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After 20 years, I know weight loss is not easy! And trying to lose weight on your own is challenging.

That’s why I’m here to help.

Getting your health back on track after life events, busy work schedules or a bout of poor health can be a struggle. Especially when battling cravings, emotional eating and stubborn weight that won’t budge. My evidence-based approach to losing the weight means you not only lose the kilos but keep it off.

With my support and guidance, you control hunger, regain control of your eating habits and lose the weight you have always wanted to shift. 

If it’s time to make your health and well being a greater priority in your life and lose a little or – a even a lot of weight, then getting in touch with me is the best way to get started.

Break through the confusion of what weight loss program is best for you. The truth is, there is no one size fit’s all approach. There are over 120 hidden factors that slow your metabolism and trigger weight gain and leaving these unmanaged means your body will fight you 100% of the way.

So if you have tried everything including low carb, high protein, low fat, Atkins, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Lite N Easy, Michelle Bridges, Hello Fresh, Intermittent fasting, Meal replacements – or are exercising – and the weight won’t budge, then it’s time we had a chat.

So, what does the research say?

Research tells us that the best way to lose weight is to get assessed, have a tailored program individual to you and to learn how to keep it off naturally. This is what I do and why working with me gets results.

When you work with me, I’ll do a comprehensive 100% natural metabolic assessment and tailor a weight loss program to you based on the best available evidence and your lifestyle and dietary preferences.  Your dietary program will be designed to help you achieve rapid and safe weight loss, naturally.

The best part is, I’ll teach you how to self manage your weight, so you can break free from needing powders and pills to maintain a healthy body weight.

If you are ready to improve your physical well being and take the first steps towards a healthier you, Now is YOUR time. 

Many people who are looking for help with weight loss, don’t know where to turn. Some might even be wondering if a weight loss coach is for them. Here is what you can expect when you work with me.

The first consultation is dedicated to finding out all about you. I’ll look at your journey so far, search for hidden triggers and causes like health conditions, medications or genetics.

I’ll measure the rate you store fat, how slowly you lose it, work out how to improve it and teach you how to manage it to avoid cardiovascular disease and accelerated aging.

I look to support underlying health conditions that are contributing to weight gain, and detect any underlying conditions such as Thyroid disorders, Anxiety/Depression, Sleep apnoea, PCOS or poor microbiome health.

In clinic consultations available in Melbourne

If you are attending my clinic in Melbourne, I also do in-depth body composition analysis to ascertain your starting weight and muscle mass, which helps guide us in determining your target weight goal.

I’ll weigh and measure your body for weight loss and assess your metabolic markers associated with insulin resistance (BMI, fasting glucose, HbA1c1) and triglycerides so you can see your metabolism and health improving.

Whether you choose to work with me over the phone or in clinic, I am here to guide you every step of the way with tips to control cravings, dietary advice, exercise programs and my new and highly successful “Microbiome” Program – developed to overcome the most resistant weight gain.

The good thing is, when you work with me it doesn’t stop when you reach your goal! This is my most important work – lifelong weight maintenance. I’ll help you keep the weight off and stay on track.

With the one-on-one support… when you work with me, long term weight loss and weight maintenance is possible! 

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Probiotics Weigh In Against Obesity

Obesity – The Struggle Is Real. If you have trouble maintaining a healthy weight and the number on the scales keeps inching up, you are not alone. In fact, as many as 63% of Australians (1) and over 65% of New Zealanders (2) are overweight or obese. Not just a cosmetic concern, obesity is associated with a wide range of health and metabolic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes and early onset dementia. The potential economic burden to the Australian government is catastrophic.

Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults (63%) were overweight in 2014–15, similar to 2011–12. Why is this so? Exciting new research proves we are metabolically diverse – for some even the humble tomato can tip the scales. #loseweight

The Magnificent Microbiome

Over the last decade or so there has been enormous interest in the microbiome – the billions of microbes that live on and in the body. Researchers continue to discover how the microbiome influences numerous aspects of our existence, including the risk of becoming obese, developing metabolic imbalances and triggering hormonal problems. For some even the humble tomato can trigger weight gain or inhibit weight loss. The good news is, we have the technology to test microbiome diversity and tailor your diet to match. This means you stop making the wrong dietary choices and start to maintain a healthy body weight

Over 1 in 3 Australian adults (34%) had high blood pressure in 2014–15—a slight rise from 32% in 2011–12 Maintaining a healthy weight reduces cardiovascular disease risk. #Microbiome strains trigger weight gain and CVD risk

Bacterial Balance Influences Weight

Of the many microbes resident in the gut, some are able to extract more energy from food than others. However, if you have too many of these bacteria (known as Firmicutes), then the body tends to store away this extra energy as fat, contributing to weight gain. If on the other hand, you have more of a different type of bacteria (called Bacteriodetes) then less energy is extracted from food, less fat is stored, and you are likely to be leaner. Restoring balance in the microbiome can help support healthy weight maintenance.

Probiotics to The Rescue

Probiotics (specific strains of beneficial bacteria) can positively influence the gut microbiome and health. Two strains in particular have been found useful in helping to control weight gain: Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (B-420™): As well as reducing fat mass (particularly belly fat and waist circumference), B-420™ has also been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels and to reduce the ‘yo-yo’ weight regain often experienced after weight loss. Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (HN019™): This probiotic strain can reduce fat storage, body mass index (BMI), and lower levels of unhealthy cholesterol. HN019™ is particularly beneficial for those with metabolic conditions.

Almost two-thirds (63%) of the population aged 18 and over are overweight or obese (36% overweight, 28% obese) [1]. Only one-third (35%) of Australian adults have a healthy body weight. Stop weight gain, restore health and live a longer, healthier life.

Daily Steps Towards a Healthier Weight

What you do daily matters! Incorporate healthy habits into your life to support healthy weight: Choose wholefoods and protein (e.g. meat, fish, tofu) with main meals, while minimising sweet, fatty, fried and fast foods. Move more. Go for a walk at lunchtime, take the stairs, spring clean the house, get into gardening, or walk the dog. There are millions of ways to move – whatever the way, just do it! Ensure you get a good night’s sleep, ideally 7 to 8 hours. Being well rested will ensure you are not looking for extra energy from food.Set yourself up for success by setting specific, measurable and achievable goals and meet them!

Part of a Bigger Plan

While probiotics can be purchased over the counter and including prebiotic foods into your diet are good for many, in some individuals this approach may may make things worse. If you are struggling to lose weight, you have weight loss resistance and it’s important to get to the cause.

Maintaining my weight was always a battle – ever since childhood. Over the years I think I’d spent enough to buy a small apartment on shakes, diets and gyms – yet to lose just 5kg was a battle. Working with Narelle was an absolute game changer.

Mandy Johns – melbourne

1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Risk factors to health [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Government; 2017 [updated 2017 Aug 7; cited 2017 Sept 21]. Available from:

2 Ministry of Health. Understanding excess body weight: New Zealand health survey [Internet]. Wellington: Ministry of Health; 2015 [cited 2018 Sep 3]. Available from: