What is a Dietitian?
Dietitians are tertiary qualified in food, nutrition and dietetics. Their qualifications have included study in supervised and assessed professional practice in public health nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management. They provide expert nutrition advice for people of all ages and prescribe dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, gastro-intestinal disorders, food allergies and overweight and obesity.
We all want to be healthy, and good nutrition is key to feeling our best.
Every day we are exposed to quick-fix fad diets and uncredited nutritional claims that are unsustainable and can be dangerous to our health.
When it comes to dietary advice, look for a nutrition professional with the skills and knowledge to tailor advice to your unique needs. Please call our friendly staff on (08) 9478 3869 or click here to book an appointment today.
Thrive Dietitian- Claire Miller
Claire Miller is a recent graduate of Curtin University with a Master of Dietetics and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Of Australian and Japanese heritage, Claire has developed a keen interest and understanding of how food plays an integral role in the health and well-being of people from different cultural backgrounds. Claire’s believes that good nutrition is crucial in nurturing the physical and mental components of a healthy lifestyle.
Since completing her studies, Claire has worked as a dietitian in research under the UWA School of Medicine. From her clinical placements in the Master of Dietetics course, Claire has also developed a passion for working one-on-one with patients in outpatient clinics. Claire works to ensure patients feel listened to, understood, and involved in their care plan to facilitate positive health outcomes. Claire has also completed a certificate III and IV in Personal Training, and has a personal interest in the area of resistance training and body re-composition.
Claire Miller is Thrive Wellness Centre’s Dietian
Initial Consult $105.00
Follow-up Consult: $75.00
EPC/CDM plans include a medicare rebate
(above prices from 17 December 2022)
(NB: prices are subject to change without notice, please confirm price when booking your appointment.)
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Reducing calories can be an effective way to lose weight but it is difficult to do alone. Our dietitian at Thrive is an Accredited Optifast ‘VLCD’ Practitioner.
VLCD stands for “Very Low Calorie Diet”.
A VLCD is a low carbohydrate, total food replacement for the dietary management of obesity. It provides 800 calories or less per day, whilst consisting of sufficient protein, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals for safe and rapid weight loss.
Very low calorie diets (also known as VLEDs or Very Low Energy Diets) have been shown to be very effective in the management of obesity, with weekly weight losses averaging approximately 1-2.5kg per week, providing greater initial weight loss than other forms of calorie restriction.
Reducing energy (calorie) intake to less than 800 calories as well as reducing carbohydrate intake leads to a whole body shift towards fat stores being utilised as the major source of energy through a process called ketosis. This results in consistent and successful weight loss.
Weight loss achieved with VLCDs has also been associated with improvements in:
sleep apnoea and
blood sugar levels in adults
Oats – Why you should include them in your diet! Did you know that the modest oat has a range of health benefits!?Oats are a wholegrain which means that they are high in fibre which is important to ensure optimal gut health. In particular, oats are high in a type of fibre called Beta-Glucans. Beta-Glucans have been proven to help to reduce the amount of ‘bad’ cholesterol in your blood, therefore, reducing cholesterol levels. In addition to this, oats contain protein which important for growth and tissue repair, as well as a range of other vitamins and minerals which are important to include as part of a healthy diet. Oats are also low in salt and are Low GI, making them suitable for people with type 2 diabetes.Because oats contain fibre, protein and are low GI, they are great at keeping up fuller for longer. My tips:Jazz up your traditional morning porridge with your favourite fresh fruits, nuts and seeds, Or for something different, give my favourite overnight oats recipe a try!I add in chia seeds for some extra protein, fibre and omega-3 What you will need:- ½ cup of rolled oats- 2/3 to ¾ cup of your favourite milk (you can use half milk/half yoghurt for added creaminess if you prefer)- 2 teaspoons of chia seeds- ½ cup of chopped apple + extra for topping- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon*optional: if you want to make this recipe a bit sweeter you can add in 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey. 1. Combine rolled oats with milk (and yoghurt if using) in a mason jar/bowl/resealable container2. Add chia seeds, chopped apple and cinnamon3. Seal or cover with a lid and chill in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight4. Top with fresh apple and sprinkle with cinnamon5. Enjoy! *Consuming oats may not be suitable for everyone e.g people with coeliac disease or other allergies. Original recipe by: life made sweeter