I started my first diet when I was ten years old.

I remember wrapping the fruit roll ups my mom had lovingly packed me for my elementary school lunch in napkins and secretly throwing them away in an attempt to lose a few pounds. This was the start of my unhealthy relationship with food and my body that lasted into my first years of college.

I’ve gone through periods of severe calorie restriction, binge eating, sugar addiction, compulsive exercise, orthorexia, and general body dysmorphia. My weight has fluctuated from acutely underweight to slightly “chunky”.  Coupled with this came an obsession with food, high anxiety, general unhappiness, an inability to manage stress, and a severe case of depression.

However, after finally hitting rock bottom, along with a combination of therapy, a daily yoga practice, daily journaling, anti-depressents, and the support of my wonderful  boyfriend and friends I have almost completely turned my mentality around. My obsession with food has turned into a new found love for cooking and baking. I have maintained a healthy weight for almost a year now and I am now the happiest I have been since I was a child.

Through all my struggles I have learned a lot. I would like to use this blog as a space to ignite discussion, share what I have learned, connect with like-minded people, and document my journey in cooking the foods I love and recovering from my long term food issues.



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