Hi, I'm Dr Anika Rouf
I’m a dietitian based in Sydney. My area of expertise includes women’s health and binge eating recovery. I help busy women so they can nourish their body with ease and balance better.
In my virtual practice, I see clients across Australia and globally. I support young women
to live a healthier lifestyle and bring balance on your plate
to improve your relationship with food
to train you to eat mindfully and intuitively
with tailored dietary advice for your medical condition and unique situation
with goal-setting and nudges so you remain accountable for your progress
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!
A bit about me:
I’m an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a Media Spokesperson for Dietitians Australia. I completed my PhD from University of Sydney. My research investigated the use of social media to improve eating habits of young adults and incorporated the addition of behaviour change techniques. My work has been published in some of the top tier nutrition journals including Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Nutrients, Appetite, JMIR mHealth and uHealth and Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
I’m passionate about advocating a non-diet approach and working towards small sustainable behaviour changes. My areas of interest include all aspects of women’s health and eating disorders.
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