Foodie queen Leah Itsines has gained a huge following helping people around the world live a healthier life with delicious and nutritious recipes and meal planning tips through her Bare guides.
Now the 25-year-old is hoping to change the way we think about ‘weight loss’ even more, with a brand new guide, proving you really can ‘eat everything you want’, all while being healthy and feeling good at the same time.
“I’m trying to change the stigma around weight loss and make it a positive, fun, educating and empowering experience,” Leah tells Yahoo Lifestyle of her new eating and exercise guide Bare Lean.
“I’m trying to show people how you CAN eat everything you want, at the same time building your knowledge, bringing awareness to what you’re doing on the daily, and eating mindfully.”
Leah says she knows the feeling of being overwhelmed and confused by how much information is out there, and how daunting it can be to embark on the kind of journey that is going to last long-term, instead of being a quick fix.
“Bare Lean is so special to me, because it’s exactly what I needed for my own journey,” she tells us, adding that she is focusing on goals that have nothing to do with the number on the scales.
“A few years ago, I had a back injury which had a huge impact on me both mentally and physically and I know how it feels to feel confused, sad, and stressed.
“For me, my goals now incorporate progress in the form of strength, fitness, comfort, and most importantly confidence.
“It’s about how I feel rather than just a number on the scales.”
Having started her journey in the health and fitness space as a personal trainer, like her sister Sweat trainer Kayla Itsines, Leah eventually found her passion in food.
“My main goal in everything that I do is to help women when it comes to their food. It's so important to me,” Leah says.
“I've taken on so much feedback over the past few years and really came up with a product that I truly believe is going to change the way the people look at weight loss.”
Leah stresses the ‘Lean’ feeling can mean something different for every person, but the guide will help with calculations and be individually tailored to each person, alleviating any stress. And the best part - it’s not a ‘crash diet’.
“The world ‘Lean’ is open to interpretation and it’s up to the individual to determine what their journey will look like,” she continues.
Yahoo Lifestyle is excited to launch a new recipe series with Leah Itsines, so keep your eyes on our website and social channels next week for a sneak peek at a delicious Bare Lean recipe, with more yummy treats to follow.