WHY I BECAME A NUTRITIONIST
Alethea Mills - BHSc Nut Med
The internet is flooded with people claiming to be health experts and doling out cookie-cutter nutrition advice. Navigating the world of nutrition alone can be overwhelming and confusing. But I am here to hold your hand throughout your journey to a healthier, happier you.
My name is Alethea Mills, and I’m passionate about helping people rediscover the spark of vitality deep within.
As a child, I loved to move my body and stay active. But as I gained weight throughout my teen years, I started believing that sport was only for the ‘fit girls’. So, I walked away from a healthy and active lifestyle.
As the years passed, working in hospitality and living the lifestyle that comes with it took its toll. Every day I felt more lethargic and less like myself. My digestion suffered and eventually, I started to feel anxious and depressed.
I didn’t know what to do with my life. But I knew there had to be a better way to live. So, I began to look for a more vibrant way including regular movement.
I started studying a single health subject to see if it was a fit, and fell in love.
As I began to study the science of the human body, everything changed. With small changes to my diet and lifestyle, my digestion improved, and my anxiety symptoms began to fade. I had found where I wanted to be.
Running became my newest passion, and I ventured into running events. I put my nutrition know-how to use, and saw how diet tweaks could boost my performance, minimise my chance of injury and supported the recovery process.
Thanks to nutrition, I have successfully completed 4 half-marathons, a full marathon, multiple trail running events, a 34km sky run, The Kokoda Challenge 96km Gold Coast event and a 50km trail run over 4 years. But nutrition also soothed my gut, supported my mood, and gave me back my zest for life.
Running taught me a lot about myself. But it also taught me about training as a woman. So many women have never been taught that it’s natural to experience fluctuations in energy, performance and motivation. This is a normal part of our hormonal cycles. But instead of fighting against it, I want to help women like you to work with them, so you can achieve your goals.
Being able to understand the connection between exercise and hormonal changes was a turning point for me. Whether you’re an endurance runner, a park runner, a triathlete, a yogi, or someone that prefers a gentle walk, I want to share my experience and advice with you. I have worked with weekend warriors, first-time marathoners, world championship Ironman athletes to a local Gold Coast runner who completed 31 Marathons in 31 Days.
If you’re ready to perform at your best every day, I’m here to help you do just that. When you have a happy gut, a healthy relationship with food, you can take on the world and smash any goal!