Hester Odendaal

I am a registered dietitian and graduated at the University of the Free State with BSc in Dietetics (Cum Laude). I completed the Advanced Course in Diabetes Care for Health Professionals. I am an EatFit (Eat For Intestinal Tolerance) accredited dietitian who is able to assist with the management of IBS through the low FODMAP diet.

My primary interests are diabetes self-care management, weight management, eating disorders, gastro-intestinal diseases and critical care nutrition. I remind myself and my patients that it is a lifestyle and not a diet. Over-indulging at a wedding or party is part of life and happens. As long as one returns the next day to your healthy routine.

I am a wife and a mother of three beautiful boys. My family is my wealth and I spend as much time with them as possible. I enjoy outdoor activities like camping and running. I am thankful for happiness and blessings in my life. I live life to the fullest. I love food and enjoy preparing delicious and healthy food. I love consulting with my patients, it is a wonderful privilege to be part of the multi-disciplinary team.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr