Hi! My name is Constance, Connie for short, and I'm so excited to share my tips, tricks, and recipes on living an active life style fueled by whole foods. I am certified Group Fitness Instructor with an AFAA certification and I graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science. I am now a Masters student at California State University Los Angeles studying Nutritional Science and I am also in the Coordinated Dietetic Program. Upon completion, I hope to pursue my passion in becoming a Registered Dietitian.
My love for nutritious food came in my young teenage years when all the girls were figuring out the ins and outs of dieting, makeup, and perfection. I not only became interested but I became an expert on calories, exercise, and minimizing my caloric intake. Fast forward a year and a half of being far too thin and I finally decided it was time for a change. With my supportive family and amazing nutritionists and dietitians I became inspired to get healthy. They showed me the power of food and how it can help us live our best lives and from then on I wanted nothing more than to help people like they helped me.
It took me a while to find out how to actually become a dietitian, hence my round about route with getting my BS first then MS, but I wouldn't have it any other way (it actually worked out exactly perfectly but I had no idea at the time). In leaving sunny Southern California I have learned so many valuable lessons while in Chicago that have given me confidence in my future career and have grown to call Chicago my second home with a sorority, family, and friends to experience it with me. Now that I'm back in LA I must say that both places have huge chunks of my heart and will forever!
I hope you enjoy reading about life and its messiness and its greatness along side delicious food. I'm no recipe goddess but I will sure tell you which ones I think are good and which ones are straight forward enough for me to fit into my busy life. I truly believe that food is better when shared among family and friends and that it can be the preventative medicine that we need in our lives.
Welcome to constancelyeating I can't wait to share!