I’m Clare. Here’s a pic of me at six years old entertaining myself in the shower by trying to catch all the water in my mouth. Took me a couple of years to work out my mouth wasn’t big enough.
Growing up I did a lot of competitive swimming.
This meant my childhood was filled with 5am wake-ups, permanently wet (chlorine-infused) hair, small and large victories at comps, as well as constant trips to nutritionists, dieticians, physio’s and other specialists. But what I remember most is that I could eat practically anything I wanted.
When highschool finished I decided to take a break from swimming, which meant my lifestyle went from intense exercise 5-7 times a week, to lounging in bed watching YouTube and eating peanut-butter-nutella toast 5-7 times a week.
I got a very rude shock when I realised I had picked up 10kgs a couple of months later.
Since then, my focus on nutrition and fuelling my body the right way has grown. Over the next few years I joined a gym (and push myself to actually go 4-6 times a week) and I developed a keen interest in researching healthier food alternatives, trying lots of different diets, and living in a healthy balance that still involves treating myself and having fun.
Of course, I’m still on a journey to figuring out what works. I don’t abide by any specific diet, and I believe every diet has its merits.
Come along on my journey to figure out enjoyable ways to follow a healthy lifestyle.
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