Hi, I'm Dr Anika Rouf

I’m a dietitian based in Sydney. My virtual practice is focused on helping busy women ditch diets and make peace with food. I see clients across Australia and globally.

In my virtual practice, I support young women to

  • live a healthier lifestyle and bring back balance on your plate

  • improve your relationship with food and gain food freedom
  • train you to eat mindfully and intuitively and provide ongoing support so you remain accountable for your progress
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My virtual practice Appetite by Anika is focused on intuitive and mindful nutrition

This has to do with my own food philosophy and my own struggles that I have faced. Long story short, I didn’t always have a good relationship with food. There was a time when I used to spend a lot of time worrying about food and was obsessed with counting calories.

As someone who has struggled to make peace with food, I still remember how miserable I felt when it happened to me. There was a time when I used to spend all of my time and energy worrying about food and my body. I didn’t think that I would ever be able to mend my relationship. Then I discovered the power of intuitive and mindful eating.

I know what it’s like to have a difficult relationship with food. It has taken me many months (and years) to find food freedom and I can’t wait for you to experience the same!

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You might be thinking, why does food freedom matter? Is recovery even worth it?

Food freedom is about you being in control of your food choices (rather than letting them control you). Having a deeper understanding of intuitive and mindful eating will help you gain food freedom. It will take time and self-experimentation to get there, but it’s always worth it.

Gaining food freedom will enable you to eat the foods you love without feeling guilt or shame and allow you to free up space in your life for bigger and better things that are important to you.

It’s not just about what you eat but it’s also about how you eat it. Restricting yourself from certain foods will likely lead to a binge in the long run. Let’s put it this way- one slice of cake isn’t going to cause instant weight gain and one bowl of salad isn’t going to make you healthier.

When you let yourself satisfy your hunger and cravings, food thoughts no longer preoccupy your mind and you can focus your energy on the things that are important to you (such as family, friends, work, hobbies).

  • Do you constantly find yourself avoiding certain foods?

  • Are you obsessed with exercising regularly through sickness and health or counting your calorie intake?

  • Do you find yourself to be constantly feeling hungry and fantasising about your next meal?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place. I’d love help you on your journey finding food peace and gaining food freedom.

What can I help you with?

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You have come to the right place if you..

  • lead a very busy lifestyle and not sure how to make time for your health

  • are overwhelmed and confused with the information you see on social media

  • are from a culturally diverse and minority background and you have no idea how to translate the mainstream advice

  • have tried dieting in the past and have found yourself being stuck in a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting where you lose some weight but it somehow comes back

  • are tired of taking advice from random people or places that don’t really fit your situation

  • are ready to invest in your health

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