A dietitian is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.
Dietitians assist with:
Weight / lean muscle gain
Diabetes and hypoglycemia
Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome
Diseases of the thyroid
Digestive disorders (IBS, GERD, heartburn, diverticulosis)
Heart, cholesterol and blood pressure issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Pregnancy and post pregnancy
Depression, anxiety and mood battles
Lidia De Klerk
I strongly believe that the nutrition you receive as a child affects your health in the long term. However, proper nutrition during childhood again doesn't guarantee healthy adulthood. We are constantly in a decision making process on what goes into our bodies.
I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients understand proper nutrition and teach them how to balance following an overall healthy lifestyle and understanding how to incorporate traditionally "unhealthy" food in your diet.
Learning that eating is not just about satisfying your hunger, but also interacting socially with friends, colleagues, family and incorporating it in various cultures, is essential in maintaining a healthy relationship with food.
A healthy diet for you should not be a "one size fits all" solution. We work together to find the best approach for you to go forward and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT...
Anthropometric measurements (height, weight, waist circumference, body fat %, lean mass) & explanation of readings * Nutritional guidelines for particular condition * Balanced meal structure * Individualised meal plan
Discuss client’s meal plan and problems encountered in the first 2 weeks * Assistance in nutritional label reading with guidelines * Assistance in generating a shopping list to plan weekly meals
Second follow-up appointment
Guidelines on improving quality of meals when eating out and getting take-away meals
THIRD follow-up appointment
Guidelines on improving quality of snacks & drinks
Initial Nutrition Assessment
Get your assessment done and get assistance in setting personal goals to help you lead a healthier life * For the first assessment you can earn 1000 points * Signing up for the weight loss rewards program helps you to qualify for additional points
Only applicable for long term clients after initial consultation and three follow-up visits
Healthy eating in the workplace/ healthy lunchbox ideas * Eating on the road/ when travelling * Alternative recipes * Nutrition during pregnancy * Safe preparation of formula milk * Introducing solids to your infant * Healthy eating for children & adolescents * Geriatric nutrition
Not able to visit me in person? No worries! The second best option is an online consultation. Take your height, weight and waist circumference at home and complete the questionnaire and also get your meal plan e-mailed to you.