Hello world!

By TONI CHER GERDELAN 12/01/15

I am so excited to be connecting with you here. I have long been a lover of reading blogs but never actually thought that I would have one of my own. For those who don’t already know me from Instagram (hello beautiful tribe!) I will introduce myself…

My name is Toni. I am Whole Food Nutritionista, a Sydney-based nutritionist and smoothie loving mama of 2, (Daisy & Sebastien) with an amazingly wonderful husband (John) of course. Food has always been a passion of mine…

  •  from a chubby toddler who wanted to “be” a supermarket when she grew up (true story!)…

  •  to an overweight, unhappy teenager who ate her feelings…

  •  to an adult with a very healthy appetite who achieves health & well being by eating the rainbow daily.

Ditching refined sugar and overly processed foods was the beginning of an amazingly rich and rewarding journey of self discovery for me. Giving my body a permanent holiday from the crazy chemical soup of unpronounceable ingredients (hello diet coke!) was absolutely eye-opening. I felt an overwhelming sense of clarity and well-being, the likes of which i had never felt before. It really gave me the space to open myself up to new thoughts, ideas and ways of being. An absolute light bulb moment for me was reading the much loved quote by Hippocrates…

“Let Food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”

 

I still get goose bumps when i read that quote. It’s simplicity and wisdom is so incredibly beautiful (:

As a nutritionist I am by no means perfect, though i generally enjoy walking the walk, though occasionally you may find me with a kale chip in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Food is fun, and life is meant to be enjoyed peeps!

I would love to hear from you in the comments…tell me about your aha! moments in life.

Toni x