Sven's success story

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both for the past year of incredible support, focus and attention during my journey towards better longterm health.

From the moment Sarah first met me in ICU to my most recent consultation with Munchwize Dietitians, you have both been committed to my wellbeing and a crucial part of my success in transforming my life.

My battle with high-cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia and obesity has not been an easy one, but your counsel, tips, advice, care and on-going support have helped me gain insight into why I eat, how I can make healthier choices and have encouraged me to make significant long-term changes to my lifestyle which has resulted in REAL change in my life.

I’ve lost (and more importantly kept off) over 11 Kg’s in the past year. I’ve exercised more regularly than I did in the past 15 years of my life. More importantly, I sleep better, have a generally happier disposition and more energy at work and in the evenings and over weekends.

Especially weekends.
I used to spend a weekend on the couch, exhausted and depressed. I had no idea why I couldn’t get up and do fun things and my wife was more and more concerned about my well-being.

It may seem hyperbolic to say, but you have both brought me back from the edge and I cannot thank you enough for my new life. My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in June this year and I cannot wait to play with her, knowing that I won’t be out-of-breath or unable to have fun as my little one explores the world around her.

To anyone else struggling with their health or considering a change in lifestyle, I can only say this: ENLIST SUPPORT - working with Munchwize Dietitians has been hugely rewarding and worth every moment spent with them and I would not be here today without them.

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Brendan's success story

About 3 months ago I first came to see Munchwize Dietitians and let me say that it was the best decision I have ever made. Growing up I’ve always had a problem with my weight and when I thought of losing weight, I immediately thought I’d have to spend hours in the gym. To my surprise, weight loss was more about what was going into your body. They had given me an eating plan, which I stuck to for about the first two months. Now I can proudly say that I am still using the eating plan as a guideline but I’ve adapted to a completely healthy lifestyle. One thing that I’m more aware of now, is the nutritional value of the food that I eat. I’m consistently checking the labels and just always trying to make the healthier choice.

Over the past 3 months I have lost 9kgs, and I cannot weight (pun intended) to lose more! As a 21 year old male, you’d expect your body to look its best and I know with Munchwize Dietitians by my side I will continue to reach my goals.

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Earlier this year after feeling permanently tired with no energy, I discovered, following a visit to my doctor, that I had high cholesterol. No wanting to go the route of being reliant on cholesterol tablets, I decided to contact a dietician to try and bring my cholesterol levels back in line. If successful in a new eating regime, a further benefit would be weight loss, which I also needed to achieve. After meeting with Munchwize Dietitians regularly in less than 3 months, the results have been incredibly satisfying, most importantly, I have managed to bring my cholesterol down to acceptable, healthy levels. In this short time, I have lost 8kgs, a total of 31cms (14cms around my waist and 10cms around my chest), and I have much higher energy levels than I had 3 months ago . I eat more regularly than I did before, and I am always satisfied. I have embraced this lifestyle change with Munchwize Dietitians' help, and I can only but sing her praises!

Well done Grant, you’ve been very dedicated, and your results have been brilliant!

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I never thought I would go and see a dietitian, I thought seeing one was nonsense. But now I can see the biggest reason I have lost weight is the fact that I changed my diet.

I look forward to seeing, Munchwize Dietitians as they motivate me to continue seeing my results go in a downward spiral. The great thing about her eating plan is that it is not a diet it is a balanced way of eating and she doesn’t take away all luxuries. You don’t have to give everything up.

I lost 21 kg, 13% body fat, 19cm around my waist and 15 cm around my hips. I did this all in 3 months. I am almost at my goal weight and will continue to carry on till I get there. And I know it is possible thanks to everything I have learnt.


Selwyn Eagle - Merchandise Procurement Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd

Munchwize Dietitians, I write this to you, to tell you how your nutrition process is actually life changing.

I would like to thank you for the most professional way in which you have consulted during this process and how happy I am with the results achieved.

At first, I was skeptical and thought that in order to live a healthy lifestyle , it would be painstakingly difficult to change the habits of many years. This is absolutely not the way it has panned out and by eating ‘properly’ for the past 6 to 8 weeks, exercising in the correct manner - I have lost well over 10 kilos, over 8cm in my waist and look forward to my assessment on Monday to see further improvement.

Now it is second nature and I can still eat all the foods that I really enjoy – however, now in moderation and with more frequency.

I look forward to training in the gym in the mornings and get out of bed happily at 6a.m., because I have found a new meaning to life. My training is so much more effective and comprehensive.

Probably the most important thing you have given me is focus and that once you put your mind to it, barriers can easily be overcome.

The other big positive is what it does for ones own self-esteem. Everyone I come in to contact with remarks as to the change and I am so privileged to have met you and be on your amazing programme.

I look forward to a continued relationship and can more than ‘highly’ recommend you and what you have achieved in such a short space of time !!!!

Warm Regards, Selwyn.

Selwyn Eagle - Managing Director


I accepted a challenge to run the Comrades Marathon, and yes, there was an element of liquid courage involved. I knew that training would make up the bulk of my preparation, but what about my diet? Surely all the training would require a dietary regime that would allow me to drop the excess weight while retaining and even building my muscle mass.

As the hangover faded and the stark reality of the challenge set in, I decided to phone a friend. I've known Sarah at Munchwize for many years, she was a delight to work with, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and above all sincere in her desire to help. Something Sarah helped me realise is that there's nothing fancy about eating right. No miracle pill or shake, just regular food and a mindful eater.

My biggest breakthrough with her was around the psychology of food and being aware of my level of hunger at all times. I'm glad to report that with her assistance I've hit all my weight goals and I'm looking forward to running my first Comrades in May. Thanks to Sarah, I'm not only lean, but also more aware of my complicated relationship with food. I would highly recommend Sarah and Munchwize, I found the experience to be very rewarding.


The de Jager Family

Dearest Sarah...

Where or how do we even begin to thank you for the manner in which you looked after our precious husband and farther. On days when he was at his lowest of low, you still showed hi compassion, care and unconditional love. We are eternally grateful to you for the manner in which you treated him, with dignity and grace. Thank you for supporting us as a family as well and for making each day a little more bearable and for giving such a positive atmosphere in which Mr de Jager could recover and get well. There were times when things did not seem as though they would improve, but thanks to you and the other medical staff at Life Kingsbury, you showed Mr de Jager what support really was to him through the most difficult time of his life. Nothing was ever too much for you and you left nothing to chance. Thank you for keeping hi positive and for making things better when they seemed hopeless. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done. You were always a ray of sunshine during the deepest, darkest times.

We hope other patients appreciate you as much as we do.

All our love the de Jager Family

The de Jager Family


When I turned 45, my birthday gift to myself was sessions with Sarah. She came highly recommended by a friend and I realised I had to take my diet in hand to get into better shape for my health, particularly with menopause looming. As a pescetarian I was also very bored with my food. It sounds silly, but Sarah showed me how to eat properly. I thought I had been doing pretty well, but what she taught me was eye-opening. Sarah gently pointed out my bad habits and showed me how to replace them with good ones. I choose to see Sarah monthly as it is the best way for me to keep on track. I love the reports she generates which illustrate my progress - not just weight, but other health measurements too - and she is always  realistic, supportive and encouraging. I have a new, healthier approach to food and feel so much more educated about and in control of my health.
Thanks Sarah! 



My journey with Sarah at Munchwize started in June 2019.  I was at a turning point of my life, with stress, weight, and being unfit which made me decide to take drastic measures to turn it all around.  I quit my corporate job, joined up with Sarah, at Munchwize on the Optifast programme ( Intensive Phase for 3 months) and started exercising regularly.

Sarah at Munchwize, started a journey with me, and included a plan that one can easily maintain.  To make the shakes takes seconds, same with the soups.  The bars are also quick to pack and eat if you are busy and on the run. So this programme really can work for even those with hectic lifestyle with little time to cook or prepare. 

I highly recommend Sarah Gouws and the Munchwize team and the Optifast plan really does work.  I have lost 22 kg in 4 months and the weight staying off.  Anytime you do go off the rails, just follow the intensive phase to drop a kg or 2 when needed.

Thanks and regards