It is important to remember that you are unique with health needs and tastes specific to you
This is probably why after trying every diet that you have ever heard of or read about, you still do not seem to reach your health and nutrition goals. These diets have not been personalised for you.
On top of that, you are bombarded with nutrition and health information with ever-changing trends that become confusing and contradictory, and you are uncertain of how to apply them to your lifestyle. If this is the case, a one-on-one consultation with me, a Registered Dietitian, may be beneficial for you. Look through the list of services below to see which one is suitable for you. If you have any further queries please feel free to contact the practice or send an enquiry email
This is where your journey towards achieving your health goals begins. It will be made up of two appointments. The first appointment will include a full nutritional assessment taking into account medical history, family medical history, diet history, and current eating habits, lifestyle, any medication is taken, use of supplements and physical measurements namely weight, height, waist circumference, and body fat percentage.
Any areas of concern or problems related to nutrition will be addressed through nutrition education and counseling. This should be approximately 60-70 minutes long. The second appointment is where your personalized week-long meal plan will be discussed with you including appropriate portion sizes, recipes, and dietary guidelines. This is usually 20-30 minutes long.
Follow up AssessmentsAttending regular follow up appointments will allow for better achievement of health and weight loss goals. The purpose of these visits is to assess and improve compliance through dietary adjustments where necessary and discuss alternative options for guidelines that have been unsuccessful for you. This is generally 20-30 minutes long.
Having a strong support system at home can be very beneficial in achieving most health and wellness goals. Be an empowered parent and create a positive mealtime environment to improve the health and lifestyle of not only yourself but everyone in the household.
Skip the inconvenience of cooking separate meals, but instead one healthy meal beneficial for the whole family. The appointment structure will be similar to that of the individual assessments, except that the whole family will be present. Needs of school going children will be taken into consideration including healthy lunchbox ideas for them.
Corporate WellnessA dietitian can help with interactive and customized health approaches for your employees with lifestyle intervention and nutrition education to reduce their disease risk and in turn, reduce your medical expenses. Involving a dietitian during corporate wellness days will include nutrition screenings, assessing physical measurements such a weight, height, waist circumference and body fat percentage, nutrition education talks as well as Discovery Vitality assessments.
Other services include the design of incentive-based challenges to meet the health goals of the company as well as the dietary review of the canteen menu and adjustment of cooking methods where necessary.
Discovery Vitality Consultations
Sumaiya is registered with the Discovery Vitality Wellness network. Discovery Vitality members can earn up to 1000 points by attending one Vitality assessment per year. These consults are 30 minutes long including an assessment of weight, height and waist circumference as well as discussing personal issues around diet and lifestyle.
The cost of a Vitality Nutrition Consultation at a cost of R450 can be claimed back in full from your medical savings account. Couple assessments can be accommodated and will be 60 minutes long. Click here to schedule an appointment.