At Ketonika we firmly believe in health inhabiting a space alongside fun living – that's why we live in Brighton! Whilst we know that for most people kale and spinach smoothies are as fun as eating a pile of sawdust, we also see how the right food choices can change our lives for the better. At Ketonika we focus on tasty, nutritious, filling food that can occupy a place in your everyday life without feeling you're sacrificing anything.
MEET THE TEAM
Alasdair: The Brains Behind Ketonika
Having been fit and active for all of my younger years. I let things slip in my 20s, to then get fit again with kickboxing and low calorie diets. Only to slip back again into more weight gain. I found my weight was constantly fluctuating, with periods of weight loss followed by weight gain. It was getting an uphill struggle to keep the weight off, at times I would have spurts of health kicks only to fallback, often falling to snacking when on the road, doing events. Eventually I found low carb way of eating which changed the way I looked at food, and I’m passionate about getting the tasty healthy food available to more people.
Sophie: The actual brains behind Ketonika
Like many people, I have seen weight gradually go on in my 20s, without really eating badly, so I thought. My Mum always followed a Keto diet so I figured it was worth a go! I was amazed to see almost a stone come off in one month, which led me to be more active and to start running for the first time in my life. After having a child, I found the weight was much easier to come off than I had feared. I am currently looking forward to having my second child.
I’m a certified Nutritionist and Health coach, but I dislike cooking. Yep, you read that right...I’m amazed by the power of food and a real geek when it comes to research but…get me out of the kitchen, please – and fast! Instead, I empower busy individuals to feel great about themselves!
By offering science based, easy to instigate nutritional and lifestyle strategies my mission is to enable those who are ready to take back responsibility for their health and well-being.But I wasn’t always into well-being! In fact, I’m the last person you’d expect to be a nutritionist if you knew me a few years ago.I was an adrenaline junkie, on the go for over 30 years in the Media and Event industries. Stress was a constant companion in my ‘work hard - play hard’ lifestyle. But then I had a huge wake up call. Cancer. It stopped me in my tracks, literally, making me housebound for 2 years; my high achieving, go getting personality had to learn to slow down and listen to my body.However, it opened my eyes to putting my health and happiness at the forefront of everything I do. I quit that world and I'm now on a mission to help YOU avoid getting into the mess that I did.
I'm a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), and registered with the Complementary & Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I'm from Guatemala, and deal with our social media. I love taking photos and I'm very much a people person, I am passionate about health and natural food, being a Mother of one, I'm serious about natural health without being too “hippy” about it. Eating naturally and healthily shouldn’t mean sacrifice at all, in fact I find it quite the opposite and want to help get across how eating correctly can help change your life.
I look after most of the blog content. I’m also a personal trainer and passionate about healthy eating and living. However, I also like a drink down the pub every now and then! I’m quite geeky about health and nutrition and find the ever changing landscape fascinating and do my utmost to try and bring useful helpful information that will make a difference in people's lives.
I deal with the supply chain, which at time of writing this is rather slow because of an unnamed virus of unknown origin. So many areas can benefit from Ketonika products such as gyms, beauty salons and spas and generate extra income. We’ve even been in talks with festival stalls who want to provide revellers with our coffee, a great idea. Healthy eating for me is an on and off affair, but with Ketonika I find the breakfast is a great set up for the day!