Food is my love language. Yes, really.
At least, one of them. And by that I mean if you give me food I will be your bff.
I love food more than just about anyone I've ever met. I love its taste. I love its ability to bring us together, the community surrounding it. I love the memories we retain from foods in our childhood. And I love its ability to heal us. Both emotionally and physically. For years I struggled to find a place where that love for food belonged, and I've realized it's at the intersection of "good food" (aka food that tastes good) and health. I believe good food can be both nourishing and delicious. Eating better helps us to feel better, it's that simple.
Guess where all this starts? In our own kitchens and our own homes. In a world where convenience is king, the time and art involved in cooking a meal with real ingredients have become something of a rarity. I believe that slowing down, and bringing meals like that back is the key to solving so many of the health problems we see today.
I'm also a strong advocate of something called "positive eating relationships." That feeling of pure joy while eating? I like to call it enJOYment. Eating without guilt or worry: that's a boiled down version of positive eating relationships. Which is another thing we are lacking in our modern world - happy and healthy relationships with our food. I believe (and studies have shown) integrating positive eating relationships will bring back the joy we have lost in eating, reduce the number of eating disorders diagnosed (both under and over eating) and prevent chronic health conditions.
Exercise has been therapy for me, and can be for all of us. As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety, I've found relief in movement. Running is a happy place for me, and yoga - a calm one.
Our time on this earth is short, and my hope is that I can help you find a happier and healthier version of yourself to live your fullest life.
Future Registered Dietitian (going to school with a 3-year-old is hard work, hence the "future" part)