Frequently Asked Questions
What is zest4life?
zest4life is a nutrition and weightloss programme based on Patrick Holford’s Low GL Diet, where you learn how to manage your weight the right way and take control of your own health.
GL or Glycemic load is an excellent way of gauging the effect of food on your blood sugar levels and therefore your energy, wellbeing and weight. In the programme you learn which foods have a low GL and how to find the best foods in the right quantities to help achieve your highest potential for health and vitality.
As we all know change can be difficult; therefore we need motivation and goal setting to break old habits and make new ones. The Zest4life coaching success formula uses a powerful set of coaching tools to help you achieve your goals and get you into the habit of succeeding.
You can join Spring, Summer and Autumn groups that will guide, motivate and support you in reaching your health, weight and well-being goals.
Alternatively you can have an Exclusive Programme with your friends or colleagues or a One to One Consultation. Contact Carolyn for an informal chat to assess your needs.
Our Low GL programmes will guide you to:
√ Lose weight easily and boost your health
√ Banish cravings and emotional eating
√ Put an end to yo-yo dieting
√ Find your motivation to reach your goals
√ Eat delicious foods for your well-being
√ Regain vitality, energy and metal clarity
How does a Consultation work?
Before the consultation you will be asked to complete and return a questionnaire on your health, lifestyle, any specific health concerns, and medical history. You will also be asked to keep a typical 3-day food diary.
Initial Consultation- 1hour 30 mins £75
We will review in depth your case history, current diet and lifestyle to help identify underlying causes for any issues you want to address. Using a Functional Model we look at a timeline of your life to see how you got you to where you are today.
Then we will work together to agree your goals and develop a realistic, achievable dietary & lifestyle programme based on your food preferences.
Follow-Up Consultation – 45-60 mins £60
After 2 to 4 weeks we will review your progress; find out what worked, what proved more difficult, and adapt your programme to help you continue towards your goal or set new goals to help achieve your long term nutritional health aims.
Functional Testing and Supplements
Some conditions such as allergies, persistent digestive problems, severe hormone or nutrient imbalances, may benefit from further investigation. Functional Tests can be recommended as an additional service or you may be referred to your medical practitioner.
A supplement programme may also be recommended to provide further support. This will be discussed with you fully at your consultation.