Hey there beautiful! I’m Holly, and this is my little corner of the internet. Why don’t you pull up a chair, get comfy with a mug of your favorite bevvy (please tell me it’s coffee, but if it’s not, I’ll let it slide this time), and let’s get acquainted. I wanna talk about why you’re here and what the heck you can expect to find as you browse through the pages of Happy Food Healthy Life.
First thing’s first – It’s no secret that I love food. Like with a passion. I love to create it. I love to share it. I love to photograph it. I love to eat it.
And I do it all with no guilt or shame. You know, the shame many women have when it comes to food.
but it hasn’t always been this easy
Food used to be the enemy. For the majority of my life, I spent countless seconds, minutes, and hours obsessing over every calorie, every bite, and every gram of fat.
I was always on the lookout for the next diet, the next program, the next detox, cleanse, or fast. Anything I could do to give myself the body I thought I wanted. The body that at one point was more important than my sanity, my happiness, and my health.
Instead of eating real food and living a healthy active life, I was just looking for a quick fix. I was looking for anything that would help me drop weight and jeans’ sizes practically overnight.
Turns out, these “quick fixes” were nothing but a scam that caused frustration, unhealthy habits, and ironically, a whole lot more weight gain than I began with.
enough was enough
I saw the effects this hell was having on me. The desire to control my weight was killing my immune system – I was sick all the time. It was killing my sanity – I was up on the days my weight was down and down on the days my weight was up. And it was killing my love for life – I didn’t even know what my dreams, hobbies, or wishes were. I was just waiting to have the perfect body before deciding to live.
Once I get skinny, then I’ll go on that vacation.
Once I get in shape, then I’ll start practicing yoga.
Once I’m thin, then I can enjoy the good food because I’ll have calories to spare.
And then one day I woke up. After years of this internal torture, I came to the realization that I just couldn’t do this anymore. Not to my family. Not to my friends. And most importantly, not to myself. Enough was enough.
I deserved to live a happy life. Not when my body looked a certain way. But NOW.
I gained a desire to live to the fullest, and in that, I developed a new love for food and playing in the kitchen. I have gained a passion for an active life. I want nothing more than to be healthy, both physically and emotionally. I want to live a long life without guilt.
And I want to show you how you can do the same.
you deserve this too
This is what I’m meant to do with my life. This is my life-purpose. The reason I was given these personal struggles was so I could learn from them and teach women like you.
Women who feel guilty for eating sweets.
Women who are always on the hunt for a new program or diet.
Women who have thought more than once, “This will be the one that will work for good. This is the one.”
Women who don’t feel like they have time to get healthy the right way, so they look for the “easier” way – the quick fix.
Women who feel they can’t eat their favorite foods.
Women who are “good” all day every day only to “fail” once the evenings and weekends get here.
Women who wish more than anything that food was not a battle.
Let me show you that you can enjoy your favorite foods without feeling guilt. There is no such thing as a good food or a bad food. They’re all here to be enjoyed, and I’d love to show you how, without any restrictions or diets in place.
Welcome to a journey that you’ll never forget. One that will last you a lifetime.
As Seen On:
– ABC4’s The Daily Dish: “I am so impressed by Holly’s bravery. She wants to share her story to help all of us develop a healthier relationship with food. I say great job.” – Nicea DeGering of The Daily Dish