Nutritionist Port Macquarie NSW

Hi I am Lilly, I am a Nutritionist in the beautiful town of Port Macquarie NSW!

While we are based in Port Macquarie, we also service the surrounding areas of Bonny Hills, Wauchope, Telegraph Point and Lake Cathie to name a few.

I have been on my own health and fitness journey since shortly after finishing school. I reached my lowest point at 93kg but it was when I was trying on my clothes to go out one night, that it sank in just how unhealthy and how overweight I was. Nothing fit and if it did I looked like a stuffed sausage!

I sat down crying in my wardrobe and hit rock bottom. Since that moment I knew things had to change, but I tried almost every crazy diet – eating all sorts of things – every shake, every ‘weight loss’ pill under the sun but how was I going to lose weight if none of those diets worked for me like they appeared to for so many others? I knew I needed to become healthy – but where to start?
I joined a gym and went every day after work (only into the ‘ladies only’ zone so nobody would see me) and after a few weeks I noticed that I was actually starting to lose weight! So I thought ‘what If I change what I’m eating and nutrition too?’ And that’s when I lost a total of 36kgs – who would of known that a healthier dietary change and working out would help you lose weight! I also went from struggling to run for 20 seconds without feeling like I’m dying, to running ultra marathons, and trust me when I say I hated exercise before I started!
This is when I decided I needed to know more and I wanted to help other people, so I became a personal trainer and enrolled in University to become a Nutritionist. Since graduating I understand the importance of gut health, a multi-disciplinary approach to health care, and focus my treatments on trying to improve the chemical stress applied to a body. Nutrition is so important!

I understand that there is physical stress which needs to be addressed as well as emotional stressors which all contribute to disease and poor performance. When we first meet we will delve deep into what your body is telling you and determine how many of your symptoms can be related to your nutrition. From there we will develop and plan to help you balance out your systems and allow the body to do the work and heal you from the inside out. We want you to be healthy!

Together we can get you from where you are, to where you want to be in your health and fitness goals. Remember that every cell in your body is relying on good nutrition, so if you have diabetes, thyroid issues, acne, hormonal issues, digestive issues, brain fog, trouble sleeping, feeling low or depressed, and suffer with autoimmune diseases, these have all been linked to gut health.

Together we can get you from where you are, to where you want to be in your health and fitness goals. Remember that every cell in your body is relying on good nutrition, so if you have diabetes, thyroid issues, acne, hormonal issues, digestive issues, brain fog, trouble sleeping, feeling low or depressed, and suffer with autoimmune diseases, these have all been linked to gut health.

Some of you may be wondering what is the difference between nutritionists and dietitians? I look at it this way. A dietitian will help you manage your conditions through food guidelines. They are the reason for the food pyramid and other diet guidelines based on your disease. My goal is to help your body heal and become healthy through healthier food choices, not through standardised guidelines. While nutritionists and dietitians both use food alterations to gain desired responses in the body, nutritionists help you to create a healthier internal environment and allow the body to do what it does best, heal.

Come see me for a wide range of issues, not just weight loss. I look forward to seeing you at the Port Macquarie clinic soon to achieve the more healthier you! Pick up the phone and give us a call today.