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Nutrition

Nutrition

We believe there is no 'one size fits all' approach to healthy living. We are all unique, we have different body types & food preferences, to be long-lasting, the changes you make, must be your way. We will provide expert nutrition advice and challenge you on other aspects of your life for a rounded approach to your health.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian has a Masters or Post Grad Diploma in Dietetics. Dietitians are food and nutrition industry experts.

Emma is a member of Dietitians New Zealand. Sports Dietitians have undertaken additional training to provide sport specific nutrition advice for athletes and keen sports men and women.

Nutrition Foundations

If you are trying to achieve a specific sports goal, then consider whether you have a good nutrition foundation to help you get there.

  • Are you eating your three main meals per day?
  • Do these meals contain carbohydrate, lean protein & vegetables or fruit?
  • Are you eating snacks before or after your training sessions?
  • Do these snacks fit well with what you are trying to achieve (e.g. a protein based snack following a strength & conditioning workout, or a carbohydrate rich snack following a high intensity or long duration cardio session)
  • Are you drinking enough fluid to remain hydrated? Dehydration leads to poor concentration & performance.


The lure of supplements and ergogenic products (performance enhancing products) are tempting, but if you have not got your nutrition foundation sorted then these performance enhancing aids will not do all that they promise.

Book in to see Emma, she will review your diet, training routines and help you address the basics well, plus advise on any supplement use so that you are doing all you can to reach your goals.

Getting back in shape

Recovering from injuries can also lead to changes in body composition & weight that may not fall in line with your view of health and/or health goals.

To ensure that you maintain a healthy weight or desired weight/body composition for your sport, be sure to book in with Emma for a consultation.

Nutrition
Recovery nutrition

Good food & nutrition is essential for faster recovery from injuries and sporting events/games and training sessions.

The type of food,...
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Recovery nutrition

Good food & nutrition is essential for faster recovery from injuries and sporting events/games and training sessions.

The type of food, when you eat and how much can hugely influence your recovery.

Your food preferences need to be taken into account, but in general, the food needs to contain lean protein to assist in muscle repair, be high in quality carbohydrate to replenish your glycogen stores, and top it off with a fluid source which hydrates and replenishes electrolytes lost through sweat, particularly if you have exercised for greater than 60 minutes or in very hot conditions.

Gut issues

Do you suffer from abdominal pain, bloating & wind, constipation or diarrhoea?

Emma is an expert in identifying how much food...
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Gut issues

Do you suffer from abdominal pain, bloating & wind, constipation or diarrhoea?

Emma is an expert in identifying how much food plays a role in your symptoms. She can guide you through a process of dietary elimination and then re-introduction of foods to help you eat the most varied diet possible with the least amount of symptoms.

Nutrition Services

Emma offers a wide range of nutrition services including:

  • Sports nutrition: optimising training and competition, sports education sessions & seminars
  • ISAK Level...
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Nutrition Services

Emma offers a wide range of nutrition services including:

  • Sports nutrition: optimising training and competition, sports education sessions & seminars
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometric (Skinfold) Assessment
  • Food intolerance and allergies
  • Weight management: individual advice and seminars
  • Diabetes (type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes) management
  • Cholesterol reduction through diet & lifestyle
  • Irritable bowel disease (IBS) dietary management
  • Vegetarian and Vegan eating
  • Women's health (e.g. PCOS, pregnancy nutrition)
  • Workplace wellness seminars

Emma holds clinics at Aspire Health & Sports in Bethlehem as well as at our First Ave clinic.

Who we work with
  • Golf Omanu
  • Foot mechanics
  • Aquaferns
  • Surf life saving
  • NZ Wasps
  • Otumoetai Eels Rugby League Club
  • MDK
  • Impact gymsport academy
  • Smiths sportshoes
  • Inside running academy
  • Aspire Health and Sports
  • Ben Williams - Cricket Coaching
  • Active mums
  • Mount Joggers & Walkers
  • THE ATHLETE FACTORY