Dr Stephanie Fade PhD Dietitian
The Eating Mindset Approach
Hello, I’m Dr Stephanie Fade lover of food, science and health and founder of Eating Mindset. Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic Eating Mindset is open for business online. Whether you are struggling with weight gain or want to improve your health in relation to a specific medical condition, I can help.
If you're stuck home on furlough now is a great time for some self-care. If your finances have taken a hit ask about my great value for money MOTs.
Eating Mindset helps people understand how their ideas and attitudes about food shape the way they eat and enables them to embrace food as a positive, enjoyable and nourishing part of their lives whatever their nutritional needs and circumstances.
What to expect
One:One Nutrition Consultations
I offer a totally customised service. Before your consultation I will assess your current food and drink intake, lifestyle and dietary challenges. I do this using food diaries and simple questionnaires. By the time we meet face to face we can focus on your goals and discuss customised strategies to tackle your specific issues. After your consultation you will receive a personal report and plan with plenty of practical resources to help you achieve success with less stress. If you need follow up I can offer fast response coaching online alongside longer appointments to help you breakthrough your challenges,
I usually see clients in my clinic room in Watford or virtually. During the current pandemic all consultations are being conducted online. Don't worry if you struggle with technology. I will help you get up and running and ensure everything goes smoothly.
Webinar and webcasts
You can purchase 1 off webcasts and I offer webinar courses to support individuals and families with weight management, fitness, faddy eating and gut problems. Webinars are a great way to engage with a group of people facing similar challenges to you whilst also accessing expert support and information from me.
Workplace Wellness services
I run fun, interactive workplace wellness webinars to help your workforce eat more healthily. I also offer bespoke online consultancy supporting you to discover and implement innovative ideas to improve wellness in your organisation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree (BSc) in Nutrition with First Class Honours and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics from Kings College, London University. As a Dietitian my work is regulated under UK law by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC.) To stay registered with the HCPC I have to demonstrate that I continue to meet the high standards they set throughout my career.
I use the title Dr because I have a PhD. This means that I have demonstrated expertise in assessing the quality and value of other people’s research and in designing, conducting and presenting my own research. I use these skills to make sense of the science behind the nutrition headlines and bust myths about diet and health. This is crucial in a popular field like nutrition where sensational claims are made almost every week.
I have learnt a vast amount from over 20 years' experience in my profession and from parenting 2 children with additional needs that make it hard for them to eat healthily. It’s a pleasure to support other parents in their labour of love to help their children achieve a healthy diet.
All this means that you can be assured that I maintain expertise about how our bodies and minds work in relation to the food and drink we consume and that I can apply this knowledge to the practical challenges you face.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Coronavirus pandemic update
I am currently offering 50% off my usual charge for my nutrition MOTs for those on furlough, all key workers and anyone who has lost their income as a result of the pandemic. Consultations will be virtual and all advice and support will reflect your individual needs. Please contact me for further details about my quick and easy application process and give your health a boost at this difficult time.
I charge £100 for an initial 1 hour face:face consultation and all my charges are in line with the usual range for my profession.
I recognise that people often need support over a period of time and I have put together several packages to give the best value for money. Please contact me for further information
I also offer webinars which provide fantastic value for money and the chance to get peer support as well as expert help from me. These start from as little as £20 dependent on the number of participants. Just make an enquiry for the best rate.
Consultations available office hours and early evenings Monday-Saturday
'Working with Dr Steph has actually truly changed not only my 'eating mindset' but my life - now sitting comfortably in the 'healthy' weight range, (after being borderline obese for years) with a massively improved level of understanding of food, cooking, nutrition and confidence in keeping it that way, I'm actually no longer afraid or ashamed each time I go near the food cupboard or the fridge. For the first time, I'm looking forward to Christmas as well, with plans for fun, yummy and HEALTHY recipes that will keep me on plan throughout.' 'I can honestly say I have not been hungry on this diet/plan/programme which is truly amazing for me!'
"Stephanie provided a great consultation which included a pre consultation questionnaire, detailed discussion and assessment of my lifestyle and requirements. She was able to tailor make some great suggestions which have changed my food mindset and have enabled me to lose a bit of weight without feeling like I am on a diet. This has been great as it has enabled me to change my lifestyle in an ongoing and sustainable way without getting involved in faddy diet plans which have never worked. Overall I feel a lot healthier and have also increased my exercise regime”
"Dr. Stephanie Fade's diet diagnosis and advice has really helped me to eat healthier and maintain my weight loss! Her approach is sympathetic, friendly and professional. Stephanie was clear in explaining my challenges to me. The practical changes she put in place with me were easy to follow . And the new foods she recommended were tasty as well as nutritious. Stephanie is an intelligent, encouraging dietitian. I heartily recommend her programme."
"If you are looking to lose weight, then you can do no better than looking to Dr. Fade for her professional advice & support.
When I first approached her in April 2017, I had already lost 10kgs on my own, but I was slowly gaining weight. Since my first appointment in May till today (Jan 2018), I have lost 17.3kgs. I have found Dr Fade to be knowledgeable, approachable & easy to talk to. Our partnership has reaped all the benefits I had hoped for and I look forward to reaching goal weight and maintaining it with her very able guidance."