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The Problem with Dieting
Turning to food as your only way of dealing with emotions leaves you feeling totally out of control.
Lose weight. Regain weight. Repeat. This is what happens when we are stuck in the diet cycle.
Making sure we eat 'right' starts out making us feel strong, but eventually we feel trapped by the need to stick to the rules.
Dieting creates deprivation. What happens next? We accidentally overeat whenever we get the chance.
DIETs Don't WORK
Are you tired of dieting? Or tired of failing at dieting? Have you ever considered that maybe the problem isn't actually you? Maybe it's Diet Culture.
Research shows that pursuing weight loss in an attempt to improve health typically results in temporary weight loss and improvement in markers of health. However most people will regain the weight they lose (and often more), and worsen their health within 2-5 years of starting their 'health kick'. Not only is it unlikely that you'll achieve what you're after from the diet, but you'll likely worsen your mental health in the meantime.
WHAT IS NON-Diet NUTRITION?
At Intuitry, we work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm and non-diet nutrition is the practical application of the HAES principles. What this means is that we support our clients who want to stop engaging in the diet cycle and instead feel confident in their ability to choose foods that serve them well, without the rules.
We apply skills from several evidence-based models including Intuitive Eating, The Non-Diet Approach, Mindful Eating, and even some lessons garnered from lived experience of those ditching diets including 'All In' and The Fuck It Diet.
Sessions with your dietitian aim to unpack and work on the 'how' and 'why' you eat. Your dietitian will support you in reconnecting you to your body cues, to build trust in your own hunger, fullness and appetite. By letting go of the pursuit of weight loss, and instead embracing nourishing yourself, we aim to help you make food choices that align with your personal values and preferences. We hope to leave you feeling confident about your food choices, without the preoccupation of being 'good' or 'bad'.
what about being healthy?
Non-diet nutrition isn't about the disregard of health. As an alternative to traditional diet-focused styles of eating, non-diet nutrition prioritises the relationship to food alongside considerations of health. Research has shown the non-diet approach to improve blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, increase self-esteem and provide long term weight stability.
Non-diet nutrition allows you to explore enhancing nutrition to the extent that you are interested. As dietitians, we're absolutely interested in good nutrition, but we're not here to force any agenda on you.
MEET UR PEPLE
I want to help people live a full life that aligns with their own values, uninhibited by preoccupations with eating or their body.
Russell (he/him) is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Fitness Professional and the principal dietitian of Intuitry. Russell has worked in fitness since 2010, and as a dietitian since 2014.
Russell specialises in treatment for eating disorders, working with individuals and families at every stage of an individuals eating disorder to help develop confidence in eating patterns that serve them well. Russell is passionate about the importance of a weight-neutral lens on health and explores this concept with all of his clients to strengthen their recovery journey.
When Russell isn't working with his clients, he is usually teaching Zumba classes, enjoying a Friday night in with takeaway and red wine or camping in the bush.
Kalamunda and Mount Lawley
Significant change, be it behaviour or thinking, is simply a collection of small changes outside of your comfort zone.
Effie (she/her) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and ANZAED Eating Disorder Credentialed Dietitian, with over a decade of experienced in working with people with complex medical needs.
Effie believes that nutrition should be made easy and has a pragmatic approach to help influence how your network, support and lifestyle can support your food choices. Effie aims to help people discover a healthier relationship with food, with behaviour change suited to them. Effie is experienced in working with people who have eating disorders as well as those who have undergone abdominal surgeries, stomas, feeding tubes, dialysis and rehabilitation. Effie also has interest in working with recreational athletes practicing combat sports.
In her spare time Effie enjoys Taekwondo, kickboxing, BJJ and spending time with her family out and about.
Kalamunda and Mount Lawley
FEES AND REBATES
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Give us a call or complete the online form to get in touch about making an appointment.
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ACCESS A CARE PLAN?
You might like to follow-up joining our waitlist by making an appointment with your GP for assessment for accessing an Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) or Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan.
TOP OF THE WAITLIST
When an availability opens up, we'll call you to offer you an initial consultation with one of our dietitians who will provide an assessment and then discuss treatment options with you.
The non-diet approach has been demonstrated as appropriate for several chronic health conditions in which food plays a role. Clients with PCOS, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol can all gain benefits from working win a non-diet approach. Some eating disorder presentations are not appropriate for non-diet nutrition.
There are 3 things that can happen to your weight when engaging in non-diet nutrition.
- It can go up
- It can go down
- It can stay the same
In contrast to yo-yo diets in which people typically lose weight and then regain more than they lose each time, research suggests that most people following non-diet nutrition will achieve long term stability. This is sometimes after a small change in weight depending on eating prior to non-diet nutrition however we make no promises about what will happen with weight. The focus of non-diet nutrition is not to control weight, but to let it move to the weight that is healthiest for you.
Yes. Our dietitians are experienced with working with young people with eating disorders. Family Based Therapy (FBT) is often the most appropriate treatment model for this age and we will work with the family under the core values of FBT. If you have a loved one under 10 with an eating disorder, we would strongly encourage organising preliminary phone call with our Principal Dietitian prior to booking an appointment.
No. No referral is needed to access our services. However, we do accept referrals and care plans from your GP, Psychologist or Psychiatrist.
These are all care plans, that can be produced by your doctor, as part of the Medicare Better Access initiative, to give you access to rebates from medicare when you see a heath professional.
An Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan will give you access to 5x rebates with allied health professionals each year. This includes dietitians, and can be used to access rebates for our services.
A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) will give you access to 10x rebates from a mental health professional. THIS CANNOT BE USED TO ACCESS REBATES FROM SESSIONS WITH A DIETITIAN.
An Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) will give you access to 20x rebates with a dietitian, and up to a total of 40x (in increments of 10x) rebates with a mental health professional (psychologist/social worker/occupational therapist) within a 12 month period for sessions working on eating disorder recovery.
No. We are not a bulk billing service.