Mum-of-two Rachael Finch knows what it takes to get in shape. And her flexible food and fitness philosophy is actually super-realistic and attainable for anyone, including women who've got to balance it all – motherhood, a career, the works.
While it feels like we already adopted her health mantra for 2018 – "Just let it go" (like, that's all we did over Christmas, let ourselves go) – Rachael's gentle approach to fitness is all about easing into workouts and not being so hard on yourself.
"We have every chance to change our habits and to fix things," says the Melrose MCT ambassador. "Just drop it, relax and enjoy the treat and don't feel guilty for it."
Here, Rach talks all things workouts and nutrition in an OK! exclusive.
I'm really lucky, because my husband [Michael Miziner] is like a second mum. Me and my friends always say, 'If he had boobs, he'd be breast feeding too' because Dominic is teething at the moment, and last night he woke at 10, 2, 5, and 4am. Mish is with him all day long. He's very hands-on and I'm very lucky to have that support. And if I have that energy, I can get out there on my balcony and do my exercises.
I'm not regimented with what time, but I prefer doing it in the morning because that's when I get the most out of it.
Fresh fruit, mangos and lots of berries. I like buddah bowls with your avocado, brussel sprouts, protein, greens, pesto and brown rice. Fresh and amazing!
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We are pretty good. We just whole-roast things, we stir-fry vegetables, and we just get really good grass-fed meats, prawns and seafood. And you know what? Everything in moderation.
It isn't that I don't eat bread anymore, it isn't that I don't have a bit of chocolate cake if it's a birthday party. It's just in moderation and not all the time.
I think it is one of the oils that is needed for a really healthy, wholesome, balanced diet. I think it is incredibly powerful – just in terms of my own personal use, which is what I can speak on.
It's improved my cognitive function, my focus, my clarity, my sustained energy throughout the day and just overall fat-burning and overall vitality.
About three-and-a-half years now. I've been using the Melrose products for as long as I can remember, but in terms of this oil, almost four years.
I put it in my coffee, or I add it to my smoothie. You can make pesto out of it, make salad dressing, you can just pour it over your meals in moderations. It's a tasteless product so that gives you the ability to mix it with your other products to get that flavour sensation.
Apple Cider Vinegar, it's a really good digestive aid. Fresh water, coconut oil and just real, wholesome fresh foods. Don't eat crap, don't eat refined sugars. Think about the ingredient, the actual ingredient, and do [the least possible] to it.
Definitely dark chocolate macadamias. I always go for 90 or at least 85 per cent of dark chocolate. I get 100 per cent sometimes.
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