Dietetic Treatment Approach

Non-Diet (Health at Every Size®) Approach

The Non-Diet (Health at Every Size®) Approach is an evidenced-based weight-neutral approach to health and is suitable for individuals presenting with weight and/or eating concerns such as:

 

  • Weight concern

  • Emotional overeating/Compulsive eating

  • Disordered eating patterns (restrictive eating, dieting behaviours, overeating)

  • Yo-yo dieting/Weight cycling

  • Body image concern

 

Evidence is now showing associations between dieting/weight loss attempts and weight gain, weight cycling, disordered eating patterns and body image dissatisfaction. The Non-Diet approach is showing promising results as one of the most helpful and least harmful ways to assist those with weight concern and body image dissatisfaction. We are a registered Health at Every Size service under HAES Australia.  

The Non-Diet focuses on encouraging healthy behaviours and includes:

  • Developing appetite awareness skills and learning to respond appropriately to internal cues of hunger-fullness

  • Mindful Eating/Intuitive Eating Training to improve and normalise eating behaviour and if appropriate decreasing overeating

  • Improving dietary quality and increasing food variety

  • Pursuit of physical activity that is enjoyable and sustainable 

  • Developing an understanding of body weight regulation and improving body image

 

For  more information on Health at Every Size(R) services visit www.haesaustralia.weebly.com.

Important note:

We are a proud “Non-Diet” and HAES service. We declare that we do not derive any income from companies that offer weight loss programs, products, services or procedures.

Health at Every Size and HAES are registered trademarks of The Association for Size Diversity and Health and used with permiss

 

Eating Disorder Treatment

We provide eating disorder treatment for:

  • Anorexia Nervosa 

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder

Depending on the presentations and nature of the eating disorder. The aim of treatment is to gently guide clients through a meal plan to provide structure and regular eating to overtime moving towards a more natural/intuitive eating style. Treatment usually includes:

  • Developing a meal plan with the aim to provide structure and encouraging regular eating 3 meals & 2-3 snacks per day

  • Choosing foods from all food groups throughout the day

  • Increasing food variety with ongoing encouragement to try new foods

  • Long-term treatment involves moving towards a natural/intuitive eating style 

Eating disorder treatment usually involves a combination of dietetic treatment, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. If you are not currently seeing a GP or Psychologist we would be more than happy to recommend one for you.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a therapeutic approach to managing medical conditions via the use of a specifically tailored diet.

 

Medical Nutrition Therapy may be used to treat:

  • Pre-diabetes/Type 2 Diabetes

  • High cholesterol/triglycerides

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Fatty Liver

  • Reflux/GORD

  • Vegan/Vegetarian preferences

  • Iron deficiency anaemia

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

  • GI concerns/Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Coeliac Disease

Ellyn Satter Division of Responsibility

The Ellyn Satter division of responsibility in feeding (sDOR), which is considered the gold standard for feeding children is an approach to family feeding (infancy through the early years through adolescence).  The division of responsibility in feeding (sDOR) encourages parents to take leadership with the what, when, and where of feeding and let's the child determine how much and whether to eat of what you provide. The sDOR is a family based treatment encouraging eating competence and intuitive based eating. 

 

The sDOR is suitable parents with children/adolescents presenting with

  • Fussy eating

  • Weight concerns

  • Body image concerns