Meet Josie

Food and Eating Psychology coach, Founder of The Mindful Cook and creator of The Non-Diet Method. 

Hi there! I'm Josie...

It's great to have you here, thanks for visiting.

I'm a certified food and eating psychology coach with a passion for helping women build a healthier and more positive relationship with food.

In a previous life I was burnt out, working crazy hours in a corporate job, trapped in the revolving doors of weight loss clubs. Often coming home at 8pm to an empty fridge, and heading for meltdown. 

I embarked on a transformative journey to become a certified eating psychology coach and nutrition coach, to heal my own relationship with food, and soon realised that I wanted to share my knowledge with the countless other women who were stuck in the same trap.

Around two-thirds of people on restrictive diets regain more weight than they lost within five years* and yet, the diet industry in the UK is worth around £2bn+ a year. Diet culture is aggressively targeted at women and so many of us suffer with low self-esteem and body image issues. The cycle needs to stop and that's where I come in.

As a food and eating psychology coach, I offer evidence-based guidance to women who are ready to change the way they relate to food and their bodies. My approach to nutrition goes beyond meal planning  and recognises that your relationship with food is intricately linked to your experiences, thoughts and emotions.  

It’s my belief that a woman’s health and brain are her greatest asset. If we can focus on nourishing our cells with sound nutrition and introducing kinder habits of thought, then very often weight loss comes naturally in a far more enjoyable and safe way.

In my flagship programme, The Non-Diet Method, I work with you to show you how to put nutrition to work in your life in a way that supports the health of your metabolism, whilst also placing emphasis on nurturing your emotional health so you are able to break free from unwanted patterns of behaviour around food.

I love food and take great joy in sharing how eating for health can be fun and utterly delicious. My background in eating psychology and nutrition, and my own experiences with diet culture give me a unique blend of knowledge and skills that enable me to be an empathetic and motivational guide on your path to well-being.

I have a distinction in Eating Psychology Coaching. I studied applied nutrition for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome with Sano School of Culinary Medicine.  I am ‘Applying Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches in Practice’ certified with London School of Intuitive Eating, and studied Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition with Deakin University. I am currently training for nutrition coach certification and I'm committed to constantly furthering my education to support those who work with me. For a full round-up of my qualifications and some glowing reviews, check out my profile on Linkedin and Google reviews.

*Pathways from dieting to weight regain, to obesity and to the metabolic syndrome: an overview. A G Dulloo 1, J-P Montani

In a world full of misleading and confusing information on health, eating and diets, there is this gem called Josie Buck aka The Mindful Cook. Josie is supportive, kind and knowledgeable. If you want to change your relationship with food then this is your girl!”





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