Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Jessica, who talks about her recovery from eating disorders and her career as a dietitian in Australia.
Jessica is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutrition Researcher based in Sydney Australia. She successfully completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney in 2017. Her Master’s Research Project was to conduct a systematic review of all low-carbohydrate diets in the management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. The review has recently been published in PLOS ONE (March 2018).
Jessica’s passion and drive for nutrition not only stems from her love of science, it has also been influenced by her own health journey. Prior to studying nutrition at university, Jessica struggled with multiple eating disorders which took over 5 years of her teenage life and adolescence. In 2016, she learned about the fundamentals of human biochemistry and discovered the toxic role that Calorie (energy) restriction played in her psychological health. This led her to begin researching low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets which she immediately implemented in her own life. It was this diet change that led Jessica to rekindle her love for food and experience what she likes to call “Food Freedom” for life.
When Jessica became a qualified dietitian in 2017 she made a commitment to empower as many people as she could with the knowledge, skills and support to break free from the vicious dieting cycle and truly experience “Food Freedom” for the rest of their lives. Jessica provides nutrition and dietetics services via Ellipse Health and enjoys working with clients all over Australia and internationally via phone and Skype to help them reach their individual health goals.
Jessica’s website – Ellipse Health
“Food Freedom” e-book
Jessica’s published systematic review
This week’s end quote is from Kate Le Page and is a reminder for anyone who is recovering from an eating disorder to just take a breath and reflect on how far they have come and to be kind to themselves when it feels like things aren’t always going quite to plan.
My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.