Work with Alex
Alex is a NZ Registered Dietitian with over 10 years experience in the food and nutrition industry. She specialises in supporting clients to achieve their health and wellness goals through tailored nutrition intervention relevant to their preferences, lifestyle, and goals.
Alex has been featured to give nutrition advice on many NZ radio stations including Mai FM, More FM, and The AM Show. She is the founder of the well-known cooking business "Eat Up Cookery" in Palmerston North which focuses on teaching participants to create nourishing, whole-food, vegetarian meals.
Since completing a Masters Degree in Dietetics and Undergraduate Degree in Human Nutrition, Alex has worked in the public health, primary health care, and private nutrition sectors. She is an expert in the nutritional management of long term conditions such as diabetes, prediabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and cardiac issues.
After many years of working in the field of weight management, Alex has developed a package designed to meet the complex needs of women who want to lose weight. Alex works with women 1:1 in Palmerston North, or NZ wide. When working with clients she takes a holistic approach to weight loss by working on stress and sex hormones, sleep, energy, lifestyle, gut microbiome, exercise, and diet.
Book a call with Alex to discuss which package is right for you, or click below to find out more about her different services.
Women's Wellness & Weight Loss Program
If you feel like you are stuck with where to begin for weight loss, or feel like you have tried everything and are unsure where to turn to next- then this is for you. After years of working with women towards their wellness and weight loss goals- I have developed a program specifically for women which covers all parameters of weight loss and wellness. You can purchase the program either on it's own- or as a complete package and work with me over 3x 1:1 sessions for maximum progress and support.
Your Women's Wellness & Weight Loss Package includes:
1x 30-50 minute nutrition seminar each week for 6 weeks - facilitated by me and pre-recorded so that you can watch in your own time, in the comfort of your home. The seminars are released to you week by week and include resources and booklets to go with them.
These seminars will teach you:
How to lose weight when you feel that you are already doing all the right things
Which health conditions and nutrient deficiencies can inhibit weight loss
How to measure progress- it's not just about weight and scales!
How much more there is to weight loss than calories in vs. calories out- the ins and outs of metabolism, digestion of food and the impact it has on our hunger and appetite regulation.
How to meal plan and prep for each week
How to navigate eating out, socialising, or events that are structured around food.
Why we aren't doing what we know we should be doing - and it's not because we don't have enough willpower!
Why we crave sugar and how to adjust the diet to prevent sugar cravings
How to improve sleep and boost energy
Ways to show your body self-care without food
How your diet can impact on health conditions (cancer risk, heart disease, and diabetes)
How to eat forever without guilt- mindful and intuitive eating and how to trust your body
How you can stop dieting before events, depriving yourself of the foods that you love, and feeling like you are constantly "falling off the wagon" or "needing to get back on track"
Weekly 10-15 minute email sessions with me for goal setting and reflections- carried out across the 6 weeks that you are watching the seminars. After the 6 weeks- support continues with me continues with 2x 1:1 30 minute sessions.
You will receive a meal planner complete with recipes, and shopping lists created by me- every week for the 6 weeks of the program. This is to take the guess-work out of what to have for dinner and to provide you with lots of easy, low calorie ideas.
Resources and tools to use to plan your meals, get organised with your meal preparation, and look after your body through food and nutrients.
Your complete women's wellness & weight loss package includes all of the above AND:
1x 60 minute initial nutrition consultation with Alex:
This includes a comprehensive nutrition assessment considering body composition and weight history, review of blood test results, medical and family history, medications, supplements, lifestyle and physical activity. Additional factors such as sleep, gut health, stress and mental wellbeing are discussed as well as an in-depth dietary assessment. I then formulate a tailor-made nutrition treatment plan unique to you and backed by science to yield results.
2x 30 minute follow up consultations either in-person or virtually
I am busy. How much time does this take each week?
This package was designed with busy women in mind. Your 1:1 sessions with me can be booked for any time across the next 3-4 months. The program includes 6 weeks of seminars which are condensed into 30-40 minute sessions (1x session each week). Your weekly reflection with me happens every Thursday/ Friday for 6 weeks and takes 10-15 minutes. The program is streamlined into an easy-to-follow process so that we get you the best results in the most efficient way possible!
Is this interactive or all online?
My women's wellness and weight loss program content is super easy to access and all available online- allowing you to go along at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. If you would like to work with me 1:1 then your consultations provide you with specific, personalized nutrition advice, relevant to your goals and lifestyle.
Regardless of whether you purchase the program on its own, or alongside 1:1 sessions- I am available to support you at any time. As part of the program you will set weekly goals and we reflect on these over email every Friday. I am also available for Q&A throughout the 6 weeks.
Do I get a meal plan?
My women's wellness and weight loss program comes with weekly recipes and shopping lists to help get you organised and prepared for the week ahead! Yay for 6 weeks of not having to think about what to cook for dinner!
If you work with me 1:1, I'll determine whether or not you need a personalised meal plan and then can cater accordingly. Nutrition interventions do not always look like meal plans!
How much does it cost?
I am offering my program for an intro price of $119 (valued at $179), and my complete wellness package with 1:1 sessions for $379 total (Saves $126). No extra hidden costs anywhere.
Do I complete any work with a group?
There is no group work in this package. The weekly seminars begin when you purchase the program, and your 1:1's and weekly sessions with me are completely personalized, confidential, and specific only to you. You can work at your own pace, and everything that you work on with me in your weekly sessions is individual.
When does it start/ end?
You can begin at any time! Book your 1:1 with me or purchase the program alone and your journey can begin straight away.
Is this program right for me?
This will suit women who...
This will not suit women who...
Want to learn how to lose weight sustainably and give up short-term quick fix diets
Are ready to learn what influences hunger, fullness, and cravings
Want to enjoy their favourite foods without fearing that they will binge or lose control
Want 6 weeks of meal ideas and advice from a trusted weight loss professional
Want to improve their relationship with food, the scales, and their bodies
Would like to continue with quick fix diets
Who are seeking rapid, short term weight loss without desire for long term weight maintenance
Have a current eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia
Want a "6 week shred" of restricted eating without a post-diet maintenance plan
"Alex has been a pleasure to work with. She listens, is understanding and finds great ideas to implement."
"All advice given was personalised for me. It didn’t feel at all like a generic template. Alex is kind she listens and provides what will help you"
"Alex gave me more feedback and information about my blood tests than anybody else ever has. I loved that she said I can eat peanut butter on toast every day- usually I cut this out when I am trying to lose weight but so far I have already lost 4kgs.
Initial Nutrition Consultation
This service provides you with 1x 60-75 minute session with Alex either in her office based in Palmerston North, or virtually from anywhere across NZ.
$149 per session, (60 minutes).
3x session bundle
Making long-term, effective dietary change requires more than just a 1-off appointment. I offer a discount when you purchase 3x sessions to work with me 1:1 from anywhere in NZ! Simply just book a time for your first session, then we can arrange your follow-up sessions later.
If your goal is weight loss- than I highly recommend booking in for my "Complete Women's Weight Loss 3-Month Package", or if you aren't sure- fill in this form to get in touch with me and make sure that we are booking in the right service for you.
"I have previously just looked for recipes but the seminars helped me decide different food groups to put together for those times when a recipe wasn't necessary and I could improvise or make better food choices for breakfast/snacks/lunch etc. ... The food ideas taste SO good!"
"How I feel about myself
has always been dictated by the scales and what
others thought of me. This programme already has
given me an outlet – through goals and reflections -
that I’ve never had before. I’m starting to find ways
of combating that awful learnt behaviour and being
kinder to myself is the first step."
"I am starting to lose weight even though I feel I am eating more. I am careful about the carbs and are making sure I eat protein every time I eat anything. I have also increased my fat intake. It is just so weird!"
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