Qualifications and Experience

About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily and I am a Nutrition & Health Coach based in Bollington, near Macclesfield. I have an accredited Master’s in Human Nutrition and a PhD in Appetite Psychology.

I am uniquely qualified to work with clients using a behaviour-based approach to health improvement & nutrition, with a key focus on food and body relationships.

Who do I work with?

My clients range from those aiming to lose a few pounds, to those who want to focus their food intake to support sport performance. I work with numerous clients who have more specific food or body issues including those who suffer with medical conditions such as IBS or IBD, those with specific food allergies or intolerances, and those suffering with eating disorders or have disordered eating practices. I also help vegans and vegetarians find a balance with their intake to ensure they are getting all the vitamins & minerals they need, and women at peri-menopausal age through to post-menopause, who are experiencing changes in appetite and body shape.

Find out if I can help you

About Emily

What my clients say …

so excited for what lies ahead

Emily has, quite frankly, changed my whole outlook on exercise, food and the role the two play in my life. For years I have struggled with my relationship with food, and with my myself. I’ve yo yo dieted, exercised to punish myself or ‘stay thin’ in the hope it would make me happy. I had finally made a start at a more balanced way of doing things, but it’s only since I started working with Emily that I’ve really managed to turn a corner. Despite working in a job that requires me to eat food and makes it hard to stick to inflexible programmes, she’s helped me find ways to ensure that I’m in control of things. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, have the freedom to enjoy food and drink, and have the best relationship with food that I have ever had in my life. Emily’s knowledge is exhaustive, and her understanding of the huge impact our emotions and thoughts have on what we eat and how we exercise is what makes her different from any ‘PT’ or ‘coach’ I’ve ever worked with. The fact she lives and breathes what she teaches, adopts an individual approach and spends time getting to know you means you’re not simply ‘following a programme’ – you’re creating a new lifestyle that works for you. That in turn means it doesn’t just get results for a set period of time, but is sustainable for the long-term. I wouldn’t go to anybody else now and am so excited for what lies ahead with her help

I can be strong

I’ve just completed Emily’s 6-week programme and have come out with a completely different mindset around food. I used to feel completely out of control with what I ate, especially at weekends, and then I would punish myself by restricting the following week. I’ve learnt how to be more present and mindful when eating, and how to plan and prepare meals and snacks so I can continue to work towards my goals. My mindset towards training has also changed – I’m learning to fuel my body so I can be strong.

lose weight in a healthy and fully supported way

I would like to say how impressed I have been with the service from Emily Wilkinson regarding my nutrition plan for weight loss.It began with an in depth consultation where Emily assessed my eating habits and what I did and did not enjoy eating. This consultation also included a fitness and wellbeing assessment.Emily’s encouragement and enthusiasm has really helped me to achieve great results. We had a weekly check in which was always followed up by an email detailing my progress and what we discussed.During the first 6 weeks I lost 9lbs, and I feel more than confident that I can continue to lose the weight I want to with the good habits that Emily has helped me to establish.I would not hesitate in recommending Emily to anyone looking to lose weight in a healthy and fully supported way.

Having achievable challenges has inspired me

Emily has helped me change my views and thoughts where food is concerned, instead of focusing purely on calorie intake, I have learnt to focus more on overall balance of foods, eating the right foods, foods to make me fuller for longer and also to negate cravings, essentially this has helped me have a better overall relationship with food and what I’m eating.

Having achievable challenges has inspired me to move more and this in turn has aided my progress. I’m focusing less on the scales and more on how I feel and the change in my body shape through fat loss and this has been a huge boost for my confidence.

Thank you for everything Emily !

I am loving how focussed and motivated I feel

I’ve worked with Emily for over a year now. After spending years yo-yo dieting, I decided to try a different approach to weight loss. Emily helped me to learn more about what my body needs to feel nourished and to give me energy. My initial goal was to lose weight which we achieved sustainably, and now I am continuing to work with Emily as we try to build up my calories as I focus more on my strength goals. I feel strong and empowered, and am loving how focussed and motivated I feel.

I’ve learnt to enjoy food again

I came to Emily because I was in a binge-restrict cycle and really struggling with IBS. Emily took the time to talk me through the science and psychology of the symptoms I was experiencing, and helped me breakdown all the feelings I had around food. She helped me to manage my IBS by keeping a food, emotion and health diary so we could find the triggers of the flare ups. I now know the types of food I need to avoid, and the foods I just need to eat in small amounts so I don’t get ill. I also have management tools for periods of stress that really affect my tummy. I’ve learnt to enjoy food again without worrying endlessly about what will be available to me.

I know I'm in the best hands going forward!

I have just started my health & fitness journey with AW Muscle and Fitness and can’t speak highly enough of Alex and Emily. Alex’s PT sessions have already started to fill me with confidence that I can get stronger and fitter going forward, with Emily helping massively with a tailored nutrition plan. Their expertise is unmatched and there is always someone on hand to help and give some motivation when needed. I know I’m in the best hands going forward!

I would highly recommend Emily

Thanks to Emily I have lost 14kilos in 5 month. I have been working with Emily for 1,5 years, enjoying her amazing support and empathy! She is very knowledgeable. I have specific issues with food intolerances and health challenges (migraine, chronic fatigue, knee surgery). Emily has been able to help me to make it happen with all those barriers! I can’t thank her enough!

She has waited for the right time for me mentally and physically to be able to achieve this weight loss and make it a success, including managing weight while recovering for surgery and other issues.

I enjoy eating, don’t feel hungry, I have snacks and everything is adapted to my lifestyle, routine, work and to suit my intolerances. I have occasionally pizza, BBQ, chocolate and ice cream! So no frustration, I can go out with friends without feeling guilty! It is just a matter of balance! I manage to recover some energy by having a more balance diet – it allows me to do a little bit of sport and be active again – nothing crazy just the normal amount to be healthy 🙂 ( walking, stretching and a little of fitness for the rehab).I now know how to manage my food plan on my own thanks to Emily great advice. 

I would highly recommend Emily, she is amazing and clearly the best!!

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Sorry this is a lot longer than normal but heres a bit of chocolate/sugar reduction education.

Why we can’t “just take the sugar out” of our favourite foods.

The real question is “do we even need to”?

Foods are meant to be enjoyed. Foods like chocolate are meant to be enjoyed in moderation.

The problem is never the food itself. Chocolate is delicious, as it should be.

Ps. Chocolate labelled as sugar reduced tastes like 💩 It’s not chocolate. 

Need help? DM me.

#nutrition #food #foodie #health #producttechnology #foodindustry #chocolate #sugar #diet

Sorry this is a lot longer than normal but heres a bit of chocolate/sugar reduction education.

Why we can’t “just take the sugar out” of our favourite foods.

The real question is “do we even need to”?

Foods are meant to be enjoyed. Foods like chocolate are meant to be enjoyed in moderation.

The problem is never the food itself. Chocolate is delicious, as it should be.

Ps. Chocolate labelled as sugar reduced tastes like 💩 It’s not chocolate.

Need help? DM me.

#nutrition #food #foodie #health #producttechnology #foodindustry #chocolate #sugar #diet
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PLEASSSSEEEE stop believing everything you read!

If we keep listening to the next new big thing in dieting, we’re going to run out of things to eat. 

We didn’t get it right with grapefruits.

We didn’t get it right with cabbage soup.

Gluten free faded out. 

If we believe everything we read now, we would currently be dying from…

Carbs 🥖
Meat 🥩
Carbs 🥔
Vegetables 🥦
Processed foods 🍪
Anything cooked 🍝
Carbs 🍐
Solid foods 🍣
Anything Tim Spectre doesn’t like 🧁
Carbs 🥪
Your own gut microbiome because you ate a carb 🦠 

Instead, let’s focus on the tired & tested.

Want to lose weight? Calorie deficit. In whatever way is most sustainable for you.

Eat your fruits & vegetables (please carnivores).

Eat fibre (also, please carnivores).

Eat less saturated fat 🥓 & more polyunsaturated fats 🥑

Eat lean sources of protein 🐓 

❌DELETE anyone with extreme views that preach the removal of entire food groups.

… anyone that works in absolutes “it WILL ruin your health”

… anyone who doesn’t understand inflammation. 

Thanks.

#nutrition #health #dieting #evolution #extremeviews #facts #wellnessindustry #carbs #enjoyfood #foodie #lovelife

PLEASSSSEEEE stop believing everything you read!

If we keep listening to the next new big thing in dieting, we’re going to run out of things to eat.

We didn’t get it right with grapefruits.

We didn’t get it right with cabbage soup.

Gluten free faded out.

If we believe everything we read now, we would currently be dying from…

Carbs 🥖
Meat 🥩
Carbs 🥔
Vegetables 🥦
Processed foods 🍪
Anything cooked 🍝
Carbs 🍐
Solid foods 🍣
Anything Tim Spectre doesn’t like 🧁
Carbs 🥪
Your own gut microbiome because you ate a carb 🦠

Instead, let’s focus on the tired & tested.

Want to lose weight? Calorie deficit. In whatever way is most sustainable for you.

Eat your fruits & vegetables (please carnivores).

Eat fibre (also, please carnivores).

Eat less saturated fat 🥓 & more polyunsaturated fats 🥑

Eat lean sources of protein 🐓

❌DELETE anyone with extreme views that preach the removal of entire food groups.

… anyone that works in absolutes “it WILL ruin your health”

… anyone who doesn’t understand inflammation.

Thanks.

#nutrition #health #dieting #evolution #extremeviews #facts #wellnessindustry #carbs #enjoyfood #foodie #lovelife
...

Let’s talk about chocolate…

For anyone who didn’t know, I used to work in the food industry for product research in confectionery so I know a lot about chocolate.

Hit me with any questions!

Happy Easter 🐣 

#nutrition #health #chocolate #easter #eastereggs #confectionery #fitness #mindful #food #foodie

Let’s talk about chocolate…

For anyone who didn’t know, I used to work in the food industry for product research in confectionery so I know a lot about chocolate.

Hit me with any questions!

Happy Easter 🐣

#nutrition #health #chocolate #easter #eastereggs #confectionery #fitness #mindful #food #foodie
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Give me strength ☕️ 

The theory is that coffee [caffeine] has been “proven” (it hasn’t) to “encourage fat storage around the mid-section” through the stimulation of adrenaline, in turn stimulating cortisol (stress hormone) release. 

In the body, every action has MULTIPLE reactions. It is the NET of these reactions that matter, i.e., do the positives outweigh the negatives or vice versa?

So yes, caffeine intake does stimulate a small increase in cortisol, but…

Caffeine intake actually promotes weight loss (or at least reduces weight gain) because it ALSO increases metabolic rate, fat oxidation, & energy expenditure, & reduces appetite. 

In addition, moderate caffeine consumption is generally associated with some health benefits e.g., reduced risk of certain diseases, improved physical & cognitive performance. 

https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2018.1507996.
https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-nutr-071816-064941.

#nutrition #health #coffee #caffeine #science #bs #weightloss #fitness #exercise #appetite

Give me strength ☕️

The theory is that coffee [caffeine] has been “proven” (it hasn’t) to “encourage fat storage around the mid-section” through the stimulation of adrenaline, in turn stimulating cortisol (stress hormone) release.

In the body, every action has MULTIPLE reactions. It is the NET of these reactions that matter, i.e., do the positives outweigh the negatives or vice versa?

So yes, caffeine intake does stimulate a small increase in cortisol, but…

Caffeine intake actually promotes weight loss (or at least reduces weight gain) because it ALSO increases metabolic rate, fat oxidation, & energy expenditure, & reduces appetite.

In addition, moderate caffeine consumption is generally associated with some health benefits e.g., reduced risk of certain diseases, improved physical & cognitive performance.

https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2018.1507996.
https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-nutr-071816-064941.

#nutrition #health #coffee #caffeine #science #bs #weightloss #fitness #exercise #appetite
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One for the ladies. Just a few practical nutrition tips to help with appetite when going into peri- & menopause. 

Easier said than done so please reach out if you need additional support.

And please be aware that nutrition can be supportive when trying to reduce symptoms, but nutrition is not medicine. It can not be used as a replacement for HRT.

#nutrition #health #menopause #perimenopause #nutritionsupport #nutritioncoaching #appetite #food #foodie #protein

One for the ladies. Just a few practical nutrition tips to help with appetite when going into peri- & menopause.

Easier said than done so please reach out if you need additional support.

And please be aware that nutrition can be supportive when trying to reduce symptoms, but nutrition is not medicine. It can not be used as a replacement for HRT.

#nutrition #health #menopause #perimenopause #nutritionsupport #nutritioncoaching #appetite #food #foodie #protein
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#girlpower and all that…

Everyone starts somewhere. The key is to start.

Be inspired. 

Feel empowered.

And one day, you’ll be the inspiration 💚

@danwilliams.takeyourshot 
@awmuscleandfitness 

#nutrition #fitness #health #inspire #girlswholift #womenwholift #bodybuilding #strength #motivation #strongwomen #muscle #workharder

#girlpower and all that…

Everyone starts somewhere. The key is to start.

Be inspired.

Feel empowered.

And one day, you’ll be the inspiration 💚

@danwilliams.takeyourshot
@awmuscleandfitness

#nutrition #fitness #health #inspire #girlswholift #womenwholift #bodybuilding #strength #motivation #strongwomen #muscle #workharder
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It’s important that we can recognise foods that are nutrient dense and supportive of health. These are the foods you should focus your diet around.

Non-nutrient dense foods are also fine. These are the foods you can enjoy in moderation.

Assuming that one is unprocessed (or minimally processed) and the other is processed (or ultra processed) is incorrect & frankly quite damaging.

There are ultra processed foods out there that are fortified with vitamins & minerals commonly lacking in the diet, and therefore can be important to some people’s health. They shouldn’t be judged for eating them.

It’s also important to consider access and affordability of leading an unprocessed life. It’s quite elitist. It’s not always possible and probably not wanted. It’s just another way of introducing rules around eating and barriers around food enjoyment.

If you supplement your diet, your pills are processed.

Ps. The Zoe probiotic kefir drink is processed. Designed by the man who demonises processed foods. That is the world we live in. 

#nutrition #health #food #foodie #fitness #processed #wellbeing #nutritioncoach #healthcoach #lovelife

It’s important that we can recognise foods that are nutrient dense and supportive of health. These are the foods you should focus your diet around.

Non-nutrient dense foods are also fine. These are the foods you can enjoy in moderation.

Assuming that one is unprocessed (or minimally processed) and the other is processed (or ultra processed) is incorrect & frankly quite damaging.

There are ultra processed foods out there that are fortified with vitamins & minerals commonly lacking in the diet, and therefore can be important to some people’s health. They shouldn’t be judged for eating them.

It’s also important to consider access and affordability of leading an unprocessed life. It’s quite elitist. It’s not always possible and probably not wanted. It’s just another way of introducing rules around eating and barriers around food enjoyment.

If you supplement your diet, your pills are processed.

Ps. The Zoe probiotic kefir drink is processed. Designed by the man who demonises processed foods. That is the world we live in.

#nutrition #health #food #foodie #fitness #processed #wellbeing #nutritioncoach #healthcoach #lovelife
...

If you’re trying to lose fat, don’t over complicate it.

1. Make sure you’re in a calorie deficit

2. Focus on protein & fibre intake for satiation (& protein for lean body mass).

3. Fats & carbs are interchangeable. Eat what you prefer! Enjoy what you eat.

The success of your fat loss journey is underpinned by compliance & sustainability. 

@danwilliams.takeyourshot 
@awmuscleandfitness 
@aw_muscleandfitness_owner 
@full_boar_sports 

#nutrition #health #food #foodie #fatloss #diet #protein #sustainability #compliance #fitness #nutritionfacts

If you’re trying to lose fat, don’t over complicate it.

1. Make sure you’re in a calorie deficit

2. Focus on protein & fibre intake for satiation (& protein for lean body mass).

3. Fats & carbs are interchangeable. Eat what you prefer! Enjoy what you eat.

The success of your fat loss journey is underpinned by compliance & sustainability.

@danwilliams.takeyourshot
@awmuscleandfitness
@aw_muscleandfitness_owner
@full_boar_sports

#nutrition #health #food #foodie #fatloss #diet #protein #sustainability #compliance #fitness #nutritionfacts
...

There is only 1 way to lose weight.

A calorie deficit.

The end.

On another note - I’m really anti- labelling diets. Why do we need to?! 

@danwilliams.takeyourshot 🎥 

#nutrition #health #intermittentfasting #diet #weightloss #fatloss #nutritionfacts #fitness #nutritioncoach #healthcoach

There is only 1 way to lose weight.

A calorie deficit.

The end.

On another note - I’m really anti- labelling diets. Why do we need to?!

@danwilliams.takeyourshot 🎥

#nutrition #health #intermittentfasting #diet #weightloss #fatloss #nutritionfacts #fitness #nutritioncoach #healthcoach
...

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