After 35 years in the nutrition space, dietitian and author Catherine Saxelby reveals why ‘moderation’ will never go out of fashion.
Growing up, I wanted to be a scientist to save the world. While studying science at uni I realised there were really only two possible avenues of employment for me — working in a smelly lab, or as a teacher. After 13 years studying, I didn’t want to go back into the classroom! I stumbled across the nutrition and dietetics course, and quickly realised that science explains a whole lot about food. As I near the end of my career, it’s been fascinating to watch trends come and go in front of me. For example, people rave about the Keto diet, and I think, well, that’s the old Atkins diet, and we already know what the shortfalls are. I see food trends rebadged every day. My eating habits have changed over the past 10 years, but not because of food trends. As I get older I’m less active, and I just can’t eat as much as I did without it