Infuse Issue 11 May 2020 - Page 10

Thank you, that is very kind. It’s been a wonderful journey, working on The Imperfects podcast. We all struggle from time to time, we are all insecure... basically, no one is perfect. This modern world we live in however, is experiencing a perfectionist epidemic. Social media is screaming at us that we must be perfect to be happy. Our podcast is trying very hard to break that down. Anyway, I haven’t answered your question, I’ve just plugged the podcast! It’s a tough one to answer. I really love every person we have had on. Missy Higgins was a difficult one for me as I’ve had an enormous crush on her for a long time. If I had to choose one though, I think I would also choose Ryan’s episode. As well as being a very helpful interview for those struggling with issues around jealousy, lack of purpose, and battling insecurities, it was a really nice exploration of our friendship. From me unashamedly bailing him up in a cafe to take a selfie with him to where we are now, where I quite genuinely see him as one of my nearest and dearest friends. Images courtesy of The Resilience Project © Dietitian Connection "The food we put in our body has a massive impact on not only our physical wellbeing but also our mental wellbeing." Why stop there. I love the man. He is a beauty. You mention your sister's diagnosis of anorexia nervosa as a teenager in your book, would you have any take-aways for dietitians when they are working with those individuals and families impacted by eating disorders? Wow, what a beautiful question. I am so happy you asked this. I do actually have some advice for those of you who are working with people with eating disorders such as my sister’s. It’s pretty simple.... don’t take it personally if they don’t listen to you. They might smile and nod and say all the right things, but then completely disregard everything that you say. There is very little you can do when someone is truly in the grips of a horrific eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa. Not to say you don’t do all that you can to help them, but don’t get down on yourself if they are not listening. 10 Infuse | May 2020