Hello BeautyBoosters! Now you all know that I am happily obsessed with all things makeup and beautifying but I am equally intrigued about incorporating healthy lifestyle choices into my every day routine to work on improving myself from the inside too! I’ve been following the wonderful Alicey Nutrition for a while now so I thought it was high time I shared her awesomeness with you all! Read on to find out about how you can boost your beauty from the inside with Alicey’s help!
Tell us a little bit about yourself Alicey…
A life-long friendship with health, fitness and food is really where it all began. Ever since I can remember I have been poking around in mum’s cooking pots and chomping on avocados in the school-yard.
Even as a kid I was often shocked by the way other families ate and lived. For me, I need optimum health, it is within me, a kind of yearning for an optimal lifestyle, vital and bubbling with energy and goodness.
I grew up in country Victoria, Australia. I am the offspring of a Dutch chef mother and artist Aussie father. My first degree was a Bachelor Fashion Design, and I then went on to study Nutrition online. I am currently living in East London and undertaking Certificate II & IV in Fitness and Personal Training. I’m obsessed, in the best kind of way…
What sparked your interest in nutrition as a career choice?
A few years ago my mother was struck down with breast cancer. I was living in The Netherlands at the time and quickly moved back to Australia to be with her through her treatment. It was during this time I realised exactly how much our lifestyle can affect our lives in the long run. I come from a very health conscious family, but for me it is now obvious how much we can play a part in disease prevention and feel amazing along the way, simply by making informed decisions about the way we live, that’s pretty empowering.
Describe a day in the life of Alicey…
I’m a self confessed obsessive health foodie. I love my routine of Alicey’s Oats breakfast
ALICEY NUTRITION OATS BREAKFAST (Alicey’s soaked oats with berries & egg whites…yep! Egg whites with cinnamon thrown on top.)
and my high protein rainbow salady lunches
ALICEY NUTRITION RAINBOW SALAD (Scissor Chopped Rainbow Salad: spinach, dill, mint, avocado, tomato, purple cabbage, radish, beetroot, tuna & apple cider vinegar/olive oil.)
but I’m always mixing it up and looking for new flavour sensations-it’s the essence to life!
Good nutrition should be fun and exciting-it’s all about variety and keeping it fresh and interesting.
My days are always different, being self employed means I can schedule awesome new things into each day: Clients, fitness and training with friends, trying new cafes, visiting food & health stores and cooking up for friends with new ingredients. I spend a lot of time behind my computer doing research so I make sure I break it up with some physical activity every few hours-even just cleaning the house, going for a run etc. Otherwise I enter zombie mode and that ain’t pretty! Gotta keep the blood pumping!
4) Which top foods would you recommend for a ‘BeautyBoost’?
Water and lots of it!
GOOD fats-Avocado, nuts like almonds and walnuts, as a snack or thrown into your meals.
GREEN things- kale, spinach, cress, broccoli & asparagus-EVERY single day!
CLEAN Protein- omega3 packed salmon, sardines & mackerel plus organic grass fed meats- which are high in vitamin D-if the animal has had a good life it will be a healthier and more nutrient dense food source for us!
AND EXERCISE-Sweat it out, we are human and made to move! A balanced diet along with an adequate amount of physical exercise including some awesome hard-core strength training is going to do more for your skin, body and mind than any diet-pill or face cream on the market.
Consistency- You won’t see changes immediately but you will see them. Be patient, be kind to yourself and stick with it!
5) What foods would you include to make your ultimate ‘BeautyBoost’ smoothie or juice?
I much prefer to chew my foods-it’s proven drinking calories is never as satisfying to the brain, we need to chew to turn off hunger signals. However, with saying that I often juice up a load of VEG—Try a mix of celery, beetroot, fennel, ginger, lemon, lime & ginger for a zingy afternoon detoxifying pick-me-up!
6) If people would like to get in touch and get a bespoke nutrition plan from you what’s the best way to contact you/find out more?
Please contact me via my Facebook page www.facebook.com/aliceynutrition I am always happy to answer questions or tailor make a detox plan for you. I do supermarket and market outings to introduce clients to new and exciting ingredients and super-foods plus to explain what to be cautious of in the jungle of food marketing. My clients learn a lot when we have hands-on activities like shopping or cooking at home. You’ve really got to be infected with the healthy energy and a burning desire for health and vitality! I frikking love my job. Xx