Interview with Adriana Solorzano: Founder of Lean Clean Eating
This year I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Adriana who is the founder of the Lean Clean Eating program. It’s a complete program for women who want to achieve their ultimate level of health and wellness. Over 6 years ago Adriana left her successful but totally unfulfilling career as a Senior Accountant for a large glitz CBD firm, to follow her passion for health and fitness. Now she specialises in fitness, food and health coaching. Adriana is passionate about ensuring the path is enjoyable and maintains that it’s not hard when you know what to focus on! Meet Adriana…
When and why did you begin your health journey?
While I have been a bit of a gym junkie since about the age of 15, my real health journey began about 5 years ago when I was building my personal training business. I became very burnt out by my own crazy expectations and that led to tons of stress and some anxiety combined with way too many punishing workouts and barely eating, and yet I still put on weight. I saw similar patterns with my personal training clients and decided to do something about it. I learnt more about food from a nourishment, not weight-loss, perspective and I also learnt more about restorative practice. Now my approach to health is all about creating a healthy lifestyle that I love which helps me to stay slim and boosts my energy. This in-turn helps me kick goals personally and professionally but without feeling chewed up and spat out at the other end.
What’s the most important piece of advice for those just starting their own health journey?
Understand your TRUE ‘why’. Consider what is really important to you, what are the things that you hold to your highest values and then look at how being healthy (physically & emotionally) allows you to live in those high values. It CANNOT be all about how you look.
What’s your go-to meal when you’re time poor?
Smoothies. If I know I’ll be spending a bit of time in front of the computer on a given day, I’ll make about 3 servings of smoothies and just sip on them for most of the day. Smoothies are great for me because I tend to be someone who eats far too little when I’ve got deadlines and am under pressure. My recent favourite: Cacao, coconut yoghurt, espresso shot, cinnamon, raw honey, almond milk + heaps of ice. So good in summer.
What are you tips for staying healthy all year round?
I always say to my clients that pleasure in life is really important, but gluttony isn’t. Having a little bit of most things is fine, stuffing your face isn’t. There is absolutely no need to eat so much that you’re pants feel tight after a meal or drinking so much that you feel terrible the next day – what’s pleasurable about that?! Secondly, set some BAMS (bare ass minimum standards) no matter what time of the year it is. For examples, my BAMS all year round are: 4 workouts per week, salad for lunch Monday – Friday (I get creative with recipes), 3 glasses of wine for the week, and green smoothies 4 times per week.
Believe Nourish Restore is Adriana’s FREE fortnightly e-mag with amazing content all designed to help you create a healthy lifestyle you love – I’m fortunate enough to be featured in this fortnight’s edition. Click here to view.
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Thought I’d share a photo of what my family and I enjoyed on Christmas Day:
I hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas filled with delicious food and are preparing to ring in the New Year in style!