53. Why fixing your relationship with food is a struggle worth having with Jessica Shaanan Part Two

53. Why fixing your relationship with food is a struggle worth having with Jessica Shaanan Part Two

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Jessica Shaanan is the very gorgeous health and fitness geek who has a lot to say about food and nutrition. She is a yoga instructor and has been involved with healthy eating since she was twelve. She grew up in Montreal, Canada and now lives in San Diego. 

Jess and me talk about a lot and you should check out Part 1 of this interview here – 52. What are the important food questions you should ask yourself with Jessica Shaanan Part 1

On this part of the episode we talk about:

  • Gluten Free and how easy it is to go gluten free
  • The food industry and how they have changed our taste buds 
  • How your relationship with food should be worked 
  • Why you should eat clean for about a month to change your taste buds
  • Wholefoods – and why you need to be educated even when you shop there
  • How you should buy yogurt and what to look for
  • Why she doesn’t season along the way
  • Why you should caramelise your food 
  • My morning routine 
  • And Jess’s morning routine

Nutrition and Meal Plans

What foods to avoid

  • Any bread that isn’t paleo bread
  • No bread related products
  • Nothing in the chip and snack isle
  • Dried fruit

What foods to actively seek out

  • Paleo Bread – no sugar no grains
  • Fresh veggies
  • Raw foods 

Jess’s fondest food memories

Jessica’s fondest memory of food is a more recent one when she discovered raw food restaurants in Bali. She also loves how people enjoy healthy food when they have a pre-conceived idea of what they are getting into.  

Exercise Routine

She does what she can when she can. Like 20 minutes of running up a hill. She loves her yoga.  

Cooking tips

Roasted Cauliflower Steak – Cut it half and sear it in a pan with an egg over it.  

Do you have a clean eating diet plan?


Know more about Jess 

Who would you love to have dinner with and where?

Bill Clinton in a very exclusive restaurant in a remote place on the planet. 

Last meal on the planet?

Jess’s last meal on the planet would be a conversation.  


Book: The artists way of work

App: Sleep cycle 



Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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