Have your attempts at healthy eating sounded a little something like this?
“Woke up late - still tired, Ran out the door so no breakfast. Meetings all day – literally couldn’t focus I was so hungry. Finally got to run downstairs to grab food – wettest sandwich EVER for like $7 – gross, waste of money. At work till 7 working on new project calculator – not gonna lie, did an awesome job. ;) No time to cook, too tired to think of something so sushi delivery - $20, took forever!”
Then you and I probably have the same Patronus… and it’s always hungry. This is an actual food diary entry of mine, circa 2011. So, I totally get you, my friend:
- You can’t bear the idea of dieting - because food.is.life - but you also just can’t keep doing what you’re doing without a few consequences.
- You don’t have the time to meal prep, but you know if you don’t get organized, you’ll never be able to make any headway.
- You believe in self-love and self-care but 3 hours at the gym everyday just isn’t something you can fit in right now, and you’re sick of feeling bad about it.
The great news is - you're here now and I have some ideas that will totally work for you!
I’m Liz Russell, a certified nutrition counselor and owner of to eat + to love!
A couple years ago, I was totally focused on the hustle around a consulting career. And I was FEELING IT! After a few years of work, travel, and a busy social life, my once-young body was showing all of the signs of burn out, my sleep was all whacky, and my energy was at an all-time low. I had to figure out a way to get healthier - but I couldn’t just quit my job and run to the most expensive wellness retreat.
I had to find a way to make healthy work for my busy life, and now I’m sharing that with women just like me! The busy careerist. The stay-at-home mom. The “I-just-need-2-more-hands-and-an-extra-hour” goal setter. Because we can’t all be #gymrats or #mealpreppers, but with a little bit of planning - we don’t need to be!!
My Core Values
BE ADVENTUROUS & GROW
Pizza is great. But something’s are even better. Be willing to find that out.
LOVE LIFE & LOVE FOOD
Our bodies allow us to do amazing things in this world. Life is too short to view your body or food as an enemy.
BE AUTHENTIC & INSPIRE RESPECT
Be who you are. Be someone everyone can admire.
LOOK FOR BALANCE, NOT PERFECTION
Great is technically better than good. But dude - good is still good! Be reasonable with yourself!
Busy and healthy CAN mix!
to eat + to love provides an authentic, supportive, and inclusive nutrition experience through camaraderie, honest dialogue, and easy-to-implement solutions. Whether you’re just starting to eat healthy, or have being vegan all figured out, to eat + to love focuses on making healthy eating fit with your busy life through planning pushes, helpful tips, and easy tricks.
Just for Fun
Some fun facts about me and my life!
I have a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management.
I love Harry Potter and am planning a Harry Potter-themed b-day for my 30th!
My three life goals are to hike the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, travel the US in a van converted into a camper, and visit Machu Picchu.
I’m a chicken mom! Even though we live in a pretty suburban area, we’ve managed to keep a small coop for all of our egg-eating needs.