My name is Bre Chiero and I’m the founder & creative mind behind Hungry Hipsters! What started as a hobby for me many years ago has really transformed into a space that I’ve grown into, both professionally & personally. I started my career as a Fashion Director for a large retailer & attribute everything I know to that experience- the foundation of social media is much like fashion trends, they’re ever changing & always seem to come back around once & again! With a photography studio in Downtown Los Angeles, I help brands bring their campaign visions to life from setting creative direction to mood presentations and styling to photo & film production (and pretty much everything in between)! It’s a full service operation with a boutique, hands-on approach. On my off days, I’m likely streaming shows, listening to a ’70s Spotify playlist or reorganizing our house for the 100th time, for fun 🙂
Have you always been into wellness or did you one day realize the importance of it?
Growing up with one of my parents having severe food allergies, I always ate pretty healthy, which carried into adulthood. But I learned that what you eat is only a small piece of the wellness pie! Late last year, I ended up in the emergency room & have been on a hard road to recovery ever since. As a means to try to avoid surgery & medication, I’ve been leaning into more mindful approaches to women’s health & discovering how much more to wellness there really is.
The easiest thing that’s really helped me was changing my morning routine- I used to start off my day in a rush & immediately start answering emails from bed, ate my breakfast on the go & took calls before 9AM. Now I wake up earlier, solely to have a slower start which helps my cortisol levels, which greatly impacts my health. By the time 9AM hits, I’ve been up for a least 2-3 hours. I’ve been outside / gone on a walk, drank 16oz of water, made a full breakfast (that I actually sit down to eat) and most importantly- I haven’t looked at a single email, text message or scrolled on social media. This is what works for me! My days are not always like this, but I feel 100% better when they are and notice a huge difference.
How do you get back on track once you fall off the wagon?
Do you have any guilty pleasures or is it important for you to live the wellness life 24/7?
What is life without guilty pleasures? I absolutely lean into this, likely more than I should, but I don’t restrict myself. Especially when I’m on my menstrual cycle- Maybe I’ll want to skip my entire morning routine to sleep in or have a pint of ice cream after dinner. Neither of those things will set me back in my overall wellness. I don’t like thinking of these things as “guilty pleasures though.” I don’t want to feel any negativity towards anything I enjoy.
But if I ate a pint of ice cream every day for a week, I would feel awful, my digestive system would be a complete wreck, and that in itself would make me negative towards it; so I just remind myself it’s everything in moderation- for the simple fact that anything that feels “special” would lose the specialness if I did it daily!