Articles by Natalie Thompson

Hi! I’m Natalie Thompson, a non-dieting Accredited Practising Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviours to help improve health whilst nurturing relationships with food and body. I help mums who struggle with nutrition and body image and worry about the impact they have on their children discover the joy in eating and make peace with food and their beautiful body whilst being the role model they imagine for their children, focusing on compassionately nourishing the mind, body and spirit of themselves and their children.


Nutrition & Fitness Workshop for Mums

Hello Cairns Mums! Are you concerned about your nutrition and/or level of fitness? Do you find that time, family commitments, everyday stress and overwhelm, money and lack of support are getting in the way of caring for yourself? Join Philippa Bowman – Pre/Postnatal Fitness Expert and me (APD) for an interactive workshop designed specifically designed…

No, obesity isn’t Australia’s biggest health problem

‘No, obesity isn’t Australia’s biggest health problem’ is the guest blog post I wrote for www.bodyandsoul.com.au. In this blog post, I explored the fact that we are not in an ‘obesity epidemic‘, rather a ‘dieting epidemic‘. I specifically talk about: What are the signs of disordered eating? Risks of disordered eating/dieting The Research How to…

Disordered Exercise: What Mums Really Need To Know

In the work I do as a dietitian, I not only see people with disordered relationships with food, but also with exercise. My philosophy on exercise/movement is: Movement should be enjoyable – Movement should not be used as a strategy for changing your body shape, size or weight. Don’t do a type of exercise that…

Lose the Preoccupation with Losing the ‘Baby Weight’

I had the pleasure of writing a guest blog post for Pre/Postnatal Fitness Expert, Philippa Bowman at Nurtured Fitness. Philippa is passionate about helping Mums make fitness a functional & normal activity within family life. The guest post is titled ‘Lose the Preoccupation with Losing the ‘Baby Weight’. In this post, I imagined talking to a dear friend…

Fun Family Fitness

Guest Blog Post – By Philippa Bowman. I am a big advocate for moving together as a family.  Nothing beats getting fresh air, burning off the kid’s energy & creating some great memories together.  Exercising together as a family has some huge perks. For starters, you can ditch the mindset of ‘workout’.  Think adventurous & play based…

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