with weekly assessments and adjustments on new goals. I ended up reversing my bad habits into good one, feeling lighter (in my body and my mind) and full of energy." — Caroline

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom

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