For this weeks WONDER WOMEN WE KNOW we speak to @isarobinson_nutrition, a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and qualified Nutritional Therapist (BANT, CNHC) with a special interest in disordered eating food anxieties, body image and nutrition for mental health.
1. Go to Happy Hour drink?
2. What’s one item you have to take in every handbag?
I literally can’t go anywhere without my Carmex. I usually also have a spare just in case.
3. What’s your next travel adventure?
I was supposed to be going to Japan this month and even though COVID-19 had other ideas, it’ll still be the top of my list on the otherside.
4. What are you reading, watching, listening to?
I just finished reading and am currently watching Normal People by Sally Rooney. I’m hooked but finding it gut wrenchingly sad and frustrating. I wish both characters had some therapy so they could communicate better.
5. What are your top self-care tips?
I’m a nutritionist specialising in eating disorders and disordered eating, so self-care is something I come back to a lot in clinic. Mine would have to be: 3 meals a day, and snacks and foods you actually enjoy. Speak to yourself like you would your best friend. Schedule in time in your week just for you (and maybe Netflix).
6. What advice would you give to teenage you?
Gosh endless advice. GCSE’s will not determine your whole life, maybe don’t drink quite so many mojitos and embarrass yourself spectacularly on family holidays, easy on the eyeliner, you don’t actually like smoking even though it does make you look cool, enjoy every bit because it’s over in an instant.
7. What advice would you give to other women trying to get into/working in your industry?
Gosh training to be a nutritionist wasn’t the most glamourous. It’s a lot of physiology, anatomy, data analysis and talking about poop. For anyone familiar with the Bristol stool chard, you’ll know what I mean. I decided I wanted to train after 4 years doing my undergrad in Geography, and it was an additional 3. During this time many of my friends were working, earning money, whilst I was still living at home and revising for exams, but it was totally worth it. So I guess my advice would be, if you want to do it, go for it and it’s never too late for turning your hand at something new.
8. What’s your favourite Stone & Mason product?
I am obsessed with my Stamford Jade green bag. I love anything Khaki.\
9. How do you style your Stone & Mason?
My bag goes with absolutely everything. I mostly use the chain and wear cross body. I love most that I can wear with jeans and a t-shirt or a fun gala dress.