About sol hEALTH
Just a little about me…
Hi I’m Christiana, a Nutrition and Health student based in Bondi Beach.
I used to be a corporate lawyer working in the fast lanes of the Sydney CBD. I was your typical A-type female working in high-pressure, often stressful environments. As a way of dealing with stress I turned to clean eating and high intensity exercise. Which all sounds really great, except I took it to the extreme.
I developed the mindset that being ‘healthy’ was always eating ‘clean’, doing hours of high intensity training and feeling guilty if I ever had a treat or had a ‘cheat’ day. While I thought I was taking care of myself, this extreme way of living was in fact harming my body, not to mention my happiness and the happiness of those around me.
For seven years I did not get my period and spent two of those years seeing (but not listening to) an endocrinologist. Until one day when she turned to me and said the one thing that made me sit up and listen, ‘If you keep going on like this you won't be able to have a baby.’ That really hit a raw nerve and made me realise just how unkind I had been to my body and the long term effects I was causing.
So I enrolled in a BHSc Nutritional Medicine and I left my job.
And slowly, but surely, things began to change.
I turned one of my interests into a true passion, which is where you find yourself right now!
What is SOL Health by Christiana?
This a place for simple nutrition, wholesome health and a balanced lifestyle.
It’s a place for me to share my love of food with you through a range of delicious and nourishing recipes, many of which are inspired by my Greek Cypriot heritage and general love of Mediterranean food.
If there’s anything I’ve learnt over the past few years, it is that health is a lifestyle, not a quick fix. What works for one may not work for another and that’s the beauty (and sometimes the struggle!) of finding the balance that is right for you.
So welcome, this is your journey to finding health, regaining energy and falling back in love with your life.
I’ll be with you every step of the way.