Hi! I’m Elle, a food, fitness and fashion-obsessed Registered Dietitian. I love delicious, wholesome foods, sweaty workouts and anything fashionable, especially leopard print or shoes. Preferably both.
I’m a newly credentialed Registered Dietitian and recent graduate of UNC’s Master of Public Health – Nutrition program. My favorite activities include eating, sleeping, blogging, jogging and laughing.
I’m a wanna-be fashionista, photographer, writer, chef, foodie, marathon runner, yogi, designer and professional blogger.
That being said, I rarely pay full price for anything that might not be “in” next year and I bought my designer wedding dress on my iPhone . I use the automatic settings on my camera way more than I should. I rewrite a paragraph at least twice before it actually sounds the way I intended it to. I have never eaten at French Laundry or read an entire Michael Pollan book. I have run 4 half marathons and every time I finish, I have no desire to go one step further. I attend the most challenging and entertaining yoga class I can find because I’m really too antsy to sit and ohm for an hour. I’ve been known to throw down with a sewing machine to make designer window treatments and will have a jalapeño red room in my house for the rest of my life, wherever that may be. I change the look of my blog almost as frequently as my underwear. On that note, if the blog ever crashes and never comes back, you know why.
My passion for nutrition and fitness developed as a result of a 15-year struggle with body image issues. A fear of becoming overweight manifested over the years and consequently lead to years of disordered eating and unhealthy exercise habits.
Five years ago, I found myself addicted to reading healthy lifestyle blogs. Every morning while eating breakfast at my desk, I’d see what some of my favorite bloggers were eating, how they were exercising and envied their seemingly easy healthy balance. I wondered if I could ditch diet foods, stop counting calories and actually enjoy exercise like they did… so I tried. I started listening to my body, ate when I felt hungry and got back to eating whole foods. I stopped judging my workout based on calories burned and focused on the liveliness I felt during and after exercise. Wouldn’t you know within a few weeks I felt better and looked healthier. I gradually stopped obsessing about food and counting calories. I began to love the bum I’d tried to exercise and starve off of me for so many years. Most importantly, I was on the road to becoming comfortable being me for the first time in my life.
These changes impacted my life so profoundly that, at the age of 26, I decided I wanted to talk about food and how to enjoy it every day for the rest of my life. It only made sense to become a Registered Dietitian but this meant starting at square one, also known as General Chemistry.
3 years of prerequisites and 2.5 years of graduate school later, I recently graduated with my Master’s of Public Health in Nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian. I am so excited, and ready, to start my career as a RD.
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