A Swindon woman who changed her life by rethinking her relationship with food and losing weight now wants to help others.

Louise Muir-Sage from Liden joined Slimming World in 2012 to run support groups but was diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder in March 2023.

Her diagnosis made her think about where her life was headed and ensured she reevaluated her relationship with food.

“It is a role I loved and felt I made a difference but the Binge Eating Disorder made me relook at my relationship with food,” said Louise.

Swindon Advertiser: Louise recently started Wellness Wiltshire.Louise recently started Wellness Wiltshire. (Image: Louise Muir-Sage)

“I knew the eating plan I promoted helped people lose weight, then I had that realisation it didn't get to the root of the problem and address people’s relationship with food.

“I felt I had let people down and I felt guilty that I had caused others to have disordered eating habits, I felt like a fraud.

“I started to look at food in a different way and wanted to educate myself about food, choosing to monitor my intake and learn about calories, but I don't get hung up on them.”

The 42-year-old stepped away from her role with the weight loss company in May and decided to lay the foundations for her own weight loss support service.

Swindon Advertiser: Louise before her weight loss journey.Louise before her weight loss journey. (Image: Louise Muir-Sage)

“This is now a coaching service where I work with clients on their relationships and habits before we even start looking at how they can lose weight,” said Louise.

“I want to help others because I get what it’s like to feel frustrated with the continuous weight loss cycle.

“I want people to be treated as the individuals they are, one size does not fit all.”

Louise started Wellness Wiltshire and has been helping the people of Swindon while also healing herself.

Swindon Advertiser: Louise feels happier now and wants the same for others.Louise feels happier now and wants the same for others. (Image: Louise Muir-Sage)

“Now I know I am making a difference, I feel free of the shackles of guilt around food and can honestly say my binge eating has stopped, but I remain mindful of it,” she said.

“I don't get embarrassed if a client sees me out enjoying a hot chocolate with all the trimmings or a slice of cake.

“This is about undoing and exploring years of habits and finding a way forward that the client wants to achieve, it's about so much more than weight loss.”

Working with Louise costs £25 for one workshop and ranges up to £234 for a 12-week intensive support programme.