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Nutrition

Nutrition

We believe there is no 'one size fits all' approach to healthy living. We are all unique, we have different body types & food preferences, to be long-lasting, the changes you make, must be your way. We will provide expert nutrition advice and challenge you on other aspects of your life for a rounded approach to your health.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians  are health professionals who meet standards required by the Dietitians Board, and have both an undergraduate science degree (in human nutrition) and a post-graduate qualification in Dietetics. To practise in New Zealand, a Dietitian must, by law, be registered with the Dietitians Board, and hold a current practising certificate. The Dietitians Board protects the health and safety of the New Zealand public under the Health Practitioners Competency Act (HPCA) 2003, by ensuring that every Dietitian working in New Zealand is fit to practice and meets standards of professionalism. Only those on the Register can call themselves a Dietitian and practice as a Dietitian.

In New Zealand, Dietitians are the only nutrition health professionals regulated by law. Dietitians work in a variety of settings including hospitals, in the community, public health, food service, sports, education, research, media and the food industry.   

Rachel has a Masters in Human Nutrition and is currently undertaking a PhD in gut health and endurance exercise.  She is NZ's only Advanced Accredited Sports Dietitian with Dietitians Association of Australia. She has been a registered Dietitian since 1997. 

Nutrition Foundations

If you are trying to achieve a specific sports goal, then consider whether you have a good nutrition foundation to help you get there.

  • Are you eating your three main meals per day?
  • Do these meals contain carbohydrate, lean protein & vegetables or fruit?
  • Are you eating snacks before or after your training sessions?
  • Do these snacks fit well with what you are trying to achieve (e.g. a protein based snack following a strength & conditioning workout, or a carbohydrate rich snack following a high intensity or long duration cardio session)
  • Are you drinking enough fluid to remain hydrated? Dehydration leads to poor concentration & performance.

Book in to see Rachel, she will review your diet, training routines and help you address the basics well, plus advise on any supplement use so that you are doing all you can to reach your goals.

Getting back in shape

Recovering from injuries can also lead to changes in body composition & weight that may not fall in line with your view of health and/or health goals.

To ensure that you maintain a healthy weight or desired weight/body composition for your sport, be sure to book in with Rachel for a consultation.

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Recovery nutrition

Good food & nutrition is essential for faster recovery from injuries and sporting events/games and training sessions.

The type of food,...
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Recovery nutrition

Good food & nutrition is essential for faster recovery from injuries and sporting events/games and training sessions.

The type of food, when you eat and how much can hugely influence your recovery.

Your food preferences need to be taken into account, but in general, the food needs to contain lean protein to assist in muscle repair, be high in quality carbohydrate to replenish your glycogen stores, and top it off with a fluid source which hydrates and replenishes electrolytes lost through sweat, particularly if you have exercised for greater than 60 minutes or in very hot conditions.

There are different phases to the injury process and depending on the extent of the injury and type of tissues involved, specific nutrients maybe discussed to minimize muscle wasting during immobilization, and facilitate wound and tissue healing post-injury.  Rachel can discuss the best foods and supplements if required to assist effective healing.  

Gut issues

Do you suffer from abdominal pain, bloating & wind, constipation or diarrhoea?

Rachel is currently undertaking a PhD in gut health...
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Gut issues

Do you suffer from abdominal pain, bloating & wind, constipation or diarrhoea?

Rachel is currently undertaking a PhD in gut health and endurance exercise.  She can explain the different dietary practices to minimise gut disturbances during training and assist with general IBS or gut health issues. 

Nutrition Services

Rachel offers a wide range of nutrition services including:

  • Sports nutrition education: individualised sports specific meal plans for training, competing and...
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Nutrition Services

Rachel offers a wide range of nutrition services including:

  • Sports nutrition education: individualised sports specific meal plans for training, competing and recovery
  • Body Composition analysis: Certified ISAK Level 1 Anthropometric (Skinfold) practitioner for accurate body fat/ body lean Assessment
  • Weight management: Individualised meal plan development
  • Lifestyle modification for conditions such as: Diabetes, high cholesterol, low iron, food intolerances
  • Low FODMAP diets for irritable bowel disease (IBS)
  • Vegetarian and Vegan eating
  • Intermittent fasting or ketogenic diet management 

Rachel holds clinics at THE ATHLETE FACTORY in Mt Maunganui as well as at our Papamoa clinic.

Who we work with
  • Golf Omanu
  • Foot mechanics
  • Aquaferns
  • NZ Wasps
  • Smiths sportshoes
  • Aspire Health and Sports
  • New Zealand Post
  • Mount Joggers & Walkers
  • Future Gymnastics
  • F45 Training The Mount NZ
  • Tauranga Boys College Rugby
  • Arataki Sports Club
  • Rangiuru Sports Club
  • Te Puke Sports & Recreation Club
  • Tauranga Rugby & Sports Club
  • Inside running academy
  • Foundation Run
  • THE ATHLETE FACTORY