So just before pulling the pin on dietetics, I went on the hunt for new skills and strategies to support my clients. I ended up completing further training in mindfulness and mindful eating and even launched Australia’s first online mindful eating program.
Fast forward to 2022 I’m now an Assistant Professor in the dietetic program at Bond University on the Gold Coast. I still see clients 1:1 for dietetic advice, but in the spirit of practising what I preach (i.e. managing my good old work/life balance!) – I do this on a much smaller scale these days.
I firmly believe offering dietary advice that is inclusive to EVERYONE and not focused on body weight is absolutely do-able, evidence-based and the most compassionate way to support folks wanting to change their health in some way. After all, we all deserve to enjoy a happy relationship with food and live with ease, right?