"May Simpkin believes that we should all eat well. But she also believes that the path to eating well is not strewn with twigs and berries. For her, there are no diets and nothing is off the table. Instead, she offers advice that is realistic and practical, advocating cooking from scratch and producing meals of colour, taste and nutritional balance. Her approach is couched in the reality of life, where weight management is a part, but the sole objective of the plan."
Writer, Author, Consultant
A little bit about me...
I started my own journey to living a healthy lifestyle several years ago and have been through many of the feelings and challenges you may be experiencing right now.
My passion for food and its influence on our health and wellbeing grew into a decision to delve deeper into the world of nutrition. I am fascinated with the human body and its ability to heal itself, as well as steer how we feel and behave. Food is a major part of this and my passion is now in sharing this knowledge, to help support you to truly thrive in your everyday life.
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#TheMayWay is a journey to knowledge, joy and empowerment.
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The New Healthy
The New Healthy is my exclusive membership community where I provide weekly support and inspiration. You'll gradually deepen your knowledge and understanding of your health, empowering you with the tools and confidence to finally live your healthiest life. Join today and start making that difference. The magic happens on the inside!LEARN MORE
E-Books & Courses
Want to start making a difference in your health, but not quite sure how to get going? I've created a range of self-learning resources to teach and guide you. With my clear and concise style, you'll understand the concepts and benefits, to not only get started with confidence, but you'll also have clarity on how to maintain your new habits. Learn at your pace.LEARN MORE
Need extra guidance? Something specific you would like to tackle? Let's work together with my 6-week Health Improvement programme; my personalised consultations will teach you exactly what's going on in your body so you understand the root cause of your symptoms. I will guide you every step of the way through face-to-face sessions.LEARN MORE
My Yoga Retreats featured on ChateauDIY
I'm also a chatelaine at Chateau de la Vigne, in the Loire valley. My yoga retreat was featured in Series 2 and we will soon be featured in the next series, due spring 2022. Follow my journey!Learn More »
Stuck for ideas and need inspiration? Have a look at my latest recipes.
Recipes, Thrive Recipes10th June 2022
Main Meals, Recipes31st March 2022
Slow Cooked Pulled Beef Ragu
Main Meals, Recipes24th March 2022
15min Healthy Vegetable Curry
Recipes, Thrive Recipes17th March 2022
Avocado and Halloumi Burger with Chilli and Ginger ketchup
Quick Meals & Snacks, Recipes16th March 2022
Easy Courgette and Sweetcorn Fritters
Main Meals, Salads and Soups, Recipes24th February 2022
High Protein White Bean, Mushroom and Spinach Soup
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“When I first met with May, I was on a very restrictive diet of no dairy, gluten or sugar plus no raw fruit or vegetables. I was incredibly frustrated and unhappy with my diet and it wasn’t solving my digestive issues. May was fantastic and totally understood the need to have a diet that would solve my digestive issues but also fit with my lifestyle and my families needs. Within 5 weeks, all of my digestive issues had been solved, I had lost weight and felt full of energy and fantastic. I am now cooking one meal for me and my family and feel so happy with my healthy yet fulfilling diet. May’s approach was to give me the tools and knowledge to eat well for life rather than a quick fix diet. She is very easy to talk to and understanding and I would highly recommend her.”
“Meeting May, who is highly approachable, has been a quiet revolution for me. May's research-lead and carefully thought-through advice has, since 6 August 2016 when I first went for a consultation, progressively changed my weight, health and well-being to an ever increasing degree.”
“After just one session with May, I was confident that the changes she suggested were simple and achievable. Since then our whole family has implemented these changes into our daily lives. As a result we have more energy, we feel great and we’ve lost extra pounds without feeling that we were ‘on a diet’. I would highly recommend May’s services to anyone seeking to optimise their health through nutrition.”
“I’m -7 kg or so from when I visited you. My wife and I are definitely eating more healthily and there were a couple of key phrases I remember. Add colour to the diet and increase the nutritional load. We have more vegetables and less carbohydrates….Thanks!”
“Without question the tweaks I have made to my diet are definitely helping – thanks so much!”
“I really enjoyed my sessions with May. She helped me to analyse my eating habits and gave me a greater understanding of food nutrition. May helped me to develop a healthy eating plan, with lots of new ideas for healthy family meals. I now feel more energised, have lost weight and feel more in control of what I eat. I would definitely recommend her.”