Where are you based?
I live in Marina Del Rey and have lived in Los Angeles since mid-2012. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, though. Not sure how long I have to live in Los Angeles to say I’m from Los Angeles in a casual conversation. I still go through the whole timeline when anyone asks.
Why become a health coach? What does that mean?
Ever since I started my first blog in 2009, I’ve made powerful connections with other women through being honest and open about my own struggles with food. By sharing my own journey, I’ve had several women throughout the years come to me to thank me for helping them. Now, I want to be able to help women heal their relationships with food and with themselves hands-on, one-on-one. By being a health coach, I can help empower women to take the steps that will lead them down a happier, healthier, more confident path. I believe in you, and I want you to believe in yourself, too.
As a SnackFace, what are your favorite snacks and foods?
I always say my favorite food is bread because, well, it is. To me, a meal doesn’t feel complete without some form of bread, cracker, rice, potato, or other starchy carbohydrates, but bread reigns supreme. A fresh, warm sourdough with salted French butter? YES. PLEASE. Pasta (cacio e pepe) is a close second favorite food, followed by warm pita and hummus. I definitely believe a charcuterie plate counts as a meal. Snack-wise, I LOVE chips. All types of chips. I’m currently obsessed with Torres truffle potato chips. And because salty must be balanced with sweet, I also love any kind of gummy candy or crunchy-chewy-creamy chocolate (AKA not dark chocolate). It’s ideal to have both the salty and sweet snacks on hand so you can alternate bites.