10 years on : 10 years off

My truth…

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Did you know that I’ve roughly stayed the same weight (~50kg’s) my entire adult life (I’m 40 year old now)😬

Some may say I am just ‘lucky’ but really, luck, has nothing to do with it, nor genetics. It’s more about me being super clear on how I want to feel in my body and making conscious choices to help myself feel and be that way. It’s never about a number.

Feeling good is my priority because to feel good, to me, means to be strong, confident and healthy.

#truestory

Throughout my life I’ve frequently, and often uncomfortably, had people comment on my weight, my body and my ‘moodiness’… After some weight gain fluctuations in my teens when I left home to start varsity aka 1st year syndrome😂… then Clinical depression (medicated), chronic Fatigue, and painful IBS… skip about 10 years later, in my very late 20’s… I painfully learned that I had a distorted perception of life, food, my body and wellness. Amongst other issues, I had poor, mindless eating habits – the food types, quality and quantity I was choosing to eat was not helpful to healthy living or my happiness.

Today what I choose to eat, when, how and why, is a mindful practice that I will forever be grateful to my body and myself for journeying, suffering and learning through. 

This is why I started my company NuDe Food in 2012 – after being misdiagnosed multiple times and poorly guided by the medical world, I had taught myself why and how to choose to eat NUtrient DEnse Food for improving my health… do you get it?… Nu-De food 🙂

After graduating as a Food Scientist from Stellenbosch university and then 8 years in Fresh Food Product Development and Food Safety management within the corporate retail world, I left the big City life to live on a rural Food farm. This is where Nude Food was birthed and nurtured.

I started Nude Food because I wanted to support like-minded foodies, share my food experience and wellness journey; to undress food and share the knowledge I had learned throughout my days of darkness and suffering; to bring light to food and health issues and to be an anti-depressant free activist.

In 2008, using solely Nutritionally Dense plant food 🌱 as my medicine, I stopped taking antidepressant medication – after being dependent for 10 years – Yeay me! 🙂

#fact – year 2019 was my 10 year anniversary off antidepressants medication.

I’ve learned a lot through my pain and suffering… (and look forward to sharing more stories to inspire you to choose healthful, mindful living for yourself), but for now, I can happily say that I am far stronger in heart, more confident in my body and healthier in soooo many ways than ever before, and I know that the lesson is always and will always be #LOVE

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– Disclosure: I’m not always strong, confident and healthy – not at all… life for me is not about a goal weight or a constant state of being… it’s more about doing my best to accept and love whatever is, flowing and growing – knowing that I have power of peace through my own #choices 💫

Don’t make your love for life and yourself about other people’s expectations or your goal #weight or a number system of eating and living through obsessively counting or measuring numbers – make it about YOU feeling good. How you feel matters – always, and remember that change is a process and it’s our choice to enjoy that journey or suffer through it.

Big loves xxxxx

May you always choose to be… #strong #confident and #healthy 💗 through healthful food choices!

#words #sharingiscaring #loveyourself #nomatterwhat #goodenough #weightlossjourney #depression #antidepressants #eatwell #bewell #choose #choice #foodismedicine #medicalcannabis #mystory

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