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CONSULTATIONS

During your visit we will develop a nutrition plan that suits you, based on your health, lifestyle and/or sports needs.

You will be provided with written information as needed to support your understanding and help you to put your plan into action. 

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MEAL PLANS

Individual meal plans are a valuable tool for those with busy training schedules and/or special dietary requirements.

 

Meal plans provide a practical example of weekly training or competition nutrition and hydration to support your sports performance and health goals. 

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BODY COMPOSITION

Skin folds are used primarily in athletic populations where increased muscle mass and optimal fat mass levels are required and achieved through measured exercise and diet.

 

However, they can be a great tool for monitoring your own fat mass when they are performed correctly. 

CONSULTATIONS

How do I make an appointment?

Bookings and any further information about my services can be arranged by contacting me via email at erin.a.colebatch@gmail.com.

What do I need to do before my visit?

A pre-assessment form and further details regarding your appointment will be provided to you via email once your booking is confirmed. Please complete and return the form via email at least 24 hours prior to your initial visit.

What do I need to do between dietitian visits?

Between visits you have the opportunity to implement your nutrition plan. As part of this, you may be recommended to keep an ongoing food and/or training record, depending on your needs and preferences. For subsequent visits, we will monitor your progress and make adjustments to your plan as required. 

 

What is the cost of my dietitian visits?

  • Initial visit: $140 (75-90 minutes)

  • Subsequent visits: $80 (45-60 minutes)

  • Detailed meal plan (for training or competition): $50 – developed and emailed to you following your session

You may claim private health rebates, depending on your level of cover. Please check with your health insurance fund regarding rebates prior to your appointment.

 
CONSULTATIONS

How do I make an appointment?

Bookings and any further information about my services can be arranged by contacting me via email at erin.a.colebatch@gmail.com.

What do I need to do before my consult?

A pre-assessment form and further details regarding your appointment will be provided to you via email once your booking is confirmed. Please complete and return the form via email at least 24 hours prior to your initial consult.

What formats are offered for my consult?

Consults can be done online via Zoom (local and non-local clients) or face-to-face (local clients only). Consults are available between 11 am - 5 pm Australian Central Standard Time on Saturdays. Alternative appointment times can be arranged on request.

 

What will we discuss during my consult?

During your initial consult we will assess your personal goals, lifestyle and daily routine, medical information, gastrointestinal function, diet, training schedule and/or race plans. This information will be used to define your goals, using a SMART approach (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time-bound).  You will be provided nutrition information and we will develop individualised strategies to assist you in achieving your goals.

During review consults, we will reflect on your progress, continue your nutrition learning and develop additional strategies to support you in achieving your goals.

A session summary and all handouts discussed will be emailed to you following your appointment. You are welcome to contact me with quick questions via email between sessions. Please allow up to 3 days for an email reply. 

What do I need to do between consults?

Between consults you have the opportunity to implement your nutrition plan. As part of this, you may be recommended to keep an ongoing food and/or training record, depending on your needs and preferences. For subsequent consults, we will monitor your progress and make adjustments to your plan as required. 

 

What is the cost of my consult?

  • Initial consult: $180 (75 - 90 minutes)

  • Subsequent consult: $100 (45 - 60 minutes)

  • Body composition assessment (skin folds – local clients only): $50 (30min)

  • Detailed meal plan (for training or competition): $150 – developed and emailed to you following your consult

 

You may claim private health rebates, depending on your level of cover. Please check with your health insurance fund regarding rebates prior to your appointment.

The time allocated to your consult facilitates a strong working relationship, through a good understanding of your personal situation and goals, ensuring your understanding of the information provided and developing a plan that motivates and excites you.

MEAL PLANS

Weekly detailed training meal plans

Don’t leave it until the week before race day! If you’re looking for best performance at your next race or competition, the biggest gains will be from good sports nutrition to support your training! 

 

Weekly training plans are periodised depending on your training phase and day-to-day training schedule. Periodisation of your nutrition involves strategic use of nutrition and exercise, or nutrition only, with the overall aim to maximise adaptations to optimise performance. This may include high carbohydrates on heavy training days and some days with lower carbohydrate, gut-training protocols, protein spacing to maximise muscle maintenance/gains and training with various supplements that may increase long-term training adaptations.

You can view a sample training meal plan here.

 

Competition nutrition and hydration plans

Competition plans are developed to maximise fuel stores and hydration prior to competition, fuel and hydrate adequately during competition and use supplements appropriately to support sports performance. These plans need to be practised and refined, hence it is recommended to develop your plan at least 3 months out from your event (ideally 6 months for key events). At least six consults will be required to ensure key nutrition and hydration concepts are discussed and practised adequately so you can be confident in your plan.

You can view a sample race plan here.

 
BODY COMPOSITION

Routine monitoring of body composition among athletes across state academies and institutes of sport in Australia is the measurement of skin folds. 

 

The International Society of the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) has developed international standards for the anthropometric assessment and an international anthropometry accreditation scheme. For quality assurance, an ISAK-accredited anthropometrist (such as myself) should take your measurements. It is important to have your skinfolds taken by the same measurer, and ideally at the same time of day and without any heavy exercise in recent days.

You will need to be able to sit and stand in an upright position. The skinfolds sites will be located, which will involve using a tape measurer and feeling for certain bones. Marks will be made to designate the skinfolds sites using a pen. Skinfold measurement will be taken from 7 sites on your body, usually from the right-hand side. The tester pinches the skin at each site to raise a double layer of skin and the underlying fat tissue, but not the muscle. Callipers are then used to read the skin fold measurement. There is minimal physical discomfort associated with these tests.

 

What do I need to do before my body composition assessment?

  • Ensure you have not done any heavy exercise in the previous day.

  • It is recommended that you avoid large meals and excessive amounts of fluid for at least 8 hours prior to your skin folds measurements. It is also recommended to use the toilet prior to your skinfolds measurements.

  • You will need to be in minimal clothing (underwear, crop top or bike shorts) for your tester to take your skinfolds. These garments can be worn under your regular clothes. Please do not use moisturizer prior to your assessment.

 

Whether skin folds assessment is appropriate for you will be discussed during your appointment. Body composition assessment can be combined with an initial consult/review appointment or done as a stand-alone.