Today’s guest is Jessica Kolowitz aka The Green Dietitian – a dietitian who happens to be vegan! In a world where many medical professionals and dieticians can be rather scathing about following a vegan diet, Jessica is a breath of fresh air and a fountain of knowledge.
Since she opened her practice in Cape Town, she has helped dozens of people to successfully transform their health and improve their quality of life. She also focuses on helping athletes, children, pregnant women and lactating women to achieve optimal health, well-being and performance while following vegan or vegetarian diets. Jessica graduated with her Masters degree in Nutrition in 2017 and aims to use her skills as a researcher to further evaluate the scientific literature and spread the message of a plant-based diet.
Jessica knows her stuff and I just loved chatting to her! She studies the research and her no-nonsense and honest approach to following a vegan diet is one that is much-needed. In this episode we chat about ethical veganism vs plant-based, the close relationship that veganism can have with disordered eating, weight loss and gain on a vegan diet, the need for a representation of ALL body types in the media, the issue of BMI as a health measure, the recent spate of YouTubers suffering from SIBO and what that means for the vegan community, raising vegan children and Jessica’s vision for a vegan future.
*If conversations around disordered eating, diets and Veganism make you uncomfortable, or trigger you in any way, then please tune out now.*
If you’re still here, then get yourself a cup of tea and settle in for this one – it’s a goodie!
Jessica Online: https://thegreendietitian.co.za
Jessica on Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/the_green_dietitian/
Jessica on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicathegreendietitian/
Keri online: wearethewildflowers.co.za
Keri on Instagram: @keribainborough
Keri on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearethewildflowersblog/
Image by Nicole Honeywill