FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where and when do you consult?


I am based in the Office 015, Ground Floor in Ebene Junction building, slightly outside of the cybercity. You can find it on Google Maps.
Consultations are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Consultation hours vary so you can check the booking page to see my availabilities. Consultations are also offered online so you can benefit from my services from the comfort of your house, or wherever you are on that day.

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Who can/should come see me?


Anyone who wants to be in better health and learn better dietary habits. Those suffering from chronic diseases, weight management issues and athletes looking to their performance. Basically if you have a nutrition related question and want to live a better life, my door is open to you.




10 reasons why you should consult me


  • If you want make smarter food choices and eat better.
I will help you sort through misinformation, you will learn to read food labels and eat healthily without spending too much money. You will also learn to eat out without ruining your eating plan.
  • If you need to gain or lose weight.
I can design a tailor made plan for you to achieve your objectives whether you need, to eat more calories from healthy food sources or, a restrictive calorie plan while still enjoying your favorite food.
  • If you suffer from a chronic disease (ex: diabetes, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, cancer, etc).
I will help you transition to a healthier lifestyle. You will be offered a tailor made eating plan that will help treat the current condition and prevent the development of complications or other diseases. All this without compromising the taste of your food :) Your quality of life is my priority.
  • If you have digestive problems (ex: heartburns/gastric problems, reflux, constant diarrhoea or constipation, inflamed bowels, etc).
I will work with you to design a plan that will help alleviate symptoms and heal your gut. You will learn which foods trigger the symptoms and how to manage any acute episode.
  • If you want to improve your sports performance.
I can offer you a tailor made plan for your sports discipline (ex: trail running, marathon, boxing, swimming, etc) that will suit your daily schedule. We will plan the training, competition and recovery phases. I have specialised in Sports Nutrition and I can help you build a plan that will take you to the next performance level.
  • If you find it hard to make your child eat healthily.
I will guide you and your child through easy, practical steps to make healthy eating easy, fun and tasty.
  • If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
I will ensure that you gain weight in a healthy manner and that you get all essential nutrients for you to have a healthy newborn, and prevent any health complications.
  • If you need guidance when breastfeeding your baby.
I will make sure that you’re having a proper diet high in essential nutrients such as vitamin D, B vitamins and more for you and your little one.
  • If you need guidance to introduce solids to your baby.
I will provide you with a practical eating plan and guidelines on the way to introduce solids and progression of food textures.
  • If you are caring for an aging parent.
I will help you design a diet that suits their health status, with practical solutions. We will focus on hydration and any other specific requirements for this age group (ex: change in taste and appetite).




How much time does a consultation take?


The initial consultation takes slightly less than 1 hour. It gives us enough time to complete a full nutrition assessment. The follow-up session are shorter and lasts 30 to 40 minutes.




Do I need to book an appointment?


Yes, consultations are on appointment only. No booking, no consultation. Thank you for your understanding.




How do I book an appointment?


You can click here to book your appointment.
If you have any troubles booking an appointment, you can contact me on 57558419.




Which type of payments are accepted?


Cash, internet banking transfers and MCB Juice are accepted. Apologies but cards and cheques are not accepted.




Are your services covered by health insurance?


At the moment they are not (with the exception of MEFPA insurance that refunds a fee of Rs100 every 6 months). However if this changes I will update my website accordingly.




Should I bring anything for my appointment?


If you have done any blood tests in the past 6 months, please bring them with you. Please bring along your lits of medication and supplements (if applicable).




Can I cancel or re-schedule my appointment?


If you wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so AT LEAST 24-HOURS IN ADVANCE so I can offer the slot to another client. If you fail to do so or you don't show up to your appointment, the FULL FEE of the missed consultation will be due on your next appointment. I aim to offer my clients the best service possible. That means seeing them on time, and for the full of their 1-hour or 45-minute session. To make this possible, I request that you be punctual for your appointment and respect the cancellation policy stated above. Thank you for your comprehension and cooperation.




What should I expect from my initial consultation?


  • Your complete nutritional assessment (taking into account your current living situation, health habits, symptoms and nutrition knowledge)
  • Goals setting: we’ll work on realistic goals you will achieve and which will motivate you to succeed.
  • Advice on the right foods you need to be healthier (and also those to avoid).This is completely personalised so please bring your blood tests and relevant medical reports.
  • Answers to your nutrition based questions which are based on the latest research. No fads or myths allowed!
  • Advice that will help change your approach to eating. Meals are a doorway to a healthy body and mind, all it takes is someone like me to show you the way so you can start reaping the benefits.
All this in a friendly, non-judgemental environment.




How many sessions do I need?


This will depend on you. Some people come for only a few sessions, while others come for monthly or weekly follow-ups.
The initial consultation sets the foundation and the follow-ups build up on that foundation and bring you closer to your main goal. Therefore, follow-up sessions are crucial!
Reviews help people stay motivated and on track with their goals. Reviews are for troubleshooting and it is the time where we clarify any misinformation.




Will I need to buy supplements?


You will not need to buy supplements except if a deficiency is suspected (or confirmed with a blood test) or if you have any specific condition that would require a supplementation.
We always start working with food as much as possible, before considering to complement the diet with other products.




There are plenty of diet plans online. Why should I come see you?


While internet may provide a lot of nutrition information, it is important to source information from a reputable source. A nutrition expert is someone that has studied nutrition for several years, and not just someone who has lost weight rapidly.
There is no one size fits all solution to health.
Online plans are generic diets while I will offer you a tailor-made meal plan which takes into account: your habits, your daily routine, your food preferences but above all any medical conditions or risk of disease - and you are offered ongoing support.




Is there any difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?


While people use the terms “Dietitian” and “Nutritionist” interchangeably, there is a big difference between the qualifications. The nutritionist’s role is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about food choices and health. Dietitians are further qualified to provide clinical nutrition care and medical nutrition therapy (people who suffer from diseases). Dietitians have to meet strict educational requisites and are held accountable for their conduct and care. In most countries overseas, the title ‘Dietitian’ is protected by law whereas the term ‘Nutritionist’ is typically not. Hence, people from different levels of training and knowledge can call themselves a Nutritionist. In other words, a Dietitian can do the job of a nutritionist, but a nutritionist is not allowed to the job of a Dietitian until the title is earned through further training. Hence, in English-speaking countries (such as Australia where I did my studies), all Dietitians are considered to be Nutritionists but Nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a Dietitian.




What types of diet do you propose?


Instead of focusing on a type of diet, we work on habits that will work for you for the rest of your life. I offer you tailor-made recommendations to your current situation.




In how much time will I see/get results?


It all depends on your health situation and how well you stick to the recommendations. What I mean here is that it varies on a case to case basis: if you have any deficiencies, any chronic inflammation or any current health problems, these will need to be addressed first before focusing on your personal goals.




What are you fees?


I have different services and prices vary accordingly. All the fees can be found here.





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