Hi, I’m Madeleine Baumgart
Weight-neutral Dietitian, Nutritionist & Registered Nurse
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. 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,
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 our own home? Register your interest in Skype, coming soon.
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