My name is Kaylin.
Here, on Enticing Healthy Eating, I tend to focus on:
- healthy recipes
- nutritional stats and facts about foods and ingredients
- tips and tricks for how to live a healthier lifestyle
Who’s behind this blog?
My journey with food and nutrition definitely began at a pretty young age. I am an only child and growing up my mother and father both cooked homemade meals on the regular. At my first house as a child, we had a humongous garden that provided us with fresh vegetables. I was definitely introduced to fresh and wholesome foods early. My father was also an outdoorsman and did his fair share of hunting and fishing so venison and fresh caught lake fish were also a main ingredient found in many of our home cooked meals. I was never really a picky eater as a child.
But even though my parents had the right intentions of bringing me up on healthy homemade meals, I, of course, did treat myself to a lot of sweets, unhealthy snacks, and sodas. And thus, I was quite a chubby kid, which progressively went on to me becoming overweight by the time I was in middle school. I didn’t lay around and do nothing–I was pretty active outside and even played soccer for seven years. But the junk food I was eating was catching up with me. I didn’t like my body and the way I looked in the mirror every morning so I decided to make a change.
As I entered junior year of high school, I started to make small changes to my diet and activity level on my own. The pounds started to slowly drop off and it wasn’t just the external changes I was noticing that improved my happiness and well being–it was that my body was just more energized and felt cleaner. I didn’t starve myself nor did I do any extreme diet or weight loss plan–I simply did my own research on foods and nutrition in my spare time and implemented my own changes to my lifestyle.
Eventually that healthier lifestyle lead me a bit too far down the road of becoming more “obsessed” about exercise and my diet. Fun fact: being obsessed about healthy eating isn’t so healthy. My former passion had turned into more of a form of orthorexia. It’s been a long journey back to a more balanced and healthier lifestyle over the past few years. I’m now far less worried about every little thing I eat, and restored my faith into learning to let go and enjoy foods again. Today, I am very happy to say I’m proud to live a mostly 80/20 lifestyle (80% healthier diet, 20% for the splurges and treats).
I graduated college from the University of Arkansas in December 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics and a minor in Marketing. In November of 2013 I had made the decision to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to begin my journey of receiving my holistic health coach certification. Through this program I learned about holistic and integrative nutrition and received my certification in December 2014.
Life outside of this blog
Definitely hashtag blessed with some amazing parents.
My father recently passed away in March 2015 due to esophageal cancer and other health complications that followed. I speak more about the trials and tribulations of his and my family’s time with him as he battled and, unfortunately, later lost his battle with cancer HERE and HERE. He is gone, but never forgotten. I miss his laughter, stupid jokes, and stubbornness. He made an impact on who I am as a person, my morals, my beliefs, and how I treat others. Dad, you are forever loved.
There’s this amazing guy in my life – Wade. He’s my fiance. We met freshman year of college in a circumstance that’s fit for a soap opera. Over six years later I love this man more every day.
*Engaged: January 2, 2015
*Save the Date: May 13, 2017 (Click HERE to stay caught up on our wedding planning)
- Potatoes of the sweet kind.
- Dark chocolate
- Being outside as much as possible
- House, MD
- Driving in traffic
- The cold (my blood pressure is too low to handle cold)
- Having to sit still for longer than 1 hour at a time
Interested in Working with Me?
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