Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery and Back on Track Dietary Support:

Amanda Clark, of Great Ideas in Nutrition is an expert in bariatric nutrition and has been supporting patients since 1999. Amanda and her team specialise in weight management and have all the tools, strategies and referral contacts for any issue.

Amanda is the author of Portion Perfection for Bariatrics and creator of the Bariatric Plate and she is content director for Beyond Bariatric Surgery – everything you need to move on – a library of podcasts for people who have had or plan to have bariatric surgery. We also run a moderated closed group on Facebook at Bariatric Surgery Eating.

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We offer one on one consultancy and comprehensive post surgery support packages.

Our face to face services are located at Bundall on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads/ Coolangatta on the border of NSW and QLD and Goonellabah near Lismore in northern NSW. We also offer Skype and telephone support for clients around Australia and around the world.

We are experienced with all forms of bariatric surgery and their nutritional consequences. Including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Omega loop bypass, also known as the mini gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric banding or conversions from one surgery to another.

In 2015 our Portion Perfection for Bariatrics kit was researched by Bond University on the Gold Coast and found to significantly reduce emotional eating amongst the bariatric community.

Amanda has been an advisor, directing the formulation of appropriate multivitamins in Australia and the USA to meet the needs of bariatric surgery patients. She is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian which denotes her as a leader within the dietetic field.

We are Bariatric Dietitians with years of experience

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  • Laura King, who practices from our Tweed and Bundall rooms has been with the practice for over 6 years and is a dual qualified dietitian and exercise physiologist providing added insight into workable strategies for you. Renee Hrudicka is also an experienced bariatric practitioner and runs our Goonellabah clinic in northern NSW.


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  • The Bariatric toolkit includes the pictorial book Portion Perfection for Bariatrics – seeing is understanding, plus the 4 Week Weight Loss Menu Plan which contains nutritionally balanced recipes made to perfectly fit the bariatric plate. There’s also a bowl with cup measures on the inside, a handy snack guide and perfectly portioned snack containers to make getting your eating on track easy and convenient.


  • In 2015 our Portion Perfection for Bariatrics kit was researched by Bond University on the Gold Coast and found to significantly reduce emotional eating amongst the bariatric community.

We support people who plan to, or have had surgery around the globe and can liaise with your surgeon or support team to coordinate care.

We recognise that the surgery is only one piece of the solution. You can thank your surgery for so much and thank yourself for the rest of the success. We help you to identify what those added strategies are that are particular for you and help you find easy and meaningful ways to apply them.

We know the factors that contribute to weight regain down the track from surgery and that the work you do in the first 12 months post surgery impacts the likelihood of weight regain.

Book online to get started now or phone us on 07 5536 6400 and our friendly staff will assist you with your needs for products or services.

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For the optimum quality service we spend 45 minutes during the initial assessment covering the following...

  • Review of your health history
  • Assessment of your usual food & exercise habits
  • Determining your goals
  • Planning a course of action to achieve your goals
  • Scheduling optimal follow up

You’ll also get reports on body composition, exercise prescription and computer nutritional analysis as deemed appropriate for your needs. There are no additional costs for these services as they’re included in your consultation fee. To assist in your health management, a report is made back to your referring doctor soon after the consultation where appropriate.

Rebates or funding may apply from your private health fund, Medicare, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA), or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and can be processed at time of consultation.

We also offer a limited bulk billed service for Tweed Heads, Gold Coast & Lismore (Goonellabah) Dietitian appointments for financially disadvantaged with an appropriate referral, please call 07 5536 6400 for more details.

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