Welcome to Real Food Dietitians

At Real Food Dietitians we believe in a whole-food, real food approach for everyone. In simple terms this means: no refined carbohydrates, no packaged foods and no added sugars. By eating this way, we will naturally be eating a lower carbohydrate and higher fat diet. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach to nutrition. Your ideal diet will be based on your body type, your goals, your level of physical activity and your genetic history. We  use our clinical judgement and experience to help find the best  approach for you.

Our Services



These are available face to face or remotely via Skype.

Follow Up


These sessions are encouraged to keep you motivated to achieve your goals.

Couple / Family


Do you have a friend or family member who wants to join you?

Low Carb & Keto Challenges


Please email info@realfooddietitians.co.za for more information

Our Team

Bridget Surtees

Bridget has 25 years’ experience as a clinical dietitian and has worked with people of all ages from neonates to the elderly. Her areas of expertise include paediatric nutrition, eating disorders and nutritional therapy for people with features of the metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure)

Bridget obtained her qualification from the University of Cape Town in 1996 after studying a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Bachelor of Science Medical Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics. After graduating she worked overseas where she specialised as a paediatric dietitian through world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital. In 2003 Bridget moved to Sydney Australia and worked for the next 7 years at the Sydney Children’s Hospital. She returned to Cape Town in 2012 with her young family and in 2014  Real Food Dietitians  was established.

Bridget is also :

  • Co-author of  the best selling  book ,”Raising Superheroes” along with Professor Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot
  • Consulting Dietitian to Real Meal Revolution
  • Lecturer on the Nutrition Network platform

Latest Recipes/Blog Posts

Supporting your Immune System: Part 2

Tamzyn Murphy joins Jonno Proudfoot and his clients from Real…

Supporting your Immune System: Part 1

Bridget Surtees joins Jonno Proudfoot  and his clients from…

Bridget Surtees joins Afternoon Express to talk about back to school Wellness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOOKIXGp2Yo Back to school…

Sweet tooth, sick heart

By Tamzyn Murphy, RD, MSc (Dist.)   Guard your heart…

Bringing in the New Year with Auld Lang Syne and Real Foods

By Bridget Surtees (RD)   Its 2020. A New Year and…

Addictive eating

By Tamzyn Murphy RD, MSc (Dist.)   Food addiction…

Night-shift work promotes insulin resistance and weight gain

By Tamzyn Murphy, RD, MSc (dist.)   Night shift workers…

LCHF and kidney function

Except from MSc (Med) Physiology Dissertation (UCT), by Tamzyn…


We are excited to be launching our August  4-WEEK HEALTHY WEIGHT…