Nice to meet you!
A little bit about me…
I grew up in a small seaside town on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I’m a lover of oceans and lakes, and prefer to be outside.
I spent 5+ years working for a variety of tech companies in Connecticut and Boston until I decided to pursue my passion – helping others improve their lives through better nutrition. I don’t believe in eliminating food groups or giving up sugar forever (mainly because I love ice cream too much), but I do believe that making small improvements to food choices and portions can drastically improve your life. This is especially important today when over one-third of U.S. adults are considered obese, which leads to many chronic diseases (type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and the list goes on). I’m currently pursuing my Masters of Science with a concentration in Food and Nutrition at Framingham State. My ultimate goal is to become a Registered Dietician upon graduation to help people achieve peace with food full time.
My spare time is spent running, experimenting with new recipes, and learning about nutrition (if you’re interested in those things, you’ve come to the right place). I’m also into traveling, photography, windsurfing, snowboarding/skiing, and doing pretty much anything outside.
You’d be surprised to learn…
I’m not a natural born runner. Not even close. I used to fake asthma attacks in high school to avoid running laps during lacrosse practice. Fast forward to my college years where I, like many other college students, was living off of pizza and beer. Naturally my weight and body image suffered so I started to run. A mile here and a mile there, eventually led to 3 or 4 miles every few days, and I loved it. Running served as a form of free therapy and provided an inner peacefulness that I could not find in other forms of exercise. While I was finally doing something good for my body, I was still abusing it in many other ways, which I decided to face head on upon graduating in 2012, and moving to Stamford, CT.
I signed up for my first half marathon and drastically changed my consumption habits. The training was rigorous, and I had doubts of being able to complete it, but to my surprise I flew across the finish line in just under two hours.
Today I’m proud to report that I’ve run ten half marathons, three full marathons (Boston, Hartford, and Maine Coast), and accomplish roughly 35-45 miles per week. Running is much more then staying healthy and fit; It’s has become a critical part of my routine that I would be lost without.
Eating on the other hand is something that we would all literally be lost without, but eating well for your body is much more complicated then I’ve realized. With contradictory nutritional studies telling us what we should and should not eat, it can be hard to navigate. While the path to healthy living isn’t easy, I’ve designed this website to guide you to a healthier, happier, and more peaceful life.