Karen Protheroe        Karen Protheroe

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Karen Protheroe

About Karen Protheroe

I graduated in 1994 with a Medical Honours Degree in Dietetics and with two years of Psychology and then worked in the gym industry for 8 years. It was there that I developed a passion for weight management and its associated emotional causes. I furthered my studies with a Nutritional Therapy Course and have been in private practice for over 20 years and have helped many people improve their relationship with food and reach their goals. 

I am the author of two books the Lean Aubergine and Skinny Snacks (out of print) both published by Struik. There have been 3 editions of the Lean Aubergine (the latest in 2014). The lean aubergine is a South African guide to healthy cooking, shopping and eating out.

Over the years I have written articles or been a consultant dietician for Health24 website, Runners World, Fair Lady, Men’s Health, Shape, Fit Pregnancy, You, Cosmo, Marie Claire, etc.

I am also passionate about lecturing at schools to the learners, teachers and parents about healthy eating.  I am the mother of two teenagers (one of whom is a fussy eater) so have first-hand experience of feeding a family.

I have many years of experience working with eating disordered clients on an outpatient basis and work as part of a team with the consultant GP, psychologist and psychiatrist as well as with an addiction clinic.


Karen Protheroe