Lifestyle Consultations

Our practice provides a client-centred approach in assisting you to reach your wellbeing goals. With a focus on behaviour change and using tailored lifestyle modification, we can assist you in optimising nutrition, exercise and mental health.

We value creativity, trust, openness, innovation, honesty, connectedness.

All our experienced practitioners at Lifestyle Consultations have completed University level education and training and are accredited with their relevant Australian organisations.

Christine Taylor-Lewis APD AN – Dietitian & Nutritionist

Christine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University. Christine is passionate about helping people manage their own physical and mental health through simple and individualised nutrition and lifestyle practices. Christine has a special interest in disordered eating, mental health, lifestyle management, gastrointestinal health, and food intolerances. Her personal experience sparked her interest in the management of food intolerances and gut health and has given her first-hand experience in the difference dietary change can make to quality of life.

Christine believes that social, psychological, biological, economic and environmental factors all affect our health and wellbeing and she prefers to take an holistic approach with her clients. 

Christine is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia.

Maddi Parsons APD AN – Dietitian & Nutritionist

Maddi is the newest addition to the Lifestyle Consultations team as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) having graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelors in Nutrition Science in 2018 and a post graduate Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2021.

She is passionate about supporting individuals in a compassionate and non-judgemental way, assisting them to make practical dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

Maddi will work with you to create a positive relationship around your food, mind and body using a Health At Every Size (HAES ®) approach to practice and her core values as a Dietitian is to offer simple, achievable nutrition support.

Maddi is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia.

Megan Jones APD AN – Dietitian & Nutritionist

Megan is an experienced Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) who graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006.

She is passionate about the Health at Every Size (HAES ®) approach to dietetics and uses this model in her practice. She understands the importance of mental health and wellbeing and the many challenges that come with living with a mental illness.

Megan has extensive experience in supporting people across the lifespan and spent 10 years working at Royal North Shore Hospital supporting frail older people, younger people with a disability and their carers. She has been fortunate enough to work in rural NSW, in health promotion and in private practice in collaboration with GPs and other allied health professionals. More recently, she has worked as the Senior Dietitian at Balmain Hospital.

Megan is a mum to two energetic little people and understands the importance of working together with her patients, their families, and carers to set goals that are realistic, practical and sustainable.

She values authenticity, kindness, compassion and a good sense of humour.

Megan is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia.

Elizabeth Stathakis APD AN – Principal Dietitian & Nutritionist

Lifestyle Consultations was established in 2011 by Elizabeth Stathakis, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach. Elizabeth is passionate about nutrition and lifestyle management as an important contributor to the prevention of ill health and for the management of chronic diseases.

Elizabeth completed a Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science at the University of New South Wales and a postgraduate Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney University, she has completed additional studies in management, leadership, counselling and behaviour change. Elizabeth has worked with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to achieve their health goals from the management of disordered eating, to injury rehabilitation, and optimising sporting performance. She has focused primarily on eating disorders recovery, type two diabetes management, cardiovascular health management and paediatric rehabilitative care. Elizabeth has provided expert comment and written feature articles for The Village Observer, Men’s Health Magazine and Meat & Livestock Australia.

Elizabeth has worked at a Dietitian at the Eating Disorder Units at Wesley Hospital Ashfield and Northside West Clinic Wentworthville, as well as the Senior Dietitian at Hunters Hill Private Hospital. She is currently working with The Butterfly Foundation – the National charity for eating disorders and body image issues, as the Dietitian for group programs in Sydney.

The completion of two degrees is only the beginning of Elizabeth’s studies. She believes in an integrated approach to health care and this means a path of continuous learning through formal and informal education.

Elizabeth is an accredited member of Dietitians Australia.

William Reeves – Chef Extraordinaire

William began his career as a Chef studying classical French and Italian cuisines at Chef Hatted Restaurants. He has worked in some of Sydney’s most exclusive venues including Merivale’s Ivy and Royal Sydney Golf Club’s Links Room. His current focus is on empowering individuals to take control of the home kitchen to create better food for all. 

 

 

Alex – Event Planner

Alex is our wonderful head volunteer event specialist. She has a background in event management, marketing and research. She lends us her time as a volunteer to help create events that sparkle and support in every way.

 

 

Nikita – Admin & Practice Organiser Guru

Nikita oversees everything admin to ensure our practice runs smoothly. She is bubbly, energetic and organised. 

 

Béchamel – Fluffy Therapist

Béchamel is our practice dog, she is an extremely gentle rescue greyhound and is always keen for hugs or pats. Do be careful, she can be a little farty.