It’s is all about eating foods that make you feel good, loving the body that you’re in, and living the healthiest you
Hi I’m Hanna and I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer of The Healthiest Me! I am currently a fourth year nutrition communications student living in Youngstown, Ohio and I love foods that make me feel good, get me through a workout, and look as good as they taste.
My start was a bit different, but none the less important. I started blogging back in 2014 when I left for college number one. At the time, I was determined to help college gals like myself, avoid the ‘freshman fifteen’ and balance a healthy lifestyle with university living. My dream was short lived after I quickly gained 25+ pounds from synthetic protein bars, low-fat fillers, and every gluten free cookie in a twenty-mile radius. As quickly as I gained the weight, I realized I had no clue what healthy was and felt completely defeated, both mentally and physically. I was caught in the swell of Instagram, counting every calorie, restricting myself from most foods, and hating the body I was in.
It wasn’t until I made an appointment with a clinical nutritionist that I became aware of the damage I was doing to my body. He explained very clearly that the path I was in was anything but healthy, so much so that my liver was not functioning properly, my kidneys were slowly wearing down, and my constant migraines were not a coincidence. It was clear that I needed to transfer home to Youngstown, heal my body, and truly pursue my passion in nutrition. After doing so, my entire world changed. I met the love of my life, Chad, lost the weight I put on, and found peace and love for both my body and actually helping others. It wasn’t instant, it definitely took time, but I have found my meaning of The Healthiest Me.
Three years later and I’m doing exactly what I love. My goal in every blog post is to share a bit of my life, my past or present, and show you there is such light in eating foods that make you feel good. My recipes are and will always be simple, wholesome, and nutritious. I like to keep things real, I like to say yes to food, and I like to enjoy my food without a side of guilt. I love to chat about simple nutrition as much as holistic nutrition; three ingredient protein balls as much as what we ate for dinner yesterday. I’m figuring things out as a twenty-something year old nutrition student with an open mind, intuitive soul, and everlasting appetite. I’m so glad you’re here!