*** 2020 Testimonials

Aoife is an amazing nutritionist and human being. I started to work with her right at the start of the Covid shutdown in Ireland and it proved to me, that her concept works very well. Despite being way less active than usual during the shutdown and with easier access to food than ever, I lost weight with the Happy Weight programme. Showing me, that weight loss has more to do with the food we consume than the sport we do. Aoife educated me in that I cannot starve my body off to loose weight and that I can trust my body to know, when it needs fuel. My biggest complement would be, that there is no “going off the plan” or waiting to be done with this programme as the rules can be tailor-made for everyone. The programme changed my entire view on food and eating and by now, it is just part of my life. Aoife was also very accommodating in adapting the programme to my needs and food preferences 😊

Maura, Cork

I can’t give 6 stars out of 5 which is a technicality of Google and not me.
The method and approach to food that Aoife proposes shows you the core reason why you could never lose weight permanently before. She is the most competent and supportive professional I have met in decades of battling with weight excess and for the first time I have lost weight without realising I was dieting. I don’t want to have my life back of dieting, I have got a better one and I don’t miss the “previous” one as it wasn’t as happy as the one I have achieved and she let me achieve.
I was simply changing my relationship with food with no consistent sacrifices worth called this, it is unbelievable how easy it works if your mind is there. And if it is not, you can rely on Aoife’s support, which not only makes it feel like it’s possible, she empowers you to make it happen.
If you are looking for a great and for good change in the way you see food and food makes you feel, this is the only website you should be looking at, go for it!

Diana, Cork

It has been a pleasure to work with Aoife over the past few weeks. She has always been pleasant, positive and encouraging. Aoife encouraged me to eat according to my true appetite , and to make every meal delicious and healthy. Carb cravings are no longer dictating what and when I eat. I eat healthy food when hungry . Aoife doesn’t do food plans or diets. She shows you how to listen to your body and to give it the best nutrition possible, whilst also allowing yourself the freedom to enjoy a treat guilt free.

Sheena, Cork

I really enjoyed working with Aoife. Her positive approach and wealth of knowledge and experience really helped me achieve my goals and become more mindful around my approach to eating. I’d highly recommend anyone to get in touch with Aoife

Grainne, Cork

I heard about Aoife and her program from a friend of mine and immediately got curious. I had gained weight in the past few years without even noticing and I felt I was not feeling fine with my body and above all with food itself. I tended to overeat only because of boredom, for habit or because I thought I really needed that “pick me up” food. Needless to say, I could not even enjoy the taste of what I was eating. I have started this journey with my boyfriend, who also had a similar experience, and it has been the best decision we could have made. Aoife supported us with a plan that could help us both and gave wonderful personalised tips to help us to change our eating habits. It did not feel like a diet, made of deprivation and renounce, of relentlessly weighting food and feeling miserable. During this journey, we saw a terrific change and not only with that number on the scale dropping every week (a great bonus nevertheless) but with our relationship with food itself! We managed to build a new mindful way to eat, enjoying food taste and listening to what the body actually need. All this with a very helpful and positive attitude! I cannot recommend Aoife enough!🙂

Eleanora, Cork

Aoife came to speak at our community health fair last night. She was amazing, she delivered her talk in a friendly approachable way that really resonated with our participants. I learnt so much about mindful eating and improving my mindset and relationship with food. Everyone gave amazing feedback on Aoife, we were so lucky to have her. She is such a fantastic, knowledgeable professional.

Ciara Ni Faolain, Fitzgibbons Total Health Pharmacy, Mitchelstown

***2019 Testimonials

I have just finished the three month plan with Aoife and thoroughly enjoyed it and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
It suited me perfectly as the approach is a common sense, practical one and helps change the way we view food and our relationship with it. It also helps to teach the skills going forward on eating healthily as it’s not a magic diet with a start, middle and end to the body beautiful perfect you.
Aoife’s approach is to help you change the way you view food, listen to your body and your appetite and be healthy and happy.
On a personal level, Aoife is a lovely lady as she warm, approachable, non-judgmental, supportive, practical and very kind.
Jerry, 50, Cork

I am not great at writing testimonials but I really found Aoife so helpful and have managed to stay close enough to my weight goal and it’s been nearly a year since I completed the programme. Also, now I know what to do when it occasionally creeps up again.
I can’t thank Aoife enough for all her support. I’ve learned to listen to my body and to treat food as food, not as a scary thing or a comfort. It is amazing what you can learn about yourself with the right guidance. I have lost weight in a better and more sustainable way than ever before.
Hazel, 39, Cork

I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Aoife Deane to help anyone reach their lifelong weight management goals and achieve their ideal body size and weight.
Having been unhappy with my eating habits and weight, body shape and self-confidence since my childhood, for as long as I can remember, I have always struggled to maintain a healthy weight and was a huge self-critic. I had tried and tried on several occasions to diet, all with short term results, no long term sustained behavioural and weight change. I realised eventually that I was an emotional eater, and, was deeply unhappy with my body image and the health risks of my weight. Short term will power and curtailing foods/restricting calories was not going to work.
Here’s where Aoife was superb- she gave me a practical food plan, rich in delicious foods, encouraging me to savour and enjoy the foods I eat again and listen to my body- stop confusing anger, hurt, emotion, tiredness, fatigue, frustration with hunger, and eat regularly, delicious healthy natural foods.
And it worked, weekly progress followed, changes in mind set became habit, willpower wasn’t necessary, and I reached beyond my first target, my second target, my third target, even reaching a weight I thought I would never see again.
Over 10 months I lost 32kilos, 4 stone 9lbs in old money.
I would highly recommend, if like me, you have always been unhappy with your weight, trapped inside your body, looking to be free, then work with Aoife.
Ronan, 40, Cork

To anyone who wishes to lose weight and understand why they have gained it in the first place I recommend this program without hesitation.
Aoife helped me understand my mind set around food and my eating habits.
I’ve stopped dieting and have become more aware of my body and when it needs food.
I continue to lose weight and eat mindfully and enjoy every meal.
Aoife is so supportive and understanding and is always available to talk when you need support and advice.
This program is an investment in your health!
Go for it! You won’t regret it!
Margaret, 53, Cork

I have just completed the Happy Weight programme with Aoife, and I am delighted with the results. Rather than this being a diet programme and approaching weight loss with a restrictive attitude towards food, this programme celebrates the idea of enjoying all foods and gives you the advice you need to achieve the weight loss you desire. Unlike other plans – the weight loss is long term and becomes a way of life.
Aoife’s one to one support has been invaluable and makes all the difference in the journey to weight loss. There is no judgement – just support –  and I would recommend this programme to anyone struggling to achieve their desired results.
Edel, 37, Cork

I was having a difficult relationship with food when I got to the age of 17. As I started to notice that my figure was a bit oversized than my friends. Eating less, not eating or emotionally eating excessively at one time became the bad cycle of my diet. Not until I was diagnosed IBS at the age of 20, I wasn’t realized that I had problem with my anxiety and food that I ate. What initialing me starting the eight-week program with Aoife for weight loss was that I was sick most of the time no matter what I ate in a day and I gained around 20 pounds in 2 years without touching any so- called unhealthy food. I was worried about my health and the doctor directed me to seek advice from dietitians. So, I contacted Aoife for the first appointment. In the first meeting, Aoife asked me question about what I would like to achieve from the program and then she explained the food plan as a guideline for reaching my goal in the program. It was not easy at the beginning. Because when I lost 4 pounds in the first week, then fear of gaining back all those weights attacked me. I ate an ice-cream in the following Sunday, I soon generated a great sense of guilt. I talked about all those feelings and behaviors with Aoife. She showed great understanding of the situation that I was in and being so supportive providing scientific evidence on eating to loss and emotional support to calm down my anxiety. There were two appointments per week for check-up. When I got a bit resistant to continue with the program, she could be so inspirational and encouraging to talk me through tactics to work out my fear, my worry and my weak self-control ability. That was how I completed the program and lost 8 pounds in eight weeks. She is a real master on weight loss and food. She helped me get through my eating disorder problem and decrease my IBS symptoms. I gradually built up my confidence to control my diet, subsequently my weight. I was so happy and grateful having the program with Aoife and achieved those outcomes. Now I am continuing the diet plan even through the program finished. I highly recommend Aoife with her weight loss program if you have the similar issue and expect to make changes on your eating habit. It is never too late to start. As myself proved that making the first appointment is half way to success. Aoife will assist you in the remaining journey to your destination.
8 months later when I looked back at the time of our meetings, I am still grateful that I contacted Aoife. As she did provide me encouragement for loving myself and knowledge on how my body work with food. It’s precious. Now I eat whatever I want and I maintain my weight. 😊
Selena, 25, Cork (& China)

It was a great experience to work with Aoife. I was looking for some inspiration to restructure my food habit and make it more varied and healthy, and I found in Aoife’s mindset the right solution for me.
I didn’t want to follow a diet, with specific quantities and restraints, as I am a food lover, but I was getting extremely bored of what I was used to eat.
When I first contacted Aoife, she set up a call to better understand my needs and my habits, in order to have the mindset ready for our first appointment. After that it was all easy. I managed to lose weight without giving up on what I like and she was following my progresses on a regular basis.
It was a real pleasure to work with her.
Sara, 32, Cork

When I first contacted Aoife, I was at my heaviest weight ever. This was as a result of continuous mindless eating over many years. The problem was I had neither the motivation nor the want to do anything about it and yet it was impacting every area of my life, particularly my energy and self-esteem.
When I first met Aoife, my biggest worry was would I commit to the program or would I be wasting my time and money on another failed effort. But I instantly clicked with her as she has such a nice manner and is in no way judgmental.
Aoife educates you about food, helps you understand why we eat like we do and how you get control back over food, particularly mindless eating. Her program is not complicated and I ended up eating foods that I previously thought I couldn’t and now I can eat loads of because they’re healthy!
Her program is about nutrition and feeding your body the right foods so that you remain healthy. After a week, I could feel my energy levels rise and my skin and hair improve.
I liked the fact that there was no counting of calories or points or checking how many “sins” I could have in a day, I would have no patience for that. I never once felt like I was on a “diet” . Also, my mindset has changed in that if I decide to have a treat or two, it’s not the end of the world, just carry on again as before
I would highly recommend Aoife to anyone looking to get help. I am delighted I went down the road of getting a qualified dietician to get this help.
M.D, 46, Cork

Before I made the decision to work with Aoife, I had attempted to lose weight many, many times. With each fad diet that I tried, I had never dealt with my negative relationship with food. Over the years, I developed a very unhealthy approach to food, my weight and how I saw myself. However, once I began to work with Aoife, things finally changed for the better! Aoife supported me throughout the whole process, she taught me about what food my body needed and she worked on building up my confidence again. I found the hypnosis very relaxing. I always felt better after each appointment. In the language of weight loss, not only did I lose weight, I lost my negative attitude to food, but more importantly I gained a happy and healthy relationship with myself. Aoife’s positivity is infectious, she is incredibly motivating and I could not recommend her highly enough!
Caoimhe, 31, Cork

I had been struggling with losing 4 -5 kgs to get to my goal weight. Despite vigorous exercise and a very healthy diet it wasn’t happening and I had lost hope of ever losing it.
Over 8 weeks Aoife gave me the road map and guided me along the way. Her dietary advice was tailored to me and made scientific sense. My consultations with her were very detailed and she was very attentive empathetic and motivating.
There are many.so called ‘diet experts’ out there giving   confusing and conflicting advice.  It’s very reassuring to meet Aoife, who has a degree in dietetics and completing a masters, therefore a professional very qualified in weight management. I lost 4 kg in 8 weeks and feel I now have the formula and confidence to lose that last kg.
Sinéad, 62, Bishopstown

Thanks to Aoife I am now a much happier and more energetic person. My attitude to food has completely changed. I have lost weight (8.4kg in 8 weeks) which I feel is sustainable. Aoife is a true and enthusiastic professional who I can recommend without hesitation
Neil, 67, Cork
I worked with Aoife for 4 months. My sessions with Aoife were nothing like I had expected or planned for; however, the conversations were everything I needed.
Like many people, weight is my Achilles, a very central issue of disappointment and regret that was really draining me.
Aoife really helped me to put weight/food/diet in perspective, and to become hopeful, motivated and energised again – even excited!
Aoife is very skilled & experienced, highly trained, and shows great compassion and empathy.
Aoife speaks with rock solid sense. Every session and phone call gives education, advice and support.
If you are feeling pretty lost & hopeless, not knowing how to tackle your weight, I would recommend picking up the phone to talk to Aoife.
You’ll lose weight, but you’ll also being to see your weight & food differently.
Niamh, 42, Cork

“Since commencing this programme with Aoife my attitude to food and exercise has changed for the better.  I exercise now for the health benefits rather than to burn calories.
This might sound odd but I now enjoy eating rather than stress about what I should or should not eat. No food is forbidden, every food has its time and place.  This programme allows me to have my cake and eat it too, Aoife knows what I mean.  Thank you so much Aoife for all your support and knowledge. This programme is an investment in all around health & well being”
Teresa, 37, Cork

Aoife is an energetic professional who creates whole shifts in the way we think about food. I have never been hungry since I met with Aoife and I have lost 9kg in 10weeks. More important than the weight loss is the way I approach food now and the enjoyment I get out of eating clean and the benefits and achievements that follow!!
Paul, 32, Netherlands

After lots of failed fad diets, Aoife did a great job of reeducating me about food and how to enjoy food while being healthy. I had various food intolerance at the time and she was happy to tweak the plan each time to accommodate the changes I needed. The best thing is the hypnosis! It really helped with will power and gave me the extra motivation I needed! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Aoife to anyone. She was a pleasure to work with.
Gemma, 35, Cork

Aoife managed to get the motivation for a healthier lifestyle to come from within me versus the sole goal of weight loss. I have tried various programmes such as weightwatchers, motivation etc in the past with some success but a tendency to lose weight and gain it back and more. And always feeling resentful that I was a person who put on weight simply by looking at “bad foods”. I’m eating more mindfully now , have more energy , have lost weight that I feel is sustainable and it is thanks to Aoife’s dynamic, individualized approach and support. I would highly recommend her.
Michelle, Rochestown

Since commencing this programme with Aoife my attitude to food and exercise has changed for the better. I exercise now for the health benefits rather than to burn calories.
This might sound odd but I now enjoy eating rather than stress about what I should or should not eat. No food is forbidden, every food has its time and place. This programme allows me to have my cake and eat it too, Aoife knows what I mean. Thank you so much Aoife for all your support and knowledge. This programme is an investment in all around health & well being”
Sinead, Douglas

Aoife helped me get through one of the hardest times of my life when I had lost too much weight and was terrified of gaining any. She helped me to overcome this fear and showed me the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. She was a constant support to me and was always there when I needed her. I could not have got through this without her and I couldn’t be more happier now at the healthy weight I am.
Emma, 14yrs, West Cork

Aoife kindly agreed to speak recently at an event in Cork.
Aoife is an excellent speaker; she’s passionate and incredibly knowledgeable
about her subject. Aoife has a great way of engaging her audience by sharing her knowledge in a
light hearted and accessible way. She is a natural presenter and facilitator
who skillfully ensures her talks are both interactive and informative.I would highly recommend Aoife to any organisation
Julie McCall , Action for Happiness, Cork

Aoife’s unique combination of encouragement, advice, knowledge, science and her shining positivity has helped me to lose 12 pounds between our 3 appointments, without feeling hungry or having to go on some weird diet. It would be no exaggeration to say that she has also helped me to re-think the way I approach life. As a result I feel better and more energetic and look forward to putting my XL days behind me!
Barry, London

Aoife is a very calm, reasonable, optimistic expert.She gives you a great sense of what’s possible, but cleverly reminds you that the ball is in your court. Despite my reservations about being managed through weight-loss, I found the process easy to follow, easy to stick to, and so far it’s been successful too! I would certainly recommend her to others.
Elizabeth, London

Aoife has been working with us for over 6 years and we are very pleased with the response our patients have had from her treatments. We have referred several patients who have shown excellent results. She is a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable.
Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, The London Sleep Centre

A.D’s holistic and educational approach is very much appreciated by the patients I refer
Dr Ebba Nielsen, G.P.The Sloane Street Clinic, London

“Indeed, it has been a great year health wise.  More than the loss of weight, of which I am delighted,  is my new relationship with food what makes me feel confident about the future.  I have discovered that healthy food is much better than the non healthy one.  I am very pleased I followed my GP’s recommendation to work with Aoife.  She was 100% right when saying your approach to losing weight was different than traditional diets. A big thank you for your patience, positivity and support throughout this process” (Lost 16kg)
Pablo, London

We have known Aoife for several years and have always found her to be extremely approachable and knowledgeable. We have shared the care of several patients with her and have been impressed with the results she obtains. We would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Dr Justine Setchell and Dr Fiona Payne, GPatLondonW1

I have always found Aoife to be very supportive and this has been a great help when the going has got a bit tough.  Firstly though, from the outset she has made it very clear how the weight reduction process works and exactly how I was going to reach my target and then maintain my weight loss. During the process Aoife’s enthusiasm has been infectious and has ensured that my momentum has been maintained.  During this journey I have lost 2 stone ( which was my original aim) and I am confident that I will shortly achieve my revised goal of losing another few pounds to lose a total of 2 1/2 stone. Aoife is always both cheerful and positive and I always look forward to either talking on the phone or in person at Harley Street. Most importantly though she has managed, I know not how, to persuade me to change the habits of a lifetime to enable me to remain a shadow of my former self. Thank you Aoife

Malcolm, London

With so many diets and mixed messages in social media, I found myself lost with the right way to eat and live! When I was recommended Aoife, it was a total blessing, Aoife has changed my lifestyle for the better! Aoife is extremely knowledgeable & has built a strong trust with me, if she told me to eat a chair, I would (sorry, our private joke). It is great to be able to talk to Aoife about my goals & the issues I have with body image and lifestyle habits. Aoife gives a you a customized health and nutrition program that suits your lifestyle and makes those goals achievable! Aoife is engaging in every meeting and that inspires me to take on challenges to change my bad habits. Aoife looks at your likes and dislikes, and your goals, and makes a program that works for you. I feel that this has been an enjoyable experience, not painstaking as initially anticipated. When you see the results, it just makes you shine from inside out. Aoife is positive, filled with energy and a joy to work with!
Laura, Shanghi

Aoife is a remarkable lady!
I first met her in January 2014, and over a 14 month period she revolutionised my life.  I lost over 5 stone in weight and commenced a fitness regime that I thoroughly enjoy.  She is firm, humorous and fun but does get the job done.  She is the friendly young headmaster I never had.  Don’t hesitate to try her because it will change your life for the best.
Mark, London

“In my job, and not being a dietician, it is essential that I have access to the best dietary advice and from a practitioner who knows what she’s doing. Aoife is such a one.  I am happy that you may contact her knowing that what she recommends will be the best for you.”
Tam Fry, Spokesman, National Obesity Forum

“My experience with Aoife was fantastic. It was a life-changingI feel amazing and with a lot of energy! I lost 13kg. I learnt a new whole way to approaching my eating and enjoy my meals! It was so easy and fun, she helps me with a lots of motivation in our individual consultations where we were so happy about the results. She was so passionate and help me a lot with great tips!”
Carla, London

“Aoife was warm and comforting from the first moment I spoke with her. I was at a low point in my life emotionally and my weight was a big contributing factor to that. I decided to give her advice my all- to lean into it, and trust her every word. Not only was it easy to do because of her caring, friendly and attentive approach with me, she made my weight loss journey personal and fun. She was motivating, soothing, knowledgeable, informative and empowering. Even when I was faced with challenges, she found ways to keep me going. Her advice was never generic. I felt that she really knew me and that her guided support was not textbook but rather, personalized. Aoife was always there, she communicated and followed up with every little question and concern I had. She found ways to communicate even when I was pressured with time. She is knowledgeable and her expertise combined with her wonderful manner and friendliness makes it easy to follow her advice with enthusiasm. She was with me every step of the way. At the end of my time with Aoife I had lost 18 kilos. I gained new confidence, a new image, a new wardrobe, a new respect for health and my body and most importantly, a new friend. I will always be grateful for what Aoife gave me, because she gave me a new and improved me and that has changed my world. I understand so much more now about how the body interacts with food and exercise and have control my eating and exercise decisions in a way that I never knew would be possible.”
Reem, Sudan

“Aoife has been a solid support for me in the process of changing my own perception of my body and loosing a significant amount of weight. I really appreciated her efforts in understanding my special circumstances and help me identify an approach that worked for me as well as her dedication to my result and relentless efforts of helping me stay on track and being positive and encouraging all the way through.”
Jannie, London