As the old saying goes, ‘you are what you eat’ – and after Easter if you’re feeling (or resembling) an Easter egg, it’s the perfect time to take control of your diet. Studies show you are more likely to stick to a healthier diet if you begin around April/May; so start today!
If you’re motivated to start fuelling your body with healthier, more nutritious food you should consider speaking to a dietitian.
What is a dietitian?
Dietitians are qualified to give practical advice on food and nutrition. After consulting with you about what you want to get out of the appointment, they will create a ‘diet prescription’ to help you achieve your desired outcome(s). Basically, a dietitian helps you to alter or enhance your food and drinks choices to improve your overall wellbeing.
What are common reasons to see a dietitian?
- You suspect you may have a food allergy or intolerance
- You want to lose weight
- You want to increase your energy levels
- You’re suffering reflux or heartburn
- Your appetite has changed
- You’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol
- You’ve got a bun in the oven or you’re trying for one
- You’ve got low iron
- You want to improve your athletic performance
What can you get out of your appointment?
A dietitian’s service varies. Generally, they will educate you on the right choices for your body based on the information you provide them with and help you to create a diet plan. This sometimes includes helping you do your initial grocery shop, giving you meal ideas or recipes to follow or in some cases even giving you cooking lessons.
Dietitians are not able to conduct blood tests, prescribe medical or provide medical diagnosis. These are all actions which require consultation with a GP. However a dietitian can work with your GP and provide recommendations.
Book Elleni today
If you’re in Darwin, book a consultation with Elleni. She’s a qualified dietitian, who can provide you with the nutritional advice you need, will help you with your shopping and can even do your meal prepping for you. Check out her work below!
PS: Both “dietitian” and “dietician” are correct, however dietitian is the more correct and preferred variant. There is a loooooong history over this debate of the “c”.