Hi! I’m Ella! I’m a psychology student and a scientific researcher living in sunny Los Angeles. Essentially, I’m a theater nerd who fell in love with science. I spent my teen years performing and memorizing entire songbooks, until science became my passion. Yeah - huge nerd, I know.
I initially started learning about nutrition as a function of need - I was a chubby pre-teen. I used what I learned to help me lose the weight that was holding me down. Unfortunately, I did it the fast and dirty way. But, as an avid baker with a passion for food (I even considered culinary school!), I wasn’t willing to banish food groups from my life altogether, post weight-loss. So, I had to find a way to eat what I wanted and stay healthy at the same time.
As a theater nerd, my workout was running across the stage. Now, I work part-time at a swanky gym where I have access to all the hippest exercise styles when they’re newly minted! I spend my kitchen time cooking healthy meals that still feel indulgent, but I’m always on the lookout for a new restaurant to try. I’ve certainly had ups and downs in the quest to live well but, over the years, a combination of good eating habits, engaging exercise, and positive thinking have allowed me to find my healthy balance. For more Ella, check out her tumblr, wantmoreplease.