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About Eat Love Live and Services:

Eat Love Live is a Team of Accredited Practising Dietitians who specialise in nutrition counselling. eating disorder treatment, support with disordered eating, non-dieting health management and general health, nutrition and wellbeing.

Eat Love Live was founded by Josephine Money (nee Gibson), a passionate dietitian with an interest in helping others. 

 

Not sure who to see?!

Email Jo at: jo@eatlovelive.com.au  or fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire, tell us a little about you and what you are looking for you and she can help you connect with the practitioner most suited to your needs. 

 

All practitioners are available for in person consultation in the Collins street office OR telehealth via Video conferencing; please inform reception of your preference when booking. 

Meet the Eat Love Live Team:

Marina Payne (APD)

Accredited Practising Dietitian  

Accredited Nutritionist  

 

Areas of special interest  

  • Eating disorders 
  • Disordered eating
  • Gut health 
  • Diabetes
  • PCOS  

 

Marina has worked with a wide range of clinical medical conditions, including eating disorders, from her time at a busy General Medical Practice and has a strong focus on providing compassionate, inclusive and holistic care. 

 

Marina is passionate about helping her clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food and their body whilst also improving health outcomes and managing chronic conditions. Diabetes, gut health and PCOS are areas of interest for Marina, particularly because the standard dietary management of these conditions can be restrictive and rigid as well as self-blaming. Marina believes in providing practical nutrition advice that is conducive to flexible eating and allows for pleasurable food experiences. 

 

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that require a team of healthcare professionals to be a part of the recovery process. Marina enjoys collaborating with others and views it as integral in the provision of high quality client care. Marina understands the need to tailor her approach appropriately as she recognises that her clients will bring forth their own unique experiences.  Marina loves learning from her clients and finds it only strengthens her skills as a dietetic practitioner.

 

Marina’s goal is to help her clients move away from and become resilient to the dangers of diet culture by using the non-diet approach and working within The Health at Every Size paradigm to assist her clients in turning towards their own body’s inner wisdom.  

 

Dismantling diet culture from a nutrition, mental health and feminist perspective is a top priority for Marina. She believes we all deserve to feel at peace in our bodies and experience food freedom.  

 

Qualification: 

BNutDiet (Hons) - Monash University  

 

Professional Memberships: 

  • Dietitians Association of Australia 
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders 

 

Marina has completed professional development in the following areas: 

  • Eating disorder training  

  • The Non-Diet approach 

  • Trauma-informed care  

  • Weight inclusive care for Insulin Resistance 

  • Weight inclusive care for IBS 

  • Weight inclusive care for PCOS 

 

Marina engages in regular clinical supervision and self-reflection practices to ensure her clients receive high quality care.  

 

Availability:

Marina is available for consultation:

  • Thursday 8.30am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday 8 am - 12noon 

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

To make an appointment with Marina you can phone reception on 9650 9372 or book online here.

 

 

Louise Heta (APD) 

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Accredited Nutritionist

Accredited Sports Dietitian

Fitness Instructor,  Yoga Teacher

 

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Areas of special interest:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Disordered Eating
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Plant-based Nutrition

Louise is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian; currently working part time as she has three sons and trains competitively in amateur boxing and powerlifting.

Louise has a client centred, holistic approach providing individual counselling; with over 15 years’ experience in private practice. Louise has worked in a diverse range of areas such as eating disorder clinics, corporate health, fitness industry and elite and professional sporting teams.

Louise does much of her private practice work with chronic dieters with whom she frequently uses the non-diet approach with a focus on behaviour change to improve health outcomes. Louise is passionate in supporting people to reconnect with their body’s signals around hunger and satiety, practice mindful eating and trusting their intuition around food. Ultimately, assisting clients with healing their relationship with food and their body’s; and moving away from the toxic effect of diet culture.

Louise understands the complexity of the relationship between food and certain emotions. She provides a non-blaming, non-judgmental and compassionate space to sort through these interactions and employs the Health at Every Size Paradigm in her work.

As a competitive athlete herself, Louise has personal experience in optimising sporting performance through nutrition, as well as over 15 years as a Sports Dietitian. She can assist in all areas of sports nutrition such as training and competition, sports supplements; as well as applying mindful eating strategies in an athlete setting. She has a keen interest in weight category sports and managing these demands in a healthy, safe and effective way.

Louise has a special interest in vegetarian, veganism and whole food plant-based nutrition and associated improved measurable health outcomes. She is focused on ensuring clients following these diets meet their nutritional needs and specific health outcomes without compromising on enjoyment and taste! She is passionate about more sustainable, environmentally conscious food choices and kindness towards the earth.

Louise’s experience is from a range of work settings including;

  • The Bronte Foundation (Eating Disorder Clinic)
  • Australian Swimming Team
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Maribyrnong Sports Academy

Louise values being part of a multidisciplinary team and understands the importance of other experts working together being advantageous to positive outcomes for her clients.

Qualifications:

  • B Nutrition and Dietetics (Deakin University 2000-2003)
  • B Applied Science (Health Science) (Deakin University 2000-2003)
  • Certificate 3 Fitness instructor
  • Diploma Yoga Teaching 200hrs

Louise has completed professional development in the following areas;

  • Counselling Skills
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Non-diet Approach
  • Vegan and Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition

Professional Memberships:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Sports Dietitians Australia

Availability:

Louise is available for consultation:

  • Monday 10.00am – 5.00pm

 To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

 

Dr Christie bennett (APD)

BNutDiet (Hons) and PhD

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist
Eat Love Live Team Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Christie Bennett is passionate about working with clients to make practical and realistic changes in their lives.

To her, this means having a holistic focus on food. For most people, food is much more than sustenance and provides varying levels of pleasure, comfort, or routine. Understanding the underlying the role food plays in our lives is fundamental to her practice.

She takes a feminist and non-diet approach to her nutrition therapy. She focuses on empowering you to listen to your body and understand the cues it is sending you. It also means she will help you to explore the thoughts and feelings you have around food and your body, within the social context we all inhabit.

Christie holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours from Monash University. Her PhD project was focused on investigating factors that may influence glucose tolerance during pregnancy, with a particular focus on sleep. Her current research involves investigating how to support healthy lifestyles in pregnancy, fertility and PCOS.

While Christie has experience with a wide variety of nutrition concerns, she has particular expertise in women’s health (including fertility, pregnancy and PCOS), eating disorders and diabetes management.

She brings a holistic, evidence-based approach from her research to her practice.

 

Qualifications:

  • BachNutDiet(Hons) – Monash
  • PhD

Christie has completed professional development in the following areas:

  • Non-diet approach
  • Eating disorders
  • PCOS
  • GDM

Christie also engages in professional development and regular clinical supervision and reflective self-practice to ensure that she is providing optimum care for her clients.

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • Dietitians Australia (DA)
  • Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA)
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
  • Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS)

Availability:

Christie is available for consultation:

  • Saturday 8.00 am – 12.00 pm (Face to Face or Telehealth via Video conferencing)

To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

 

 

 

Su Ling Lim (APD)

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Accredited Nutritionist

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Areas of interest:

 

  •     Improving vitality, energy and wellbeing
  •     Pre-conception, pregnancy, babies and children
  •     Health management within a Health at Every Size paradigm
  •     Mental health
  •     Disordered eating and eating disorders

 

Su Ling has had extensive experience working within evidence based frameworks in nutrition and lifestyle in the areas of paediatrics, mental health and eating disorders in acute, sub acute, clinical and community settings. Su Ling takes a holistic approach to health and is dedicated to working alongside her clients to assist them on their journey to wellbeing. Su ling supports her clients in a curious, kind and compassionate way towards more conscious feeding and wholehearted living.  

 

Su ling is committed to helping her clients nurture their relationship with their body, food and themselves. Su Ling has an interest in the microbiome and the bidirectional effects on the nervous system, stress, anxiety and depression. Su Ling takes a trauma informed, strengths based approach and will meet you at where you are at.

 

Su Ling is a mum of two beautiful young children and enjoys spending time in nature, doing yoga and enjoying the simple pleasures that life has to offer. Su Ling currently works part time in community health in the area of paediatrics and is undertaking further study in Somatic Experiencing.

 To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

Diane Rennard (APD)

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist
Eat Love Live Team Member

Areas of special interest:

  • Eating disorders (Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, NOSFED, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Gastrointestinal Nutrition including irritable bowel syndrome or malabsorption of lactose or fructose
  • Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance Type 2 or gestational Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • High cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension and other heart health problems
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Women’s health including menopause and osteoporosis
  • Adequate nutritional intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Nutritionally adequate vegetarian eating
  • Eating for good health and vitality

Throughout her life Diane has maintained a keen interest in and passion for food and its relationship to health and disease.

Diane is highly skilled in communicating specialist advice in a practical way to people of all ages and at different stages of life. Her experience includes clinical nutrition, group education, group facilitation, health promotion and resource development. Diane has worked in a variety of settings including community, private and public health.

Diane aims to assist clients to improve their health through better food choices and lifestyle modification. Diane is experienced in providing support for those diagnosed with specific medical conditions such as type 2 Diabetes, elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, hypertension, irritiable bowel syndrome, food intolerances and Coeliac disease.

For those seeking advice for general health and wellbeing Diane can provide sensible and non-prescriptive advice about food and nutrition.  She can assist with dispelling food myths and erroneous information commonly found in the media.

Diane believes that you are how you eat. When assisting with weight management Diane uses a non-dieting approach with a focus on eating behaviour and normalising eating, in doing so clients learn how to respond to their body’s natural cues of hunger and satiety and to develop a healthier relationship with food.

Diane’s key area of expertise is in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. She has worked exclusively as Dietitian and Senior Clinician for the Mandometer Clinic in Melbourne, a treatment model for Eating Disorders developed at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden. The model is behaviour based and focuses on normalising eating.

Through her training at the Karolinska Institute and her experience working with individual sufferers and their families she and has developed a sound understanding of eating disorders and their treatment. Earlier this year Diane returned to Sweden for further training in the treatment of obesity.

To enhance her skills in facilitating behaviour change and to gain greater insight into the counselling role Diane has completed professional development in health coaching, motivational interviewing, mental health first aid for adolescents and is currently undertaking training in counselling skills at The Cairnmillar Institute.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Monash University, Melbourne 2005

Additional Training:

  • Diploma of Counselling, Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, Australia (in progress)
  • Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, 2006
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Health Coaching
  • Mental Health First Aid for Adolescents

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Eating Disorders Victoria

Availability:

Diane is available for consultation each Monday and Tuesday.

To arrange an appointment to see Diane, please phone 9650 9372 or book online.

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

 

 

 

 

Josephine Money (nee Gibson) (APD) 

Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Nutritionist

Eating Disorder Specialist
Eat Love Live Clinical Director  

Jo does not have the capacity to accept new clients at this time. All referrals will be directed to one of the skilled practitioners at Eat Love Live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of special interest:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Disordered Eating
  • Nutriton and Mental Health
  • Weight neutral management of Diabetes and PCOS 

Josephine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and director of Eat Love Live; currently working part time as she has three daughters.

Jo has a client centred approach providing individual nutrition counselling; with over 10 years’ experience in private practice. Jo has experience across a diverse range of settings including community and public health and in variety of modes including working with individuals, groups and program development.

Jo can support clients with a wide range of clinical medical conditions; though her passion and unique skill set are in supporting people across the spectrum of disordered eating, eating disorders and other mental health issues.

Jo has a non-dieting approach to health management which involves focusing on behaviour change to improve measurable health outcomes. Jo aims to support people to improve their overall relationship with food and to reconnect with the body's hunger and satiety cues. Jo employs the Health at Every Size Paradigm in her work.

Jo is passionate about supporting people to reconnect and learn to trust their own intuition around food. We are all born with these skills but our life experiences and the toxic diet culture we live in can mean we lose touch with this.

When faced with illness or a specific health concern, or simply looking to improve overall well-being, sorting through complex information and advice about diet can require specialist help and support which Jo aims to provide in a compassionate, non-judgemental, supportive environment.

Jo’s experience is from a range of places including:

  • Eating Disorders Foundation Victoria, as an employee and latter a board member
  • Eating Disorders Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Eating Disorder Program at The Melbourne Clinic
  • The Big Girls Group at the Royal Women’s hospital, supporting women with PCOS.
  • The Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery centre (BETRS); a joint initiative between St Vincent’s and The Austin hospital.

Jo values working closely as part of a multidisciplinary team (Psychologist, General Practitioner, Psychiatrists) as this is advantageous to positive outcomes for her clients. It is important to recognise that many other factors can manifest in negative eating behaviours and food beliefs and that support from medical practitioners, mental health workers, social workers and support for families is important.

Qualifications:

  • B Applied Science (University of Tasmania 2000 Incomplete)
  • B Nutrition and Dietetics (Monash University 2001- 2004)
  • Masters Public Health (University of Melbourne 2007 Incomplete)

Jo has completed professional development in the following areas:

  • counselling skills
  • CBT
  • ACT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • ASSIST
  • Mental Health First Aid.

Professional Memberships:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Australian New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
  • HAES Australia Inc
  • The Society for Australian Independent Dietitian – Nutritionists

 

This additional training has helped Jo develop skills in complementary psychological tools to assist clients to make positive changes.

Jo engages in regular clinical supervision and reflective self-practice to ensure that she is providing optimum care for her clients.

Availability:

Jo is available for consultation:

  • Wednesday 8.30 am - 6.00 pm
  • Friday 8.30 am - 6.00 pm
  • Saturday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm

To arrange an appointment please phone 9650 9372 or book online.

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

 

Eat Love Live presentations and Clinical training for you

Jo is an experienced and dynamic presenter and can tailor a lecture or workshop to meet your school, clinical, educator or organisational needs.

Topic covered may include:

  • General nutrition topics
  • Diet culture, disordered eating, eating disorders
  • Opting out of diet culture
  • Body Image and body positive support
  • Creating body positive supportive spaces
  • Focusing on health – rather than weight
  • The science behind why weight loss diets don’t work
  • Promoting positive Body image development in children
  • Talking about food with children – avoiding harm