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WHat's in a Name?

‘Freedom’ and ‘Dietitian’ might not seem like a natural fit.

 

Dietitians for the longest time had a bad rap for being the ‘food police’ and for food shaming you to a healthier diet. I agree that is no way to be treated.

 

I’m here to tell you that there is a different way to go that can set you free.

If any of the following describe you:

 

  • You have a painful preoccupation with food or your body

  •  You live daily with feelings of guilt or self-denial around food

  • You are frustrated by not knowing how your eating habits are impacting your health or your hormones

  • You struggle with finding the resources needed to plan, shop and prepare regular healthy meals

  • You want someone to help you manage or overcome persistent gut systems, but your doctors don’t seem to have any more to offer

  • You don’t know if your mind is controlling your gut or your gut is controlling your mind

 

I would love to help you.

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Do you want to...

  • Be free from restrictive diets and body dissatisfaction?

  • Be relaxed around food?

  • Explore your embodied presence as a way of knowing, and become more sensitive to your own body’s signals?

  • Practice prioritising compassionate self-care and communal care?

  • Find food solutions to your gut or health problems that are science-based while also respecting your lived experience and your own body’s wisdom?

  • Investigate if what you eat on a daily basis can really affect your mood?

Contact me to make an appointment or follow the link to make a booking.

I can show you how you can move towards...

  • Freedom from judgement about our own and other’s bodies and weight

  • Freedom from judgement about what we and others eat

  • Freedom to make food choices that honour your health, culture and taste buds

  • Freedom to heal your relationship with your body and food

  • Freedom to really listen to your body’s needs.

 

Working with me means together we build signposts for the freedom path. No more getting lost in the latest fad diet or beating yourself up about your weight. No more denial.

 

Rejecting diet culture means you can free up valuable resources to start living your life to the full. 

Hello...

I’m Lisa Schubert.

 

I am a weight-inclusive nutrition therapist and a gut health coach.

 

I connect the dots between your individual food and body narrative, your health history and food and nutrition therapy that works for you, at your pace, in your unique body.

 

I am an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who is pro respectful care for ALL bodies and anti diet culture.

 

My approach is compassionate, flexible, non-judgemental and non-stigmatising. I can work collaboratively with you around goal setting, and individualising nutrition therapy plans taking your lived experiences and everyday contexts into consideration. I am here to offer you support, praise your courage and strength, troubleshoot your challenges and celebrate your progress.

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I’m here for an holistic approach to nutrition.

One that works for EVERYBODY

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I dream of a world where all bodies are valued, and where having a positive relationship with food and with our bodies is instilled in our children and young people, and is the norm in the population.

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I believe that diet culture and weight stigma are harmful to people in a multitude of ways. They certainly have no place in promoting wellbeing, good nutrition & healthy eating. Everybody, and especially people in larger bodies, have the right to access health care and fitness services without weight discrimination or stigma.

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I believe that a nutritious sustainable eating pattern is not only something that we choose (or not, and not all people have the same agency to make this choice), but is also something that is structurally supported, or not, by the society we live in.  This makes it as much political as personal.

I advocate for actions that support good nutrition & healthy eating that span compassionate self-care, community action and justice.

MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Before starting my private practice, I worked as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland where I coordinated programs in nutrition and public health, and developed a research program that shifted the focus from individual behaviour change and personal responsibility solely, to a model where, together, we build the conditions in society where healthy living is well supported. I think most people would drink to that!

 

Previously I have held clinical and community dietitian positions including at The Royal Women’s and Brisbane Hospital, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Western Region Health Centre (Footscray, Victoria) where I first developed an interest in working with women with eating, dieting and body image issues. I have worked extensively with culturally and ethnically diverse populations. Some of my most memorable research experiences have been supervising nutrition research projects in Indonesia, Mexico and Vanuatu, as well as working with Māori and Pasifika young adults through the Beyond the Reef project in Logan. These experiences have played an important role in shaping my philosophical stance towards health and food issues, which shape my practice today.

 

Further information about my research work can be found here.

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Memberships

 

  • Dietitians Association of Australia – Accredited Practicing Dietitian

  • National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC)

  • Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)

  • Australian Independent Dietitians and Nutritionists

  • Dietitians for Social Justice

 

Credentials

  • Masters of Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Therapy Brisbane  (Currently completing)

  • PhD (Public Health Nutrition), The University of Queensland (2009)

  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, Queensland University of Technology (1984)

  • Bachelor of Science (Physiology and Biochemistry), The University of Queensland (1982)