Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How tall am I?

I am 5'4". I am just tall enough that I can get the 'regular' jean length!

What did you study in school?

In undergrad, I studied Business Administration & International Business. In business school, I obtained my Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resource Management. 

What do you do for a living?

I work in corporate human resources (HR) in the luxury fashion industry!

Where do you shop?

I primarily shop at affordable online boutiques! Find my favorite stores on my blog. I wrote a post titled My Sweat Files Simple Style or all brands I love are tagged on my Insta feed.

What do you do for exercise?

I am almost always following a fitness program and take fitness classes around NYC (SoulCycle, reformer pilates, yoga). More than anything, I try to listen to my body each morning and do what feels good on that given day.

What is your diet like?

I eat gluten free, always, but otherwise, I probably eat just like any normal health-conscious person. For the most part, just like anything along my wellness journey, I stick to the specific carb diet (SCD) and low residue for my Crohn's and Celiac. Otherwise, I try to eat balanced, portion-controlled meals focusing on lean proteins, veggies (cooked, though I love salads), and healthy carbs. I also am addicted to nut butters so there's that.

What is your favorite meal of the day?

I love food. I used to always say breakfast but now I'm thinking it's dinner. I live for pasta, any salmon dish, pizza, cheese, wine time... or just wining and dining. Check out my Restaurants tab for recommendations!

Do you follow a nutrition plan/program?

Not particularly. I practice portion control and loosely track my macro nutrients but I've been eating like this for years and it's what works best for me. I've seen a nutritionist, used a health coach, and did health coaching for awhile, but I rather focus on conscious consumption that makes me feel good. 

What is life like with Crohn's Disease?

It's quite the journey and growing up with autoimmune diseases hasn't been easy. Crohn's itself is very unpredictable. I do my best to keep a positive mindset every day and to also listen to my body. I give myself grace and permission to rest and also try to always surround myself with people who make my heart explode. Life's just too short, as I've learned through my illnesses. 
 

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