Hi there! I’m Emily, a running, peanut butter lovin’ Registered Dietitian in Portland, ME and face behind Sinful Nutrition. I’m here to show you that eating healthy can be affordable, fun, and most importantly…delicious! Join me as I share my journey to a healthy life through food, fitness, and alliterations…I mean fun! Thanks for stopping by!
About the blog
Sinful Nutrition started in October 2010 as a way to share my simple tips and recipes to make otherwise “sinful” foods delicious and nutritious. It has now grown to also include my love of running and fitness, journey to self love, and everything in between.
My day to day life doesn’t usually include tree poses in Paris. 😉
I have been a semi-vegetarian for almost 10 years, and .The majority of my eats are plant-based, but I do not follow a set “diet” or limit myself from particular foods. (Chocolate and ice cream were meant to be eaten!), but rather try to nourish my body with good food most of the time.
I love to get creative in the kitchen and experiment with new ingredients and flavor combinations that leaves people with culinary curiosity, and inspires an exploration on a new food adventure. Most of the recipes on Sinful Nutrition can be modified to any diet, and I try to include these changes in the recipes so that every one can enjoy. I want to inspire you fine folks to think out of the box (especially those processed food boxes 😉 ) and get creative! Following a budget sometimes requires some creativity, but can also inspire some of the best dishes and recipes around.
I try to live a healthy lifestyle, which doesn’t mean a salad for every meal and sweating it out at the gym for multiple hours every day. I want to enjoy life, food, and new experiences which include double fudge peanut butter swirl ice cream brownie sundaes and lazy Sunday movie marathons, along with kale salads and green smoothies.
Sinful Nutrition is meant to show that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be as leafy green and bran coated as you think, but rather a balance between eating good, feeling good, and enjoying the opportunities life presents to you everyday.
As I said, my name’s Emily. I am originally from southern New Hampshire, but have spent a year living in Alabama, traveled to France, and love any and every opportunity to travel and explore a new city, especially by foot or by food.
Even though I live and breathe nutrition, I too have struggled with my weight and body image. I was always a bit chubby as a kid, until I got to high school and more into eating healthy and exercising. And then college came. Many hot fudge sundae pop-tarts, alcohol, and ice creams later, I had gained the “freshman 15” which in my case was 20.
I went back and forth with my weight for years, going to unhealthy measures to lose weight, only to gain it back again.
I battled a fight between loving the way I looked, to loving the way I lived. Being thin came with obsession with food and fitness, and otherwise mistreating my body.
Now that I’ve reached a point where weight loss becomes a struggle, I am focusing more on what I love about myself today, rather than losing a few pounds, or trying looking a certain way. Would I like to be a few pounds lighter? Yes. But ultimately, if I’m healthy, those last 5 pounds won’t mean squat. What matters is enjoying life, respecting your body, and laughing along for the entire ride.
Life is about the journey, and that journey of mine has included its ups and downs,bull rides, and butterycroissants. And lots of great people who have supported me throughout.
What does that mean? No, that doesn’t mean break the law, skip school, or eat a pint of ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every day. Staying Sinful means following the idea that Sinful Nutrition was built off of. This includes following a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying the many joys of life, a lot of which involve food (at least for me!) Enjoy life, and treat your body well. It’s the only one you have. If you eat healthy, you’ll feel healthy, and be healthy! Be the person you want to be and enjoy it. Stay Sinful, my friends!
Send me some love anytime for recipes, ideas, or just to chat!
Disclaimer: As always, consult your physician before beginning any fitness or nutrition program. The information I provide on this site is not meant to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any illness or disease. The information provided is for general and educational purposes only and includes the opinions and views of the author and should not be substituted for medical advice given by your physician.
Sinful Nutrition is a for-profit blog, meaning that I occasionally work with brands who compensate me for my time. All products or services that I endorse or review are products or services that I would use even without being paid, and my opinions are my own.
I also occasionally use affiliate links, which give me a small commission if you purchase one of the products or services I talk about in my posts. This in no way affects the price that you pay for the product or service in question.
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If you would like to use photos for something other than sharing one of my recipes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss.