Jan 10, 2020
Today, on the Table for One podcast, Rebecca talks to Nina Mills, an anti-diet, weight-inclusive Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, and Owner of the Melbourne practice, Feel Good Eating. She offers in-person and online nutrition counselling for people with eating and body concerns along the spectrum of chronic dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders. She uses the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® to help people reconnect with their bodies, make food choices from a place of self-care and ultimately feel good eating™. You can learn more at feelgoodeating.com.au or connect on Instagram or Facebook.
When she is not dismantling diet culture, Nina can be found catching some live music, annoying her ageing cats that just want to sleep, or exploring the history of her hometown Melbourne. Her one-stop-shop for delicious bulk cooking recipes is Recipe Tin Eats.
We talked about fast food, what to do if you don’t like to cook, and really talk about eating out after I had a conversation with a previous guest, Amanda about eating out and her feeling bad about eating out more than she wanted. This is so universal and warranted an episode all on it’s own.
Nina doesn’t like to cook, we talked about what she does to feed herself. She brought up an article about how eating is more than just fueling ourselves or EATING.
She also shared some practical tips when you’re eating out: it’s important to critically think about why we think we’re eating out ‘too much’ is the pressure coming from diet culture? If you’re really busy, or experience other factors that make it hard to cook at home-know that it may be better, easier, and beneficial to eat out or eat fast food vs eating from scratch. Know it’s ok to eat out or eat convenience food no matter your situation. We talked about how you don’t have to cook everything from scratch. Pre-made ingredients/foods can be as nourishing, wholesome, and delicious as scratch made food.
Acknowledge the fact that most of the health recommendations, especially from social media and pop culture-aren’t attainable for a lot of people, it requires a lot, and it’s ok to not be able to invest all that time.
Leftovers, really easy meals: pan frying meat + bag of salad & dressing. big fan of leftovers, convenience food- whatever makes putting dinner on the table easiest! Convenience food is nourishing.