20-Something wellness is about being as well and healthy as possible while still enjoying 20-Something life. 20-Something wellness believes in eating organic and foods in the most natural and unprocessed forms possible. But it also believes in mimosas at brunch on Saturdays. While some regard this as a “cheat meal” they are usually referring to a singular drink or one slice of pizza. But we are 20-Somethings. We go to beer gardens and friend’s bbqs on summer Saturdays. 20-Something wellness isn’t about perfection, nor does it strive to be. So relax, you don’t have to torment yourself because you mistakenly ate a cashew as a nut vs. a legume on your Whole30 diet (trust me, been there). It’s about balance. It’s about feeling as good as possible, while still being able to enjoy time out with friends. It’s about wellness that is practical because who the hell has time (or honestly wants to spend it) to soak beans for 3 days to maintain a raw food diet? Or wants to cook recipes that require the purchase of 10+ ingredients (most of which I will probably never use again)?
20 something wellness isn’t just going to place restrictions, but also help share solutions. Because we are 20-Something’s and don’t all (except me) want to spend our time researching this. For example, a lot of us know that the types of makeup or cleaning supplies we are using have high toxicity levels, but what the hell is safe to use?
I’m not a nutrition expert. I am not a yoga instructor. I’m a management consultant who’s health and nutrition obsessed. I am a marathoner. I am a former varsity athlete. I am a 20-Something.
I really got interested in nutrition after college. A vacation to Europe inspired me to start cooking my meals from scratch and start eating real food. I spend most of my free time reading nutrition books and listening to nutrition and wellness podcasts. I also love cooking. I’m one of those people who loves farmers market and legit gets excited grocery shopping at Whole Foods.
I wanted to start this blog to share some of my learnings during my own health journey. There is so much information out there and so many food products, eating healthy can be completely confusing. I want to share some of the ways I’ve found to maintain as healthy of a lifestyle that I can while constantly traveling for work and still going out with friends. Hopefully this will help make someone else’s health journey a little bit easier.