My mission is to empower women to love and nourish themselves inside and out!
As a Mum of two young children I know how real the struggle can be to get your body back after birthing your beautiful babies. Both of my babies had to be delivered by C-section and consequently due to surgery I acquired diastasis recti (abdominal separation). I was fortunate to be able to breastfeed both of my babies and naturally thought I would loose my baby weight, however like many women, my baby weight didn't 'fall off' me. I had a pooch for years and i'm not referring to the puppy-kind! Being blessed with two beautiful healthy children I love my body and all of what it has accomplished - yep, I own my scars and jiggles!
Earlier in my career I graduated from two US Culinary Academies trained as a Chef specialising in real whole food and mostly plant based cuisine. My focus over the past decade was always on eating for proper nutrition using organic, whole, unprocessed foods that are free of sugar, grains/ gluten, 'fast carbs' (breakdown into blood sugar quickly), dairy and genetically modified foods (GMO).
After completing my bachelors degree in Australia I later decided to re-engage university study with a post-graduate masters clinical nutrition degree. I threw into the mix my personal trainer qualification with the Australian Institute of Fitness too! I really enjoy breaking down the science into bite size chunks (pun intended) and sifting through peer reviewed clinical trials regarding eating for balanced blood sugar, increasing insulin sensitivity, gut-microbiota, hunger hormones, intermittent fasting and fitness that informs my FX4 approach.
I was grateful to be a part of the organic real-food-revolution a decade ago in Hong Kong before it became the wellness scene it is today. I held workshops, private kitchens, catering, events, and was a guest Chef at a raw food culinary academy in Bali and also in my hometown, Sydney Australia. I was featured in numerous magazines, presented on TV, and globe trotted to team up with some of the most inspiring world-leading real-food-loving Chefs. I also founded and created an award winning raw vegan chocolate brand with my sister; Raiz The Bar Chocolate Makers, which won the National Organic Products Asia (NOPA) best product of 2016!
Despite being in the wellness field for the past ten years and eating clean, I couldn't figure out why I would get sick every few months and couldn't lose my tummy-pooch. I struggled with exercise consistency and was a brilliant fitness-binger, giving it my all for about a week and then nothing for months. After a routine anti-natal pap smear I was diagnosed with pre-cancer high grade squamous cells showing severe dyskaryosis (CIN 3) in my cervix resulting in a colposcopy procedure. A few years later, I had an ankle injury resulting in a completely severed anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL). After my rehabilitation (I opted out of surgery) it took me one year to build up enough scar tissue in place of my ligament that's when I had the thought to embark on an experiment.
I was curious to find out what it would feel like to be the healthiest version of myself? At the end of 2016 I began researching cutting edge science and experimented on myself to discover what worked for me and what didn't and was seeing and feeling amazing results! As a chef who's passion in life is to create delicious recipes for wellness and a sponge for nutritional science, I decided to put my career on hold and go back to school to dive deep into the science to help inform my approach. I was the girl growing up who wasn't interested in TV, instead I devoured diet and food books like a sponge, always reading up on whatever I could get my hands on. Since helping clients with my FX4 approach I have received inspiring feedback that fills my heart from women all over who have ditched the diets and feel like they finally have food-freedom and love the body that they're in!
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