If you’ve been lucky enough to have Tea with Jules, you’ll know what a busy woman she is! As a fashion stylist, online YouTube series visionary and creator of The Sebastian Foundation (with the help of her husband, Guy Sebastian), she knows a thing or two about multi-tasking. Not to mention she’s got two little sons to run around after… She can’t live without avocado (neither can we!) and has an awesome ‘Keep it simple’ approach to healthy eating. Find out more in Jules’ Day on her Plate…
I’m Jules Sebastian. I live in Sydney, married to a lovely man and have 2 beautiful kids, Hudson (4) and Archie (2). I’m a fashion stylist, have an online youTube series called Tea with Jules and have a foundation where we help families in need called The Sebastian Foundation. I’m originally from RADelaide, we have 4 hermit crabs as pets, and my fave thing to do is hang with friends and eat copious amounts of cheese.
A typical day would see me be up around 5.30/6am (not by choice!) with my kids, then it’s getting ready for the day, eating breakfast (I normally have avocado smash on toast with tomato on Rye or quinoa flakes porridge with berries), then dressing the kids, making lunch, packing bags ect, and showering! It’s always a bit of a scramble in the mornings but we get there! Hudson goes to pre-school 3 days a week and our nanny takes care of Arch at home on those days so I can get to work.
I could be doing a number of different things on any particular day. Might be a filming day, or preparation for a shoot, or shooting a video or photo’s with a client. Might be a day of visiting showrooms to make pulls, catching up on emails and admin, writing blog posts or travelling interstate for a job. No two days are exactly the same so I just play it by ear and go with the flow! For snacks I try to keep on the healthy train and take carrot sticks with hummus dip, or a Paleo Bar (which are delicious by the way!), but sometimes I fall off the train and will have a sneaky piece of chocolate to give me a sugar hit!
Lunch is normally a chicken salad, or wrap with loads of water throughout the day.
Once work wraps for the day, I’ll head to pick up Huddie from pre-school and spend the rest of the afternoon with the kids either going to the park, a play date with friends or hanging at home jumping on the trampoline or playing games.
On my not so busy work days I like to do a yoga class, visit the gym or go for a walk by the beach which is down the road from us. I am pretty active having 2 small kids but I do like to do extra exercise when I can.
Dinner usually consists of something filling but healthy. My husband and I like to eat as much good food as humanly possible so our main meals are pretty clean. Salmon, chicken, veggies, roasts and salads are usually on the menu. I usually feed the kids first, bath them, stories then bed time, then sit down to eat dinner, catch up on emails, prep for the next day and usually watch a show on Netflix . Head to bed and cross all my fingers and toes that the kids don’t wake through the night! Repeat.
Avocado. Tuna Morney. Tea…does that count as food?!
Carrot sticks, hummus, nuts, paleo bars, rice cakes with peanut butter.
I am not naturally a healthy eater, I am a sweet tooth from way back so I have had to find the healthy foods I really enjoy eating. Keep it simple. If it is easy to prepare and stash in your bag for a busy day, the more chance you will have of consumption. Don’t beat yourself up if you have a ‘bad’ day, get back on the train and make healthy choices the next time
Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time. My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.
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I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.
When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.
I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.
Hey Jessica! I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again
I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!
Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.
Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!
I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).
I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud
My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.
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