– Get seen by an expert nutritionist that holds a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) with honours, in nutrition and dietetics with RD (Registered Dietitian) status.
– PhD in innovative weight loss techniques and specialisation in female health.
– Actively involved in research through the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS), University of Surrey, UK.
– Registered with the: Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the professional association and trade union for dietitians and a registered member of The Nutrition Society (NS).
Interview with Mr Filip Koidis BSc (Hons.), RD, Ph.D.c
-Mr Koidis, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am extremely passionate about my job. I basically eat and breathe nutrition.
As a youngster I played semi-professional tennis, which is when I first became interested in nutrition. Later on, I studied clinical nutrition and dietetics for 4 years at the University of Surrey, which ranks amongst the top universities in the world for nutritional sciences. Studying the clinical aspect of nutrition really helped me understand the whole picture of how our body responds to different conditions and disease states and made me realise that each person is unique when it comes to nutrition. My passion for nutrition and research granted me the Fresenious Kabi Dietetic Prize in 2012. I am now actively involved in nutrition research at the University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and have a special interest in weight management and innovative weight loss techniques.
I strongly believe that the only way to successfully help people improve their health and achieve their nutritional goals is by providing tailored advice to individuals.
– Tell us a little bit about your work place, why did you decide to start your own clinic?
I started my own clinic at Wimpole street, mainly because I could not find a different practice (private or public) that shared my views on nutrition counselling.
– So what makes your approach any different from the other nutritionists/dietitians out there?
I treat each one of my clients as individuals, getting to know them from day one and gradually build up a nutrition plan completely tailored to them, their needs,their goals and lifestyle. My method is not embraced by other clinics as it is very time-consuming (for the clinician!) and does not allow the consultation of large numbers of people within a short amount of time.
I am very passionate about passing onto people, the numerous health benefits one gains from understanding the science behind nutrition. It is not as complicated and demanding as people may think. Clients that have been with me for a longer time, definitely know and understand nutrition better than many “nutrition experts” I come across on a daily basis.
Clients seeking advice should not worry they will need to completely alter their current lifestyle in order to follow the nutrition information given to them. The registered dietitian/nutritionist should be able to face the challenge of applying the latest scientific nutrition information to fit in with their clients’ lifestyle without needing to completely disrupt it. It is this lifestyle disruption and the temptation of ‘forbidden fruits’ that causes most people to feel they cannot succeed. Providing adequate support, suggesting small, realistic changes that can have a significant impact and effective nutrition planning are the key to success. That is why most of my clients state they do not feel they are following a diet, as they did not have to change the diet they followed to date that much.
My method and approach has allowed me to run my clinic in Wimpole Street with considerable success and expand my services to a second clinic in Knightsbridge .
||“For the first time in years of battling with health conditions, food intolerances and a lifestyle set to make any eating plan sure to fail I have finally lost my extra dress size, have my health conditions under control and have never felt better. Filip is the most dedicated, knowledgeable and determined of the long list of nutritionists I have been to. W1 has changed my life.”Maureen Tadros, Director, First Ladies London
||“A very professional young man. A kind approach and a very effective method indeed. I upload his passion for supporting this great charitable organisation of Diabetes UK. Every single one of my referrals have only the best to say about Filip and his services. I highly recommend him!”Countess I. Trivoli, June 2013
||“Filippos is just awesome! I never had a lot of weight to lose but I was always obsessed with my body image which would greatly affect my mood and attitude towards the world. Filippos has made me realise what matters and what doesn’t and he dramatically changed the way I look at food , exercise & nutrition. Now being healthy without feeling guilty is the focus. I am hooked to his tips which are tailored to my needs, my age , my lifestyle & my goals. The advice and guidelines he gives me in every single meeting are easy to follow and allow me to enjoy life without restrictions and remorse. I highly highly recommend him and his services.” K. Mamada, November 2014
||“In my line of business there is never time to stop and prepare something nutritious or even allow food to take energy of your brain power. The weight creeps up on you easily and along come the high stress levels, difficulty sleeping at night and what I found worse- feeling sleepy when in the office! Filip has helped me take great control of my body and has managed to adjust all of his advice to my hectic lifestyle. I sleep better, I am less stressed and I am more energetic than ever! I blame him only for having to get rid of so many suits as my tailor couldn’t get them to 3 size smaller!”Konstantinos Pilatis, Managing Director, KP Investment Solutions
“I have been seeing Filip in his clinic for the past 6 months, as a friend recommended him. I really like his approach and it hasn’t felt at all that I am following some sort of diet. I haven’t lost the amount of kilos I originally wanted to, but I am happier than I ever imagined to be with my body and feel as confident in my clothes as when I was in my early twenties! He is the best nutritionist I have ever encountered and his approach is highly recommended!”
Camilla S, Art Director, 2014
“I have been on so so many different diets, and I have visited numerous nutritional therapist in the past, yet I have never been happy with the results. Philip’s approach is completely different, and I can happily say that I can finally understand food! I am extremely pleased with Philip’s services and I wish I had visited him many years ago. Most of my family is seeing him and we all recommend him with eyes closed!”
Joan R, MSO Risk Analyst, July 2013
“Highly, highly recommended! I looked yesterday at my very first graph, done about a year ago, saying that my fat level was in the very high “red zone area” and my muscle almost none existent. I have come such a long way since then and I am very happy to be healthy and in control of my weight!! Thank you so much Filip, you changed my life!”
Ian M, Senior letting Manager, November 2013
“I came to Filip in March 2013 because I was really struggling with my diabetes and my weight. I was miserable! I have lost almost 4stone so far and I feel very confident on how to manage my diabetes! I really like the research insights he gives me, and it is the first time “nutrition” makes some sense to me. I guess that is why it has worked so well! He is very kind and caring, I really recommend him to anyone that wants to change their life for better and become healthier! ”
Saira D, January 2014
“I must admit I was a bit skeptic when I came to see Filip as I have tried every possible diet out there! I am a mom of two and a business woman and I don’t really like being told what to eat! Before I met Filip I had given up on the idea of a healthy body or a body that I am happy with. I have been seeing Filip for only the past 4 months, but I am amazed with the results! I had no idea about all the different aspects of “meal timing” and “food pacing” and how I could have guidelines tailored to my quirkiness and busy life! I am writing this 2 stones lighter than I was 4 months ago, of which most of it was fat loss! He is a great professional and I am so pleased with his services.”
Thank you so much Filip, you are the best!
Anya M. , Restaurant Owner, August 2013
“I have very hectic lifestyle, often work long hours. Eating properly was a struggle, my understanding what’s good or bad for me was fragmented. As a result: I was tired all the time and needed professional nutritionist advice.
I liked Philip approach: it’s very personal and he really listens instead of applying ”one fits all” rule. I got information which helped eat more healthily (not sacrificing my lifestyle). Constant follow up keeps you on track till it becomes a habit.
My energy levels and productivity at work increased dramatically, I feel (and look) much better.”
V.Autukas RTW, Senior Product Developer/Production Coordinator, September 2013
“Filip is a passionate professional that puts a wonderful dedication into his clients. He is very friendly which makes it easy to communicate on what goals need to be achieved, yet at the same time he has a deep and thorough grasp of perceiving the needs of his client at every stage of the process. His approach into weight loss is purely scientific with an emphasis on a healthy attitude towards food contributing to a life-time educational value exceeding beyond weight loss. Even when things progresses slow, he has the skill to always encourage and stay patiently right next to you with the same determination. You do not feel abandoned or alone. Overall, he is well-equipped with all the good scientific skills an effective clinical nutritionist should have and even more, with a plethora of intuition and charisma. I feel very lucky that I got into his hands.”
Dr. Ioanna G., Neuropsychologists, August 2013
“I was very pleased with Filip’s services. I have IBS and as most IBS sufferers know it can really affect your social life. During our consultations Filip had a very friendly manner and really made me feel comfortable, especially when touching on sensitive topics of the condition. He really understands what being a working mum of 3 young boys means, and his advice was a really good fit in my busy schedule. We only had a few consultations and I now have very good control of my IBS. Going through the consultations Filip also picked up that I was feeling tired all the time at work. I had no idea that nutrition can actually help with your energy levels. A great improvement there too! I feel a different person at work and in my everyday life! Seeing Filip is the best thing I have done for myself in many years!!”
Jenny H., Content and Online PR Executive. London, October 2014
“I came to see Filip to help me loose fat. I never had a problem with my weight but after I moved to the UK a few years ago, problems started! Also my doctor told my I have high cholesterol so was very worried and unhappy. Filip really understand that diet is difficult when moving to a new country and helped me very much with it. My belly has gone and I am the same weight as when I came to the UK. Also doctor said my cholesterol is much improved. Thank you very much for all the help Filip, you made me happy again!”
Beatrice K. , Art Director, June 2013
“In my line of business having a good figure is almost essential. I went to see Filip because I was drawn to his scientific image and got very intrigued with the “you don’t need to change your diet to lose weight” line –a bit skeptic though! I have to admit that I was surprised with the amount of science that goes behind a seemingly “simple” weight loss plan. Filip was always keen to explain the working behind every single one of his guidelines. Indeed I only had to make minor changes in my diet, mostly things I never thought actually mattered, but overall I still eat pretty much the same. I am very happy with my figure and feel confident I can keep it this way forever. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!”
Martha D., Director of Body & Mind Studios, New York 2014
“Filip has changed my life around! Learning new things about my body and how to take care of myself. With their help and constant support I have come to achieve all my goals in losing all weight that I wanted and adopting a new healthy lifestyle that suits me. This process is the best thing that happened to me, full of motivation and results to be proud of! I definetly recomened Filip for anyone who wants to take care of themselves with his valuable help.”
Jenny, Director of Photography, December 2014
“Be careful! Awful service! Ok, now that I got your attention let me tell you the truth…this guy is great! I came to Filip because I couldn’t take it anymore starting every day tired and fatigued and by 2 o’clock struggling not to snooze on my desk. We have only done a few sessions though I already feel great and my productivity has gone through the roof! Had no idea that what you eat is so important for your energy levels. Trust me, I came very skeptic to see him but it is the best thing I have done in many years! I highly recommend him!”
J.Farhton, SEM, October 2012
“Having seen a few nutritionist before I go to Filippos, I was quite prejudice about him! But from the first session it was obvious that he is different! His approach is totally different compare to the others! You will never feel hungry again! One word that can describe his work is BALANCE!”