Now a dietitian specialising in eating disorders, Talia Cecchele openly admits at the start of her career, she had no interest in working in the field. Being in the right place at the right time in a new job, however, led her to discovering her passion of helping people to heal their relationship with food – and she’s never looked back. Now working in one of London’s top psychiatric hospitals and with her own private practice under her belt, Talia still has to pinch herself knowing that everyday, she gets to help people rediscover the joy of eating and regain control of their life. Just in time for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week on 22nd-28th Feb, in this podcast, we chat to Talia about her innovative 30 Day Food Rule Challenge, what she’s done to up-skill and her tips for dietitians wanting to work in the space.

Biography

Talia Cecchele is a registered dietitian and founder of Talia Cecchele Nutrition. She works part-time as an eating disorder specialist dietitian in London’s leading private mental health hospital and runs her virtual clinic with a team of dietitians to support people to overcome disordered eating and improve their relationship with food. You can find Talia on instagram @tcnutrition where she inspires others to bring balance back to nutrition and break down dietary rules. Her fear food challenges have helped people across the globe to tackle food rules and work towards food freedom. Find out more at www.taliacecchele.com

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Talia found herself working in eating disorders
  • How Talia established herself in London
  • The most common eating disorders she works with
  • Being a role model through her 30 Day Food Rule Challenge
  • Bringing about sustainable behaviour change
  • The misinformation around Refeeding Syndrome
  • Key things all dietitians need to remember when it comes to eating disorders

Additional resources

Eating disorders week 22-28 Feb

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

ANZAED

https://butterfly.org.au/

https://insideoutinstitute.org.au/

REAL food pyramid

Centre for Clinical Interventions

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

SCOFF questionnaire

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