If you love good food, hate diets, want to feel strong, healthy and learn more about your body, you’ve come to the right place.

In case we haven’t met, I’m Laura and I look forward to celebrating what I love with you on this blog. Full disclosure: I’m not a nutritionist, dietitian or personal trainer—but I do have a passion for the power of real food, striving to improve myself mentally and physically, challenging conventional wisdom. Through my own research (and putting it into practice), I’ve gone from a decade of yo-yo dieting and misinformation to a lifestyle that enables me to take ownership of my health, and I hope I can empower you to do the same! I aim to share ideas and information that are effective as they are gimmick-free—to put it simply, REAL.

Real Food

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” – Anne Wigmore

While I don’t subscribe to one single nutritional philosophy, real food best captures what everything will have in common. This means:

  • it’s usually in its simplest, whole form
  • it’s compatible with our biology
  • it’s nutrient-dense
  • it tastes good
  • eating it makes you feel good
  • it’s simple, practical and uncomplicated for real people to make

You can read more about this philosophy in my post, Real Food Fundamentals.

Real Sweat

…Not that there’s such thing as fake sweat, to be clear 🙂 But when it comes to physical activity, I think exercise should:

  • be used strategically to boost health
  • be sustainable, realistic and fit within your lifestyle
  • have functional benefits beyond aesthetics
  • make you feel good: like a badass, relieved of stress and/or empowered
  • be fun, never a chore

You can learn more about my exercise philosophy in my post, Real Sweat: Lifting, Sprinting & Leisure.

Real Life

I’m not someone trying to sell you something; I’m someone sharing my views and real life experiences with a focus on sustainable lifestyle choices that anyone can make. We have the tools to improve our  lives and wellbeing at our fingertips, but it’s our individual responsibility to put them into practice by learning about our bodies and taking ownership of our health. With that, thanks for stopping by and happy perusing—I hope you find what’s here interesting and useful! For more day-to-day photos, musings and more, follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

The information contained on this blog is not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist, personal trainer, doctor or other health professional. Read the full disclaimer for more information.