Lenka 7/22. I got Covid 6/22, Maria was there for me and kept checking on me and giving me health advice, water, food and supplements even though I hadn’t signed up with her. I was in a bad place physically and mentally. I had a lot of thinking time and decided that I am 40 years old and wanted to get healthy mental and physically. I wanted to enjoy life. Weight loss was a side effect of the results. I hated calorie counting before, but with Maria I just got on with it? Weeks 1-3 were bad for me, but once I got through that it was easy. Hitting goals and surpassing them, I have completely changed my lifestyle and I am more positive and everything changed for the better. I can’t thank Maria enough, I love my life and who I have become, Maria helped shape me. I wake happy now. I am no longer bloated, or achey and I wear crop tops which I wouldn't have before and feel amazing. "I understand Nutrition more now and what does and doesn't agree with me personally"
Annette Miles 8/22

I met Maria through Strength& and leading up to endometriosis surgery in May, she was so kind, supportive and helpful, advising me, even though I hadn’t signed up with her yet and foods to focus on, and what would help with healing, all of which proved to be correct and really helped me. I had known for a while I needed some extra support, as, even though I am very active, I was having problems with weight gain related to endometriosis and hormones.


As well as endometriosis I have asthma and prolonged use of steroids from having Covid in December 2020.

Everything has been really positive. And as a family we have made some changes – We have much less processed food and more green veg. I can notice the benefit of having more water, and I have cut out processed foods almost completely (advice was to reduce), but I actually now, I have them less, notice the effect they have on me. It has been a stressful few weeks with a very close bereavement in the family and even with that.


I have mostly stayed on track and anything unhealthy I have eaten has been for convenience rather than something I have wanted. I still have a lot of work to do, but I have a better awareness now of my triggers, the importance of sleep and drinking enough and how I feel when I have steered off course.

Are you hitting goals that were set? 


Yes, I am losing weight, which is what I wanted, but I thought it would be harder.

Are you finding the process a sustainable lifestyle change? 


Yes – my biggest issue now is planning and prepping, which I am working on also.


"I have a better awareness now of my triggers"
"I met Maria through a mutual friend, and immediately felt a connection. So, when I reached a plateau with my previous weight loss plan, it was an obvious choice to turn to Maria for some help and guidance. In my previous plans, I had focussed on what the scales told me, and really was living from Wednesday to Wednesday (my weekly weigh in days) with an almost blind focus on the numbers. Working with Maria was totally different, and while her plan helped me to achieve my goals, the focus was on good, healthy eating, the weight I would say was secondary if even an issue. More so, Maria’s approach was about a healthy mind, and she gave me little “tasks” to complete each day which focused my mind on what I wanted to achieve and why. The meal plans that she gave me left me feeling energised, and most importantly she helped me to regain my confidence about how I look and feel. I would say that through this process, my relationship with Maria developed, and she is now one of my closest friends. She is an incredible motivator, a mentor and one of the kindest, most caring, people I have ever met."
Lesley Morris | Hertfordshire
Corinne. 3/22. Weightloss Journey and general health boost. I am grateful for feeling good, this dress has hung patiently in my wardrobe and now I can wear it. All Thanks to strength training and being consistent with my diet and I am glad I found Maria who has helped me with this. Confidence soared, weight-loss, muscle gain, strength improved.

"I cannot speak highly enough of the service and advice provided by Maria. She is extremely knowledgeable and what she tells you makes perfect sense. At our first meeting, she really listened to me and took on board what my goals were and the things I wanted to achieve. Part of that for me was to lose weight but I wanted it to be within a framework of wellbeing and sustainability. She has provided me with a programme that has evolved as my needs have evolved. She is realistic in her outlook on life and what she suggests doesn’t feel like you have entered into a prison regime - it is more about principles and a change of focus that could become a life style change and therefore long term.

I am still on ‘this journey’ and even when obstacles come my way - such is Maria’s warmth and support - I don’t feel bad telling her when things haven’t worked. What I do know is that I feel infinitely more healthy and ‘well’ than when I started and that has made a significant difference in all aspects of my life."

Jane

"Turning sixty, fit and healthy, exercising regularly, then a sprained ankle! On a visit to my physio, she mentioned whilst training for the London Marathon her diet and stamina were much improved after a visit to a Nutrionist. I consider my diet healthy but I have never explored the nutrition and science behind what I am eating, and could also do with losing half a stone.” Maria Tait Nutritionist”, paying Maria a visit was definitely one of my better decisions. The hour passed so quickly, informative, interesting, I came away inspired and with a sample of a protein coffee biscuit, which I had eaten before I got to the end of the road.

Maria is simply lovely, knowledgeable, professional and most importantly makes you feel comfortable and that anything is possible. Later that day, into my inbox popped a whole week of breakfasts and other recipes. I thought I was eating healthily, but in fact I was eating far to much natural sugar.

The following week lunch recipes arrived, followed by dinners in week three. I really liked the slow gradual change that Maria made to my diet. Hurrah……….I have lost half a stone and I am eating so much more food than I thought possible to lose weight. Maria has taught me the benefits of healthy eating by combining certain foods, spices and even drinking salt water! I feel fantastic, my energy levels have soared, and it’s worth going along for the Pea Soup recipe, its delicious."

Tina Banks