Change is Good

Sorry for the break in posts, but it’s been busy since the holidays! John and I decided to take a much-needed vacation to Barbados last week to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. The trip was also a babymoon for us as we’re expecting our first baby in May!



Since May 2013 there have been so many changes in my life. I quit my job at the bank and decided to work full-time with my husband’s company while keeping up with nutrition clients on the side. We moved from our 700 square foot condo in downtown Toronto to 3 acres in the country. We sold our BMW sports car and bought an SUV. And now, we’re expecting our first baby. Sometimes we joke and say it’s like we’re in the witness protection program and have taken on other people’s lives.

All the change was difficult at first, but like anything it just takes time. Our new house now feels like our home, and I’m so excited for what 2014 will bring.

You’ve probably noticed that my blog posts have changed since I stopped studying & travelling. I still have a love & passion for nutrition and healthy living, but I don’t have as much of a specific focus in terms of what I’m writing about. I’m not sure what my new focus will be, but I still love writing and don’t want to stop. I’m sure I will figure out a new focus over the next few months or after the baby is born, but in the meantime I hope you’ll bear with me, and keep reading!

Over the next few months I plan to continue sharing health tips, write about what I learned in my detox workshop with a focus on hormonal imbalance and share new recipes (I have a lot of good ones that I can’t wait to try: beet curry, beet fries, healthy fried chicken, brown rice pudding and slow cooker chicken curry).

In the meantime, here are a few food pics from our trip!

Because we lived on the island for a couple months in 2012 I knew exactly what groceries to buy for breakfast. Every morning I made cereal with rolled oats, flaxseed, fresh coconut (healthy fats for baby’s development!), prunes and bananas.




We didn’t have a stove in our room – just a microwave and toaster oven, but we managed to find an egg poacher that did the trick.



Even though I’m pregnant I still enjoy one cup of coffee in the morning, but unfortunately Bajans aren’t known for their coffee drinking. Let’s just say we had to get creative with boiling water and my glass Lululemon bottle. The coffee tasted amazing though!


We ate all our dinners out at our favourite restaurants on the island. I had a lot of fish, local black belly lamb, West Indies curry and root vegetables. This isn’t the nicest looking picture of food, but this is local flying fish with pumpkin, carrots and potatoes at “Just Grillin” – kind of like a food truck style place; amazing food and price!


The trip was so relaxing, and exactly what I needed to get me through the next few months of winter.


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2 Responses to Change is Good

  1. jenny January 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    You look amazing Lauren! Your bump is so cute! Perhaps a focus on prenatal or postnatal nutrition for those who are looking for tips to be as healthy as possible during their own pregnancy 🙂 just a suggestion! Enjoy your pregnancy xo

    • Lauren January 29, 2014 at 10:40 am #

      Thanks Jenny! Great idea! I think I’ll naturally incorporate those tips into my regular posts because it’s definitely a focus for me now that I’m pregnant.

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