Welcome to the Fit Foodie Files!
I’m Rachel, a 23-year-old living in the Boston area and loving it! I am very passionate about all-around healthy living, so I strive to stay fit and active, cook healthy meals, and do what makes me happy. I am currently the Director of Growth and a staff writer at The Fitness U. I also teach group fitness classes through Medifit at the Converse Headquarters in downtown Boston.
I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years and have since become more and more interested in healthy eating and cooking. While I became vegetarian for ethical reasons, I later learned that a plant-based diet can be very beneficial for your health as well. Upon learning even more about the ethical and environmental impacts of eating animal products, I became vegan in May 2015. If you are interested in learning more, I suggest checking out the documentaries Food Inc., Forks Over Knives, or Vegucated.
On this blog, I strive to cook and share recipes that are both healthy and delicious. It’s important to me to demonstrate that eating healthy vegetarian or vegan food does not mean sacrificing taste. The best thing that you can do for your health is to increase the amount of plant-based food you eat, whether or not that involves giving up meat or dairy.
I have also been interested in fitness for about 10 years. My interests have only widened and my passion grown over the years. I currently hold the ACE Personal Training & Group Fitness Certifications and am CPR/AED certified. I love to run, practice yoga, strength train, and dance. I ran a half marathon in 2014 and plan to run it again in 2015 (perhaps along with a full marathon…)
I also love to sing (a cappella especially), arrange music, drink craft beer, watch Netflix shows, and explore the awesome restaurant and bar scene in Boston.
I hope you enjoy my blog! Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments!