Hi, my name is Kim Hofmann and I am a Registered Dietician in South Africa.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with people, assisting them with their issues. Growing up in a healthy household, made me very aware of food, and I realised early on that many people worry about their weight. At the same time I also went through my own issues with food and weight.
After taking a year off to au-pair in Germany, I came back ready to study. I started with a BSc at Wits, majoring in Psychology and Physiology. I then went on to do my honours in Psychology before moving to Cape Town to study Dietetics at UCT.
Thereafter I was able to start on my mission of helping people eat and live healthy. My interest has become more focused, and I particularly love working with people who want to lose weight, but can’t seem to keep it off because they are stuck in a diet mentality and their feelings around food have become disordered. To be well balanced we need to look at nutrition, exercise, stress (or quietness), as well as our emotions and thoughts. Finding the reasons behind why the binging and other unhealthy habits are around and how to change them is the key.
I now have a successful private practice in Claremont. I see clients one-on-one at my office but also help those who aren't able to come through via Skype or Zoom. I work with a wide range of people, from those seeking to lose weight to those with special medical needs.