One day last week, while me and some other soccer mums from our kid's school were waiting for the kiddos to finish soccer practice, one of the mums and I got talking about nutrition for her family.
After a few minutes of dialogue, it occured to me that this mummy, and probably many of the parents and community around me, don't know what I do- as a dietitian.
I think perhaps people think that "dietitians" are old ladies in lab coats who write diets.
A quick google search later, and low and behold, guess what I find.....?! See pic.
OK, so maybe I got the "old" part wrong. The pictures found by google are all lovely looking ladies, quite young actually, wearing lab coats, surrounded by fruits and veges. (Side note: They are also all caucasian looking.) As a layperson, from the pictures alone, I would also think that this health professional would be a lab coat wearing "diet giver" with a clip board.
So.... maybe I don't fit the profile.... I don't wear lab coats, I am not caucasian, however I AM young (in spirit). I am a denim short wearing Asian looking female with the same professional title.
But that still doesn't tell you what I actually do, does it?
Well, The Phuket Dietitian does many things! I love to be on the go, and moving around from place to place, so a brick and mortar clinic just isn't me anymore! If you want to see me, I will meet you out- at a Cafe, your place of work or in the comfort of your own home- to do your nutrition consult.
While I am able to "write you a diet", it's not the only thing I do, and it's not actually what I tend to do.
In my consult, I will get to know YOU and your lifestyle, and how you became to be in your current health status, taking in consideration:
- your health/medical conditions, medications and supplements
- your current knowledge of both health and nutrition topics relevant to your lifestyle
- your health goals
Using this info, I will teach you how and give you a good understanding and foundation of what's going on with your health, and give you the tools so you can manage it nutritionally.
As the saying goes "GIve a man/woman a diet......."
So that's HOW I operate.
But this is what I actually do. I made a poster! What do you think?
Drop me a line, if you have any questions.
Scope of Services
Nutrition for Health and Wellness
Sports Nutrition: Pre/post event nutrition, nutrition for training, bulking up, weight management
Healthy eating for families and individuals, Fussy eating
Vegetarian/Vegan diet education and management
Food Intolerance investigation and management
Food Allergy Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating
Women's Health: Pre and Post Natal, Menopause, PCOS and Hormonal disturbances
Chronic Disease Management
Weight Management and Diabetes