Navigating Diabetes through Nutrition.

A registered London-based nutritional therapist (Dip CNM, mBANT, mCNHC) and nutritionist. I help people with diabetes thrive through the power of personalised nutrition.

Diabetes management can involve diverse diets such as low-carb, ketogenic, and low-glycemic options, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s where I come in! Personalised plans are the answer: focusing on insulin response and healthy weight for type 2 diabetes. Beyond macronutrients, food choices matter, such as increasing plant-based proteins while reducing animal-based ones.

Gut health also plays a vital role; it’s not just about glycemic index. Strategies include glutamine supplementation, targeted probiotics, and identifying gut issues through assessments. Consulting a nutrition professional for tailored advice is essential.

Consultations can either be held online or in person at my Saturday Clinic in Dalston at ACU.E8,  OR Wednesday clinic in Hackney at Movementholic. Appointments can be conducted in English or Italian.

1-2-1 Consultancy Plans

With 3 plans to choose from, I provide full support during your journey navigating diabetes and pre-diabetes. During our 1-2-1 sessions we’ll discuss your progression and implement new action points to help achieve your optimal health.

Express Consultation

A 30 minute session to speak to a professional nutritionist to discuss concerns about your current diet, review your supplement intake or simply ask questions about your food intake. At the end of the session you will be provided with a set of clear action points.
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Therapeutic Diet Review

A 60 minute consultation where you will be presented with a customised therapeutic food plan to help you reach your health goals and address your health concerns.
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12 Week 1-2-1 Plan

A 12 week program to help you achieve long lasting results. Comprising of one 1 hour long plus fortnightly 1-2-1 sessions, addressing adverse health symptoms and any underlying imbalances that may be causing or exacerbating them, via both nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle recommendations.
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Diabetes expertise


The key diabetes-related issues I work with in my practice as an evidence-based nutritionist and qualified nutritional therapist:

Diabetic conditions and blood sugar balance

Have you just being diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes and need some professional guidance?

Do you feel like your blood sugar levels are all other the place and you are stuck in sugar-rush/sugar-crush rollercoaster?

I have extensive knowledge in:

  • Pre-diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin resistance management
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Gestational diabetes

Gut health

Do you suffer from nausea, heartburn, or bloating? can have many causes? For people with diabetes, these common digestion issues shouldn’t be ignored.

That’s because high blood sugar can lead to gastroparesis, a condition that affects how you digest your food.

Diabetes is the most common known cause of gastroparesis and I can help mitigate and avoid gastroparesis and the associated problems through tailored diet planning.

Plant-based proteins

Increasing vegetables and plant-based proteins and reducing animal ones can make the difference when trying to manage diabetes and pre-diabetes.

As a nutritional therapist I can help you find the best recipes and food combinations for you to introduce these foods in your diet.

A professional practitioner to guide you through

I am a fully qualified and experienced Nutritional Therapist with a passion and deep understanding of human nutrition, biomedicine, pathology and scientific research.

Backed by the latest scientific information and research, I am a member of the Royal Society of medicine, BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) the main regulatory bodies for UK nutritional therapists. I can liaise with your primary healthcare provider, and the complementary nature of my practice means it can work with any current therapies you are undertaking.

Most importantly, I love food! and throughout my career I have helped many people achieve their health goals and overcome challenges through personalised, targeted nutrition with great tasting food.

What clients say


Without a doubt, a life-changing experience. I have been working with Lucia since February 2022 as I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2. 5 months later, I have reverted the Diabetes, and have been able to regulate my glucose levels without insulin or any other medication.Lucia has a wealth of knowledge on how to best tackle a nutritional plan, that works in your favour, and is easy to transition into. Her knowledge of the science behind it helps to understand better step by step on why some foods work in certain way, and how it all works holistically.I fully recommend Lucia's Food Power Nutrition to help you find a healthier life.


Lucia helped me to manage my diabetes by teaching me about different foods that will help me manage glucose levels, but also by finding tasty recipes and foods i would never have known without using Lucia's service. She was easy to talk to, friendly and always took in to consideration my needs and has helped me with my confidence going forward. Would highly recommend contacting Lucia for nutrition advice and plans. Thank you ! :)


I came to Lucia because I suffer with eczema and I wanted to understand how food could help me manage my skin condition. From the start she was very helpful and extremely attentive to my needs, and drafted a programme that would work with my habits and taste. I really appreciated how supportive she was in following my journey, it showed she genuinely cares for her patients wellbeing and is passionate about making a positive difference in their life.


Lucia was a quintessential part of my journey throughout my second pregnancy. Having suffered with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy it was my primary goal to avoid this happening again. Lucia went into real depth listening to mine and my family’s health history, analysing my diet and gave me an easy to follow nutritional and supplement plan. I was so incredibly happy that my Glucose Tolerance Test came back negative and I could continue with a healthy pregnancy. I could not recommend her highly enough.


I had been suffering with histamine intolerance for 2 years after taking antibiotics. I cut out so many foods, that, at one point I was only eating boiled chicken, carrots, green beans and rice; I spent so much money on different supplements and still I was not getting better.I was so desperate, I was not getting any help from the NHS.This left me so frustrated and depressed and I was now accepting that, I would never get better and would live on antihistamines for the rest of my life. I began to look for a certified nutritional therapist and I am so glad Lucia got in touch with me. I no longer take antihistamines. Her diet plan, and supplement recommendation has helped me and now, I have been able to reintroduce some healthy foods back into my diet. Lucia, has been very supportive throughout and would check on me to see how I was doing, which shows how much she genuinely cares about her patients.I can never thank her enough; I am no longer afraid to eat. I highly recommend her.


I was looking for a certified nutritional therapist in London and got in touch with Lucia a few months after giving birth. I was breastfeeding my baby, experiencing hormonal unbalances and my thyroid levels were all over the place. Lucia helped me to get through that amazing but challenging time with an easy-to-follow food plan that allowed me to feel energized and healthy. It was simple but extremely effective and realistic for me as a first time mom! She gave me so many alternatives and suggestions! Also…I got back my body!!! I strongly recommend Lucia: she is very professional, knowledgeable, supportive and extremely friendly at the same time!


Lucia inspired confidence in me from the moment I met her on zoom. She asked very thorough questions and is an excellent listener. I found her knowledgeable, empathic and she understood the challenges of making lots of making lots of changes at once so encouraged me to set realistic goals. Lucia recommended a particular supplement along with dietary changes which have really worked to improve the joint issue I was experiencing. I like her philosophy and is such a pleasure to connect with her; I highly recommend her!


Lucia is a friendly nutritionist who is considerate of your personal dietary preferences. Working with her is really easy. The advice is clear. Lucia provides you with all the options you need to start including recipes and where to buy all the products. Since adding supplements after the appointment, I feel more energetic and have better understanding of what I need for better nutrition


NO MORE SYMPTOMS! Nutritional Therapist Lucia Stansbie has been friendly, helpful, encouraging and reliable - but, more than that, her in-depth knowledge of nutrition has also helped me to shed symptoms I had been struggling with for years, and this has proved sustainable too. Not only do I now feel very well and energetic in myself, but Lucia also provides prompt and concise answers to any questions sent to her in between sessions, which has kept me right on track. To my great relief, food has remained the adventure I have enjoyed all my life since this therapist's advice has generally been about adding new items and fine tuning the diet - which also makes it easier to leave the odd thing out where necessary. Thank you, you have made a real difference!


Recipes & Articles


Cooking different legumes in tomato sauce as an alternative to tinned baked beans works!  Conventional baked beans can have a very high sugar content and are full of preservatives, so homemade versions can be healthier. They can be batch-cooked, saving plenty of time and money. INGREDIENTS: *1 chickpeas tin or 400gr of chickpeas in a…

Many clients tell me they don’t eat sugar but instead have a good squeeze of honey/agave or maple syrup in their morning porridge or in their tea…it is natural, healthier, and better right? The news is…chemically they are exactly the same! Let’s start from the beginning – what is table sugar? Table sugar is obtained…

This is a super quick and easy recipe to make your own low carb/ketogenic bread in less than 10 minutes! It can be a great option if you are trying to avoid gluten, as well as if you are on a low GI diet. This is a savoury option, but if instead of adding seeds…

Recently, there has been a lot of conversation around menopause, peri-menopause and how to navigate and support this transition with the help of nutrients and lifestyle habits. But what about men? Did you know that also men go through a similar transition? It is called andropause and refers to the hormonal changes in men, consisting…

The hero cake that most of us baked when kids or during lockdown! It is easy and quick and while as a nutritionist I won’t suggest to make it daily treat, I would say go for it for a special celebration or once in a while treat 🙂 Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup…

Gazpacho is a versatile soup, perfect for the summer heat! Made with fresh vegetables and olive oil is an antioxidant and electrolyte powerhouse!⁠ ⁠Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which can protect the skin from UV damage; Peppers are rich in vitamin C and olive oil is a great…

As the scorching sun beats upon us during this heat wave, our bodies require more than just a cool breeze to cool down.Enter electrolytes – the unsung heroes that offer crucial support for our bodies during these warm days. In this article, I’ll explain what electrolytes are, their impact on our health and how to…

This is a hot topic – often not really understood and dismissed. I see many clients with symptoms such as brain fog, mood swings, low energy, altered gut health, trouble sleeping and managing weight. Despite all these changes that have a real impact on day-to-day life, many women just carry on, forgetting what it was…

INGREDIENTS 1 onions, diced 3 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves squashed 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 diced peppers 1 handful of kale 1 x 400g tins of tomatoes 750ml of veg stock 1 x 400g tin black beans, drained & rinsed 1 x 400g tin lentils, drained & rinsed sea salt & pepper a…


It's understandable to have questions when considering any type of holistic therapy. Below are some of the key questions I get asked about nutritional therapy and my clinic.

What’s the difference between nutritional therapist, nutritionist and a dietician?

Registered Nutritional Therapists
Are qualified practitioners with a minimum of 3 years of study at university level 6 in the field of human nutrition. Nutritional therapists usually work in private practice offering bespoke plans which include both nutrition and lifestyle recommendation. Nutritional Therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model, an holistic model which looks at how different body systems interact with each other and how are impacted by nutrition, genetics and lifestyle recognising the uniqueness of each individual. The title is not protected by law, but Nutritional Therapists are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a regulatory body, and a professional body such as the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).

Is not a protected title and practitioners operating in the nutrition industry can call themselves so. However registered nutritionists have obtained a university degree and usually work in research, education and in policy development. Nutritionists are regulated by AfN which governs the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

is a title protected by law, obtained by someone who has a degree in Dietetics. Dieticians mainly operate within the NHS or research and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

What is mBANT?

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) is a professional organisation for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Registered Dietitians which are trained and qualified in clinical practice to meet national standards and work in a one-to-one setting.

BANT practitioner members are required to be registered either with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or be statutorily regulated. CNHC holds a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament. BANT members are also required to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards.

Being a BANT member highlights the high standard of my training and work practice, reassuring clients of the quality of the consultations and plans I provide at Food Power Nutrition.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It is relevant both for individuals looking to enhance their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions wishing to work with or ‘consult’ a nutritional therapist in collaboration with other suitably qualified healthcare professionals. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.

Is there a minimum number of sessions I need to commit to?

I offer consultation via 3 different plans, with the 8 week and 12 week plans consisting of 3 and 6 sessions respectively. Three sessions is the minimum needed to achieve tangible results, which is why there isn’t a plan shorter than 8 weeks (other than the diet review). I would encourage committing to the 12 week/6 session plan, but 3 sessions is a great starting point. Further sessions can be booked ad hoc if needed. The diet review service consists of 1 appointment and a catch-up call a month after and is for clients who wish to review and seek a professional opinion of their current diet, but is not suitable to address health conditions.

How long would it take to see results?

Nutritional Therapy aims to create long lasting change. Those changes will be gradual but definitive, differently from allopathic medicine that aims to suppress symptoms for immediate relief. As each person is unique, also the speed on which results will be obtained is different and this is also impacted by how closely the suggested nutritional and supplemental plan is followed.

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Special requirements

Plant-based / Vegan Nutrionist

Diabetes Nutritionist

Andropause / Male Menopause

Clinic Location



Hackney Downs Studios, 114 Studio, London E8 2BT



Pod 19, The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2DA