About RacheL

I specialise in supporting people struggling with type 2 diabetes whether that's  "I've had it for years",   "I'm newly diagnosed"  or  "I think I'm at risk".  If you are confused, scared or fed up with trying to manage your blood sugar levels, let me help you to have confidence in your food choices, manage your weight and reduce the risk of nasty complications.

The mission at Rachel Page Nutrition is to transform lives through the power of good food and targeted lifestyle changes: go from unhealthy, anxious and confused about food to energised, confident and clear about what to eat.

I had an interest in nutrition and food from my teenage years. I liked to cook and I thought I knew what a healthy diet was: low fat with lots of starchy carbohydrates. I was always aware of the type 2 diabetes risk in my family but had assumed that it would never happen to me, after all, I knew what I should be eating, didn’t I?  But then, when I was pregnant with my first child, I was stunned to find I had developed gestational diabetes. I had to test my blood sugar levels several times a day. I was shocked to glimpse the reality of being diabetic and worried about the effect on my baby’s growth. 

I saw first-hand the effect of different foods on my blood sugar, but this empowered me to take control of my condition though my diet and I avoided needing medication. I realised that both for the sake of my own long-term health and that of my family I needed to know more about how diet and lifestyle factors could influence health and disease. 

After studying nutrition for five years, and applying those principles, I now have a significantly lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Seeing the reality of managing diabetes has inspired me to help people diagnosed with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes to balance their blood sugar levels, get their energy back and live a full life without being scared of food.

My approach has five elements for a supportive programme that will be personalised for you

Nourish

Nourishing both body and mind by eating the correct balance of real food for your personal requirements. This is the right level of protein, fats and carbohydrates along with essential nutrients including vitamins D, E, C and B complex and minerals including chromium and magnesium.

Care

Looking after yourself is crucial for diabetes management as stress can interfere with blood sugar levels. Self-care and stress management are important to manage your condition.

Move

Incorporating the right amount of activity and exercise for you into your daily and weekly routine. Exercise improves insulin sensitivity helping to balance blood sugar control as well as improving energy levels and helping with appropriate weight management.

Rest

Sleep and relaxation are part of the whole-body approach to regaining control of your blood sugar levels.

Plan

Under pinning all other elements is getting set for success by planning. This can include meal planning and organising grocery shopping. Being accountable to someone for your actions and completing a regular journal to track the other elements can be helpful tools.

Personalised 12 week programmes

starting from £375 for both face-to-face consultations in Royston, North Hertfordshire and for online consultations if preferred.
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Qualifications and Affiliations

I have a BSc in Nutritional Science from Middlesex University and a Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma from the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management.

I am a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner.

I am a full member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, the professional association for nutritional therapists.
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.

I am a member of the Zest4life group of nutrition and health coaching professionals.

I am part of the DUET diabetes team, providing training and education for those caring for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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