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Bryony Hopkins •Food & Travel•

Body Positivity & Full Time Foodie ✨ #abellyfulloffood TV Producer @bbcnews & Writer Eating GF & DF for Crohns Disease 📍Londoner travelling Aus 🇦🇺

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When you’re served a veggie brunch fit for a QUEEN👸🏽💁🏽‍♀️ Decent gluten free bread (which FYI is a very common theme through Australia!) with poachies, smashed potatoes, rocket, tomato relish and a delish combo of spinach, pumpkin, tomatoes & mushrooms. You can find this and loads of other GF options at @dipcafe , tucked away behind the hustle & bustle of Byron Bay 🌊 🌱 A few people have asked me why I’m not a vegan/doing veganuary after my news report on the impact of meat & dairy on the environment. I wasn’t sure whether to address it but actually think it’s pretty important I do! ⭐️ In my work as a journalist, my job is to present the facts and find issues that are of public interest. On finding Oxford Uni’s research, it was decided by myself & a wider team that it was of interest to share with our audience. Everything was weighed up & editorially discussed at length with a team. It wasn’t influenced by my own diet choices, ethics or morals. It was entirely evidence & fact based - and of course with issues of interest we invite thought leaders in that field to add context. It’s not my job as a journalist to share my own opinions in my work (in my role anyway) ⭐️ Of course on this platform I do talk about my diet in relation to my Crohns & eating lots of plant based foods is extremely important to me. I am already totally dairy free + eat at least one vegan meal a day + most of my daily snacks are vegan! It’s defos something I am looking to get better at, as the figures are alarming. But I don’t want to be labelled as anything + there are lots of things I am trying to get better at, including reducing food waste, eating more locally + seasonally, the use of single use plastic + where my clothes come from. ⭐️ Working to make our planet a better place is a challenge for us all. And we can all only do the very best we can♥️ For me that’s being aware of my decisions + working slowly to make small but significant changes. Who’s with me? 🙋🏽‍♀️ #abellyfulloffood
A smile as wide as the burger & fries I’ve just been served 🍔🍟🍔 Gluten Free & Vegan burger served right into my hands & then my gob at @mainstreet_burgerbar in Byron Bay. A delicious jackfruit filling marinaded in a coconut dressing, with Asian slaw and a seeded GF bun. OH and I took joshs tomatoes (because sharing is caring) & enjoyed a huge bowl of fries with garlic aioli. @mainstreet_burgerbar is in the centre of Byron Bay with a huge range of options, GF and veggie/vegan! Minutes from the beach means you can literally roll into a sunbathing position immediately after. I D E A L! Hands up if you like burgers as much as me 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️(and kudos to @lorileysesh who gave me this insane recce #burgersisters ) Happy Monday gang🙌🏼♥️ #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #londonfoodie #foodietravel #ibd #crohnsdisease #gratitude #travellife #australia #passionpassport #byronbay #seetheworld #byronfoodie #veganburger #gfvegan #veganeats
When someone stares a moment too long on the beach at the scar and I consider offering a photo opportunity so they can scrutinise it in their own time 🤣 Life observation - it’ll always be a woman that stares uncomfortably long. Sometimes I know it’s intrigue, often confusion & sometimes ‘is that scar really that long?’ 🙃 Perhaps I should start giving out postcards of this pic with a short explanation for those ballsy enough to keep staring even after eye contact 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣 But on a serious note, we all have things that niggle us about our bodies and I’d be lying if i said this didn’t get to me sometimes. However, holding your head high & wiggling dem hips normally ensures the stares are for the RIGHT reasons 💁🏽‍♀️ What are your life tips for owning your body? ✨#abellyfullofhappy #thescarlife • • • • • • • • • • #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #healthblogger #bodyconfidence #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsfighter #healthyliving #ibs #guthealth #scars #ivegotguts #bodypos #bodyposi #mentalhealth #mentalstrength #sydney #ibs #foodintolerance #invisibleillness #travel #australia #worldisyouroyster #australiatravel #bodypositivity
Considering renaming myself Brunch Hopkins because I’m eating so much of the stuff here in Oz🇦🇺😍 At our third stop off in Nelsons Bay, we breakfasted at @thelittlenel for this scrumptious feast pre dolphin watching!🐬 Smashed avocado and roasted tomatoes on delish GF toast, Turmeric crispy kale, pistachio crumb & two poachies🥑🍳 Josh had the eggs & bacon which could also be made GF 🙌🏼 Maybe one day I’ll get bored of brunch? Lol who am I kidding 🤣 Hugest thanks to @sarahhilleary for this amazing recce! Happy Monday you gorgeous lot. I have lots of posts planned to share my experiences so far with you, from driving our camper with my tum to eating GF/DF here - but everyday is a new adventure and I’m just enjoying the ride RN 🙌🏼 Keep your eyes peeled though😘 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #nelsonsbay #australiaeastcoast #brunchporn #travelbug #avocadotoast #mondayvibes
‘Que Sera Sera, whatever will be, will be’ 🙌🏼✨ My mum taught me this phrase when I was very little (when we also used to dance around to the Doris Day song!) & it sort of became the family mantra. We used it a lot in reference to my health, when we were on surgery waiting lists, I was pumped full of toxic medication or we were waiting the outcome of medical tests. We beat ourselves up so much when it comes to our health - maybe I had done X - or maybe if I hadn’t done ZY then this wouldn’t be happening to me. The fact of the matter is, a chronic illness like IBD has a mind of its own & MOST of the time, you cannot control it. I always use this phrase when it comes to health situations that are out of my control - because whatever will be will be. And it will be dealt with. I’ve realised since reaching my mid twenties that I use this phrase not just with my health, but also everyday life situations. Having a chronic illness puts SO much into perspective & more mundane situations that provide difficultly in everyday life don’t bother me as much. I think this has got to be a silver lining, right? 💫 So as we’ve experienced our first few camping disasters we’ve laughed & shouted QUE SERA SERA 🙌🏼 because - life is all but an adventure 🚌🚌🚌 what great life lessons did your mumma teach you? 📍 Taken Blue Mountains National Park #abellyfullofhappy • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #glutenfreelife #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #invisibleillness #gratitude #wordstoliveby #positivevibesonly #travellife #australia #passionpassport #sydney #seetheworld #wordstoliveby #judgementfree ##realtalk #wisdom #whatwillbewillbe #thursdaywisdom #bluemountains #crohnsdisease #ibd #livingwithibd
Last night a poké saved my life 😍 Introduced Josh to poké in this amazing place tucked behind the main strip of restaurants on Bondi Beach. @nudefishpoke has an ENTIRELY GF and DF menu, yassss inc the soya sauce & even the crispy onions🤤 Poké is a Hawaiian dish consisting of raw fish, delicious toppings and usually a rice or sushi rice base. The evolution of the poké though means there are also cooked meat & fish options, as well as vegan, if that’s more your jam! I went for the spicy citrus tuna bowl with wasabi mayo & avo. Josh went for warm teriyaki salmon AND tuna (swipe across). The best beach day lunch 🙌🏼 @nudefishpoke has a few branches across SYD - well worth a visit 🍱🍣🍛 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #sydneyeats #sydneyfood #pokebowl #pokebowls #bondibeachfood #abellyfullofhappy #beachlunch #australiaroadtrip
A U S S I E B R U N C H 🍳 This morning’s brunch spot at @theboathousesbevents was literally everything that sums up Australia brunch 🙌🏼😍 Courgette fritters with smoked salmon, poached eggs and a light side salad - ALL GF and DF! Washed down with an almond milk iced latte (which I could assemble to my liking 😍) Sydney has totally blown my mind in terms of gluten and dairy free options. Everywhere I have eaten has had GF bread, GF pasta and GF pizza - not to mention everything clearly marked and waiting staff who are SO clued up. Every coffee shop has almond and soya milk as a minimum - with many also stocking coconut, hemp and others. It’s honestly been such a joy opening menus to see I can eat over 50% of it. Sydney you are brill 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Happy weekend gorgeous people 😘 #abellyfulloffood • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #sansgluten #buzzfeast #breakfastgoals #aussiebrunch #sydneybrunch #manlybeach #shellybeach
‘Never judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his mocassins’.** This is one of my absolute favourite quotes - you can never judge a person until you walk around in their shoes. I felt compelled to share this after having quite a few comments on this platform in the past year which have been quite judgemental. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to share this, but actually as we enter the new year I think it’s incredibly important that I do. We all rationally know that Instagram is a highlight reel, yet it’s a platform that still gives us the tools to judge other people. Recently someone messaged me saying ‘I see the lifestyle you live. That is why you have Crohns.’ I can deal with trolls, I can deal with questions about my diet - I can deal with comments about my body. But that comment got to me so badly, I was an emotional wreck. 💖 It took me a while to figure out exactly why it had hit such a deep nerve - and I realised this person had followed my every move and judged every single thing I had done. Judged what I ate, what I drank, how I worked, exercised and socialised. All via Instagram. This person didn’t know me in real life. And what frustrated me even more was I am SO passionate about spreading a judgemental free message, especially when it comes to our health choices. 💖 The bottom line is that we can never really know what someone else is going through - in real life and on Instagram. This is an amazing platform but it’s a snapshot of our lives. In the same way a work colleague wouldn’t necessarily share details of something personal going on in their life and only share the ‘good’ bits. Our choices are ours alone and that is actually liberating! We can do whatever we want to do, based on what works for us, our health and our life. If you ever feel like you are being judged - remember it often comes from someone else’s insecurity. And you are doing just bloody fine ✨✨✨ ** quote from Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Photo taken on the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk📍 #abellyfullofhappy
HAPPY NEW YEAR✨ Spending New Year’s Day in Sydney eating açai bowls with crazy, salty beach hair & I am feeling pretty bloody happy RN💖💖 Seeing everyone’s insta posts reflecting on 2018 made me also realise what an amazing year its been in so many ways. I have travelled further than I have ever done before, visiting Edinburgh, Dublin, Montreal, San Fran, Greece, Malaga, Brussels, Rotterdam & now Aus! My work life has been a non stop rollercoaster, from reviewing the papers on air for @bbcradiolondon to presenting my first piece for @bbcnews on a topic I’m so passionate about. I’ve written for the @metro.co.uk @mtvfit and @the.independent AND hosted my first ever #abellyfulloffood event. I’ve met incredible new friends on this platform & eaten some bloody good food. I also discovered poke bowls which have lit changed my life 🤣🤣 My #Crohns has been challenging but on this occasion I don’t want it to get any airtime! And above all else, I celebrated 5 years with an incredible man and moved into our new place. All I can say is 2019 has a lot to live up to already 🙌🏼🥰 But starting it on a road trip is a pretty good way to start 😉 • I hope you all have had an amazing New Years, whether it was big and quiet and you’re feeling as psyched as me about the year ahead. If you’re not that’s ok too - the new year concept is pretty overwhelming. Be kind to yourself & massive thank you to you all for continuing to follow me. I read every single message & they always mean the world 💖💖 here’s to 2019!! ☀️ #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #londonfoodie #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #invisibleillness #gratitude #wordstoliveby #positivevibesonly #travellife #australia #passionpassport #sydney #newyearsday #seetheworld #travel #gratitude #abellyfullofhappy
How to get a bikini body: have a body. Put a bikini on. D O N E ✔️ Despite how far we’ve come in terms of different types of bodies we see in marketing & media - the pressure to look ‘beach ready’ or ‘bikini ready’ is still live & kickin. Further accentuated by picture perfect insta feeds of beautiful bodies. And that’s not even mentioning feeling positive with scars! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in 2018 it’s to embrace and love everything about yourself - because it’s what makes you YOU 💖 It’s taken me a long time to realise it, but the only thing holding me back from body happiness was myself. I have scars, stretch marks, acne and a huge red splotch on my leg from my humira injection. But I’m feeling more beach ready than ever before because every one of those things is what makes me, me. 💋 So this year I urge you to write down all the things you love about yourself and remember each and every one of them is your secret weapon 💖It’s eve here in Syd so we’ve got our glad rags on to celebrate NYE - hope you all have a smashing one ✨✨✨ • • • • • • • • • • #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #healthblogger #bodyconfidence #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsfighter #healthyliving #ibs #guthealth #scars #ivegotguts #bodypos #bodyposi #mentalhealth #mentalstrength #sanfran #sanfrancisco #intolerances #ibs #foodintolerance #invisibleillness #travel #sydney #nye
Honeyzzz I’m back and WE ARE OFF 🇦🇺✈️🇦🇺 and what does an English person do before a 24 hour journey? Have a good cuppa of course! (With almond milk obvs) Christmas has been an joyous whirlwind and I cannot believe we are sitting here at T2 about to embark on a trip we’ve been planning for months.🥰 In all honesty, December was such an uphill struggle with my #Crohns - I did wonder if this moment would ever come. But here we are and I can’t wait to spend 6 weeks with my best friend & properly rest my body & soul 💖💖Hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas - first stop, S Y D N E Y 🇦🇺✈️ I’m also officially open for foodie recs 🙌🏼 #abellyfullofhappy • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodblogger #foodblogeats #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #londonfoodie #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #invisibleillness #gratitude #wordstoliveby #positivevibesonly #travellife #australia #passionpassport #sydney #nye #seetheworld #abellyfulloffood #sydneyaustralia
SO excited to finally share a project I’ve been working on at @bbcnews for SO LONG! Meat & dairy have long been scrutinised for their impact on the environment - but I couldn’t help but think, what does this really mean for you or me? How does the food I choose to put on my plate really impact the environment - and does it make a difference? I took this question to my Editor and a few days later I was creating this piece - investigating along with scientists at @oxford_uni how what you eat really does have an impact. And I met someone who told me why she had gone veggie for that very reason. I’ve linked to the whole piece in my bio, but here’s a taster of my findings, aired today on @bbcnews 🌱Would love to hear what you think of this and hope you are all having a truly smashing #BoxingDay 🙌🏼🥳 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #crohnsdisease #environmental #livingconsciously #plantbasedpower #vegan #journo #bbcnews #plantbaseddiet #journolife
✨SIGNING OFF FOR CHRISTMAS✨ Taking a few days off social media so I can properly enjoy all the Xmas moments with my loved ones 😍 This month has been absolutely mental, working at 1000mph and organising our trip & sometimes the best thing for the soul is some proper time out. ♥️🙌🏼 So want to wish you all an amazing Christmas & New Year, full of delicious food and all the family/friends time 💋🎄What a year it’s been right?! Leaving you with the top 10 things I learnt this year: 1️⃣ You can’t ever predict the way life will play out and that is actually a gift 2️⃣ Opportunities will pop out of nowhere 3️⃣ Brexit is a disaster 4️⃣ Friends are truly precious 5️⃣ What you think makes you ‘abnormal’ actually makes you individual - and that is your secret weapon 💋 6️⃣ Instagram has ways of connecting you with amazing people - and amazing friends! 7️⃣ it’s ok to say no to things 8️⃣ it’s ok to prioritise your health 9️⃣ it’s ok to not be strong all the time 1️⃣0️⃣ gluten free pasta is so good these days HAPPY CHRISTMAS all ♥️♥️♥️♥️and I’ll be back very soon to share our adventure ✈️🌎☀️ #abellyfulloffood #abellyfullofhappy • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #rest #wanderlust #digitaldetox #christmasrest #christmasbreak #ibd #ibs #crohnsandcolitis #goodhealth #christmaswishlist
All i want for Christmas to be happy & healthy - what about you?💖💖 Every single year I feel more & more grateful for all the good things in my life and really it makes all the material ‘things’ feel pretty obsolete. Every year I wish for good health (for me and everyone around me!) and I honestly don’t think there is anything more precious 💖 (oh unless you count food in which case, that could be more precious 😉🥰) What are you wishing for this Christmas? 🎄 #abellyfullofcrohns • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #symptoms #invisibleillness #goodhealth #christmaswishlist
GF TEA ALL FOR ME💖🍰 @beaslondon put on an amazing GF spread for my bessie & I yesterday - can you believe everything on these plates is gluten free!? They bake everything in a separate part of their bakery & take allergies very seriously. Unforts not all the sweets were dairy free as well, but they did have an amazing GF/DF almond slice and even made me a special vegan cheese sandwich with chutney 😍 The perfect afternoon treat 🧁🍰🍭 (£30 pp and call ahead for the GF Afternoon tea🙌🏼) 📸 by my girl @sopheckersall #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #buzzfeast #forkyeah #senzaglutine #gfliving #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodblog #londoninfluencer #londonfoodie #singluten #londoncoffee #travellife #foodietravel #afternoontea #gfafternoontea
Some people like turkey for Christmas, I prefer TACOS 😍🌮 Amazing 3 taco spread with rice & black beans served at the new @markethalls outside Victoria Station. Ordered these from @supertacoslondon - all GF and DF😍 Pulled pork and smoked grilled chicken. D I V I N E. If you had to boycott ‘typical’ Christmas food - what would you have on Xmas day? I’m calling for turkey tacos 🙋🏽‍♀️ #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #malagacity #foodietravel #singlutenporfavor #singlutenysinlactosa #tacos #tacotime #fridayfeeling #christmasvibes
HUN, if you feel like a frazzled brussel sprout in the run up to Christmas, join the club🙌🏼🎄 Seriously though, I’m sure I’m not alone in the fact I find the run up to Christmas completely overwhelming. I feel like my brain is going to explode of things I need to do before Christmas, along with the stream of social events which make me want to blow into a paper bag when I look at my diary. I’m sure I’m not alone in this feeling - on top of the all the food and drink parties which don’t always make for a happy tum! 💕 So this year I have learnt to only do the things I REALLY want to do. It’s actually totally fine to choose to stay at home in your pjs rather than go to the 127252 event or party you’re supposed to attend. Not gonna lie, is there actually a better feeling than doing something for yourself?! So tonight I took myself for a spontaneous haircut and blow dry because I wanted some time to just turn my to-do list off in my brain. And now I’m in my pjs, eating Thai curry from the freezer and I am happy AF. I encourage you to do the same 🙌🏼🎄 #abellyfullofhappy • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #invisibleillness #gratitude #wordstoliveby #positivevibesonly #guthealth #wednesdaywisdom #HUN #abellyfulloffood #christmasvibes
Dark mornings have me yearning for the sunshine 🙌🏼 throwback to Cajun spiced eggs + avo on Malaga beach with a perfect soya latte 🥑🍳 @lagalernapedregalejo was SO good for catering for allergies - buried underneath is very decent GF bread 🍞🙌🏼 Can you believe it’s only 2 more working weeks to Xmas?!🙈 which also means 3 weeks until I am actually back in the sun! ☀️☀️☀️ happy Monday 💋 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #malagacity #foodietravel #singlutenporfavor #singlutenysinlactosa #spaintravel #spaingram #spaintoday #spain 🇪🇸 #breakfastgoals
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