LET'S TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH
Most of us know what we should be doing for optimum health, but making that a reality can be overwhelmingly hard. I specialise in helping with the psychological, emotional and even addictive behaviours around food.
Hello and welcome
I am Annabelle, I am a lifestyle coach and nutritional mentor....
Being a certified Wellness Consultant for many years I get it... Most of us know what we should be doing for optimum health, but making that a reality can be overwhelmingly hard for many. Long working hours, social conditioning, addictive and emotional habits around food can all make this a far bigger issue than just following a set diet for a few weeks to make a change. I specialise in helping with the psychological, emotional and even addictive behaviours around food. I do not have a 'one size fits all' approach and offer many packages from fat loss, to muscle building to establishing a healthy relationship with food and intuitive eating. With Nutritional Coaching I aim to address the root cause of the issue (such as emotional eating), rather than just treat the symptom itself (such as being overweight). I also take a very holistic approach, hence I also offer personal training and other supporting services.
I Understand Your Struggle.... I really do
* Are you fed up of trying every diet out there, only to fail and finish off worse than where you started?
* Maybe you are confused with all the conflicting advice out there regarding diets and just want the truth about what actually works
* Have you been exercising but are not seeing any changes?
* Do you have goals in mind but struggle to workout due to time/injuries/lifestyle?
* Are you physically fit, but feel your physique does not reflect this visually?
* Want to lose body fat but struggle with emotional eating?
* Maybe you work hard all week, but undo all that work at the weekend without realising.
* You may even know what you ‘should’ be doing, but for some reason just cannot tap into the right mindset to get started…
Take control of your health, weight and lifestyle.
What is Nutritional Coaching?
This can be either a off-off month to get you started with the correct foundations (calorie/macronutrient targets/amounts etc) and in the future you can manage yourself or it can be an ongoing monthly service where I will be by your side throughout any major goal or preparation for a competition or event. It will usually consist of a consultation followed by unlimited calls/texts/emails throughout the month to ensure you receive full support, guidance and regular adjustments to diet as and where are required.
What is involved?
* An initial consultation to establish trigger foods, behavioural patterns, barriers to success etc.
* Weekly/fortnightly or monthly reviews to track progress and make adaptions to plan.
* Bespoke nutritional advice and guidelines * Identifying what is holding you back
* Macro-nutrient and calorie setting to provide a ‘flexible dieting approach’ (no one size fits all plan!!)
* Unlimited support and guidance for the month (can be utilised as a 'one-off' month or as an ongoing monthly plan for long term goals).
* Personal Training packages and training plans are also available at an additional cost.
I am a lifestyle coach & nutritional mentor, specialising in body composition changes through diet and exercise. I aim to empower people who are tired of being at war with their bodies and who are ready to go from feeling tired, defeated and unhappy with their physiques to confident, energised and to find themselves again. I am sadly not one of those personal trainers who can eat whatever she likes and get away with it, nor am I naturally good at any sports!! I am obviously qualified to provide sports specific nutritional advice and competition prep, but more than that I have been through various weight loss plans prior to educating myself professionally and I fully understand the various psychological, emotional and even addictive behaviours that can contribute to weight gain and food issues. I do not subscribe to the ‘state the obvious camp’ who simply advise to eat less to lose weight. We all know that and surely if it was that simple no one would ever be overweight again? I aim to help people not only change their lifestyle, but more importantly actually learn to love this way of living.
I have been extremely overweight prior to doing this job years ago, however now I really enjoy lifting heavy weights; at times it has meant I have been very lean with a 6 pack and muscles, nowadays however I prefer a relaxed, balanced and intuitive approach to eating and will always choose chilled family meal times over a 'diet'.
Are you ready to make a change?
* Understand your bodies individual requirements and the ‘language of food’
*Get out the ‘diet trap’ mentality
* No restrictive plans
* Suitable for all special requirements (vegan, vegetarian, celiac, all allergies and personal tastes catered for)
*Simple to follow
* No food is banned, so no feelings of deprivation exist
* One off plans or full 24/7 lifestyle support available, no contract
* Fits in with any lifestyle
* 100% success rate when programme is given full adherence
* Uses a free app to track progress which is monitored remotely with full guidance given
* Fully qualified and insured
*Lose body fat
A full range of packages are available
Exercise & Education
1-1 Personal Training
At Your Convenience
Not only will you learn the correct techniques and be given your own programme, but you will also enjoy the most efficient, safe and fun workouts totally bespoke to you, your goals and honouring any injuries ... I utilise many advanced training methods and specialise in womens health, pre & post natal and weight loss journeys (as I am supported by additional qualifications in these fields).
Bespoke Gym Programmes
A fully personalised package written around your goals, the equipment you have access to and any injuries and limitations you may have.
Gyms can feel daunting at first, a tailored workout plan can give you confidence with your technique, a sense of structure in the gym and the reassurance that you will not waste time with ineffective routines - meaning far quicker results! These can be sent remotely, or delivered in person with a coaching session on this programme in your chosen gym.
At Your Convenience
Spread the cost and work out with friends... I am fully insured with a full range of equipment and can meet you at home, a gym or anywhere that is convenient.
A Personal Approach To Occupational Health
With years of experience, I’ve slowly begun incorporating different strategies into my practice as a professional Nutritional Wellness Consultant and this works well for numbers of 5-20. Different packages however are available according to candidate numbers and times.
Are you ready to make a change?? For further information or to arrange a free consultation (either telephone or in person) please do not hesitate to contact me on: 07818260392
Online Workshops & Courses
At Your Convenience
Coming Soon..... Keep an eye out for the next online workshops; these have different subjects every time but aim to explore the psychological side of wellness and fitness.... Questions such as why do binges happen? why can our emotions affect our food choices? what causes self sabotage? what is the link between brain/gut/depression/mood....
Are you ready to make a change?? For further information or to arrange a free consultation (either telephone or in person) please do not hesitate to contact me on: 07818260392
After years of trying so many different diets, including the “big names”, I decided I needed to do a program specifically for me! Someone suggested I contact Annabelle, and I’m so glad I did! In the first six months I’ve learnt about food, the importance of water and mental well being. I’ve lost more weight in this time than I ever had and I’m enjoying food and exercise.
Annabelle has been there to support me every step of the way!
K (name spared on request)
I cant thank you enough for keeping me on the straight and narrow through all this. I was in the worst place and am so in your debt where you have changed my life for the better and continue to do so. I never thought this would be a way to change my life, but our sessions each week really have made a difference and knowing i can text you anytime to keep me on track is the best. I bet when you started coaching you didn't realise how much of an impact you'd have on people, but when i say you have saved me from myself i really mean it. I would have become a terrible mum, person and friend without your support, never forget the impact you have on peoples lives and when i send the same stats in each week, don't feel deflated as you help me in ways you'll never know. You honestly are a lifesaver and i wanted to let you know what that means to me xx
Anon due to sensitive nature
I have my demons and still fall back on them occasionally but i have learnt my old way of living wasn't making me happy. If I didn't have to check in with you regularly no doubt they would have taken over... Having our calls and check ins provides a point of reference which makes me feel like i have to do better. I have been honest about the good and bad days, but the calorie help doesn't equate to the mental help you've given me. One day I will post a picture of me when I reach my goal and it will say how this woman overcame so much more than just trying to lose weight and i can tell people that even with depression you can overcome what is thrown at you. This day will be the best day for me and keeps me going
What can i say?Annabelle is amazing and knows her stuff! I used to think that eating less and exercising more was the right thing to do, but I was so wrong and that's where this lovely gentle lady came into my life and changed my way of thinking. I now flip to and from Annabelle when i need some more help and guidance and she is always happy to help. Thank you x
Annabelle has helped me on numerous occasions over the last few years. Firstly, to get back in shape safely after having a baby and more recently with my nutrition to gain more muscle. Annabelle is so knowledgeable and supportive and always has titbits of advice when you need them most. If you are thinking of any sort of lifestyle change then Annabelle is the one to get you there.
I’ve spent the last two years with Annabelle dealing with my want for weight loss, wonky hormones (due to PCOS) and negative associations with food. She recognised that my view of myself and food was an unhealthy one and that going onto a strict plan could cause negative feelings and side effects. She took the time to get to know my body and my mind and has supported me through a very holistic based journey over the last couple of years. That prep work has been invaluable. I’ve now made the decision to proceed with a more ramped up plan for weight loss and I’ve never felt healthier in my mind to do so. I approach everything mindfully and with a lot more love than I’ve ever done before. My hormones have also settled, my skin is clear, my moods aren’t so erratic and I’m losing weight!
Annabelle showed me the importance of health, energy and self love over the obsession I had for weight loss. I’m still a way off being my goal weight and yet I’ve never felt happier in myself. I don’t think I can ever thank her enough for that.
Annabelle came recommended to me by a friend. Following two children I needed to lose weight and get back to fitness. Annabelle was so supportive and helped me put in place good eating habits, enjoy exercise again and get the results I wanted. I continue to train with Annabelle working towards my fitness goals and always feel she is rooting for me to succeed in achieving my personal goals.
It's definitely not a 'one size fits all' approach with Annabelle. She really listens and created a personalised plan to help me achieve my goals. Regular check ins and motivational messages also help keep me on track. Nutrition is clearly a passion for Annabelle and i have found the whole experience of working with her to be educational, empowering and inspiring. Thank you xxx
I started with Annabelle in June 2021, and since that time my only regret is not starting sooner. To know there is someone at the other end of the phone I can message my achievements, my bad days, help with eating out choices and weight loss wins at any time or day is first-class. I know the things Annabelle has taught me are going to stick with me for life, not just whilst I’m dieting. Thank you always to the most caring, positive, marvellous Annabelle
Annabelle was recommended to me by a family member as I was struggling with stomach related issues and trying to lose weight. Annabelle just 'got me' and completely understood how I was feeling mentally and physically. With her invaluable knowledge and experience I felt comfortable following her advice and for the first time in many years, I am starting to feel like my old self again. It was a rocky road to begin with as my digestive system was fighting against the 'reverse dieting' and if it wasn't for Annabelle's support, I would have given up quite early on but I'm so glad I persevered as I'm now starting to reap the rewards - happier digestive system, less bloated, more energy, clearer mindset, physically stronger and losing weight. Annabelle's a true inspiration and I'm so glad she is with me on this journey to a 'healthier' and 'happier' me.
Annabelle has taught me a lot on my weight loss journey. I used to fixate on the number on the scales but for me now it’s more how I feel in myself! The scales didn’t really change much for me but with Annabelle’s help I didn’t quit I kept going & noticed my shape changed & old clothes started to feel more comfortable again. Without her help I’d have given up & reached for a slice of cake to make myself feel better
Annabelle has been a great help in my attitude to food & exercise. She’s quick in replying, reliable & honest.
I attended personal training with Annabelle for quite a few years, she is fab!
Very reliable, always on time, and always delivered the drive I needed.
She is extremely knowledgeable, and would always work with any injuries I had.
I felt comfortable training with her, and gave me the confidence I needed if I ever attended the gym on my own.
Polite and honest person, and I would not hesitate to use her services again in the future.
I’ve been using Annabelle’s services maybe slightly different to most as I have been trying to find ways to put on muscle/weight which is learning to accept to eat more. She guided me in ways to slowly increase calories without feeling guilty and ultimately allowing for muscle to grow. She was only a message away and would reply quickly with the answers I needed even if it was something small and simple
Thank you! I'm feeling and looking great, so thank you so much for your support! Its really worked... I have learnt so much about nutrition and lifestyle from you and feel really confident to manage this myself now..
I went for a run today and felt good and you know why? Coz of you... will go again tomorrow - you keep making me lift those weights and I am feeling so much stronger in all ways.
I first met Annabelle in 2018 when for medical reasons I needed to lose a load of weight, and thought it was completely in impossible, as I’d always been on the larger side. Annabelle not only helped me to achieve a 6 stone weight loss in a year, but taught me so much about food, nutrition, and my own body. But she doesn’t just look at what you’re eating, and what your weight/body measurements are, she assesses the whole situation, what’s going on in your world that will affect your progress and results. She’s always available to answer any questions you have no matter how small. I’ve worked with a lot of coaches for various things in my time but I’ve never met anyone who’s coaching style is as brilliant and as successful as Annabelle’s. She’s taught me so much that I’ll never go back to eating or thinking about food and exercise in the same way I used to. My only regret is not meeting Annabelle sooner, she’s just amazing.ll
I first met Annabelle when she was a PT in my local gym, but due to being pregnant I left. I continued to follow her FB page as I was interested in her experience in post-natal health and nutrition. I quickly realised how like minded we were and how I resonated with every post she posted. It was then I got back in touch with Annabelle to help me loose my baby weight. It was only after a few months that I quickly realised I was in that fad diet cycle, in denial and completely dependent on food to make me emotionally happy. Annabelle not only supports my weight loss journey but helps me to understand why I am the way I am, how fad diets are not the way to eat and the need to drop the unhealthy yo-yo dieting together with thinking that there are ‘bad or naughty foods to avoid. I still have a long way to go but I can see the changes in my thinking and take a positive out of my day rather than see a negative. Annabelle has helped me focus on the foundations of my weight loss which I truly believe is a massive step to sustaining my weight loss in the future.
Tried diet clubs & been talked to like a 5yr old & had enough?! I had then started to work with someone who is a realist, knows what it’s like to juggle work, life & trying to have a healthy lifestyle, dosent judge, has the patience of a saint and is totally on your side.. Annabelle is just that person you won’t regret it!!
I have worked with Annabelle Smith off and on for years. As a distance runner and cyclist she has helped me to achieve so many of my goals, and helped me change my approach to sports nutrition. She listens to my concerns and busy schedule and sets achievable plans.
Her refreshing approach to coaching and nutrition works well for me as no foods are banned, but she’ll also be honest and give me a ‘kick up the bum’ when I need it!
She seeks to educate about food choices rather than preach, so if you want that G&T on a Friday night you can have it, but you understand the calories it has in it. As a working mum she also understands the juggle it can be to train and stick to plan around family life. Annabelle really knows her stuff, and I have since gone on to recommend her to several of my friends and family who have all had amazing success with her approach to coaching.
I’ve tried many diets over the years and to be honest I managed to loose some weight but always plateaued and what I found was I was very confused when it came to foods / good foods and how to implement it into a lifestyle . With Annabelle’s plan I learnt so much about good foods that managed to make it a lot simpler to stay on track. I also learnt a lot about how my body works. All of this is why I think it was successful for me.. That and Annabelle’s coaching calls- which with a call to be accountable instead of a group
Meeting where I can hide in the corner, I managed to reach my goal!
I’ve been working with Annabelle for a few years now and honestly couldn’t ask for anything more from a personal trainer. Her dedication to your goals & attention to detail, whilst pushing you to give your best really does mean you achieve great things! Annabelle ensures that you never get bored with the programmes she carefully designs for each individual, even after all these years my programmes are always varied and perfectly planned to match with what I want to achieve. Annabelle has also given me excellent advice with regards to several injuries I’ve had and always managed to keep me training without jeopardising recovery. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Annabelle.
I'm feeling really inspired and invigorated - thank you so much!
I would like to thank you for your help and encouragement - i'm not sure i could have reached my goal alone
Wouldn't have got here without you. Thank you
I have really enjoyed this process - the biggest thing for me is no longer craving cakes and sugary foods! I never thought i would be someone who was able to 'take or leave' chocolate. I'm feeling far more energised with zero hunger pangs!
Wow!! Thanks for my plan, you did work hard, that's almost an essay just for me thanks so so much. I trust you, even though I cant get my head around some of what you are saying.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice over the past 3 1/2 months. I couldn't have done it without you. I feel so much better now.
Your support and guidance was transformational for me at the time. I had yo-yoyoed all my life before working with you, yet have maintained your results for the last 3 years easily due to the knowledge i learned along the way
Thank you for your time and patience, i am really REALLY pleased with the support you're giving me. You're very inspiring.
How can I start working with you? Or find out more?
Contact me on the links listed to arrange a free consultation. We can chat about where you are, where you want to be and everything in between. There is never any pressure to commit. I usually do consultation phone calls, but I can meet you at your home, in my office or at a coffee shop if you prefer.
Do I need to regularly exercise in order to have nutritional coaching...
Not at all! Exercise is the first place most people start with when wishing to make a change, however what we eat all day everyday makes a far bigger impact than a few hours of training each week. I have coached many people successfully who have been unable to exercise for health or mobility reasons.
I am a fussy eater, I am nervous about committing.... Will this be a problem?
No, you make your own food choices... Flexible dieting is in my opinion a far more sustainable, effective and enjoyable process compared to set meal plans.
I hate the gym but need to do something
That's fine, I have all the equipment you could need and provide home visits with the highest level of insurance.