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PLANT BASED NUTRITION

Whether you are seeking to transition to a plant-based lifestyle, are a long term vegan or are just interested in how to incorporate more plants into your diet, you can be rest assured we have you covered.

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WE CAN ASSIST WITH THE FOLLOWING:

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  • Transition to vegan/ plant-based diet

  • Optimising health on a vegan diet

  • Nutrition advice for children and families

  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies (eg: Iron deficiency anaemia)

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Low FODMAP diet when vegan

  • Optimising fertility

  • Vegan Pregnancy

  • Hormone Health
    (eg PCOS)

WHAT IS A PLANT BASED DIET?

Plant-based eating is a broad term that covers a range of eating patterns, from vegan to including small to moderate amounts of animal-based products in your diet.  

  • Plant-based eating means most of the foods you eat are from plant sources, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, beans and oils.  
     

  • ​This eating pattern may include small amounts of animal products, such as meat, fish/seafood, eggs and dairy.   
     

  • Plant-based can also describe food or drinks that don’t contain animal products, including soy milk and ‘meat alternatives’ (usually made from soy, textured vegetable protein, or wheat gluten).
    (Source: Heart Foundation)

 

 

Veganism:

A vegan diet/lifestyle is the exclusion of all animal products and their counterparts. This includes meat, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy products and honey - as well as their derivatives. Most vegans will also adhere to not wearing or purchasing materials/clothing derived from animal products- i.e: Leather, down, fur etc, as well as avoid the purchase of products that test on animals.

Vegetarian:
Vegetarians avoid the consumption of meat, chicken and fish but may consume eggs, dairy products and honey. 

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IS A PLANT-BASED DIET SAFE?

The current position statement from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics states "appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes." 

Well-constructed and planned plant-based diets such as vegetarian and vegan can be successfully achieved; however careful consideration in some groups is needed to prevent nutrient deficiencies. 

 

Whether you are currently following a vegan diet, or are considering adopting this way of eating, you may benefit from advice and support from an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), such as Melissa who specialises in this area. She can work with you to make sure you are meeting your individual nutrition needs.

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Learn how to get started on a plant-based diet

 

What to eat to prevent nutritional deficiencies and increase energy levels

 

Tailored supplement recommendations

 

Provide knowledge on how to plan and prepare balanced, nutrient-rich meals and snacks

 

How to consume enough protein each day

 

What foods to combine to optimise nutrient absorption

 

Education on nutrients of concern on a vegan diet and strategies to meet your needs

Meal, snack and recipe ideas tailored to your requirements and cultural background

 

Optimising current diet to meet requirements 

Weight management (loss/gain) advice)

 

Nutrition to support physical activity/muscular growth

 

Label reading education

 

Meal planning and grocery lists

 

Advice regarding your medical conditions - i.e: IBS, Diabetes, nutritional deficiencies etc. 

WE CAN HELP TO:

who can we help?

You don't have to be vegan or even vegetarian to book a consultation with us, we see a range of clients such as: 

-> Those with an interest in plant-based nutrition 

-> Individuals who are wishing to transition to a plant-based lifestyle

-> Long term vegan/vegetarians

-> Couples/Families wishing to seek dietary advice

-> Those wishing to lose or gain weight on a plant-based diet 

-> Individuals wishing to gain muscle on a plant-based diet 

-> Healthy Eating

See the full list of conditions we can assist with here

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