“It’s not about weight-loss, it’s never about weight-loss. It’s not about dieting, meal replacements, gimmicks or quick-fixes.
It’s about improving a person’s health, educating them about nutrition, creating better habits, improving body composition, changing their mindset… changing their lives for the better, permanently.
It’s about improving people’s lives, not about putting them on a diet…”
Neil D’Silva, i-Nutrition
You may have noticed snippets of testimonials as you have been perusing my website. Below are the full testimonials, in all their glory!
All are 100% genuine, and are published below in their original, unedited form.
“I look forward to working with Neil again in future and will certainly be recommending him to anybody that I know who wants nutritional advice.”
Having first met Neil D’Silva a few months ago, I was very intrigued by the work that he did and found him to be a very interesting and engaging person to speak with. I knew it was only a matter of time before I would invite him in to speak about the good work he does in terms advising people about how to eat and live healthily. Neil has a particular interest and focus on preventing, or living well with Type 2 Diabetes and is clearly on a personal mission to share his wisdom with as many people as he can meet.
I am the owner of a Home Care company called Right at Home Medway, and one of the biggest challenges facing many of our Clients is Dementia. There is plenty of ongoing research that suggests clear links between Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia, therefore it was clear there would be synergies between the work that Neil and I do. Neil spoke of this and also gave clear and practical advise about what we can influence in our own lives to reduce the risk of developing such diseases, or reduce the impact they have. Neil’s style of communication is clear, concise and he is able to present many facts and serious topics in an interesting manner. This was of particular interest to me as our audience was very varied and included a wide age-range. There were children of Primary and Secondary school age, middle aged adults all the way up to people in their late eighties. All were kept interested, the message was digestible by all, and I certainly get the sense that most (if not all), took away at least one small change in their lives they would be able to make right away.
It was interesting to see people approaching Neil after the talk requesting further information as his message was clearly well received. I look forward to working with Neil again in future and will certainly be recommending him to anybody that I know who wants nutritional advice.
Owner / Managing Director
Right At Home Medway
“Thank you Neil for everything”
I was introduced to Neil by my son just at the right time, or should I say in the nick of time.
My weight had gradually been spiralling upwards and I was being an ostrich whilst being very aware of the dangers I may face. The dangers then became real when my doctor explained my blood pressure was high and blood sugars were going towards danger level. The real worry for me, was that this could lead to the dreaded type 2 diabetes.
The introduction to Neil by my son, I think was a life saver……literally.
After an in-depth consultation with Neil with me being completely open honest and frank, I felt like a weight had lifted. Talking to Neil was so easy as he is totally non-judgemental, professional, understanding and listens to you. He is great at allaying fears you have and explained clearly the journey ahead. For me the light switched on and a cloud lifted when Neil explained how he would tailor a plan for me, getting away from the standard diets I had tried and failed on in the past. We worked together and he developed an achievable exercise and meal plan which has supported, educated, encouraged and grown with me throughout this incredible journey.
With the support and guidance from Neil I’ve shed over 3 stone in body weight, now enjoy regular exercise and have loads more energy. I’m in all round better health and most important of all my blood pressure and blood sugar levels are now normal. This is such a great feeling for me and I can’t recommend Neil enough to anybody who needs to re-look at their life style. With Neil’s expertise, knowledge, care and support you will find the journey and the experience a complete life changer.
Thank you Neil for everything.
“Neil really cares about you as a person as well as a client.”
In less than one week I will be doing something I haven’t done in many years. I will be visiting my GP practice for my routine blood sugar testing, but unlike most visits, there will be no fear or trepidation. Instead I will be there safe in the knowledge that my blood sugar will be lowered and I will not feel embarrassed or angry with myself.
This is , in no small part, down to Neil D’Silva. A chance remark from a friend 10 weeks ago led to Neil accepting me as a client, my lucky day!
I could wax lyrical about his qualities, knowledge, professionalism but would rather explain about the one thing that has made the experience different for me this time, Neil really cares about you as a person as well as a client. As a health care professional, I am very aware of how important this is.
In the short time I have been working with Neil I have started to feel better physically and mentally and I can say with some confidence that he will continue to support me for the foreseeable future.
Thank you Neil .
“If you are serious about changing your life, I cannot recommend Neil more highly.”
I have just finished a life changing twelve months working with Neil involving the loss of 22 kilos and three suit sizes.
Moreover I feel he has given me the good food habits I need to maintain my ideal weight and still enjoy my food and drink.
If you are serious about changing your life I cannot recommend Neil more highly.
I will be checking in with him at three monthly intervals from now on because I know his ongoing help, support and knowledge will give me the support we all need in taking and maintaining control of our lives.
Care Fees Advisor
Burfields House Wealth Management Ltd
“I cannot recommend Neil highly enough.”
Neil is an absolute genius and a thoroughly nice person to deal with. I approached him to help me address some dietary issues and to generally attain better health.
His structured, empathetic and detailed programme is transformative and has had a significant positive impact on my daily life. With a huge amount of education into which foods are good for me and which ones will cause issues (and it’s not at all obvious which category foods fall into), I am now much better able to make clearer choices about what I eat and when. I’ve not felt as healthy as I do now for many years. I have lots more energy, rarely get hunger pangs, have no need for medication and am generally much fitter and stronger.
Neil’s programme is entirely natural, does not involve dieting nor the taking of supplements. It is designed to be not only life changing but also long lasting; a reprogramming.
I cannot recommend Neil highly enough to anyone wishing to improve their general health and wellbeing.
Businessman and Website Designer
“I thoroughly recommend you contact Neil at i-Nutrition.”
I met Neil at a Business over Breakfast meeting in September 2017. What impressed me was the fact that he stressed long term weight management NOT a quick fix that comes back equally quickly.
We started with a discovery session that highlighted a few problems with my diet. A two week eating diary confirmed the first impression –much too much chocolate and too little water.
Neil made a house visit which involved a lot of weight and tape measurements. Together with a blood pressure test, these confirmed that I was over stressed, over weight and was eating all the wrong things. A plan was set in motion.
Two months in to that plan, having been visited by Neil every two weeks and prodded into changing some of my bad habits, I am beginning to feel the benefits; My daily intake of calories has remained roughly the same but I have 20 points lower blood pressure, I am 5kg lighter and my percentage of body fat is falling whilst my percentage of body water is slowly rising.
Other people are noticing that I look thinner and I’m feeling healthier.
There is, however, a down side to all this. I’m three notches less on the belt which means that I am buying lots of new clothes! Why? Because I haven’t been this thin for over a decade. And there is worse to come. With Neil’s expert help and monitoring the aim is to lose a further 25kg which will take me from a 3XL to an M in shirt size.
Is that goal attainable? With Neil’s help it WILL be achieved.
If you have plans to manage your weight I thoroughly recommend you contact Neil at i-Nutrition.
Tax Consultant and Capital Allowance Specialist
I am delighted with the results and would not hesitate in recommending Neil’s services.
Having been 95kg, I had managed to lose 10kg relatively easily. It was the final 10kg that I found very difficult to lose. On meeting Neil at a breakfast networking meeting, I was impressed with what Neil had to offer, so decided to give it a try.
I initially had a target weight of 75kg, which Neil quickly re-evaluated down to 70kg and I am now well on my way to that target. It is not just about weight loss though. My blood sugars and pressure have dropped significantly, and my energy level are high.
However, this is not an easy option, Neil’s quote of “I don’t do fad diets, potions, or quick fixes” is so true. This is not a quick fix, but more of a change in lifestyle. Neil’s thoroughly professional approach needs to be matched equally with a commitment to listen and follow the guidance Neil offers.
The 2 week follow up sessions, offer both encouragement and support throughout the programme.
I am delighted with the results and would not hesitate in recommending Neil’s services.
If you are looking for a sustainable weigh loss programme or more energy, give Neil a call.
Business Owner and Travel Consultant
Over nearly 40lbs Of Weight Lost In 6 Months – Without Dieting!
I started to work with Neil a few weeks ago having suddenly been confronted by a spike in my normally stable blood pressure. The GP did all the things that you would expect and of course recommended that I lose weight.
I had been slowly and steadily putting on weight for the last twenty years and although I could lose say half a stone from time to time I inevitably ended up putting it all back on.
They do say don’t they that if you want the outcomes to change you have to change something you are doing and my change has been to engage fully with Neil and his methods. I want to know that the weight loss I am experiencing by changing my attitude towards food and its place in my life will teach me the habits that I need to maintain my goal weight for the rest of my life.
After 10 weeks under Neil’s guidance I had lost something like 11 kilos. I have now lost nearly 18kg since working with Neil.
I feel better, I look better and I have already dropped two trouser and jacket sizes which is a real buzz. More to the point I have started to think about food in a different way and discovered that there are lots of foods and food combinations out there that will allow me to enjoy my food but maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We are only part way through my programme but I have every confidence I will hit my goal and more importantly have changed my approach such that I will be comfortable in maintaining my goal weight for the future.
Be warned Neil is not a soft touch and he can’t work with you unless you are committed to taking on board everything he has to say. He will match your commitment with his own professionalism and support.
Care Fees Advisor
Burfields House Wealth Management Ltd
“Stunned With The Results”
I have been working with Neil for just over three months – what can I say – so far i have lost over 10Kg’s, blood pressure etc,are back to normal levels.
I have just had a BUPA medical and was stunned with the results (all significantly lower than three years ago). The biggest surprise – last weekend was for the first time in FIVE YEARS buying smaller sized jeans.
Still a way to go on my journey but I’m on well on my way now
“I Am Over The Moon With My Progress”
Before meeting with Neil, I had tried lots of ‘diets’ in an attempt to lose some weight and become more healthy, but had never been able to stick with anything for more than a few weeks, or seen much by way of results.
For some time, I have been interested in the effect poor gut health can have on physical and mental well-being, so when I heard Neil speak for the first time I was immediately drawn to his approach.
Prior to starting the process, I was slightly overweight, lethargic, suffering from daily headaches and joint pain from osteoarthritis.
Now, 3 months in, I have lost nearly a stone and am well on my way to achieving my target weight. My joints are less painful, I have more energy, less headaches, and am never hungry as I am not ‘dieting’!
Needless to say, I am over the moon with my progress and I would heartily recommend him to friends, family and anyone else who could benefit from his help.
I have found him to be honest and professional, and the service he provides to be excellent value; I just wish I had met him years ago.
If you are reading my testimony and are feeling as I did give Neil a call and have a chat – I haven’t looked back and am so pleased I took that step!
“Making Healthy Changes – Not Just Now, But Forever!”
As a youngster and up into my mid 30s, I never had a problem with weight, or a particularly unhealthy relationship with food. As time went by, I had a great job, worked incredibly hard and long hours, bought my own place and started to live and shop independently. I lost sight of what I should be eating, and focused just on what I fancied eating. Cue 20 years of yo-yo dieting.
Fast forward to earlier this year, when after a particularly stressful period at work (and some challenging personal issues to deal with), I just felt awful. No energy, not sleeping, and consuming dangerous quantities of indigestion remedies. I contacted Neil.
We’ve been working together for 6 months, and it’s been hugely beneficial. I have learnt not only what I should be eating, but why, and how to cope when things don’t always go to plan!
Neil’s approach is to coach and mentor – equipping me to deal with my challenges first by taking responsibility for where I find myself, and then by giving me tools to make the right choices now and in the future, relating to food, health and lifestyle.
This was always about being healthy, but the weight loss that has gone with that that has been a great incentive to keep going – for me it’s a new way of tackling some really deeply ingrained lifestyle habits – helping me to make healthy changes not just for now, but for ever.
25lbs Of Weight Lost In 3 Months – Without Dieting!
I was approaching a knee operation and wanted to lose weight in preparation – I was also conscious of feeling flabby!
Neil made it very clear that he would only work with me if I was serious about wanting to lose weight and would properly commit to the program. I said yes and three months later I have lost 25lbs, feel better and have never gone to bed hungry!
Neil’s weight-loss program is remarkably simple to understand and follow and yet I have learned a great deal about food and my own eating habits. This is not some kind of dieting fad but an awareness of what I choose to eat and drink and how much to exercise – limits and targets were agreed, I played my part and the results came in.
Neil was there throughout with support, encouragement and yet he told it exactly as he saw it – professional all the time.
I’m delighted with the results so far and also delighted that I have a framework and awareness that I can continue to use in the future – thank you Neil, I cannot recommend you highly enough!
Business Coach and Toastmaster, DiCara Associates
>25lbs Of Weight Lost<
“…a qualified health professional who offers invaluable advice and support…”
I tried a number of times to lose weight over the last few years with varying degrees of success. I stayed away from fad diets as I believed they were never long term solutions and the weight I did lose I always put back on.
I chose to work with Neil because he focused on nutrition and more holistic lifestyle changes rather than just dieting. Neil also went into some very useful detail regarding the lifestyle changes (we all know we should eat more fibre because healthcare professionals say its good for us), but now I know WHY its good for me thanks to Neil’s explanation.
Working with Neil is very straightforward, so far I have lost 7 kilos in 10 weeks and its been really easy so far. Neil is very serious about keeping me focused on my goals and will only deal with people who are serious about losing weight without the yoyo style diet fads.
As well as advice on eating better, Neil regularly gives me recipes to try and a structured daily exercise routine which take about 15 minutes every day.
Neil is a qualified health professional who offers invaluable advice and support as well as the lifestyle tips.
>32lbs Of Weight Lost<
“…fortnightly sessions with Neil ensure motivation is maintained…”
I ‘happened upon’ Neil through a chance comment from a local friend about how well his wife was feeling after seeing a nutritionist. As someone who had been suffering unidentified upper diaphragm pain (often absolutely excruciating) for over a year and with no joy from the medical profession despite every test under the sun, I decided to call Neil for a chat.
I also wanted to lose weight so in my view it was a double whammy! I’ve been seeing Neil now for only 4 months and have lost over 20lb WITHOUT DIETING, and put on muscle mass at the same time! I am no longer classed as being ‘obese’ (which had shocked me to the core!) and am almost within the ‘healthy’ body fat category. My hydration is going up weekly and importantly my pain is almost gone. Neil’s programme is not difficult to start or maintain – it’s the best way to lose weight – controlled, everything happening in the correct way – it’s a mind set. Bad habits are broken, new healthy habits completely are formed – and actually it’s great fun (most of the time!).
Fortnightly sessions with Neil ensure motivation is maintained and the recipes and so much other information that Neil gives are invaluable and very educational.
Here’s to it Neil – the Ultimate Weight Loss and no pain!
Company Director, Grierson Publishing
>20lbs Of Weight Lost<
“I have loads more energy”
I was 13stone 2pounds and three months later I am 12stone 1pound, and 4 pounds off my target weight.
I exercise more, eat better, drink more water, have loads more energy and tolerate excuses less and less. This is the result of working with Neil.
Do whatever Neil says and you will hit your goal weight without any stress.”
Business Coach and Best Selling Author
“I couldn’t have made this “journey” with Neil and the support he gives”
Neil has taken me from being borderline obese to now within the healthy body fat window, losing 35lbs along the way and taking me from a metabolic age of a 65 years old to a 39 year old, plus helping me lose 68cm’s of body size.
Even over the Christmas and New Year period, my weight, visceral fat and body fat all decreased.
I have booked 12 more sessions where I am confident I will reach my goal within the next few months.
Neil has given me plenty of expert guidance, not only in the food I eat, but also in the way I think about the food I am putting into my body, and excellent exercise tips.
I couldn’t have made this “journey” with Neil and the support he gives!
>35lbs Of Weight Lost<
“I wish I had met you ages ago to save me trying so many other diets and failing”
Neil is one of those rare individuals who truly cares about other people and wants to help. I would like to say thanks for all your hard work with me. I’m very happy that I met you and I wish I had met you ages ago to save me trying so many other diets and failing. Your great expertise has helped me so much. I struggled losing weight and eating healthily. Now I have learnt what sort of foods speeds and slows my metabolism and how water plays a vital key in losing weight and keeping fit and healthy.
You have transformed my diet and my lifestyle completely, I feel so great now and full of energy and my skin looks great and fresh. I have learnt how easy it is to eat and live healthier while maintaining my busy schedule. You have worked around my lifestyle and working hours which made each advice you give me very practical to apply and maintain.
Your positivity and enthusiasm has made it not just a diet/healthy lifestyle but a truly life changing and confidence building experience. I feel so much better, and will continue to use you many tips and ideas to stay healthy in the future. Thank you once again for all your help.
Thank you so much Neil for making me a totally new person.
>45lbs Of Weight Lost<
“I feel healthier, more energised, and lighter and a whole lot more positive”
Neil is very encouraging. He listens and helps you to your individual goals, interests of reaching these goals and way of making changes. He is firm but realistic coach.
Since my first consultation with Neil my whole outlook on food and attitude towards my thinking has changed and I feel I am heading in the right direction. I have not only lost weight, inches and fat, I have become more aware about what I eat and how to improve my fitness. I think differently to what I am eating and even my emotional levels have improve.
I love sport and health, it has always interested me but I have never seem confident enough to really get into it, especially as I wasn’t a very good role model. I have coped better in my job in which I was close to leaving at the time I first met Neil.
I feel healthier, more energised, and lighter and a whole lot more positive about sticking to long term changes for the better. I’m not just watching numbers go down on the scales I’m feeling everything improving.
“I have Ulcerative Colitis”
I have Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), which is controlled by immunosuppressant which meant I was getting colds and chest infections every month or so. I had next to no energy. As I have a 3 year old to look after I couldn’t go on like this, so I thought a nutritionist might be able to help (my diet consisted of high sugar foods to try and gain weight to no avail).
Since working with Neil I have changed the way I think about what I am eating, I have drastically reduced my sugar in take and changed to a healthier diet (colitis permitting) and I have only had one chest infection in 5 months.
I have so much more energy, am going to bed later which has improved my relationship with my Husband. All this is down to the advice and guidance from Neil. He closely monitors what I am eating and how I am feeling and relates this to my symptoms, which have now reduced as I can manage my diet and stress levels more effectively.
Neil is always there at the end of an email or the phone when I need some support. He has given lots of useful recipes to keep my diet varied. He is helping me to gain weight and muscle mass, which is slowly creeping up.
I don’t know where I would be today without Neil’s help and guidance.