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Hey There

Welcome to SnackFace. I am so happy you’re here! I’m Kailey, the creator, writer and eater behind this website. This is a space for celebrating everything great about food, friendships, life, and being a woman, all shared in snackable little bites. I initially started SnackFace in 2009 when I was a junior at Ohio University. Now, many years later, I’m writing from Los Angeles, where I’m a freelance writer and Institute for Integrative Nutrition student. My ultimate goal in life is to help women everywhere feel amazing about themselves—from their relationship with food to their relationship with themselves. This is the story of how I’m going to make that happen.

Come along for the ride.

 

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.

 

What do you do?

After working in social media for eight years, I experienced unfortunate, oh-so-present burnout from being online 24/7 and had to come to a full stop. I am now a market buyer for a local wine shop and freelance copywriter. I’m also currently in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s advanced program to become a health coach ASAP.

When will you be an official health coach?

I will get my certification in March of 2020 and intend to start taking on clients as early as I can!

So, what about the name SnackFace?

The term originated in 2009 when my mom casually said one night after dinner, “I want to get my snack face on.” I knew right then that was going to be the name of my blog. As a constant snacker and someone whose hobby is literally snacks, it’s extremely fitting. It also aligns with my own food philosophy in that there is room for everything in one’s diet.

What is your diet? Do you have any restrictions?

There are only a few foods I don’t eat and it’s because it either really bothers my stomach or my skin. If I’m being specific, that means limited dairy, red bell peppers, garlic, and onions. Aside from that, I really believe in no restrictions and eating what I want, when I want. It’s taken a long time for me to get here, but I’m solidly here now. It takes time to learn that and to teach if it’s not natural to someone, but I hope to lead by example and to learn tools to help others in a real way. I also realize the ability to eat what I want, when I want is very privileged and that I live in an area that allows me access to anything. I fully recognize and understand that.

 

Aside from snacks, what is your passion in life? What do you believe your purpose is?

I am passionate about connecting with and helping other women. I believe I am here to help other women heal their relationships with themselves and help them truly believe in themselves.

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