About “Nourish My Life”

Me

“Nourish My Life” started as a health and fitness blog but is now morphing to include more about my journey toward a happier style of living.

It is a personal blog about healthy eating, sustainable living, and a lifestyle that supports mental health and living to my full potential in happiness.

For more than a decade I’ve suffered from bipolar disorder, meaning I have episodes of major shifts in mood. I regularly experience severe depressions which last for weeks or months at a time and has ultimately fueled my decision to change not just my diet but also my style of living.

While my metabolism is fantastic and I can binge for weeks on sugary foods and not gain an inch, that type of diet leaves me feeling tired all the time and creates instability in my mood and general wellbeing.

Moreover, the busy, career-obsessed lifestyle I was living left me stressed, sleep-deprived and unhappy.

Eating healthier and simplifying my lifestyle leaves me feeling more energised so I can enjoy the things I surround myself with. 

Although this is a blog of my personal journey to a healthier happier being, my intention is that it will inspire you to live healthy and happy too!

Kerrie

9 Responses to About “Nourish My Life”

  1. Martine says:

    I sympathise with the sugar cravings. It is so hard! MyFitnessPal website/app helped me to realise how much sugar I was consuming. Still have binges, like you, but am improving!

    • Kerrie says:

      Thanks Martine! I’m getting much better, but I’m still finding myself seeking sweet snacks after dinner. Something I’m going to start trying to curb now that I’m getting my veggie intake up!

  2. For your sugar cravings: try sweet fruit or if you crave chocolate go for a raw cocao drink. Add a tablespoon of raw organic cocao, a pinch of stevia and cinnamon and pour boiling water over it. Stir as you pour to avoid clumps. This also has many health benefits besides calming the sugar craving!

    • Kerrie says:

      Thanks! I’ve been becoming increasingly interested in raw cacao and was just thinking this morning that I’d have to look up a recipe to make a raw cacao-based hot chocolate and now you’ve given me a delicious sounding one! I’m definitely going to get some and try it, thank you! I’ve heard so much about the benefits of raw cacao…
      And you’re right, I’ll have to fill my fridge with delicious fruit to curb those sugar cravings!

  3. Stephanie says:

    This has nothing to do with food: I’m in love with the shade of red on your hair in that photo.

    You may now return to your regularly scheduled blogging.

  4. I am the same with sugar! It is absolutely my downfall. I am looking for motivation to stay away from it, because one bite and I’m done for.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!

  5. Kristy says:

    Kerrie your blog is great – are you going to publish anymore posts??? 🙂

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