I’m Rachel, a Registered Associate Nutritionist living in Manchester with a passion for food, travelling, learning and spending time with my favourite people. I love going to gigs and festivals, snowboarding, exploring different countries and going out for dinner with friends. When I’m not doing the above I like to snuggle up and watch Netflix with my other half or go for long walks in the countryside 🙂
After completing my MSc in Human Nutrition I am proud to say that I’m an Associate Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. I practice from a non-diet, weight inclusive approach and want to help you develop a healthy relationship to food and your body without the focus being on your body size.
I first started the blog when I got into healthy eating as I was fascinated with food and its health benefits but the more I learnt, the more I honed in on which foods were ‘good’ and ‘bad’ and turned into a bit of a wellness snob. I started to fall into the common trap of clean eating and equating what I ate and how much I exercised to my self worth and those things should not be linked.
However after starting my masters I had a huge change of direction, not only has it made me realise how little I really knew about nutrition (its a minefield and is not as black and white as people think!) but its also helped me to see that nutrition is not the be all and end all to achieving good health, there is so much more to it than diet and exercise.
There are so many factors that influence health, many of which we have little to no control over (such as our genetics and the environment we live in) but the relationship you have with food can affect both your physical and mental health and is an area that can be worked on with the right tools and support… Intuitive Eating is one of them.
I came across Intuitive Eating in the middle of all my studying and it’s helped me to improve my own relationship to food. To take a step back from all the restrictive thinking and diet talk that naturally comes with learning about food and enabled me to listen to my body, know what I really want and enjoy eating without feeling the need to find a “healthier” alternative.
What types of services I offer…
- Weight Inclusive
- HAES Aligned
- Intuitive Eating
- Gentle Nutrition
If you would like to work with me or get some more information please get in touch here.