A wife and mother of two, Nicole Dorrington started her journey with paleo at the end of 2017. With two kids, Nicole felt as though she needed something that would keep her fit, healthy, and able to keep up with her kids. After trying several diet and exercise programs, she grew tired of yo-yo dieting and restrictive eating, as well as the guilt she would go to bed with after a day of indulgence. 


With that in mind, Nicole decided to make a lifestyle change; at that time, she also started Instagram Healthy Balanced Life. For her, it’s not a diet or a fad — it’s a healthy way of living that makes her feel her best.


Nicole spends 80% of her time focusing on eating healthy and wholesome foods, and the remaining 20% indulging without impacting her well-being, physically or emotionally. A lot of Nicole’s inspiration was derived from Terresa Cutter, the “Healthy Chef” and Lyndi Cohen, the “Nude Nutritionist.” While she doesn’t adhere to strict paleo, keto, or low-carb all the time, Nicole does her best to find ways of eating tasty, healthy food while keeping it interesting.


Check out Nicole’s tomato & thyme relish recipe here.


To learn more about Nicole and see what she’s getting up to, follow her on Instagram @healthy.balanced.living!


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