Nutrition Coaching

My goal is to educate my clients with the knowledge to ‘fish for a lifetime’,
And empower them with the habits of mind to ensure they always apply it.

These days trying to sift through the seemingly endless contradictory claims about what you should be eating can leave you feeling despondent and confused.
I have had great successes coaching people on nutrition over the years, but I’ve also had a lot of failures too. I have been guilty of holding certain dietary beliefs that later were proven by well-designed studies to be false, and made the all-too common mistake that trainers make of mistaking correlation for causation and attributing successful weight loss to a particular magical macronutrient ratio when it fact the client in question was simply eating less calories.

Education and Mindful eating is the name of the game. Knowing what to eat and having the most amazing program in the world isn’t going to work if you follow it mindlessly. 16 years of meditating and several weight blow-outs of my own during stressful and super busy periods in my life followed by several successful transformations has given me personal insight into the psychology and relationship of stress and mindless and emotional eating, and the most effective strategies for beating it.

My ten years of successes, failures, research and learning owes particular gratitude to the amazing work of John Berardi PhD., whose company Precision Nutrition has helped 20,000 people successfully transform their bodies and taught me how to be a world class nutrition coach.

In the words of Coach Berardi, successful coaching is all about:

  • Listening to your needs and what you want to accomplish.
  • Learning about how you live.
  • Discovering what’s really important to you.
  • Working together to create the right nutritional approach for you, a diet that’s personal and unique, based on your goals and lifestyle.

And most importantly:

  • Observing your progress carefully and correcting course as necessary.

 

“Every diet system is going to stop working at some point. No matter how great it seems initially, that diet will break.” 

 

Every client that signs up for a 12 Week program will receive a free copy of my nutrition coaching eBook covers:

  • The myths of dieting and healthy eating
  • A break down of the pros and cons of popular diets from Paleo to Atkins
  • Explanation of how our metabolism works
  • Eating for health and longevity
  • Making Habit and Breaking Habits
  • Glycemic Index versus Glycemic Load and the Insulin Index
  • How do hormones contribute to fat loss and muscle gain
  • Eating for your body type
  • Eating for muscle gain
  • How different foods with the same amount of sugar can have drastically different inflammatory effects in the body
  • The gastrointestinal health and weight loss
  • Organic versus conventional produce
  • The psychology and ‘Stages of Behaviour Change’
  • The science of motivation and Self-Efficacy Theory
  • Losing fat fast versus slowly and which approach is best for you
  • How stress affects fat storage and fat loss
  • How to prepare whole grains
  • A guide to which supplements work and which are rubbish
Geoff Hall

Geoff Hall

"I first met Luke back in 2010 when I was looking for guidance after a year of training with a mate with very ordinary results.
I was the heaviest I’d ever been (at around 93kg) and after a few attempts at various diets and advice from people who didn’t appear to practice what they preach it was time to get help." Read more

Homer Kefaladelis

Homer Kefaladelis

I started training with Luke six months ago. The objective of my training was preparation for a Mountain Biking Trip to New Zealand with a group of good friends. Not having exercised before for a period longer than a month as most people that are unfit can relate to, this was a tough ask of Luke... Read more

Amanda Ford

Amanda Ford

"Training with Luke in the lead up to my wedding was the best preparation I could do to look and feel my best on the "big day." Luke completely tailored the program to my specific goals and these were achieved in only 12 weeks. I was so happy with my results, they exceeded my expectations and all of my friends have been asking me what my secret is, and I say "Luke!!" Read more