Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology, Certified Diabetic Educator, Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE), Certificate in food Nutrition (CFN), Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist - Specializes in Diet Planning
Diet planning is an important and pivotal aspect in healthy living and wellbeing. Diet plan aims to give the body the nutrition required on daily basis and balancing the calorie count for weight loss. Diet plan is generally advised for those people that are overweight and need to lose weight in order to stay fit and healthy. The doctor recommends diet planning for people with problems with weight and obesity issues. A healthy diet plan helps to maintain weight and prevent any risks of heart disease and other health ailments eg increased cholesterol levels, deficiencies of iron, calcium, vitamins, etc. diet planning is also recommended for those that live in extreme climatic conditions to keep their bodies healthy and to avoid any deficiencies. A regular health check up is mandatory to track and keep a check of overall health and to enable the nutritionist to make amendments in the diet plan if required. The dietitians and the nutritionist design and create different plans for people focusing on weight loss, diabetes, heart diseases, etc. Diet planning for diabetes includes an important rule of five meals a day with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, dairy, etc. The dietitian has to incorporate five major food groups eg fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, fiber, etc. The diet plan includes the time in the time table as to what all to eat and how much to eat at that specific time. Diet planning treatment is important for overall wellbeing and fitness for any individual. Every person does some part of meal and diet planning in daily nutrition however people with specific requirements and goals would require a customized plan by a dietitian.