Louise Deacon Dietician Bloemfontein

Louise Deacon Dietician | Dieetkundige

Dietician in Bloemfontein

Louise Deacon Dietician | Dieetkundige is a general dietetics practice situated in Bloemfontein. The main force behind Louise Deacon Dietician | Dieetkundige is the deep desire to help individuals treat their long-term diet and nutrition goals. Whether you’re seeking help with weight loss, gut health, condition-specific nutrition or sports nutrition, each client is individually evaluated and provided with a well-researched and comprehensive plan that can be followed for the rest of their lives.
weight loss

Weight Loss

Improving overall health and assisting weight loss by addressing overweight, obesity and insulin resistance and providing a personalised plan based on client-specific needs.


Gut Health

Improving gastrointestinal concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular disease, surgery to the gut, and their related symptoms by obtaining the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity and more.

gut health
condition specific nutrition

Condition-specific nutrition

Improving overall health and supporting immunity by addressing diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, respiratory conditions, and providing a personalised plan based on client-specific needs.

Sports nutrition

Improving overall sports performance by providing the correct eating regimen to enhance a physical training programme.
meet the dietician


Meet the dietician

Louise Deacon graduated from the University of the Free State with a degree in B.Sc. Dietetics (Hons) in 2017.

In 2018 she completed her community service year in Hartswater in the Northern Cape. During 2019 she completed the CDE Advanced Course in Diabetes Care and early 2020 she became a certified OPTIFAST dietician.

Louise worked in private practice since 2019 and opened Louise Deacon Dietician | Dieetkundige  in May 2020. She works in collaboration with De Lange and De Klerk Biokinetics, a biokineticist practice based in Bloemfontein, and is situated at this practice.

What is OPTIFAST®?

A very low-calorie diet (VLCD) provides roughly 800 kcal of energy daily, which is less than half the calorie content of a conventional weight loss diet. The diet must also contain enough protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to help you lose weight safely. The OPTIFAST programme is a medically monitored weight loss programme that follows a VLCD, and it’s multidisciplinary approach combines proven essential features of weight loss success (medical monitoring, nutrition education, exercise guidance, full meal replacement and behaviour modification). The programme is recommended for patients with BMI >30kg/m2 or BMI >27kg/m2 with comorbidities. These include individuals whose health status and comorbidities have been exacerbated due to excess weight and those who must lose weight or face potential surgery and/or increase medication use. Usually lasting 26 to 52 weeks, the OPTIFAST programme is comprised of three phases:
  • 1. Active weight loss (12 – 16 weeks)
  • 2. Transition (2 – 4 weeks)
  • 3. Long-term management/ maintenance (up to 52 weeks)
The OPTIFAST nutritionally complete meal replacement products provide all the required vitamins and minerals in an adult diet. The products are designed to produce rapid and significant weight loss while preserving lean body mass by providing adequate protein. OPTIFAST products are available as shakes, soups and bars. Shakes come in a variety of flavours from chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and even dessert (lemon meringue) as well.


Louise Deacon Dietician Bloemfontein Dieetkundige