For most people, a few simple changes to your eating habits can significantly improve your cholesterol profile. We use Mediterranean diet principles along with the intuitive eating approach to ensure your eating behaviours are appropriate for managing your cholesterol and also enjoyable!
If you have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol and your cholesterol is quite high, your doctor may recommend medication. However, there are usually a number of dietary changes you can make that may mean you can improve your cholesterol without medication.
And we believe you can manage your cholesterol and still enjoy some good cheese!
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DIABETES & IMPAIRED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE
Having a diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t eat your favourite foods, or that you have to follow a strict sugar free diet.
Provided you have adequate consumption of whole foods such as fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole-grains and protein foods, then you should still be able to enjoy all the foods you love to eat. The intuitive eating approach is an excellent way to start managing your diabetes. We also use Mediterranean diet principles which have been shown to assist with blood glucose control.
If you have been told to lose weight by your GP or specialist, we can also help you address any weight concerns. Many clients express a deep sense of shame or frustration with weight loss advice, often as they feel they have already tried everything to manage weight without success.
If you have been diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or high insulin and been told by your doctor that you are at risk of diabetes, you can help prevent diabetes with the right lifestyle and dietary changes.
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BEING A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN/VEGAN
It is not difficult to get all your nutrition as a vegetarian. It is a little trickier for vegan’s, but still very doable.
It is unlikely you will not be getting enough protein unless you are vegan and don’t eat legumes, tofu or nuts.
Chances are you will be getting enough protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 provided you regularly eat eggs, dairy (or soy alternatives), tofu/tempeh, legumes/lentils, nuts/seeds, dark green leafy vegetables and vitamin C rich foods with most meals.
We can help you develop an eating pattern to ensure you include all these foods. We can use a computer analysis program to calculate your intake of protein, iron, zinc and any other nutrients you may be concerned about.
For teenagers age 17 or under, a parent (or adult) must be present during the consult.
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SENSIBLE NUTRITION FOR PREGNANCY
If you are pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, there are a number of dietary considerations you need to be aware of. At love what you eat, we will discuss all these with you and show you how to ensure your diet is optimal for the development of your unborn child and for yourself.
Our dietitians use, Zoe and Kerrie, use the Non-Diet Approach to help ensure you’re eating in a way that not only supports your pregnancy, but that is also pleasurable and sustainable. The skills you learn with this approach are also exactly what you need to foster healthy eating behaviours in your children.
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“To help you stop dieting, help you rediscover the pleasure in eating and to nurture a healthy relationship with food and your body”