My parents always joked that even from a young age, I always loved food a little too much. Food was my favorite thing for most of my life, and it came as no surprise to anyone when I made a career after college of running a recipe blog. Being in the kitchen was where I felt most at home, and my happy moments were spent planning elaborate feasts for holidays, scoping out menus for new restaurants to try, and creating maddeningly delicious new recipes to share.
But on the flip side of this love for food, there was a dark side. I struggled a lot with my weight and various health issues. Food was my go-to way of dealing with stress, boredom, and anxiety, and I had an addictive relationship with many foods like sugar. My attachment to food began at a young age, and I started using food for support when my parents got divorced when I was 11 years old. An endless cycle of diets, pills, and weight loss strategies began, and I always felt torn between my love for food and its toll on my health and well being.
All of this makes it all the more shocking to me that I now choose to be a carnivore. But embracing a carnivore way of eating has resolved all my lifelong health issues in a way that no medication or diet ever could.
I know firsthand the emotional and mental obstacles that can come with choosing not to eat the addictive and hyperpalatable foods that we are surrounded by in today’s food environment. My own struggles with overcoming these obstacles are what make me so passionate about helping others do the same. I know how hard the process can be, but I also know how invaluable and precious it is to be in charge of your health and relationship with food.
To hear more about my story of how and why I came to carnivore, listen to Episode 2 of the Road to Carnivore Podcast.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell