Three Questions with a Nutritionist

Darcie Ellen


florandorder handy tips

  • It’s a common misconception that “down time is wasted time”. But actually self-care is the backbone of productivity. Without self-care, our energy and attention dips, making every task feel like working through sludge. Make sure that recharging is high on your priority list.
  • Darcie makes a really great point about detoxing your fridge and pantry – here are three easy ways to get into the headspace to tackle organising your kitchen.
  • If you need support developing the organising foundations behind a successful meal planning routine – request a copy of  florandorder’s ebook here

Hi, I’m Darcie Ellen! 

A Melbourne based Accredited Practising Nutritionist (BNutr) – serving you science, simply.

Darcie Ellen Nutrition is here to guide and support you to be the healthiest and happiest version of you, using evidence-based tools and knowledge!

How do you organise yourself?

1. Google calendars!! I can colour code personal and professional tasks and appointments, making it so much easier to stay organised at a glance.
2. Each morning I write down everything I hope to get done that day, highlight at least 3 priorities that I NEED to tick off by the end of the day. And yes, I still put pen to paper. This list might range from the exercise I feel like doing that particular day to recipe development.
3. I do a big cook up on a Sunday to set me up for the week! I like to have meals I can grab on the go with variety. Life’s busy so this is a great way to eat healthily but conveniently!
4. I take life day by day. Each day looks different for me and apart from consultations with clients, I take flexibility in my stride. If I don’t feel like doing something in particular that day or it’s unachievable, I just reassess and shuffle things around to suit that day. Things don’t always go to plan and that’s ok!
5. Excel spreadsheets to plan ahead for marketing, recipes, budgeting and all aspects of running your own business!

What’s something you do for yourself every week to recharge?

I ensure I make time for friends and family which usually includes a wine and a night off from cooking! I used to view down time as wasted time, but without this down time, I wouldn’t be productive at all – this is so important!

What are three things someone could do to support their nutritional needs?

1. Practise mindfulness – whether it be while eating, through guided meditation or doing exercise you actually enjoy. Staying present is key!
2. Find trusted sources for your nutrition information and always stay curious. If someone says ‘x’ cures ‘y’ or ‘x’ is the only way to fix something, ask yourself where is this information coming from? Is there science to support this or is this someone’s belief?
3. The only detox you should be doing starts with your fridge and pantry! You will feel so much better for ridding the rubbish and starting fresh. Pantry staples like grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and your favourite herbs and spices, fridge staples such as fruits, vegetables, poultry and dairy are great places to start!

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