About Me

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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.

About Me

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 buttery croissants. And lots of great people who have supported me throughout.

Stay Sinful

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!


Email: sinfulnutrition@gmail.com



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.

Photo Request and Recipe Sharing Policy

All of the content, including recipes, images, and photographs, published on Sinful Nutrition is property of Sinful Nutrition (Emily Cooper). If you would like to share a recipe or photo on your website, you may share a photo and LINK BACK to the original recipe, giving Sinful Nutrition full credit. Please do not copy and paste the original recipe onto your website.

If you would like to use photos for something other than sharing one of my recipes, please email me at sinfulnutrition@gmail.com so we can discuss.

23 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Emily,

    Great blog you’ve got here, with some seriously amazing looking recipes!
    can’t wait to whip some up in the kitchen 🙂

    I’m just about to change courses at uni to study nutrition and dietetics after realizing it was my true passion!
    can’t wait to be a registered dietician, and share the love of good, healthy food, and creating it, with others; as you probably do too!

    Keep up the fab blog, looking forward to following your foodie adventures 🙂


    • Hi Kloe!
      Thanks for finding me all the way in Australia! It’s always nice to hear from someone interested in nutrition as well. Any idea what field you want to go in to? I’m planning on doing child nutrition/foodservice management which is a rare breed in the dietetic world! Haha. Can’t wait to check out your blog as well..as if the title wasn’t intriguing enough ; )

      • Id love to either do sports nutrition and work with athletes, or those struggling with eating disorders 🙂 so many options though!
        child nutrition and food service management would be fantastic too

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  3. Hey Emily!

    I just wanted to say that I recently found your blog and LOVE the ideas you stand for. Sometimes people try to be perfect with their fitness and it ends up making them somewhat unhappy and stressed out. Plus, it hardly ever lasts long because it’s so hard on them. But moderation is really the key, because everyone can be happy with brownie sundaes(: It’s really nice to find a blog that emphasizes the importance of a balanced lifestyle. I’ve just been introduced into the whole “blogosphere”, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on you blog!

    • Thanks so much Rachel! It means a lot to find someone who appreciates what I believe in, and write about. I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog as well, and can’t wait to see what you have to offer : )

  4. I am nominating you for a Liebster Award. Technically it’s for blogs with fewer than 200 followers. I’ve been eating paleo for about three months so some of these recipes will definatley be part of my cheat days! If you choose to accept there are some procedures you need to follow.
    1. Post 11 facts about yourself
    2. Answer 11 questions that I came up with (link to questions below)
    3. Nominate 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers and ask then 11 questions.

    • Thanks Evan! I appreciate the nomination, and for finding my blog. I will be posting my answers next Friday, so be on the lookout for it! I look forward to checking out your blog as well. : )

  5. Hey Emily,

    Like you, I am a New Hampshire-ite as well and love to be healthy. I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now and I have to say I quite enjoy reading it! I’m not much of a blog reader myself but I do really like yours! Also, I love that you have a deep deep, borderline obsession, with peanut butter. It lets me know there there is someone else out there like me. Especially a spoonful, or 5, of Avalanche Vermont Peanut Butter Co. peanut butter.
    Just letting you know that your blog is awesome and I think it’s a great read!

    • Hi Ben!
      Thanks for your kind words, I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the blog. Yes, I’m pretty sure if they had PB Anonymous I would be a member. At least it is a nutritious addiction, right?!

  6. I just discovered your blog and I have to say I will be dropping by more often! I love your outlook and the posts I have read are great. I love your sense of humour and some of the observations you make. It was great to read about how you got to this point.

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