NOURISH – Wellness & Weight Management
NOURISH is an online wellness coaching group focusing on real self care, nutrition & weight management. Eating well to nourish your body, your mind and to manage your weight is so important for overall health and wellbeing. However, feeling your best is not just about eating the right food, it’s so much more than that, and that’s why Nourish takes a holistic approach to wellness and weight management. Holistic weight management addresses both body and mind, focusing on strategies that encourage self care, self-love, and nourishment.
How does it work? Nourish provides online coaching to its members via live zoom sessions, this allows for a real connection between Elsa & members. Recordings are sent out the following day so you never have to miss a session. There are two 1 hour coaching sessions per month which take place on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. (Occasionally the day may change due to illness/holidays etc)
What topics are covered? Each session is broken up into 3 parts:
Nourish your body – nutrition nuggets to support your overall health and to help you maintain a healthy weight. Expert diet tips, meal suggestions and recipes that will make healthy eating feel simple and enjoyable. Here you will learn which foods will give you lasting energy and curb cravings. Plus how to get the nutrients you need to support the body with stress management, hormone balance, gut health, immunity and more.
Nourish your heart & mind – Just as our body needs to be fed with nourishing foods, our mind needs to be fed with nourishing thoughts. The thoughts we think and the emotions we feel greatly impact our food and lifestyle choices. Hence our thoughts need to be positive, compassionate and self-affirming. This part of the session focuses on identifying and challeniging any negative thoughts or limiting beliefs that can hold us back from reaching our health goals and erode our feelings of self worth. We look at placing value on our own self care and really prioritising it, without guilt. We cultivate a mindset that strengthens our motivation to look after ourselves and which combats emotional eating.
Nourish your connections – this part of the session allows you to connect with Elsa and fellow Nourish members. You get to ask questions as well as share positive and challenging experiences that are relevant to the group. There is no pressure whatsoever to share but even listening to others experiences and questions can be really helpful and supportive, it can make us feel less alone when we realise others have the same challenges as us and also really inspired when you hear other people making great progress.
Who the coach is: Elsa Jones is a qualified Nutritional Therapist (MNTOI) with 13 years experience coaching clients in nutrition & weight management. Elsa holds a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT*) and has also completed mindfulness training. She applies both CBT & mindful eating strategies to help her clients reach their weight & health goals. Elsa is currently undergoing an Advanced Diploma in Transformative Coaching (ICF accredited) to bring more powerful coaching tools to her sessions.
She is the author of the No. 1 bestselling book ‘Goodbye sugar’ and features regularly on Irish media as a nutrition expert, you can often hear her on Today FM radio with Dermot & Dave talking all things health & wellness.
*Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological therapy which examines how your thoughts affect your behaviours. In this context, we look at how our thoughts and emotions affect our eating behaviour. *
My philosophy – My own personal approach to diet and health is pretty balanced and flexible. I work towards an 80:20 approach to diet and encourage most of my clients to do the same, so about eighty per cent of the time we make healthy food choices which gives the freedom to enjoy a little of whatever we fancy the rest of the time. This balance can look different for everyone, depending on various factors.
I consider myself a very practical nutritionist in that my nutrition advice is realistic for every- day life. I don’t subscribe to or preach about any one style of eating because I truly believe there is no ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ diet, it’s about figuring out what’s right for you. In other words, what helps YOU look and feel your best and fits in with your lifestyle. This may take some experimentation.
I’m a big believer that ‘Good Food is Good Medicine’, but, by the same token, I don’t believe that diet is the ‘be all and end all’ either – good sleep, effective stress management, movement, connection, joy and a positive mental attitude are just as important to our overall health & wellbeing.
What’s the environment/vibe of the group? The group environment is warm, informal, supportive and non-judgmental. There are no weigh-ins, no preachy finger-wagging and no pressure whatsoever to share your personal experiences. I ensure that attendants feel comfortable to ask all types of questions and share as much or as little as they wish with the group. I also welcome a bit of fun & laughter to keep the mood light & positive.
Testimonials – Feedback from Elsa’s courses
I’ve cut down on sweet treats, lost weight and I’m much happier in myself, the course has really changed the way I view food.
I’ve more energy and I feel more alert, I felt foggy & fatigued before.
I lost 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks which really motivated me to keep going.
I feel stronger and much more in control around food.
Your knowledge is so impressive & I love your balanced approach to eating & moderation.
I am much more aware of what actually constitutes a nutritionally ‘balanced diet’
Your tips are so clear, concise and well presented, it’s made healthy eating easy.
I’m much more aware of my emotional eating, now I stop and think before I eat and I’m making better choices.
I’ve massively increased my vegetable intake and it’s rubbing off on the rest of my family.
I’ve cut out the mindless snacking & I recognize when I’m experiencing ‘emotional hunger’!’
I love all your recipes, simple to make but very tasty and filling.
I’m much more organized with planning meals and batch cooking.
Well worth the time & money! Amazing value for what we got!
I’ve done loads of healthy eating courses before but this is the best experience I’ve ever had
I really appreciated the non preachy, relatable way you delivered the course. A very comfortable atmosphere within the group.
I’m sleeping better and I’m eating 3 proper meals a day instead of snacking all day.
I’m planning my meals and supermarket list much more effectively.
My mood and energy has improved, I’m not half as tired as I was.
Learning how various foods affect your body in good & bad ways has really motivated me to want to eat better, thank you.
Not only did I learn a lot about nutrition, I learnt a lot about me!
I will absolutely recommend this course to friends, thank you for your hard work & positivity.
My focus has changed to eating for my health and not just to control calories and weight
Is there a set diet plan or food rules that need to be followed? In a word, no. There is no set diet plan or food rules to follow. However, I do provide a framework to work off of which is based on effective healthy eating principles that will help you manage your weight and boost your overall health. My goal is to simplify nutrition so it feels do-able and enjoyable for you. There are also a collection of healthy recipes for you to try.
Some members will come with a specific weight loss goal in mind, others may simply wish to build their nutrition knowledge, improve eating habits and feel better in themselves. For others, it may be more about shifting mindset around self care and maintaining motivation in a supportive environment. Whatever your goal is, over time Nourish will enable you to:
- Cultivate a balanced eating approach that is sustainable, enjoyable & works for YOU
- Understand what constitutes a balanced diet & a nutritionally balanced meal.
- Know which foods give you lasting energy, keep you full and combat energy slumps
- Embrace self compassion and challenge negative self talk.
- Minimize and deal with sugar cravings
- Practice self love by prioritising your own self care.
- Recognize and overcome emotional eating.
- Be more mindful & intentional with your food & lifestyle choices
- Let go of the ‘all or nothing’ diet mindset and choose progress over perfection.
- Get organised and meal plan
- Cook Smarter, not harder
- Support your nervous system and your bodies ability to handle stress.
- Strengthen your gut health and immunity.
- Support your mood & hormone balance
What’s the cost?
Membership to NOURISH costs €36 per month which is paid as a monthly subscription. This is a fraction of what you would pay for 1:1 sessions making it affordable & accessible to more people.
Your monthly subscription starts upon sign-up and is deducted each month thereafter. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Terms & conditions are laid out in the payment section.
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