A Day in the Life of JSHealth!

A lot of people have asked what my “typical day” looks like, but to be honest – every day looks pretty different!

As a clinical nutritionist, health blogger, business woman and wife to be – I have my foot in many doors, so my days often vary!

Here is an idea of what my JSHealth Week typically looks like..

If it’s a Monday, I am in clinic seeing clients.

This is my favourite day, and the reason I became a nutritionist in the first place.  For me, this is the most important day of the week – it helps keep me in touch with food and health struggles, and often shapes the health and wellbeing issues my team and I tackle on the blog that week.

Tuesday through to Friday, I am either attending meetings or working with my JSHealth team! Together we work on blog posts, scheduling, recipes and all things JSHealth!

Oh! I also try and find some time to plan my wedding (just a few months now!)

Nutrition and health is of course a daily priority, and even though I am super busy I am always making sure to nourish and move my body each day!

This is what my daily food and workout routine resembles…

Morning! I wake up to a warm water with half a squeezed lemon – this helps to fire up my digestion, and detoxify my body after a good night’s sleep (8 hours…always!)

After this, I try and fit in about half an hour of my favourite exercise. Whether a light jog around my neighbourhood, yoga, or pilates – I try to always move my body for 30 minutes each day.

Around 8:00AM is breakfast! This is often a power protein smoothie topped with mixed nuts and seeds, homemade granola with organic Greek yoghurt, gluten-free oats, or 2 eggs – boiled or scrambled – with steamed greens and avocado.

Mid-morning is green juice time, typically kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and ginger. I often add a handful of raw walnuts or raw veggies with nut butter or hummus.

By 1:00PM I am ready for lunch – I usually have a dark, leafy green salad (packed with broccoli, kale and spinach) with a portion of protein (fish, chicken, lean grass-fed meat or beans) with a complex gluten-free carbohydrate (quinoa, brown rice or sweet potato). I also include a good fat like avocado, hummus, or a sprinkle of mixed seeds.

My favourite salad dressing is a combination of olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, miso paste and Dijon mustard – fats are important at lunchtime to keep you feeling satisfied.

Around 4:00PM is afternoon snack time – this is important to keep my blood sugar stable until dinner. I love a cup of herbal tea with a quarter cup of raw nuts, or perhaps 2 brown rice cakes with tahini or a homemade protein shake.

I try to have dinner as early as possible, so I typically eat at 7:00. One of my favourite dinners is herb and almond crusted snapper or salmon with cauliflower mash and steamed broccoli and green beans.

And I make room for a treat! I always have a cup of chai tea, but If I feel like something sweet I’ll have dessert at about 9:00. Enjoying a couple squares of quality dark chocolate, 2 dates with almond butter, or a homemade cacao ball is a great way to end the day.

If every day was my PERFECT day, it would look something like this….

Waking up after a quality night of sleep to quiet meditation – whether it’s writing in my gratitude journal or yoga, something to centre me and get me connected. Then a big, beautiful breakfast with my fiance, followed by a day of exploring – perhaps at the beach, biking, just spending time together. The evening would be spent preparing a healthy, hearty meal for my family. I love when we have the opportunity to cook and eat together! The perfect ending would be soaking in an Epsom salt bath – perhaps with a glass of wine – followed by getting cosy in bed with a book. Delicious!

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