Lesley Scott

Nutritional Therapist

To book a consultation with Lesley email : bookings@nutritionist.co.za.

I am passionate about working with the nutritional aspects of the human body and its complex interaction with body functions.

I studied BSc. Human Life Sciences (Stellenbosch University), focusing on nutrition, physiology, genetics and psychology. This gave me a solid understanding of the physical, mental and behavioural aspects of life. I realised that food plays a prominent role in all these fields and I decided to further my understanding thereof through a Master of Nutrition degree (Stellenbosch University).

My Masters Degree covered a wide range of subjects that centered on supplying the body with nutrients through healthy eating. I focused my studies on Paediatric Nutrition, the Management of Food Allergies, and Diabetes. These modules made me aware of the benefits of healthy, long-term weight management and the consequences of its neglect.

I quickly learned that there is no enjoyment and very little reward in measuring body proportions, reading charts and counting calories. I do not believe in constantly calculating how much to eat in order to address nutritional problems. I believe there are far better options than following rigid eating programs.

I enjoy nothing more than showing people what a joy and tasty pleasure food and cooking can be. Being stuck in a diet mentality is unfulfilling and very often unsuccessful. Learning to make healthier food choices is a lifelong and worthwhile process of discovering for yourself what your body needs. Eating healthily should not be a habit; it should be a personal decision and preference. Food is an exciting, colourful and necessary part of life that can and should be enjoyed by all.

To book a consultation with Lesley simply email bookings@nutritionist.co.za.

Nutritionist.co.za Current Research Projects

Nutritionist.co.za Research Project : A panel of experts compared the health effects of eating factory-farmed and pasture-reared pork products.

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