Dietitian

We welcome Sally Macklinshaw from Bite Into Life Nutrition, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist.

Through evidence-based dietary advice, counselling and support I am dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals. I don’t believe in diets, fads or extreme restrictions (because ultimately they don’t work!). My goal is to help you achieve a sustainable healthy lifestyle and long term results through a personal approach.

I can help with weight loss, heart disease, diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and sports nutrition, just to name a few!

“Don’t do a diet, do a lifestyle!”– Sally Macklinshaw

Sally Macklinshaw

Dietitian

Weight Loss

Winning with weight loss doesn’t involve dieting. Most fad diets are unsustainably restrictive, unsocial and ultimately lead to failure. Successful weight loss involves a sensible, realistic approach to healthy eating and active living.

Our Dietitian is passionate about helping you find the lifestyle that’s going to work and develop a way of life that’s for the long term and not stressful day to day.

Bite Into Life Nutrition can design a personal eating plan to suit you with guidance, education and support. Other ways we can help:
▪ Understanding food labels
▪ Modifying family favourite recipes to make them healthier
▪ New meal and snack ideas
▪ Address dietary behaviours such as snacking, bingeing, overeating, meal skipping, self-sabotage
▪ Meal planning and prepping
▪ Achieving balance and moderation
▪ Healthy choices when eating out

Clinical Nutrition

Dietitians are University Qualified Health Professionals trained to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy to individuals to treat or prevent specific health conditions. Many modern lifestyle-related diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes can often be prevented or significantly improved by diet and exercise. We can help you develop a great eating plan that will work for you and your particular circumstance.

Some of the clinical issues that may can benefit from Medical Nutrition Therapy:
▪ Cardiovascular Disease – high cholesterol, high blood pressure
▪ Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational
▪ Obesity, Bariatric Surgery
▪ Childhood obesity
▪ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
▪ Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease
▪ Infertility, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
GP referrals are preferred but not necessary.

Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition is a complex science which can significantly affect your performance. Timing the right types and amounts of carbs, proteins and fats are all important for optimal performance. Hydration is also a critical factor that is often overlooked.

Whether you’re an individual athlete or team player, endurance or explosive, novice or elite, young or old, your performance can be enhanced by optimal nutrition.

Some of the different areas we can assist with:
▪ Long distance running and cycling
▪ Strength sports
▪ Low body weight sports
▪ Travel and tournaments
▪ Pre & Post Match meals and hydration
▪ General Healthy Eating for athletes
▪ Athletes with special diets e.g. diabetes or food intolerances
▪ Nutrition for junior athletes and sporting teams
▪ Seminars – workshops or information nights on sports nutrition, hydration or general healthy eating to assist your team in getting the edge!

Body Composition Analysis

Sally is a Level 1 Accredited Anthropometrist, a specialised skill in applying skinfold testing to measure body composition and determine body fat percentage. This analysis can be used to assess changes in muscle mass and body fat as a result of nutrition, training and lifestyle changes over time.

Body Composition results include your body fat percentage, sum of 7 skinfolds, somatotype, BMI and waist-to-hip ratio.

Health Talks & Programs

We can provide expert Dietitian talks for workplace, sporting team or special interest groups.

Need some motivating healthy eating inspiration or education to de-bunk some of the confusion online and in the media?

Bite Into Life Nutrition can tailor a talk, workshop or seminar to suit your needs.

Examples of seminars we’ve done in the past:
▪ Label Reading – What does it all mean?
▪ Eating out without affecting your waistline
▪ Carbohydrates – Friend or Foe?
▪ Healthy Eating & Weight Loss
▪ Diets Debunked
▪ How to survive the festive season!

FAQ's

How long is the consultation?
Do I need a referral?
What should I wear?
What should I bring?
Can I see the Dietitian today?
Can Physios refer for Xrays and scans?
Do you accept all health funds?
How much does it cost to see the Dietitian?
Can you bulk bill Dietitian?
Are you NDIS registered?
Is there a cancellation policy?
How long is the consultation?

New episode Dietitian appointments are normally 60 minutes to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.

Do I need a referral?

For private clients no referral is required so you can book in straight away! If you have a work injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.

What should I wear?

Please bring along/ wear suitable light loose fitting clothing that you can move in and to allow access to your problem area. Eg. for the neck/ shoulder a light singlet, shorts for the knee/ ankle. We also have gowns available. Bring along your running shoes if you have foot and ankle problems.

What should I bring?

Please bring all recent relevant reports, scans, letters and any other information regarding your injury with you. You may also bring a medication list if you have one.

Can I see the Dietitian today?

Our Dietitian is popular, however in most cases we can help you see a Dietitian within 24 hours. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll do our best to make something work.

Can Physios refer for Xrays and scans?

Physios can refer for spinal xrays via Medicare if indicated (though in the vast majority of cases they are not indicated). For peripheral xrays and other scans a GP or Specialist referral is required for Medicare funding coverage- we can advise you if we think that these are necessary and liaise directly with your doctor to arrange fast tracking when needed.

Do you accept all health funds?

Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our HICAPs terminal, the vast majority of funds are eligible via HICAPs.

How much does it cost to see the Dietitian?

What can we help you with? Feel free to give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you. The cost to fix your problem will depend on a number of factors which we can clearly discuss at your first consultation where we strive to work within your budget and needs.

Can you bulk bill Dietitian?

No, however as Medicare registered providers we can process your claim with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. After claiming you are just paying the $19.05 difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.

Are you NDIS registered?

We are not presently NDIS registered however we can see NDIS clients who are “self managed”. Please contact us for more information regarding this service.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6 hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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