She is a powerful example of a woman who is living an inspired, healthy life in flow with her body and its rhythms, as well as following her dreams and passions.
As a busy woman I know the importance of daily rituals or practices that keep you connected to your healthy way of life and I wanted to know what Alice does for this too!
She starts her day with tea and a smoothie consisting of soaked almonds, hemp seeds, big stalks of kale, frozen fruit, banana, 1/4c flax oil, raw cacao, spirulina or other superfood powders.
Then she goes for a walk with her daughter to bus. She also ends her day with a bath.
Despite what you might think she is not vegan or vegetarian. She is really sensitive and doesn’t eat wheat at all! If its pasta, its rice pasta. She eats lots of whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, millet, organic amazing meats, fish and local organic chicken, tons of veggies and fruit, as well as a fair amount of juicing.
Her big new years resolution has been to completely cut out sugar! This is the hardest thing anyone can do and she feels that every system is working better and she feels way more in control.
She hasn’t faced any major health conditions and didn’t really have major body issues as she was born into a very blessed situation: She had amazing parents and a community that was very connected to the earth.
She has always been a powerhouse but when she found herself in a dis-empowering relationship, she realized how important women’s health is:
It was from this wisdom she was able to create her life’s work inspiring and empowering women to get re-connected to the power within their bodies and ultimately their lives.
Diet: “Get away from processed foods and start eating whole foods. All cookies, pieces of bread , crackers or pasta is not real food its processed!!! We have to accept this truth and start eating natural, unprocessed whole foods straight from the trees and gardens they are grown from. If you want to experience any change, bottom line!”
Foods that have changed her life are super herbs: lots of tea: good oils like flax, hemp, and fish, probiotics, nutribiotics, hemp and goji berries. She eats lots of leafy green veggies like kale, lettuce, spinach, sprouts, steamed bok choy and chard and when she doesn’t eat enough of it she feels the difference! “Its all about the acid/alkaline balance…. And getting rid of sugar!!!!”
Fitness: “Movement is my medicine and it is so powerful! The key is for women to find the movement that they enjoy! It’s Gotta be enjoyable. Find an activity, breathe deeply, get the energy flowing and adjust your schedule, as you have to do it frequently!!!! And make sure to sweat!!!”
Like all women she gets self defeating thoughts as well.
She has found though, that this is usually when she’s tired or low blood sugar or pms-ing or hasn’t exercised in a few days: “As I become more connected and into my body, I recognize that my physical state and any deficiencies in my body, will affect my metal state and essentially make me depressed. It is way easier to be productive, motivated and self-loving if I’m high on dopamine. The chemistry in the brain is connected to our bodies and directly affects your thoughts. Most people think its other way around. ”
Thousands of women all around the world are a constant reinforcement that Bellyfit is needed. “I keep getting the message “ I need to move my body and I need to do it in a way that feels good, in a feminine way, in a spiritual way” We need to start in the body!!!”
Thank you Alice for being a light for all of us women:)
By Jannine Murray
“Be Inspired, Get Results”