Welcome to The Energetic Foodie blog! My name is Carolyn. I’m a mid 20’s marketing specialist by day, gymnastics coach by night and foodie in between; self-motivated, optimist, giver of encouragement and always hungry. Currently, I live in the Philly burbs where I cook for me and my new husband (newlyweds as of 11/2017), and anyone who is willing to be a taste tester.
About The Energetic Foodie
The idea for my blog came after I self-healed some ongoing stomach issues through diet. Conventional medical professionals got me zero results, so I took things into my own hands. I had been diagnosed with stomach ulcers and a gluten intolerance, all to no-avail. I was still sick. So I decided to do the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Diet, which is basically like going vegan for 3 weeks. After the first week I felt a major difference in my energy level, the scale went down and my stomach issues were eliminated. These results grew exponentially as the weeks went on. Since going off the diet I’ve I continued to eat similarly and have been feeling great.
The Energetic Foodie blog is where I post healthy recipes, cooking how-to’s, restaurant reviews and dieting guidelines. As a working marketing professional by day, gymnastics coach by night, life is all about finding balance and food is one place where I try to find it. I don’t subscribe to a particular diet, I eat a little bit of everything. Most of my recipes fall into the vegetarian or dairy-free category but not all. I also try to focus on budget-conscious meals. You’ll see prices noted on every recipe. I hope this forum helps you on your journey to healthy eating.
Taking small steps to change is better than trying to meet an un-achievable goal, in my opinion. It’s all about balance. No one is perfect, so for me generally I try to live by the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time I make healthy food choices and 20% of the time I’m not perfect.
Growing up a dairy farmer’s daughter in rural Pennsylvania I know a few things about eating. My mother in particular helped shape my health awareness from a young age. She was way ahead of the “organic” trend, as she prepared homemade pizza (yes, she made the dough), the garden was full and things like Kraft Macaroni weren’t in the pantry. So when I decided to start eating healthy post-college my roots really helped give me a starting point. I’ve always liked to take photos so food photography has become a great creative outlet. My photos are taken with a Nikon D5100.
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