I’m Courtney, a Melbourne based Dietitian.
I started blogging because I am frustrated and disheartened by the plethora of “health advice” peddled on the Internet and of the often unrealistic and narrow view of health and healthy eating that this medium takes.
Thanks to the rise in popularity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, information about health and healthy eating is more accessible than ever. This is not necessarily a bad thing, however, it may lead to a warped sense of what “health” is and what “healthy” means. Scroll through some of the thousands of images and you might believe that in order to be healthy that you need to drink green smoothies, eat kale chips, have a thigh gap, and nosh on quinoa, gogi berries, acai and the like. Oh, and suddenly master complex yoga poses. On a beach. In your bikini. Naturally!
If you like doing these things, then by all means go for it, but I’m here to tell you that this is by no means the only way to be healthy! Healthy eating does not have to involve expensive, outlandish ingredients and nor should it have to be a complex process. I am so very passionate about this concept, about placing easy and useable information in your hands so you can be the best version of yourself. I want to help spread the word that healthy eating isn’t hard and good health is achievable for everyone!
I decided that I needed a fun, tongue-in-cheek web address that would get people’s attention! I was cooking something at the time that I was thinking about starting a blog, and when I had finished making my creation I thought to myself “Ha, this is so healthy, who needs green smoothies?”
nogreensmoothies…. Is a great name for a blog!
This advice is general only and does not replace that of a qualified health professional. Seek information from your Primary Healthcare Provider before starting any new diet or exercise regime.