Weight Loss Reviews

Below are some reviews and feedback from clients I’ve worked with and successfully helped to improve their relationship with food, lose weight and to find a long-term healthy eating and weight management solution based on the concepts of mindful eating. It also includes testimonials from individuals who have attended my group sessions and talks. Other reviews (talks and one-to-ones) can be found here.

One-to-One Sessions

“I’ve had issues around food for pretty much all my life. I’d binge eat then restrict myself and was always on a diet. Together with Emma, we explored reasons why and my attitude towards food. I realised I’d always categorised food into ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and the moment Emma suggested I relax this method and give myself permission to eat any food, something clicked in me. She was full of suggestions of ways to help me build my confidence and belief in myself to make this work including highlighting positive moments in my food diary to make them stand out – a game changer for me! Honestly this has been life changing, I feel so comfortable with my choices and feel like food no longer has a hold over me. No more bingeing and I’m losing weight without even feeling like I’m doing anything out of the ordinary! It’s also had a big impact on my mood and digestive issues making this even more worthwhile. I would definitely recommend Emma to all!” C.B., Haywards Heath, West Sussex (online sessions)

“Emma you’ve helped a great deal over the last 6+ months, encouraging me to observe my habits and triggers for unhelpful behaviours, to identify unhelpful patterns of thought and to question their validity; my tendency towards perfectionism (“progress not perfection” has stuck with me!!), my disease to please and concern for what others think of me, my harsh self-judgement. You’ve also helped me to realise my potential: self-determination, using insights to develop new habits, getting to know myself and trying out new practices without pressure to get everything right. I thought it worth the lengthy email, just to say thank you. I feel more in control of my life, which has had a positive impact on my eating – and the last few weeks have put this to the test- I can fall off the wagon but get back on again.” C.K., Worcestershire (online sessions)

“I’ve only been seeing Emma for a couple of months and am so pleased to have finally found an approach to help me beat my binge eating and be more mindful when eating. I don’t feel like I’m dieting, yet the pounds are starting to drop off! It’s amazing! Even during December! I’ve tried all the diets known to man, spending loads of money in the process and I can’t wait to see how much more progress will be made in 2020, not only with my weight but the way I view food and the control it has (or had!) over me.” C.W., Frimley, Surrey

“My mindful eating sessions with Emma have made a huge and lasting difference to how I feel about food and myself more generally. When I booked my first session I was feeling desperate. My struggle with food had been ongoing for as long as I could remember and while I had had success dieting in the past, the weight always piled back on plus some, making me feel like a failure. I wanted a way off the yoyo diet roundabout but couldn’t see a way out on my own. Mindful eating is not a quick fix but has helped me explore and understand my relationship with food and helped me understand how small but consistent changes can help me take control of my diet. Emma is very easy to open up to and never judgemental. She has been able to give me a different way to look at things and some useful suggestions to try out which over time have helped me to regain control of my diet or rather loosen the tight grip of control on my diet and end the endless struggle between ‘good’ eating and ‘bad’ eating. Mindful eating is a tool for life and not a quick fix diet. I am still a work in progress but I feel so much more positive about myself after my sessions with Emma and I feel like the weight that I have lost will stay off for the long term”. L.R., Hampshire
“I have really enjoyed working with Emma. She takes the time to really get to know me and she offers small (and often easy) adjustments to my daily habits to help me be more mindful of my eating and start to see food as a friend and not foe.  She is the perfect food relationship counsellor! Thank you!” M. Fargen, Surrey

“I had 4 sessions with Emma and she was great. Showed me a new way of eating and was very supportive and easy to talk to. I’ve lost 5kg since my first session with her, would highly recommend!” S. Carter, Dorset

“I have had the good fortune of using Emma’s services for the past 18 months, her advice and support is excellent. I have got a better understanding of how I can manage some of my issues relating to food, which have been a battle for years, she has truly been supportive and helped me see things in a different way. I now feel like I have a way forward and that is all thanks to Emma. A positive experience and would highly recommend.” T.D., Surrey

“Emma has helped me so much with understanding my relationship with food. Having been a yo-yo dieter since I was 17, I have tried every diet on the planet, all of which worked but then I would regain the weight. I didn’t think I was an emotional eater, that I just overate because I did and could. I have found out lots of things through Emma. She has taught me techniques which I have found very useful, as well as tapping into my emotions and journaling it. Emma encouraged me to allow myself to eat nutritional (but high calorie) foods that I wouldn’t normally allow myself to eat as I had become so fixed on a certain commercial diet’s way of eating. I now allow myself to eat those things because I no longer say “I can’t have that”. I no longer weigh myself every day, and having spent all these years dieting it’s really freeing not to worry about the pounds and stones. I’m still a work in progress but feel I’m achieving, and I kind of like myself now. No more bingeing and no more dieting. I still have the odd wobble but seem to be able to minimise and contain it rather than it snowballing out of control- I would say that 85 % of the time I am in charge of what I eat, and continue to practise things Emma has taught me. Emma is a mine of information and has so many tips and techniques to help people. I’m glad I found her as she has been a great support in helping me with my relationship with food and dieting.” Sarah P, Crowthorne, Berkshire

“Emma has been a fantastic help over the last few months. She doesn’t offer quick-fix solutions, but shows you simple changes you can make that fit into your everyday life. I was eating totally the wrong things before, leaving me hungry all the time and still putting on weight. I’ve now lost over a stone in 4 months. I emphasise that this is not a diet! This is about just making better decisions about food, and Emma is able to offer you the knowledge to empower you to do this”. Victoria, Camberley, Surrey

“After years of yo-yo dieting, I felt lost with food… Emma has been guiding me with professional knowledge, enthusiasm and a pragmatic approach to become more in charge of my daily routine. Emma has been an excellent support and has helped me to appreciate a more sensible and regular way of eating. I would definitely recommend her services if you struggle with food. Great professional support”. L Moore, Berkshire

“Emma was brilliant. Very helpful, supportive, professional and knowledgeable about advice on diet and weight loss”.  Frances, Guildford, Surrey

“My one-to-one sessions with Emma were great- it was a very helpful and supportive experience and I found exactly what I was looking for. I am now strong enough in my ability to face problems with my emotional eating. Thanks to Emma I’m so confident in my new skills that a bad food day doesn’t scare me. During our sessions I’ve received many practical tips about the psychology of eating and having a healthy relationship with food- Emma’s professional skills helped me to identify individual eating triggers. Overall, I think Emma is a great human being and professional. I would certainly recommend her to anyone who struggles with weight loss, weight management and healthy eating. Don’t hesitate- just get that help!”  Elena, Sunninghill, Surrey

“I worked with Emma over several months and found the sessions really useful in looking at my eating patterns and behaviours and in trying to understand why and when I eat and then in altering it. Emma was very insightful, compassionate and professional. I would recommend her highly to anyone interested in transforming their eating habits and for gaining an insight into mindful eating”. LK, Woking

“My eating has improved dramatically. I eat very little sugar now and I’m definitely making more time for ME. My shape has improved and I have a lot more energy”. Sally, Lightwater, Surrey

“I’m eating more healthily, I’ve reduced caffeine a lot, I only drink wine at weekends and am eating more regularly. I’m a lot more aware of how food affects how I feel/my mood. The sessions with you were invaluable- thank you so much for your help, you have been fabulous!” J Webber, Guildford

“Emma offered practical suggestions that have helped me to balance my diet and know how to measure out realistic portions. She listened empathically to my concerns and helped me to find solutions tailored to my individual struggles and needs. I would recommend Emma to anyone who is ready to take control of their eating but not entirely sure what that should look like in day-to-day practice”. J. Stumph, Surrey

Weight Loss Reviews - Mindful Eating“Emma has provided me with nutrition advice for approximately 18 months following a dieting programme undertaken with one of the market leading companies. Her advice proved to be invaluable in re-introducing food and eating in a positive way, alleviating some of the negative feelings which accompany such a strict and harsh regime for weight loss. Her advice meant that I was able to maintain my weight at a stable level, and yet also enjoy my food. I have recommended Emma to friends and will continue to do so”. M. Tilley, Berkshire

“Emma is an expert in nutrition and weight management. She is passionate about her subject, so interested in you and your progress, and thorough in her consultation. I lost the weight I planned to lose, but more importantly, I obtained great health benefits all round. Thank you Emma for your food counsel!” N. Chiodo, Lightwater, Surrey

Weight Loss Reviews: Weight Management & Support Groups

“These meetings are amazing! I highly recommend them. Went this week and I felt uplifted and motivated again after feeling down about the way I have been eating recently. Emma is so supportive and so helpful and just truly inspiring”. Juliet R, Camberley

“Emma Randall has run many weight management groups for me over the years. She has a real knack for turning the science of nutrition into something we can all understand. Her talks are informative and fun. Clients are always pleased when I tell them she is taking a group. She has a real empathy for clients with weight issues and speaks their language”. S May, Surrey

“I thought your talk was really excellent. You have a very engaging manner of speaking to an audience and I really thought your personal examples were relevant and provided great context. I also thought you struck a really strong balance between theory and practical use, which made the whole subject very accessible. I found myself re-motivated on the drive home and lots of the things you talked about really resonated with me. I know you will have played an important role in helping many of the group to a better place”. M. Simm, Berkshire

Talks And Workshops

“‘Understanding Emotional Eating’ was a really positive session with Emma – I very much enjoyed the opportunity to learn from her extensive experience and to meet others that are going through the same struggles. The content of the session was very relevant and easy to identify with, and was supported by helpful and practical recommendations around how we can all take steps to help ourselves. Emma also delivered the session in a very down to earth, non-judgemental style which put us all at ease. I definitely plan to come along to future events.” Helen S., Surrey

“I’m pleased I attended ‘Understanding Emotional Eating’ as it has helped me to understand why! The evening was well run by Emma, who knows her stuff and she made things clearer. It was great to be able to open up with others in the same situation as myself. Thank you Emma” D.S., Sandhurst, Berkshire

“Excellent, thought-provoking, empowering, welcoming- an hour wasn’t enough! I was at a very vulnerable stage but still attended, knowing I would find the session hard, but helpful. Another attendee came from a similar background so it was really fortuitous to meet someone in a very comparable situation, with similar background and experiences. Emma led a very useful, comfortable, directed session that encouraged openness in a safe environment. I left feeling encouraged, empowered, provoked into thought, confident to try some new solutions, but also felt that all was not lost and hopeless. I would certainly consider further sessions- both group and one-to-ones. An excellent Saturday morning taster session!” Jennie B., Surrey (Mindful Eating taster session)
“Thank you Emma for a really inspirational talk- it has certainly given me lots of ideas. I have already started to put your suggestions into practice and feel quite empowered by it. My test will be tonight when we have friends over for dinner, but I feel more prepared. I feel this method makes so much more sense and it’s a relief not to have to go on another diet!” Carole, Camberley (attended ‘Simple Steps To More Mindful Eating’ talk).

“Thank you so much for a very interesting talk, I have learnt so much. I would recommend your talks to everyone- they’re so useful and informative and Emma is great at listening to you too. Come to Emma’s talks and you won’t regret it. Keep up the good work, Emma!” F.S., Camberley (attended ‘Food & Mood’ talk).

Workshop/Seminar at Primal Roost

“We have invited Emma to speak at Roost twice now and each time she has done an outstanding job. We were very excited to welcome her back in October for her talk on Mindful Eating, which she delivered eloquently and with a great depth of knowledge. Even though she covered a good range of content, it wasn’t too complicated to understand and the entire audience found it informative, easy to understand and extremely useful. Emma has a very good understanding of tailoring nutrition to individuals, she was brilliant and articulate at answering questions and provided a great range of slides to accompany her presentation, which were then made available to all attendees as well. I would highly recommend Emma as a nutritionist and we look forward to having her back at Roost for another seminar in the not too distant future”.  J.Diton, Primal Roost Cafe, Bagshot

“Emma came to our cafe and did an outstanding seminar on ‘Good Fats, Bad Fats’. The content and delivery was excellent, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Emma had planned the workshop to flow very well, to appeal to a range of knowledge levels and was very knowledgable in her Q&A at the end. The patrons were very impressed and we are very excited for Emma to return to Roost and present more seminars on Mindful Eating”. J. Diton, Primal Roost Cafe, Bagshot

Weight Loss Reviews: Comments from a Group

“I found the session Emma ran very informative and interesting- it changed the way I think about food and nutrition. Really useful, really insightful- thank you very much.”

“ Emma was extremely informative, helpful and interesting to listen to. Lots of good tips to take home”.

“Emma makes food choices seem easy as she gives you the background to why our bodies crave certain foods. Her understanding of how our bodies work in relation to food is excellent”.

“Very friendly and approachable, explained concepts clearly and offered a ‘down to earth’ approach to healthy eating. Very informative session!”

“I found the sessions very educational in a way that made sense- going back to basics. I also found the detailed information on oils very interesting, as well as calorie shaving. Lifelong lessons that can be used on a daily basis.”

“Emma explained about the Glycaemic Index of foods so clearly- I finally understand it! She really understands the issues in weight management as she has been there herself. Emma very clearly explains the myth of low-fat foods.”

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