I used to eat 3 doughnuts a day…

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Food and Health Education, Inspiration, Success Stories

ARGH! So I just wrote this really RAW and REAL post about my humble health journey beginnings and I LOST it all in the click of a mouse AS I was about to publish it!

SO all I can take from that is, it wasn’t meant to be…

And this time I’m going to be really QUICK and to the point!

Yes… I used to eat 3 doughnuts a day…

The present day carrot-munching, green-vegie loving, movement enthusiast that “sits before you” once thought nothing of devouring one doughnut after another, after another….

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I LOVED all the “wrong foods”, the ones that gave me instant comfort, pleasure, escape and joy…

Growing up poor, “yummy food” was rare and a treat… Vegies, fruit, homemade and healthy meals and snacks were all we knew…

One day mum got a job with a mobile lunch van company and suddenly there was a bounty of deliciousness accompanying her home each and every day!

Imagine… Choc-coated, jam-filled doughnuts…Custard filled doughnuts… Sticky, sweet pineapple glazed doughnuts…Long jam and cream filled doughnuts… Hollow strawberry iced doughnuts… And OH MY the vanilla slices…. REAL CUSTARD and CREAM filled ones with flaky pastry and FRESH as sticky, delicious icing….

Honestly, it was my UTOPIA….

Buffets, banquets, all-you-can-eat style restaurants…. these were my heaven…

I had (and still have) a voracious and insatiable appetite… I LOVE food and LIVE TO EAT!

All that has changed from that time of me being overweight, unfit and incredibly unhappy is the TYPE of food I enjoy…. AND how I nourish myself beyond food 🙂

One day, after spending many years in my room CRYING and HATING myself, I decided I would change my life…. I would NOT go to high school and be picked on… I WOULD be able to wear jeans and bathers like my friends… I would no longer have to hide under boardies and tshirts, or hang back and WATCH as everyone else enjoyed and got into LIFE… I would say GOODBYE to my wardrobe of leggings (they were the only things that fitted me!) and finally wear all the things I dreamed of wearing…

AND I would do it the SMART way….

I was NOT interested in starving or struggling or going without… I was also not interested in sweating and spewing my guts out…

I wanted to change my life FOR GOOD and I wanted to enjoy food….

And so began the journey of my life time….

And today it continues….

I SO LOVE the path I have discovered and my passion and pleasure is to show others how to discover this way too… The NON-dieting way to the body, energy and life of their dreams….

The way that is right for THEM…. Their unique path….

There is NO need to follow plans, programs or to pop pills, potions, supplements or shakes…. There IS a way that is totally FUN, EFFORTLESS, ENJOYABLE and REWARDING….

You CAN be the healthier, fitter, happier YOU that you visualise…. that you crave… that you desire….

You don’t have to struggle or suffer….In fact these are sure fire signs that you WILL FAIL…

As I stood in the kitchen the other day and thought, “MAN I LOVE GREEN VEGIES!!!”, it hit me that once upon a time I used to eat, and LOVE, 3 doughnuts a day….

Change IS possible…. Where you are is PERFECT….

Life NEVER EVER presents the perfect time to embark upon a lifestyle shift… There are always going to be bumps, hurdles, obstacles and challenges….

And truly, that IS perfect!! The more REAL your life is when you begin this journey, the more likely it is you WILL MAINTAIN the changes you make!

And before you know it, you too will be LOVING and LIVING the healthy, fit, energetic and SATISFYING life you currently day-dream of….

Trust me…. I’ve been there… .And I’ve coached, counselled, inspired and guided THOUSANDS of others to do the same…

YOU CAN CHANGE…. You CAN become the best YOU possible….

Don’t hold yourself back one more moment…. Write a new story…. Create a life you love….

I am here to help you every step of the way, shall you feel you would like that kind of support 🙂

Tailoring a step by step pathway to your ideal health destination is my expertise 🙂

There is no one RIGHT way and my desire is simply to catalyse the connection to your own INNER health expert; your own inner nutritionist, personal trainer, coach and healer 🙂

After working with me you WILL own your health and happiness 🙂 You WILL understand your body, your mind, your emotions and needs 🙂 You WILL be your own best friend and you WILL feel confident in maintaining this lifestyle forever after 🙂

Email me on [email protected] to arrange a complimentary Appraisal, if this is something that appeals to you 🙂

YOU DESSERVE TO THRIVE 🙂 To feel ALIVE…. to BE HAPPY… to be FREE 🙂

NewYear_NewYou

All my love,

BridgetJane
Food Body Lifestyle Guru
(Guru means to “lead by example” which I pride myself on)
Newleafnutrition.com.au

Introducing the NEW Jodie!

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Success Stories

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BEFORE

(Note: This is an older testimonial from a few years back 🙂 Fast forward to today and Miss Jodie now has TWO healthy, bounding, BEAUTIFUL bubba’s! When we met, children were really a WISH on the list that probably felt somewhat unreachable for Jodie, who at the time struggled simply to get through her day to day….

Immensely burdened with a history of chronic fatigue, Jodie just couldn’t imagine that another reality was possible….
I bet now she would never IMAGINE being back where she was! Her life has changed THAT much 🙂
She has taken to motherhood like a duck to water and has the HEALTH and HAPPINESS thing NAILED to a T!!!
I LOVE this success story and Im sure you will too 🙂
ENJOY and loadsa love xoox)

Some of you will remember and know a little bit about Miss Jodie and her journey. Well, let me just say….this girl has blown my mind in terms of the transformation she has gone through in 4 MONTHS!!! She has absolutely blossomed into the incredibly beautiful, talented, articulate and subtly confident girl she always was.

Jodie, working with you has been such a blessing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity and for you opening up so much to me and trusting me so implicitly!

I know we will stay in touch for ever and continue to share this journey called LIFE! Next……I can hear baby cries….. lol…

To all of you out there….I hope you can feel the truth in Jodie’s words and perhaps allow them to inspire you in some way!

Let me reintroduce you to the Incredible Jodie!

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AFTER (March 09)

“Bridget,

Our sessions may have come to an end but I will never forget everything you have given me. Not only have you taught me the fundamentals of nutritious food, you have taught me how to use all this extra energy that I have as an outcome of eating well and put it towards the other facets of my life. I feel that I am a changed person for the better and that my life is heading in the right direction. I am happier, healthier, energized, committed, confident, and more importantly enjoying my new life.

Towards the end of our sessions I was starting to get scared that once our sessions ended, I would fall back into my rut. However, the knowledge I have acquired from Bridget will last me a lifetime and the idea of being able to pass on my knowledge to my children (when I have them) and build a happy and healthy home for them gives me much comfort.

I must say Bridget that I never imagined eating the right foods would be so enjoyable. I enjoy shopping for food more than clothes now, having a kitchen full of colourful fruit and veg looks amazing. I take photos of my dinners now just because they look so amazing I want to share them with others. It tastes just as good as it looks which is even better. I haven’t looked back or craved my old food either, my body has adapted to this food, which has assisted in me continuing with this healthy lifestyle more easily.

I am still taking baby steps towards my goals, and only this week I have been getting up an hour earlier every morning and not once (yet) have I not bounced out of bed with enthusiasm. I don’t make myself exercise either, I just get up and do something active, whether it be cleaning, washing, swimming, 1 hour on Wii Fit, or today I even went out and climbed up and down the Stairs from level 1 to level 8 about five times. Never thought I would, but I’ve felt better since I’ve started doing this. Don’t know how I’ll go in Winter, but that’s my next step….

I came to you Bridget, because I wanted to up my energy levels (as Icouldn’t lift myself up after having Chronic Fatigue), and to lose weight. Bridget you more than exceeded my expectations of you and for the lifetime knowledge you gave me, I thank you. You’re the best.”

Graceful, Glowing, GORGEOUS Georgia :)

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Success Stories

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“I met Bridget in a conference and amongst all the people, she radiated. When i found out what she did, I thought 1) yes, I need some help with that and 2) yes, this means I get to meet her cos she seems uber cool!! xD
So I ran with my instinct to call her and set up our first session. I didn’t know what to expect in that session but I felt like she was asking questions no one had bothere to ask me before and I thought to myself…. I like where this is going 🙂

Each session we seemed to get further away from talking about food, what to eat, what not to eat and more towards habits, actions, thoughts, beliefs…. Each conversation got more and more deep.

I would often be shocked in my realisations, laugh my head off and cry my eyes out all in one session. But I always walked away from each session with much greater knowledge, understanding and respect for myself and in turn, my friends, family & the human race.

I found myself seeing the beauty in everyday things, laughing more often, feeling so grateful to be alive & loving so much more.

The best things in life are free.

And Sometimes you need someone to show that.

Bridge, I love you with all my heart and I am grateful for having you in my life xxx

Georgia”

What a pleasure it was to meet Miss Georgia B all those years ago…

And even MORE of a pleasure has been to witness and experience her incredible transformation…!

This one, as with most, was about SO much more than the physical… In fact, it was NOT until Georgia stepped up and followed through with the emotional/spiritual/REAL aspects of what was going on for her that everything fell into place…

A career change…. Taking up dancing…. The shedding of all that was not her… A true aligning with all that was in accordance with the deepest aspects of herself… Expressing her ESSENCE from within…

Interestingly, and not at all surprisingly to me, the weight then fell off…

The Georgia you will meet today is not the girl I met way back then….

She is SO MUCH MORE…

She now EMBODIES her woman…. LIVES her heart and soul, and Im sure she’ll agree with me when I say that the Universe responds in kind 🙂

Settled with the beau of her dreams in a funky new place, her once “daily grind” is now a “daily JOY” 🙂

I am so pleased and proud to share with you her gorgeous story…

Let it INSPIRE you….Let it FUEL you….

You too can create your dreams 🙂

All my love,

BridgetJane
Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Nutritionist, Counsellor
Mind, Body, Soul Health Practitioner
[email protected]
www.newleafnurition.com.au

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