Why did I become a Dietitian?

My name is Jess.

I am a lover of food, health and fitness.

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I studied to become Accredited Practicing Dietitian and have a passion for helping people form healthy relationships with food.

Whilst growing up I struggled with lack of motivation, bullying and weight gain. As a result I developed an unhealthy relationship with food. I used food as a coping mechanism, and it became all I could think about.

Looking back now after years of personal research and self reflection

I feel like I am a few steps closer to the answer.

The issue was that although I wanted to make changes, I didn’t have the knowledge to do so. I wasn’t aware that I was emotionally eating and using food as a crutch.

Luckily my mother (who is also a foodie) became well aware of my daily struggle with food and booked me in to see a Dietitian. This appointment was a real turning point for me. I was taught how to read labels and look at food as a whole (not just singling out one ingredient like fat or sugar), she explained to me the value of eating a variety of foods and taught me that food needs to be viewed as a tool to nourish the body and not something to make me feel better when I am sad.

It is due to this experience that I wanted to become a Dietitian.

My aim is to show people that they can enjoy food. It is OK to go out for dinner with your friends and choose what you want to eat off the menu. It is also OK to choose something healthy if that’s what you feel like.

Healthy eating is all about balance.

I hope through this blog I have the opportunity to influence a great deal of people and show them that life is about feeling good. It is important to nourish your body with the right things, but there is no point doing it to such an extent that your social and emotional health suffer.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you.

Jess xx

Disclaimer: All content on this site is my own opinion. It is based on what I know from my own personal study and experience, and is only general advice. If you require medically or individually tailored medical nutrition advice then please see and Accredited Practicing Dietitian.

Click here to find an Accredited Practicing Dietitian in your area.

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