Hi, I’m Madeleine Baumgart, I help people stuck in the dieting cycle, you might be familiar with it?
The dieting cycle
Dislike body, decide to diet > Restrict food > No energy (starving) > Binge eat food > Feel sick, shame and hate body > Decide to diet, cycle repeats.
Thankfully, there is another option.
Getting off the dieting cycle
I teach people how to tap out of the diet mentality and trust their own body. To achieve this, I incorporate mindful eating techniques in line with the evidence-based, non-diet approach.
Using a Health At Every Size (HAES) ® framework in my practice, I apply a respectful approach to nutrition education. Consequently, you will walk away feeling heard and appreciated. My consultations do not focus on weight. Instead, I discuss what food means to you, your favourite cuisine, and how you like to move you body. I also explore your relationship with food and how that affects your food patterns.
Did you know?
I have lived experience with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for 20 years, which led me to become a Dietitian. I am almost thankful for my condition. I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason.
Discovering the low FODMAP diet through a Dietitian had a profound effect on my life. I now had strategies in place to cope with my digestive symptoms and identify trigger foods. This gave me some control over a sometimes uncontrollable condition.
My own struggles with food intolerance have given me a greater appreciation for the human body, and it’s intrinsic relationship with food. The impact of nutrition on overall health is overlooked. However, thanks to ongoing research, there is a nutrition resurgence happening, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of it.
Having worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years, I have seen it all! What is most concerning to me, is the rise of disordered eating related to nutrition misinformation. I know how essential a healthy relationship with food is, and I’m passionate about helping others on their own nutrition journey.
Why you can trust me
- I have a degree in Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics
- I have a degree in Nursing (Bachelor of Nursing)
Continuing Professional Development
To maintain my dual qualifications I commit to ongoing education, and meet the minimum 50 hours of CPD annually between professions.
- Non-Diet training for Dietitians by the motivating Fiona Willer and Fiona Sutherland.
- Training in Motivational Interviewing by the inspirational Tara Macgregor, through Practice Pavestones.
- Microbiome Insights course exploring microbiome analysis through Microba.
- Fiona Willer’s monthly podcast Unpacking Weight Science.
- The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders by Inside Out.
- Currently immersing myself in Body Image Online Training for Clinicians by Marci RD Nutrition and The Mindful Dietitian.
Ultimately, I love helping people, and do hope that I can inspire you to make healthier choices to be the best version of yourself.
Thanks for stopping by,
Madeleine, weight-neutral Dietitian, Nutritionist & Registered Nurse
Let Madeleine help you learn fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition, in a one-on-one setting.
Come and learn more about the non-diet approach in a group setting, with wine and cheese!
Prefer to chat in the comfort of your own home? I offer phone or secure video consultations.
I recently heard Madeleine present at a Body positive Workshop and completely resonated with the content of her talk! She encourages people to explore their relationship with food, beyond the dieting/restrictive mentality, and is very knowledgeable in the HAES approach. I look forward to learning more from That Healthy Girl in the future.
Life is far too short to be spent counting calories, lets live!- Madeleine Baumgart