Rick Miller Podcast

In this episode we’re talking to Rick Miller. Rick is a dietician here in the UK, and as is the case with dieticians, he comes at food and diet from a very academic and scientific viewpoint. What I thought was fascinating was I saw him talking recently about intuitive eating. Coming from someone who is so academic and moving to an intuitive approach, I really wanted to find out how he made the transition.

Rick now specializes in sports performance and yet has a strong clinical understanding and ample experience. One of his major passions is going beyond the food that is on your plate and talking more about the wider relationship that people have with food. Intuitive eating is something we talk about a lot in the raw food industry and the wider natural health movement, and at times it is at odds with a scientific approach, however it can be hugely beneficial. Rick really gives great insight into this topic, to help us understand the key principles to adopting intuitive eating.

What You’ll Hear in This Episode: 

  • Hear Rick’s background story and how he got started down the path of nutrition.
  • Learn why Rick switched from his plans to study medicine and went into nutrition studies.
  • What lead Rick to leave the NHS and start his own practice instead.
  • Understand the concept of intuitive eating and how to apply it to your life.
  • Why thinking that a diet will solve all your problems with food is a common mistake.
  • Discover the difference between intuition and instinct and how each applies to your nutrition.
  • Learn why throwing away all your diet books is the first principle of intuitive eating.
  • Why feeling hunger is okay, and how fasting can help break the constant desire to eat.
  • Why making peace with food can remove the black and white mentality surrounding nutrition.
  • Learn how behaviour can overrule natural signals coming form your body.
  • Discover that being satisfied means to actually take pleasure in the food that you are eating.
  • Why it is critical to honor and accept yourself, and be satisfied with who you are.
  • And so much more!

More About This Episode:

Rick started his nutrition career at the University of St. Andrews. He also completed a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University before starting his clinical training as a Dietitian at Leeds Beckett University. Rick trained in martial arts from a young age, and always knew the importance that good nutrition had on his performance and recovery. It always gave him a competitive edge and he carried his “eat well, perform well” mantra throughout the rest of his career.

Rick’s founding believe is that performance starts from the inside out. As a Dietitian, Rick has experience in both the National Health Service and private clinical practice across a range of health conditions with both adults and children. His approach is to embrace integrative and functional medicine in order to truly treat the root cause of a condition, not just the symptoms.

Rick is also a passionate speaker trusted by national media as a source of sound nutrition information. He is a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at various higher education institutions and media spokesperson to the British Dietetic Association. Rick is as comfortable translating the science of nutrition to everyone from doctors and nutrition students, as he is to those with absolutely no knowledge of nutrition at all.

Episode Resources:

Rick’s Website — http://www.rick-miller.co.uk/

Rick’s email — hello@rick-miller.co.uk

Rick on Twitter — https://twitter.com/Rick_M_RDiet

Intuitive Eating https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Revolutionary-Program-Works/dp/0312321236