This is me!

For those who don’t know I started this blog over 6 months ago.  It was an anonymous blog which I started at the start of a 3 months alcohol free journey.  I became part of a community of others going through the same things as me and I believe because of the blog it made me successful in my goal.  I actually ended up doing over 6 months.  Along the way I started to be less anonymous and introduce my friends and family to read so they could understand how I was getting on.

I always find myself wondering what people look like when I chat to them or read their blogs.  I really struggled picking the picture, I tried to take a few selfies but they were awful.  I haven’t worn makeup in over 6 weeks and basically live in my active wear, I didn’t think it fair to impose those pictures on you.  I also thought maybe I should put a picture together where I’m like holding a plate full of donuts and a plate in the other hand with like lettuce on it or something, you know like other nutritionists but then I realized that wasn’t me either.  I don’t know how people take selfies of themselves, Its very awkward.  Anyway, I need to work on that but for now this picture was taken at my Christmas party when I’d not been drinking for 3 months and I had a full face of makeup.  😊

For those who don’t know for the last year I have been studying Nutrition and I recently passed my exams and became qualified.  Yey me!  I thought it was now time to put a face to the blog.

I have been blogging now and again with nutrition related posts but I am going to make it more official.  All my post with be nutrition, health and lifestyle related moving forward as I start my journey as a Nutritionist.  They will be evidence based of course but also with some personal experiences.  I am also busy alongside my everyday job setting up my nutrition business which I will also chat about along the way.  I already find it challenging when you have no clue what you are doing.

I would also like to hear any ideas of posts you would like to see?  So many things to cover!

Emma x

9 thoughts on “This is me!

  1. Gorgeous photo … love that I now know what you look like. Huge congratulations on qualifying. Personally I’d appreciate some help with my sugar addiction and ways to beat it, and why I should even try. (She says after just demolishing two chocolate digestive biscuits and a curly wurly chocolate bar!) xxx

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  2. Look at you, you beautiful lady! Great to see you. Congratulations!!!! That’s wonderful. I live with a guy that is obsessed always with the latest nutrition fad. He was right about turmeric, but is he right about diatomaceous earth???? Who knows? I would love it if you explained the research on such fads. 😊

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    1. Aw thank you so much. I understand the fad thing as I have been victim of it many times over the years. I have actually never even heard of diatomaceous earth, I had to google it. This one hasn’t hit Australia yet. I am excited to find out so I will look it up and come back to you 🙂

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    2. Well I loved finding out about this. I am going to try and do this in a nutshell. Lets call it DE. DE is high in silica which has benefits in things like bone health, stronger hair skin and nails to name a few. There is no recommended daily allowance though. If we are deficient in silica then it can reduce our cartilage, collagen and disrupt mineral balance. DE is actually used as a food insecticide and has many health claims by the supplement industry but none of the are scientifically proven, It is said that we don’t even absorb the silica from DE at all. Not many quality human studies have been done on DE as a supplement, so most of the claims of health benefits are theoretical and anecdotal. You can just as easily get silica form your diets from whole grain bread and pasta, oatmeal, brown rice, oat and wheat bran cereals, bananas, mangos, green beans, spinach, and believe it or not, beer! Its fair to say that studies are still being conducted but where the research is at now I would say its not a necessary supplement if you already have a healthy diet. I hope this helps!

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