Total Value: $1060. Rebates may apply with Private Health Insurance Extras cover.
Prior to coming along to your 1st appointment we will send you a food diary and pre-consultation questionnaire to complete.
You will return this to us before the appointment preferably at least 24 hours before. This gives us time to do a lot of the assessment component before you come to the initial consultation. There will still be additional information we will need to discuss with you, but this way we do not waste valuable time collecting information that you can easily send to us before hand.
During the initial consultation we collect some additional important information, take a baseline body weight and waist measurement, discuss our assessment, your goals and then get on to developing a plan that will work for YOU (and your family).
To develop a valuable, personalised plan that can be incorporated in to your lifestyle and family needs, we need around 48 hours after the initial consultation to develop it in its entirety. After all this will include a shopping guide, meal plan, recipes etc so a fair bit of work needs to be done.
Once we have sent you the plan we encourage you to have a thorough read, contact us if there is anything that you would like clarification on, and then get shopping (and eating)!
During the weight loss program you will have 1 scheduled face-to-face reviews with the Nutrition Melbourne Dietitian. At your review we will monitor your weight and waist measurement. There will also be 1 scheduled email support session to provide additional assistance in between the face-to-face consultations. It takes around 3 months to take a new lifestyle practice and convert it in to a behaviour. Therefore, generally the program is completed over a 12 week time frame but this will vary from person to person.
At the review consultation, we review progress, make any necessary adjustments, provide some structured education on important areas of sustainable weight loss and set some new short-term goals.
Upon completion of the Nutrition Melbourne Weight Loss Program many patients choose to continue having regular ongoing review consultations with our Dietitians. We offer discounted review consultations for patients who have completed the initial phase of the Weight Loss Program. If you would like ongoing support and accountability the frequency of reviews is entirely up to you. This is best discussed directly with the dietitian.
"I know what I should eat, I just need some extra support and accountability"
During the consultation with our expert weight loss dietitians we discuss the assessment of your food diary, where there is scope for improvement, how we will do this, what this will equate to in terms of energy budget shifts, how we will keep you full whilst achieving an energy deficit for weight loss, and what the specifics looks like regarding plan development. This is generally when the realisation that what you “knew” is the reason your efforts were not leading to any results! Our approach ALWAYS provides new insights, ideas and strategies even for the seasoned weight loss campaigner.
"I really need to lose weight but I’ve tried and there is so much conflicting advice that it’s just too hard and confusing"
One of the skills we pride ourselves on and our patients credit us for is the capacity to take difficult concepts and convert them in to innovative yet simple, practical messages that are often referred to by patients as light bulb moments and firmly engrained in their memory. But we know, and evidence tells us, that at best a patient will walk out of a consultation with a healthcare practitioner retaining at best 30% of what was discussed. So our solution. In addition to making it hard for you to forget these important concepts through innovative messages, we provide clear, precise, directional plans which take out the guess work of eating for weight loss. As time progress and we build your toolbox of nutrition skills it becomes easier and easier to make additional wise decisions confidently due to the direction, unforgettable messages, and educational structure that we put in to place.
"I have lost X amount of kilos but no matter what I do I can’t seem to drop any more to get to my target weight"
When moving from being substantially overweight with a poor diet towards being conscious about what you eat (and combining this with some movement) weight will naturally start to shift down. These initial results are great and this leads to additional motivation, more effort and more weight loss. Comments from friends start to flow in and self esteem grows, motivation is up (generally more movement as well) and you continue to push downwards on the scales. Then after a while, no matter what you do, the scales do not shift. We have helped many motivated people get past this sticking point.
How do we do it? By combining our expertise in accurate body composition assessment, an excellence in food product and composition knowledge, and how we can fine tune and manipulate dietary intake and exercise patterns to stimulate physiological adaptation of the body.