Welcome to Low Carb in the UK

Are you less than happy in your skin?

Do you have less than enough time to eat lunch so that you grab junk instead?

Or maybe, you have feelings of inadequacy and guilt as you attempt to eat less and move more but still remain just as fat, if not even fatter, than you always were?

I’m Nikola Howard, Mindset Maven. I release people from their diet prison.

I’m on a one woman mission to remove the linguistically horrific words “weight loss” from common usage. My crazy idea is to improve the world by helping others free their minds from self-hate and their bodies from slavery to carbohydrate addiction.

The problem we are facing is that the diet we are told to eat to keep outselves healthy is actually a diet which causes the “diseases of civilisation”:

  • Obesity,
  • Diabetes,
  • Coronary Heart Disease and
  • Cancer.

I’m offering a new paradigm, one that is not driven by health destroying “fast weight loss” to the detriment of our long term health and life.

My paradigm works with the way that our bodies function. This restores our body to the way it evolved to be, removing excess body fat with little to no hunger, re-balancing hormones and blood chemistry and improving our health back to optimal.

What others are saying

You are doing a fab job! Super impressed. People often don’t give credit where it’s due so without agenda I just wanted to say thanks. Not just for me but all the ones who struggle to re-wire their mindset. Xx


When I started working with Nikola, my state of mind wasn’t there to make change. I felt desperate and useless. Working with her was nice, as I felt heard and understood for the first time. She made me feel less alone.

She gave me insight that I didn’t have, raising with me the right questions so that I could find answers. All delivered without judgement.

I would strongly recommend that you work with Nikola. She listens without judgement, called me out on my own blocks and it felt like she looked in my soul.


I have struggled with my weight since my early 30’s; as a health professional, I thought I knew what I should be doing but was still not able to keep the weight off. With each year another half stone or so would pile on. I have osteoarthritis and the extra weight was not helping my condition – When I was 50, I was told I would need a hip replacement.

I’d pretty much tried everything to address my weight; slimming tablets, a gastric balloon and 4 years ago, a gastric band. Nothing reduced my weight by more than a stone or so.

During researching the low carb way of eating, I found my way to Low Carb in the UK and decided to “give it a go”.

The first thing I was struck by was the depth and breadth of Nikola knowledge on nutrition, biochemistry and the influence of hormones on the body. She also feels strongly about the power of language and its influence on motivation and doesn’t shy away from challenging her clients’ use of language if she feels it to be disempowering.

Nikola kept me motivated with her passion and knowledge of her subject, her amazing recipes and her positive ability to empower and enable her clients to take control of their choices. Slowly but surely, the weight has dropped off and so far I have dropped 2 1/2 stone in weight. I have also now been discharged from the orthopaedics and no longer require medication.

I am 61 and feel better than I did a decade ago!


7lb ditched in a fortnight after months and months and MONTHS of struggling to get back in the LCHF zone. This group (the Low Carb in the UK Facebook group) has been instrumental in changing my mindset. The concept that has particularly helped has been to ‘make each mouthful/meal as optimal as you can, given the situation you are in’. (The third tenet)

This has been enormously helpful in getting me past the ‘all or nothing’ attitude I had before i.e. if I couldn’t eat ‘proper’ low carb, I’d not even try to. Get the mind working positively and the effects on the body will follow. I’ve had an unhealthy relationship with food all my life. I’m finally believing that I can fix this. Thank you Nikola.


Nikola always makes time for me and my endless questions and I never feel like a burden. She is very knowledgeable and is capable of tailoring her advice to your personal circumstances, not just reading from a script.

Nikola and her services come very highly recommended from me.

Jessica Silva

Just spent a brilliant 30 minutes with Nikki via Skype…. She worked through the “like-to-dislike” technique with me and now hopefully I’ll be back in charge….. Thanks for this session Nikki!

Update: I found the session very interesting. I knew about the technique you used as I’ve read lots, though, as I said, putting it into practise independently is not so easy. I thought you took me through it well and were very good at listening to what I was saying. As you probably recall, I wanted to give up carby non alcoholic fizzy wine and we used beetroot as the disliked food. After I finished the session with you (I was sitting in bed) I finished my glass of fizzy wine! Oh well, that didn’t work, hey ho, I enjoyed it though…

Two weeks on, I haven’t touched a drop since….. from Wednesday onward I stopped, not conscientiously, just happened. I didn’t even have my substitute, didn’t get that until the following Sunday, so it’s definitely worked. In fact, my eating is on target, very little carb, all good food and whenever I fancy something unhealthy carb wise, I think of beetroot. So if you want to use this as a testimonial, feel free, it’s honest and truthful.


STOP TRYING TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN. Food has SUCH a massive influence on our emotions and I don’t just mean in a low-blood sugar way. Not getting what it’s used to can drive your body into devious mind-monkey tactics – and then you end up failing.

If you’ve ever thought about going low-carb, OR you’ve gone low-carb and weren’t able to stick with it? You need Nikola Howard. If you wanna go full-commitment low carb with a Ketogenic diet even, you really need Nikola Howard.

Not only is she a badass with the actual food stuff – she is also a fantastic coach, and will deal with the mindfuckery of changing your diet, so it’s easy peasy and you actually get to change. REALLY shift your food mindset, once and for all. I recommend starting here.

Mariska Anderson Ph.D.
Head Explorer

This is a great ebook Nikki – it is perfect – not a long read but packed with relevant stuff for those of us who are looking to adopt a LCHF lifestyle and want to get on with it! Excellent food table for easy meal planning. You can use this as your daily guide and then upload the info into something like My Fitness Pal so you can track your macros if you want to. Highly recommended!


As we all know information on the internet can be conflicting and it’s hard to know what to believe. Nikola is always my go to person, she’s an absolute fountain of knowledge. I don’t really trust everything I read on line but I absolutely trust her advice 100%.

She’s such a kind caring person who’s willing to give all her time to help other people. This lady knows how the body works better than anyone and I’d highly recommend her to everyone.


This site is for people that want the lean and fit optimal body that a modern lifestyle and diet robs from them.

People that are looking for help and advice will find eCourses, eBooks, Webinars, oodles of helpful information, buckets of cool links, kitchen tested recipes, some product reviews and a great deal more!

Caveat: I am not a health professional. I give advice based on research, solid science and experience but do not diagnose or dispense medical information. Anyone who is significantly overweight and/or has other medical problems should always consult with their physician before beginning a new eating program.