We’ve been big fans of Nina aka @naturally_nina_, an accredited Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist and CrossFit Coach for the longest time. Passionate about all things nutrition, health and fitness, her goal is to educate, empower and inspire others into learning how to best fuel their bodies to optimise performance both in sport and everyday life, whilst having a positive relationship with food. Get to know her below!
Hey Nina, can you give us a brief rundown of your journey so far?
My passion for health and nutrition started around the time I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes where I essentially had to relearn how to take care of myself and notice how much of an impact what I ate had on how I felt. I was also swimming competitively during high school which further fuelled that fire. Unfortunately I took my desire to get things ‘perfect’ with my health and food too far, and ended up developing an eating disorder which I struggled with throughout high school, which almost cost me my life. Recovering from my eating disorder and going on to study nutrition, followed by sports nutrition, gave me a whole new understanding, appreciation and respect for the importance of nourishing and fuelling my body properly, and what ‘health’ really means.
I’ve been working as a nutritionist for the past 4 years, seeing clients all over the world one-on-one via Zoom and face-to-face, to help them with their nutrition goals. As well as this, I’ve been sharing delicious recipes, nutrition education and plenty of myth-busting on my Instagram!
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One thing my mum once said to me was ’no one is coming to save you’. And that really stuck. It was in the context of my eating disorder where I was stuck in the same destructive habits and vicious cycles, getting all the treatment available to me yet not actually taking onboard any of the help. It made me realise that no one could magically fix my problems for me and it wouldn’t suddenly get easier or go away, it was me that had to make those changes and face those fears for things to actually change for the better.