Jessica Sepel’s Healthy Lifestyle & Food

7 Tips To Make Your Kitchen Your Happy Place

1:00 pm PDT, September 17, 2018

If there’s one thing I love, it’s being in my kitchen. I love the sight of fresh produce in the fridge, the scent of fresh flowers on the benchtop and most of all, I love experimenting with new healthy recipes. Making your kitchen a place you want to be is a powerful way to create a positive approach to food and nourishment. While I see the kitchen as a creative space, I understand that many people don’t feel the same. Here, I’ve listed my top tips for creating a happy kitchen.

7 ways to make your kitchen your happy place

Keep your kitchen tidy: A clean kitchen is essential for living a clean, healthy life. Keeping a tidy bench and an organised fridge …

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20 Ways To Thrive On A Vegan Diet

1:00 pm PDT, September 16, 2018

I’m not personally vegan, but I respect anyone who chooses to be. I see many vegans in my clinic and I’m passionate about helping them – as well as vegetarians – to eat a well-balanced diet. It can be challenging to consume all the right nutrients when certain food groups are missing. Some vegans find they feel fatigued, which often means there is a nutrient deficiency in their diet. It’s important to tune into your body, recognise your symptoms and alter your diet if you’re not feeling your best. Here are my top 20 nutrition tips for maintaining a healthy, balanced vegan diet.

 

My nutrition advice for vegans:

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These 26 Foods Will Help To Boost Your Mood

1:00 pm PDT, September 12, 2018

Here’s the truth: what you eat has a direct influence on your mood. When I was a fad dieter, I ate too many ‘skinny’ foods and drank too much caffeine, which caused my moods to spike and drop dramatically. Of course, this leads you through a vicious cycle and ultimately, your health suffers as a result.

From both personal and clinical experience, I’ve seen the impact that our diet can have on our mood. Over the last few years, scientists have been documenting the importance of gut health, finding that it plays a part in everything from sleep to mood, mental health and even stress levels. The gut is now being referred to as the body’s second brain, with researchers finding that …

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Why I Believe The Undiet Is The Future Of Wellness

1:00 pm PDT, September 10, 2018

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about diets. They’re so pervasive in our culture. With every new diet that starts trending, we’re sold the dream that we’re finally going to achieve our ‘perfect’ body. I spent over 10 years trying every single fad diet and it caused me to develop a complicated, damaging relationship with food.

What’s wrong with diets? 

The problem with diets is that they centre around restriction. Diets instruct you to leave out a certain food group. For 10 years I feared almost every food. I could never sustain a diet for long and therefore would beat myself up for ‘lacking willpower’ to be able to stick to it.

Every time I ‘failed’ another diet and ‘strayed’ …

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Chat To A Health Buddy Anywhere In The World Using The JSHealth App

1:00 pm PDT, September 9, 2018

For 10 years, I struggled with negative body image and disordered eating. For 10 years, I felt very alone with my thoughts, fears and struggles. Part of the reason I published my first JSHealth blog post was to share my story in the hope that people could relate and in some way benefit from my journey.

One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt on my health journey is that I’m not alone. As the business has grown, I’ve always tried to facilitate the sense of community. And when it came to launching the JSHealth app, I knew that it needed to have a space for connection.

I want everyone to feel like they’re part of something greater than themselves. …

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This Build-A-Meal Guide Shows You How To Create A Healthy Dish

1:00 pm PDT, September 5, 2018

Do you travel often and just wish you had the tools to help you make nutritious meal choices? Do you often struggle to make healthy choices throughout the day, especially when work or social events pop up? Do you wish you could have a nutritionist’s advice with the click of a button?

Using our unique Build-A-Meal Guide in the JSHealth App, you’ll be able to create a nutritious, balanced dish anywhere you are. The guide teaches you the essentials of building a healthy meal from scratch, ensuring you have all the right macronutrients to support your body. This guide will help you build a meal that supports sustained energy, weight balance and fights off sugar cravings. …

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Get 24/7 Body Love Support with the JSHealth App

1:00 pm PDT, September 3, 2018

I dieted from the age of 13 to 23. I let the number on the scale define my self-worth every single day for 10 years. I developed an eating disorder that caused me to disconnect from my body and its needs, which led to zero self-confidence.

Five years ago, I made a commitment to give up dieting for life. I threw out the scales, changed my lifestyle, shifted my thoughts and my approach to food. Now, I’m on a mission to help other people who are going through the same issues.

This is why we created a Body Love Room on the JSHealth App.

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A Nutritious Day On A Plate Using Our App Meal Plan

1:00 pm PDT, September 2, 2018

Do you often find yourself stuck for recipe ideas? Lacking inspiration in the kitchen? After fresh, delicious new recipes that can be whipped up in to time? With the help of the JSHealth App, you’ll have access to a daily meal plan that contains nutritionist-approved options for each meal time. Our recipes get updated regularly to ensure you always have new and exciting recipes to try. Stuck for inspiration? Just swipe across until you find a meal that appeals for you. It’s a bit like Tinder for the health conscious.

Our meal plan is designed to suit all dietary requirements; all of the JSHealth meals are free from gluten or wheat, they’re refined sugar-free, inclusive of dairy-free alternatives and contain vegan …

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Moroccan Eggplant, Zucchini & Lentils

1:00 pm PDT, September 1, 2018

I love the spice and vibrant flavours of Moroccan cooking. Make your own exotic meals at home with this simple, healthy and fibre-packed dinner that we’re sharing from the JSHealth App.

Moroccan Eggplant, Zucchini & Lentils 

Serves: 2 as a main, or 4 as a side

Ingredients

3 small eggplants 2 zucchinis 2 bunches of vine tomatoes or a punnet of cherry tomatoes olive oil sea salt 2 tsp cumin 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed 1 cucumber, diced chopped parsley, to serve chopped almonds to serve (optional)

For the dressing

1–2 tsp cumin 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 360°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Slice the eggplants and …

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My Indulgent Stay At Gaia Health Retreat + Our Biggest EVER Giveaway For You And A Friend!

1:00 pm PDT, August 29, 2018

Top tip: Don’t miss the giveaway below!

My two-day escape at Gaia 

As a clinical nutritionist, I like to walk my talk. This means maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly, practising stress reduction and regularly taking time for rest and replenishment. As JSHealth has grown, I’ve been dealing with increasing pressure. Between launching the JSHealth App and our second range of vitamins, to say that I’ve been overwhelmed would be an understatement. I could see myself heading into burn out – and fast. So, I decided to head to my favourite health retreat, Gaia Health Retreat, to calm my body and give my mind a much-needed break.

I arrived at …

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Discover The New Mouth-watering Recipes On The JSHealth App

1:00 pm PDT, August 28, 2018

Since I created the JSHealth blog five years ago, I’ve been utterly obsessed with making wholesome, delicious and nutritious recipes. I have become passionate and dedicated to showing everyone that healthy food can be easy, abundant and absolutely delicious. I love creating healthy versions of people’s favourite foods, which you’ll see in the app.

The healthy life doesn’t have to about any deprivation or restriction. I want to invite you into my world of healthy cooking through my app. It’s a space I’ve created to help reignite your passion for healthy food. This is your chance to see that healthy cooking can be simple, easy and fuss-free.

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The Difference Between The JSHealth App And Program

1:00 pm PDT, August 27, 2018

I adore the JSHealth community and I truly feel blessed and grateful to be surrounded by such supportive, strong and enthusiastic people who are committed to living the healthy life.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I speak to the JSHealth community daily. Since launching the app last week, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are a little confused about the difference between the program and the app. I’ve written this blog post to clear up any confusion and help you decide what’s right for you.

Around two years ago I created the JSHealth 8-week Program. It still blows me away to see how much the program has changed people’s lives. I’m so proud of …

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