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Behaviour Change Tips

Dawn at Dietwise understands that sometimes it is not so much about the  ‘what’ and ‘how much’ of eating that is the problem.  For many who struggling with food it is the question of  ‘why’  that is a far more important.

In our attempt to make sure we are eating the correct food in the right amount, it is important we don’t overlook the ‘why’ too.  That would be a little like treating the symptom, without understanding the cause – probably why many diets fail!.  Both aspects are important to get right.

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Dietwise integrates key strategies into all dietary consultations to help encourage fundamental changes in thinking style and behaviour to help promote lasting change – even when life is at its toughest!

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) are central to the advice and support people receive from Dietwise, principles that reflects the core value of the company – everyone deserves to be happy in life.

Dietwise helps and encourages self-awareness and acceptance, in an environment where people can feel safe and respected.  By focusing on  emotions and thoughts as well as sensations and stimulations around us, Dietwise encourages self understanding of what is motivating our behaviour – and so move people one step closer to a better alternative than food.


Dietwise offers 12 hourly courses, Food, Mood and Attitude, that have proven track record of being especially effective for those suffering anxiety, depression and low self-worth too.

Learn more about Food Mood and Attitude courses here


Dietwise 3 Top Tips for Tackling Troublesome Behaviours

  1. Understand your triggers – what drives you to comfort food?  Understand this and then think of a suitable substitute!
  2. Plan – write down your intentions.  You are more likely to achieve them if you do
  3. Never self criticize – this is likely to steal your own self worth, and achieve nothing but a low mood.  Instead, think about what happened and why, work out what will be different next time round


Mindfulness, mindful eating and successful weight loss

Recently, the principles of mindfulness have been shown to really help people cope and manage their eating habits – especially those with long-standing difficulties in controlling their weight.

Mindful eating can help you:

  • eat fewer calories every day and reduce body weight
  • feel better about your body
  • prevent weight regain
  • encourage a better relationship with food.



One to One Support for Dietwise

With over 20 years of experience, Dawn a proven track record of success in helping people reach their weight loss targets.  As a dietitian, she is uniquely qualified to advise individuals specifically around their health care needs and provide personalised dietary advice. People are frequently counselled in the skills of mindfulness because of the powerful results often witness.  It is especially well suited to people who struggle with stubborn weight and who feel they have tried everything and failed. A number of options are offered:

  1. Face to face consultations £70 per hour – Either via video conference (skype) or in the Dietwise office.              Get in touch to book an appointment 
  2. Package consultations of 4 hours face to face contact £200 – for those clients seeking ongoing support.   Get in touch to book an appointment

Three Mindful Eating Questions 

Sometimes temptation to eat seems irresistible.  When you are struggling, try asking these three questions in sequence.  Answer honestly, without judgement and accept.  This will give you a mindful pause that will help you to respond rather than react:

  1. On a scale of 0 to 10, how hungry am I right now?
  2. On a scale of 0 to 10, how much do I want to eat this food right now
  3. On a scale of 0 to 10, how am I likely to feel about having the food afterwards?

(0 is lowest score, 10 is highest score)


Download 3 mindful questions pdf here

Download mindful-weight-loss pdf here

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