AN EAT MINUTE. REBECCA GAWTHORNE

We sat down with Dietitian, Nutritionist and all-round beach babe, Rebecca Gawthorne (BNutrDiet (Hons I), APD, AN) aka Nourish Naturally (@nourish_naturally) to find out about her approach to health and well-being...


WELLBEING TO YOU SUMMED UP...
Wellbeing, to me, is not just physical health, but a mindset too; being content with your life. 


WHAT'S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE…
To be honest, I don't have a guilty pleasure. I allow myself 'treats' but don't let myself feel guilty about them. My latest favourite treat is my Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake made with pumpkin, cashew, dates, walnut, coconut & maple syrup. It's incredible!


WHAT DOES YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE LOOK LIKE…
My fitness routine is a mix of running (from jogging to sprinting), HIIT, yoga & walking. I love exercising first thing in the morning, especially outdoors in the fresh air and at the beach. It energises me and makes me feel amazing!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO EAT WELL WHEN YOU'RE HAVING 'ONE OF THOSE DAYS'…
I love eating well because of the feeling it gives me! I love feeling energised, light & healthy. Real, nourishing, whole foods make me happy! They also taste amazing! 

When I'm having 'one of those days', I try to keep myself as hydrated as possible, get some fresh air & sunshine & keep myself busy so I don't emotionally eat! If I'm really craving something sweet, I love a bit of dark chocolate with medjool dates or fruit salad & coconut yoghurt! 



FAVOURITE FOOD/ RECIPE…
Mangos are my all time favourite food! They are packed full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants & low GI long lasting energy! I love making them into "mango nice-cream" with frozen bananas! 
Check out Rebecca's Mango nice-cream' HERE.

WHAT IS YOUR PANTRY NEVER WITHOUT...
My pantry is never without my mason jars! I have these filled with everything from oats, chia seeds, nuts, dates, flaxseed, shredded coconut, lentils, brown rice & quinoa. 


YOUR SECRET TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE...
My secret to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is being organised. You need to plan and prepare, because no matter how much you know about health or how much you dream about being healthy, unless you are organised and have strategies to get there, it's very difficult. 


MY SIGNATURE MEAL IS... 
My signature meal is Glazed Roast Pumpkin Salad. I add baby spinach, sundries tomatoes, roasted beetroot, glazed roast pumpkin & crushed walnuts, with rosemary, garlic & balsamic. It's beautiful.


ANY ADVICE/ MOTIVATION FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO KICK-START A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE…
My advice is to be prepared to make changes! If you want to see changes on yourself, you must be willing to make changes.