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Before joining this program my lifestyle wasn’t much organised and stressful times were usually related to sugary foods or similar solutions. At some stage, I’ve realised how my energy was low and how I was slowly moving away from a healthy diet, so I’ve decided to sign up. I wanted to find a balance, have my usual energy back, and eat in a healthier way.

The care in choosing the ingredients and in trying to eat a varied diet is for sure the best results that I’ve achieved. I am more inspired to try new stuff and new flavors. My energy is back, and I missed that so much!

Now I’m more organised in terms of grocery shopping and I find easier to create a balanced meal without thinking too much about it. This makes me feel more confident around food, especially when you’re having dinner out with your friends and can happen to choose something “not so healthy”. I don’t struggle with feelings of guilt anymore, but I simply try to create a balance during the other days of the month. Coming from a gym mindset (that means feeling extremely guilty each time you make a mistake), this is definitely a huge positive change for me!!!

I’ve found really useful from a general point of view the suggestions that Chiara gave me on my food diary when something was missing. I think that giving you some suggestions for changes is a more effective approach than just saying “here there is a mistake”. I’ve also found helpful the information given at the begin to understand better how different foods influence each other.

Now my lifestyle is way healthier and I have a more varied diet (even if sometimes I still make mistakes and feel too much the effects of stress). I have more energy for the everyday life and for sports. And I manage better stressful situations 🙂

I would absolutely recommend this program, I think it’s a great choice if you need to find a balance in your life. It also helps you to learn more about food, something that I find wonderful!

Thank you so much for all the help during these crazy months! And for the patience when I was finding some difficulties on my journey. I’ll keep in mind all the things that you taught me and I’ll follow your suggestions 🙂 It has definitely been the best decision I could ever take to find again the older me and make some improvements 😀


(Italian)

Prima di iniziare questo programma il mio stile di vita era scombinato e molto legato al superare i momenti di stress con zucchero e affini. Mi sono resa conto di quanto i miei livelli di energia si fossero abbassati e di come stessi andando alla deriva in quanto ad alimentazione sana, quindi ho deciso di iscrivermi. Volevo riequilibrarmi, ottenere le energie che sono abituata ad avere, e mangiare più sano.

Sicuramente l’attenzione che metto nello scegliere gli alimenti e nel diversificarli è il miglior risultato che ho ottenuto. Sono più lanciata nel provare cose nuove, nuovi sapori. E i miei livelli di energia sono tornati nella norma, cosa che decisamente mi mancava un sacco!!

Ora sono più organizzata nel fare la spesa e riesco in maniera più automatica a bilanciare le cose senza dover pensarci su troppo. Il che mi rende molto più tranquilla nei confronti del cibo, specialmente quando capita di “sgarrare” se si è fuori a cena o a feste con amici, per cui non mi struggo più con sensi di colpa inutili, ma semplicemente continuo a bilanciare le cose il resto dei giorni del mese :3 Venendo da un ambiente di palestra (aka sensi di colpa a palla nello sgarrare) è decisamente un cambiamento enorme!!!

La cosa che ho trovato più utile in generale penso siano stati i suggerimenti per quando, rileggendo il diario alimentare, c’erano delle carenze. Il renderlo un suggerimento e non un “guarda che qui hai sbagliato” è mentalmente molto più efficace, almeno per me. Ho trovato utili anche le tabelle all’inizio per capire come i vari alimenti si influenzino a vicenda.

Ora il mio stile di vita è molto più sano (anche se ancora sgarro e a volte mi faccio portare fuori rotta dallo stress) e variegato. Ho più energie per l’everyday life, e per lo sport. E gestisco lo stress molto meglio 🙂

Consiglierei assolutamente questo programma, se si ha bisogno di riassestarsi penso che sia una cosa ottima. E in più apre nuovi orizzonti di gusto, cosa che trovo splendida!

Grazie mille per tutto l’aiuto in questi mesi folli! E per la pazienza dimostrata anche quando chiaramente avevo difficoltà ad assestarmi. Continuerò a fare riferimento a tutto ciò che mi hai insegnato e a seguire i tuoi consigli 🙂 Decisamente la decisione migliore che potessi prendere per ritrovare la mia vecchia me, e migliorarla 😀

Piera, nurse

Before starting this program, my diet and lifestyle were really disorganised, and I was lacking in some knowledge. I have decided to sign-up because I wanted to change my lifestyle and food choices, and become more conscious about what I eat. I wanted to know the difference between different foods, their nutrients, and know more about sources of energy and calories.

The best result achieved during these 3 months has been starting to think about what I eat and how I prepare my food in a different way. I also feel more relaxed and less bloated than usual.

The support has been tailored to my needs, to what I like, and to the pleasure of eating good food, this specific approach helped me to reach the results that I expected. The things that I’ve found more useful are the information regarding each food and their effects. Now my diet and lifestyle are more relaxed and my decisions are aimed at making me feel better, not just “full”.

These results are having a really positive effect on my life! I have noticed that in stressful situations I try to choose things that can be useful for my body, while in the past I would have simply eaten a lot of random foods. I would recommend this program for how much Chiara is professional and for the interest that she has in doing her job (if she wasn’t completely sure or if she didn’t know something, she was getting all the information needed to give me an answer). This is something that I have really appreciated.

It has been a pleasure working together and I will keep with me all the time the things learned during these 3 months, and this will absolutely be a good thing for me!


Italian

Prima di iniziare questo programma, la mia alimentazione ed il mio stile di vita erano molto disorganizzati ed “ignoranti”, non ero a conoscenza di molte cose. Ho deciso di iscrivermi perchè volevo cambiare il mio stile di vita e quello alimentare, prendere più coscienza di quello che mangio. Volevo prendere atto della differenza degli alimenti, dei loro nutrienti e fonti di energia e calorie.

Il miglior risultato che ho ottenuto in questi 3 mesi è aver iniziato a pensare in modo diverso al cibo che mangio, e come lo preparo. Inoltre, mi sento più rilassata e meno gonfia rispetto il solito.

Il supporto che ho ricevuto è stato adattato alle mie necessità, interessi e piaceri del cibo, quindi, essendo molto mirato, sono riuscita a raggiungere gli obiettivi sperati. Le cose che ho trovato più utili sono stati i prospetti dei diversi cibi, e loro relative “azioni”. Ora il mio stile di vita e la mia alimentazione sono più rilassati e mirati a farmi sentire bene, non solo a sentirmi sazia.

I risultati che ho ottenuto influiscono sulla mia vita in modo molto positivo! Ho notato che in situazioni stressanti, dove in passato avrei mangiato di tutto, cerco invece cose più utili per il mio corpo. Consiglierei questo programma per la professionalità, e l’interesse dimostrato da Chiara nello svolgere il suo lavoro (se non era certa di una cosa o non la sapeva, si informava per farmi avere una risposta). Una cosa che mi ha fatto molto piacere.

È stato un piacere lavorare insieme, le cose che ho imparato in questi 3 mesi me li porterò avanti nella vita, e mi farà solo che bene!

Finola, businesswoman

I just wanted to say a big Thank You to Chiara Gianelli who I had a nutrition session with recently.
What a wonderfully positive approach to the food she takes. I have already made two significant changes to my food health as a result of the session and couldn’t be happier.
And more… I cooked her Lentil and Carrot Dahl recipe last night – my first lentil experience I have to say and it was YUMMmmmmm 🙂
And there’s more… my little boy Sean aged 8 ate carrots for the first time last night!!! Nope not just ate, gobbled. Thank You, Chiara 🙂
Thank you for making a difference Chiara Gianelli – here’s a link to her recipe and must suggest that you get a session with her – such a wonderful, positive approach that’s doable.

Tommaso, holistic therapist and yoga teacher

Since I have been living in Ireland, before meeting Chiara, I used to have a very irregular diet. My job didn’t help me as I work as massage therapist and yoga teacher and my timetable is so unpredictable. Even If I don’t eat meat since 2003 and I try to eat healthy food, I was very bad at managing my time to nourish myself, in buying quality food, etc. So, I’ve lost some kilos here in the Green Island and after one year eating in that way, I ended up with very low iron levels.

I’m in the holistic lifestyle since 2003 and I was struggling with my diet for the last few years. I tried different approach but no one could really help me and satisfy me. So, even if my budget wasn’t at the best, I decided to invest my money, my time and my energy in the interesting programme Chiara proposed me. I wanted to finally have a good knowledge about food, digestion, and cooking; because I wanted to solve some little digestive issues and I wanted to be more aware about everything related to “taking care of yourself with food”, but also because I wanted to be more “holistic” and be a little aid for the people who follow me.

When I’ve started this programme, my aim was to have more knowledge and awareness about healthy food, digestion, cooking and how to put into practice this knowledge taking care of myself in the way I deserve it. Love myself more.

The best result achieved during this programme is the change of approach to my whole life: if you really take care of yourself as you deserve it, all the rest will follow. I stopped worrying about money, if I need something, I just buy it, the money will come. But it’s not only a matter of money, it’s a matter of how you love yourself.

Not only I’ve changed my approach to food, cooking, and shopping but I’ve changed the approach to my whole life itself. I stopped to be worried about the lack of money and decided to invest in myself buying the food my precious body deserves. And eventually, the money arrived! I discovered new recipes, I now can appreciate the food I considered “banned” from my table like bread, cheese, pasta. I wasn’t used to have breakfast as my stomach was “closed” in the morning, now I can’t stay without my breakfast! I have the tools to continue this path by myself and I am still discovering new amazing things.

Chiara was really helpful and kind supporting me. She has plenty of knowledge and she is generous in sharing it. She doesn’t judge you and she is always ready to listen what you want to share. She tailors her approach to you, giving the right tips related to your personality and your goal. I have to say that after three months when the programme finished, I felt an empty space since I was used to be so in contact with her! But she granted me support also after the end of the programme, so it’s not a real void!

The things that I’ve found more useful about this programme are the sharing of her biology knowledge and all the numberless tips about different kinds of food (brands, shops, websites, videos, recipes, new kinds of food).

Even if my life is still messy (working as sole trader in my field is not easy at all and it’s really hard to plan even your day, you could imagine the week or the month), I have a regular breakfast that I really love, I have the ability to improvise a good meal when I can’t prepare it properly and I know how to “repair” when I eat less healthily.
Now I am healthier, I have more energy, I’ve gained one kilo (I needed it), I am more relaxed in general, I feel happier when I have to prepare a meal and I am very curious to try and discover new kinds of food.

I would absolutely recommend this programme! Because it’s more than a programme, it’s more than nutrition, it’s a journey with yourself, in yourself, to yourself, through yourself.

 

Greta, self-employed

Chiara is very professional and friendly at the same time. She provides excellent explanations and she’s able to find a way to strongly motivate and guide you with a down-to-earth approach in changing your habits to achieve a general state of well-being. Even a 3-month journey helps you to focus on the main issues, to see excellent results, and to reach small goals step by step. Chiara suggests you personalised strategies that you can easily add into your lifestyle. It’s an instructive and inspiring journey! And don’t forget the delicious recipes! Thank you!

 

Jimena, student

I started attending Chiara’s consultations three months ago. I was complaining about symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, sweet cravings, and painful PMS. During the first month, Chiara helped me to include new types of foods in my daily diet as well as to achieve a balance in my meals. Cravings, anxiety, and insomnia diminished significantly. The second month, I learned how to listen to my body and give it what it needed; this helped me to restore my relationship with food. Towards the end of the treatment, Chiara suggested me a sample of meal combinations, which I tried and felt really good and satisfied. I need to address that Chiara and I were in touch within the three months at least once a week via email and her replies were always super helpful and with a logical explanation, about everything including recipes. Within these three months Chiara taught me how with a proper combination of different foods depending on the needs of my body, I can achieve a better lifestyle.

Marta, office worker

I have just completed the first 2 months of a nutrition plan with Chiara. From our first meeting, Chiara started to give me the right motivation to stay on track and I found this really helpful since I have failed many times with diets. You can clearly understand the influence of a scientific background in her approach. I have already noticed positive differences in my diet and myself! I would highly recommend her.

Claudia, yoga teacher

Nice consultation with Chiara. She talks to you in detail about your diet and this helped me to understand a few things that I was doing wrong in mine as I’m struggling to lose weight and cut the sweet stuff.
Well recommended.

Daniela, student

Very competent and professional. I contacted Chiara for suggestions and explanations. The received suggestions have been excellent and they helped me with my diet. Thank you so much..!