Renee Eliades's blog

BORN TO BAKE Greek Bakery

I visit this bakery twice a week to pick up all my parents + my family's favourite Greek delights.  We love their spanakopita & their kreyatopita + their galatobouriko is THE YUMMIEST we have tasted.   Like most of us nowadays, I'm so time poor juggling my own family, work and the full time care of our elderly parents, I find it easier to pop in and buy all that they once made themselves and keep them connected to their Greek life.  

"Born To Bake" is located in Sydney on Gardeners Road Eastlakes - well priced & so fresh and DELISH.. you gotta try it !! 


Welcome to my demo in Hamilton Toronto. 

I am the Canadian Ambassador for OPACIZE & I love spreading our program near and far.  My team here in Ontario has grown & we enjoy getting together on weekends to share the OPA fun with our community. It’s a nice way to inspire people to get out & move as we connect and dance ourselves happy and fit + it is a great way to promote our classes and bring new members our way. 

Happy weekend to you all !

Julie xx

GUT HEALTH with Kathy Kalogiannis


I was introduced to an alternative way of living by focusing on Gut Health. Naturally I was sceptical but I was intrigued by Gut Health so I was willing to give this a go.

I personally lost 25 kilos in 3 months and have maintained since November 2016. I found what works for me and am grateful for Gut Health an overall Lifestyle Way of living.

For more info email me on 

Thank you  : ) 



Oakleigh Glendi 2018 in Melbourne

Valerie and Poppy team up with Melbourne instructors to showcase OPACIZE™ at Oakleigh Glendi 2018.
The Glendi is a two day program presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of Oakleigh and celebrates the Patron Saints of Sts Anargiri, showcases the local community’s rich Hellenic culture as well as other cultural identities, and commemorates the official Greek National Day known as ‘Ohi’.

My new CLEAN EATING lifestyle

I have been on a new clean eating program the last 2 months that has worked for me, I feel so well, my joints are hurting much less than they once did  & I feel very alive and energetic. It focuses on gut health, however you will loose weight if you follow it correctly.

I am happy to say I have lost 12kgs to date & still going DOWN as I am not stoping - I have made this mine and my families lifestyle now.

Here are a few of my recipes plus my tips on how to keep it both clean and satisfying ... it's very doable! 

Importance of Good Posture

Hi everyone. I have been studying hard for the last 6 weeks and this has meant I was sitting in the same position for too long. I also do look at my iPhone a lot as I enjoy watching YouTube tutorials, however this has compromised my posture greatly. The other morning I woke up in a great deal of pain, my neck felt stiff and very sore. My mum took me to our chiropractor Dr Michael Sideris for treatment. 

Quick Simple Snack Ideas

A well balanced snack helps keep your blood sugars levels high throughout the day. I find that I tend to have my snacks three hours after each meal. Important to spread out your snacks in between your meals and have it well balanced throughout the day.

My go to snacks are : apple, plum, carrots, little handful of walnuts which are high in protein, Greek yogurt with drizzle of honey and dried toast like cracker with spread of goat cheese and little drizzle of parsley. Enjoy! 

Julie x




Hello everyone, I wanted to talk about breakfast and share with you a healthy yummy breakfast. 

First let’s talk about breakfast. Breakfast is indeed a very important meal. A lot of us usually skip breakfast because we have no time but we shouldn’t. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. In general, people who eat breakfast have more energy, to do better and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired.

My go to breakfast is

Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast


This is my fitness journey ! I'm a full qualified pt and group fitness instructor who just got caught up in making everyone else fit and healthy but neglected to look after myself!

After I had my son I suffered post natal depression got down to 45 kgs from stress and nerves and I looked very sick far too skinny and not healthy at all! Once I was medicated that's when my weight just piled on ! I put on 25 kgs and felt awful. 


Show me a Greek person who doesn't like loukoumades & I will guarantee you THEY ARE NOT GREEK!!! Who can resist a honey soaked doughnut ball with lashings of cinnamon and walnuts ...SCRUMPTIOUS INDULGENT GREEK DESERT!! 

I have found a way of enjoying the taste of a Loukoumatha minus the calories - keeping it clean and healthy yet very indulgent!!!! If you close your eyes you will think it is a crunchy one indeed!!