Why did you choose HPN?
I was left feeling disheartened after my nutrition degree not believing in a lot of what I was taught and I knew I wanted to learn more. When I found out about HPN and that the content was evidence based but with a holistic focus I was excited and I knew I had to do it.
What did you get out of the HPN course/ why would you recommend it others?
Belief that nourishing your body with real food has the ability to change lives. It has taught me how to practically apply my nutrition knowledge and its given me real direction as a Nutritionist. Even though I already had a nutrition background, I think a lot of the content is applicable to anyone in the health industry who wants to some exciting concepts. Also the support network; being able to ask questions of really experienced, well established practitioners with a wealth of knowledge made it even more well worth it.
What was your background experience in nutrition?
I have a BSc in Human Nutrition and Exercise and Sport Science. Prior to HPN I had a role in a public health nutrition initiative and I also did some nutrition work for Nadia Lim.
What are you up to now as a graduate of HPN?
I'm now living on the Gold Coast and working as a Nutritionist at an organic health food store and will shortly be seeing clients out of the clinic.
What's does your ideal day off entail?
Heading down to Byron Bay and finding some beautiful local produce for a beach picnic or adventuring into the hinterland for a bush run and a waterfall swim.
What is your favourite way to nourish your body and what is your biggest food weakness?
I love to nourish my body with freshly caught seafood and a big huge salad. My biggest weakness is without a doubt raw dark chocolate.
What does your weekly fitness routine consist of?
Most mornings you'll find me in Burleigh at Func Fitness doing functional training, TRX and Zuu classes which are HIIT based on primal movement patterns. It’s a lot of fun. I try and get in a couple of yoga sessions a week and on Sundays I go for a bare foot beach run.
Favourite piece of nutritional advice?
Thats simple… just eat real food
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