Catherine Day, is a Registered Dietitian and Lactation Consultant based in Cape Town, Constantia

Catherine Day provides dietitian services and nutrition consulting to individual patients and clients, groups, business corporations and to the media. She also delivers Medical Nutritional Therapy through a one-on-one consultation from the Southern Suburbs, Constantia, Cape Town.

Alphen House is a medical practice which prides itself on offering services from different medical disciplines. GP, physiotherapist, podiatrist and psychologist services can be assessed as well as yoga, hydrotherapy and Pilates. 

I believe everyone is unique therefore an individual approach is applied to each and every one of my patients/ clients. What works for one may not necessarily work for another person thus it is my goal to work with my patients/ clients to find what works for them. My philosophy is to educate you around nutrition in such a way that you do not need to rely on rigid meal plans to maintain a long-term sustainable healthy eating pattern. This allows you to make good choices irrespective of the food situation you find yourself in. However for some individuals, meal plans do act as a good tool to get you started on your healthy eating journey as well as to assist you with proper portion control. 

I like working with a wide range of clients and have five key areas of interest namely: Healthy Weight Management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Thyroid and Rheumatic Diseases, Pregnancy Nutrition and Breastfeeding (lactation) counselling/ support.  

 

Services

Services provided by Catherine Day, a Registered Dietitian and Certified South African Lactation Consultant.

Food 4 Thought

Visit our blog for articles on nutrition, get recipes for healthy snacks or useful info regarding breastfeeding.

My Values

Catherine Day is all about providing sound and individualized, nutritional advice to her clients and patients.

Corporate

Catherine is a professional speaker and has been involved with in various events and wellness days.

Latest Blog Posts

Chill out – it’s just Easter!

Chill out - it's just Easter! 

Easter time is a time where we get to chill out a little. For most it is the first time we get a little down time after the beginning of the year madness. As we tend to be a little more relaxed... things can get out of hand..  Here are my top three tips to help you through the chocolate mine-field and the too big plates of food.  Chill out - it's just Easter happens every year!  Easter comes around year after year. Chocolate bunnies, come out each year. Those chocolate marshmallows, also come out each year. My point. Easter is an annual thing which means that we don't have to overindulge in chocolate and over-the -top portions just because it is Easter. If you want to live a healthy life - it is important to learn how to deal with any holiday 🙂 One can do so by remembering why it is a holiday to begin with...  Easter should  rather be a time where we CHILL hard and focus on getting some rest after a hectic 3 months of non-stop madness. It is also a time where we should be focused on spending some quality time with the family. Going for walks, going on that hike you always wanted to do and yes enjoying meals together BUT this doesn't have to be over the top just because it is Easter. There are other holidays and even days (birthdays) where we may "celebrate" with chocolate. Chocolate doesn't only come out or exist over Easter time. My advice - pick your favourite Easter treat - enjoy it - savour it and move on. Don't fret and just focus on what Easter is really about (especially if it is a religious holiday for you). Chill out - don't let this time of the year cause unnecessary anxiety around food.  For some who have lost weight in the first 3 months - Holidays can be very difficult as it comes along with MANY temptations. Don't let Easter time BREAK you. BE STRONG by remembering how well you have done and how hard you have worked and then chill out a little. My advice - plan ahead. Pick your favourite treat be it a chocolate or a bigger plate of food- enjoy it - savour it - and most importantly move on. Getting back to healthy eating and healthy living is what counts most. Don't allow yourself to get into that rut of negative thinking. The worst thing you can do at any point is throw in the towel. If you messed up - acknowledge it and move on. Food is meant to be a joyous part of life.  3. Chill out - don't overdo it by having unrealistic expectations and too many unbalanced meals.  Planning your meals makes all the difference. If you are hosting family at home - have healthy options available and the usual maybe less healthy favourites. This allows you to have some of the less healthy favourites but in small portions (sometimes just a taste is all you need) as well as bulking up your plate with plenty of vegetables and salads (hold the dressing to the side). This makes it easier to achieve balance over the Easter period and allows you to balance your meals. Remember food feeds the body and not the emotional side of us. Family, love and support feeds the emotional side of you. So load up on that!  Then plan ahead when it comes to your weight loss goals. If you have unrealistic expectations of yourself then when those expectations are not met - it leaves you feeling CRUSHED. This starts the negative thinking and self-talk (something like, oh dear I stuffed it up, oh well, may as well continue and I will address it after Easter). The subconscious guilt that this way of thinking instills in one is eventually what will break you.  So positive thoughts. Be kind to yourself. Love yourself. So maybe, over Easter, the best you can expect from yourself is weight maintenance. Just chill a little. Just a thought.  Have a wonderful and happy Easter!  For some other great Easter tips - visit Nourish Dietitians Blog- www.nourishdietitians.co.za 

Roasted Chickpeas for Super Salads

October 7, 2015
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For Super Salads and much more...

As mentioned in my super salads blog post, salads are great - but at a stage they can become BORING.. instead of reverting to poorer choices... rather make them more interesting..Salads should be more than just BUNNY food.. add some goodness to your next salad.
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