• Lauren-Jane du Toit (Bartholomew), RD (SA) ,completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of Stellenbosch. Thereafter she did her community service year at the Port Alfred Public-Private Hospital in the Eastern Cape.

  • Lauren has a passion for working with people and helping them achieve their goals. Seeing a smile on her patients’ faces makes her day! She has a passion and love for food. Always thinking about the next meal, what’s on the menu and what the combination is going to be?

  • Lauren has been in private practice since beginning of 2012 and is enjoying it thoroughly! She is a mom to a busy boy, and expecting baby Number 2 in May 2019,so she understands the high demands on life to be healthy and stay active as well as spend time with family.

  • Lauren is also registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Association of Dietetics South Africa (ADSA) and attends continuous education programmes and reads articles to stay abreast with the latest and upcoming research in nutrition.

  • She is involved in private corporate wellness days and does extensive individual dietary assessments and meal plans. Lauren now operates from 2 offices- Durbanville and Panorama Intercare.

  • Lauren will be inviting a new locum DIetitian to her team as from May 2019 to cover her Maternity leave till September. Please note- Only registered and competent Dietitians are hired at this practice

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My Services

We provide a variety of services in the Dietetics field to suit your individual needs.

Please note - We do not support the LCHF/Banting lifestyle.

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Weight loss*

We offer a very popular 8 and 12 week weight loss package which includes:

  • These rates are for 2019 only
  • An initial 1 hour consultation
  • Individualised meal plan
  • 4 or 6 follow-up's every 2 weeks OR NEW program offering weekly weigh-ins for 8 or 12 weeks
  • Necessary changes/ alterations can be made throughout the programme
  • Individuals:
    • 8 weeks: R2600 (weekly weigh-in)/ R2400 (2- weekly weigh-in)
    • 12 weeks: R3400 (weekly weigh-in )/ R2800 (2 weekly weigh-in)
  • Couples:
    • 8 weeks: R3710 (Weekly weigh-in) /R2910 (2 weekly weigh-in)
    • 12 weeks: R4910 (weekly weigh-in)/ R3710 (2 weekly weigh-in)
  • 8 weeks: R1940; 12 weeks R2440
  • We can also claim from your medical aid savings account according to your schemes rates - These rates will be more than rates above
  • Discount is offered to join for another 8 or 12 weeks
  • Couples packages available - please contact for details
  • Also offer a monitoring service for 8 or 12 weeks, excluding a meal plan

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Vitality nutritional assessments

  • We are registered on the Discovery Vitality network
  • NEW - Starting in March earn up to 11 050 points on the Discovery weight loss program
  • Discovery members can earn 1000 points per annum - R360pp
  • Individualised meal plans are done at an additional charge according to the practice rates
  • Earn extra points by doing the Discovery weight loss program R390pp

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Other services

  • Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal problems (IBS/ intolerances/hernia/diverticulitis)
  • Arthritis & gout
  • High blood pressure & cholesterol
  • Renal failure
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition during and after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Vegetarianism
  • Home visits are offered if patient is bed-bound

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Fees

This practice is linked to all major medical aids in South Africa.

Consultations and meal plans can be claimed directly on your behalf according to your schemes rates, provided you have a medical aid savings portion.

Cash payments are slightly lower than medical aid rates. We do have card facilities available.

For more enquiries regarding fees, please contact us.

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what patients say about us

"My life has changed from the time I first made an appointment to see Lauren .Not only have I lost 10 kilos but also gained confidence to start water aerobics. The road has not always been easy but with the support and guidance of Lauren I have made vast changes to not only my weight but my injectable medication has basically halved. I must admit that I could not do it on my own but needed to take ownership of my life and luckily I have built up a relationship with Lauren and feel confident to discuss my feelings and needs with her."*

Diabetic and hypertensive patient

"I had over the last 2 – 3 years steadily been gaining weight.I knew that I had to do something but kept on putting it off.In January 2014 after coming back from holiday, I decided that I could’nt put it off any longer.After searching on the internet for a dietitian in Durbanville, I found Lauren’s and just liked what I read.At the first consultation, I immediately felt that this could work and I have not looked back.The eating plan which I started was easy to follow.I am not yet at my goal weight but will continue until I reach it as I realise that it is not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be and all it takes is discipline and a very encouraging dietitian."*

Weight Loss Patient

"In March 2013 I made a decision that I needed to do something about my weight. I did not want to follow a diet, I wanted to change my eating habits. I went to see Lauren who provided me with a very easy to follow eating plan and some basic rules which have impacted me positively. The rules are to give your metabolism a kick start as early as possible, eat fat free products, drink lots of water and to stick to low GI products. If you are going to indulge at a party you need balance this with your food intake over the day. My weight loss has been gradual and over 1½ years I have dropped two sizes in clothing and am enjoying the new me!"*

Weight Loss Patient

"Before going to Lauren, I was frustrated with the weight I had gained. I dreaded to find something to wear or even seeing myself in the mirror. I’m 47 years old and went to Lauren in November 2013 to lose about 4 – 5 kg. Lauren has been amazing and with a lot of encouragement and also dedication from my side, it is with huge satisfaction that I’ve lost 6.5kg by April 2014. I’m now on a maintenance program and weigh-in every 6 – 8 weeks. I face every day with new confidence and just love my wardrobe all over again."*

Weight Loss Patient

Lauren operates from Durabnville on Tuesdays, wednesdays and Fridays and Panorama on Mondays and Thursdays and 2 saturdays per month.

Please note*: If you are suffering from any medical conditions, please notify the dietitian during the consultation. Results may vary as causes for being overweight or obese vary from person to person. It can be genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical.