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NUTRITION

Nutrition focuses on how diseases, certain conditions, and problems can be prevented or reduced with diet to help you achieve optimal health.

To gain an overview of your nutritional status and the impact it is having on your health, our nutritionist will assess your current diet and lifestyle, sometimes even refer you for further pathology testing if need be to determine which path or nutritional protocol is best for YOU.

There is no one approach fits all!

Although our nutritionist has wide training on how to deal with many health conditions we are best at helping with:

  • Weight loss, even if you think you may be weight loss resistant and no matter what diet you tried in the past you didn’t get the results you wanted or deserved!
  • Fatigue/lack of energy even if you tried seeing a doctor and all your blood test came back within the “normal range”
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances

Are you ready to:

  • Stop being on diets that don’t work and learn how to eat for your body type
  • Balance your hormones
  • Feel good and look great regardless of your age!
  • Fit in your old clothes again?
  • Improve your immune system, and your health

If you are feeling “not quite yourself” and are experiencing fatigue, stress, weight gain, cravings, digestive disorders or any other symptoms we can work with you to help you regain and manage your health and wellbeing.

We had countless clients tell us before they started our nutritional and training program that they barely had the energy to get out of the bad in the mornings and they still had to take care of the kids, household chores and some of them were even running their own business.

But here’s the thing…and it doesn’t matter if you are a busy professional, wife, husband or whatever you need to be for your family… it doesn’t have to be that way.

Don’t spend another moment of your life feeling fatigued, tired, run down, uncomfortable with the way you look or bloated regardless of your age; get in touch with us today to see how our nutritionist can help YOU get your spark back!

Our clients get amazed how fast they start feeling better by making small changes in their nutrition and lifestyle.

Heres what some of our clients have to say:

“Amazing results. Never felt better with the meal plan provided. Her professionalism and caring nature just amazing. Thank you so much Mirela”

Dora Mantikos

“…really helped educate me on how to look after my body. Both nutrition and training wise. I lost 15 kg and put on lean muscle in just 3 months.”                                              Joe Knights

“…she offers me the world of education in all areas of my health. So great to be able to ask someone about health, wellbeing, nutrition etc.”        

Amanda Dounis

“…in short time I started feeling better and having more energy just by implementing nutritional changes and taking couple prescribed supplements. Been so happy with my progress, not to mention how much better and more confident I’m feeling about training every session.”                

Vicky Papadopoulos 

“I have been experiencing bloating, fatigue and brain fog for a couple years and I almost gave up after seeing numerous doctors and specialist who couldn’t find anything that would explain how I felt. After seeing Mirela and implementing nutritional changes she recommended and prescribed supplements I started feeling better. After working with her for 3 months I am finally having more energy, thinking clearly and not experiencing any more bloating.”

Anita Benikovic

“I have been suffering from inflammatory arthritis more than 10 years now and have accepted that that’s just the way things are when you get older. My friend saw Mirela and she helped her with her health so I thought why not? After a decade of being in constant pain and taking medications, I am now pain- free! I never knew that there were healthy foods that can make my pain worse, Mirela helped me by formulating nutritional and supplement plan for me. I can’t thank her enough.”

Gordana Pavicich

Initial Nutritional consultation 60 min 

Flexible and personalized nutrition and supplementation plan for each client, based on their individual biochemical needs and health goals; without cutting out on your favorite foods (unless we really need to) including 2-day meal plan.  This is great for those that have health issues that would like to work on such as thyroid problems, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, weakened immune system, high cholesterol or any other health concern.

  • Health fund rebates for Nutritionist are available with most funds including NIB, AHM, Medibank private, CBHS, GU Health etc.

Please note: Health fund rebates are not available with BUPA, HCF or HBA at this time. If your fund is not listed or you are unsure if you are covered for Nutrition services, we urge you to contact your fund directly.

*Pathology test and supplements are not included in the consultation cost.

Follow up appointment 30 min 

Once you had your initial nutritional consultation next step is to have follow up appointment so we can monitor your progress.

Comprehensive health and nutritional screening 

Comprehensive questionaries you can do at your own pace at home to assess Stress and Mood, Toxicity, Sleep and Energy and Hormones. It will also assess your nutritional intake, and any nutritional deficiencies. Based on that assessment you will get strategically calculated macronutrient breakdown, nutritional recommendations with 2-day meal plan and supplementation recommendation.

* supplements are not included

     

Body Composition Scan  

Before starting any diet plans find out your body fat percentage, hydration levels, basal metabolic rate, visceral fat levels, metabolic age and your basal metabolic rate.

    • Body Fat Percentage is the proportion of fat to the total body weight.
    • Body Fat Mass is the actual weight of fat in your body.
    • Total Body Water– Body water is an essential part of staying healthy. Over half the body consists of water. It regulates body temperature and helps eliminate waste.  Being well hydrated helps concentration levels, sports performance, and general wellbeing.  
    • Visceral Fat is located deep in the core abdominal area, surrounding and protecting the vital organs. Ensuring you have a healthy level of visceral fat directly reduces the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and may delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
    • Muscle Mass includes the skeletal muscles, smooth muscles such as cardiac and digestive muscles and the water contained in these muscles. Muscles act as an engine in consuming energy.
    • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)-The daily minimum level of energy or calories your body requires when at rest (including sleeping) in order to function effectively.
    • Metabolic Age-This is calculated by comparing your basal metabolic rate (BMR) to the BMR average of your chronological age group. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it’s an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increased exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which in turn will improve your metabolic age. Stay on track by monitoring regularly.

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FAQ

I have tried so many diets in the past, how will your service be different?

We get this question a lot!

There are a number of reasons why diets in the past have not worked:

  • They are often unbalanced and do not meet your nutritional requirements so you are left feeling hungry, which can lead to over eating later on
  • They may not fit in with your particular lifestyle
  • They often set unrealistic standards and are not sustainable in the long term, despite being effective in the short term
  • They may have required you to avoid certain food groups leaving you with the risk of developing vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • They often allow you to lose a significant amount of weight in the early stages, which then plateaus off causing you to lose motivation, reverting back to old habits.

Healthy living is a long journey, we will work with you to set realistic and achievable goals and provide you with the support to help you achieve those goals through individual eating and lifestyle plans. We will teach you to understand and read your own body, hunger and satiety cues as well as equip you with crucial skills that allow you to make educated food choices in the long run.

Do I have to come in for the consultation?

No, we also offer Skype, face time and phone call consultations.

I paid for Comprehensive Health Screening online, what is next step?

Once we receive confirmation of your payment you will receive an email with the links to surveys after you have submitted them online our nutritionist will schedule time in the schedule to analyze and interpret your answers and to formulate the nutritional plan. Once your plan is finished you will receive it via email along with times available for 20 min phone consult that is included in the cost of comprehensive health screening.

Are prescribed supplements included in the cost of nutritional consultation?

No, prescribed supplements are not included in the cost of the consultation.

Do I need to get a blood test done before seeing a nutritionist?

You don’t need to do any blood test before seeing a nutritionist if there is a need for any further pathology testing our nutritionist will refer you further to your GP or pathology laboratory. If you do have any recent blood test it would be beneficial if you could bring them with you when you are coming for your nutritional consultation.

What can I expect from initial nutritonal appointment?

The initial consultation is fact finding only. Please bring with you copies of pathology results (if you have these) as well as any other test results you may have. Please also bring with you a list or picture of all medication and supplements you are currently taking. During this appointment, a full and comprehensive health history is taken (there are no irrelevant details), your symptoms are noted (everything from bloating to sore feet) and I’ll finish by asking you this question: “What are you looking to achieve from this session?”.

You will leave with couple dietary modifications and I might prescribe you supplements to take.

I want to lose weight, can you help me?

Yes BUT please be prepared to accept that there might be more to consider than just your weight. What is driving the weight problem? Thyroid, hormones, emotional stuff? I don’t do quick fixes. We need to get to the bottom of all of this so that any changes made are for life. To summarize I don’t want you just to lose weight, I want you to achieve your optimum health and learn how to maintain it for life.

Do I need to order supplements you prescribed? Cant I just buy something at the supplement shop?

What I have access to is quite frankly incomparable to what they sell in chemists and supermarkets. Therapeutically dosed supplements properly formulated are quite more potent, bioavailable and better grade products that get results.

I am booked in for a body scan, can I eat or drink before the scan?

It is recommended that you are in a fasted state 1.5 h prior to our bod scan so we could get an accurate reading.

Do you have a cancelation policy?

We have a 24-hour cancellation notice policy. A charge may be incurred if 24-hour notice for cancellations is not provided. If cancellation or failure to attend occurs under special circumstances, consideration will be given and this charge may be waived.