My name is Monica, I am a qualified and registered nutritionist. I am Italian and lived and worked in many European countries until 2009 when I finally settled in England. I graduated from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition after four years of studying and clinical training. I have also trained under Patrick’s Holford’s Zest4life team qualifying as a weight loss and wellbeing coach. In 2014 I was awarded the Dian Shepperson Mills Prize for “Outstanding Performance in Clinic”.

Studio Figura’s team of dedicated therapists offer services designed to benefit your health and well-being, from slimming and toning your body to improving skin conditions and cellulite. Starting with an individual assessment, their signature Body Shaping and Weight Loss concept combines lymphatic drainage, diet plans and supplements. Each treatment leaves you feeling healthy and refreshed, boosting your confidence to new heights.
Results were that I quickly shed some excess weight and body fat, reduced abdominal measurement (over the stomach); felt more energetic and more focused. Five month later, I am still feeling the benefits and, more slowly, the weight is still reducing. Monica was a great help, very responsive and flexible to my timetable. A great service, well worth the time and effort.

For some reason I have been getting lots of interest lately in the Metabolic Balance weight loss programme.  These spikes of interest are usually down to some type of celebrity endorsement.  Sam Smith and Boy George have both helped to raise the profile of the programme in the past.  I am not sure quite sure who is behind it this time around, but I will put money on it some high profile person has attributed their dramatic weight loss to the Metabolic Balance.

The little sister of their Holloway Road branch, the Islington venue offers the same service carried out by professionals with an average decades' experience treating a range of ailments with a holistic approach. Medicinal requirements aside, you'll also find a selection of unique acupuncture facial rejuvenation treatments, targeted weight loss programmes and a range of sumptuous massages tailored to your pressure preference.
Jenny Craig is a clinically proven and recommended weight loss program designed to provide structure and support to help members lose weight and learn how to keep it off. The program takes a holistic approach to weight loss and maintenance, focusing on food, body and mind. Jenny Craig's award-winning, nutritionally-balanced menus include more than 100 menu items, including entrees, desserts and snacks developed by Registered Dietitians, nutritionists and culinary experts. Every member is paired with a dedicated consultant who provides them with one-on-one support to identify their challenges and goals, and helps them to create unique weekly meal and activity plans. Consultants provide education on behavioral skills, portion control and how to have a long-term successful relationship with food. Most importantly, your consultant will be a part of your success, cheering you on as you reach each weight loss milestone.
Discover what causes your cravings and how to eliminate it – in addition to the emotional causes of over-eating, and the craving to eat the wrong foods, you will also discover the physiological ones – and how to eliminate them. By following our weight loss approach you will stop the cravings and discover a way to lose weight, without feeling hungry, that you can stick to it long-term.

“When I started the programme I had spent years trying different types of diet and exercise regimes but deep down I knew I would not be able to succeed long term if I didn’t change the way I think about food. Now, I finally feel back in the driving seat when it comes to my attitude towards food. I no longer feel like a prisoner in that respect and feel totally in control which is an achievement I am absolutely delighted with! I have not binged on food for a long time and I now feel I am much more the real me. I am a lot happier and more confident almost all of the time. This is the way I used to feel when I was going through a good patch but there are no patches anymore. For the first time I really feel like I have a fit, healthy future ahead of me!” (Thomas Greaves, IT Consultant, London) more…
"I have spent much of my life on one diet or another and this is the first programme that has really made a long term difference.  I have stopped yo-yo-ing up and down and I have finally managed to stabilise. My weight is pretty much at the same level that it was at the end of my plan and that was nearly two years ago - that's what I call a result!"  
Studio Figura’s team of dedicated therapists offer services designed to benefit your health and well-being, from slimming and toning your body to improving skin conditions and cellulite. Starting with an individual assessment, their signature Body Shaping and Weight Loss concept combines lymphatic drainage, diet plans and supplements. Each treatment leaves you feeling healthy and refreshed, boosting your confidence to new heights.
This programme takes a new ground-breaking approach to weight loss and healthy eating! You’ll get much more than a new diet/eating plan – the programme will get to the root of why you overeat and continue to struggle with your weight. Above all else we’ll address the emotional and psychological aspects of your struggle with your weight and food, as well as covering motivation, stress, overcoming cravings, self-esteem, physical activity and a whole lot more. Together with your weight loss coach you will develop and follow a program where you only do what works for you and learn the skills you need to successfully stay slim and healthy for life!
However, if your life is chaotic it can be really difficult to focus successfully on the plan.  People who work extremely long hours; never do grocery shopping; hardly cook or prepare food at home; travel every week for business; spend most of their meals out socialising or at work events…..these situations make it really hard to do the plan well (although I have had clients in very demanding jobs who have made it work)
Phase 3: Relax: at this point you will receive a more extended food list allowing you to broaden your meal choices.  This is the time when a weekly 'treat' meal is added in.  Adding exercise at this point is extremely beneficial. This is when most people really start to see a difference in how they look and feel.  Hunger and craving diminish and you will notice how a small amount of food will leave you feeling satisfied.  Energy levels rise, skin looks glowing and all round wellbeing improves.
I am a physician who has had extensive training in medical weight loss and am here to help you get to the root of your specific weight loss challenges. I understand that weight loss is a very personal process, and I have the medical tools and resources to develop a highly personalized plan specific to your unique biological makeup. I’m also here to provide you with the motivational support you m...Read More
Dr Lisa Gatenby, MSc; PhD is a Registered Nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutrient intakes and a Masters of Medical Science in Human Nutrition. She is a Registered Nutritionist, approved by the Association for Nutrition (who control the UK voluntary register of Nutritionists). Dr Gatenby started her career with a love of food and worked as a chef for 5 years followed by food development for 4 years before progressing into nutrition. Dr Gatenby has been working in Nutrition for the last 10 years and as well as offering consultancy services works in Public Health, she delivers lectures at various universities. Dr Gatenby helps people meet their goals whilst enjoying tasty and satisfying food.
Why do we wrestle with what we eat and how much we eat? Sometimes we eat the right foods in the right portions, and sometimes we eat the entire dinner table and all the wrong foods. Why is it so hard to eat healthfully? Whether you're trying to lose a few pounds or maintain a nutritious diet, you'll find many of your eating habits are due to emotional eating. So weight loss or weight gain become more an issue not of what you eat, but how you feel when you're doing it.
The Medi-Weightloss® Program is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle change! Get off the dieting roller coaster and rejuvenate your life, learning to live healthy and lean for a lifetime through a three-phase, physician-supervised weight loss program that works. In each location, patients receive a VIP experience from caring, experienced healthcare professionals and an abundance of hands-on support, education, and accountability. Our trained professionals help make your weight loss journey stress free and uncomplicated. It’s true! Come see for yourself!
Ultrashape – no pain, no downtime, effective fat reduction system. An alternative to liposuction for targeted pockets of unwanted and hard to shift fat such as saddle bags and post baby tummies. Now with the newest transducer head, we can successful treat areas that are hard to tackle – inner thighs, arms and knees quickly and effectively. It is a truly non-invasive procedure with no needles, no incisions, no scars and no recovery time.

Why do we wrestle with what we eat and how much we eat? Sometimes we eat the right foods in the right portions, and sometimes we eat the entire dinner table and all the wrong foods. Why is it so hard to eat healthfully? Whether you're trying to lose a few pounds or maintain a nutritious diet, you'll find many of your eating habits are due to emotional eating. So weight loss or weight gain become more an issue not of what you eat, but how you feel when you're doing it.
Eating healthily will become something you want to do instead of a sacrifice – by learning to value yourself and your body at a whole new level you will want to make sure that you are filling it with high quality fuel. You’ll discover how to balance treats and indulgences with a much healthier overall diet that helps to improve and maintain your health and energy levels without depriving you of all of the foods you love.
“It is great to be able to offer our patients a safe and effective non-invasive solution to fat loss that delivers impressive results without any downtime. The exciting development this device brings to the market is the ability to focus the ultrasound energy below the skin and destroy the fat cells without any harm to neighbouring tissues. The effect is permanent, so long as the patient maintains good diet and exercise.” Mr Christopher Inglefield

You may already know this is right for you and be ready to sign on the dotted line, but if you still have some questions and want to find out more before you make that commitment then the process starts with a free no-obligation exploratory call. During this call you’ll spend some time talking in depth with a Move Beyond Weight Loss Coach about both your health and weight loss goals, and the challenges and obstacles that you are facing, to see if the life coaching programme we offer is right for you. We’ll answer any questions you have and support you in making the right decision.


Kajal is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years’ experience specialising in working with children and young people, and their parents/carers and families. Her specialism is in helping with anxiety, low mood, low confidence/ lack of self-esteem, difficulties with relationships and friendships, behavioural challenges and parenting support/ consultation and family work.
Eating healthily will become something you want to do instead of a sacrifice – by learning to value yourself and your body at a whole new level you will want to make sure that you are filling it with high quality fuel. You’ll discover how to balance treats and indulgences with a much healthier overall diet that helps to improve and maintain your health and energy levels without depriving you of all of the foods you love.
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