‘I want to help mums become who they want to be’: Canterbury dietitian, parent shares food tips

Ashburton dietitian and new mom Katie Charlton is aware of too nicely the stresses, strains and cheeky smiles of elevating a toddler.

She moved to Ashburton from the United Kingdom in September 2019 and child Max was born in January final yr. Two months on, the nation was in Covid lockdown.

Katie mentioned sleep deprivation and luxury consuming took their toll in a type of post-natal nervousness however she known as on her years {of professional} coaching and personal observe to get herself again on observe to a wholesome life-style.

Now she needs to assist different mums.

Katie grew up in Dunedin and graduated from Otago University with a level in diet. At 21, she went to the UK and later educated as a dietitian.

When she was pregnant, she packed up her home and life and returned to New Zealand. Her mum was dwelling in Ashburton, so she got here right here and Katie is so happy she did.

“Ashburton is the proper place to boost youngsters, I’ve felt so supported right here.”

Now she is constructing a life with 15-month-old Max and has began a well being teaching enterprise known as Maximise Health Coaching.

Katie mentioned she coaches purchasers on-line by way of zoom and is now beginning a face-to-face group for mums in Ashburton who need to really feel more healthy and drop some pounds whereas they increase their youngsters and past.

“It’s group teaching. I need to create a supportive group to assist mums change into who they need to be. Having a wholesome relationship with meals and losing a few pounds with out weight-reduction plan and taking care of your well being is so necessary,” she mentioned.

“That’s being a wholesome weight and maintaining a healthy diet with out occurring a very tremendous calorie-restricted eating regimen.”

Katie, like many others, discovered herself consolation consuming throughout lockdown whereas she was additionally adapting to life as a mom.

“I perceive the journey mums undergo, with low vitality, and lack of sleep and I’ve now acquired to a spot the place I’m pleased with my weight with out weight-reduction plan and really feel empowered to help different mums.”

She additionally needs to mannequin good consuming habits for Max.

The first assembly of her Healthy Mums Weight Loss Coaching Group is within the Rakaia room at Community House Mid Canterbury at 10am on Wednesday, June 2. Spaces are restricted.

The first assembly is free and future follow-on conferences every month will value $30.

“This is for girls who need to care for themselves in a holistic sense. You generally is a much better mum with good psychological well being and higher vitality. Weight loss occurs as a by-product of taking good care of your well being. I feel Mums deserve to offer again to themselves like this.”

To e book your house for the primary free assembly on June 2, e mail Katie at [email protected].

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