You’re probably thinking ‘Eh…. another dietitian’.
I know, I know, I hear you.
I think we probably all have experienced the dreaded dietitian experience…the anxious build up prior to an appointment or perhaps a memory of being forced to step on a scale to feel more humiliated about our bodies. I understand that uncomfortable feeling all too well and can relate it to a herd of sheep cattle being lined up for slaughter.
Did I say I hear you?
Well, I can reassure you that this old way of practicing has long been thrown out the window. I mean the very back window, thrown in the trash then sent to the garbage tip.
My goal as a dietitian is to assist my clients in freeing themselves from the guilt and shame around food and their bodies.
I want to be able to change the thinking around societies expectations of us in terms of what we ‘should and should not eat’ and ‘should and should not look like’.
I aim to guide and empower my clients to feel free from food and diet mentality so they can actually enjoy all the greatness of life.
So, what do I do?
During my assessments I take into consideration all the nitty gritty that makes you YOU!
We discuss what makes up your life, medical histories and what you want to achieve from seeing me. This could be for a range of things, such as managing chronic disease or just stepping away from dieting because you have finally come to terms that they are just not for you. You’re not alone, for most people diets don’t work because no one can stick to them…..Mic drop.
I also won’t force weigh you or make you feel pressured to tell me your number. Again, this is about you and if it ever comes up it is always discussed with your permission and with respect.
We would then catch up regularly based on what would be appropriate for you and reflect and debrief on how you’re going then guide you in the right direction nutritionally until our next visit.
How freeing would it be to stop putting our bodies through diet hell and start appreciating it for housing everything that makes us….US?
Who’s with me?
I work with clients all over Australia via Telehealth so if you want to overcome any food issues then enquire about a session now.
Lauren Carmichael, Dietitian
"I consider myself a passionate and dedicated practitioner who practices under a body inclusive lens. I pride myself on being a non-diet dietitian meaning I try my best to steer away from diet culture and what our world says we ‘need to eat and do’ to be healthy. Instead, I put my focus on wellness which I am very aware looks different on everyone."