Our Programmes

We have a programme to suit everyone, each combining fitness and nutrition with inspirational support to ensure you reach your goals.

Optimum Weight Loss

LEARN TO LIVE IN TRUE BALANCE

This programme personally coaches you on our Method for impressive weight loss and positive habit change. We provide the science, the structure and the motivation to practice the method consistently for both impressive results and for your ‘new normal’ to fall into place. Led by our dieticians from our consulting rooms in Knightsbridge, this programme can be followed worldwide running for either 6- or 12-weeks.

 

"Going on the Optimum Weight Loss programme really was life-changing, physically but also mentally. A lifestyle change apprenticeship more than a diet." Olivia Notting Hill

 

Female clients who exercise regularly throughout the programme consistently achieve a weight loss of 10 kilos at the end of a 12-week programme, while male clients reach a loss of 12+ kilos. In addition, the Optimum Weight Loss programme helps you to understand how to eat for optimum nutrition the majority of the time, and most importantly how to integrate meals out and to enjoy pleasures of food and wine without trend dieting.

We go so much deeper than nutrition, with support to create the building blocks for optimal health including exercise, practical lifestyle advice and the steps for permanent habit change.

 

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Programmes

Hugely popular with those with significant weight to lose, serial dieters, those with heavy travel schedules or clients who regularly exercise but need to perfect their diet and lifestyle to deliver stunning results. Programmes of 6- and 12-weeks are available.

 

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Eat Beautifully

Following your initial consultation, we coach you in-depth on our Nutrition Method in a second consultation before moving into the programme support in eleven weekly consultations. With expert nutritional support providing all the materials and information you need to succeed, including our method, recipes and meal plans, which are tailored as you progress.

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Intelligent Workouts

We will help you to boost your activity levels and provide simple advice on how you exercise independently in the most effective manner. For best results combine with our personal training which is available for clients in London and the Home Counties either as one-off workshops or as part of your regular weekly schedule and are charged separately.

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LP Life

We will help you adopt the right mindset to succeed in your programme and adjust to your new normal. Our practical support will help you build your new foundation habits and make positive lifestyle changes ensuring long-lasting results.

 

Available worldwide with consultations in person at our Knightsbridge Clinic or by telephone and/or Skype. 

For more information or to book a consultation please contact 0203 862 5402 or info@louiseparker.uk.com

 

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Testimonials

This isn’t a weight loss program, its a life program that helps busy people learn to LIVE beautifully

Before starting I worried about the distance (the fact that I was in another country) as well as the cost. I worried about failing. I worried that I wasn’t worthier of the same status and value as the clientele list.
- what did the programme do for you and how did you feel?
I did the 12 week program and I felt absolutely great. The program felt easy to follow and the focus wasn’t dieting— finally! It was about being the best at living. I had forgotten in 30 years of dieting how to just live. The idea of being KIND to myself and being coached by someone like Alejandra (who looks likes a supermodel) felt strange at first…and yet was unexpectedly crucial in making true life style changes....

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Before starting I worried about the distance (the fact that I was in another country) as well as the cost. I worried about failing. I worried that I wasn’t worthier of the same status and value as the clientele list.
- what did the programme do for you and how did you feel?
I did the 12 week program and I felt absolutely great. The program felt easy to follow and the focus wasn’t dieting— finally! It was about being the best at living. I had forgotten in 30 years of dieting how to just live. The idea of being KIND to myself and being coached by someone like Alejandra (who looks likes a supermodel) felt strange at first…and yet was unexpectedly crucial in making true life style changes. I heartily recommend and have referred several of my friends to the website, books, blog, Instgram, and programs. This isn’t a weight loss program, its a life program that helps busy people learn to LIVE beautifully—something that people forget.

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Recomposing my body and at the same time learning how to do it on my own

In the past few years I have been putting on weight despite regular exercise and relatively clean eating habbits (veggies with every meal, good carbs, protein, etc). I got worried that what used to work in the past (few days of strict diet, some extra miles running) didn’t work now and I had to do something completely different. I knew although I was eating relatively clean I was doing something wrong but I didn’t know what. I also got worried on how easy will be to stick to the diet especially with my busy travel schedule.

The programme has done two things for me 1) it has changed my life in terms of how I look and feel 2) it has equipped me with the knowledge and capability to stay healthy. The programme achieved these two objectives by taking me through a journey of losing approximately 10kg of fat and recomposing my body and at the same time learning how to do it on my own if I have to again. The overall journey wasn’t short....

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In the past few years I have been putting on weight despite regular exercise and relatively clean eating habbits (veggies with every meal, good carbs, protein, etc). I got worried that what used to work in the past (few days of strict diet, some extra miles running) didn’t work now and I had to do something completely different. I knew although I was eating relatively clean I was doing something wrong but I didn’t know what. I also got worried on how easy will be to stick to the diet especially with my busy travel schedule.

The programme has done two things for me 1) it has changed my life in terms of how I look and feel 2) it has equipped me with the knowledge and capability to stay healthy. The programme achieved these two objectives by taking me through a journey of losing approximately 10kg of fat and recomposing my body and at the same time learning how to do it on my own if I have to again. The overall journey wasn’t short. The first part (and arguably most challenging) took about 4 months to reshape my body and lose the 10kg. That entailed a weekly ‘check-in’ call with Alejandra discussing what worked well/how I felt, week ahead risks that could derail my effort (e.g. travel, work dinners, etc) and fine adjustments on food and exercise. Those calls were always very energizing and helpful to stay on course.

The second part of the journey took about 8 months focusing on sustainability. For this part I decided to re-enforce my effort with monthly check in calls with Alejandra getting her guidance on overall approach, foods I was adding/taking away from my diet, as well as questions/concerns I had. This type of coaching and support was hugely beneficial to achieving my objectives and maintain healthy living.

I would absolutely recommend this programme to anyone who wants to reshape their body and learn (by doing) a few vital techniques to manage their weight and eating habits in a fun way.

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Aside from the weight loss, I have reduced my blood pressure and resting heart rate substantially

My biggest concern was how difficult changes might be - could we really stick with a different eating plan? Would it truly be something we would want to continue permanently? Would we get through the 12 weeks and want to go back to our previous ways? Would we crave sugar and milk and pasta or be constantly hungry? Would we be able to eat out and stay on plan?...

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My biggest concern was how difficult changes might be - could we really stick with a different eating plan? Would it truly be something we would want to continue permanently? Would we get through the 12 weeks and want to go back to our previous ways? Would we crave sugar and milk and pasta or be constantly hungry? Would we be able to eat out and stay on plan? Although we didn't meet our goals during the 12-week session, we are well on our way. The fact that we worked our way through 2 conferences and Christmas proved how easy this should be to maintain. We honestly can't envision ourselves eating any other way. We thought eating out might be very difficult, but with all the info and advice provided by you, we managed it quite nicely. It has completely changed the way we look at our food, as we now understand why we are eating or not eating certain things, how much we should be eating, and when we should be eating. We shop almost exclusively in the outside isles of the grocery store now. Aside from the weight loss (and many inches) I have reduced my blood pressure and resting heart rate substantially, which means the looming increase in my blood pressure medications will not need to happen. And I no longer feel bloated. I'm hopeful my cholesterol numbers will be better too, but won't know until the end of February. The program has also confirmed the importance of exercise, especially as we age.

We would definitely recommend the program to others! The fact that there are no gimmicks, no meals to purchase, and no pills/supplements to take is huge. I don't think weight loss is sustainable if you can't survive out in the world without someone supplying your meals, and I never like to take any more pills than I have to. Unlike most plans, we now have everything we need to continue this new way of eating. We have been educated about food and healthy eating. If we find ourselves gaining a bit of weight, we have all the information we need to get back into weight loss mode, without having to sign up again, or go back to pre-packaged meals. It was definitely a bit tricky for the first 2-3 weeks, changing my grocery shopping habits and having enough protein in the house for every meal! I'm finding it very easy to tweak my own recipes now, knowing exactly what I need and don't need in each meal.

It seems like a whole new world has opened up to us. I think one of the best things is that very few things are off limits, it's more about finding a way to eat them differently and some things not as often. It's not zero carbs, or zero sugars, or zero red meat like so many diet plans, and then people end up craving what they can't touch. It is simply a sensible eating plan. We looked forward to our Skype calls with you each week, keeping us on track and answering all of our questions, as well as providing encouragement and support.

Thank you Kat!!

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I felt more invigorated and positive, in mind and spirit

I contacted Louise Parker in desperation. Although not noticeably overweight to others, I had fat around my middle and no matter how I tried it would not shift; it was making me miserable and I couldn’t understand what more I could do. I had tried lots of nutritionists but found in most cases I understood nutrition better than they! So, I was sceptical that Louise Parker Ltd would be different....

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I contacted Louise Parker in desperation. Although not noticeably overweight to others, I had fat around my middle and no matter how I tried it would not shift; it was making me miserable and I couldn’t understand what more I could do. I had tried lots of nutritionists but found in most cases I understood nutrition better than they! So, I was sceptical that Louise Parker Ltd would be different. I was introduced to Alejandra (a dietician – more qualified than nutritionists which I didn’t appreciate) explained my symptoms and also that I am a vegan. Not only did Alejandra fully understand the nutritional needs of being a vegan but she also wholeheartedly supported me in this ethical choice of mine. I stuck to the food plan that she created for 3 months and miraculously the fat around my middle disappeared, before my very eyes! The diet plan was not only incredibly easy to follow but I felt more invigorated and positive, in mind and spirit.

Alejandra is nothing less than wonderful. She is kind (but firm!), professional, highly knowledgeable and a living embodiment of healthy eating. She has had a hugely positive impact on how I feel about myself - I will be forever grateful to her. I think everyone should have an Alejandra in their lives!

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A new way of thinking and being

Something has changed in my body for sure but most importantly something huge has changed in my mind. When I first started my journey with Catherine I was keen to know how and when I would lose the weight. I didn't think much about the pillars, or the recipes to be absolutely honest. However after the first week I saw the benefit of a structure, a framework, a new mindset and how the whole thing works....

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Something has changed in my body for sure but most importantly something huge has changed in my mind. When I first started my journey with Catherine I was keen to know how and when I would lose the weight. I didn't think much about the pillars, or the recipes to be absolutely honest. However after the first week I saw the benefit of a structure, a framework, a new mindset and how the whole thing works. The weight comes off but the journey has been the true value for me - learning how to be more mindful of how my body reacts, what it needs, how it works. I treated my sessions as an opportunity to reflect and learn more about how to read myself.

The pillars, the recipes and the structure the LP program offered me have become the norm for me, this is not a temporary change it is a new way of living for me.
Thank you!

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I now know pretty much how to do this on my own

Losing just over two stone (and taking five inches off my waist) is not the best thing about my sessions with Catherine (although they certainly come close!) The best thing is that I now know pretty much how to do this on my own. Thanks to Catherine and the LP way of doing things I understand my body better and the science behind how it responds to what I give it and how I treat it.

I feel so much more connected with the physical me and this gives me a sense of control that I seemed to have lost....

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Losing just over two stone (and taking five inches off my waist) is not the best thing about my sessions with Catherine (although they certainly come close!) The best thing is that I now know pretty much how to do this on my own. Thanks to Catherine and the LP way of doing things I understand my body better and the science behind how it responds to what I give it and how I treat it.

I feel so much more connected with the physical me and this gives me a sense of control that I seemed to have lost. The biggest challenge was organising myself so that I had the best foods at hand both at home and work and carved out time to exercise. But with Catherine's brilliant practical help and warm encouragement it's become a habit.

I have also learned that hoovering up biscuits and sweets between deadlines at my desk is not actually a treat. But a delicious afternoon tea with a friend is! Balancing special days with the everyday but making that everyday just as worthwhile has made me much happier.

I look after myself so much more. I'm over 50, have a thyroid problem, am post menopausal, hate the gym and have a stressful night-shift job. And I can honestly say I have never felt better! Thankyou so much.

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I am fitter and healthier than at any time in twenty years

I followed the Louise Parker Optimum Weight Loss programme under Catherine’s guidance from November 2015 to February 2016 and have continued with the Lifestyle programme and personal training with Idris since then. I lost nearly 10 kilogrammes of body fat and have kept most of it off by sticking to the sustainable habits that Catherine taught me and have since become part of the way I live....

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I followed the Louise Parker Optimum Weight Loss programme under Catherine’s guidance from November 2015 to February 2016 and have continued with the Lifestyle programme and personal training with Idris since then. I lost nearly 10 kilogrammes of body fat and have kept most of it off by sticking to the sustainable habits that Catherine taught me and have since become part of the way I live. I work in the private equity industry where the regular demanding workload is punctuated periodically by intense “exit events” that place sustained and relentless pressure on the Chief Financial Officer. It was in preparation for such a period that I contacted Louise Parker to help me become what I called “exit fit” in both body and mind. My increased metabolism, energy and alertness allowed me to sustain long hours of stressful overnight and weekend working without any of the physical and mental symptoms of exhaustion that I had experienced on previous deals. Instead of comfort eating and drinking, I reached for the protein hits that Catherine had taught me: boiled eggs, ham and cheese being particular favourites, along with the yoghurt and fruit shakes that have become part of my daily routine. While the intensity of the exit process allowed no time for training, I was delighted to discover on checking in with Catherine afterwards that I had lost another kilogramme. Once Idris had stretched out some of the aches and pains, I found that my improved strength and flexibility remained intact and I am raring to go again.

Thank you to the entire Louise Parker team for giving me the tools to look after myself through a physically and mentally demanding period - I am fitter and healthier than at any time in twenty years.

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Changing people's lives is no small feat

Catherine you have a natural gift for what you do. Changing people's lives is no small feat. I think it's easy for people to underestimate how much energy and commitment you have to give to invest yourself so much in your client's well being and success....

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Catherine you have a natural gift for what you do. Changing people's lives is no small feat. I think it's easy for people to underestimate how much energy and commitment you have to give to invest yourself so much in your client's well being and success. When we first met I didn't think it was possible any longer to regain control of my weight and frantically improve how I felt about my body. I learn something valuable every time we meet. Thank you again.

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My new habits will last a lifetime

After years of trying numerous high profile 'diets', I found that I was still putting on weight so knew I need to take control of my eating habits before I turned 40!! I had been following Louise for 2 years on Instagram and she had always been supported so signing up to the program was a very easy decision....

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After years of trying numerous high profile 'diets', I found that I was still putting on weight so knew I need to take control of my eating habits before I turned 40!! I had been following Louise for 2 years on Instagram and she had always been supported so signing up to the program was a very easy decision. The program enabled me to continue with a busy lifestyle, knowing that I had the support of Amelie at the end of the phone/email whenever I needed it and she was prepared to keep me in the right direction if a started to stray. Being a vegetarian, mum of 4 and working full time with extensive travel - I couldn't recommend this program enough and my new habits will last a lifetime'

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It is the first time in years that I feel myself again

I want to thank Catherine because she was exactly what I needed it. Every time I went to see her she encourage me and I left the office feeling happier and strong. She gave me the perfect balance of understanding of my circumstances but also she pushed me a bit every time so I did not make excuses....

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I want to thank Catherine because she was exactly what I needed it. Every time I went to see her she encourage me and I left the office feeling happier and strong. She gave me the perfect balance of understanding of my circumstances but also she pushed me a bit every time so I did not make excuses. Catherine was amazingly diligent when I had questions. For example, if I had a dinner out, she would immediately look for the restaurant and the menu and always gave me advise with a positive outlook. She would tell me all the things I could eat instead of focusing on what I should not eat.

Also, she has great knowledge about nutrition and about the Louise Parker Method. Catherine really made my process of loosing weight and reaching my goal easy and smooth. Her warm and happy personality made every appointment a real pleasure.

After having 2 children, it is the first time in years that I feel myself again. My weight after the programme is the same as when I was 15 years old.

Thank you to Louise Parker for this outstanding programme and service.

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I found the whole experience literally life changing

I found the programme rather inspiring as I ate regularly, very well at meal times with any sacrifice outweighed by the immediate loss of weight and the fact that I felt and still feel extremely well.
The programme's personal manual was very easy to understand and follow with an ideal amount of flexibility so that I found it natural to only concentrate on the variety of food I am allowed to eat rather than worrying about what I might be missing....

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I found the programme rather inspiring as I ate regularly, very well at meal times with any sacrifice outweighed by the immediate loss of weight and the fact that I felt and still feel extremely well.
The programme's personal manual was very easy to understand and follow with an ideal amount of flexibility so that I found it natural to only concentrate on the variety of food I am allowed to eat rather than worrying about what I might be missing. The meetings and telephone calls were very helpful and it was always a real boost to see the results at a weigh in and Anna's encouragement and enthusiasm infectious. I would have been mortified if I had let her down by temptation to eat something I shouldn't and then seeing a slowing in progress.
I felt it was a team effort with high praise a meaningful reward. The successful progress building to make this a new way of life.
I was commended often on my willpower, but it was not a sacrifice and I found the whole experience literally life changing.

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I now feel I am ready to face the world

My biggest concern was that this would just be 'another diet' and that I would be wasting my time and money! As I had not succeeded with diets in the past, i was skeptical that anything ever would work, but i was desperate to lose weight so decided to give it a go.

The program was great from the very start. Anna was amazing, so friendly and put me at ease straight away - she understood and addressed all my concerns and was more than happy to answer all my questions (in some cases over and over again until i understood fully)!...

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My biggest concern was that this would just be 'another diet' and that I would be wasting my time and money! As I had not succeeded with diets in the past, i was skeptical that anything ever would work, but i was desperate to lose weight so decided to give it a go.

The program was great from the very start. Anna was amazing, so friendly and put me at ease straight away - she understood and addressed all my concerns and was more than happy to answer all my questions (in some cases over and over again until i understood fully)! I found the discipline of going to see / have calls with Anna every week really helped me to stick to the plan, and within a few weeks I found I was understanding the concept of how to eat well (and to lose weight) and it was becoming ingrained.

The results were rapid and having Anna as my own personal cheerleader / counselor / sounding board / friendly face to chat through everything just made the process so much easier. I now feel I am ready to face the world and continue on the journey, with no hint of slipping back into bad habits.

The recipes were great - I have never cooked so much in my life but everything is easy to follow and way tastier than the many microwave meals i consumed before. It also means that when I do have a treat (which i can now do without being consumed by guilt!) its really worth it, and i go straight back to my usual cooking the next day.


Would you recommend our programme?

YES!! It is expensive, but I said to myself at the outset, if there was anything i could spend my money on, it would be to be thin. Well I'm not 100% there but I am well on the way and have all the tools i need to support myself going forward and get to my goal - but its also great to know that I can go back if i ever need a pep talk from Anna!

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Louise Parker followed me step by step

I had been feeling tired, my mind was slow, my sleep was never enough, and I had been also feeling swollen like a sausage, the skin was so tight around my thighs that it was itching, I had been trying to lose some weight without any success in the last previous months, then on December 3rd, it was my birthday, and I was flying to London to celebrate with my partner, when on the British Airways magazine I saw Louise Parker advertisement, and I said to me this is what I am looking for!

But I am Italian I live in Italy, I did not know if it could work, anyway I took a picture of the e mail address and when I got home I wrote to Louise Parker to enquire
about the method and see if I could enroll etc...

I must say I have nearly tried all the diets on earth but, at the end, either I did not lose weight, either I took all my kilos back in a very short time.
I started the programme, and loved it, for many reasons:...

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I had been feeling tired, my mind was slow, my sleep was never enough, and I had been also feeling swollen like a sausage, the skin was so tight around my thighs that it was itching, I had been trying to lose some weight without any success in the last previous months, then on December 3rd, it was my birthday, and I was flying to London to celebrate with my partner, when on the British Airways magazine I saw Louise Parker advertisement, and I said to me this is what I am looking for!

But I am Italian I live in Italy, I did not know if it could work, anyway I took a picture of the e mail address and when I got home I wrote to Louise Parker to enquire
about the method and see if I could enroll etc...

I must say I have nearly tried all the diets on earth but, at the end, either I did not lose weight, either I took all my kilos back in a very short time.
I started the programme, and loved it, for many reasons: - First of all Amelie, the talks we had once a week, the chance to check all my doubts, the answers she gave, her savoir faire, and her touch made the difference, the feeling that someone would look after me and also check on me, the chance to write any doubts by mail and get a prompt and satisfying response was a great help.
- then what I think was really important is the number of tasty recipes, you know if you tell me I can eat 120gr. chicken then if I am not a good cook, or if I lack imagination after 2 weeks of plain grilled chicken I quit and this was not the case
- then the result: I started Louise Programme on 22nd January and my weight was 79 kg and when I enrolled my goal was to lose 6 kilos in order to weigh 73 I must say that in any of the diets I had previously followed I had never been able to weigh less than 73 kg.
- on 22nd April my weight was 70,6 kg but what was amazing were measurements
when we started my thighs were cm.64 and now they are cm 57.5 my waist was 99 and now it is 87.5
I used to wear a size 50 and now I bought size 46 jeans and a pair is size 44
What I did was just: follow the method, write the food diary which is vital, do the exercise and enjoy the method with the right mindset

Now I sleep very well, I am more energetic, more concentrated, my mind is fresh and I my body and my mind are light.

During the programme I was not closed in a castle far from temptations, I lived my everyday life, working, dealing with my family, travelling, and Louise Parker followed me step by step, Amelie was always there to help to balance my programme if I had parties, dinners, or celebrations.
and when I had a doubt on the exercise, then Tara was ready to help and give me important tips.

Now I am starting the maintenance programme and I am sure I will enjoy it as well.

Thank you !!!!!

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If you want to lose weight and keep it off in a simple and effective way then this is the right step for you.

Having seen my weight fluctuate over the years and having reached the big 50 I was really looking for sensible diet advice that worked. A couple of friends recommended the Louise Parker Method to me so I decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed!...

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Having seen my weight fluctuate over the years and having reached the big 50 I was really looking for sensible diet advice that worked. A couple of friends recommended the Louise Parker Method to me so I decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed! Gently guided by the wonderful Amelie, I lost a stone in weight and am now in a size 8 for the first time in years. Amelie was a charming and knowledgeable support who made it all very easy to understand and who encouraged me throughout the 12 week programme. I can't recommend highly enough the principles Louise Parker espouses. If you want to lose weight ,and keep it off, in a simple and effective way then this is the right step for you.

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I now really enjoy all the foods that my mind told me I didn't like!

Before I started your program, I was very averse to change in nearly all aspects of my life! Extremely adamant that there was no way I could change the way I ate, but knew that I had to change! I therefore started your program with determination all be it with trepidation!...

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Before I started your program, I was very averse to change in nearly all aspects of my life! Extremely adamant that there was no way I could change the way I ate, but knew that I had to change! I therefore started your program with determination all be it with trepidation! When I told you that I ate porridge every morning with whole fat milk, you nearly fell off your chair laughing! However, here I am all these months later, at my goal weight, with improved muscle mass, body water, metabolic age and bone mass. I now really enjoy all the foods that my mind told me I didn't like! I therefore wanted to just say thank you for all your advice, help and support.

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Go For It

From the get-go, Louise Parker and her team were nothing but professional and efficient. Planned phone call appointments were precisely to time and all staff were friendly and helpful. The communication is great.

I had deliberated about doing the plan for three years, mainly due to the cost. All of my concerns and worries about spending quite a lot of money (for me) disappeared immediately. I committed to the Optimum Weight Loss plan. As far as the food plan goes it is very comprehensive. It takes commitment but I have that in buckets.

The weekly support is reassuring and realistic. Never critical or negative. At one point my assigned dietitian even offered to research the best restaurants for my eating plan in a city that I was planning to visit. This sums up the level of dedication that is shown to clients. Nothing is too much trouble....

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From the get-go, Louise Parker and her team were nothing but professional and efficient. Planned phone call appointments were precisely to time and all staff were friendly and helpful. The communication is great.

I had deliberated about doing the plan for three years, mainly due to the cost. All of my concerns and worries about spending quite a lot of money (for me) disappeared immediately. I committed to the Optimum Weight Loss plan. As far as the food plan goes it is very comprehensive. It takes commitment but I have that in buckets.

The weekly support is reassuring and realistic. Never critical or negative. At one point my assigned dietitian even offered to research the best restaurants for my eating plan in a city that I was planning to visit. This sums up the level of dedication that is shown to clients. Nothing is too much trouble. The recipes are delicious. I'm vegetarian and still found plenty of choice. Gorgeous breakfasts, delicious lunches and dinners and loads of simple but tasty snacks - sweet and savoury.

I achieved the goal I set out for but am continuing with the plan for a while longer, partly due to how natural and delicious the plan has become to me and also because of the achievements I have made I now want more for myself than I initially thought was possible.

I wholeheartedly recommend using this Louise Parker and the various plans. I can't imagine anyone ever regretting doing this transformation - I know I don't. Go for it.

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So, how will you feel three months from now?

once read: imagine how you would feel today if you’d made the commitment to improve your life when you first thought about it, three months ago. Well, as clichéd as it sounds, I can now tell you … I feel fantastic!...

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once read: imagine how you would feel today if you’d made the commitment to improve your life when you first thought about it, three months ago. Well, as clichéd as it sounds, I can now tell you … I feel fantastic! It’s now five months since I committed to the Optimum Weight Loss programme after several months of deliberation and procrastination and the change is incredible. I live in the Caribbean and travel internationally a lot for work, which is great but does make it difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle. In my case, I neither ate well nor paid any real attention to my health, the obvious outcome was that my weight increased steadily with every passing year. I knew it was time for a change but did not know how to go about making a new life? Fortunately, on one business trip, I spotted the advert for Louise Parker in an in-flight magazine and it immediately grabbed my attention. This is what I needed and I was not disappointed!

Although I knew what the programme generally entailed, I could not imagine the support I was about to receive. Alejandra (my Dietician) has been an absolute pillar of strength, support, compassion, and empathy throughout but what makes her extra special is that she also got to know how I think and sees through all my excuses. She never judges me but she does keep me on the straight and narrow, which is what I need. She has a passion for health, an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of nutrition and a genuine love of food and seeing people improve. The plan she created for me has not only helped me shed more than twice my initial goal but it has given me the insight to make the sensible choices I need to look after myself. For probably the first time in my life, I know how to structure my nutrition, to make my body work with me and not against me. She has guided me on how to remain on track with my goals during long haul flights and conferences with rich, over-indulgent meals. She draws on her academic knowledge and experience as a dancer to make sure that I get the best advice; I had a lot of questions throughout the process which she answered almost immediately, despite the five hour time difference.

This is not just a fad diet or a passing craze … this is fundamentally ‘teach a man to fish’; Alejandra taught me how to eat, she didn’t just tell me what to eat. And once that knowledge is gained, it can never be lost. Sure, I may stray from the path occasionally but it’s not long before I hear Alejandra’s voice at the back of my head asking what I’ll do to compensate for my ‘indiscretion’ … and I happily do what it takes.

If you follow it, the programme works! So, how will you feel three months from now?

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I have struggled with weight for about 25 years

Like many others I have tried countless diets, food help programmes, and many other programmes. There were successes in the past, but the gains were temporary. With time I kept enjoying the foods and gaining weight, in many cases ending even heavier than before....

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Like many others I have tried countless diets, food help programmes, and many other programmes. There were successes in the past, but the gains were temporary. With time I kept enjoying the foods and gaining weight, in many cases ending even heavier than before. I have a somewhat busy lifestyle with travel around the world, which makes me enjoy dinning different menus. As I was slowly gaining back weight and reaching the point of needing new clothes, I decided it was time again to search for an option.

I found Louise Parker's ad and it seemed targeted for travellers like me. It promised to teach me how to eat properly. It was not a diet, it was a guide. I started the programme with the intention to only loose 10 kilograms, which would bring me to a low point reached some 4 years back. At the beginning I was not believing that I would eat things I like and lose weight. I had to postpone taking certain foods, but I was happy to do so and focused on my goal. My weekly calls were encouraging and helped me focus on my goal.

As I was progressing with excitement and approaching the goal, I decided that I wanted to lose additional 2 kilograms, and then another 2. I signed for a second 12 weeks program with the intention to learn how to maintain my gains. As weight continued to come down slowly, I decided to stop limiting myself and to start believing. The goal shifted to "no belly fat". So far, I have lost about 18 kilograms and over 3 sizes of clothing. I had to purchase some work suits twice as sizes kept coming down!

I am learning how to maintain and still lose some weight at a more controlled and slower pace. At the beginning I was not believing myself, but I have reached the weight I had when I was 18 years old. I have more energy, I feel healthy and I feel good about how I look. People around are noticing and asking question. On top of that, I still enjoy my wine, deserts, chocolates and pizzas. I just learned how to eat this time and make the best choices available.

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Going on the Optimum Weight Loss programme really was life-changing

Going on the Optimum Weight Loss programme really was life-changing, physically but also mentally. A lifestyle change apprenticeship more than a diet. I got amazing support from my Dietitian and not only learnt about the inner workings of my body, but rediscovered flavours and taste, while changing the shape of my body quite seamlessly....

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Going on the Optimum Weight Loss programme really was life-changing, physically but also mentally. A lifestyle change apprenticeship more than a diet. I got amazing support from my Dietitian and not only learnt about the inner workings of my body, but rediscovered flavours and taste, while changing the shape of my body quite seamlessly. I feel well-equipped to carry on the journey by myself, and now I understand how my body works and how to regulate it, I can't imagine ever going back!

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It has really been life changing

I know that it is ‘only’ 11 kilos, but I feel so different! And I am happier, more confident, more efficient....

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I know that it is ‘only’ 11 kilos, but I feel so different! And I am happier, more confident, more efficient. It’s fantastic, and honestly, that is motivation enough to continue.

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I achieved unbelievable results immediately

I was a little nervous commencing my Optimum Weight Loss Program but I achieved unbelievable results immediately. With expert nutritional / lifestyle guidance and personal training I've been able to get steady and consistent weight loss and a body changing outcome....

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I was a little nervous commencing my Optimum Weight Loss Program but I achieved unbelievable results immediately. With expert nutritional / lifestyle guidance and personal training I've been able to get steady and consistent weight loss and a body changing outcome. I've regained my confidence, wearing great clothes and am enjoying a social life once again. Most importantly I feel fit and healthy for the first time in ages. I can't thank the team enough for helping me get 'me' back. I couldn't have done it without them.

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Amazing Programme with fantastic results!!

Thank you very much Alejandra and Louise for this fantastic Programme with a great support and motivation.
Alejandra helped me with good tips and inspired every week!...

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Thank you very much Alejandra and Louise for this fantastic Programme with a great support and motivation.
Alejandra helped me with good tips and inspired every week! I feel full of energy, confident, positive and healthy!

I really enjoy this new lifestyle and I feel so good!

Thank you for all!

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Both Catherine and Louise have inspired me to find my true body again!

They encouraged me all the way through the plan which is not really at all onerous. Sticking to it pays dividends and combining with excercise, the results have been fantastic!...

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They encouraged me all the way through the plan which is not really at all onerous. Sticking to it pays dividends and combining with excercise, the results have been fantastic! I now have a healthy and trim body of a 45 year old albeit in a 61 year old case!

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I could not have got this started without LP

Thanks for all the help and encouragement. I could not have got this started without LP....

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Thanks for all the help and encouragement. I could not have got this started without LP. I have carried on with the program - currently total kg loss 12kg (from 73.3kg to 61.3 kg) and almost fitting in a size 8) I think I was between a size 14 and 12 when I came to see you first!

Thanks again, LP is amazing!

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It was SO easy!

In the 12 weeks that I worked the program I not only learnt that I could eat the most delicious food, lose weight (and pretty rapidly) but that for the first time ever I was not obsessed with the diet. It was SO easy! I remained full and satisfied all day and barely even thought about food at all....

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In the 12 weeks that I worked the program I not only learnt that I could eat the most delicious food, lose weight (and pretty rapidly) but that for the first time ever I was not obsessed with the diet. It was SO easy! I remained full and satisfied all day and barely even thought about food at all. I have now reached my target weight and I am very confident that the weight will stay off for good.
I have learnt a new way of eating for life.

I can so happily eat out at restaurants knowing exactly what to order and never feeling like am on a diet and therefore missing out!

I even feel confident going on holiday knowing that not only do I feel great about how I look but also that I can take my maintainance eating plan with me and not put on weight and if I decide to indulge a little more I don't care because I know that if I go back onto the weight loss program for even one week when I get back then any excess has gone - just like that!

I am so extremely grateful to the Louise Parker program and all the lovely people that work there. I can honestly say it has completely changed my life!

I walk with my head held high now knowing I look the best I can! It has given me so much confidence and freedom to just live my life and not have food/body image etc ruin it!

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I have been really happy with the support

I have been really happy with the support that I have felt from Louise Parker and my DIetitian, Alejandra in particular. But more than anything I am just so pleased with the results. I really enjoy my new body and figure and shopping for clothes is now such a treat....

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I have been really happy with the support that I have felt from Louise Parker and my DIetitian, Alejandra in particular. But more than anything I am just so pleased with the results. I really enjoy my new body and figure and shopping for clothes is now such a treat. My beach and pool side vacation was my target end milestone and for the first time since I became a mother I am looking forward to prancing around in a Bikini for a whole week.

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You were great

I wanted to text you last Friday to thank you for your kindness and your professionalism. You were great. Actually every time we met or talked you found just the right note to address things....

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I wanted to text you last Friday to thank you for your kindness and your professionalism. You were great. Actually every time we met or talked you found just the right note to address things. Each time I walk out of Eaton Gate feeling better, feeling cared for and supported and also with some creative ideas that I had not considered.

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Thank you again for keeping me inspired!

I just wanted to thank you for your email encouraging me to stick to eating well just before the holidays. It was inspiring; I weighed 51 kg before the holidays, and 2 weeks post holidays my weight is the same....

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I just wanted to thank you for your email encouraging me to stick to eating well just before the holidays. It was inspiring; I weighed 51 kg before the holidays, and 2 weeks post holidays my weight is the same. Thank you for teaching me about eating well, intelligently and healthily while accomodating my gourmet tastes! I have been on numerous events, business trips, family holidays, late night work etc... in the past months since ending my intensive and never regained the weight.

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I really can't thank you enough for the care and interest

I really can't thank you enough for the care and interest which reaches well past the original programme itself.
I have been doing quite a fair amount of travelling over the last few weeks with all that would normally be associated with business travel and really have stayed very much on the straight and narrow. As I said to you a number of times I do feel that I have achieved far too much to give it all away!...

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I really can't thank you enough for the care and interest which reaches well past the original programme itself.
I have been doing quite a fair amount of travelling over the last few weeks with all that would normally be associated with business travel and really have stayed very much on the straight and narrow. As I said to you a number of times I do feel that I have achieved far too much to give it all away! Similarly my blood pressure is now far better controlled and my aim of a reduction in medication is fast becoming a real probability.
My best recent moment was in my annual medical last week when my doctor greeted me with a gasp of ....WOW... !!!.
So...thank you for the offer of a weigh in after Christmas, but please do not take offence if I say thanks but no thanks as I really am swimming without armbands.!!
You know I cant speak highly enough of you!!

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I want to thank you very much for all the help

want to thank you very much for all the help you gave me and for your encouragement coupled with your very positive approach. It made it all so much easier....

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want to thank you very much for all the help you gave me and for your encouragement coupled with your very positive approach. It made it all so much easier. Never being hungry, never being tired and being able to see the changes were very nice and an incentive to keep up the good work. Plus eating the foods I like anyway!

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It was a real eye opener

Three months ago I was six kilos overweight (after having my fourth baby a year before that) and desperate. I was exercising and I thought I was eating healthy but my weight would not budge. I contacted Louise Parker and started the Optimum Weight Loss program with an amazing Dietitian, Catherine...

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Three months ago I was six kilos overweight (after having my fourth baby a year before that) and desperate. I was exercising and I thought I was eating healthy but my weight would not budge. I contacted Louise Parker and started the Optimum Weight Loss program with an amazing Dietitian, Catherine It was a real eye opener what Catherine taught me about my eating habits what not to eat and portion control. My metabolism is slow to begin with so working intelligently to lose weight and to maintain it was vital for me. So far I lost 9 kilos and i am ecstatic. Thank you Catherine and Louise Parker for helping reach my goal!

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Louise instantly ‘got it’

My daughter was 15 when we went to see Louise Parker. She was desperately unhappy about her body and recent weight gain. I was so afraid to take her anywhere and make a ‘big deal’ of it, but equally she was begging me for my help. My GP suggested that I gave Louise a call. Louise instantly ‘got it’....

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My daughter was 15 when we went to see Louise Parker. She was desperately unhappy about her body and recent weight gain. I was so afraid to take her anywhere and make a ‘big deal’ of it, but equally she was begging me for my help. My GP suggested that I gave Louise a call. Louise instantly ‘got it’. She made sure that my daughter didn’t enter into ‘yo-yo’ dieting and was so generous in sharing her past personal experiences. She’s literally taught her how to eat (and have her cake) and inspired her to find her own exercise routine, which she does to this very day – and I don’t even nag her. Louise supported me throughout and told me when to ‘but out’ and let her take total responsibility for her results. It’s been fantastic for the whole family actually and we all eat better and make so much more effort at the weekends to be outside and having fun. My daughter turns 17 this month and is confident, active and vibrant – and we have you to thank. Thank you so very much."

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I have never felt more confident about what I look like

I can’t believe the transformation that the programme has given me this year. Having lost nearly 2 stone and come down 2+ dress sizes; embarking on my new life with a new look, I have never felt more confident about what I look like than I do today....

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I can’t believe the transformation that the programme has given me this year. Having lost nearly 2 stone and come down 2+ dress sizes; embarking on my new life with a new look, I have never felt more confident about what I look like than I do today. I still want to lose more weight but with this programme and going back to ballet I can’t believe the difference. I got measured last night by my private tutor after completing a 6-week programme; every measurement taken at the start has gone down by between half and 2 inches! What an incentive.

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The Optimum Weight Loss Programme is an investment in a better life!

The Optimum Weight Loss Programme is an investment in a better life! The plan is easy and you need to stick with it, but when you think about the foods you give up and the changes to make, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. I spend a lot of my time travelling for work, which means eating out, eating at irregular times and as a vegetarian, eating whatever is available. Thanks to this plan I was able to adapt my lifestyle and eating habits to eat healthily and think about food differently, wherever I was. I have never felt hungry or like I was on a diet and all the while eating more food than if I was dieting....

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The Optimum Weight Loss Programme is an investment in a better life! The plan is easy and you need to stick with it, but when you think about the foods you give up and the changes to make, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. I spend a lot of my time travelling for work, which means eating out, eating at irregular times and as a vegetarian, eating whatever is available. Thanks to this plan I was able to adapt my lifestyle and eating habits to eat healthily and think about food differently, wherever I was. I have never felt hungry or like I was on a diet and all the while eating more food than if I was dieting. It takes focus and planning, but with the help of Catherine, this was made easy. I had a plan tailored to my dietary and travel requirements and a fantastic person to check up on me, provide useful advice and support and keep me on track.

The plan works and I love the compliments I’ve received from people. I’ll end up paying more in new clothes than I did on the plan itself, but looking and feeling so much better for it!

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I AM 51 YEARS OLD AND FEEL MORE YOUTHFUL AND HAVE MORE ENERGY NOW THAN I DID WHEN I WAS 41.

If I had been told I would be ending 2014 feeling and looking as I do now I would have laughed. I am 51 years old and feel more youthful and have more energy now than I did when I was 41. This year has probably been one of the hardest and most emotional years of my life. I finally made the decision to change my life in January; the first step being walking away from a very unhappy 22 year relationship....

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If I had been told I would be ending 2014 feeling and looking as I do now I would have laughed. I am 51 years old and feel more youthful and have more energy now than I did when I was 41. This year has probably been one of the hardest and most emotional years of my life. I finally made the decision to change my life in January; the first step being walking away from a very unhappy 22 year relationship. Adjusting to a new life in London and learning to be single after so long occupied most of the first few months of the year. I was at my heaviest; comfort eating and accepting too many social invitations all of which involved drinking too much! I wasn’t exercising either, despite the many New Year resolutions.

It was during a business flight to the US in April when I saw the Louise Parker advert. The glamorous and toned model initially put me off; I didn’t think I would be the type of client that the team would want to take on, so I waited two months before I plucked up the courage to contact the team. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Having already taken steps to lose half a stone in weight I arrived at my first consultation where I met Alejandra. She was amazing; the empathy, patience and support she showed me during that first 2 hours made all the difference.

Working with Ale and with my personal trainer Mark over 12 weeks on the Optimum Weight Loss programme, the transformation was phenomenal. Since July I have lost a total of two stone; dropped over two dress sizes and my body shape has changed completely. At 5’ 11’’ this has had a dramatic effect on the way I look and feel.

Not only that, my whole approach to food is very different. I have almost become an exercise maniac. As someone who has always been naturally sporty, I have taken up cycling; thrown myself back into running but even more importantly I have taken up ballet (mixed with Pilates and yoga).

Everything about my life is on the up; I decided to go away sailing for Christmas and I feel I now have a body I can show off in a bikini! Learning to sail has also been part of my 2014 journey. I sleep so much better, something I struggled with for years. I can now cope with the all the changes my new life brings and I feel so much more positive about embracing the future. Without the Louise Parker team, especially Ale, I would not have been able to achieve this; a heartfelt thank you for helping me to end 2014 on such a high.

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I am honing what I have learnt and fully expect to be in the best shape ever in my 52nd year

I have been concerned about my weight for all my adult life and have been slim and not so slim – never enormous but larger than I would have liked to have been. I successfully lost 21lbs on my own over the last 2 years but then got stuck. I was trying so hard but getting nowhere. I have always exercised a lot and thought I knew quite a bit about nutrition....

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I have been concerned about my weight for all my adult life and have been slim and not so slim – never enormous but larger than I would have liked to have been. I successfully lost 21lbs on my own over the last 2 years but then got stuck. I was trying so hard but getting nowhere. I have always exercised a lot and thought I knew quite a bit about nutrition. In desperation on holiday in Turkey I emailed Louise Parker – this was the time to finally find out where I was going wrong. At the first meeting I was sceptical – surely I couldn't eat all this food so often and lose weight! I did – I consistently lost 2lbs every week and quickly got to a comfortable weight just by sticking to the plan.

What I needed was good solid nutritional advice and that is what I have got from Aoife. I needed to eat more during the day (a lot more, and less in the evening). No nonsense, clear and simple. The plan means I am eating all day. Giving up the alcohol wasn’t too difficult either. When you can see the results every week that is enough motivation for anyone.

The weekly meetings are a must and I gained real insight into why a huge bowl of porridge with honey and nuts and fruit probably wasn't the best breakfast when trying to lose weight. It all made me realise just how much food I needed and the balance of protein and carbohydrate. After eschewing bread and fruit for the last few years it was a joy to add these back to my weekly food plan.

I can’t recommend Louise Parker enough.

My location meant I couldn't take advantage of the personal training element of the method, however, my own fitness regime coupled with a local gym personal training session occasionally has given me unbelievable results. I have signed up for the Lifestyle Programme to see me through the next 12 months – I am honing what I have learnt and fully expect to be in the best shape ever in my 52nd year. Thank you.

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I have changed my lifestyle for good

Like many who set out on a new program, there is a level of scepticism and when you understand what you have to do, it is also very logical and there is no magic, just great advice. But results I got, 15 kg in 12 weeks considering my lifestyle was hugely satisfying, and in no small part that was due to excellent support and guidance of Alejandra. I think the best thing I can say is that I was not on a diet, I have changed my approach to food and now make better choices and have changed my lifestyle for good....

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Like many who set out on a new program, there is a level of scepticism and when you understand what you have to do, it is also very logical and there is no magic, just great advice. But results I got, 15 kg in 12 weeks considering my lifestyle was hugely satisfying, and in no small part that was due to excellent support and guidance of Alejandra. I think the best thing I can say is that I was not on a diet, I have changed my approach to food and now make better choices and have changed my lifestyle for good. .

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I have changed my lifestyle for good

Like many who set out on a new program, there is a level of scepticism and when you understand what you have to do, it is also very logical and there is no magic, just great advice.

But results I got, 15 kg in 12 weeks considering my lifestyle was hugely satisfying, and in no small part that was due to excellent support and guidance of Alejandra....

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Like many who set out on a new program, there is a level of scepticism and when you understand what you have to do, it is also very logical and there is no magic, just great advice.

But results I got, 15 kg in 12 weeks considering my lifestyle was hugely satisfying, and in no small part that was due to excellent support and guidance of Alejandra. I think the best thing I can say is that I was not on a diet, I have changed my approach to food and now make better choices and have changed my lifestyle for good

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Better health, looking better and feeling amazing!

I am so pleased with the programme and with Aoife's guidance and support. Really I can't express enough how happy I feel and the excitement I have of better health and looking better and feeling amazing!...

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I am so pleased with the programme and with Aoife's guidance and support. Really I can't express enough how happy I feel and the excitement I have of better health and looking better and feeling amazing! I absolutely will continue the programme until I reach my desired goal and learn about maintaining my achievements.

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FABULOUS!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for developing the Optimum Weight Loss programme and for your generosity in giving me the chance to work with your team and to learn a whole new way of approaching my eating. It's truly been life changing! You will remember that before I started the programme I was in a rut, feeling distinctly frumpy and worried that I would never get back to the old me, that I simply had too much weight to lose and was destined to just accepting that this was how it was going to be.

How do I feel now?

FABULOUS!...

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for developing the Optimum Weight Loss programme and for your generosity in giving me the chance to work with your team and to learn a whole new way of approaching my eating. It's truly been life changing! You will remember that before I started the programme I was in a rut, feeling distinctly frumpy and worried that I would never get back to the old me, that I simply had too much weight to lose and was destined to just accepting that this was how it was going to be.

How do I feel now?

FABULOUS! Honestly, from day one the programme just clicked for me. It made sense. It wasn't gimmicky. The recipes were fast, straight forward and a great blend of all the different types of cuisine that I love to eat. This was such a bonus because the meal suggestions were enticing and I never felt like I was deprived or had to cook a "special" meal for myself which nobody else would be interested in eating! Many of the meals on the plan are now firm family favourites.

On top of that was the incredible support of my dietitian. To have someone there that you need to be accountable to really pushed me in the first few weeks to keep on plan. I'm not going to lie, the idea of giving up the ol' Hendricks and tonic for the duration of the programme was incredibly daunting. But, being able to talk through how I was going to approach various social situations without going into a tailspin and falling off the wagon really helped.

And the results? Well I'm no longer fat and frumpy! I lost 30lbs over the course of the 12 week programme! I really couldn't believe it when I compared my starting weight and what I was when we came to the end of the programme. Since then I've not only kept the weight off but lost another seven pounds and am now happily weighing in at my pre-pregnancy weight.

So thank you, not only for helping me refind "me" but for teaching me a whole new way of eating and taking control of what I chose to eat, both in terms of the day to day and when to treat myself. Its something that I'm determined will stay with me and which my little daughter will grow up around, knowing how to eat sensibly without feeling deprived or guilty!

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THIS IS THE PERFECT PROGRAMME TO ENSURE LASTING CHANGE

If you are still hoping there is a miracle combination of cayenne pepper, grapefruit and chocolate which will help you to reach a healthy weight and body shape – with no other changes to your diet – then keep reading the magazines which claim ‘bikini ready diets in 7 days’.

If you want to work with supportive, encouraging professionals who will help you to retrain your approach to exercise, meal planning and the challenge of restaurant menus, then this is the perfect programme to ensure lasting change and concrete results....

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If you are still hoping there is a miracle combination of cayenne pepper, grapefruit and chocolate which will help you to reach a healthy weight and body shape – with no other changes to your diet – then keep reading the magazines which claim ‘bikini ready diets in 7 days’.

If you want to work with supportive, encouraging professionals who will help you to retrain your approach to exercise, meal planning and the challenge of restaurant menus, then this is the perfect programme to ensure lasting change and concrete results. Working with Alejandra and Jermaine was a real pleasure. Alejandra worked with me to establish how to eat healthily (and easily) on a daily basis, whilst being able to incorporate the requirements of business entertainment and socialising with friends without me ever having to become the ‘diet’ bore in the corner. My PT Jermaine was equally encouraging, pragmatic and supportive. I was delighted with the rapid results of their combined approach.

Whilst the team is there for continuing support, the course is designed to equip you with everything you need to maintain the results after the course is finished - proof the Louise Parker team is confident in their ability to deliver results with a programme that really works.

I couldn’t be more pleased with my weight loss and new fitness level, and can highly recommend this programme and approach to anyone who is not a natural gym bunny or who does not feel full after a spoonful of steamed mung beans.

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My life is different now and the journey will continue

That particular trip to America and reading the Louise Parker advert in the magazine was the beginning of one of my most rewarding and life changing journeys. I am, I'm sure, of a type - millions of air miles and irregular hours, great at managing time zones but not at noticing my lapse into unhealthy eating, increasing weight and a vicious circle of tiredness and lack of exercise which was now threatening my health, wellbeing and ability to do what I love.

Of course I'd done lots of stuff before, but never persevered long enough for it to make a significant difference and never really had the support and challenge to make sure I kept the focus and reminding myself what I was doing and why I was doing it....

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That particular trip to America and reading the Louise Parker advert in the magazine was the beginning of one of my most rewarding and life changing journeys. I am, I'm sure, of a type - millions of air miles and irregular hours, great at managing time zones but not at noticing my lapse into unhealthy eating, increasing weight and a vicious circle of tiredness and lack of exercise which was now threatening my health, wellbeing and ability to do what I love.

Of course I'd done lots of stuff before, but never persevered long enough for it to make a significant difference and never really had the support and challenge to make sure I kept the focus and reminding myself what I was doing and why I was doing it. I'm pretty smart and intellectually understand about nutrition and the need for a balanced diet - as a qualified vegetarian and vegan chef I should do. So when I had read about various wacky diets (and met a few wacky nutrition people along the way) I had become more and more cynical about wonder plans. The Louise Parker phrase that stuck with me was and is "it works if you work at it"...but could I really lose 10-15 kilos in that time?

The short and definitive answer is "yes". I'm 12 kilos lighter, clothes fit me that have sat in the drawer for a long time, I no longer start at the XXL end of the clothes rail when shopping and those around me frequently comment on how I now look. I have more energy, sleep better, drink less and am constantly conscious of how my eating, drinking and lifestyle either helps or hinders my life in general. The biggest change is the rediscovery of my zest for living, learning and life in general. Food is wonderful and interesting and exciting but I don't have to eat it and I don't feel panicky if I don't see food in easy reach. I leave food I don't want and often ask myself "is it worth the calories?" and then walk away - not something I could do before.

What makes me a little unusual is that I'm vegan (one of the larger ones) and that had also made following plans difficult - particularly while travelling. Having intelligent and thought provoking discussions with Catherine helped me think through how to manage to maintain my new style of working with food and drink and trips abroad with airline lounges, hotels and restaurants were and are no longer a problem or barrier to my healthy eating. Apparently alcohol on an aeroplane is not compulsory - I took my first long haul flight without it ever in my life and the world did not end - in fact it got a whole lot better.

Catherine was a delight to work with. Highly intelligent, opinionated and knowledgeable. I knew from our first meeting that she was what I needed. No nonsense approach, a clear, logical and science based approach to nutrition and a great sense of humour. What was wonderful was that she was excited to learn about the challenges of following a plant based diet and was a source of ideas, products and hard data about some things that looked like a good idea at first sight.

I know I could not have done what I have done without Catherine and the services and support of the Louise Parker organisation. My life is different now and the journey will continue - it's funny listening to the half hearted new year resolutions on the train or at the airport and the realisation that that was me. It works if you work at it - just thinking about it and saying it isn't enough. Thank you Catherine and all at Louise Parker for helping me find me again.

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It really is life changing, and above all, it works

It really is life changing, and above all, it works. 20kg and counting.

On the face of it, losing weight should be easy – eat less. But we all know it’s a lot more complex than that. So I approached the Optimum Weight Loss Programme like many others – with a degree of scepticism....

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It really is life changing, and above all, it works. 20kg and counting.

On the face of it, losing weight should be easy – eat less. But we all know it’s a lot more complex than that. So I approached the Optimum Weight Loss Programme like many others – with a degree of scepticism. Then I met Alejandra. She quickly got the measure of me. I realised that this was going to be a very professional and expert approach to me, my lifestyle and my nutrition. When faced with the choices I would have to make it was daunting – Alejandra dealt with my resistance calmly and worked with me on how to make changes in how and what I eat. And more how I approach food in the round. And all of this during the usual life packed with business travelling, holidays and so on. There are loads of choices of what to eat and the frequent contact with Alejandra, coupled with my food diary, has helped enormously.

I cannot recommend this programme enough.

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I'm fitter and happier than I've ever been

I did not think that at my age (63) my life could be transformed by a combination of diet and regular support from a dietitian. Over the last nine months, under the guidance of Louise Parker and with sympathetic and encouraging support from Alejandra, I've lost almost three stones in weight (all fat!), learnt what to eat and when to eat and I'm fitter and happier than I've ever been. I needed a programme like this. I cannot recommend it highly enough....

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I did not think that at my age (63) my life could be transformed by a combination of diet and regular support from a dietitian. Over the last nine months, under the guidance of Louise Parker and with sympathetic and encouraging support from Alejandra, I've lost almost three stones in weight (all fat!), learnt what to eat and when to eat and I'm fitter and happier than I've ever been. I needed a programme like this. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I needed a programme like this. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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