Chocolate-lover, wine-drinker, nose-wiper, nutritionist in England
I am itching to get stuck into writing the 58 blog ideas I currently have listed, but I felt I should start with more of an informal introduction to me, and my life right now. Admittedly, the website ‘Home’ and ‘About me’ pages tell you a fair bit about the business and about me already – you already know I’m a nutritionist in England. But, in a blog, I feel like I can write a bit more freely. More informally. More verbosely. Basically, a bit more like me, as though I’m having a chat with you over coffee. Mmmm coffee…
So, let’s kick this all off! Who am I? (Shall I bullet point? Why the hell not – no rules here, it’s MY blog! 🙂 )
I am a wife
To a fabulous and supportive husband. Over the 8+ years we have been together, I have not only slowly, but surely, improved his wardrobe, I’ve even convinced him to include MANY more vegetables into his cooking. Yes, he does his fair share of cooking. Some may even argue it’s the lion’s share at times. (Hey, I’m an exhausted new mum, don’t judge!)
I am a mum
To two gorgeous girls. I am officially a nose-wiper, bottom-wiper, and hug-giver!
I am a nutritionist
Which, if you know me and my varied background, you’ll understand if I get pretty freakin’ excited about this!
I am a woman
Now this point might be a little obvious, and somewhat self-explanatory, but hear me out (not ‘hear me roar’. Well, maybe that as well). I mention this because it means I understand. I understand what women go through, be it their monthly cycle woes, PMT, the ups, the downs, the stress of juggling it all, the fatigue, the brain fog, the baby brain, that ‘positive’ test, all the ‘negative’ tests, pregnancy (what just happened to my body?) and post-partum (no really, WHAT just happened to my body???). This also includes all the bits women don’t usually talk about – I think I probably WILL talk about them at some stage! I understand, I get it. If you are a woman reading this, chances are you and I have experienced many of the same things. Because we are women, and it’s just how it is! (If you are a guy reading this, well, sorry for all the women’s stuff above! I probably can’t relate to you quite as well, but that doesn’t mean I can’t empathise!)
I am a friend
As a dear friend pointed out, to many amazing and vastly different people, who have exposed me to various other experiences that I haven’t gone through myself. This gives me the opportunity to learn more, research more, enhancing my skills and knowledge further.
I’m probably some other things too, but I think that’s enough about me for today! I promise future blog posts will be more educational, and I’ll aim to provide some useful info. But I say why not mix it up a bit and include some ‘real life’ stuff too. I am The Real Nutritionist, after all!
So, I shall finish by rounding this off, arcing back to what The Real Nutritionist is all about. It’s about helping people (mostly women, but men and children too!) take back control of their health. All those things I’ve experienced ‘because I am a woman’, don’t have to be a struggle. With the right nutrition and supplemental support, many of our daily ‘woes’ can be improved. You don’t have to suffer. And you are not alone. You can come and see me, and we can work on it together!