Abbie Abbie: I loved that my eating is simplified and now has variety, gives me energy at the same time as being able to enjoy wine guilt free 

I wanted to work with Catherine and learn how to nourish my lifestyle using NOVA because I wanted to find an approach of taking better care of myself that would last. Once I followed the principals of NOVA and Catherine taught me how to adjust them to my lifestyle and needs I began feeling better almost instantly. I had more energy and felt in control of my eating within a matter of weeks. One bonus I didn't account for before working with Catherine was her wealth of knowledge on how to simplify eating into real life.

The benefits I have gained from learning how to nourish my lifestyle and eat guilt free include fantastic energy, improved health and fitness AND the mindset around eating that has flowed onto every other aspect of my life. As a by product of all of this weight loss also has happened without the push and effort of diets or programmes that I had tried before.

I deal with stress better and now I know how to eat when life shows up and decides to throw me a curve ball. I run my own business as well as being a mother so life can get pretty hectic. It is so nice knowing that I wont get sick when things get chaotic and even more so I can teach my kids the same priniciples so my daughter never will do a diet as she gets older! 


Abbie Call


Jennifer - Auckland, NZ



"I loved how my advice was so personalised to me and I thought I already knew a lot about nutrition"

After hearing Catherine speak at an event I knew I had to get advice from her because I was told I had to be vegetarian to be healthy and get results.  I do prefer to eat mostly vegetarian and Catherine showed me where I was missing things in my eating so I was more balanced. 

Regular feedback and great non judgemental advice was so helpful and I didn't ever feel like I had to work anything out myself which made it a no brainer.  I still had freedom from pre packaged foods and the recipes were so quick and easy. I never had to worry I was getting enough or the right nutrients.  I have better skin, I have lost weight and kept it off, my measurements have shifted and now know how to fuel the body for what I need.   I am so glad I don't have to drop carbs completely and know the truth about what food does when I eat it. I can still have the food I used to call bad but I now know how to balance it and I feel like it less.  I have never felt so full and satisfied under a nutritionists advice before. 

Cathie - Auckland, New Zealand     


"I love how that I now have a way of eating personalised to me and my social lifestyle"

I found working with Catherine online a breeze because she was friendly, non judgemental and adapted my eating regime to my lifestyle which is very social. I have learned that eating is a science itself but better still the NOVA concept can be adapted to my personal situation which means I don't have to cut out drinking alcohol, I can still choose what I like off a menu and I don't feel guilty because I know how my body works so can make choices to balance what I like to eat and drink.  I have now lost over 10kg and I am still continuing to lose weight by knowing what I personally need. I love the fact that there is not a NO, in the Nova way, so many other diets have lots of restrictions, no coffee, no alcohol, no bread, others have you buying special meals, but when you have a family as well you don't want to have to treat yourself any differently. 


Rachel - Christchurch, New Zealand

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I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a result of Glandular Fever within the same year.  The doctors told me there was nothing they could do for me and was told it could take years to feel improvement. 

I was physically inactive because I was physically exhausted all the time.  I was always unhappy with my body weight but became interested in applying to work with Catherine and see if she could help my energy.

Catherine taught me the science of satisfaction and how it applied to my lifestyle and me personally.  I had increased energy and it gave me hope that perhaps I could get well again, despite what I had been told by my doctor. 

She taught me how to cater my eating to my lifestyle, likes, dislikes and dietary requirements.  I didn't have to go without those things I love! 

Catherine showed me how to adjust a few simple things in my daily food routine for including things like going to cafes and eating with two daughters. I gained so much energy I could start exercising again when before knowing how to eat for my lifestyle I would just crash and be on bed rest.

Catherine was motivating and encouraging and I felt like she really cared about my progress for my sake.  I never once felt alone in the process at any stage.  She followed up and kept in contact with me even after we moved to monthly sessions, to make sure I was meeting my goals and being able to sustain my new way of eating. 

I am lost three dress sizes in total and eight years later (and now with two daughters)  I am feeling so much better within myself and the Chronic Fatigue is now non-existent.  My doctor even asked me what changes I had made and the name of my nutritionist as he was so impressed with my progress.

What surprised me the most was that I am actually busier these days with two daughters and have been through thousands of earthquakes living in Christchurch yet I have never gone back to how I was eight years ago. Coaching with Catherine has been literally life changing.  

I truly believe it is the way I am eating and catherine taught me how to read my body for what it needs and to balance it. It also has meant I don't fall back into exhaustion especially with being a busy mother. 

I definitely recommend working with Catherine to anyone serious about getting healthy permanently and getting the freedom back from what they eat.  I can't express strongly enough how grateful I am for the knowledge I have gained from Nova Nutrition.  It has changed my attitude to food and this is a big change from the person who eight years ago, who found it a struggle to even walk for 10 minutes without getting tired!



Jacqui - Auckland, New Zealand


"I loved how I could still eat the foods I thought were not so good and I could still be healthy" 

I loved how I learned about how my body worked and how I needed to balance normal every day foods. It made it easy to stick to with working late nights and I found I had so much more energy and was eating more. 

It was easy to keep results over Christmas when I was doing radio work at Rhythm and Vines and drinking alcohol. It totally opened my mind to the way I used to eat and I found the eating guide that was designed for me so easy to follow because it built around my lifestyle rather than me having to change it. 

No longer do I have to stress if I eat foods I would normally feel guilty about because I know how to balance them at the next meal.  I knew what to do but I wasn't doing it and Catherine showed me simply what to add in rather than to completely change so I can keep on doing it without her. 


 Jenny - Auckland, New Zealand

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"I love that my nutrition advice was tailored to my busy life as a Mum"  

I was finding it hard to lose the post baby weight on my own. I was comfort eating and snacking and not getting much exercise apart from walking.  I felt tired and unmotivated.  Getting up to a baby in the night left me exhausted and I needed some help and motivation to get going.  Catherine helped support me to find a way of eating that worked for me being a mum and I didn't have to eat seperately to my family. 

I have much more energy and can enjoy the evenings with my partner without falling asleep on the couch.  I am so happy I have found a way that works for just me and don't ever need to diet or follow another programme.  It is more about changing things around a bit and adding things in so that you can eat and drink the things that you want.  We can  still go to the restaurants that we want and join in at kids parties for some party food without feeling like I have failed. I can totally recommend Catherine to help you find the way of eating that will be personalised to you and it works! 



Amy - Melbourne, Australia


"I love shopping for new clothes and feeling lighter"

 I enjoyed the personalised service with having Catherine at my finger tips to ask any questions about my eating.  You feel like a VIP with fast responses online from Catherine online three times a week via my own private food diary. 

I have now lost 8kg by following Catherine's advice that is personlised to me. I moved to Melbourne and was still able to get great advice because the online food diary works anywhere.  I recently did a 6 week trip around Europe where I was able to still explore all it had to offer (including the large beers and all the pastries!). I also feel the difference when I run, snowboard and now love going shopping for clothes! It's nice having to wear the a smaller clothing size  from where I was before plus after everyone starts noticing and complimenting just when you forget you even learned how to eat in the first place. Its too easy.


Angela - North Shore, Auckland


Angela BA

"I loved that my advice was tailored to my gluten free lifestyle"

Catherine is fantastic for accountablity and I love that I can come and go as I need to get a review of my eating when I feel I am not as aligned as I would like. 

I love how NOVA includes breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that are gluten free so I don't have to think. The recipes are really easy and my whole family can eat the same as me with out having to be gluten free because my eating guide is coloured coded to swap foods around to suit everyone. 



Betsy - Whangarei, NZ



"I loved that I learned how to balance my eating better when I thought I already knew what to do"

 I love NOVA because it was personalised to me being a mum and wanting to have another baby.  It helped me learn so much about food when I already thought I had a pretty good grasp on it.  

My new way of eating is not that different to what I was doing before because it doesn't feel like I have had to be as focussed on changing things as I assummed I needed to be to get results.  

It has really opened my eyes to how imbalanced my eating was, how to include carbs and actually get results.  I thought I was eating produce but after working with Catherine I wasn't having the same variety as I have now and it is so easy.  I am sitting at a 5kg loss and it hasn't even been four weeks - long may it continue. 



Hannah - London, UK

        Amy Kingston         

"I love how it permanently changed the way I look at food and is so easy from where ever I am in the world"

I loved getting advice from Catherine - she is knowledgable and has taught me so much about how the body works.  It is not like a programme it just feels like you have  friend at the other end of computer giving you feedback about how to balance my lifestyle so I can stay well and don't have to worry if I am not eating perfectly.  I also learnt about the effects certain foods had on my energy, and no longer experience the afternoon 'crash'. 

I really enjoyed Nova because it fitted in with my busy life that includes lots of travel.  I soon learned there were no foods that were 'bad' or 'off limits'. I learnt that with by adjusting what I ate before or after eating certain foods, I could enjoy whatever foods I wanted.  I also liked that I could get results and a boost in energy without having to go to the gym for hours every week



Amber - Auckland, NZ


           Amber Mckay    

"I love the accountability of submitting the online food diary and Catherine at the other end giving me regular feedback to stay on track.       

The most surprising result was the end of my sugar cravings which stopped in less than two weeks.  I've always had a very sweet tooth and this was the first time I ever remember having a block of chocolate in the fridge for several days and not even being tempted to have a piece.  

NOVA is really easy to understand, and will work in with your lifestyle, plus you won't be judged for any of your choices.  I like the accountability of submitting the online food diary, plus the regular advice from the online feedback is great for keeping things on track. 

My advice fits in with me studying part-time while working full-time and like most people when life gets busy healthy habits are the first thing to suffer, by grabbing convenience food and skipping exercise to spend more time on studying.  I no longer feel uncomfortable in my clothes and have enough energy for work and what life throws at me.  




Kim - Auckland, NZ


          Kim Christie                                                    

I loved the knowledge that I was being supported during the new learning process to me it seemed like a lot of food to eat in a day but once I got used to what I needed it really did make sense because I started having more energy and seeing results.

The best results have been my health is better and of course my clothes look and feel a lot better. I have a long way to go yet but with still learning portion size its going to be a while before its second nature as bad habits are hard to break but Catherine is always there as a reminder which is so helpful.  I am so glad I don't feel like I have to be perfect anymore. I am so glad I don't ever have to diet again and I understand the difference between nourishment and eating healthy.



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