I started a routine of intermittent fasting with the help of Yvonne at "Make a Meal of it" in January 2019. I opted for a "nothing complicated" approach - just setting a daily window in which I could eat and drink whatever I wanted while being careful to control my intake outside of those hours - I guess I'm lucky that I like black coffee!
I was amazed by how easy the whole thing has been - it truly was not complicated, any hunger pangs disappeared in under 3 days and I didn't have to change things like the weekly shop. Indeed, I could even fit it around having a 1 year old in the house, the flexibility of the system means I didn't have to give up Sunday lunch! For the first time, this is a method that I can live with rather than living through!
After 4 months I'm pleased to announce that I've lost 20 lbs but that doesn't tell the whole story - it's great to be able to fit comfortably into clothes that were otherwise going to have to leave the wardrobe and I've seen an improvement in the results of a long term chronic medical condition.
Overall, I can't recommend Yvonne and "Make a Meal of it" highly enough, she has been constantly supportive, making herself available for questions at all hours, and the increase in the confidence I had in the method since I knew I had a source of knowledge available. I'm not intending to stop this style of eating - their are just too many positives. Chris, 36
I was introduced to Yvonne during lockdown. I suffer with a number of health issues mainly connected to a systemic lupus erythmatosis diagnosis when I was 19, which have caused a number of secondary illnesses. These, and my extensive medications have made my weight and overall health bad. I'd wake up feeling heavy and ill everyday. I had tried medical intervention for years but finally my GP recommend I look at my diet to see if my nutrition could be adjusted to help. Yvonne and I chatted in the original consultation and I was able to explain this wasn't about weight for me, that was a side effect, I just wanted to feel better.
Yvonne is brilliant.
She listens to what you need and want from her, not what a lot of specliasts do, when they try to convince you to do what they believe is best . Working with her I was able to change my lifestyle to what my body needed. I feel better than I have in years, weight loss was a side effect but not a main reason for the support. I was also able to find out I have an intolerance to cow protein because I switched what I was doing, again not something we were expecting. Yvonne is one of the kindest , most genuine, most knowledgeable people in her area of expertise I've ever met. She treats you as an equal and discusses with you the best way forward for you as an individual. I can honestly say there's nobody I trust more with my nutrition and she's always there if you are having a bad day or just need a question answered. Please give her a go, you won't regret it. Tracy