Proof that self-love is available to all.
Roz Purcell has been described as Ireland’s healthy eating domestic goddess but she’s more than that. She is inspiring others to change their lifestyles for the better, with her cookbooks, Natural Born Feeder blog, Hike Life group hikes and a new podcast to highlight body positivity. “When I'm cooking or hiking, I'm at my happiest; they're some of the only moments I'm truly present,” explains Purcell.
I realised I can use my platform to make someone else's online experience a better one – whether that is by sharing my story or simply being real.
“I get a lot of happiness from seeing other people happy – from eating something tasty to learning to appreciate their bodies. I realised I can use my platform to make someone else's online experience a better one – whether that is by sharing my story or simply being real. A huge step for me was finally being able to talk about my own experiences with eating disorders and body confidence on my podcast, Bite Back. I wanted to create something that I would have needed to hear in my early twenties to understand that getting help was okay.”
I wanted to create something that I would have needed to hear in my early twenties to understand that getting help was okay.
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The older I'm getting the more I realise wether you're at a pool or on a beach no one else really gives a sh*t what you look like The pure content of being able to relax in a bikini and not feel crap walking passed people wondering are they looking at my stretch marks or cellulite but above all else knowing that I no longer shame myself for it either. Coming back from a holiday was always a tough time for my relationship with my body I would feel this anxiety that I needed to undo all my ”bad” food choices ( aka just living life) & punish my body with over training to balance it out. It's being able to go away with friends or family at ease that makes me realise how far I've come and how grateful I am that I invested that time in myself to go get help & learned to separate myself from a number on the scales & my body as anything but healthy & functioning. Monday's can be a trigger for some people, the start of a new week, a clean slate but just take a second to remember in the words of @gerry_hussey you are enough #bodyconfidence #bodyappriciationpost #biteback
Her third cookbook, the plant-based No Fuss Vegan will be published in January 2020. “Aside from that,” she adds, “I’m launching some products which I can't wait to share, that really align with my values as a conscious consumer and a lover of the outdoors.”
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