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    3 days ago by brownpapernutrition At this time of year I usually post several health hacks to survive the silly season but this year I am going to keep it simple with just three... 1.Keep your body moving 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Prep and pack your lunch. Why lunch? Well i figure brekky you can pretty much pick up easily even if it’s muesli and yoghurt to have at your desk but lunch rolls around and people generally have their moment of fast food temptation and then go into party food and alcohol for the evening ahead. Prep a few ingredients and pack them up
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    2 days ago by brownpapernutrition I waited a long time for someone like this beautiful man to walk into my life. He is kind, oh so patient, humble, just a bit divinely handsome, present, conscious and considered, loyal and equally strong as he allows himself to be vulnerable. He doesn’t let me sit in a funk for too long before stepping in with his love and reminding me of all the great things we share. He’s incredibly gentle but with a grip and cuddle so tight I know he will never let go. I am truly the luckiest to have you in my life  @svendsenfitnesshealth 
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  • Berry tart with a gluten free choc cinnamon and cauliflower
    3 days ago by brownpapernutrition Berry tart with a gluten free choc cinnamon (and cauliflower base)... I had you at berry, cinnamon, and cacao and then when I jumped in with cauliflower you no doubt questioned me am I right?????? Well, let me reassure you that whilst the wonder-veg-that-can-be-made-into-anything aka cauliflower is in this tart, you actually wouldn’t pick that it is and the tart is still deliciously sweet, wholesome and healthy all in one. I’ve included  @pompompaddock  Cauliflower Flour mix (made it with a pizza slice not long ago too!) with cacao, cinnamon, butter, and a couple of other simple ingredients for the tart

Real talk : food and I haven’t always had a loving relationship

You know…I haven’t always had this amazing love affair with food. Far from it, for the greater part of my life food and I had a terrible relationship.

I starved myself, over exercised, purged any food that did go in, cooked treats for others to disguise my eating disorder, hid food, exercised in secret, avoided shared meal times, it goes on…

I could live without physically chewing any food for days at time, scared of the impact on my weight, always thinking – oh people don’t notice. It didn’t really work that way though. People noticed and the more they wanted to care the more I withdrew and isolated myself.

I remember at one point being utterly convinced that I could continue this way for the rest of my life, I didn’t think about the consequences. Not on my family, not on my friends, definitely not on my body.

The moment of change? The moment that I made a choice that my mind would not rule me anymore? When my tiny human, Jet, came into my life. I simply, absolutely, could not have him growing up with a mum who didn’t love herself in the way I wanted him to love himself in this life.
I couldn’t have him wondering why mummy wouldn’t eat at certain times, that she would say no to the fun foods and not just live a little.

I needed more than anything for Jet to grow up seeing a healthy mumma before him and in that process of wanting to be the best role model for him, I let go of something that had tormented me for some 15 years and became the best role model for me too.

Everyday, and I am serious, every single day, I give myself a mental hug and pat on the back that I have come this far. Because in the process of doing it for Jet I learnt to find peace in my heart and kindness within myself too.

Don’t ever stop acknowledging just how far you have come my friends, whatever the stage on the journey you’re at, because it is without doubt one of the greatest motivators to keep going.

All my love, Jacq 😚

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline is an Accredited Nutritional Medicine Practitioner specialising in family and early childhood nutrition and gut health. She writes for several media publications, hosts a regular nutrition segment on Channel 7 and in 2016 published her first book, "Seasons to Share" (Murdoch Books). Jacqueline is passionate about working with corporations and brands to support and educate their community and audience and is currently a media spokesperson and ambassador for Remedy Drinks, Eimele Australia, Woolworths, Kitchenaid and Nutrition Director at Bondi Bubs Wholefoods. She is mum to Jet and outside her working hours you'll find her with her family in the surf, on the beach, or out and about in nature.

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