Talking Straight with Faye James

Updated: Jun 30

We love chatting to friends, clients & talent in the health & wellness industry, to learn from each other, be inspired & get to know more about what makes people tick. We caught up with our lovely client & nutritionist, Faye James, talking all things morning routine, pantry essentials, travel dreams & fitness. Let's dive straight in!



What does your morning routine look like?


I start my day with a shot of lemon juice & apple cider vinegar to kick start my liver then head out on a 6.30am 5km run along Curl Curl beach. From there, I make my way home for a bowl of porridge with fresh mixed berries & coconut yoghurt & a cup of freshly ground coffee with oat milk & a spoon of cacao. Post breakfast, I log onto my computer around 9am or head to a Pilates class depending on my work load.


What’s one healthy habit you prioritised / embraced during lockdown that you’ll continue as we start to return to normality?


Zoom meetings! I love them. Now I can see clients all over the state without having to travel. What are five things you’ll always have in your fridge / pantry?


Fresh veggies, fresh fruit, gluten free bread, oat milk & eggs.


What’s your favourite form of movement?


Running & Pilates


What’s the first destination you’d like to visit once we’re allowed to travel again?


UK so I can see my family!


What is one fun fact most people wouldn’t know about you?


I was a film extra when I was young & appeared as a dancer in the song “I got the Key, I got the secret!”. I was painted silver & had peacock feathers added to my face!


Why is it important to you to be Straight Up & authentic? Have you ever struggled in the past with being your true self?


I am an extremely straightforward person, sometimes too straightforward! I firmly believe in being honest & your true self at all times, but you do have to exercise diplomacy at times.


The health industry is constantly adapting to external circumstances. What’s one health trend you predict will remain or appear in 2021?


I think the plant-based boom will grow even more. It will become mainstream. I think people are really starting to think about how they can eat sustainably more & more.