Taste Maker: Nutritionist Amelia Freer on how to better your relationship with food

British nutritional therapist Amelia Freer has stepped out of her private London practice to share her expertise on healthy eating with the world, with her new book Cook. Nourish. Glow. While she delivers tips and recipes that inspire a healthier diet, Amelia is also dedicated to helping people change their connection with food. “We are all in a relationship with food and it is our longest, most powerful and most intimate relationship,” she says, adding that she believes “even the most toxic relationship with food can be turned around.”

Some celebrities have benefited from Amelia's nutrition philosophy, including late-night talk-show host James Corden and singers Boy George and Sam Smith. The latter even publicly declared that, "Amelia Freer has helped me to lose weight and has completely transformed my relationship with food."

Hello! had the pleasure of sitting down with Amelia to discuss smart eating habits and how her own struggles with food ignited her passion for helping others live happier and healthier lives.

To try any of the delicious recipes featured in our chat, pick up issue 486 of Hello! Canada, available now on newsstands andTexture by Next Issue.

In her early 20s, Amelia held a very busy job as an assistant to Prince Charles. It was during that time that her relationship with food started to change. “I was living in London and I suddenly for the first time in my life had access to fast food and I just thought it was amazing!” she tells us. As much as she loved convenience food, Amelia admits it left her with a horrible digestive system and in a frequent state of exhaustion. “I wasn’t a vibrant young 20-year-old girl.”

Boy George's delicious soup recipe is featured in Amelia's book. Photo: © Susan Bell/Random House

Her life changed when, on the suggestion of a friend, she met with a nutritionist who helped her recognize that the root of her symptoms rested in the food she was eating. “When you come from one place where you feel rubbish all the time and then you get access to feeling well, it’s just not an option to go back.”

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