Nishaat Patel

  • Master of Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science: Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Science: Food Science

Nishaat Patel

  • Master of Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science: Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Science: Food Science


Exercise and Diet are inseparable when it comes to living a holistic and healthy lifestyle. Intelligent training programs combined with professional dietary guidance helps set our clients up with an outstanding foundation to achieve success with their health goals.

Through Nishaat’s 7 years of study to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian she has developed a comprehensive understanding of the human body and how to leverage nutrition to help achieve the outcomes you are looking for, whether that be weight loss, muscle gain or anything in between.

Making lifestyle changes can be difficult but with the right advice and guidance we endeavour to support you on a holistic level as you move towards a healthier and happier version of you!


Our ultimate goal at Functional For Life is to help you with long term- positive habitual health changes. Changing embedded habits can be extremely difficult, however with a team looking out for you the chances of reaching your goals increases dramatically. While your trainer focuses on prescribing and delivering the best exercise program to suit your body type and situation, Nish can help to support and guide you towards incrementally improving your eating habits. The service includes an initial and comprehensive meeting with Nish where, she will discuss:

  • In-depth discussion of your nutrition-related health goals and what you are looking for
  • Assessment of your weight/height, weight history and any relevant blood tests/medical tests
  • Discussion of any clinical issues (for example: indigestion after eating)-
  • Assessment and discussion of your current eating habits and overview of your 3-day food diary for amounts, types and quality of foods in your diet-
  • Planning for nutritional management including strategies to help you reach your goals (targeted to your lifestyle)

Regular follow ups will be scheduled from here, to check in and continue to tweak and evolve your food intake and move you towards not only your goal but lifelong habitual change!


The minimum qualification for a personal trainer is a Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness. Whilst nutrition is touched on in this course, it only allows personal trainers to give dietary advice based on the ‘Australian Guide to Healthy Eating’. Whilst this can be sufficient, we believe it is important to employ additional expertise due to the potentially complex nature of ones nutrition in relation to their specific body type. An Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) is a university qualified nutrition professional who:

  • Translates the vast amount of scientific health and nutrition information out there into practical advice to help you reach your health goals
  • Understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to healthier eating behaviours
  • Works with you as part of a team to support you in making healthier eating choices
  • Assesses your nutritional needs and creates personalized eating plans that work for your lifestyle
  • Is flexible and client/patient-focused
  • Remains up-to-date on the latest nutrition advances and participates in lifelong training, research and ongoing education
  • Practices within the Dietitians of Australia Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice