Model reveals how he left the track to become a naturopath

Gemma Davis (pictured) was a model and was told to stay slim by eating poles and carrots, before she became healthy and became a naturopath.

More than a decade ago, the life of Gemma Davis could not be more different.

Working as a teenage model abroad, the now 35-year-old was told that "to stay slim you should eat popsicles and carrots."

After giving an opportunity for a period, the Sydney woman lost weight, "it felt terrible and I never promised myself again".

Fifteen years later, Gemma now works as a naturopath and says she has discovered what real wellness is.

Speaking to FEMAIL before the launch of her book, The Compassionate Kitchen, Gemma revealed the foods she swears to her good health and her advice to people who want to lead a healthier life.

Gemma Davis (pictured) was a model and was told to stay slim by eating poles and carrots, before she became healthy and became a naturopath.

Gemma Davis (pictured) was a model and was told to stay slim by eating poles and carrots, before she became healthy and became a naturopath.

As a teenager, after reading Animal Liberation, Gemma (pictured) decided to start a diet based on plants

As a teenager, after reading Animal Liberation, Gemma (pictured) decided to start a diet based on plants

As a teenager, after reading Animal Liberation, Gemma (pictured) decided to start a diet based on plants

According to Gemma, she started studying naturopathy after her modeling period.

"It was at that moment that I discovered what was happening behind closed doors on factory farms after reading" Animal Liberation, "he said.

Gemma then decided to change her habits and her diet, and since then she has not looked back.

The yoga lover (pictured) swears by drinks that include chlorophyll with water or lemon squeezed in hot water, which helps her make her digestion the first

The yoga lover (pictured) swears by drinks that include chlorophyll with water or lemon squeezed in hot water, which helps her make her digestion the first

The yoga lover (pictured) swears by drinks that include chlorophyll with water or lemon squeezed in hot water, which helps her make her digestion the first

After this, she will have a green smoothie full of vegetable protein powder, spirulina, nut butter, oils and vegetables & # 39; or some toast sprouted with avocado, tahini and sprouts & # 39;

After this, she will have a green smoothie full of vegetable protein powder, spirulina, nut butter, oils and vegetables & # 39; or some toast sprouted with avocado, tahini and sprouts & # 39;

After this, she will have a green smoothie full of vegetable protein powder, spirulina, nut butter, oils and vegetables & # 39; or some toast sprouted with avocado, tahini and sprouts & # 39;

When it comes to their daily diet, the 35-year-old woman said that the beginning of the day is the perfect time to set the mood for the next day.

What are the basic elements of Gemma's pantry?

Fresh vegetables

Tahini and nut butters

A good quality olive oil and salt from Maldon

Miso paste

Marine vegetables like wakame, nori and arame flakes

Linseed oil

Chlorophyll

Powdered protein

Probiotics

B12 and zinc

Seaweed oil supplement

"Usually, I start the day with a large glass of water with chlorophyll or a little lemon," Gemma told FEMAIL.

This helps stimulate your digestive system after it is at rest during the night.

After this, she will have a green smoothie full of vegetable protein powder, spirulina, nut butter, oils and vegetables & # 39; or some toast sprouted with avocado, tahini and sprouts & # 39;

A little later in the morning, you will have a cup of tea or chai with coconut milk.

Lunchtime means a nutritious meal full of vegetables, usually a large salad or a wrap filled with salad, "explained Gemma.

"I'll add nuts and seeds, a big sauce and some form of protein like beans, lentils or tempeh to make sure it's balanced."

You will also eat rice crackers with hummus, nut mixes or an apple all day long.

"It's likely that the dinner will be Thai green curry with brown rice, kitchari, vegetables roasted with noodles or a vegetarian burger with sweet potato fries," he said.

When it comes to living a healthier life, Gemma's advice (in the picture) is simple and practical: she said it helps to clarify first what you care about, as it can be useful.

When it comes to living a healthier life, Gemma's advice (in the picture) is simple and practical: she said it helps to clarify first what you care about, as it can be useful.

She also said that you should be honest with yourself about how much you are eating and how much you are really exercising

She also said that you should be honest with yourself about how much you are eating and how much you are really exercising

When it comes to living a healthier life, Gemma's advice (in the picture) is simple and practical: she said it helps to clarify first what you care about, as it can be useful.

When it comes to living a healthier life, Gemma's advice is simple and practical.

"First, clarify what matters to you," he said. "You can empower him when he makes changes in his life and diet when he is very clear about why he wants to make these changes."

Then, he said that it needs to come true & # 39; about how he is living and eating in the present, since we often cheat ourselves thinking that we are not eating unhealthy or exercise more than we do.

"But when we spend a week tracking reality, we realize that we are putting food in our mouths unconsciously or that we are not moving our bodies as much as we believe."

Gemma recommends taking a daily food and exercise for a week to really understand where you are.

Gemma (in the photo) also said that you should schedule in time to make changes, because when we are creating new habits, we must be vigilant before going back to the old patterns & # 39;

Gemma (in the photo) also said that you should schedule in time to make changes, because when we are creating new habits, we must be vigilant before going back to the old patterns & # 39;

Gemma (in the photo) also said that you should schedule in time to make changes, because when we are creating new habits, we must be vigilant before going back to the old patterns & # 39;

The compassionate kitchen (pictured) comes out this month

The compassionate kitchen (pictured) comes out this month

The compassionate kitchen (pictured) comes out this month

Gemma also said that you should schedule in time to make changes, because when we are creating new habits, we should be aware before going back to the old patterns & # 39;

"Take some time to look for new recipes, buy food and cook them."

Getting professional support can be useful for some.

Other tips include eating less processed foods, turning off regularly and eating more plants.

The Compassionate Kitchen comes out this month. For more information, please click here.

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