Lauren Kate – Peaceful Eating – Nourished Mind – Satisfied Soul
Well hello there everyone, thank you for stopping by this space. I’m Lauren and I’m the Nutritionist (Anti-Diet) and Mental Health Advocate behind this blog and website.
I am very passionate about helping others to build a healthy relationship with food, their bodies and themselves.
I am a big supporter of teaching how and why we eat, as being as important as what we actually eat. You can eat all the veggies in the world, but it is no good if you are doing it all out of fear, restriction and because “you should”.
I am all about a non-diet approach that includes learning to eat intuitively in a way that works for you and your needs, and helps to nourish you mentally, physically and emotionally. It is an approach that is free from fad diets, restriction or deprivation and is focused on evidence based nutrition.
How did I become so passionate about this?
I experienced several manifestations of disordered eating in my teens and early 20s and wholeheartedly believed that my worth was aligned to my weight. After mostly recovering around age 22, but still with lingering diet mentality, I then went on to be obsessed with healthy food. Whilst this was not a full blown eating disorder, it was disordered and was rooted in “orthorexic behaviour” and I recognised I needed help. After much therapy and lots of hard work challenging and healing the disordered thoughts, I am proud to say I have a happy, peaceful and free relationship with food.
These experiences have left me feeling driven to help others to have a healthy relationship with food, body and self; physically, emotionally and mentally. I am passionate about helping people feel free around food and their bodies so that they can get out and live their lives.
I graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine from ACNT in Sydney in December 2016. This qualified me to practice as a Nutritionist in Australia and as a Nutritional Therapist here in the UK. Given the field I would like to work in, it is very important for me to further my education with a University nutrition degree. Therefore, I am starting an MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition in September 2017. This is to further increase my nutritional science knowledge and learn how to help clients with disordered eating as an Associate/Registered Nutritionist.
In the mean time, I will be sharing blog posts that will range from simple recipes, to exploring how we can all have more food, body and self freedom/peace. I hope you enjoy and benefit in some way from what you read.
To contact me, please email me at…firstname.lastname@example.org.
BA Business Management from Sheffield University (3 years, full time – Sheffield, UK)
Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine from Australian College of Natural Therapies (2 years, full time – Sydney, Australia)
In September 2017, I am beginning an MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition in London.