Jessica Sepel’s Healthy Lifestyle & Food

12 Essential Tips To Stay Healthy On Long Flights

1:00 pm PDT, July 16, 2018

It’s winter in Australia, which means that plenty of people are heading overseas to catch some European sun. For many, making healthy choices on long flights can be near impossible, but with some preparation and planning, you can create your own in-flight health retreat. Here are some of the tried-and-tested tips that I’ve picked up through years of travelling.

 

 

MY HEALTHY TRAVEL TIPS

 

1. Choose your meal wisely: If the airline is offering a healthy meal consisting of protein and vegetables then I’ll enjoy it, but if the options are limited I’ll stick to my prepared snacks and enjoy a delicious meal when I land.

 

2. Avoid heavy, creamy dishes: These types of foods – think creamed …

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Why You Need To Stop Weighing Yourself, Starting Today

1:00 pm PDT, July 15, 2018

For a very long time, I let the number on the scales determine my self-worth. In fact, I was obsessed with my weight. I’d let the number dictate how I felt about myself and it would set my mood and the tone of my day. It was a toxic cycle and my health suffered as a result.

From what I’ve seen from my clients and online community, weight is something that a lot of women are struggling with. If this resonates with you, I want you to know that the number on the scales is not a reflection of who you are. Don’t let that number determine how you feel about yourself. You’re not defined by your weight. Not now, and not …

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Creamy Cauliflower, Hazelnut & Sage Soup

1:00 pm PDT, July 10, 2018

Cauliflower is an excellent addition to soups because it’s nutritious, filled with fibre and gives a lovely creamy texture. Serve it in small bowls as a light starter, or plate up a bigger portion for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

 

Creamy Cauliflower, Hazelnut & Sage Soup

Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil 1 leek or brown onion, trimmed and thinly sliced salt, to taste 1 L vegetable stock 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into florets 1 cup Califia Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 cup hazelnuts nuts, roughly chopped, plus some for topping handful of sage leaves black pepper, to taste

 

Method

Melt the coconut oil or olive oil in a large saucepan …

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Day On A Plate: Leah Simmons

1:00 pm PDT, July 9, 2018

With a passion for yoga, Pilates and personal training, it’s safe to say that Leah Simmons is a true lover of movement in all of its forms. But aside from training her physical body, Leah also prioritises mental and spiritual wellbeing. We caught up with the soon-to-be mum-of-two to chat about her approach to food, health and lifestyle.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself …

I am a qualified Pilates instructor, personal trainer and kundalini yoga teacher who has an insatiable passion for all things health and fitness. I love helping people really achieve their fitness goals by addressing the health of all aspects of their life, as well as assisting them in understanding how true fitness doesn’t start and …

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Why I’ve Swapped My Lip Balm To A Natural, Safer Alternative

1:00 pm PDT, July 3, 2018

When winter arrives each year, I instantly feel the cold chill on my skin and on my lips, which is why I was thrilled when I came across PURE Papaya Lips. Going from extreme temperatures – such as indoor heating and the cold, outdoor wind – can leave our skin in need of some serious nourishment and protection. As the humidity drops, our lips are usually affected first. Simply put, the skin on our lips is thinner than the skin on our bodies. Because our lips don’t have any sebaceous (sweat) glands, our only source of moisture to lips is saliva. This is why it is so important to moisturise, nourish and protect our lips.

As …

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Why I’m Obsessed With Kalettes + My New One-Pan Salmon Recipe

1:00 pm PDT, July 2, 2018

Now that winter is well and truly upon us, I’ve been spending my weekends in the kitchen cooking up a storm. I love experimenting with simple, easy and warming winter meals, so I’m always looking for inspiration. If you’re familiar with the JSHealth philosophy, you’ll know that I absolutely love vegetables, which is why I was so excited to find kalettes – a hybrid of Brussels sprouts and kale – on my weekly shop at Coles.

The nutrition low-down

The brassica family of vegetables – which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli cauliflower and kalettes – is incredibly nutrient dense. In my opinion, they are the true definition of a super food. This family of vegetables contain enzymes that …

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A Heartfelt Note About Overcoming Pressure

1:00 pm PDT, June 27, 2018

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the emotion of pressure. Every day, there’s pressure to be great wives, partners, mothers, friends, bosses, employees and sisters. From what I hear from my community, I know many of you are feeling this way, too. Through my nutrition practice and online community, I’ve seen a huge increase in emotional eating, binge eating and feeling out of control with food. I wonder how much of this stems from the pressure we place on ourselves.

Over the last few years, one of the most important things I’ve learnt is that we can’t expect ourselves to do everything the ‘right’ way. I’ve accepted that I can’t possibly do it all, and I’m okay with that. …

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My Nourishing Winter’s Day On A Plate

1:00 pm PDT, June 24, 2018

Here in Sydney, the winter chill has definitely set in. The days are shorter and nights are colder, but that doesn’t deter me from abiding by my healthy life philosophy. On the contrary, I find winter an ideal time to slow down, spend time experimenting with different recipes and really pay attention to nourishing my body. Here’s my typical winter’s day on a plate:

 

Breakfast:

Every day, I start by drinking a cup of hot water with freshly squeezed lemon and two glasses of filtered water. After a solid eight hours of sleep, your body is dehydrated, so it’s important to rehydrate. The lemon in my hot water helps to stimulate the gastric juices which aids digestion and decreases bloating.

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Day On A Plate: Kathleen Alleaume

1:00 pm PDT, June 18, 2018

With more than 20 years’ experience in the field of nutrition and exercise, it’s fair to say that Kathleen Alleaume, 39, knows a thing or two about healthy living. Through her first book What’s Eating You? and her website, The Right Balance, Kathleen has been educating women and helping them reap the rewards of living a balanced, nourished lifestyle. We caught up with the mum-of-three to chat about health, wellbeing and her daily eats.

Tell us a little bit about yourself … I’ve always had a passion for food and fitness, and I love showing people that healthy living can be simple. I truly believe that many of us don’t know how good we could look …

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My 5 Non-negotiable Principles For Healthy Living

1:00 pm PDT, June 17, 2018

Five years ago, I made a commitment to give up dieting for life and focus on healthy living. I threw out the scales, changed my lifestyle, shifted my thoughts and my approach to food. Now, instead of focusing on my weight, I focus on my health. Instead of counting calories, I focus on eating a range of macronutrients.

I’ve accepted my body for what it is. I’ve given up the pursuit of chasing what I thought was the ‘ideal’ body. My journey is what inspired me to start JSHealth, which is helping women all around the world to live happier, healthier lives.

The key to healthy living is establishing principles and setting boundaries. Here, I’ve outlined five tips that helped me …

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Our biggest EVER program sale!

1:00 pm PDT, June 16, 2018

When I was creating the 8-week Program, I could never have imagined the life-changing transformations that people would experience. As a nutritionist, this makes me so happy. It truly is my life’s mission to help people live happier, healthier and more balanced lives.

While we’ve seen thousands of transformations, I know that there are so many more people who want to get started. If you’ve been looking for a boost of inspiration or the sign to transform your life, this is it. From the 17th to the 20th of June, we’re offering $45 off our program – that’s a massive 30 per cent off. Simply enter the code ‘HEALTH’ at the checkout.

 

What to expect …

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How One Woman Eliminated Stress & Found Joy With The JSHealth Program

1:00 pm PDT, June 14, 2018

There’s nothing I love more than hearing how people are replacing stress and anxiety with joy and freedom – all by following the 8-week Program. This week’s testimonial comes all the way from Cape Town, where Melissa, 30, following the pillars of the program and changed her life. I hope her story will resonate with some of you. If you’re going through the same issues, know that you’re not alone. I’m here supporting you along the way.

 

Melissa’s story 

I was inspired to try the program because I was searching for the practical stepping stones to achieve balance. The program has allowed me to achieve a balanced way of living that has freedom and joy. I feel connected to my body more …

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