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!

Hey there!


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



Pizza is great. But something’s are even better. Be willing to find that out.



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 who you are. Be someone everyone can admire.

find balance


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.

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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.