Emma Townsin: BDA-Registered Freelance Dietitian, London, UK

Private Practice Dietitian: London

Master of Dietetics (MSc); Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor

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I help women understand their bodies so they can be free of stressful food thoughts and reclaim their self-confidence.

I specialise in the biological, psychological and emotional drives toward eating. You learn how to eat rather than being told what to eat. This way, you will find trust and respect for your body and it’s innate signals so you never have to stress over food again.

It is possible to learn to eat and move according to your body’s internal cues. It is possible to develop that trust again with your body.

Imagine being able to eat and move in the way that felt right, never having to stress about doing it right or doubt yourself again.


I offer a 12-week Freedom Coaching program to help women find food freedom so they can find true life freedom.

You can learn more about my coaching on my website.

FREE WEBINAR: From Food Obsession to Food Freedom

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My qualifications

I have a master of dietetics degree from Deakin University in Australia. Prior to completing my master I earned a first class honours for my research in food science and nutrition and an undergraduate majoring in nutrition and psychology.

Additionally, I have completed extensive training to become a certified intuitive eating counsellor. This qualification has provided me the skills to specialise in the biological, psychological and emotional drives toward eating.


My experience

  • I started my career in 2012 working in hospitals in Australia and the UK in a range of specialty areas including oncology, stroke and rehab. I developed and ran an outpatient HIV service in a major London hospital and worked in several community and outpatient clinics with chronic disease.
  • I noticed many people found food stressful and had a disconnect from their bodies. I wanted to be able to help people re-learn how to eat rather than simply telling them what to eat which, let’s face it, does not help long term.
  • I started training in intuitive eating and opened my first online private practice working 1-to-1 with clients. Upon completing this training I looked to make my practice more aligned with my current values and Food Life Freedom was born.


My services

Free webinar: register here!

Join my specialist 12-week coaching program for women ready to ditch food and body stress and get their lives back.

I work with women who are experiencing constant food thoughts which are holding them back from feeling present with family and friends, having the confidence to excel in their careers and/ or missing out on life experiences as they don’t feel worthy enough- this is just not good enough.

If this is you, you deserve better. You deserve to show up in life as the person you know you are deep inside.


We work on exploring your goals, understanding your body’s signals, exploring the real reason why you lost trust with your body and how to integrate your internal intuition with health goals, values and messages from your environment.

The result: being able to confidently know what to eat, move in a way that makes your body feel great and show up for all the important and rewarding parts of life.

I use a hybrid structure of 1-to-1 private coaching, online modules with accountability tasks, ongoing personalised support and a community group of supportive women who will celebrate your wins and provide support during difficult times.

Learn more on my website


Business Details:

Food Life Freedom

Food Life Freedom believes all women deserve to live life free of food stress and guilt so they have the headspace and clarity to develop close relationships, excel in their careers and confidently enjoy the pleasures in life.

Do you feel your true potential is hidden by a lack of body confidence and food stress taking over your thoughts. You deserve better. Food Life Freedom offers 12-week coaching to move you from a place of food and body stress to a place of food and life freedom.

Learn more about Food Life Freedom, your registered dietitian and intuitive eating counsellor Emma and the specialist 12-week freedom coaching packages on my website.

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Online Consultations

I help women understand their bodies so they can be free of stressful food thoughts and reclaim their self-confidence. I specialise in the biological, psychological and emotional drives toward eating. We work together to learn how to eat rather than telling you what to eat. You will develop trust and respect for your body and it's innate signals so you never have to stress over food again. I work with women who are experiencing stressful food thoughts which are holding them back from living life to the fullest. This is just not good enough. You deserve to show up as the confident, caring, fun woman you really are. Register for my FREE webinar where you will learn 4 powerful steps to ditch stressful food thoughts and reclaim your confidence starting today!

Details of Dietetic Services Provided

Industry Services

  • Articles
  • Corporate Health
  • Workplace Education Sessions

Clinical Expertise

  • Eating Disorders
  • Healthy Eating / Lifestyle / Behaviour / Wellness
  • body image
  • cardiovascular disease
  • coaching
  • complementary/alternative
  • counselling
  • depression
  • heart health
  • mental health
  • vegetarian diet
  • weight management
  • women's health

Geographical Areas Covered

  • East Anglia
  • East Midlands
  • Europe
  • Greater London
  • Home Counties
  • International
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Wight
  • North East
  • North Wales
  • North West
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • South East
  • South Wales
  • South West
  • UK
  • West Midlands

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12-week food and life freedom coaching
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Recent Posts from Emma Townsin's Blog

You don't need to try lose weight to help your type 2 diabetes!

11 September 2020

Diabetes is a complex metabolic syndrome where blood sugar levels, also known as blood glucose increase to above the normal range. This is known as “hyperglycemia”- literally high blood glucose. It’s normal for blood sugar to rise following a meal but if it remains high for prolonged periods it can cause some damage in the…

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How to stop emotional eating

26 August 2020

What is Emotional Eating?Imagine this: your boss has been annoying you at work, your partner isn’t listening to you vent about it, your friends are busy and the next thing you know you’ve just eaten a family-sized bar of chocolate. As you’re about to dig into the third slice of cheesecake despite feeling full- you…

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Self-isolation: You don't owe the world weight loss

30 May 2020

,Unless you’ve been a ,media ninja, avoiding the messages preying on your insecurities during this lockdown (and hats off to you!), you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the ,harms, of weight gain during COVID. Perhaps these messages have made you a little worried. Or perhaps they have worsened anxiety and stress during this…

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More than a calorie

12 May 2020

There’s a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes within our bodies. Iron carries oxygen through our bloodstream, potassium maintains salt balance in our cells, phosphate turns molecules into energy, calcium moves our muscles while magnesium keeps our hearts beating. Meanwhile, the organs and tissues these compounds are supplying are built from protein,…

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Is your weight loss diet is about health?

12 May 2020

,Why are you dieting? ,As if drilled into us by a cultural idea of “healthy” most of us believe the driving motivation for a diet is “for my health”. Giving up a diet can feel like an insult on society, as if we are letting it down by not adhering to its rules. This is…

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Food for Coronavirus: Take the stress out of eating

29 March 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic taking over the headlines, social media is taken over by ‘immune-boosting’ detoxes, celery juices and magic pills to fight off COVID-19. Let’s face it, things are strange at the moment with heightened anxiety and stress for many. Of course, we want to do everything we can to look after ourselves and…

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Make peace with food- The first 3 steps

26 February 2020

How would you describe your relationship with food? Relaxed, enjoyable and Flexible? Or does it feel more like stress, shame and guilt? If it feels like the latter, it may be time to explore what’s really going on. A poor relationship with food can affect many aspects of your life from your social life and…

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Can you ditch dieting while wanting to lose weight?

14 December 2019

It’s likely you found this blog because you are wanting to lose weight? The main concern I hear from interested clients is that I do not promise weight loss. People come to me because they are over dieting, over the food rules and restrictions but not wanting to let go of weight loss goals. They…

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Next time you have a craving- try this!

12 November 2019

You’re not broken. Your cravings, no matter how overwhelming, are a biological reaction to cope. Tuning in and listening to what your body is trying to tell you in this moment will make a big difference. The out-of-control feeling around cravings is related to an acute stress response called the flight or fight response. This…

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Why is healthy eating so confusing?

12 November 2019

Does healthy eating seem totally and utterly confusing? I get it. It is a confusing wellness world out there but thankfully, it really doesn’t need to be. Where does food confusion come from?Let’s explore why the wellness industry is lined with confusion and how you can filter the messages to work best for you. The…

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Dieting is making your food cravings worse

09 November 2019

Cravings give food power over us. Isn’t it strange that a cookie can cause such emotional distress. I mean, it’s just a cookie! In actual fact, it’s not about the cookie at all! Dieting aims to limit the amount you eat, but how often do you find yourself gorging on the exact foods you are…

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Is your weight really the problem?

02 October 2019

Weight Stigma Awareness Week Sep 23-27 We live in a world where ‘fat’ has become a dirty word. We are surrounded by messages every day, both explicit and subliminal, that emphasise a thin body being more worthy than a larger body. This begins in childhood where we are thrown into a world of weight watchers,…

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How dieting impacts your productivity

02 October 2019

Focus, concentration and a cluttered mind affect our productivity. Your diet could be to blame. Dieting is a focus on external rules to control our food intake, our activity or our body size. We are not born with a set of societal rules telling us how to eat, or what body shape to desire. These…

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Why weight? 10 health promoting factors you can actually change

23 September 2019

Do you feel surrounded by messages telling you to lose weight? That your happiness, healthiness and self-worth are attributed to your body size? Have you ever wondered why obtaining health is glorified as weight loss and how useful it is to strive to shed your body of kilograms? It is not true that being a…

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A bug's future: Entomophagy

17 July 2019

At some point in the future you may be presented with some new choices when visiting the meat aisle of your local supermarket. Beef, chicken, pork, fish, beetle, grasshopper … wait, what? Insects could be the food of the future. Let me explain. Our most popular protein sources such as beef, lamb and chicken take…

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Are Vegetables for Vegetarians?

26 February 2019

Does a vegetarian diet mean eating more veggies? A healthy vegetarian and a healthy meat eater should both be eating their veggies. So why do we so often associate these nutrient dense colourful powerhouses exclusively with a vegetarian diet? Despite one containing the majority of the word ‘vegetable’, the defining factor separating these two dietary…

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Is raw really more?

24 February 2019

Is a raw food diet more nutritious than cooked food? Before cooking existed, humans altered foods in many ways. For example, chewing food breaks down fibres, therefore improving the digestibility. Saliva breaks down plant enzymes, altering the absorption of nutrients. While simply exposing the food to oxygen or sunlight alters the nutrient profile. When humans…

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Is mindful eating a healthier approach than dieting?

16 January 2019

We know, for the majority of us, ,dieting simply does not work,. Food restrictions may, in the short-term, lead to weight loss. However, the restrictive nature of dieting often causes long term harm. Ignoring our body’s internal eating cues leads to cravings, while labeling foods as “good” and “bad” can cause feelings of guilt and…

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