Lisa Bartzis
Dietitian and Nutritionist, APD AN
B.Hlth.Sci (Nut & Diet) (hons)
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Qualifications
Bachelor Health Science, Nutrition
and Dietitics (hons)

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Accredited Nutritionist (AN)

Accredited OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Healthcare Professional

Special Interests

Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

Diabetes Management 

Cardiovascular Disease Management

Inflammatory Disease Management

Gut Health - IBS, IBD, Coeliac Disease

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Surgery

With Greek blood pumping through my veins, it seemed only natural that I chose a career dedicated to food, the enjoyment of eating food, cooking delicious food and understanding individual behaviours surrounding food.

Food really is the medicine of life, and through good food comes much happiness in so many ways. 

My aim when working with you is to guide you to achieve your goals without a feeling of restriction. I am confident we can work together in many ways whether it be to improve your gut health and digestion, achieve weight loss or improve your medical conditions. 

 

Through years of working with a wide range of doctors and specialists I have refined my knowledge in health improvement and management to ensure the best outcomes for my patients. 

Whatever you want to achieve, I believe it can be done with an enthusiasm for good food, great knowledge and of course enjoyment.

Mediterranean Diet Specialist Dietitian

My love for cooking great food lead to the development of evidence based, nutrition focused lifestyle books. I am the co-author of ‘The Mediterranean Diet – the Lifestyle of Eating” and ’‘Mediterranean Eating Cook.Eat.Live’.

 

The Mediterranean diet has been proven to manage and prevent inflammatory diseases, reduce risk of alzheimers and dementia, improve mental health state, manage and prevent heart disease, manage diabetes, assist in weight management and of course provide both pre-biotics and pro-biotics to optimise your gut microbiome.

 

I believe everyone should have the knowledge and skills to confidently prepare delicious food for yourself and your family. My love for the Mediterranean diet has given me the opportunity to work in the space of cooking classes, lectures and corporate engagements all encompassing the principles of the Mediterranean Lifestyle : Eating Well and Living Long.

To purchase a copy of either of my books please visit twogreekgirls.com

Weight loss surgery Specialist Dietitian

Deciding to commit to weight loss surgery is a decision that will change your life. My goal when guiding you through your weight loss surgery journey, is to ensure you not only meet your nutrition and weight goals, but that you also work on changing eating behaviours that have made it difficult to maintain your weight loss in the past.

After working with over 2,500 weight loss surgery patients in the last 5 years alone, I have not only learnt the best way to nutritionally support you after surgery, but also how to best guide and prepare you for the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes that come with weight loss surgery. 

In my experience, weight loss surgery is merely a tool to assist in controlling your portions and hunger, the rest is up to you! I am passionate about addressing the hard stuff after surgery – the non-hungry eating, the social eating, the convenient eating and the behaviours that have proven difficult to change in the past. This decision to change your life is a journey that I'd love to take with you.

Madi Sheppard
Dietitian and Nutritionist, APD
Bens, MDietSt
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Qualifications
Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (BENS)
Masters in Dietetics Studies (MDietSt)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
Special Interests

Pre and Post-Natal Nutrition

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Nutrition for Older Adults

Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

Diabetes Management 

Cardiovascular Disease Management

Weight Loss

I love that good food is able to nourish us, bring us together and improve our health in amazing ways and I am so lucky that my passion is also my career. While nutrition is my first passion, I have always loved moving and being active and which is why on my weekends I spend my time teaching Pilates.

 

It is important to me to stay up to date with research and practice evidence-based nutrition therapy. Through applying the evidence we can work together to build a great relationship with food whilst achieving your health goals.

 

Of particular interest to me is nutrition before, during and after pregnancy. Whether it be to assist in fertility through PCOS or endometriosis management, ensuring best GDM management or returning to your pre-baby weight after pregnancy, I am here to support you.

 

My approach with every client is to take all lifestyle factors into account and tailor and individualise nutrition advice to specific goals and I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Kristin Maggacis
Dietitian and Nutritionist APD, AN
BEx&NutrSc, MDietSt
 
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Qualifications
Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (BENS)
Masters in Dietetics Studies (MDietSt)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
Special Interests

Weight Loss

Type 2 Diabetes

Gut Health

Allergies & Interolances

Mental Health

My approach to health is holistic - acknowledging that stress, exercise, sleep as well as diet can all strongly impact health and nutrition status. Coming from a Greek family, my family's love for food developed and inspired me to become a Dietitian and help others. I have a hands-on experience working with chronic disease, weight management and mental health. My aim is to help you exceed your nutrition goals through personalised nutrition strategies that fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.

 

My interests include sustainable weight management, gut health, food allergies and intolerances, and mental health. My strong interests in health and physical fitness drew me towards competitive sports and teaching reformer pilates classes. In my spare time you'll find her outdoors with friends exploring national parks, having picnics, walking my dog and visiting the beach. 

Zeenia Gul
Dietitian and Nutritionist APD
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Qualifications
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BNutrDiet)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
Special Interests

Gut Health - IBS, Coeliac Disease

Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Management

Weight Management

Weight Loss Surgery

Through my own lived experiences, I can recognise the internal struggles that people encounter and hope to provide a safe space for improving overall health, free of the weight of stigmas. My approach is client-centred and focuses on holistic, whole person goals which requires working closely with my clients’ individual needs on their journey to improving their health. I am passionate about healing tattered relationships with food with a non-diet approach.

 

My South-Asian heritage means  I was raised in an immersive, rich tapestry of flavours and spices. As I have grown older, I have appreciated the culinary gifts that have been handed from mother to daughter for thousands of years has given me a deeper understanding of the relationships between culture, health and food. So, embarking on a career based around these tenets seemed only natural!

 

I spend a lot of my free time around food - I am an avid lover of cooking (which should come as no surprise) and watching food documentaries. My non-food related ways to spend my time include catching up with loved one, boxing and learning about different cultures and languages. Speaking of languages, I also speak Urdu and Hindi.

 

My aim when working with you is to guide you along the path on which your goals lie, without feeling restricted or unsafe. I am confident that we can work together, hand in hand, and make ways to your better life. Whether that means improving your gut health and digestion, achieving weight loss, or improving your overall quality of life is something we can talk about