Pauline Hanuise is a certified Holistic Health and Recovery Coach who draws on her personal experience of having fully recovered from 15 years of struggles with full-blown bulimia and her formal training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to help others gain peace and freedom over food, health and happiness. Pauline is about to launch a new raw chocolate desserts recipe book! Check out her Chocolate Almond Butter fudge below to see what I’m talking about. Make sure you opt-in to Pauline’s newsletter, so you don’t miss the release. Meet Pauline…
Tell us about your journey, what sparked your passion for the health and wellness industry?
I am originally from Belgium (probably why I love raw chocolate so much, ha ha). Before becoming a Holistic Health Coach, I was a Digital Producer. I managed digital campaigns for big international companies. And even though I seemed very successful from the outside, I was struggling with full-blown bulimia since I was 13. I was in a very dark place and not many people knew about it. At one stage, I decided I had to change something. I was not okay to spend the rest of my life like this, not to mention my health was in a very poor state. So, I took some time off work and started to focus on my health and recovery. After recovering from my struggles with bulimia, I became a Holistic Health Coach to help others who are in the same situation. Today, I am very grateful to be able to do what I love and to witness incredible changes in the lives of women who are recovering from disordered eating patterns with me. This is the most beautiful gift ever.
What’s your number one wellness tip?
It’s hard to choose one but stopping negative self-talk (that also means being more mindful) is very important. This will change your whole life in an amazing way!
What’s your one non-negotiable when it comes to your health?
There are actually a few but I always start my days by drinking at least 500ml of warm water with either herbal tea, fresh lemon or apple cider vinegar. This slowly wakes your digestive system up and flush out all the toxins before starting a great day.
What motto do you live by?
If something doesn’t make you happy (or supports you), just forget about it.
What is your proudest achievement?
I am pretty proud about being able to help thousand of women from all over the world changing their relationship with food.
What are your goals for the future?
I have many projects in mind but one of them is to write a book mixing my own bulimia recovery story as well as what works best. It’s a new approach in this area and I know this could be very beneficial for many women, so I definitely want to do it. I am aiming to start the writing process mid next year.
Tell us something not many people know about you?
After becoming location independent, I left Sydney about a year ago and spent 9 months Bali, followed by 3 weeks in Nepal and a few months in Belgium. I am now living in Malta, where I just bought my very first home with Niko, my partner. So many things happened for me this year that I am sure not many people actually know about this part of my life 😉
Can you share with us one of your favourite recipes?
This Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge is definitely one of my favourite. It’s delicious, takes just a few minutes to make and has received amazing feedback from all over the world.
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond butter (you can also use unsalted crunchy peanut butter)
2 cups raw cacao
1 cup dates (pitted)
1 to 2 pinches of unrefined sea salt
Soak your dates in hot water for about 20 minutes to make them soft and sticky. Carefully melt your coconut oil on very low heat. Place all your ingredients, except the almond butter, in your high speed blender and blend until soft and well combined. Add the almond butter at the end to keep the crunch. Spread evenly in a tin or container. Place in the fridge for about one hour.
Where can we find you?
Check out my website http://paulinehanuise.com/ & connect with me on