Plant Sumo Interviews

Andrea Clares Montero

Andreacm Nutrition

I’m Andrea, Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and health, food and nutrition enthusiast. I have a particular interest in healing one’s relationship with food, body and mind through Intuitive Eating. I specialise in Eating Disorders and disordered eating. My mission is to empower and equip my clients with all they need to live a healthy and fulfilling life, diet and guilt-free.

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What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

I haven't got any particular book that i've mostly given to friends or family. It always goes down to their preferences and personalities. In general, I'd say I usually give insiprational books or books with a psychological theme, the most recent one I've given and read myself was The Silent Patient. Highly recommendable!

When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Unfocused, Or Have Lost Your Focus Temporarily, What Do You Do?

Ask myself what I need to relief the feeling and temporalily shift my focus to something else. Going for a walk or talking with someone about a differnt topic certainly helps me zoom out from any overwhelming situations.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Planning my tasks for the week alongside mini to do lists every day to get those tasks done.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — what would it say and why?

"Learn how to be happy with what you have while you porsue all that you want" - Jim Rohn.

Tell us about your business. What does it do and what value do you add?

I work as a non-diet nutritionist helping people heal their relationship with food through an approach called Intuitive Eating. I am passionate about supporting people reclaim their freedom around food, make peace with their mind and body and nourish their bodies in ways that feel good to them and that are satisfying.

How do you feel about artificial meat products and its role in vegan/vegetarian-ism's growth in the coming years?

As I follow a predominant plant-based, I certainly believe that the consumption of meat should significantly decrease primarily for environmental and also for health and ethical reasons.

What's your favourite vegetable

Avocados and broccoli

What's your star sign?

Cancer

What Purchase Of £/$100 Or Less Has Most Positively Impacted Your Life In The Last Six Months?

A premium subscription to Canva, which is a designing app. I use Intagram quite a lot and have my own brand so this has helped me improved my marketing techniques and quality of the posts and informations I share.

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

As a nutritionist the worst advice I constantly hear in the media is to cut out on specific foods or food groups, which in turn increases the fear for these foods and can potentially result in harming people's relationship with food and their ability to enjoy eating.

What's your favourite vegan meal?

Any vegan curry with a hint of coconut is definitely my go-to vegan meal for the winter and buddha bowls for the warmer months.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

Creating an instagram account specific to my profession which has given me the opportunity to connect with many likeminded professionals, help people make reliable choices in relation to nutrition and improve my creative and communication skills to deliver understandable information to the general population.

When did you first become a rebel?

I guess we all become rebels the first moment they tell you not to do something you actually cannot wait to do. I'd say the very first time I became a rebel was when my mom told me I could not have ice-cream in the winter, then all I tried to do is convince my friends to meet at an ice-cream shop in December.

What's your favourite holiday destination?

It keeps changing all the time but right now is the Italian Tuscany.

What are you NOT Very Good at?

Accepting that I cannot control everything.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Two slices of sourdough bread with boiled eggs, topped with olive oil and oregano.

About the Author

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Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).