After qualifying form UCT in 2006, Kelly started her dietetics career in Kosi Bay in KZN. She then moved to Dubai and worked for Mediclinic for 2 years. After her overseas experience, she decided to come home and start Kelly Lynch- Dietician in Cape Town in 2010. In 2013 her and her husband moved to Durban where she started her second practice.
Her Cape Town practice is now run by Lize Stander, who is an integral member of the KLD team.
Kelly’s passion is helping her clients reach their ‘lifestyle goals’ as she believes that changing your eating habits cannot stand alone – clients need to assess their individual lifestyles and changes need to be strategized in order to see a sustainable, long-term result! She sees a range of disorders from people suffering from chronic disease (diabetes, high blood pressure), those needing to lose weight, those with disordered eating and eating disorders, emotional eaters or those just wanting to live at a higher level of health. She prefers to work with women but she is happy to see men. She does not see children under the age of 14. She believes that every client is different and therefore a holistic and individualistic approach is her formula.
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Kelly is an avid yogi who lives near the beach and spends lots of time outdoors. She loves cooking and creating new things in her kitchen. She loves animals, especially black Labradors and Golden Retrievers. She thinks that your girl friends and your family should be cherished and she loves spending time solving the worlds problems. Her favourite way to spend an evening is doing a power yoga class, then having a homemade meal, a glass of red wine and a good deep conversation about life with her husband, Alan. She absolutely loves life in her new hometown of Durban.
Lize qualified as a registered dietitian in 2013 from the University of Stellenbosch.
She went on to do her community service in the Eastern Cape where she worked in paediatric, maternity and medical wards. She also visited rural clinics and did a course on managing severe acute malnutrition.
Lize then got married and moved to Pietermaritzburg with her husband and worked in a hospital based private practice from 2014 to 2016. She spent a lot of time in the intensive care units as well as counseling patients lifestyle related conditions such as diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and high blood pressure.
At the end of 2016, Lize and her husband were lucky enough to be relocated to Cape Town and Lize joined the Kelly Lynch Dietician team.
Outside of work Lize is passionate about all things food. She enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, going out for meals and having friends and family over for dinners with a glass of bubbly or red wine.
Lize spends a lot of time outdoors, enjoys hiking, scuba diving and running.
Lize believes in a balanced lifestyle, everything in moderation, eating mostly whole foods and a holistic approach to health.