Healthy eat­ing can be fun

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form of a Blog­ger Award from Red mag­a­zine, she launched a healthy eat­ing app, which has so far at­tracted 75,000 down­loads.

Now, she’s just re­leased her first book, also en­ti­tled De­li­ciously Ella.

While Wood­ward, who was do­ing a stint of mod­el­ling in Paris when she be­came ill, couldn’t have an­tic­i­pated the im­pact the diet has had on her health, she also cred­its it for chang­ing her out­look.

“I would never have thought it would re­ally change me, and I would come out of it a dif­fer­ent per­son, but I re­ally feel I am very dif­fer­ent,” she says. “I’m much more pos­i­tive.”

She’s al­ways been a pos­i­tive per­son, she adds, but th­ese days, she tries to ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery­thing a bit more, and to feel grate­ful for the smaller things in life.

Al­ways pleased to hear from read­ers (“it makes ev­ery­thing worth it”), she is nev­er­the­less determined to avoid foist­ing her healthy eat­ing habits onto any­one else.

“My num­ber one aim is to en­cour­age peo­ple to in­tro­duce some of the health­ier el­e­ments into their life,” says Wood­ward, who splits her time be­tween Lon­don and Cal­i­for­nia, where her boyfriend lives.

“If that’s just eat­ing ex­actly the same as you al­ways have, but adding an ex­tra por­tion of veg­eta­bles, then that’s a great place to start. If you start push­ing things on peo­ple, they re­sist. No one wants to have things pushed upon them.”

But the foodie, who is also train­ing as a nutri­tion­ist, has found al­lies in the most un­likely of peo­ple.

“My boyfriend, who is Ger­man and grew up on sausages, is now lov­ing it!” she says, laugh­ing.

“Re­cently, he told me very proudly that he’d had three veg­e­tar­ian days. And the other day I made a green juice, one of the real hard­core green juices, not with fruit or any­thing, and I was look­ing out of the win­dow while we were driv­ing to the air­port, and I turned around to see him drink­ing it.”

Her mum and sis­ters have be­come veg­e­tar­ian too, but de­spite be­ing hugely pleased that she’s hav­ing such a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence, there are some draw­backs to the suc­cess...

“Now when I go home to visit my fam­ily, I al­ways cook,” she re­veals with a laugh. “So now I think, ‘Why doesn’t any­one cook for me? I need some time away!’ But it’s fun.”

If you fancy hav­ing some fun with healthy eat­ing, here is one of the recipes from De­li­ciously Ella recipes

to try at home...

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