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Nikola Howard, one of the UK’s leading champions of the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle https://lowcarbinthe.uk, is celebrating winning two prestigious awards just as she approaches the 21st anniversary of the start of her personal mission. In her own words, she wants to set people free from 'diet prison' and encourage Britain to 'eat itself healthy'.
Global Health and Pharma, an influential international members' community exploring and promoting best practices in Human, Animal and Environmental Health, has awarded Nikola prizes in two categories: Most Inspirational Nutritional Coach & Mentor (London) at the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, and Best Women's Weight Loss Coach - South East England at the Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2020.
Commenting on the double accolade, Nikola said: "I’m really delighted to win these awards, above all because it underlines that the unique methods I’ve developed over the past 20 years for my clients and the community have been very thoroughly and expertly tested and validated – and they’ve been shown to deliver excellent results over and over again."
GHP emphasised the rigorous selection and award process: “Our extensive research and judging process is driven by merit and centred around an in-depth evaluation of the skills and services on offer.
"Awardees must demonstrate expertise within their field, dedication to customer service and a commitment to promoting excellence. This approach has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use and enforces Global Health & Pharma's stance that victors are not determined by the popularity of votes, but by their contributions to their industry."
Nikola adds a more personal aspect: “Through the HOPE Protocol, we get some outstanding initial results. The HOPE Protocol involves working on hormone balance and organic nutrition, in a context including education, encouragement, enjoyment and mindfulness. We can go on from there to empower people to create a sustainable lifestyle that means being low carb, slender and metabolically healthy is an instinctual no-brainer.”
The latest awards will be an important boost to Nikola’s newest initiative, Low Carb Living UK http://lowcarbliving.uk. Conceived as a low cost, easily accessible structure to complement Nikola’s highly successful personal coaching practice, the Low Carb Living UK concept encourages group support and momentum for the many people who are unable to access individual mentoring.
Nikola emphasizes that she has little time for the wave of ‘faddish’ commercialised low-carb diet programmes that have sprung up in recent years, adding: “I’m on a crusade to disrupt the diet industry paradigm and move us away from guilt and shame when it comes to food and our bodies. Instead, I work on the mental/mindset side of body composition management, to break people away from “victim mentality” and to ensure long term success.”
It’s a formula that has brought her much success with private clients and she is a sought-after inspirational speaker on health and nutrition subjects, often provoking controversy. One of Nikola's clients, Clare, had this to say about the Get Started Challenge: “Thank you Nikola! I still have a lot of work to do, but this course has given me the tools I need. Big changes happening!”
With Covid-19 dominating the headlines, Nikola is convinced that the role nutrition plays in the widely varied outcomes of those affected will eventually come under the spotlight.
“Currently, we are experiencing a real crisis in the nation’s underlying metabolic health, which is causing enormous stresses on people and the already over-stretched health service at a time of great crisis. By working together, I believe we can all literally help each other to eat ourselves healthy – and stay healthier.”
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About Nikola Howard
Nikola is an award-winning coach, author, speaker, human physiology mentor, educator, woman in technology, and self-confessed orchid obsessive. She has been low carb since 1999. She is the author of three books: “How to do Low Carb, UK Style” (2018), “How to do Christmas, Low Carb Style” (2016) and “Control your Low Carb Week” (2016).
About Global Health and Pharma (GHP)
Bringing together governments and policymakers, academics, industry leaders, health professionals, regulators, funding bodies and representatives of professional bodies, Global Health and Pharma (GHP) encourages and facilitates collaboration between diverse stakeholder groups and individuals with a common interest in advancing knowledge and improving all aspects of public health.
The initiative has grown organically and globally to become a strong, influential and widely-respected forum for information sharing, debate and research. With over 185,000 page views during the past year, the website is averaging some 15,400 page views per month.
Nikola is an award winning coach, author, speaker, human physiology mentor, educator, woman in technology, orchid obsessive, and has been low carb since 1999. She is on a mission to free people from Diet Prison, remove the linguistically horrific words “weight loss” from common usage and her 2020 mission statement is “Assist the UK to eat itself healthy.”
Nikola also wants to disrupt the diet industry paradigm and move us away from guilt and shame when it comes to food and our bodies. She is one of the only people working within the diet industry to work on the mental/mindset side of body composition management, to break people away from “victim mentality” and so ensure long term success.
Nikola began her low carb life on the 6th of December 1999. The lifestyle suited her body a great deal, however she very soon discovered that there was a dearth of UK centric information and that most of the information coming from the US actively contradicted the UK’s food context and labelling laws.
Because of this, Nikola set up the Low Carb in the UK Website (https://lowcarbinthe.uk) in August 2000 as well as a Yahoo! Mailing list to help people connect with UK centric Low Carb information.
Nikola has over 20 years’ experience in assisting UK mums struggling with “pregnancy belly” and the “middle ages middle” to gain more energy than a toddler, a slender optimal body, and far more importantly, much better health and a renewed sense of confidence and self-love.
Nikola went all in with a coaching career via Low Carb in the UK in October 2019, having worked on the business part time since 2016. Via her innovative H.O.P.E Protocol, she has assisted thousands of people with their body composition goals via her website, books, courses, and 1:1 client work.
Nikola has written three books based around living a low carb life, written using UK information and from a UK angle. They are well received by her audience, and she is planning a 4th book in 2021 “How to tame type 2 diabetes”
Nikola was awarded “Best Nutritional Coach & Mentor 2019 – London” in the 4th Annual GHP Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019 and “Most Inspirational Nutritional Coach & Mentor (London): Nikola Howard” in in the 5th Annual GHP Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2020.
Nikola was awarded “Best Women's Weight Loss Coach - South East England” in the 3rd annual GHP Fitness and Nutrition Awards 2020
Before going all in, Nikola studied Physics and Chemistry at University and then worked in IT roles for both public and private sector clients, starting as a desktop support person in 1989, and rounding out her IT career as a Data Centre Manager before she left to work on Low Carb in the UK full time. She managed people and projects as well as stakeholders for over 30 years. This means that she brings forward that logical and structured approach into her client work.
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