You know you’re onto something good when you get to wake up every morning and create (and eat) deliciously healthy recipes and call it a job.
This is just a typical day in the life of Leah Itsines. With almost 400k followers on Instagram who tune in daily to see what creations she’ll come up with next, Leah epitomises what it means to live out your dream.
“I’m so passionate about health, nutrition, and healthy eating because I can see the way it can change people’s lives, day in, day out,” Leah tells Amodrn. “Every day I wake up to messages from people struggling when it comes to their food, and the fact that I have the tools to create a platform where people can come to learn, be inspired and start a healthy journey is so incredible to me.”
Since we last spoke to Leah, she’s been quite a busy little bee. Not only is she still entertaining us with her hilarious videos (the one featuring her grandmother has to be one of our favourites), she has also launched an e-book entitled BARE (Balanced And Realistic Eating) which is a nutritional guide aimed to help women take the initial steps toward making a healthy lifestyle change in a balanced and realistic manner. All the recipes in the 4-week meal plan have been approved by a nutritionist and it’s designed to help you kick-start your healthy eating and fuel your body whilst allowing for flexible and realistic eating on a daily basis.
“I see comments like ‘oh I wish I could have pizza, I miss it!’— so I’ll make a super delicious, healthy pizza that is perfect to any diet and isn’t super boring and be like ‘see…you can have pizza!’ and really enforce my whole message about balanced eating.”
Leah, as always, we like your style!
Read on to get to know Leah a little better, and if you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favour and check out her recipe for choc raspberry brownies, will you. First thing you do when you wake up…
Snooze my alarm. Are you a messy cooker or a clean cooker?
Absolute mess! Juice or smoothie? And what’s your go-to combo?
Smoothie! Banana, protein, almond milk and a shot of coffee. Ultimate guilty pleasure?
Donuts. What is one thing you can’t go a day without eating?
Mmm… Mushrooms. What is one thing you never knew about cooking before you became a food blogger?
That food can taste soo good! If you went back to uni, what would you study?
Probably a nutrition course at Torrens or ACNT. They have a range of nutrition courses to kickstart or upgrade a career in nutrition. What is the one thing you want people to know about your cooking?
That everything I do tastes amazing. I promise my love and heart and soul is in it. If you could eat one thing in the world for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Beef korma because Indian is the best thing ever! What is the most annoying question you get asked on a regular basis?
Am I allowed to eat carbs? (rolls eyes). What are your thoughts on cooking with insects for add protein? Have you done it?
[Cringes] Never and I will not! I don’t understand why people would. Ew! Honey or raw sugar?
Honey What about kombucha?
LOVE kombucha! It’s so good for your gut. Nutrition to me means…
A happy and healthy lifestyle with a balance on amazing food. What do you want people to know about you?
That I turned my passion for food and nutrition into a career.
Have you always dreamed of a career in nutrition?
Torrens University Australia collaborates with Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT), two of the longest-standing natural therapies institutions in Australia, to bring you a variety of nutrition courses to open doors for you to a meaningful career in nutrition.
If you are interested in a career in nutrition, Torrens University offers two nutrition programs with flexible online delivery, which include the Diploma of Nutrition and the Bachelor of Nutrition. The Diploma of Nutrition is ideal for those seeking to enter the health industry or for a professional development opportunity, while the Bachelor of Nutrition will provide students with advanced knowledge of Nutrition from a Community and Public Health perspective. On the other hand, ACNT and SSNT’s Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) provides solid practical training for those interested in a clinical nutritionist career.
Learn which career path is for you, join us at the upcoming Torrens and ACNT Open Day on April 21.
Register now, click here.