What do nutritionists eat? Jaime Maguire guest post

One of the things I like best about nutrition and my fellow nutritional medicine praccies is that most of the time, we find ourselves talking about food. We share new recipes, or ways to include a particular food we are obsessed with/have discovered to have powerful medicinal properties, the foods we are craving and basically get to learn even more about our favourite topic on a more heartfelt and authentic level – some of our supervising lecturers have been known to notice they eat more when they are around our food-obsessed modality, a testament to how infectious our love of food can be when we get together. We truly live and breathe our modality.

It is with this in mind that I asked my fellow foodie babe and nutrition student, Jaime Maguire to share with you a few food products she currently can’t get enough of, while I shared mine on her blog (because honestly, it’s hard for us to talk about anything else) and I’m so excited to share her list with you.

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Another day, another lesson

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the creator of The Whole Pantry app, Belle Gibson in last 24 hours or so, a blogger I follow, Pip Lincolne, linked to this fabulous blog post by Lila Wolff.  It pointed out something that I, as a blogger, constantly struggle with – the desire to broaden my audience and in doing so, have a “successful” blog.

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Babes.

Sometime in the last couple of months, I decided to change the subtitle of my blog from ‘Affordable. Achievable. Delicious’ to ‘Because you, my friend, are a total freaking babe’. Maybe you noticed the change? Maybe you were confused by it? I know a few people have been because I’ve been asked why it isn’t food related, so I thought it deserved a bit of explanation.

You know how sometimes something smacks you in the face and makes you realise that you've been ignoring something for way too long? This photo was that for me, on Easter weekend 2013

You know how sometimes something smacks you in the face and makes you realise that you’ve been ignoring something for way too long? This photo was that for me, on Easter weekend 2013

In the last year or so I’ve gained a lot of self-esteem and confidence in everything about myself and it feels incredible! I can happily say I am now in a position where I don’t look in the mirror and automatically criticise myself, I don’t worry about what other people will think about my outfit in ways that has me almost tearing out my hair (which I used to do almost daily) and I wear make-up for the fun of it. Even when my self-esteem was at it’s lowest, I knew that there were more important things about me than the way I looked, but for some reason, that niggly voice in the back of my head was very loud and very powerful and made me doubt myself over things that I knew weren’t that important. Getting dressed, even just to go to uni was a big task, let alone to go out and see my friends and I agonised over things like not being as quick-witted as some of my friends, or at quoting things that were relevant and hilarious at the time. Continue reading

The Faraway Friendship Project Launch :: Feb Refresh Day 1

Growing up, my Mum always encouraged us to be creative. She would do oil paintings, pastel drawings (I still remember my favourite one of my sister in the Gardens in Canberra as a toddler with the curliest hair you’ve ever seen and a hot pink thick winter jumpsuit), water colours and sometimes even bring home a big slab of clay for us to create with. I’ve known how to knit most my life, and my Mum couldn’t wait to buy both my sister and I a sewing machine on each of our 22nd birthdays, because that was what she was given for her’s. I used to organise ‘Crafternoons’ with my friends a few years ago too, so we’d get together with delicious snacks and tea and create something for the fun of it while chatting away. Continue reading

The Feb Refresh

The holidays and celebrations have been fun and fabulous and overindulgent and full of loved ones, but now that the last of it (Australia Day) is over, it’s time to hit ‘Refresh’, and get back to every day life. I don’t know about you, but the opportunity to hit refresh is never properly taken advantage of by me unless I have something to spur myself on, so I’m creating ‘The Feb Refresh’.

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Obligatory beach-selfie

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