Rachel Hawkins is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian-Nutritionist and founder of The Naked Truth Australia. She is a nutrition nerd, food lover and wellness entrepreneur.
Rachel founded her nutrition consulting and communication business The Naked Truth Australia after recognising the need for a trustworthy source of food and nutrition information in the health and wellness industry. Armed with ambition and a head full of dreams, Rachel aspires to correct nutrition misinformation and transform the way people think about food by sharing food and nutrition information in a fun and relatable way.
Rachel does not believe in dieting or food restriction. Instead, her food philosophy is centred around the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced manner with focus placed on eating wholefoods.
Rachel recently joined us at our Spring Wellness Workshop, find out more about her in our interview below…
What inspired you to start The Naked Truth AU?
I founded The Naked Truth Australia after recognising the need for a trustworthy and reliable source of food and nutrition information in the health and wellness industry. I aspire to correct nutrition misinformation and transform the way people think about food by sharing food and nutrition information in a fun and relatable way. By doing so, I hope that my business is able to empower others with the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to live a healthy lifestyle.
What’s your take on dieting?
Dieting, food restriction, calorie counting and strict meal plans encourage us to stop listening to our bodies and creates an unhealthy relationship with food. What we eat should not be determined by strict diets or rules. Instead, eating should be an enjoyable experience! I This is why I always tell my clients that they should never start a way of eating that they can’t maintain for the rest of their life!
What food couldn’t you live without?
Mango Macadamia Weis Ice-cream…enough said.
I love HIIT and circuit style training.
Best Health and Wellness tip?
Be kind to yourself! Making healthy lifestyle changes requires a lot of hard work. Be kind to your body by nourishing it with delicious wholefoods, moving it regularly and listening to what it needs. If it needs a sleep in, do that! If it needs to move, then do that too!
Rachel Hawkins – Dietician-Nutritionist