Thanks you for the workshop last Wednesday held in your beautiful kitchen.
I was so impressed with the planning you’d put in: presenting a varied and exciting menu, demonstrating some gorgeous dishes, feeding us with wonderful tastes, and all the while educating us with tips, techniques and comprehensive background information.
I loved every minute, and most of all I loved the wonderful food! I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in eating healthily and livening up their diet. When can I come again?
Louise, you are incredibly stimulating to listen to as you have so much crucial knowledge about the link between the foods that we eat and the health of our digestive system which leads to our overall wellbeing.
Thanks so much for the great Beans and Grains workshop. You are also so full of interesting nutritional information about how different foods effect our bodies (in both good ways and bad!) which so helps to reinforce why we should all be eating many more grains and beans and cutting down on the animal and dairy proteins. What’s more,it all makes complete sense.
The dishes you prepared were just absolutely delicious, you made it look effortless (which hopefully it will be with all the easy to do recipes you gave us) yet we also know that each mouthful is so nutritionally high and good for our bodies that it becomes a double whammy of enjoyment! It was also fantastic to be introduced into different types of foods that I did not know even existed, like the seaweed wraps and the healthy pancakes which are ideal for lunch snacks.
As always, you are so informative about each type of grain/bean/pulse and how to cook them in different ways which I much needed!
Such delicious food and it was great to learn some new skills
This is just a belated thank you for the fabulous cookery class a few weeks ago! I have been trying to perfect my chopping technique! I went straight to Wholefoods after my appointment and bought a load of the ingredients – the Miso soup is great!
My experience of the fast was extremely positive and way better than I expected.
I had been really intrigued and at the same time a bit nervous about doing a 5-day juice fast and so it was really important for me to do it through someone who knew what they were doing and who would be supportive if I had any problems over the fast.
Lou provided thorough information before, during and after the fast about what to do and what to expect which reassured and motivated me. During her initial briefing she shared a lot of knowledge and personal experience of fasting. She was very open to and patient with all my questions and although she’s fasted many times herself she still understood that it’s pretty daunting if you’re doing it for the first time.
My experience of the fast was extremely positive and way better than I expected. Perhaps the main benefit I experienced was the clearness and lightness of mind; I had heard people say this but it needs to be experienced to really understand it. Also I had increased energy levels (and none of the usual energy slumps) and good sleep. I felt a bit groggy (mild headache, tired, irritable) a couple days during the pre-fast diet (cutting out all the toxic stuff like alcohol, caffeine, processed foods).
I was surprised that I didn’t feel hungry and the variety of amazing juices to choose from. I also enjoyed the mineral broth and would recommend taking Lou’s advice of opting for organic produce and distilled water to get the best quality. If you’re genuinely motivated to do a fast I really recommend doing it and with Lou. I will definitely be doing one again!
I’ve lost 6lbs in 12 days without having to ‘diet’ so the session was again a huge success.
I’d previously been to see Louise for Consciousness Coaching which was a huge success so decided to book a Nutrition session with her. Learning how to eat in a really healthy and balanced way without going on a diet had been a challenge for years. I had a 2 hour session with Louise where she explained the basic principles of healthy eating and helped me to understand what certain foods actually do to my body.
Hearing the science and fact behind it has been a massive help and has given me the knowledge to make the right food choices. I would recommend it to anyone that’s struggled with their weight or just wants to know how they can become healthier through nutrition.
I found the zest for life programme in Balham very motivating.
It highlighted the need for me to balance all things in life, not only food, but personal time, work, family, social life and exercise in order to lose weight successfully. I felt increased energy while on the programme and more focused in all things that I did. I would recommend this programme to anyone who wants more out of life, not only those who need to loose a few kilos.
An extremely well organised and fun morning cooking in Louise’s fabulous kitchen.
Being introduced to new ingredients and alternative seasonings/sweetenings was great. Then finally sitting down to enjoy the resulting lunch, delicious!