Louise Vicaria, Founder
Hi my name is Louise and I’m the founder of Body-Talks. Like many of you, food and watching what I eat is as much a part of my life as going shopping, going to work and looking after my family. During my studies I based my research on disordered eating and although I was surprised by many of the facts I found, what stood out the most, was the lack of reliable information, guidance and professional support there is available for people to access.
I realised that being told what to eat is only helpful over the short term. Whilst you follow ‘THE RULES’ you will lose weight. At some point, lack of motivation and/or stress gets in the way and ‘KNOWING WHAT TO EAT’ just doesn’t cut it. Does this sound familiar? It’s not just knowing what foods to eat, it’s about being able to manage your thoughts and feelings with respect to food, that will help you overcome this.
During my research I met Dr Kate Scruby and Anneka Kornhauser and we agreed on many things, in particular, we acknowledged how hard it is for people to get reliable information, receive guidance and learn how to manage their relationship with food. It’s with this in mind, that we began to create and write our programme. We understand how different we all are and how our relationship with food differs from others, what may work for one person, may not necessarily work for another. This is why our sole purpose is to provide you with the knowledge, support and guidance you need to make the necessary changes.
Dr Kate Scruby (Counselling Psychologist)
Kate helped to devise our revolutionary programme based on psychological theories. This is key to changing your approach to eating longterm.
Carrie Luxembourg (Certified Health and Wellness Coach)
Carrie works as a qualified personal trainer with an advanced Diploma in core restore and functional exercise.
Dr Harriet Holme MA MBBS PhD RNutr
Harriet studied medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge and University College London, before practicing as a paediatric doctor for over a decade. She completed a PhD in cancer genetics from UCL and accreditation for Applied Human Nutrition from The University of Cambridge. Harriet no longer practices as a doctor, but instead provide nutritional consultancy, and lectures on culinary science and nutrition.
Anneka specialises in chronic diseases, weight management meal planning and neurological conditions. Currently works for St Bartholomew’s Hospital as a Cardiac and ITU Dietitian. She is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and is a member of The British Dietetic Association.