I understand health as the balance between all the areas of life, physical conditions, and emotional wellbeing. All are interrelated! Learning about how the body works and the nutrition it needs, listening to its messages and becoming comfortable in your own skin, and develop self-awareness for lifestyle transformations, are all important for long-term health and getting to your ideal weight. Each person is unique and I adapt my approach to their goals, needs, circumstances, and preferences. I focus on sharing nutrition & health knowledge, practical and easy plans, mindset & self-awareness, as well as giving guidance to help question assumptions or factors that are limiting you from being both healthier and happier.
I am passionate about every topic related to health, how the body works, and the life around me! As part of that curiosity, I love to keep learning, experimenting with new recipes, walking in nature, exploring new places, travelling, and making art - especially painting!. I was born in Spain but have since lived in many other countries, finally settling in Asia!
What is your favorite kind of workout?
Walking because it is accessible to do every day and anywhere! I often live in places where walking and hiking are accessible and beautiful - that helps to keep me both active and inspired! Also, I've always been consistently doing other activities like strength workouts, bicycle, swimming, and yoga, but I'm flexible and spontaneous with my schedule.
What is your main focus?
My approach is focused on the person. This means we work as a team for long-term, more balanced, and sustainable lifestyles while adapting any principles to their real-life circumstances - family and social circles, work schedule, goals and needs, preferences, previous conditions, and mindset/mental health. I guide people to find the best method adapted to their needs, provide education for lasting changes, and increase body awareness while helping them tune to listen to their bodies better. I always promote more mindfulness, emotional wellbeing, and understanding health as a constant journey instead of quick fixes.
How did you get interested in health?
My health journey started as a teenager due to an autoimmune condition which caused chronic fatigue and joint pain since my childhood. Health became the priority, and by adapting my lifestyle, symptoms were relieved. For the last fifteen years, I have been fascinated by the body, nutrition, and mindfulness and devoted myself to share this passion for guiding others in their journeys. And I love to keep learning!. I am certified in Nutrition and Fitness Nutrition by ISSA (International Sports Science Association), in Advanced Nutrition by Hong Kong University (HKUSpace), in Chinese Medicine by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (short course), in Ayurveda and Child Nutrition diplomas by online CE, and in Mindfulness training by The Mindfulness Association UK. And, during the latest years, I created the book series "Food Wisdom" to explain nutrition & health principles in accessible and simple words.
What was one of the biggest health changes you’ve made?
The biggest health change was to accept an autoimmune condition as a teenager, and later on, adapt my lifestyle to it. This required a multi-step process of food elimination, finding the triggers of flare-ups, understanding the body, and finding alternatives for balanced and sustainable diet & lifestyle. Learning from this challenge, I discovered how amazing the body is, and I have been dedicated to health ever since.
What do you think most people should do differently to be more healthy?
More mindfulness and self-awareness. Include more real & unprocessed foods, food variety, more veggies, enough water, and focus on quality. Prioritise sleep and move everyday. Take all challenges as lessons, be consistent, and aim for balance in all areas of life. Do some art too!
What are some books you recommend?
"Mindset" by Carol S. Dweck, "Real Food" by Nina Planck, "Prescription for Natural Healing" by Phyllis A. Balch, "How I found freedom in an unfree world", by Harrie Brown, "The Art Spirit" by Henri Robert, "Shantaram" by Gregory Robert Davids, "A course in miracles" by Helen Schucman