Do you ever feel like you are eating your feelings?
Have you ever had a bad day (or week) and then gone scavenging for chocolate, chips, ice-cream or anything that’s at arms reach in the pantry and over-indulged? Have you ever said to yourself “I will never do that again” only to do it again the next day? Have you ever felt like you’ve been hanging to get home after a stressful day at work just wanting to unwind with a glass (or ten) of wine? Would you like to stop feeling stuck in the same cycle of guilt and disappointment?
Do you want to start making long-term, healthier food choices?
Have you ever wanted to change your eating habits or start planning healthier meals but you’re too busy? Have you ever wondered why you can’t find a healthy eating balance as you riochet from diet to diet? Are you unsure how to change something you’ve been doing for umpteen years with many failed attempts?
Are you tired of feeling bloated and dealing with embarrassing tummy issues?
Tired of feeling blah!? Sick of the sudden urgency to get to the toilet? Or that uncomfortable bloating feeling that makes all clothes seem unattainable? Are you feeling frustrated and not in control of your tummy troubles that you get anxious and stressed about going to social events ‘just in case’? Have you tried every diet under the sun, but still cannot pin point what is causing the problem?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you are definitely on the right page and I am definitely the right dietitian for you!
I can help you:
- Recognise when you are eating ‘just because’.
- Make rational and informed decisions around food, both at home and going out.
- Remove the guilt around food and enable you to feel empowered and confident about your food choices.
- Know what healthy eating looks like for you so it becomes second nature, without lots of thought or worry.
- Start to make small and simple changes to form new habits.
- Identify what foods cause your tummy troubles so you don’t have to feel bloated or embarrassed.
- Become more aware of the impact certain foods will have on your body, so you can enjoy every meal and social event.
I always knew I wanted to help people when I was growing up. It wasn’t until some failed high school work experience attempts that I knew I wanted to be a Dietitian. Why you may ask? Well that’s simple. I love food. I love how food can bring strangers together, or how food can be used to say ‘I love you’.
Unfortunately, with all the conflicting health messages out there, food has become an area of conflict and confusion rather than enjoyment and pleasure! This is why I am passionate about providing practical and simple nutrition advice, to wash away those confusing food messages and help you love and enjoy food just as much as I do!
Together we will:
- Brainstorm strategies to help change old habits into new ones.
- Collaborate on practical meal and snack ideas to fit your life.
- Work through specific diets to identify the foods that cause your symptoms – so you can be back in control.
- Discuss strategies to identify emotional eating patterns and together, build alternative solutions.
- Find a healthy balance based on where you want to be and what the science indicates.
I am not a fan of short, unrealistic or unsustainable change. Quick fixes often cause confusion and a cycle of: fad diet, guilt, fad diet, guilt …etc. If a quick fix is what you’re looking for, I’m not right dietitian for you.
I do believe in working together to achieve long-term changes and results. If you’re open minded and willing to find ways to change, I’m the dietitian for you!
I understand there’s no ‘all-in-one’ approach when it comes to nutrition, so I offer a supportive and long term partnership, to help achieve your goals in a sustainable way.
Rebecca is a passionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who loves to provide simple, practical and relatable advice to inspire positive nutrition.
With a love for good food, Rebecca’s philosophy facilitates healthier lifestyle choices through a balanced and sensible approach to all foods.
Rebecca is a thoughtful and supportive dietitian who is excited to inspire and motivate your nutrition journey.
Rebecca can help you with:
- Gastrointestinal problems such as IBS, Crohns, Celiac disease and more.
- Managing gastrointestinal discomfort (bloating, pain and irregular bowel movements) through the use of the low FODMAP diet.
- Weight loss and practical healthy eating advice.
- Managing your type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
- Reducing your blood pressure or blood cholesterol.
- Any medical referral from a GP.
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
- Bachelor of Human Nutrition from the University of Canberra.
- Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Canberra.
Rebecca is available at:
- Harrison on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Private health and/or Medicare rebates are available for private consultations, please discuss this at your appointment.
Q&A with Bec!
What’s your favourite food?
Well, where do I start? Anything my mum makes (she attributes her delicious cooking to her secret ingredient: love). Anything with the ending of ‘cake’, I am not bias, cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, yum! Mangoes, blueberries, baked potatoes, gnocchi … the list goes on and on!!
What’s your favourite cooking method?
Baking. Love, love love baking! Ever since I was little I always around the smell of freshly baked goodies, helping mum in the kitchen (helping by licking the spoon!). As I grew up, I used baking as my stress release, especially through uni, when I would bake 24/7 making a ridiculous amount of cakes and muffins.
Why you became a dietitian?
Well, after failed attempts during work experience, I quickly realised that I did not have what It takes to be a veterinarian. In my head, being a vet was the best job in the world because you got to teach at puppy school and play with puppies all day long. But no, this is not the case. Next, I quickly found out that there was no way I could make it as a nurse. Let me tell you, hospitals are no place for a germaphobe! After these experiences, it really made me think about what am I most passionate about, and even though I knew I wanted to help people, the words ‘food’ and ‘health’ played in my head over and over again. So the next day I enquired about a Nutrition course at uni. One thing led to another and over the past six years I become a dietitian. Oh, and for the record, the best decision I have ever made! I have the best job!
What’s your superpower?
I have the power to organise anything and everything. Other than organisation, I would say caring. I care about people and their life journey, both nutritionally and non-nutritionally. I want to see people empowered and satisfied with life, so I am always up for a chat (and a lame joke or two to see some smiles)!
Your audacious goal?
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to work with the World’s Health Organisation (WHO) as a dietitian.
5 organisation tips that help you eat well:
- I never shop on an empty stomach, otherwise I come back with aisle’s of random foods.
- I carry a piece of fruit (usually an apple) in my hand bag or laptop bag all the time, so when I get hungry I have a healthy snack within arms reach.
- On Sunday I try to have a rough idea of what I am going to eat for dinner for the week. This helps when grocery shopping, but still allows for the flexibility of life and spontaneous nights out.
- I usually cut vegetables and fruit in bulk and then store them in the fridge, so when I get lazy they are ready to eat or use in a salad or stir-fry.
- I also tend to cook in bulk and then freeze them in individual portions, so on a busy or rushed day I have an easy meal and don’t have to worry about cooking.