Sick of Dieting? Confused about what you should eat? Interested in trying something new and different?
The Dietitian at Sportreat Specialises in Using the Innovative New Non Diet Approach.
The non-diet approach is suitable for anyone who has *weight concern and is wanting to address their nutrition and eating related behaviours. It is an alternative to conventional weight loss interventions that are based on restriction that show consistently poor long term outcomes. Emerging research is demonstrating that there is improved biochemical markers, improved psychological outcomes and a reduction of weight cycling with the use of the non-diet approach.
It is best suited for people who have a history of chronic dieting, associated with continued weight gain, yo-yoing weight with or without other health concerns. It is useful for people who are anxious or confused about what they should eat and their weight.
This approach focusses on eating behaviours that support health and well-being. It therefore rejects weight loss as the focus of treatment. Its emphasis is on increasing awareness of body cues and responding healthfully to those. It does this by addressing-
- Hunger/fullness awareness
- Mindful Eating
- Building trust and acting on body cues
- Identifying and reducing overeating and undereating
It helps people to accept and appreciate all foods. It rejects dichotomous (good/bad) thinking about foods and eating behaviours. This is done by-
- Discussing what is “normal” and healthy eating.
- Debunking diets and explaining the diet cycle
- Helping to deal with “forbidden” foods
- Addressing Bingeing and Overeating
- Increasing food variety, trying new recipes and foods
- Self-care though meal planning, shopping and preparation
Finally, the non-diet approach accepts and respects the natural diversity of body shapes and sizes. It rejects our cultural expectation of ideal body shape and acknowledges improved health is possible for all bodies. It encourages acceptance of what is, as well as joyful and purposeful movement. It encourages non-judgemental, accepting and curious attitudes.
If you think this approach would help you, you can make an appointment by ringing reception on 9432 2400. Referrals are welcome but not required.
Cost of services
- Initial Consultation (1 hr)-$135
- Review Consultation (1hr)-$110
- Short Consultation <30 mins- $85
- EPC Consultations (30min)- $65
Private health insurance rebates are available for dietetic services. Medicare rebates are available for eligible patients with chronic health conditions under a care plan coordinated by their general practitioner.
*the Non-Diet Approach in not suitable for use in treating Anorexia Nervosa