Victoria Carbone is a freak. No, really, she is. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Victoria is the owner of Perth's newest nutritious culinary offering, Health Freak Cafe. If you're in the area (or even if you're not - the cafe is worth travelling for!) and are into nourishing nosh that is freakishly healthy yet damn delicious, you MUST try Health Freak. As somewhat of a health freak myself, it's so nice to go somewhere for brekky, lunch or arvo tea and think "Woohoo! I can eat all of these delicious morsels! ". Even the cupcakes. VEGAN SUGAR FREE GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES. Lordy.
You can find more info about Health Freak Cafe and its orgasmic menu at the bottom of this post.
I wanted to know what it takes to be a health freak, so I asked the Super health Freak herself. I mean, after all, she is the glowing picture of health. And I want to look like I'm radiating sunshine out of my pores, too.
What do you do for a living?
I was a business accountant, but now I'm full-time running cafes.
Most people haven’t always followed a healthy fitness and nutrition regime. How did you get into living a healthier lifestyle, or was it part of your upbringing?
My mother always cooked for us and we generally ate lots of fruit & vegetables. I also started running at age 14 and loved it, so this is where my passion for health and sports started.
What are your guiding nutrition principles when it comes to day-to-day eating for you?
Right amount of protein with every meal, it's all about balance.
What sort of exercise do you do and how often?
I weight train with my personal trainer 4 days a week and I do boxing every Wednesday. I love this sport.
What do you do to relax and unwind?
Lately this is hard to do, generally I would go to gym in morning and afternoon.
A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. What is one piece of advice you would give to someone that has helped you re-focus your mind?
A healthy mind is definitely what you need to be creative, I surround myself with positive people with great energy.
Name three things that make you happy.
My partner, my son and living in such a great place like Perth.
Name three health/food/fitness/beauty/wellness products you’ve been diggin’ lately.
Luminesce, this is an amazing beauty product for your skin. In regards to food, everyone should have kale every day.
What is your guilty food pleasure?
Cheese, I only started eating it a year ago and I love it.
Are there any popular fitness, nutrition or health “trends” you’d like to see disappear?
Not really , each to their own when it comes to a lot of these things, nobody knows your body like yourself I say.
Health Freak cafe is sugar and gluten free and offers vegan, raw, vegetarian, dairy free, high protein and low carb options for breakfast, lunch and coffee. The staff make a mean coffee (with your choice of milk) and have plenty of yummy treats and lunches in the fridge if you haven't got time to soak up the fresh air in its alfresco seating area. Health Freak Cafe is available for catering
Cnr Alvan St & Railway Road, Subiaco (and opening soon on The Esplanade in Scarborough)
(08) 9380 6008