Welcome to Nourishing Noshes!

About Me

I love food and I love to eat! The problem is…food doesn’t always seem to love me back. After developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastroesophageal¬† Reflux Disease I have had to completely change my way of life. From the food I put in my mouth, to the way I exercise, life as I know it has changed dramatically.

Growing up, I never had to worry about the things I ate. I was very active and had the metabolism and stomach to eat what I wanted. Fortunately I grew up in a household that valued healthy eating so I was aware of the importance of proper nutrtion but I definitely indulged in my favorite treats. Flash forward to my third year in college and the stress, poor college eating habits, and lack of exercise all payed a toll on my body. IBS and GERD has been a huge turning point not only for my diet and exercise habits, but for my life’s persuits as well. I like to fondly refere to this point in my life my “early-mid-life-crises”. I withdrew from the college I was attending, moved back home, and decided to change majors. I realized that I was sacrificing my health and happiness on a lifestyle that I wasn’t completely satisfied with and it took the complete breakdown of my body to realize it. So, change my life I did! I am know persuing an education in Nutrition, surrounding myself with positive people (hi family!), and am treating myself with more kindness, love, and respect.

About the Blog

So, why on earth have I decided to start a blog? Well, my “About Me” section might seem like I’ve figured everything out but to be perfectly honest, I’m still struggling. Am I happier? Yes. Am I less stressed? Usually. Have I changed my diet to prevent IBS and GERD flare ups? Hmmmm. Does “almost” count? That is where I’m struggling the most: my diet. I’m not kidding when I say I’ve had to completely change the way I eat. I went from an “any-and-everything-tarian” to a relatively strict vegan. And what makes it even more difficult is that I’m beginning to realize that my body cannot handle artificial sweeteners or sugars either. Needless to say, every day is a battle. Cutting out meat and dairy has not been difficult for me, but I am haing an incredibly hard time limiting my sugar intake. What can I say, I like my carrot cake. But, in the world of IBS and GERD, having a flare up either is the most painful experience I have ever encountered. Lets just say I’ve been to the hispital numerous times because of it and I am determined to limit the amount of emergencey visits as much as possible.

So, long story short, It is my hope that this blog will help hold me accountable for what I am eating as well as give me the motivation and support I need to succeed. It is my goal to spend the next 6 months following a very clean diet. No meat, no dairy, no artificial sweeteners, and reducing the amount of sugar in my diet. I hope that during this time my body will no longer crave sugar, I will detox my system from artificial sweeteners and additives, and my body will begin to heal.

So, here I go! Operation: Clean Eats has begun! Please, wish me luck for I will need your prayers, encouragement, and strength immensely.

If you have any questions/comments/etc. please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at nourishing-noshes@hotmail.com.


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