Posted on 24 May 2016

Nutritionist and chef, passionate foodie and Mum of a 2 yr old, Zoe leads a hectic but fulfilling lifestyle. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Zoe for her website and it was such a delight to not only get to know her but also to be in her down-to-earth presence. We sat down for a virtual cup of tea to chat a little more about work, life, motherhood, health & fitness! xox Noa

What is one of the most important lessons you have learnt as a mother?

Having done IVF, and being an A type personality I total lost control during doing  IVF which was very humbling. I learnt that things don’t always go your way. Before I fell pregnant, I learnt that the best way Emily could be a well balanced person is for me to be a well balanced. The best way for me to be the best Mum I can be is to be a good person to myself first.

What daily habits keep you productive?

Daily juice - a huge reason for why I don’t get sick and can keep up with my crazy life. Also my daily probiotic. I also try to be not too hard on myself. If I can't eat organic everything, I just buy vegetables. If I can't eat a proper meal because of a crazy schedule, I make sure I throw fruit and raw nuts in my bag so I can snack healthy while on the go. Oh and I don't beat myself up about it!

Why is health and fitness a priority for you

It makes me feel confident

What are your thoughts on that elusive work/life/balance combination?

Quite frankly, it’s a load of B*&^shit. There are always going to be those times when its crazy and you just can’t stop. There simply isn't going to be balance all the time. Best advice, ride the wave! Create a tool chest - things that you can keep going back to when you’re out of your routine (best option take away, walk to daycare if you cant make it to the gym - make it be ok!) Balance isn’t a consistent thing.

What is your favourite way to exercise?

Something fun, I love to walk and do yoga. Working out outdoors is great because it reminds me that I'm a part of something bigger, part of nature. I’ve modified and changed the workouts that I do since being pregnant and being a mother. I really listen to what my body needs and wants and I’ve never felt better / been in better shape.

What are your thoughts on mistakes, challenges or failures?

Failing is part of succeeding. You need to have knowledge of what to do when those moments occur in life. And it all depends on what you define as failure.  You can’t be perfect at everything.

If you could share one piece of wisdom to your daughter what would it be?

You’re allowed to have expectations but remember that they’re your expectations not other peoples, so you need to be realistic about what you ask of other people.

What traits does your daughter already have of yours?

She is definitely quite outgoing and very headstrong, she’s already worked out who to manipulate to give her what she wants when it comes to my husband and I! Not everything has to be  a lesson, they are automatically always learning lessons. You need to be having fun and helping them be joyfulness

Finally, At Vie Active we celebrate the notion of being FLAWSOME, realising that we can’t always be perfect and that our imperfectness is what makes us who we are – what makes you FLAWSOME?

I am very good at laughing at myself. I think Im quite funny but Im not sure what other people think! I love that I can talk to anybody and I genuinely just love people, feel that I can learn something from anyone I meet from any walk of life.


  • Heels or sneakers? I live in sneakers but absolutely love wearing a gorgeous pairs of heels
  • Coffee or wine? Oh, both! Don’t make me choose!
  • Sunrise or Sunset workout? Sunrise
  • Favourite food Avocado and pasta
  • What are your makeup must-haves? Huge fan of Bobbi Brown, love their toner and face oil
  • What’s always in your gymbag? Wallet, earphones, car keys and Just the essentials, always need to be able to do a quick turn around!
  • What was the last thing you recommended to a friend? A really good book - I am pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • What’s always in your fridge? Fruit & veg! Nuts and mineral water. Lots of different types of cheeses, hummus and dark chocolate and a packet of cheezels
  • What would we be surprised to find in your fridge: definitely the cheezels!
  • Your style icon: comfort first, simplicity with a splash of colour
  • Your "healthy living" hero: my Dad - survived cancer, 89 looks 60, still travels the world goes to the gym 3 times a week, smokes a cigar, meditate - a great balance
  • The wardrobe item you can’t live without: silk nightie that I just feel so feminine and comfortable in. I love sleeping!
  • The book on your bedside table right now: Agony and the ecstasy by Irving Stone
  • Three things on your bucket list: travel around Aust in a winnebago, antarctica
  • Your latest obsession: glutathione - Great for stage 1 and 2 of detoxing.



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