Last week I had a private in-home consultation with Sarah from SarahMooreWellness.com.au. Sarah and I had built up a friendship on Instagram so when we discussed having a consultation I was super excited. The first blog post of Sarah’s that really interested me was about doing a lemon detox but it was her finding hidden sugars post that totally won me over by teaching me how to read food labels.
I’ve always been interested in seeing a nutritionist but I’ve never really known how to find one. I googled once but the big world wide web just scared me off as I imagined being conned into one of those Herbalife pyramid schemes. Which believe me is very possible considering I almost bought two $30 whisks from Big W a few months ago. Like literally bought two for sixty freaking dollars after an in-store demo then found basically the same ones in red dot for $2.99 so returned them and got my money back. Anyway I’m getting off track. So basically finding Sarah on Instagram who was a legit registered nutritionist in Perth with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of public health was a huge win. I mean people pay so much money for personal trainers to help work out their bodies, they should really be paying a nutritionist to find out what to feed their bodies too.
Before our scheduled consultation, Sarah sent me a client form to fill out. I always feel apprehensive filling out forms about health and always want to lie but I felt confident knowing that it was totally confidential. I also liked that I could fill it out online and email it back without the risk of my boss seeing it on the printer. I resisted the urge to lie and I also resisted strategically placing coconut water and kale around my kitchen. Which really just means I was totally unorganised and I prioritised panic cleaning before she came over.
Sarah arrived right on scheduled time and I instantly liked her. I actually wanted to give her a hug at my front door which is very unlike me but I resisted the urge and decided on a professional handshake. I offered Sarah a coffee and she said yes so I felt like our friendship was off to a great start. A little small talk about blogging to break the ice then I took her over to the dining area so we could sit down and talk nutrition. Sarah had asked me what I wanted from the consultation and I really just wanted her to advise me if the vitamins and foods I eat regularly are good options as I’m still trying to lose the baby weight. I like to think I’m not stupid when it comes to nutrition, like don’t eat redskins for dinner but I want to make sure I’m on the right track with our regular meals. I took out my epic vitamin stash which I think even shocked Sarah and she taught me the difference between fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. We discussed what supplements are a waste of time and what nutrients I should be getting from food.
After that we moved into the kitchen where Sarah taught me how to read through the labels on the items we buy regularly like our bread, wraps, crumpets, cereal, yoghurt and pizza bases. Most of our other food is bought fresh so I was pleasantly surprised that with a few tweaks I could easily buy different alternatives that make a huge difference to our health. While Sarah was over I thought I would totally take advantage and ask for some advice on formula and what to feed Will. I mean family health is her specialty so it really would’ve been rude not to ask!
I feel like having Sarah come and talk to me about nutrition was a great boost for my weight loss goals. I even walked around Woolworths thinking WWSD (What would Sarah Do) over and over, deciding to put a red cabbage in the trolley and skipping the chocolate aisle. I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough for private consultations in Perth as her knowledge base is so amazing. Sarah offers private consultations in-home or she often meets clients at cafes close to their work. If you aren’t in Perth, Sarah also offers email Q & A’s so check out the services on her website.
Oh and if you still aren’t sold then you HAVE to see her recipe for Frozen Cheesecake bites. I mean come on, who doesn’t love cheesecake?! While you’re at it give her Facebook page a like and follow her on Instagram for awesome family recipes and wellness advice.