how i got here.

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Hi, I’m Gabby!  I started Live,Laugh,YUM! almost 4 years ago and I couldn’t be more proud of what it’s become.  While cooking and testing recipes, I love doing Pure Barre. Both have become such important things in my life and they have become two distinct things that have defined me as a person.

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I have my Master of Science Degree in Nutrition with a concentration in Obesity and Nutritional Health from Northeastern University.  I took all of my classes online while I worked at the same time, and of course cooked!  But the real reason that I got interested in nutrition is because I used to have an eating disorder in my undergraduate years.  I would not eat enough for my body’s needs, and therefore I lost too much weight and looked way too thin.  As time passed, I became more into eating healthy rather than not eating at all.  Now, almost 8 years later, I nourish and fuel my body.  I don’t think about how many calories I’m eating, I’m thinking more about the nutrients in my food.  I think about being healthy and strong, not skinny!

I hope to pass along these messages through my posts on my blog.  I want everyone to know that eating healthy doesn’t necessarily have to be super time consuming or hard for that matter.  It can be fun and delicious!  Live a healthier life, don’t diet, and indulge once in a while.

 

23 comments

  1. you’re beautiful and so inspirational. I am very proud to call you my best friend. keep on doing what you’re doing. ❤

  2. gabbbbbbb, girl you got it going on lol! im so proud of you and i def. creep on this site multiple times a week, just because i look forward to seeing all the new recipes! keep up the great work ❤ love you girllll!

    1. you areee AMAZING!! i promise i will do this when i have a big window of time. you inspire me so much, you really do!!! keep it up 🙂

  3. You are brave and brilliant for being able to tell your back story. I guess many of us have a path behind us, but don’t ever share with the world – that takes a strong girl. Well done x

  4. Gabbster, I love your blog and check it for recipes. I think the way you write about your story is inspirational and heart warming. I’m honored to have swam and did spin class with you. Keep up the good work old friend. Spread your story!

  5. Thank you for sharing all this. I am beginning a journey to get healthier myself. Since i have a teenage daughter I know the pressure on young women today. You are truly an inspiration. I feel like your journey has just begun many good things to come

  6. Gabrielle,
    That was inspirational for all young women to read. I had an eating disorder for years. I find your honesty a gift to others.
    Keep being strong & healthy!

  7. Hi Gabrielle,
    Okay, so I’m kind of in your place of managing and having an eating disorder during school. I eat lot at once (dinner) an have trouble throughout the day. How did you start incorporating meals and do you have any recommendations for meals? I think you said you eat oatmeal for breakfast? I love Quest bars too, I recently stopped eating them because I thought I was using them too much as a food and wanted to try to eat real ‘foods’ more but will probably buy them again as my grad program starts soon and it’s difficult when you’re not at home all day.
    Thanks for your blog ❤
    Jackie

  8. Hi Gabby! You may remember meeting me at pure barre awhile ago! I follow you on Instagram, and you probably know me as glowholistically. I wanted to know if you would be interested in meeting for coffee/tea sometime to talk about health! I’m interested in furthering my education & was thinking about a masters in nutrition and I would love to get your insight on it. Feel free to email me at glowholistically@gmail.com thanks!!

  9. Hi Gabby,
    I like your story & site. Katie Behrend (who I love) suggested I reach out to you. Call (856-419-3235) or email anytime. I look forward to speaking & possibly working together,
    Cindy

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