Colette, Stradbally, Co. Waterford
Colette recently completed my 35 day healthy habits programme.
S McGrath, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Helen introduced little steps into my lifestyle and each of these steps have helped me to transform my life
Over the years I tried every diet under the sun and always ended up back where I started, zero energy, constantly tired and always craving sweet things. Coffee was my best friend.
After speaking briefly with Helen we decided that her “40 days to no sugar” program would suit my needs. During the consultations I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate about nutrition and health. She makes the program very personable and is such an expert on so many areas of nutrition. I was also impressed with the amount and quality of client support sheets, recommendations and facts sheets which I continue to refer to most days. My personal nutrition and lifestyle handbook.
Helen introduced little steps into my lifestyle and each of these steps have helped me to transform my life, balance my blood sugars and stopped my cravings for coffee. I no longer only look for the weight loss but at the bigger picture and the long term effect on my life. Helen has not only changed my left but changed the life of my family.
I would highly recommend Helen to anyone
Susan, June 2017
I will have no hesitation in returning to Helen and having her tailor a further programme for me.
After following Helen’s Help2health Facebook page and joining her online group, I really liked what I saw there and felt that Helen could definitely help me in some way – the problem was I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for help with. I had a vague notion that I wanted to ‘lose a few pounds’ and that I ‘wanted to be healthier’ – and that’s all I could give Helen to work with at my initial consultation. Very quickly after completing my pre-programme analysis, Helen helped me to identify very clear goals for my 40-day programme which had less to do with weight loss and more to do with a serious lack of nutrition in my diet, along with identifying the causes (and problems) of that and proposing various solutions to address these issues. Together we agreed my initial action steps, which were brilliantly supported my lots of relevant information sheets from Helen and a weekly tracking sheet which I had to complete for her. This enabled me to monitor my own progress and helped me become accountable for my actions – or lack of actions!
Helen was available at any time if I needed any help or guidance and she proactively kept in touch with me between consultations to make sure I was keeping on track. I have come away from the programme with a completely new focus on health and nutrition which I am now actively trying to implement in my daily routines. I cannot recommend Helen highly enough – her knowledge and expertise in this area is second to none. In the future, if I need further support in this area or simply feel I need to get myself back on track, I will have no hesitation in returning to Helen and having her tailor a further programme for me. Thank you Helen! Susan, Tramore
Workout with Martina
Helen is so natural and approachable
Workout with Martina had Helen out to Activate recently to give our ladies a talk on nutrition. Helen is so natural , approachable and with a lifetime interest in sport she was the perfect nutrition coach for us. Her talk was informative, positive, easy to understand but most of all realistic!! The advice we got from our information evening was all good. It included changes to our everyday eating that were easy to change, some things we already knew but needed to hear again and some we did not know . Helen is superb at what she does and I would highly recommended her for any group nutrition talk or workshop. Martina Fanning, Fitness Coach and Owner of Workout with Martina
Grace, April 2017
Helen Knows what she is talking about
Helen was great, I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose but wanted to change my eating habits and improve my energy levels. Helen made me realise that I didn’t need to beat myself up about what the scales said or my calorie intake but to concentrate on how I felt. We talked about healthy food alternatives, you don’t need to deprive yourself just be sensible in your food choices and meal planning. Obtainable weekly goals were set for food shopping and meal planning and also exercise targets, Helen was there to offer advice and encouragement all the way. The supporting literature was very informative, Helen knows what she is talking about. Thank you for everything Helen. Grace, Tramore
Catherine, March 2017
working with Helen was a revelation
Working with Helen was a bit of a revelation, because I thought I was already well informed about “good” and “bad“ food and eating habits, and the “right” way to lose weight!! She asked for full details of my eating patterns, asking me to keep food diaries. She advised about portion sizes and food combinations, such as the combination of carbs, fat and protein. Some of the suggestions were new to me, but opened some interesting new eating habits………. I find now I am never really hungry, I enjoy my food, and I don’t have those awful sugar slumps and cravings in the middle of the afternoon!! I am also much better at drinking my water, it has become established as a good habit at last!! I am more adventurous with food, my mood and sleep patterns have greatly improved… and I have lost that nagging stone weight that was always so hard to shift!! I feel better, and as a result my confidence has increased and I enjoy my clothes more!
Helen is extremely professional in her approach, is calm and unhurried at each consultation, and really knows her stuff! She takes a real and personal interest in your progress and each small achievement along the way, and is very encouraging and supportive.
I feel that everything she has taught me will stay with me, and I also believe that she is there with advice if I ever need it. Thank you, Helen!! Catherine, Waterford City
Patricia, January 2017
Helen has changed my life
Helen has changed my life. Not only do I feel so much better about myself and have bounds of energy, people can’t stop saying I look fabulous and they remark on the huge difference Helen has made for me. At my sister’s recent wedding, I was bombarded with compliments on how I looked, and I spent the whole night up and dancing with my family. My sleeping, mood, personality, and confidence have skyrocketed. I cannot thank Helen enough for what she has done for me. Patricia, Co. Waterford
Joanne, September 2016
Helen has kept in contact with me after the final consultation to ensure I am still on track.
I used to think I ate quite healthily but it was only since I started the one to one consultations with Helen that I realised all the bad habits I had and how they were affecting my energy levels and my moods on a day to day basis. I totally underestimated how much the food I ate was affecting every aspect of my life. Since I took on board Helen’s advice I have seen a real difference to my health and quality of life. Helen’s attention to detail is excellent. She is very professional in her approach, a great motivator and she was genuinely interested in helping me achieve my health goals. Helen has kept in contact with me after the final consultation to ensure I am still on track. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen to anyone who wants to make real, long lasting and positive changes in their health. Joanne Power, Dunmore East, Waterford
Laura, July 2016.
I wish to thank Helen from help2health for making such a difference to my health and well being
I wish to thank Helen from help2health for making such a difference to my health and well being. Before I contacted Helen I was at war with food, I analysed everything I ate, I was constantly trying to lose weight but the battle was in my head rather than being productive as I didn’t have the support or tools to succeed. There was a constant feeling of guilt around food and with so much conflicting advice out there I didn’t know what way to turn.
I have always had what I considered a relatively healthy diet but my habits and routine were all wrong, I was constantly hungry. Helen started from basics with me and we analysed my existing daily diet, sleep pattern, stress levels and exercise regime. I say we because my 3 months with Helen was always both of us working together rather than her telling me what to do and what not to do. I learnt so much about the importance of what you eat rather than how much and the combination of carbohydrates, fat and protein at each meal and snack. I am no longer afraid of ‘good’ fat and can honestly say I am no longer hungry all the time. I enjoy my food so much more now and don’t question everything I put in my mouth.
I have lost 17 lbs and have never felt better, not only am I gone down a dress size but I have more energy, my skin is better and my head is no longer consumed with thoughts of food and exercise and what I could do to feel more like myself. I am now lighter than the day I got married which was 7 years ago and pre 2 children. I think that sums up what Helen has done for me and how grateful I am to her for her teaching and support. She was so understanding and calm and never made it difficult. I know I have made changes for life and it won’t be difficult to maintain or possibly even lose some more!! Thanks again Helen. Laura Molloy, Waterford City
Suzanne Laurie, 2016
Helen was academically very strong
Everyone who worked with Helen whilst she was studying at Institute of Health Sciences, found her to be very positive in her contributions to lecture weekends, always giving 100% and going that extra mile. She was academically very strong and did particularly well in her case studies,demonstrating great ability to reflect and progress with each case study submission which she truly used as an opportunity to learn. Suzanne Laurie, Director, Institute of Health Sciences
John, June 2016
Helen highlighted for me the importance of eating properly balanced meals
After years of yo yo dieting and unhealthy eating, I finally decided to set some health goals to lose weight, increase my energy levels and to stop eating sugar. Helen highlighted for me the importance of eating properly balanced meals and showed me how my food choices impact my energy levels . I am now eating lots of fresh food, including a large variety of fruit and vegetables. For the first time ever, I am eating a proper breakfast, which used to be a quick slice of toast and a cup of tea running out the door. Helen has helped me with meal planning and shopping as we identified during our consultations this was key to me reaching my health goals.” John, 61, Portlaw
Ann, May 2016
Helen took her time explaining everything I needed to know
I have found all the consultations with Helen very helpful. She has changed my way of thinking about food by educating me about the right foods to eat. I now understand the importance of variety and balance when planning meals. I was in the habit of eating the same foods all the time and I was stuck in a rut and did not know where to start. Helen took her time explaining everything I needed to know. Her information packs are very informative and her meal plans are designed specifically with the foods I enjoy. I wish her the very best in her new career……. good luck Helen. Ann, Waterford
Nina, April 2016
She is compassionate and considerate and her advice comes in the form of changes that are doable for anyone.
I’d like to write a few words on Helen and how she helped me on my weight loss journey. First of all with Helen what you see is what you get, a friendly face. She is compassionate and considerate and her advice comes in the form of changes that are doable for anyone. Every week sees a new piece of advice which is practical, sustainable and adjustable to everyone’s lifestyle. No topic is off limits and confidentiality is assured. Things that have helped me are the apple cider vinegar, eating a proper balanced breakfast and realising that fruits are still a source of sugar and that I need to watch my intake. The list of high sugar fruits was very enlightening! I’ve gone on to lose 4 more pounds since operation transformation ended and I am almost at 12 stone whereas my personal previous target was 12 and 1/2 stone so I hope to keep going and get into the 11 stone! Who’d have thought!!! Nina, Stradbally, Co Waterford
Alan, April 2016
I would highly recommend Helen and Help2health Nutrition
Helen was a great help to me and all the leaders at operation transformation. Every week she kept giving us ideas to try and balance our blood sugars. Her recipes were great and kept us motivated every week in setting targets for us. It has been a great 8 weeks. Thank you very much for your help. I lost a total of 26.5 lbs over the 8 weeks.
I would highly recommend Helen and Help2health Nutrition. Alan, Stradbally, Co Waterford
Elaine, April 2016
Helen took the time to analyse our food diaries and was a constant motivator.
As a leader of this year’s operation transformation in Stradbally and having the opportunity to get advice and guidance from Helen was a great experience. Helen took the time to analyse our food diaries and was a constant motivator. She helped me understand the importance of making a realistic changes and thought me that variety is key if I was to succeed with my weight loss journey. I am down a total of 27.5lb over the course of operation transformation and I have lost 2.5 inches from my waist and 4 inches from my hip. s Although Operation Transformation was only run for a period of 8 weeks, I would absolutely recommend Help2health Nutrition as Helen was a great support to all of the leaders in operation transformation. Elaine, Stradbally, Co Waterford
Roger, April 2016
I feel happier, healthier, more energetic than I have in years and am sleeping better and my diet is balanced
At the start I had a very simple view on dieting, it was eat less and exercise more, but what I found was that I was hungry all the time. But with Helen’s help and advice I am eating healthier and I am not hungry. I now eat a breakfast every day within an half hour of getting up and this sets me up for the day. When I expressed concerns about feeling bloated Helen advised me to try apple cider vinegar with warm water and this has been a relevation for me. I feel happier, healthier, more energetic than I have in years and am sleeping better and my diet is balanced. I can’t thank you enough for your help. I have lost 22 pounds in 8 weeks and I feel that I could lose more. Thanks for everything. Roger, Stradbally, Co Waterford