It’s all about eating foods that make you feel good, loving the body you’re in, and living the healthiest you
Hi everyone! My name is Hanna and I am a Nutritionist and wellness specialist, food blogger, and owner of The Healthiest Me – a healthy lifestyle company based in Youngstown, Ohio. The Healthiest Me grew out of my lifelong passion for nourishing foods, simple nutrition, and finding happiness within it all. Guided by a holistic and always realistic approach, my mission is to inspire a healthy daily lifestyle through balanced nutrition and real food recipes.
I started my website and blog nearly four years ago when leaving for my first year of college. I was terrified of the notorious freshman fifteen and at the time, obsessed with the thought of being thin. I imagined my blog to serve, as not only an outlet for my knowledge (or what I thought was knowledge), but as a platform to help and connect with likeminded gals while away at university. Even with the best intentions, my naive mind had much to learn. I gained twenty-five pounds in a little over six weeks, I became even more obsessive and restrictive with my diet, and I found myself dealing with anxiety. Despite the many physical changes that my body quickly endured, coming to terms with who I was on the inside was truly the hardest part.
I was left with one of the biggest decisions of my young life: continue on this path of disordered eating, anxious thoughts, and a sense guilt every time I even thought about food – or quiet my ego, educate myself, and grow from the experience. As I look back, I can remember this being the first time I could admit that I wasn’t healthy. Because for so long, my health was measured on a scale of how many times I could go to the gym in a week, how many calories under MyFitnessPal’s recommendation I could restrict, and what my body looked like in the mirror upon waking every morning. I’m sharing these moments not because they are my proudest moments, but because they are the most defining. I’ve gone through many phases, tried many things, and failed countless times along the way. It was in those moments of complete unhappiness and vulnerability that I was able to learn, understand, and grow. I was able to find what did work for me, what nourishing my body truly meant, and redefine my definition of health and wellness.
I am a graduate of Arizona State University, where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, as well as gained four years of experience with health coaching, positive behavior change, and holistic nutrition. The Healthiest Me has grown to become a small business where I work with clients one on one, and slang protein balls on the daily – and I can’t say that I’m kidding. I aspire to continue my work in my hometown and eventually have my very own spot where anyone and everyone can come and chat about all things nutrition + wellness, make friendships, be open to change, learn something new, and enjoy a delicious and healthy treat.
My goal is to provide you with the knowledge, support, and confidence to live the healthiest you, day in and day out. We believe in nourishing our bodies with real food and real ingredients, indulging with a treat day every now and again, and loving our bodies every step of the way. The Healthiest Me is learning how to become mindful in your choices, create space for new goals and opportunity, and define your own definition of healthy. It’s about learning how create balanced and nutritious meals that taste as good as they look, and look as good as they make you feel. My name is Hanna, this is The Healthiest Me, and I am so glad you’re here!
Read more about personal stories with healthy living and wellness:
- My First Nutrition Post
- Mind + Body
- Healthy Secret
- My Progress
- How To Stop Counting Calories
- Counting Calories & Why It Works
- What I Eat & Why I Eat It
- 7 Big Healthy Eating Mistakes
- How To Find What Works For You