How to support your training with nourishment and get results

Joined the gym, tick.

Eating ok, tick.

Not loosing weight, tick.


It’s surprising how when you start a new fitness and nutrition regime, weight loss just doesn’t happen like magic.  I hear you, surely if I run 8km and eat and simple salad, I will lose 3kg, SURELY!  Interestingly, our bodies need to be healthy to have the desired weight loss effect.  There are many pieces to the weight loss puzzle: are you loving your liver?  Is your gut health up to scratch? Does your thyroid function border on not functioning? Are you insulin resistant? Is your life style jammed packed with stress, or rather ‘perceived stress’?  Are you hanging on to emotions form when you were 15 years old?


Time and time again I see clients who visit their GP for a round of bloods, only to be told everything is perfect, keep doing what you are doing.  And the results are borderline, a person with a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) of 0.3 will not feel the same as a person with a TSH of  3.5 .  Yet this is the range that is currently acceptable for EVERY person to be within.  Going through your biochemistry is the first step to putting the puzzle back together


Image from Janet Raftis

Loving your liver is high on my list of weight loss tips.  Your livers role is to essentially ‘detox’, which means everything you eat, drink, inhale, apply to your skin, goes to your liver.  While the liver normally detoxes natural substances in your body, like hormones and cholesterol, when we smash it with alcohol, sugar, caffeine, drugs, processed foods to name a few, our liver priortises these, and other jobs are backed up.  This is when our livers become ‘sluggish’, and weight gain occurs because the liver can’t do its job properly.  Also in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is where we hold our stress, so if the liver is loaded with stress and extra jobs, our bodies will not be healthy enough to lose weight.  Learning to love your liver and nourish it accordingly will have big impact on your health.

Nourishment is key.  Good quality food, eating with intention to look after your body and feed every cell with love and purpose.  My my this magnesium enriched smoothie really is helping my muscles to repair and build quite lovely and lean.  MMMM I love how munching on selenium filled brazil nuts helps my thyroid to function the best it can so my metabolism is perfect for maintaining my weight goals.

Nourishing your spiritual self is also very important.nourishment-circle

image Judith Duval

Including calming exercise to soothe your adrenals.   Understanding how your emotions play a key part and to let go of past events that no longer serve you.  This involved digging a bit deeper than the surface and getting the bottom of it.  Talking to yourself as you would to your best friend, which means being your own cheerleader. Yay me, I’m so awesome today!  Walk into the room with sparkle and feel confident in your magnificence.

One on one nutrition guidance is so wonderful to help get it all in order.  Help you to reach those weight loss goals, and I love to help open your eyes to another side of the calories in calories out equation.  There is more to it than that. Come, let me show you.

IMG_3494 Renee from Health Space Coogee-Randwick


Holistic Health Reset

It’s 2017!

Can you believe it??? I always wonder where the space cars are…we really are in the future!

It’s the time of year where we all sit down to make resolutions, dedicate a word to the year (Mine is EMBRACE!) and usually make some goals.


This year I am here to help you make yours! I’m super excited that I am teaming up with the amazing naturopath Penny from Health Space Coogee-Randwick, to run a series of workshops aimed at resetting your health from a holistic approach.

 We Kick off 19th Jan 2017 at 7pm, Coogee-Randwick Health Space

Check it out….

Is it time to shine? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Have you spent years trying every diet available and still havn’t got the results you crave? Naturopath Penny & Nutritionist Renee have formulated a plan to help guide you to better health, weight-loss, more control of your emotions and your reactions to life. A 4 week programme designed to educate you in the inner workings of your body so you get a true understanding of what works for you. Included in the programme:

Week 1: Digestive Health

Understanding how your digestion determines ultimate health, we will dive into the workings of the gut, how it affects your skin, your mood, your weight.


Week 2: Liver Loving

Education on resolving the confusion behind the liver and it’s primary role: detoxification. We will learn how the liver is a major game player in hormone balance, vitality, stress and how you handle it, weight loss and how detoxification works.


Week 3: Stress Support

It’s the beginning of another wonderful year, we have so much to be thankful for! But the return to work means the return to increased stressed. We delve into how we can support our bodies through times of stress, and discover the inner workings of our adrenals and stress response.


Week 4: Emotional Understanding


Why do we do what we do when we know what we know*. Week four we pull it all together and understand what drives us to eat in a way that doesn’t serve us, making us feel worse and guilty.



Included in the 4 weeks

1x Initial consultation

Education Series: 4 group meetings with Renee & Penny

Email support

Facebook Group: private group to support each other and share your learning

Menu Planner/Shopping list

Stress support tonic


*Dr Libby Weaver