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When I finished school, I thought that owning a business was extremely sexy, glam and fun. It looked and sounded like the dream, but after five years of building the JSHealth brand, I can tell you it’s the opposite of glamorous. Now that I have the experience, I feel a responsibility to communicate what really goes on behind the scenes.

The day-to-day running of JSHealth

What people don’t see is that I’m usually in my office from 8am until around 8pm or 9pm. Even when I’m not there, I’m thinking about it 24/7. I wake up in the middle of the night and write down ideas in my notepad. I have a serious schedule and a calendar that is run by two managers. I’m delegating to a team of people, which isn’t easy for me. I’ve realised I’m not good at being a boss, but I’m learning and improving as I go. At times, I’m too nice and I’m not good at telling people what to do.

But aside from all of this, what’s most important is for me to stay connected to what matters: the community. I’m the one connecting and responding on social media and on emails. I do it because the community is such a huge part of my life and each and every one of the messages I receive bring me so much joy.

Creating a brand

I’ve had to sacrifice a lot in order to grow JSHealth into what it is today. I’ve had to sacrifice my social life and seeing my family and friends as much as I would like. I’ve had to sacrifice having children as young as I had imagined. Yep, there’s some serious real talk going on. I’ve had to sacrifice a sense of privacy because so much of my life is out there for everyone to see.

At times, I feel exposed, vulnerable and open to judgement. It’s become increasingly hard to switch my mind off because my work goes everywhere I go. I truly live and breathe what I do. Running your own business is damn hard, non-stop work. I hear that it takes 10 years to build your business into what you want it to be, so I guess I’m only halfway there.

Executing the vision 

JSHealth currently has two printed books, an 8-week Online Program – which has tens of thousands of people on it to manage – ebooks, brand partnerships, ambassadorships, vitamins (online and in stores) and a new coaching program. Oh, and not to mention the JSHealth app which will be launched in two months. Each of these aspects requires a huge amount of care and effort, but I’m excited to say the projects end there. All I’ve ever wanted from JSHealth is a program, an app, and a vitamin range. While I’ve had moments of wanting to pull back when the stress gets too much, I’ve come to accept that this is my calling. I won’t stop until I feel I’ve created the vision I’ve always dreamed of.

The lessons I’ve learnt along the way

JSHealth has been my biggest blessing. It’s taught me the power of vulnerability. It’s taught me to be kinder, but stronger. It’s taught me to dream big and doubt myself less. It’s opened my heart, challenged deepest fears and softened my inner critic. It has helped me forgive others, including myself.

It’s shown me the fire of the female power and the brilliance that is created when we support each other. It’s shown me how far hard work can take you. It’s taught me to connect to what matters, which is the people, not the numbers.

Chasing your dreams

If you have a dream and the passion to start your own business, do it. I was never particularly talented in any area, except creating healthy recipes. I’ve had no business training, but I’m passionate, strong and I’m willing to work hard. Of course, I haven’t done it alone. I have a lot of support from my family and my husband. They keep me grounded and remind me to focus on what matters.

So, if you want to be a business owner one day or start your own brand, go for it. It’s so fulfilling, challenging and non-stop inspiring. Be ready and willing to put in the long, hard hours. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Judgement, failure and doubt are all part of the journey, but I can guarantee that in the end, it’s all worth it.

I’m here supporting you all of you with your dreams.

Love,

Jess xx

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When I ask people how they are, most of the time, their response is, “Good, but tired.” It’s an all-too-common answer, given the fast-paced nature of our 24/7 lives. There are a host of lifestyle-related factors that can affect our energy levels, but there are a range of diet and lifestyle changes we can make to boost our energy levels.

MY ENERGY-BOOSTING TIPS:

Get eight hours of sleep: I truly believe that if people consistently got eight hours’ sleep each nice, many common health problems would be solved.

Go into the JSHealth stress-free zone (SFZ): Setting some time aside to enter the JSHealth stress-free zone is a must. It can be as little as 10 minutes or 30 minutes for those who can fit it in. I love going for a walk, reading a book, meditating, stretching or lying on the grass.

Give up refined carbs and sugar: They can mess with your blood sugar and cause your energy to slump.

Eat well and more often: Having regular meals and snacks that are packed with nutrient-dense wholefoods helps to balance your blood-sugar levels, thereby enhancing your energy. I recommend eating protein, healthy fats and fibre with each meal. This helps you feel satiated and stabilises your blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Take supplements: I recommend vitamin C, B complex, magnesium and iodine. My range of vitamins contain in zinc and iodine, which are believed to help boost energy levels.

Take care of your adrenals: When we’re tired for too long, our adrenal gland function can become compromised, sending us into what’s known as adrenal fatigue, which is a deep, deep fatigue.

Get regular check-ups: Check iron and thyroid levels, cortisol and your adrenal profile with a doctor.

Eat more greens: Add them to your meals, smoothies and juices.

Eat iron-rich foods: Iron deficiency is an often overlooked factor of fatigue. Iron is an essential mineral that transports oxygen throughout the body, so it’s no wonder that iron-deficient people experience less energy. To get more iron into your diet, eat dark leafy greens, legumes, nuts, chicken and meat.

Don’t be afraid to say no: Don’t be afraid to say no to people and situations when you need to. If you feel that your mind and body need a rest, then follow your inner knowing. Your body will be so grateful.

Limit caffeine intake: Reducing your intake to one cup per day can do wonders for lowering cortisol and adrenaline. While coffee gives you an instant pep up, in the long-term, it can cause your adrenals more stress and exhaustion, which inhibits your body’s ability to heal and repair itself.

Prioritise liver health: Fatigue is a common symptom of an overworked liver. A healthy liver is vital to maintaining blood sugar levels, regulating hormones, eliminating toxins and metabolising carbs, fats, and proteins. When the liver is clogged with too much alcohol, caffeine, sugar or medications, it can’t function optimally.

Exercise regularly: As long as it’s not too much high-intensity exercise, is great way to fight fatigue. It gets your blood pumping and the endorphins going, which are great mood and energy boosters.

Practise yoga: It does wonders for your mood and energy, too. Vinyasa flow helps you connect with your body and is so rejuvenating.

Drink more water: Dehydration zaps your energy, so be sure you’re drinking two litres of water throughout the day. I like to keep a big two-litre bottle with me to remind myself to stay hydrated.

Spend time with people you love: If you’re feeling fatigued, reflect on the people you’re surrounding yourself with. To be healthy and happy, it’s important to spend time with people who lift you higher. I love scheduling weekly dates with my family and loved ones.

For more health, diet and lifestyle tips, check out my 8-week Program that’s changing lives around the world.

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My JSHealth girls know how important rest, replenishment and movement are in living a happy, healthy life. Whether I’m practising yoga or entering the stress-free zone (SFZ), comfort is an absolute must, which is why I adore Cotton On Body. It’s safe to say I’m a little addicted to their comfy pjs, gowns and activewear.

To share the love, they’ve kindly offered the JSHealth community 30 per cent off Cotton On Body styles online at cottonon.com/au. Simply enter the code ‘BODYxJSHEALTH’ at the checkout to receive your discount on full-priced Cotton On Body styles, valid until 22 May.

Love,

Jess xx

Promo code is single use only. Offer excludes sale items, personalised products, Cotton On Foundation and Gift Cards. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer including subscription coupons and additional promo codes.

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For Sally Obermeder, the road to living a healthy life has been paved with both highs and lows. In 2011, Sally, 44, was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer the day before giving birth to her daughter, Annabelle. Following a year of chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy, Sally was determined to rebuild her health and the strength of her body. She started by making green smoothies and eating clean wholefoods. The results were phenomenal: her skin got its glow back, she shed excess weight and her energy levels skyrocketed. Since then, Sally reached new heights with her career as a TV presenter, as co-host of Channel 7’s The Daily Edition.

On the health front, Sally, along with her sister, Maha, has been advocating a balanced, wholefood approach to nutrition through their luxe-for-less lifestyle website SWIISH.com and their books: Super Green Smoothies, The Good Life and Simple and Lean. We caught up with the mum-of-two to chat about health, healing and daily nourishment.

Tell us a little bit about yourself …

Hello! I’m Sally and I’m a mum of two girls, Annabelle and Elyssa; wife of Marcus, a TV host, the CEO and co-founder of SWIISH.com. Oh, and I love Italian food so much that I also consider myself Italian!

After working in finance for several years, I made a huge career change and got into TV. After years and years of unpaid experience and hard work, I joined Channel 7 as a TV presenter covering food, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle. I’ve been lucky enough to interview some of the biggest names in movies and music including Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Hugh Jackman and my favourite, Jon Bon Jovi!

In 2011, the day before I gave birth to my daughter, Annabelle, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage three-breast cancer, which absolutely shattered my family and I. I was juggling life with a newborn, going to chemo and radiation, undergoing surgeries and trying to keep myself positive and alive for the sake of Marcus and Annabelle.

Although cancer is absolutely horrific, it does make you reassess what’s important in your life. I was in hospital recovering from a surgery and I rang my sister and best friend, Maha, and told her I wanted to start a blog about things we’re both passionate about: fashion, travel, health and beauty (that didn’t cost a fortune). That’s how SWIISH was born.

What inspired your passion for health and wellness?

After all of the chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries, my body was exhausted. My hair had fallen out, my nails had fallen off, my skin was pale and gaunt and I had absolutely zero energy. I needed to do something to bring my body back to good health so I started drinking green smoothies every day. Green smoothies gave me my glow back, as well as my hair and nails. I lost the weight I put on during chemo, improved my digestion and they gave me a ton of energy. I became a lot more conscious about clean eating for all my meals, and making sure I chose lean, whole foods as often as possible.

What’s your food philosophy?

My family and I follow the 80/20 rule; we eat everything in moderation. Everything I cook needs to be fast, simple and never forgo taste – life is too short for bland food. I’m all about fresh herbs, spices and sauces. I pile my plate with veggies first, protein second and carbs last.

Walk us through a typical day in your life …

The time I wake up usually depends on my girls. If Elyssa – nearly 18 months – isn’t already awake, I try and wake up around 6.30am to have a coffee. I drink a black coffee with collagen powder and XCT oil, and then I have a glass of our Super Green Superfood Powder. If I can, I’ll squeeze in 15 or 20 minutes of meditation.

A few times a week, I go to the gym with my sister, Maha. It’s a good way to catch up, although we’re usually so out of breath there’s no time for talking.

After the gym, I head to SWIISH HQ where I have a green smoothie with protein powder. If I’m not out shooting new clothes for our online store, I’m in the office ordering new stock, meeting with team, reviewing upcoming marketing materials or working on strategy with Maha.

At 11am, I head into the Channel 7 studios where I prepare and film The Daily Edition. Between 11am and 2pm, I’m in production meetings, reading the latest news and getting my hair and make-up, when I eat lunch, which is usually leftovers from the night before. Today, it’s a fresh salad with a tin of sardines. I also have a litre of sparkling water while I’m in show prep.

Once we’re finished filming, I head home to Annabelle and Elyssa and spend the afternoon playing with them at the park.

If I have to head back into SWIISH HQ, I’ll take the girls with me, which they just love because they get so much attention. If I’m in the office, I’ll have a decaf almond piccolo in the afternoon with a second glass of our Super Green Superfood Powder.

Once we’re home, it’s all about dinner, bath and bed. Tonight, I made our chilli lime steak bowl from Simple and Lean. It’s so filling, delicious and the flavour combinations are out of this world. It’s then time for an hour or two of hanging out together, [with my husband] a bit of TV and catching up on emails. I can’t go to bed without a little sweet treat so I’ll usually have a peppermint tea and one of our choc caramel sambos.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee, always – preferably an almond milk piccolo.

What is your indulgence of choice?

There’s definitely more than one. Tiramisu and pavlova are definitely up here. I could also never go past a big bowl of pasta ragu or a spicy arrabiata with buffalo mozzarella. Plus, I’m always up for a cheeseboard at the end of a meal. It’s just the ultimate!

What are three foods you can’t live without?

Baby spinach, chilli and medjool dates.

What’s your go-to snack when you’re on the run?

A superfood energy ball or lemon protein ball. I make a big batch on Sunday afternoons and store them in my car, at my Channel 7 desk or at SWIISH HQ.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting out on their health journey?

Like I said, it’s all about balance. Don’t beat yourself up over having some chocolate or having a bowl of pasta. The guilt is just as bad for you as ‘bad’ food.

Start small; just change one small thing in your diet or in your exercise routine until it becomes a habit.

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Believe it not, but indulgence is good for you. Trust me, I’ve learnt it first-hand. Years ago, when I was stuck in a pattern of fad dieting, I used to beat myself up for indulging. I felt that I’d lost control and would punish myself with deprivation. Ultimately, this led me into a vicious cycle of restriction and bingeing. This lasted for many years, until I empowered myself with the knowledge on how to give up dieting for life.

Now, my food philosophy is based around balance. I truly believe that indulging twice a week is important for living a healthy life. The trick to moderate indulgence is eating with joy and releasing feelings of guilt. Sit at a table, serve your treat of choice on a plate, and remember to eat slowly and mindfully. Trust that your body knows how to handle the food you’re eating. When you shift your mentality and give yourself permission to indulge, you’ll simultaneously reduce the need to overeat or binge on sweet treats.

You should listen to your cravings and treat yourself to anything you’re craving, but I also recommend creating and eating wholesome, refined sugar-free treats. I have plenty of recipes that contain a combination of protein, healthy fats and fibre. This helps you feel satiated and prevents the need to binge later. I encourage you to treat yourself with something that’s not so healthy, as long as it’s a moderate amount and is eaten with joy.

My 4 Favourite Healthy Indulgences

  1. Peanut butter nice-cream

This is one of my favourite snacks. It reminds me of childhood treats that revolved around peanut butter and banana. This is the grown-up, nutrient-dense version. Find the recipe here.

 

  1. Salted cacao and almond butter fudge

I’ve loved a decadent chocolate fudge for as long as I can remember, so I simply had to make a nourishing version that’s full of nutritious ingredients. Find the recipe here.

 

  1. Cinnamon swirl muffins

Who doesn’t love the sticky taste of a warm cinnamon bun? I created this clean version using all natural ingredients that won’t give you that sugar crash. Find the recipe here.

 

  1. Chocolate and tahini brownies

I’m a sucker for tahini and chocolate, so I couldn’t resist creating these nutrient-dense brownies. Find the recipe here.

P.S. I love to treat myself to a delicious, homemade gelato on the weekends and I love sharing a dessert with my husband.

I created my 8-week Program to help people give up diets for life, reclaim their relationship with health and heal their bodies. I offer plenty of lifestyle tips, menu planners, tips on indulgence and more.

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Every week, I’m blown away with the phenomenal transformations that the JSHealth community are experiencing. In this program testimonial, Jessica opens up about her battle with disordered eating and body image – something I know only too well. She unveils how the JSHealth principles have helped her develop a healthy relationship with food and how she’s discovered self-love. Nothing makes me happier than hearing how our program is impacting your lives. I’m so grateful to each and every one of you.

 

8-week Program testimonial: 

I’m only three weeks into your program but I’ve realised just how powerful consistent, quality nutrition is. I struggled with eating disorders for about eight years, so I thought I’d feel restricted and as if I was on a diet but I feel like I have more freedom than ever before. I’ve also discovered how life-changing meal prepping and planning is. By prepping my meals, I have so much more time and brainpower to focus on living life to the fullest.

It feels so good to say that food doesn’t control me anymore. I never thought I’d get to this point where I love myself and my body. It makes me so sad to think that I used to beat myself up for the way I looked and was so ashamed to be me.

I’ve purchased and completed online health programs before and most of them had more of a focus on exercise, as if it’s the only key ingredient for success. When I started exercising less, I realised how much my body needed it and I’ve learnt how to exercise from a place of self-love. I feel so energised, rather than burnt out and resentful of my morning workouts.

I feel so much compassion for the girl that I was back then and I feel so much pride for the woman I am growing to be. It never feels like a chore to follow your principles. It never feels like I’m trying to feed into the old eating disorder mindset of needing control. I genuinely love my body and I want to be happy, healthy and live my life to the fullest.

Thank you – not just for all of your incredible knowledge, recipes and the work you do – but for caring so much. I feel so grateful, inspired and at peace knowing that there are so many women looking up to you. You are an incredible role model and woman, and you genuinely care about making a difference in the world of health and wellbeing.

I wish that eight years ago, I was pinching at every little bit of fat I could find on my body, over-exercising, dieting, weighing myself every day, avoiding birthday parties and outings with friends. It breaks my heart to think about what I put myself through for such a long time. I have so many regrets; I missed out on what could have been the best years of my life. In depriving myself of food, I deprived myself of joy, love, connection and fun. It absolutely breaks my heart. I wish there were more people like you out there when I was 14 years old.

I’m so grateful for the movement that you are leading. There are young people out there who look up to you and might avoid a decade of struggle with body image because of you. I just am so grateful for everything you do and all that you embody.

Thank you for being real and vulnerable in sharing your story and making it your mission to help others on their own journeys. You are making a huge difference in the world and I feel so honoured and grateful to watch so many beautiful women flourish because of your passion and dedication to promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle and self-love.

If you’d like to learn more about the program or sign up, click here.

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As a nutritionist, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What do you eat every day?” If you’ve been following the JSHealth journey, you’ll know that I’ve struggled with disordered eating in the past, which is why I’m all about balance and mindful eating. To me, mindful eating means being aware of our choices, so I choose plenty of nourishing whole foods, healthy fats, organic protein and a little starchy veg. Of course, I leave a little room for indulgence several times a week. Here’s my typical day on a plate:

7.30–9 am: Breakfast

I start my day by drinking two glasses of filtered water and sipping on hot water with freshly squeezed lemon juice. This aids digestion and helps the gastrointestinal tract, which is key for absorbing and assimilating nutrients.

For breakfast, I usually make my signature JSHealth protein smoothie which has spinach, almond milk, banana, berries, protein powder and chia seeds. After breakfast, I like to drink my one-a-day-coffee, which I always have before 10am.

11am: Mid-morning snack

If I’m hungry by mid-morning, I’ll have carrot and cucumber sticks with hummus or a handful of almonds.

 

12.30–1pm: Lunch

Lately, my go-to lunch meal has been a nourishing bowl with brown rice as a base, topped with organic, pesto-marinated chicken, avocado, pumpkin seeds and a big handful of rocket. I also ensure that I drink filtered water throughout the day and 20 minutes before each meal (not during!).

3–4pm: Afternoon snack

When mid-afternoon cravings set in, I like to have one cup of Greek yoghurt with a little cinnamon or my sugar-free protein balls.

6–7pm: Dinner

I firmly believe that dinner should be the smallest meal of the day and should be easy and simple to prepare. I love making a super easy one-pan dinner, such as my Asian snapper with sesame, sweet potato and kale.

 

7–8pm: After dinner

Twice a week, I treat myself to an after-dinner sweet treat. I love ice-cream, so I’ll whip up a healthy, clean alternative such as my tiramisu nice-cream. You can find plenty more nice-cream recipes in my second book, Living The Healthy Life.

 

At 8.30pm, I switch off my phone, which helps my mind and body settle before bedtime. I put my legs up against the wall for 10 minutes, which calms the parasympathetic nervous system and puts the body into a rest and digest state. I then make a cup of herbal tea and get ready for bed.

To learn how to create your own healthy life, join my 8-week online Program, full of nutritious recipes, powerful tools and support for life-long sustainable health! 

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It was only a few years ago that I was struggling with fad dieting and negative body image. During that time, everything I did was extreme; I exercised twice a day, for two hours at a time. I skipped meals, ate only skinny diet foods and tried every radical diet out there. I punished my body with food restriction and felt terrible fear around food, particularly at social gatherings with my friends and family.

I weighed myself daily and allowed the number on the scales to determine who I was and how I felt. I criticised my body all day, every day. Ironically, all of the stress I inflicted on my body made it very difficult for me to control my weight.

Five years ago, I made a commitment to give up dieting for life. I threw out the scales, changed my lifestyle, shifted my thoughts and my approach to food. Now, I exercise gently and in ways that I love. I eat wholefoods because they make me feel good, not because of how they may make me look. I also indulge two to three times each week with no guilt.

Instead of focusing on my weight, I focus on my health. Instead of criticising my body, I choose to focus on the parts that I love. I’ve accepted that not loving every part of my body is okay. A ‘perfect’ body simply doesn’t exist.

Now, I treat my body with kindness. I practise positive affirmations before mealtimes and I’ve never felt more relaxed around food. I allow myself space to be flexible with my diet and I give myself permission to enjoy food. When I started living my JSHealth principles I let go of the heavy, stressful thoughts that dominated my daily life. As a result, my mind and body suddenly became lighter.

I’m here to show you there is a much simpler, kinder and more balanced way to feel good and develop body love. I created my 8-week Program to help women all around the world to reclaim their relationship with their health, discover mindful eating and live with balance. If you’re experiencing any of the struggles I’ve been through, know that you’re not alone. I’m here for you every step of the way.

Love,

Jess xx

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I know it sounds like a cliché, but beauty really is an inside job. What I put into my body truly shows on the outside. Our skin is our body’s largest organ, so it’s no surprise that it reveals the state of our inner health. A nourishing diet and lifestyle will be reflected with glowing, radiant skin, whereas a stressed, tired body and nutrient-lacking diet will be reflected in dullness, dryness, blemishes and other skin common conditions.

Here, I’ve outlined my diet, nutrition and lifestyle tips to optimise wellbeing and give your skin that lit-from-within glow.

MY 9 PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN

1. Maintain a wholefood diet

For skin health, focus on enjoying good fats, proteins, greens and healthy grains at each meal. Every meal should contain these important macronutrients. Fill half your plate with greens and don’t be afraid of good fats such as avocado and nuts. Good sources of protein include fish, chicken, eggs, beans and legumes.

2. Look after your gut health

Taking care of your gut health is so important for maintaining healthy skin. Taking a daily prebiotic is a great start. I also like adding a small amount of apple cider vinegar to a two-litre water bottle and sipping it throughout the day. This helps to cleanse the gut and stimulate digestion.

3. Enjoy probiotic-rich foods

Foods such as organic yoghurt, kefir, kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut contain a range of live probiotics that help our bodies to digest and absorb nutrients. Fermented foods are rich in antioxidants, which are known to boost skin health and combat the appearance fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Limit your intake of inflammatory foods

I believe that there are three main dietary culprits that cause skin issues: gluten, dairy and sugar. Dairy can be inflammatory and can cause issues for people with redness, skin irritation and eczema. Sugar can break down collagen, which is believed to accelerate ageing of the skin. Gluten can leave you feeling inflamed and lethargic – which shows on the outside.

5. Consider supplementation

Feeding your skin with important minerals – such as selenium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin E – helps to prevent ageing and support other bodily functions. In my clinical experience, zinc and iodine are fantastic beauty boosters. Zinc is a trace mineral that’s known to stimulate collagen production, control inflammation and help the liver eliminate waste. Iodine, on the other hand, is known to regulate metabolism, aid thyroid function and support healthy skin and hair. My range of JSHealth Vitamins are rich in both zinc and iodine, and help to support skin health, energy and wellbeing.

6. Stay hydrated

I know it’s been said time and time again, but hydration is crucial for skin health. It’s so important to drink two litres of water each day, as it helps to nourish your body’s cells and helps your skin stay supple.

7. Stimulate skin circulation

I love having a shower and alternating between hot and cold water. This oxygenates the skin and stimulates circulation. I also like using a natural body scrub which removes dead skin cells. Another tip is to exercise, which gets your lymphatic system flowing and encourages the release of toxins.

8. Reduce daily stressors

When it comes to our outward beauty, taking care of our lifestyle habits is essential. Getting eight hours of sleep, managing stress, exercising moderately and taking care of mental health are important. Some helpful practices to reduce daily stressors are setting social media boundaries, deep belly breathing and practising yoga.

9. Practise gratitude and affirmations

To me, living a happy, healthy living means waking up and feeling good in my body. First thing in the morning, I express gratitude for my body and repeat positive affirmations such as, ‘I am healthy, I am happy and I practise gratitude for the abundance in my life.’

I believe that beauty begins and ends with the feeling of inner happiness and contentment. No amount of beauty products can give the illumination that comes from a kind heart.

To learn more about the JSHealth lifestyle philosophy, sign up to my 8-week Program.

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Nothing makes me happier than seeing how my JSHealth girls are thriving off the 8-week Program. From improved mood to better digestion, hormone balancing and reduced sugar cravings, I’m constantly blown away by the phenomenal transformations and testimonials. Here’s one that made me smile.

8-week Program testimonial:

“Two weeks in and this program is already changing my life. I am fully conscious of how I feel now, whereas before, I was living fast, without focus and never feeling like my feet were on the ground. It is helping me to stop judging myself and to start being myself. With some very small changes to my routine and helping manage my stress, I now feel at home in my body. It is amazing what I was doing to myself before. It was so unkind! I’m now able to manage the anxiety and guilt around food by following my food rituals and seeing flexibility as necessary. I have a whole new respect for myself, my body and who I actually am. I trust my body and I feel I am looking after it – starting from the top down.”

To learn more or sign up to my 8-week Program, click here.

With love,

Jess xx

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