The Non-Diet Approach

Fine tune your eating for better health without having to restrict certain food or follow a strict regime. The non-diet approach is suitable for:

  • General health & fitness
  • Yoyo dieting
  • Feeling unhappy with your body
  • Non-hungry eating
  • Emotional or binge eating
  • Increase energy levels
  • High cholesterol, blood sugar or impaired glucose tolerance
  • Any diet related medical condition

Zoe Nicholson
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Forget the latest fad, forget trying to be "clean" or "sugar free", forgetdiet foods, forget shakes & juices, At figureate, we believe you should enjoy food, especially your favourite food.

Identify and manage food intolerance

Zoe has been working as a food intolerance dietitian for over 12 years, helping people with the RPAH (or failsafe) elimination diet now accounts for around half her full time practice.

Nutritionists & Dietitians in Melbourne

figureat has offices in Malvern, East Melbourne, North Melbourne and Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast)


Expert advice from dietitians & nutritionists who love food!

Heal your relationship with food and reconnect with the pleasure of eating! The Non-Diet Approach and Intuitive Eating


At figureate, accredited practising dietitians Zoe Nicholson, Kerrie Hill and Nina Mills, will help you get off the dieting merry-go-round and help you reconnect with your appetite in order to nourish your body well and rediscover the pleasure of eating. Through this process you’ll be able let go of any food anxiety or guilt, feel better in your body and be the healthiest version of you. No cutting our your favourite foods, no going without and no dieting. At figureate, we use the Non-Diet Approach and Intuitive Eating to help you achieve and maintain your health and fitness goals.


Our philosophy is simple…

  • A positive attitude to food is more important than always striving to make the”right” food choice
  • Reconnect with your signals of hunger and fullness
  • Establish and nurture a healthy relationship with food, eating and your body
  • Reconnect with food, practice eating mindfully and you can enjoy all food
  • Encourage a variety of fresh whole foods, especially plant based foods

Melbourne dietitians and nutritionists

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Our mission

To help you stop dieting, help you rediscover the pleasure in eating and to nurture a healthy relationship with food and your body.


Do you suspect you have food intolerances?

Gastrointestinal health is a special interest of ours and we help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fructose malabsorption, FODMAP intolerance, Coeliac Disease, lactose intolerance and natural food chemical sensitivity (salicylates, amines, glutamate).


Zoe has been helping people with the RPAH (or failsafe) elimination diet for over 10 years and this now accounts for around half her full time practice. Click RPAH elimination diet for more information. Kerrie and Angela have also been trained in using the RPAH elimination diet and have Zoe as their mentor to provide you the best possible assistance with the elimination and food challenge process.


Is your gut bothering you?

Or do you think you may have fructose malabsorption?


Zoe, Kerrie and Angela have been fully trained in identifying and managing FODMAP issues (includes fructose malabsorption). Zoe spent 8 years co-ordinating the Melbourne based fructose malabsorption support groups and has developed a number of FODMAP resources that are used by a number of dietitians around Australia. We will also provide you low FODMAP recipes and meals plans (on request). Click here for FODMAPs.


Get quality nutritional advice from Melbourne’s expert dietitians

A qualified dietitian (APD) can help you with all your nutrition questions, from general daily needs to detailed advice for specific health conditions. At figureate, we use The Non-Diet Approach, Intuitive Eating and Medical Nutrition Therapy to ensure you receive scientifically proven advice. Read more about our services and the rates we offer at figureate.


Figureate has offices in Malvern, East Melbourne and North Melbourne to service the inner city, South Eastern and Northern suburbs of Melbourne. Figureate now services the Sunshine Coast with a new clinic in Maroochydore.


See contact for location details and make an appointment to see Melbourne and Sunshine Coast nutritionists today.

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Only by changing the way you approach weight loss, can you really start to manage your eating habits better.