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About me

I believe that a healthy lifestyle involves embracing all types of foods and eliminating stress around food choices. 

Work with me to find freedom and balance in your eating and lifestyle habits to achieve optimal digestion and overall well-being. 

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Hi, I’m Gabi :)

 

I'm a registered dietician with years of experience working with clients on fostering a healthy relationship with food and with their bodies. 

I have a holistic and weight- neutral approach to health. Rather than using BMI/weight as a tool to measure health, I consider overall physical, mental & social health by assessing eating, drinking and exercise habits, sleep, relevant blood markers, concerns/symptoms, stress, work-life balance & time for social connection. We work together on building positive behaviour changes that support overall health and well-being.

 

I am passionate about client- centred care. Through my work, I aim to empower my clients to build a positive relationship with food & with their bodies through healthy habit formation, flexibility and continuous learning & growing. I do NOT promote dieting behaviours, restrictive food rules or eliminations,​ or “good” versus “bad” food thinking. Instead, I encourage eating for well-being and encourage good nutrition overall because it FEELS good rather than because of any moral value.

 

I work with you to let go of diet rules and beliefs and replace self-controlling thoughts with those of self-care, self-compassion & body kindness.  

 

For me, living a healthy lifestyle encompasses being my happiest self, finding joy in spending time with those that I love, making time for being outdoors, enjoying the food that I choose to eat & moving in ways that make me feel alive and clear minded. I mostly choose to eat food that makes me feel energised and satisfied and that contributes to my overall health, but I also sometimes eat food just for pure enjoyment :) Each contributes to my health in different ways :)

By embracing intuitive eating, I have witnessed profound transformations in my clients' lives, and have found peace with my own body and relationship with food. I am SO passionate about helping my clients to do the very same! :) 

 

I'm a registered dietician with a special interest in IBS and Intuitive Eating. Work with me to achieve optimal digestion and overall well-being

Professional background

Qualifications
  • BSc with majors in physiology & psychology at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS)

  • BSc Med (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT)

  • MMedSci in Nutrition (UCT)

Courses

  • I have completed specialised training in digestive health through Eatfit (SA) including IBS training and the use of the low FODMAP diet for IBS. I am part of a team of dieticians in South Africa (EatFit) with special interest in gastrointestinal health. 

  • I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, and have completed training with the founders of Intuitive Eating, Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. I am also part of a group of dieticians in SA with a similar interest in a non-diet and HAES approach. 

Professional Boards

  • Association for Dietetics South Africa (ADSA)

  • Health Professionals council of South Africa (HPCSA), DT 0046230.

Special Interests

  • Digestive health & IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

  • A non-diet approach & Intuitive eating 

I offer consultations both online and in-person in Sea Point, Cape Town. 

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More about me.....  

  • My family & friends mean everything to me. Connecting with them keeps me feeling whole, grounded & fills my heart up! I am also very much an introvert and love giving myself some quality me-time :)

  • My golden doodle, Moby is just the best thing that ever happened! Waking up to his kisses & cuddles & coming home to him wagging & gifting me with something or other elevates my day to another level!

  • I am a foodie so I love wining and dining with friends, travelling the world and discovering new foods and flavour and searching for & trying out new recipes. 

  • I love any form of movement that makes me feel either energised & gets the endorphins flowing or makes me feel relaxed, present and grateful. My favourites are kundalini yoga, barre, high intensity training and long walks on the beach front or on the mountain. 

  • My personality Type: Enneagram Type 9 (The adaptive peacemaker). 

  • Craziest thing I have ever done: Paragliding (I love the endorphin rush!)

  • Favourite cuisine: So many different foods but I have to say both mediterranean and Japanese!

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