I was delighted to win the amazing prize of a six week ‘Eat Yourself Happy Course’ with the amazing women at the Happy Gut Clinic, aided by heaps of Comforting Bone Broth from Sadie’s Kitchen.
It was the first opportunity I have had to work one on one with a qualified nutritionist to really understand what is going on with the body. It also was just what I needed as an IBS sufferer, as it was focusing on the gut which is where my problems arose. The first three weeks have focused on the idea of healing the gut. After so many years of mediocre nutrition and, as most college students would understand, a bit too much drinking, I was excited to get started healing my body.
As this gut healing did include removing some foods from my diet for a certain period, it also meant that I got to be creative in the kitchen – something which I love to do. I became more mindful of what I was eating and how I was fueling my body.
Allowing myself to focus on food was so therapeutic. During my first three weeks of the course, I was faced with an extremely stressful week, including receiving some of the most important exam results of my career. Often when I am faced with such stress my nutrition goes out the window. This time, however, was different, with goals to focus on and guidance at hand I felt more in control.
I learnt many amazing things over the past three weeks and can already feel an improvement, especially, with my IBS. I have learnt how to more conscious of seasonal eating, so not only am I eating fruit and veg when they are at their best, but also finding out how to source them when they are at their cheapest. How to take care of my immune system, especially when I’m going through stressful periods, and also how to nourish my body properly for the amount of exercise that my body endures in the gym, and through my active lifestyle.
I am so looking forward to the final three weeks of the clinic and to try out more amazing recipes with the Sadie Kitchen’s delicious chicken bone broth.