How long does the first and subsequent appointments take?
The first appointment takes approximately 1.5 hours; subsequent appointments approximately 30 minutes.
How many appointments will I need?
This depends on the progress and requirements of each individual. This can vary from 2 to more than 10 appointments or even life-long follow-up.
Do you work with specific diets such as the Atkins or Cambridge diet?
No, I do not. My approach revolves entirely around personalized nutrition, which means I do not work with pre-defined diets but instead follow a certain procedure which allows me to create a nutrition plan which is suited to your personal requirements and fits your lifestyle in order to achieve long-term results.
Can I use a nutrition plan you have prepared for someone else?
Absolutely not. All the nutrition plans I prepare are personalized, so using someone else’s nutrition plan may result in depriving your body of certain nutrients. Apart from that, if a prepared nutrition plan is intended for weight loss, the method used in that specific nutrition plan may not be the most suitable for you. Depending on your lifestyle and former nutritional habits, weight loss programs vary considerably. You may therefore lose weight but you will most likely not be able to maintain your new weight.
Do you require medical tests?
In many cases yes, but the medical tests I require vary between individuals and are carried out in collaboration with physicians. These can be carried out at the clinical laboratory of the 'Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus' if a patient does not have available tests already.
Do you collaborate with physicians?
Yes, I collaborate with a specialized allergist, gastroenterologists and other physicians at the 'Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus' but also externally. This of course does not mean patients cannot choose physicians of their own preference.