Hi there! Welcome to Liliz’ Healthy Choices, I’m glad you found me! My blog is all about clean eating, juicing, recipes, and health hacks! And also a bit of mindfulness, because you need a healthy body and a healthy mind!
First of all, you must know that I’m not a dietician or a health professional – and certainly don’t claim to be one. I’m a nutrition enthusiast, a clean foodie and an athlete. I’ve developed a real passion for what nature has to offer us to live a better life, to be healthier and feel merrier. I’ve done a lot of research and have been experiencing this new clean lifestyle for about 2 years now.
I’ll give you a bit of background. I was an ugly, very chubby and hung-up teenager. I would stuff my face with naughty food at all times, then go on a diet for a couple of months to lose weight; and once I’d lost weight, I’d eat like a piggy again, put on more weight, go on another diet, and so on – you get the idea. I didn’t do any exercise either. Total disaster. At the age of 18, just starting out at university and living alone in my student room, I went on a humongous food detox: I cut all the naughtiness – all of it! – and only ate vegetables for about a year. I lost between 15 and 20 kg. Once my body stopped craving for the bad stuff, I started to gradually reincorporate more regular food such as chicken, fish and cheese. I’m not going to lie to you, I have always been so scared to put the weight back on that food has often caused me stress and frustration.
I’m very fit now though; I need my endorphin fix every day, whether it’s swimming, running or doing Crossfit. Sports is incredible; once you get started, you can’t stop! It gives you so much energy and self-esteem; totally addictive!
Since I took up Crossfit 2 and 1/2 years ago, I’ve been more aware of my body, of what it needs to perform and recover well. I’ve started researching proteins, good fats and healthy alternatives to refined food. I made the choice to nourish my body rather than just feed it. Your body is the only place you have to live so you might as well take good care of it.
So here I am, genuinely willing to raise awareness about health and to help people get healthier and happier. I want to spread the word that diets don’t work and that what people need is a sustainable life change. I want to help people realised that being healthy and taking care of their body isn’t difficult, it doesn’t make you boring and it doesn’t mean you have to be a rabbit either. I find it extremely rewarding and satisfying! It took me a while to get there, but it’s totally worth it. It’s never too late!
Start small, think big.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading me, please don’t hesitate to leave comments or send me an e-mail! I’ll be so happy to hear from you!