A society nutritionist who counts royals and A-list celebrities in her clientele has revealed her top tips for getting healthy and transforming your health within two weeks.
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, Gabriela Peacock, 41, who lives in Notting Hill with her husband and children revealed she advocates for a ‘champagne lifestyle with healthy tweaks’ for her array of high profile clients.
The Czech-born former model has a reputation for being a no-judgement nutritionist whose clients pay £270 a session to get results while still letting their hair down.
Now, she’s sharing her secrets in a new book- 2 Weeks to Feeling Great – advocating for the 4:3 diet – where people fast three days a week. The results speak for themselves, with her most successful client dropping 9lbs in two weeks.
Her methods have been praised by her ‘BFF’ Princess Beatrice, as well as Jodie Kidd and Dame Joan Collins – with Tatler claiming the royal has her ‘on speed dial anytime she needs advice on looking and feeling fabulous’.
Princess Eugenie is believe to have leaned on Gabriela to slim down ahead of her nuptials and the health guru is also reported to have helped Prince Harry drop half a stone ahead of his big day. She was a guest at both royal weddings.
Beatrice herself said she ‘really likes the GP principles because they are effective and realistic guidelines to follow no matter what you are doing in the day’ while Dame Joan Collins added her tip of ‘combining fruit with protein such as live yoghurt really works for me and makes me feel energised and fabulous all day.’
Here she tells FEMAIL her top tips on feeling great and healthy…
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, Gabriela Peacock, 41, who lives in Notting Hill with her husband and children revealed she advocates for a ‘champagne lifestyle with healthy tweaks’ for her array of high profile clients
The Czech-born former model (right) has a reputation for being a no judgement nutritionist who gets results – while still letting her clients – who pay £270 a session for her sage advice – put their hair down. Her clients include Princess Eugenie (centre). Also pictured Jack Brooksbank
Gabriela advocates for intermittent fasting. Her book has two plans – the 4:3 and the 16:8.
On the 4:3 diet, women eat 500 calories three days a week and men eat 600. On three other ‘mindful days’ people reduce their normal calories intake by 20 per cent, and follow her ‘GP principles’ while one day a week is a ‘magic day’ with no rules.
The other plan – 16:8 – is a more traditional intermittent fasting plan – where people fast 16 hours a day (including sleep) and eat over eight hours.
‘I find intermittent fasting is by far the best because you don’t need to go to the shops and buy a special food or pay a lot of money or pay someone.
‘What I love about it is just about when you’re eating and how you’re eating, and there are little tips around it.
‘What I would say is, I would always recommend for the clients, look at my two plans, and just see which ones fits best for your lifestyle. They’re both equally great they’re both based on intermittent fasting, but one will work better for you than other.
‘We also know intermittent fasting is a very, very healthy weight loss process.’
Her methods have been praised by her ‘BFF’ Princess Beatrice, as well as Jodie Kidd and Dame Joan Collins – with Tatler saying she’s ‘on speed dial anytime she needs advice on looking and feeling fabulous’. 2 Weeks to Feeling Great by Gabriela Peacock is published by Kyle Book, priced £20
DON’T EAT FRUIT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
While many people grab a piece of fruit for a healthy breakfast, Gabriela says it’s not a good idea to eat it alone because it can cause a spike in blood sugar.
‘The first step I look at with every single of my clients is their blood sugar balance,’ she said.
‘You want to have a stable blood sugar levels throughout the day, and you don’t want to experience any spikes – which is a super rush – you don’t want to experience at the lows.
‘Because when you’re low, is when you feel tired and you can be grumpy’.
‘Fruit is fantastic if add some nuts and seeds with a small yoghurt, hummus and a piece on cheese. It will be much better for you because you’re combining the person and carbohydrate.’
Gabriela advocates for intermittent fasting. Her book has two plans – the 4:3 and the 16:8. On the 4:3 diet, women eat 500 calories three days a week and men eat 600. On three other ‘mindful days’ people reduce their normal calories intake by 20 per cent, and follow her ‘GP principles’ while one day a week is a ‘magic day’ with no rules
How did Czech-born former model Gabriela Peacock become the go-to nutritionist for royals and A-list celebs?
Gabriela started modelling at 15, which was her first introduction to the myths around healthy eating.
‘As you can imagine in the modelling industry, especially a while ago, there was a lot of myths going around how to lose weight,’ she said.
‘I remember being told that I cannot eat anything but green beans in order to lose weight.
‘I moved to London while working for the modelling agency as well, and actually started thinking about going back to school and using my brain more, to get some proper knowledge.
‘Whatever you put in your body will react a certain way, and you need the proper scientific background.’
Gabriela set up her own business after studying science at the University of Westminster.
And she said her success is down to understanding her clients’ busy lifestyle and her flexible approach.
‘You don’t have to turn your life upside down,’ Gabriela explained.
‘Focus on small changes that people can actually achieve.
‘I think that’s the reason why I have a great client list, because I don’t judge anyone.
‘I let my clients do pretty much what they want. I obviously negotiate heavily because, because that’s what I’ve been trained to do. But it’s not good, just to have a knowledge and push it on people too much. You just need to assess as a nutritionist how far you can push someone, and I think understanding that we all want to live life.