If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you have definitely come to the RIGHT place!

Hi everyone! My name is Darine Ahmad but you can call me Dee or Lil Dee (inspired by being on the not-so tall side of the spectrum).

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Why ‘UR umbrella?’ An umbrella is defined as a cover that protects you from both the rain and sun. When carrying one, you have full control on how to weather UR life through the sunniest of days or the rainiest of nights. However, somewhere along the way we all get caught up in the stresses of our everyday lives that we lose track of a balanced lifestyle. At ‘UR umbrella’ we work together to regain UR balance, energy and wellbeing.

Relationships Physical Activity spirituality Career & Finances

‘Food is more than what you find on your plate. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a spiritual practice, and a fulfilling career can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life!‘

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1980
2013

The most comprehensive study to date on the global epidemic of obesity, found that the number of people suffering from excessive weight broke the scale, ballooning from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013.

The highest rates of overweight and obesity were seen in the Middle East and North Africa in 2013; where more than 58% of men and 65% of women, age 20 or older, were found to be either overweight or obese.

1990
2013

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The number of overweight or obese infants and young children (aged 0 to 5 years) increased from 32 million in 1990 to over 42 million in 2013.

This escalating trend is due to our fast paced lifestyles, less home cooking, marked nutritional changes, rapid urbanization and globalization. Obesity in childhood is associated with a wide range of serious health complications and an increased risk of premature onset of illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease.

1980
2013

Excessive sugar consumption is the prime suspect for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, brain health, tooth decay, anxiety, depression, impaired memory and learning skills. 

Much of the sugars consumed today are ‘hidden’ in processed foods. For example, 1 tablespoon of ketchup contains around 4 grams (1 teaspoon) of free sugars. A single can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grams (10 teaspoons) of free sugars.

1980
2012
2035

The obesity epidemic has led to a worldwide increase in diabetes, which many are referring to as Diabesity. In the past 32 years the rates have more than doubled in adults between the ages of 20 and 79 and are expected to affect 592 million people by 2035. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that in 2013 five countries alone had more than 10 million people suffering from diabetes: China, India, the United States of America, Brazil, and the Russian Federation.

So how does this work?

Through 1-on-1 coaching we will build an individualized roadmap to help you adopt a cleaner diet, achieve your optimal health, gain more energy and vibrancy, break the stress cycle and make positive, sustainable changes. You will no longer have to envision your healthiest, happiest self because you will be there!

Having, personally been burnt out from a highly stressful lifestyle, felt overwhelmed with what to eat, experienced frustration from doctors that couldn’t ‘fix me’ and spent long hours feeling lost about contradictory nutrition advice– I am now very confident that the solution is far more simpler!

Ready to kick-start your wellness? Below is a snapshot of the services I offer

Three Months

Sustainable Transformation

On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic – 66 days to be exact. That is why this package is the most popular; it just simply works!

Envision your healthiest, happiest self… What does that look like? As a team, we work together to make that vision real! By reviewing your current eating habits, food preferences, work/life balance, self-care routine, activity level and life enjoyment, we will set GOALS just for you and begin to develop small, incremental CHANGES.

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What to expect?

 

  • One 45 minute health consultation
  • 6 x 50 minute 1-on-1 meetings or Skype sessions
  • Detailed session notes, recommendations and action steps
  • Customized nutritional handouts and materials
  • Recipe ideas based on your dietary needs
  • Learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate these into your diets
  • Advice on best food choices when eating out
  • Revisit your goals and work through any challenges or roadblocks
  • Discuss exercises and workout regimes
  • Exercise with you
  • Self-care tips
  • Increase energy levels
  • Motivation, guidance and a ‘turn-to’ friend
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Custom Package

Road To Change

Although ‘The Sustainable Transformation’ package is the most popular, we all know that in today’s age many of us are challenged with time. So, I have put together a flexible package where we can discuss an area or areas of your life that you would like to tackle.

These can range from seeking support around food, self-care, exercise tips, lifestyle tweaks and adjustment or honing in any topic of your choice.  Based on your needs we can then come up with a plan of how you would like to continue.

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What to expect?

 

  • One 45 minute health consultation
  • 1-on-1 meetings or Skype sessions based on your goals
  • Coaching and support to help you make the changes you want
  • Setting and accomplishing goals in a way that is empowering and exciting
  • Simple, informative handouts
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Motivation, guidance and a ‘turn to’ friend
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Our work together will begin with a 30 minutes consultation where we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.

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