Holistic Health Radio Episode 7: Digestive Issues During Recovery, Gut Health, and Transitioning to Intuitive Eating with Talia Cecchele
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Today I’m joined by Talia Cecchele a registered dietitian and nutritionist currently working and living in the UK. Talia and I first met when we were both working at an inpatient eating disorder facility in Sydney and became fast friends as well as colleagues. As a dietitian specialising in eating disorders, I wanted to pick her brain on:
- How gut health gets impacted by eating disorder behaviours
- If eating disorders can create true food intolerances and/or IBS
- What eating in recovery looks like
- What foods and lifestyle habits promote good gut health
- And how long/when it’s appropriate to transition to intuitive eating
Speaker Background – Talia Cecchele
Welcome Talia! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist living and working in London. I work as a specialist eating disorder dietitian on an inpatient unit and also privately in a London clinic providing individual consultations for a range of nutritional issues, for both adults and children. I don’t believe in restrictive or fad diets; instead I advocate for a positive relationship with food and to follow a diet that nourishes both the body and mind.
What’s your relationship with food, movement and your body like? Why did you choose to specialise in eating disorders as a dietitian?
I have a balanced approach and positive relationship with nutrition and exercise. I believe that all foods can be included in your diet and that movement should be enjoyable. I fell into the area of eating disorders when I started working as a paediatric dietitian in a Sydney Children’s Hospital and really enjoyed it. I felt that I could really make a difference to someone’s life and have continued working in the area for almost 4 years now.
What are you passionate about at work and in your own personal life?
I am passionate about helping people to improve their relationship with food, and learn how to nourish their body and mind with a balanced approach to diet and movement. I want to help as many people as I can which is why I started my social media accounts. In my personal life I practice what I preach and love cooking and eating out socially with friends. I also love travelling which is why I made the move to London.
What are your goals for 2019?
I’ve already ticked a few goals I had for 2019 already which included starting private practice, creating a monthly newsletter through my website and appearing on a podcast so thank you Sarah! My other goal is to host a nutrition workshop in London later this year. Basically I want to continue to grow my brand and help as many people as possible!
Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, a Health At Every Size (HAES) Exercise Physiologist and health coach.
Science, not trends is the foundation of my approach. By nourishing the body and mind with scientific facts we can build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.