Have you been on every diet under the sun and want one that is tailored specifically to you, your health needs and tastes? Are you confused by all the contradictory information on nutrition and would like someone to make sense of how new research applies to you? Have you been diagnosed with a new condition for example high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes and want to know how to use your diet to manage your condition? You may benefit from a one-on-one consultation with a dietitian. A dietitian is a registered health professional that is uniquely qualified to help you find your recipe for health. Please see the list of services below to see which one is appropriate for you. You are welcome to call if you have some unanswered questions about seeing a dietitian. If you are ready to make an appointment, you can click here to make an appointment or click here for the practice contact details.
In response to COVID-19, all appointments may also be done virtually/online. Please select a virtual appointment when booking online. You will receive a link to my virtual consulting room before our appointment. You will not need to download any software in preparation for our appointment and the appointment can be done on your smart phone, tablet or computer.
A full nutritional assessment is the starting point for an individual who wants to understand their current eating habits and how these can be adapted to reach their health goals. A full nutritional assessment and nutrition plan consists of two appointments.The first appointment is 80 minutes long during which we will discuss your medical history, family medical history, lifestyle, current eating habits, medication and supplement use, and physical measurements. I want to understand who you are, your likes and dislikes and your lifestyle so that we can create a nutrition plan that is realistic for you. The second appointment is usually 20-30 minutes long during which I go through the bespoke nutrition plan I have created for you. The meal plan may include a 5-day menu with appropriate portion sizes, recipes and guidelines.
Regular follow-up visits have been linked to greater achievement of health goals. Follow up visits allow for the adjustment of meal plans where necessary by building on successes and limiting less successful practices. My office is your health space, follow-ups are designed to help you feel supported and empowered so that you can achieve the actions we set at each appointment. Follow up appointments are generally 20-30 minutes long.
This assessment replaced the Vitality Nutrition Assessment. This is an assessment for people that have target nutrition questions who are not looking for a meal plan or full nutrition assessment. Your height, weight and waist circumference will be measured. You can earn up to 1 000 vitality points once a year for a nutrition assessment. Please note that normal dietitian appointments also qualify for vitality points so long as the session is at least 30 minutes long. Couples are welcome to attend together, a double nutrition consultation takes 60 minutes.
Energy and productivity are key requirements for high functioning professionals. I can help you manage health concerns such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress and fatigue through nutrition. My goal is to find a nutrition plan that fits into your busy lifestyle without being restrictive. I will design a nutrition plan to meet your specific health concerns and lifestyle.
You have been given specific glycaemic (blood sugar) targets by your doctor but may not know exactly how to achieve these. My goal is to help you understand your unique blood sugar response to food and lifestyle changes. Learn how to incorporate carbohydrates without fear while minimizing big swings in glycaemic control. I help people with diabetes make food choices with confidence and provide strategies to bring blood sugar back under control. Diabetes management requires personalized, empathetic care to achieve optimal long-term outcomes. I am here to support you in the long term.
People are eating less animal products for health and ethical reasons. It is important that a balanced plant-based diet is followed to achieve sufficient protein and nutrient intakes. I can help you plan a diet that is ethically sound, has a low carbon foot print and meets your nutrient requirements all while being delicious.
The woman’s body can be complicated, I understand this and want to make the nutrition part as easy as possible. I have a special interest in all women’s issues from teenage nutrition; fertility including polycystic ovarian syndrome, pre- and post-pregnancy nutrition; thyroid issues; and menopause. Your body is different to other women’s bodies and I want to help you unlock your unique nutrition recipe for health.
Some people may benefit from a medically supervised very low-calorie diet. I am trained to use the Optifast product range. For those that meet the criteria for the program, I have a protocol that not only facilitates use of the Optifast products but also teaches strategies to manage health in the long term. People who complete the protocol will feel empowered to sustain healthy eating following significant weight loss