Creating a healthy relationship with food with Jessica Sepel

 

I’m in awe of talented women who inspire us to be the best version of ourselves - and Jessica Sepel is one of these women.

As a clinical nutritionist and best-selling author, Jess is best known for her philosophy of “Living The Healthy Life”. She believes that we should celebrate food with balance and joy rather than deprivation and fad dieting, and promotes healthy eating as a “forever approach” that includes tasty treats as well as well as mindful consumption.

After years of suffering with fad dieting, calorie counting and body image issues, Jess discovered a love for nutrition and transformed her lifestyle. Instead of feeling hateful of her body, she became grateful for it. Instead of counting calories, she began to focus on nourishing wholefoods.

Jess is passionate about empowering people like you to give up dieting, throw out the scales and find balance with food for life - and you’ll hear this passion as she speaks honestly, and from the heart. Her mission in life is to help women create a healthy relationship with their bodies and she supports girls and women of all ages through her brand JSHealth to drop the guilt that may come with “imperfect” eating.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What mindful eating is and how it can help you support your mood

  • Jess’s calming morning and evening routine that you can try too

  • How to create boundaries with social media (hint: it’s not the ways you think)

  • How you can use the power of visualisation to clarify your goals and purpose

  • How to give up dieting once and for all and be grateful for your body

Here, I chat to Jessica about how she got to where she is today and some of the most important lessons she’s learnt along the way.

 

“The healthy life is meant to be long term. You should be able to do it today and forever.”

Jessica Sepel

 
 
 
Image supplied by Jessica Sepel

Image supplied by Jessica Sepel

Image supplied by Jessica Sepel

Image supplied by Jessica Sepel

 
 

“Food is here to nourish our bodies. When we fixate and obsess on food through diets it feeds that [negativity], and that is not healthy.”

Jessica Sepel

 
 
Image supplied by Jessica Sepel

Image supplied by Jessica Sepel

 

Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:

Books we discussed:

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Some of Jess’s must-read blog posts:

The Power Of Visualisation – How To Attract What You Want In Life!

10 Health Changes To Make This New Year – No Diets Included!

A Sneak Peak Into My Daily Lifestyle

Self-Love Is A Work In Progress

How My Approach To Exercise Has Changed

Other notes:

Follow Jessica Sepel on her Website, Instagram and the JS Health Website

Psychology Today: Seeing is Believing: The Power of Visualisation

NY Times: Olympians Use Imagery as Mental Training

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Kayla Robertson