Author - Jodie Mechielsen, BExSci&HM, MClinExPhys, GDipPsychSci
Jodie has her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology, has a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science, and is a qualified exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She’s currently studying psychology, with the aim of becoming a clinical psychologist. Jodie is incredibly passionate about the advocacy, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as body image difficulties, depression, addiction, and anxiety disorders. She believes all bodies are good bodies, food has no moral value, and exercise should be something that makes you feel good, not something that serves to manipulate our bodies. Jodie loves a good rant about the importance of body acceptance, the failings of the diet industry, and that you don’t have to look a certain way to have an eating disorder. When she’s not working, studying or ranting, Jodie loves to speak French, dance and watch ballet, bake delicious foods, and spend some quality time with her husband and two cats.