Are you struggling with your weight and tired of yo-yo dieting?
Do you feel guilty after eating certain foods?
Are you preoccupied with food and eating?
You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!
Mint Dietetics is a nutrition and eating psychology coaching practice based in Sydney that provides a non-diet and intuitive eating approach to managing health. We are passionate about helping you break the yo-yo dieting cycle and to reconnect with your appetite.
We help you find a relaxed approach to food and rediscover the pleasure of eating again.
We offer support to individuals who are struggling with disordered eating patterns, negative relationship with food or who have weight or body image concerns. We also have a special interest in nutrition for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Fertility and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
– Are you confused about nutrition as everyone is telling you something different?
– Do you just wish you could eat the foods you love without guilt?
– Are you sick of eating tiny portions and exercising until you’re exhausted to lose weight?
Stop food cravings & Binge eating
In our western society food deprivation and excessive exercise to obtain the ideal body shape or size is the cultural norm. To many people eating has become a behaviour with lots of rules and restrictions. Unfortunately, this extreme diet culture appears to be the root cause of food cravings and emotional eating.
Research shows that 95% of restrictive dieters regain any weight lost and are also likely to gain more. Chronic dieting is not only ineffective but also results in decreased metabolism and increased stress hormones making it even harder to lose weight.
Strict diets are difficult to stick to and often people blame themselves for lack of will power which exacerbates problems with body image, self confidence, anxiety and disordered eating.
We help you build a healthy relationship with food and your body and overcome food cravings and emotional eating.
Have you just been diagnosed with PCOS and…..
– Confused about what to eat?
– Have been on hundreds of diets but still can’t lose weight?
– Want to maximise your chances of having a healthy baby?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in premenopausal women affecting 12-21% of Australian women. The diagnostic criteria for PCOS is 2 out of the 3:
- Anovulation- irregular, infrequent menstrual periods
- Polycystic ovaries on ultrasound
- Clinical signs of hyperandrogenism resulting in hirsutism, acne, scalp hair loss
In addition to higher levels of androgens, women with PCOS experience insulin resistance. Higher insulin levels stimulate androgen production and promotes fat storage which makes it difficult to lose weight. The general advice given to women with PCOS to “just lose weight” should not be the focus as we know that insulin resistance occurs independently of BMI/obesity. Furthermore, it is estimated about 20% of women with PCOS are lean or have a normal weight. Instead the key to long term management is to improve insulin resistance through sustainable eating behaviours (non-restrictive diets) and nourishing self care.
Do you experience any of these symptoms?
– Skin rashes after eating an orange?
– Bloating after eating bread?
– Migraines after having red wine or chocolate?
If so, you could be food sensitive…… We can Help!
Symptoms of food sensitivity in adults, children and babies are variable and can include any of the following body symptoms:
- Gastrointestinal: Bloating, abdominal pain, excessive wind, constipation, diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, reflux
- The Nervous System: Headaches, migraines, mood disturbances, ADHD, sleeping problems, ‘brain fogg’
- Respiratory: Hayfever, rhinitis, asthma, blocked sinus
- Skin: Eczema, hives, rashes, itchy skin
- Skeletal: Limb pain, muscle aches
Common symptoms in babies include:
- Green mucous nappies
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Jenny is an Accredited Practising Dietitian specialising in nutrition and eating behaviour counselling for individuals who have weight or eating concerns. She uses evidenced based mindful eating principles and the Non-Diet Approach in her practice.
Jenny is committed and passionate about helping her clients reach their optimal health through learning to enjoy all food without restrictive dieting. She is warm and empathetic and has a love of helping people who struggle with emotional eating. She believes that food is one of life’s pleasures and that we should not deny ourselves from the joy of food and eating.
Jenny also has a keen interest in nutrition for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fertility and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She is a proud member of the Nutrition Plus Australia wide network of dietitians specialising in Women’s Health.
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