Women in Food: Fitness blogger, real-food-first advocate
I've said it many times: the internet is a weird place but it lets you meet cool people you otherwise would have never run into. Liz and I met in NYC while we were both co-hosting a Facebook live at a TV studio next to the Wendy Williams show. Again: the internet brings crazy shit to you. You can read her recap of that event as she hosted the yoga portion of the segment. But in the few minutes we had to chat between the craziness we felt like our communities might like to meet each other.
You guys know, I don't cover fitness here because I'm just not qualified to talk about it. My little sister is the fitness person in the family (ex-NBA dancer, personal trainer who runs a specific brand of gyms in the DC area). I'm amazed by people who dedicate their lives to movement and all there is to learn about it. Liz is trained under UCLA's fitness leadership program and worked as a PT aide. She and her sister started a brand that helps empower women to find their true strength from the inside out. I leave fitness to the experts and you should definitely go check out Liz's workouts on her blog! But I do want to hear about the perspective on food from a non-nutritionist background and that is what I bring you here. Sometimes it's easy to get trapped in seeing food perspectives from the point of view of your own education (I actually listened to an entire seminar on the topic of letting what you know get in the way of seeing things at my conference in Denmark). It's always good to mix it up a bit! That's why we interview food bloggers, chefs, ceramic artists etc! So with that, please let me know if you have someone interesting for a women in food interview!
photos via Super Sister Fitness
By the way, you can jump over to Liz's blog to get my recipe for a kale parsnip french fry salad with vegan turmeric dressing.
"Something about being outside and in-person with the people who helped grow your food takes the experience of food "next level" for me. "
1.Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am a fitness and food blogger at Super Sister Fitness. I originally started the business with my sister, Sara, but last year she got married and hit the road (literally - they're both living #vanlife now)! At SSF, we help women overcome their struggle with food and exercise so they can find a healthy balance and live a lifestyle they love. To date, we've helped tens of thousands of women in 32+ countries and counting! You can learn more about what I do (plus get tons of free workouts and recipes) over at supersisterfitness.com.
2. If you could define your food philosophy in one sentence it would be….
Real food first!
3. What are your 3 must have foods in your kitchen?
Avocado, sea salt, and toast. Enough said. ;)
4. It’s your birthday. What are you eating?
Lots and lots of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
5. Signature cocktail?
Skinny margarita for sure! You can find my favorite healthy recipe here: https://supersisterfitness.com/skinny-drink-recipes/
6. Food you can’t like no matter how hard you try?
Greek yogurt. Blech.
7. What are your go-to resources for all things food (websites/magazines/groceries etc)?
I am obsessed with Pinterest! I find tons of recipes on there and often use the photos as inspiration for my own blog. I also love to shop at farmer's markets. Something about being outside and in-person with the people who helped grow your food takes the experience of food "next level" for me. There are a few other food bloggers I really love too, like Dashing Dish,
8. Food fad you wish would die a horrible death?
I'd have to say the whole "high protein" craze. It's not necessary, and eating too much protein can actually do more harm than good in my professional opinion.
9. Must have kitchen tool:
Seriously, ALL of these: https://www.pinterest.com/supersisterfit/kitchen-tools-we-love/ but if I had to choose, it would be a spiralizer.
10. What’s the one thing you learned this year that changed the way you think about food?
I learned how to properly do Intermittent Fasting which has changed my entire life and approach to food in general! If you're curious to learn more about my experience and tips on how to get started with IF, you can check out this post: https://supersisterfitness.com/intermittent-fasting-for-women-intermittent-fasting-benefits/
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