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I Woke Up Like This: The healthy brekky dietitian Lyndi Cohen can't pass up

By 9Honey|

In our 'I Woke Up Like This' series, 9Honey removes the filters from everyday life and bares all for a much-needed reality check.

Speaking to a range of people from faces you know to faces you will want to know we tear away the fa?ade of make-up and social media and bring things back to basics with realistic 'I woke up like this' selfies and morning routines.

Today, we're 'waking up' with dietitian Lyndi Cohen, aka 'The Nude Nutritionist'.

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Lyndi Cohen walks us through her average morning. (Supplied)

What time do you wake up?

"I usually wake up at 7am, or whatever time my six-month-old baby decides it's time to wake up."

How many alarms do you set?

"My baby is my only alarm clock! Unfortunately, he has no snooze button."

Tea or coffee?


TV or radio, podcast or silence?

"I'd prefer silence, but my morning soundtrack involves a crying baby and a barking dog, both needy for food followed by fresh air.

"Once on my morning walk or run, I listen to a playlist or podcast, while trying desperately not to tangle my headphones with the pram or the dogs' leash."

What do you eat for breakfast??

"TGIB = thank goodness it's breakfast. I'm eternally grateful for my homemade macadamia muesli. It's made with plain rolled oats, seeds and my favourite macadamia nuts, which gives me protein, heart-healthy fats and fibre for a healthy gut. Plus, it's seriously delicious and actually keeps me feeling full.

"I've tried other healthy breakfasts before, exotic green bowls and protein-rich smoothies, but for me, nothing compares to the convenience and taste of my macadamia muesli with milk."

How long does it take you to get out the door?

"It takes me approx three minutes and 12 seconds to get dressed, drink coffee and brush my teeth, but I need another 16 minutes and 48 seconds to get my baby and dog ready for our morning exercise ritual."

Any unusual morning rituals or habits?

"Instead of eating at a prescribed breakfast time, I wait until I feel hungry to have my beloved macadamia muesli. This means I could eat anywhere between 7am or 11am. Instead of eating out of habit or because it's meal time, I trust my body to let me know when it's ready for an energy top-up."

What's the one thing you never have time for in the morning?

"I avoid checking my emails or the news first thing in the morning, as I find it clouds my brain with noise, making me more anxious and less productive."

What's the one thing you always do?

"My socks are inside-out and my hair and house are a mess, but I always put on sunscreen and wear a hat before leaving home. I might not have time to meditate on a rock but I always slip, slop, slap."

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