I am Nella and I’m the founder of Nella Nutrition.
My passion for nutrition was ignited after the birth on my twin sons following a high-risk pregnancy when I embarked on my very own transformation taking my husband along for the ride – we’re half the people we used to be! See for yourself on my Clients Hall of Fame.
Having a young family in my 40’s made me realise that I needed to change my lifestyle, get fitter and lose weight in order to be able to keep up with my sons. As the children grow-up I felt it important that exercise was a regular occurrence in our home and the children think nothing of seeing us taking it in turns to exercise, getting fitter and stronger.
I’ve always enjoyed cooking and by accident I realised that I could make healthy versions of everyday foods that I loved to eat while I was on my own personal journey to improved health and weight loss. This kind of diet is one that agrees with me and lets me enjoy foods I love without feeling left out at the dinner table.
Like many I started blogging and sharing recipes online to help keep me motivated and very soon I realised that I wasn’t the only one who wanted to make a positive change to their health and fitness without resorting to eating ‘diet food’, and so The Lean Cook website and app came to be.
It’s full of simple to make healthy recipes that you’ll want to eat again and again. Each recipe can be tailored to your nutritional needs simply and easily within the app.
At the same time in my spare time I started a closed Facebook community group which has grown to over 10,000 members in 2 years. Here I started sharing my recipes and tips, offering support and motivation, and while I don’t provide personalised nutrition advice here, it’s a private place where you can connect with other likeminded individuals who are looking to make improvements to their own health and fitness.
When it comes to nutrition there’s lots of mis-information out there so I decided to study nutrition with the best and world-renowned nutrition educators in the industry, MNU.
I am a busy working mum and I understand how important it is to develop habits and routines that fit into your lifestyle and family. I had a clear idea of what I wanted to achieve and how I wanted to achieve it. Now I can help you reach your goal in a way that suits your lifestyle.
I have a wealth of experiences to draw from to help women of all ages and at all stages of their lives. In 10 years I’ve gone from fertility problems, going on to have twins with the help of IVF and a C-section delivery, a health scare that resulted in a total hysterectomy via C-section, started medical menopause, the commencement of basic HRT, medical issues including severe anxiety, memory loss/brain fog and various unexplained aches and pains, and more recently started a new HRT regime which is slowly resolving the issues I’ve been experiencing since my hysterectomy.
Updated February 2023