Want to revitalise your health and vitality?
Want to revitalise your health and vitality?
Plant-Powered Chi reignites your energy in astounding ways.
‘Chi’ is the vital energy which flows within us.
When you seek Chi flow, with mind and body balance at the fore: you’ll feel your best.
Chi is a complete 360 system; allowing energy to flow freely so you can realise optimal performance, avoid diseases and disorders.
Certified Online Trainer, eCornell / Lecturer, University of Winchester / Nutritionist, Association for Nutrition
Why Plant-Based Nutrition?
My plant-based lifestyle began after suffering from debilitating migraines and other health problems. Discovering a plant-based lifestyle saved my life. Today, I help others rediscover their own Chi.
Evidence in study after study by top universities and medical research groups throughout the years has found plant-based eating habits can help avoid serious health complaints; manage or even reverse potentially dangerous health complaints and lessen reliance on prescription medication.
More and more of us are switching to plant-based lifestyles every year for many reasons. I’m here to guide, share my specialist knowledge and experience to reignite your energy flow and make working with your Chi easy and joyful.
Working with a qualified and knowledgeable plant-based nutritionist enables you to start off the right way, helps your body perform at optimum levels and reap the rewards our personalised plan for health will bring you.
I’m happy to work with individuals, companies and offer subsidised rates for those from lower income households.
Dr Leila D.
Founder of PlantEd Academy
M.D., MSc (Nutr), ANutr
Food Justice & Race
Food is not a luxury but a necessity. But the culture of food brings a baggage of neocolonialism, food injustice, race and status differences, and health inequity.
Westernised diets – high in saturated fat, salt and sugar – have been adopted across the globe, causing a rise in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers.
“Food Justice & Race” offers a platform to people of global majority (majority in number, but otherwise marginalised) to discuss racism, food injustice and health inequity
Plant Based Sports and Exercise Nutrition
- Fully online
- Study the science behind sports nutrition and exercise physiology
- Understand the nutritional requirements for plant-based athletes
Course developer and convenor: Dr Leila Dehghan
Discover evidence-based guidance for athletes in the world of plant-based diets. Meet your nutritional needs, boost performance, and debunk myths.
This comprehensive course is designed for fitness professionals, nutritionists, dietitians, healthcare practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of plant-based sports nutrition to assist clients on or considering a plant-based diet, as well as athletes and fitness enthusiasts aiming to enhance performance through optimized plant-based nutrition
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“I finished a 21 day Challenge with Leila, and I was ‘blown away’ by her professional, committed support, her inspiration and her knowledge. I began this journey, to discover it has changed my life.
For a long time I wanted to be vegan but I did not believe it was possible, and that those who were vegan were somehow Super-Human! But nothing could be further from the truth. It is all about education, and Leila certainly delivers in this area. Throughout the program I had complete confidence I was doing the right thing, and my body definitely confirmed this with increased energy levels, weight loss, glossier hair and glowing skin. I would recommend this program to ANYONE who is committed to a better, healthier way of Life.”
“When I started, I wasn’t feeling at my best. I was feeling sick in the morning and continually catching colds.
From the first time we talked, I felt that someone was finally listening to me and I appreciated that Leila was very friendly and professional at the same time. I also found her motivational emails essential to guide me in the process. I enjoyed all the recipes that she suggested, and I started to feel the positive results from the first weeks. I’m feeling so much better, and I’m so glad I followed her programme.”
It was life-changing!
“I wanted to change from a mostly processed vegan diet to a more plant based one. Leila reviewed my diet and on a weekly basis made suggestions to introduce more plant based options.
The weekly online chats were helpful and motivating. Even when I was struggling, the focus would be on the positive that I had achieved, making it easy to continue even if the week had not gone as planned.
Instead of introducing unrealistic goals Leila carefully and slowly introduced options, tweaking and making them specific to my personal circumstances, discarding things that didn’t work and coming up with alternative.
When we reviewed the progress at the end of the 6 weeks it was obvious that each small step and food that had been introduced had added up to making a huge difference in my overall diet.”
“I needed to break the cycle of eating highly processed junk and inconsistent meals. I had good intentions but I wasn’t following through with actions. Being able to talk with Leila openly and honestly about where I was, and discuss areas where positive changes could be made was exactly what I needed.
It worked really well as an approach to work on the fundamentals before building on that over the following weeks. The changes were very easy to incorporate once we’d thought them through. I didn’t just have the intention any more, by helping me to break a seismic shift into small, manageable changes I was able to firm new habits stunningly easily. The most important element is that I’ve shifted my mindset around food and nutrition.
I feel great! It’s honestly been lifechanging for me, and I know that I will keep building on this success.
Thank you for your guidance, your wisdom and encouragement.”
“Last year I was hit by a virus. After many tests and doctor’s visits, I was told I had fibromyalgia and post-viral fatigue syndrome. I experienced extreme post-exertional malaise with severe fatigue and brain fog after the lightest of activities. I was constantly taking time off work. ENTER LEILA! This was one of the best decisions I made. I’m near a full recovery just 2 months into our sessions. I’m able to work to near full capacity and exercise which I thought I’d never be able to do!
Leila took a very structured approach, giving me a plan straight after our first session
I found the online nutritional coaching really beneficial and convenient. In every session Leila was very high energy and gave me a massive hit of energy!”
“I felt tired and needed help regaining a strong immune system. Leila looked into my food diary to understand my diet and correct it in small ways. We also looked at environmental factors and hereditary conditions to optimise the new regime.
My experience was great and I would recommend Leila to anyone looking for help with nutrition, specifically with a plant-based diet. I understand a lot more about food combination and the importance of micronutrients. For me it was about having a diet tailored to my needs, and I enjoyed that it was all over videoconference to save myself time and money in transport from the comfort of my home.
I feel a lot healthier inside thanks to her tips and recommendations. And now I feel back on track.”
“I came to Leila weighing approximately 100kg and now weigh under 93kg. This weight loss has far exceeded my expectations. Prior to seeing Leila I had resigned myself to being 100kg and felt this would be my weight for life.
Leila’s strategy was to set bite-size goals and gradually introduce to me to healthier alternatives. Her approach was friendly and positive; she provided me with a plan for healthy, achievable and sustainable weight loss.
Leila’s nutritional guidance has helped me immensely. I now feel healthier, lighter and refreshed. I would absolutely recommend Leila to friends and family.”
“I’m a chef and have been struggling to lose weight for years despite running 10km per week. I wasn’t looking for a personal trainer, but really enjoyed the trial session with Leila and booked more. I like working with Leila because she makes exercising fun and shows me things I can do on my own; I’m learning a lot and getting stronger, and I feel very comfortable with her – she’s more approachable than other trainers at the gym. I’ve been training twice a week and am actually seeing and feeling the results. My posture has improved, I feel more energised and my friends say I look younger.”
“I used to be a professional ballet dancer and very fit, but since coming to England I’ve gradually put on weight and needed help to get back into a training routine. Just after 2 weeks (3 sessions per week) I can see more muscle definition; my boyfriend and others have also commented on it.”
“I hadn’t even considered the prospect of working out with a personal trainer before, but Leila’s friendly and approachable demeanour made me question whether it was worth a try.
Every session with Leila is different and she works hard to find exercises that challenge me in different ways. I used to think that I was fairly experienced in the gym, but I quickly found out that there are lots of new weird and wonderful exercises to try (and not to mention fun). Leila provides imaginative sessions and has helped me find muscles that I never knew that I had.
And most importantly, the scale is starting to move again! All be it slowly, but the most dramatic changes have been in my physical shape; I am fitter and stronger.”
“I am a 49 year old mother of two who struggled with losing weight for many years. Week by week my gym routine would be the same, medium paced walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes, bike for 10 minutes, then a further 20 minutes using the weight machines.
After months of doing this I never lost any weight. I opted for Leila as I knew she would be able to show me the correct exercise that would be more beneficial to me with my weight lost goal.
Within the first month I had lost several kilograms and this encouraged me to focus even more on the workouts with Leila. Having her there showing me the correct way to exercise is a great motivation. I am feeling totally energized and excited about the coming weeks and months.”
“I had seen Leila around the gym working with other clients and she seemed really friendly and approachable. I began training with Leila who designed our training sessions around the Tough Mudder race. Leila is a true professional, she not only researched tough mudder to find out exactly the type of training I would need but she always makes sure that I am using the correct technique and that I stretch well after each session.
I enjoy training with Leila so much that I have carried on after my event and have noticed a huge difference not only in the way I look but in the way I feel. My overall body is more toned, I have become stronger and feel more energetic too. My race times have improved and I can now do real press-ups! Our training sessions together are always challenging, different and fun. Leila knows how to encourage and motivate so that I always achieve a little more every session.”