Cosette Jackson doesn’t dish out calorie restricted diets, meal plans or strict regimens. Instead, she gets to know the specific challenges of each individual, so that whatever changes you make continue to work over the long term - leaving room for life to happen along the way.
"People don't come to me for a quick fix" says Cosette. "In the same way that they don't go to Elite for a quick fix if they’re physically injured. We’re trying to create lasting change for people so they can ultimately live longer, healthier, happier lives."
Treat your body like a pro
A former gymnast, personal trainer and performance nutritionist, Cosette is the perfect fit for the Elite team. Whether you have specific muscular-skeletal issues, or want to improve aspects of your wellbeing holistically, Elite are committed to treating every client like a pro.
After more than 1000 hours of clinical practice, Cosette is highly qualified to support dietary and lifestyle changes for people with health conditions, such high blood pressure, high cholesterol, dyslipidaemia, IBS and type two diabetes.
I help people understand the logistics of how we’re going to get them closer to their goals.
Cosette works with people on all ends of the weight spectrum, and focuses on the psychology behind losing fat, gaining weight after illness or building muscle mass, in a way that’s safe and sustainable.
Patient turned therapist
Cosette’s desire to become a dietician stemmed from 12 years as a gymnast. She trained for up to 24 hours a week and won regional, national and international titles including a Gold medal in Italy. She was runner up for the GB team before an elbow injury brought an end to her gymnastics career.
Cosette was treated at Elite, and continued to use the clinic to overcome issues with her back and hip, thanks to a bespoke strength and conditioning programme.
All Cosette’s consultations are conducted remotely, so at no point will she ask you step on the scales, remove your clothes off, or have any part of your body measured.
Treat foods are not inherently “bad”
Cosette works with clients to break the cycle of “being good” by depriving yourself, followed by the guilt associated with “ruining” a self-imposed diet when temptation inevitably gets the better of you.
When it comes to indulging in edible treats, Cossette says; “Food is meant to be enjoyed. It connects us to our culture and our family and friends. Cakes and desserts for special occasions are so much more than just food.”
Cosette encourages her clients to enjoy treat foods in moderation - eating mindfully and taking their time. She says;
By adjusting your relationship with food and your body, you can achieve your physical goals without ever having to beat yourself up mentally.
Through their collaborative approach, the Elite team can be confident that each individual patient has got the right plan to improve their physical health, including nutrition. If you'd like to be seen by Cosette, please contact us to arrange an assessment.
This article appeared online and in print, in the May-June issue of Vale Life magazine.