I understand health as the balance between all the areas of life, physical conditions, and emotional wellbeing. Making nutrition simple, learning about how the body works and what it needs, listening to its messages, and develop self-awareness for lifestyle transformations, are all important for real long-term health. Each person is unique, and therefore, I adapt my approach to their goals, needs, circumstances, and preferences. I focus on sharing nutrition & health knowledge, mindset & self-awareness, and simplifying the practical application. And also, an important part of coaching is to give guidance to help question assumptions or factors that are limiting from being 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 travel, keep learning, experiment with new recipes, walk in nature, explore new places, and make art!. 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 and bicycle because they are accessible to do every day and anywhere! I often live in places with beautiful scenery where walking, hiking, and bicycle are especially pleasant to do, which keep me both active and inspired! Also, I'm consistent doing other activities like, swimming, yoga, or circuits with a flexible and spontaneous schedule.
What is your main focus?
My specialities are nutrition and mindset. My approach is focused on adjusting principles to each person's needs and circumstances while simplifying health. This means we work as a team for a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle considering real-life factors like family, social circles, work schedule, preferences, previous conditions, and mindset/self-development processes. I guide people to find the best method for them, provide education for lasting changes, increase body awareness, and tune to listen to their bodies. And, I promote more mindfulness 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 affecting all other areas of life. Health became the priority, and by adapting my whole lifestyle, symptoms have been relieved since then. For the last fifteen years, I have been fascinated by the body, nutrition, mindfulness, and life, while devoting myself to share this passion for guiding others in their journeys. I am certified as a Nutritionist and in Fitness Nutrition by ISSA (International Sports Science Association from US) and in Advanced Nutrition by Hong Kong University (HKUSpace). And, i love to keep learning doing other short courses, as examples Chinese Medicine by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ayurveda and Child Nutrition by CE, and Mindfulness and Compassion training by The Mindfulness Association UK. Also, as a contribution to share knowledge, i have self-published a book series called "Food Wisdom" with the intention to explain nutrition & health in accessible ways distributing it online and in Asian stores.
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 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. Simplify your life. Include more real & unprocessed foods. Go for food variety, more veggies, enough water, and focus on quality. Prioritise sleep and move everyday. Take challenges in life as opportunities to learn. Aim at being consistent with balance in all areas of life. And, open yourself to try some some art!
What are some books you recommend?
"Mindset" by Carol S. Dweck, "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, "Why we sleep" by Matthew Walker, "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