Oh hi there!
In case you couldn’t already tell by the name of this blog, my name is Chanté (think ‘shon-tay’) and I am the girl sitting behind the computer talking (and occasionally rambling) to all of you wonderful people.
Ok so, the basics – I’m 23 years old (except I am ALWAYS getting mistaken for a 16 year old… preeeetty sure I’m secretly Peter Pan) and I live in beautiful Australia. I have an undying fascination with how the body works and how nutrition can heal the body; because of this I study nutrition and exercise science at university and will continue on to do a masters in dietetics. I also have a background in biomedical science!
Needless to say, I’m a total nerd at heart, but I’m also a lover of adventures (kind of obsessed with nature), creating, self-growth, organisation, reading, writing, photography, cooking, exercising, playing piano, sunrises, anything beauty/fashion/style related and could easily spend hours watching youtube videos. Sometimes I find myself to be a walking contradiction; I’m a BIG fan of scary movies, yet at the same time I LOVE the innocence of movies/t.v. series from the 90’s (Full House is my all-time fave – the cornier the better); I also love vegetables, but I certainly can’t pass up chocolate! Most importantly, I live for quality time with my loved ones.
I started this blog to not only pursue a creative outlet and share my passions, but also to teach others how AMAZING a healthy lifestyle can be. I am living proof of how good nutrition and exercise can change your life. I’ve had everything from gall stones, a diseased gall bladder, chronic fatigue, intolerances to nearly all food and drink (I was practically the female version of the boy in the bubble ha!) to involuntary weight gain AND loss, iron-deficiency, migraines, asthma, acne, psoriasis, anxiety, depression, an array of chronic and severe gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as a low self-esteem and self-confidence. To get myself back to good health I had to adopt a healthy lifestyle and become an expert on all things to do with the human body, nutrition and exercise. The latter part may still be in progress, but boy have I learnt a lot and I am so very glad to finally say that I have never been healthier OR happier.
Now I hope to teach you how you too can adopt a healthy lifestyle and take care of your body and mind, whilst having lots of fun along the way.
What’s my health philosophy? I believe in self-love, getting back into old-fashion cooking with whole foods, healthy food that tastes amazing, a BALANCED diet, plenty of water, nutrition actually based on biochemistry and scientific evidence, moving your body regularly, having a positive outlook and working hard to become the best version of yourself.
Welcome to the CL family! I’m excited to share this crazy ride with you! xo