Hi there! I’m Josie, Food and Eating Psychology Coach

and founder of The Mindful Cook. It’s great to have you here! I help women to ditch diets and improve their relationship with food and their bodies.

Around two-thirds of people on diets regain more weight than they lost within five years* and yet, the average woman in the UK will try around 130 diets in a lifetime. This needs to change. And that’s where I come in…

As a food and eating psychology coach, I offer safe and supportive advice to women who are ready to change the way they relate to food and their bodies. This is my passion. The online programmes I’ve developed are designed to share my knowledge of eating psychology, nutrition and cooking with as many of you as possible.

My story:

I have first-hand experience of how damaging diet culture can be. So much so, that I quit my marketing job in 2016 and re-trained in eating psychology. At that time, my motivation was to recover from an early adulthood spent stuck in the grips of diet cycling. I soon realised I had to share my knowledge with the thousands of other women who were stuck in the same trap.

Taking back control of your health and managing your weight is as much about what goes on in your mind as what you choose to put on your plate. You need to be empowered with knowledge about nutrition and your metabolic health, whilst also working on your self-worth so that you have a deep desire to honour your health through your food and lifestyle choices.

The Mindful Cook is here to help women, like you, to do just that. To learn how to honour yourself through food and lifestyle choices that make you feel energised, empowered and, importantly, that you enjoy.

Qualifications:

I have a distinction in Eating Psychology Coaching, accredited by the CMA. I studied Applied Nutrition with Sano School of Culinary Medicine. I am constantly researching and learning and have completed an introduction to counselling skills, ‘Applying Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches in Practice’ with London School of Intuitive Eating, ‘Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition’ with Deakin University and I’m a Silver member of the International Alliance of Holistic Practitioners,

I look forward to working with you!

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