Hi there, I’m Maddy, a weight-neutral, non-diet Dietitian, Nutritionist and Registered Nurse. I help people stuck in the dieting cycle, you might be familiar with it?
The dieting cycle
Hate 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. 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. 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 had 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. This honestly was life-changing for me, and further strengthened my desire to help people feel better.
My own struggles with food intolerance have given me a greater appreciation for the human body, and it’s intrinsic relationship with food. Often, the impact of nutrition on overall health is overlooked. 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 over 16 years, I have witnessed ill health related to inadequate diets. Most concerning however, the rise of disordered eating related to nutrition misinformation. I know how essential a nutritious diet is to chronic disease prevention and management, as well as establishing a healthy relationship with food, and I’m passionate about helping others improve their health the way I have been able to.
The important stuff
I have a degree in Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a Bachelor of Nursing. To maintain my dual qualifications I commit to ongoing education, and meet the minimum 50 hours of CPD annually between professions.
I have undertaken training in Motivational Interviewing by the inspirational Tara Macgregor, through Practice Pavestones.
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.