Thank you for visiting The Wholesome Hunter. I’m Lauren Hunter, an 18-year-old lifestyle blogger passionate about health, particularly nutrition and fitness.
I am a qualified Level 3 personal trainer and I recently began my degree in Nutrition at the University of Surrey, in order to eventually become a Registered Nutritionist. I intend to pursue a career that links these two areas so that I am able to offer people a complete service, as it’s clear that we cannot see results with just one approach or the other; fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand.
Fitness is a huge part of my life as I love feeling my strongest and always like to challenge my body. I like to incorporate a mixture of different types of exercise into my regime, especially HIIT, with a focus on bodyweight-based workouts, as well as weights, running and yoga.
When it comes to food, I’ve always eaten reasonably healthily thanks to my family, but only a couple of years ago I began to take more of an interest in nutrition and health. As my understanding of nutrition increased, my diet also improved.
My idea of a healthy diet is based on the principle of balance. I avoid refined sugars and carbohydrates, and eat dairy and red meat in moderation. I believe that “health” is different for everyone, and this way of eating helps me to feel my best. We use full-fat organic products, and buy organic, free-range meat and eggs. I don’t follow a specific diet and nor do I ‘label’ my lifestyle as I believe in having a balanced and varied diet.
I see food in two ways: I see it as fuel – whatever I consume is going to fuel me and fulfill the daily demands of my body, so, naturally, nutrition is crucial. However, I also see food as a pleasure and as something to be celebrated. I never deprive myself, at home I’ll make delicious desserts using only natural and unrefined sweeteners such as pure maple syrup or raw honey to get maximum nutrition and avoid empty calories. However I’ll also enjoy less healthy alternatives from time to time as this is what balance means to me – moderation is key. I base all of my meals on vegetables and always look for the most nutritious option, for example opting for complex carbohydrates rather than refined.
Aside from food and fitness, I also like to share things on my blog that inspire me and encourage creativity, including photography, interior design and more general lifestyle-related posts.
Note: All photos and recipes are my own unless stated otherwise.
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