Interview: Talking about eating disorders recovery with Pauline Hanuise

Today, Pauline Hanuise is telling us a bit more about her own international journey to nutrition…

Hi everyone! Healthy eating means a lot to me as you already know. Different approaches are interesting to consider so I decided to share a bit of my own inspiration with you. For the coming weeks, I will be posting interviews of people whose work really resonate with me.

This week, we will be talking about eating disorders recovery with my first guest is Pauline Hanuise!

Pauline and I share a very similar international journey to nutrition and I find her work remarkable. Having recovered from 15 years of struggles with full-blown bulimia, Pauline is now dedicated to help people making peace with food and get a better life.

So meet Pauline…

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Who are you and what do you do?

Hi there! I am Pauline, I am a certified Holistic Health Coach and a Yoga Teacher. After having struggled with full-blown bulimia during 15 years, I finally managed to kick-ass this illness, fall in love with my own body and get my life back.

Today, my mission is to help amazing women from all over the world to make peace with food and their own body and help them get the life they deserve.

What is your background? Where have you lived?

I am Belgian but I left my home country when I was 26 to live in Australia. I spent 3.5 years in Bondi Beach but I’ve recently left Sydney to live in Bali (one of my dreams). It’s been 3 months that I am now living in Ubud, coaching my beautiful clients over Skype, teaching yoga and enjoying every minute of it!

What do you think your international experience taught you?

My international experience taught me a lot. On top of being perfectly fluent in English, I’ve learned so much about myself!

I think my move to Australia made me realise that I could do anything I wanted with my life. The only thing I had to do was to take full responsibility for my own life and health and this made recovery possible. This is so huge for me. I wouldn’t be here today if that hasn’t happened.

How did you become interested in nutrition?

I’ve always been interested in nutrition but I started to study it when I arrived in Australia and started to work on my bulimia recovery. It was the first step towards a better life for me. I needed to understand what was happening with my food and my body to be able to recover from my lifelong eating disorder.

What does ‘healthy eating’ mean for you?

Healthy eating for me means to stop eating according to certain diets and food rules but instead, being able to nourish and nurture yourself according to your own feelings, tastes and sensations. It means that you are so deeply connected with your body that you are no longer starving yourself or overeating.

What is your favourite ingredient for a salad and why?

Avocado, without any hesitation! I love avocados; they are so tasty and full of essential fatty acids, good for your hair, skin and many other important things such as your brain and nervous system!

Do you have any salad recipe or green advice you would like to share with the readers of enSalades?

I love salads. The one I particularly love at the moment is my Rainbow Salad that you can find here.

Other than that, I love having my green dose through juices and smoothies as well as through supplements such as spirulina or super green powders. As It’s liquid, it’s directly absorbable by your body and you get the nutrition benefits straight away 😉

If you want some ideas to get you started with juices and smoothies, I’ve got a few easy recipes here.

Thank you for answering all my questions.

Thanks for having me 🙂

Pauline Hanuise

You can leave a comment for Pauline below and/or connect on social media  :

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If you want to read more inspirational post, you can also click here: Inspiration.

Have a lovely day! …

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