Colourful, adventurous and with a healthy dose of Aussie eccentricity, Lola Berry is definitely not your average nutritionist. She blogs, tweets, writes and talks about good health and whole food, and whether she’s eating a banana plucked from a New York City garbage bag or handing out black-eyed peas to celebs at a red carpet event, there’s little Lola won’t to do to get her message across: eating and living well is easy and fun! Lola’s enthusiasm is contagious and her knack for translating the most technical information into easy-to-follow advice has made her one of Australia’s most popular nutritionists. She is constantly finding creative ways to help people make small achievable changes in their lives in order to better their health. Her September 2012 release, The 20/20 Diet, guides readers through a 20-week process that Lola promises will help them reap major health benefits. The 20/20 Diet became the number one diet book in Australia within weeks of its release.
Lola grew up in a family where health and fitness were celebrated, but by no means a focal point. It wasn’t until experiencing her first ‘summertime detox’ as a teenager that Lola recognised what a huge impact food had on health and wellbeing. That detox opened the door to a lifelong passion, and within a few years Lola had completed her Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Armed with enthusiasm and tonnes of ideas, Lola made it her mission to help as many people as possible live a healthy, fulfilled life.
In 2007, Lola began posting videos full of health tips, nutritional advice and easy, accessible recipes. People responded to her quirky approach and her ‘Fruits and Roots’ webisodes soon led to regular spots as a guest nutritionist on Channel Ten’s ‘The Circle’ show and her first book deal for, Lola Berry’s Inspiring Ingredients. Lola kept up with her engaging blog and informative e-newsletters and her online following continued to grow. Today, Lola is a regular guest on TV shows such as ‘The Project’, MIX fm’s nationally broadcast ‘Body and Soul’ radio show and a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers. In 2012, Lola hosted the Woolworths Macro Theatre at Australia’s world-class Good Food and Wine Show.
Lola was based in Melbourne, where she ran her own nutrition clinic and taught yoga. She’s now based in Sydney and the release of her third book The 20/20 Diet Cookbook which has now gone into reprint is full of recipes and healthy creations!