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 am a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and a verified member of Health At Every Size ®️ (HAES ®️) Australia.

I have completed Non-Diet training for Dietitians by the motivating Fiona Willer and Fiona Sutherland. I subscribe to Fiona Willer’s monthly podcast Unpacking Weight Science.

I have undertaken training in Motivational Interviewing by the inspirational Tara Macgregor, through Practice Pavestones.

The words Health At Every Size Australia with an outline of Australia in red.
The Accredited Practising Dietitian in white on an orange background with APD in a circle.

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.

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